Kevin Gregg AL Saves Leader

Bullpen BrianCorrespondent IMay 23, 2010

Former Cub Kevin Gregg leads the American League in saves (12).

After his crash-and-burn season in Chicago, Gregg’s converted 12/14 save opportunities…posted an ERA below 2.00 for most of the season…and has a solid 22:7 K:BB ratio.

Maybe all Kevin needed was the change of scenery…the obscurity of closing in Toronto, the withdrawal from a pressure-cooker like Chicago?

But despite his early success, it’s hard to imagine Gregg keeps pace given his past…the league-leader in blown saves in 2008 (9)…and seven more the following season on the North Side.

Never appeared the Cubs made a mistake by letting Gregg walk…his $4M contract far exceeded his production…and Angle Guzman was primed to setup Marmol anyway.

Funny how things work out, though…Guzman’s career is in jeopardy and Bob Howry is back in a Cubs uniform. Ouch & ouch!

It’s 20/20 vision looking back…but how better off would Chicago be had they kept Gregg one more year… just as the right-handed setup man they so desperately need? That, of course, we’ll never know!

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