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07:07 AM ET 07.02 | The beginning of the sell-off may be underway in Chicago. [The Cubs] are closing in on a trade that would send Carlos Marmol to the Los Angeles Dodgers, according to two sources. Marmol was designated for assignment on June 25, giving the Cubs a 10-day period to trade him or give him his unconditional release. He has a limited no-trade clause with six teams he could block, including the Dodgers. It's unknown which player or players the Dodgers would send to Chicago. Marmol is owed more than $5 million on his $9.8 million for this season, and another source said the Dodgers will absorb some of the money owed. He's ending a three-year, $21 million contract with the Cubs, who are the only team he's played for in the majors.

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July 2, 2013  08:57 AM ET

Never been that impressed with him as a closer. O.K. for middle relief.... otherwise - not impressed.

July 2, 2013  08:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Change of scenery may do this dude some favors...

I don't know, if you can't play for the Cubs you may not be able to play for anybody................does any other team have a more doting press or tolerant fans? I think not.

July 2, 2013  09:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I don't know, if you can't play for the Cubs you may not be able to play for anybody................does any other team have a more doting press or tolerant fans? I think not.

<nods in agreement......>

July 2, 2013  09:28 AM ET

Shaking my head on this one... Dodgers bull pen is still a mess and they are acquiring a guy who is already a mess... Sounds more like adding gasoline to a fire...

July 2, 2013  09:53 AM ET

I don't think you consider a "sell-off" when it's Carlos Marmol.

July 2, 2013  10:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Change of scenery may do this dude some favors...

Yeah that's what Epstein told the Dodgers GM. Told em don't let this incredible deal pass you by.

July 2, 2013  10:27 AM ET

Why would dodgers trade for Marmol He has been designated for assignment . wait for him to be a free agent then the Dodgers or any other team could sign him on the cheap. Marmol is a mstery. some games he can't find the plate. Other games he is unhittable. He seems to be more effective when he has his slider working. Is Marmol the Dodgers best option?

July 2, 2013  10:30 AM ET

Typical Colletti , Lets continue to throw **** on the wall to see if something sticks !!! Thank goodness the Nolasco rumors have faded, We literally gave away Harang ate his salary and He is a better pitcher than Nolasco and his career 5.00 ERA

July 2, 2013  11:54 AM ET

I have to wonder if the right pitching coach could fix Marmol's delivery. It's obvious that he is over throwing the ball by the way he flings himself off the mound on so many of his pitches.
No wonder why is has control problems and is so inconsistent. I really doubt the Cubbies will get much salary relief or a decent prospect for Carlos.

July 2, 2013  12:39 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

I have to wonder if the right pitching coach could fix Marmol's delivery. It's obvious that he is over throwing the ball by the way he flings himself off the mound on so many of his pitches.No wonder why is has control problems and is so inconsistent. I really doubt the Cubbies will get much salary relief or a decent prospect for Carlos.

Not so sure.. Even when he was the closer for them, you were never sure what you would get when he walked to the mound.. he was just as likely to strike out the side or walk the bases loaded...

July 2, 2013  01:24 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I don't know, if you can't play for the Cubs you may not be able to play for anybody................does any other team have a more doting press or tolerant fans? I think not.

The Phils should grab him...

I'm sure the Philly Fans will make him feel welcome :-)

July 2, 2013  01:58 PM ET

IF the Dodgers are giving up Guerrier or League, it makes sense with pitchers have poor year hoping to do better otherwise. If Ned gives up prospects, one more reason worst GM in league.

July 2, 2013  03:56 PM ET
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IF the Dodgers are giving up Guerrier or League, it makes sense with pitchers have poor year hoping to do better otherwise. If Ned gives up prospects, one more reason worst GM in league.

Trade was made... Marmol for Guerrier and some cash considerations... basically each team dumping a reliever that they lost confidence in... so not real downside for either...

July 2, 2013  08:45 PM ET

No more looking at Marmol's stupid blank and clueless expressions after blowing saves. See Ya

July 2, 2013  08:50 PM ET
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Not so sure.. Even when he was the closer for them, you were never sure what you would get when he walked to the mound.. he was just as likely to strike out the side or walk the bases loaded...

In my opinion, the reason Marmol is so inconsistent is because he over throws the ball when his confidence is low. Fix that and he will walk less batters and be a far better pitcher.

 
July 4, 2013  02:24 AM ET

I see the Dodgers have already put marmol on waivers so they could send him to minors or trade him. The dodgers apparently just figured out why the Cubs Dfa Narmol.

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