Marmol Out as Cubs Closer, Fujikawa In

The writing has been on the wall for sometime, today Sveum made it official, Marmol is out as Cubs closer.  Kyuji Fujikawa who has previous closing experience (11 years in Japan) will take over.  Kyuji had a rough go of it last night as well but overall has been better than Marmol with his command.  I really thought Sveum would go to Russell or Camp right now and let Fuji settle into the set up role before moving him to closer.  I think removing Marmol from the equation is the right move, the Cubs need him to be successful and the ninth inning is not the place for a hope and a prayer, hopefully he turns it around.

Thanks for reading,
– George

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