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First Kevin Gregg lost it on the mound. Then he vented his frustrations to the media. That may have earned him his walking papers.
Gregg (2-5) took the loss after allowing four runs in the ninth as the Atlanta Braves defeated the Chicago Cubs 9-5 Friday.
After the game, Gregg unloaded to the media about his dissatisfaction over apparently losing his closer's role to reliever Pedro Strop.
''With what I've done this year and the things I've accomplished, for an organization to come out and say, `Hey, we're going to go in another direction,''' an unusually heated Gregg said. ''A little professional courtesy would've been nice.''
After Cubs President Theo Epstein was made aware of Gregg's comments, he talked to Gregg and then the media to clarify what turned out to be a bit of a miscommunication between Gregg and manager Dale Sveum.
''Apparently Kevin misunderstood Dale and thought he'd had his job permanently ...
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Following Friday’s loss to the Atlanta Braves, Kevin Gregg voiced his displeasure with being taken out of the closer’s role for the Chicago Cubs. Theo Epstein upset with Kevin Gregg for voicing complaints to media…will sleep on it but is considering releasing him… — Jesse Rogers (@ESPNChiCubs) September 20, 2013 Theo responds to Gregg: “He ran to the media. That was...
Chicago Cubs GM Theo Epstein is considering releasing Kevin Gregg in response to the relief pitcher’s comments to the media after Friday’s game. Gregg took the loss after allowing four runs in a 9-5 defeat to the Atlanta Braves at Wrigley Field. After the game, Gregg complained to the media that the Cubs had told […]
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