Call me crazy, but as a Chicago Cubs fan I sort of miss Marmol blowing games for us.
Not really, I mean I do get attached to players and I know I shouldn’t because this is a business. Not everybody is promised to stay with a team for most or all of their career.
Back in August the Chicago Cubs designated Marmol for assignment then later traded him to the Los Angeles Dodgers on July 2nd. They picked up relief pitcher Matt Guerrier in exchange for the hard throwing set up man/closer.
Marmol looks like he may have turned things around after receiving a fresh start as he has posted a 2.53 ERA and 27/19 K/BB ratio in 21 appearances for the Dodgers. Now that he’s activated, he should be used at some point in this series, more than likely this afternoon’s game.
Two former Chicago Cubs in Ryan Theriot and Mike Fontenot left the Cubs for the Texas Rangers, St. Louis Cardinals and San Francisco Giants a couple of seasons ago and both won World Series championships.
Maybe Carlos Marmol can do the same thing his former teammates in Chicago were able to do.