Kevin Gregg Narrowing Choices

TUESDAY, 8:16am: Juan C. Rodriguez of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel offers a different take – he says not to look for a Gregg-Marlins reunion.  Instead, the righty is close to signing with the Rockies or Blue Jays.  According to this tweet from Yahoo's Tim Brown, the Padres are also in the mix.

MONDAY, 9:26pm: According to Troy Renck of the Denver Post, Kevin Gregg has narrowed his choices down to the Rockies and Marlins.

"I am not overly optimistic, but we have a chance," Rockies general manager Dan O'Dowd told Renck Monday. "Our job would be as a setup guy."  For Gregg, the chance to be second in line to Huston Street isn't as promising as the chance to be behind Leo Nunez, Renck figures.  After signing Melvin Mora, the Rockies had about $2MM to offer for Gregg.

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  1. Nicolas_C 5 years ago

    Hey Rockies fans, if you guys do in fact sign Gregg, expect to see some balls fly out of the ballpark. Many balls.

  2. FishFan03 5 years ago

    Please choose the Rockies… don’t know what I would do if I see this guy throw away more games for us

  3. Do the right thing, Kevin – choose the Rockies.

  4. bballrox4717 5 years ago

    To be completely honest, I would like love the idea of a Gregg acquisition, Apodaca does great with pitchers who own strikeout quality stuff and little control (Jimenez, De la Rosa are recent examples). He was also able to fix Street who had issues in his mechanics before he pitched in Colorado, whose problem was the home run. I think Gregg could succeed in Colorado, but I just don’t like the deal because it would almost certainly mean Matt Daley’s demotion to Triple A, and Daley is the superior pitcher to Gregg right now and costs the league minimum. If a deal could work involving demoting a guy like Flores or Belisle instead of Daley, I would be really happy with getting Gregg, but not at Daley’s cost to the MLB roster.

  5. UnfriendlyConfine 5 years ago

    My God, what the hell was Jim Hendry thinking. He essentially let Kerry Wood go to sign Gregg, and then the guy loses his job to the erratic Marmol. What a waste…

  6. NYBravosFan10 5 years ago

    this decision is like a booger choosing which nostril it wants to be in. Either way you go it’s still a booger.

  7. skoods 5 years ago


  8. kevinhua 5 years ago

    i dont think humidor can help this guy

  9. Can you imagine Gregg in a Rockies uniform and facing Pujols, Dunn, Manny, Braun ect. and he throws one of his 95 MPH fastballs down the middle of the plate and see the ball fly out of Coors Field and into the Rocky Mountains. I hope he signs with the Rockies just so the Cubs have a better chance getting in the playoffs. Plus, I wouldn’t mind seeing Aramis Ramirez, D-Lee or Soriano nailing one out against one of the worst trades in recent Cubs history.

    • start_wearing_purple 5 years ago

      Well he’s not exactly making the record books for any great accomplishment… maybe Gregg’s trying to get in as the pitcher he threw to the guy who hit the longest home run of all time?

  10. dizzle4 5 years ago

    Tim Brown’s Twitter lists the Jays as in on Gregg as well, for what it’s worth.

  11. ld303 5 years ago

    I’m laughing at all the Cubs fans on here who are all bent out of shape about Gregg… just like you’re all bent out of shape about Milton Bradley. Both are going to have successful seasons in 2010. The problem isn’t the players, the problem is your crappy coaching staff and idiotic fans. If the Rockies sign Gregg and use him in high leverage situations, he’ll be effective and valuable because Apodaca will fix him just like he’s fixed de la Rosa, Marquis (Hey Cubs fans, remember how awful he was going to be for the Rockies? Oops!), and countless bullpen guys. I’d rather see Daley in there, but whatever, the pen is going to be great again this year either way.

    • ugen64 5 years ago

      agreed. Gregg is a career 4.00 FIP reliever with decent stuff and decent control. he’s only a closer for a bottom-tier team, but he’d make a solid setup man for pretty much any team.

      • breakz 5 years ago

        Wait a sec, his last three seasons he’s posted 4.3, 4.8, and 3.9 BB/9. That’s decent control?

        If you’re a decent team with playoff aspirations, would you feel comfortable giving Kevin Gregg the ball in the 8th inning of the NLDS?

  12. Jntg4 5 years ago

    He blew 7 saves last year. Had he not been a Cubs, that means the Cubs could have won up to 90 games just by him not being there.

    • rayking 5 years ago

      So you assume some mystery reliever replacing him would have zero blown saves. LOGIC FAIL.

      • Jntg4 5 years ago

        I said they could have won up to 90. I didn’t look at which ones they won though, so it would have been up to 88.

        Key Words: UP TO

    • ld303 5 years ago

      The Cubs won two of the games in which he blew a save.

  13. briantalletsmoustache 5 years ago

    Blue Jays? Really? Because that makes all sorts of sense.

    • S8P7W 5 years ago

      This could be tied to a Jason Frasor trade.

      • briantalletsmoustache 5 years ago

        Fair. But even then, you’d think that Gregg would be too expensive and/or the Jays have other arms to put in there.

        • S8P7W 5 years ago

          That’s what I was thinking too. Overpaying for an average reliever is not something AA should start doing.

          • rpriske 5 years ago

            Well that’s the rub, no?

            I think Gregg could be a good addition to the mix in the Jays bullpen, as long as he is paid only what he is worth, and not what he thinks he is worth.

            Sign him, invite him to ST, and let him compete for the closer job. It isn’t like anyone the Jays have is a mortal lock.

          • briantalletsmoustache 5 years ago

            I agree, but the article above has the Rockies offering ~$2 million and I just can’t see AA going that high.

  14. bweave 5 years ago

    When we see “Kevin Gregg narrowing choices” in the headline, we know we have an aweful remaining free agent class of relievers. This man is lucky to have any one want him as a reliever after what he showed with the cubs. Keep him in the NL. My Cards will be glad to embarass him.

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