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Carlos Marmol OUT as Closer, Closer Committee in Chicago

Carlos Marmol OUT as Closer, Closer Committee in Chicago

Manager Dale Sveum told Carlos Marmol that he will no longer be closing for the Cubs for the time being.  How long this will last no one knows, but what is known, Marmol’s future as a closer is in jeopardy.  Sveum told reporters that he will be using a closer-by-committee approach and will use right-hander Rafael Dolis and left-hander James Russell to close out games. Rafael Dolisis a 24-year old rookie with decent stuff.  In … Read entire article »

Filed under: Carlos Marmol, Chicago Cubs, In-Season Analysis

2012 Player Profile: Carlos Marmol, Chicago Cubs

2012 Player Profile: Carlos Marmol, Chicago Cubs

The Chicago Cubs are under new management and have a new coach.  That means that all Cub fans can believe in their beloved Cubs, at least until June. Hopefully this change will make the Cubs closer Carlos Marmol a pitcher more consistent pitcher.  Marmol has all the tools a great closer needs, except one.  Control.  Last year Marmol’s BB/9 was a whopping 5.84.  That is excessive for a closer, but the real impact isn’t just a Sabermetric calculation.  The … Read entire article »

Filed under: 2012 Player Profiles, Carlos Marmol, Chicago Cubs, Uncategorized