The Chicago Cubs today acquired pitcher Matt Guerrier from the LA Dodgers in exchange for local punchline Carlos Marmol. Yes, somebody actually gave up something for Carlos Marmol. I’m laughing as hard at the Dodgers as you are. Carlos Marmol was perhaps the worst closer ever in Cubs history; and this is a franchise with a history of bad closers.
Los Angeles also acquired something called “international signing bonus slot number four” from the Cubs in the deal. I have no clue what that is, nor do I care.
Guerrier is 25-33 with 112 holds, six saves and a 3.54 ERA in his MLB career with the Minnesota Twins and Dodgers (2011-13).
Like Marmol, he was a reliever who was DFAd this year. He is 2-3 with a 4.80 ERA this season. He posted a 3.86 ERA last season while limited to 16 outings due to right elbow tendinitis. So he might be damaged goods. Still any return on Carlos Marmol is something.
Marmol went 2-4 with two saves and a ginormous 5.86 ERA this season before being dismissed.or ass...