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Marmol's Chicago days numbered, Tigers interested

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08:00 AM ET 03.06 | The clock may be ticking on Chicago Cubs closer Carlos Marmol. [Marmol] will most likely be pitching for another team before Opening Day. Several teams, including the Detroit Tigers, are taking a hard look at the reliever, according to league sources, with the regular season just three weeks away. ... Marmol will earn close to $10 million this season and can opt for free agency in November. Marmol can veto a deal to four West Coast clubs, but a source said Marmol would most likely waive that clause knowing he would be traded to a contender. Although the Cubs have no pressure on them to move Marmol, it appears they would not hesitate to deal him for young pitching.

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March 6, 2013  08:44 AM ET

"Ball Four. Ball Eight. Low, and Marmol has walked the bases loaded on twelve straight pitches. Geez, how can guys lay off pitches that close?"

March 6, 2013  09:01 AM ET

porcello in exchange for marmol,,straight like that??the cubs would need to add starling castro!!

March 6, 2013  09:04 AM ET

the Cubs wouldn't hesitate to move Marmol for a young pitcher?meaning Porcello??
To be able to make this move,the cubs would have to include STARLING CASTRO, plain and simple!!!

March 6, 2013  09:05 AM ET
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the Cubs wouldn't hesitate to move Marmol for a young pitcher?meaning Porcello??To be able to make this move,the cubs would have to include STARLING CASTRO, plain and simple!!!

That's neither plain nor simple.

March 6, 2013  09:07 AM ET

I'm going to go ahead and assume this was written a few years ago. Must have been a misprint today

March 6, 2013  11:36 AM ET
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That's neither plain nor simple.

Yes, but your reply was witty and succinct.

March 6, 2013  12:18 PM ET

Marmol's problems have always been in his head. When's he's on, he's unhittable. When he isn't concentrating, he's walking everyone.

March 6, 2013  01:45 PM ET

How exactly is Marmol an upgrade over last season's Valverde?

March 6, 2013  02:22 PM ET
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"Ball Four. Ball Eight. Low, and Marmol has walked the bases loaded on twelve straight pitches. Geez, how can guys lay off pitches that close?"

LOL. Great line......

March 6, 2013  02:27 PM ET

I doubt the Cubbies could get much for Marmol. Just some salary relief and a class A prospect or two. I think Marmol's biggest problem is overthrowing the ball which really hurts his control. Maybe a good pitching coach could help him but I doubt he can become a reliable above average closer.

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March 6, 2013  02:54 PM ET
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what Edwin replied I am in shock that some one able to profit $4739 in four weeks on the internet. did you see this site link http://JUMP30.COM

Edwin replied. "That's nothing. The Cubs gave me four years and 52 million just for taking up some space in the rotation".

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March 6, 2013  03:55 PM ET

Holy Cow! Carlos Mammal has just walked in another run. Boy oh boy. Carlos spelled backward is SOLRAC. Nothing quenches thirst like Budweiser when Carlos walks in another run. Holy Cow!

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March 6, 2013  05:24 PM ET

He is the only exciting thing about the Cubs in the ninth inning, will he or will he not throw strikes.

March 6, 2013  06:14 PM ET
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Carlos Marmol is on peds.

Just like Robinson Cano.

March 6, 2013  07:26 PM ET
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I doubt the Cubbies could get much for Marmol. Just some salary relief and a class A prospect or two. I think Marmol's biggest problem is overthrowing the ball which really hurts his control. Maybe a good pitching coach could help him but I doubt he can become a reliable above average closer.

Ja hey der, watch out kiddies, he's out on parole!

 
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