Found July 02, 2013 on
The Dodgers completed a somewhat controversial swap of DFA’d relief pitchers today, sending Matt Guerrier to the Chicago Cubs for Carlos Marmol and cash considerations.
The Dodgers have acquired Carlos Marmol and cash considerations for Matt Guerrier. (Image source: Chicago-Cubs-Fan.com at http://thesuicidesqueeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/33-97508-Fcarlos-marmol-photograph.jpg)
Social media discussions indicate that the Dodgers acquired the Cubs’ 92nd international signing bonus slot, worth a little over $207,000 toward the signing of an international free agent.
Again, social media reports indicate that Marmol will be sent to the minors “for a few outings” as part of the deal. If working on Marmol’s control and pitching motion proves successful, a rejuvinated Marmol could be a key piece of the Dodger bullpen down the stretch. If not, the Dodgers still can utilize the extra signing money to get a young prospect who could develop into a star.
Rather than simply eating Guerrier’s contract, the Dodgers may have gotten something for him. Hopefully Marmol can find his control with a few minor league tune-ups and the Dodgers will find an exciting young player on the international scene who can make an impact with that bonus money.
As a clarification to some fan concerns, the acquisition of Marmol does not have any impact on the Dodgers’ ability to sign Cuban pitcher Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez. This article at MLBinsiders.net written by the mind behind this Blog looks into the possibilities of the Dodgers and other teams signing the Cuban righty and why he is exempt from the international signing cap rules.
The Dodgers will continue to look to fill other needs, such as a possible arm for the starting rotation and a 2 month rental at third base if an upgrade is available.
Dodgers apparently close to acquiring Carlos Marmol. (What Are They THINKING?) (ericsdodgersblog.wordpress.com)
Dodgers close to acquiring Carlos Marmol from Cubs (hardballtalk.nbcsports.com)
Dodgers Acquire Marmot From Cubs (ericsdodgerparodyblog.wordpress.com)
Carlos Marmol trade nearly complete between Cubs, Dodgers (tracking.si.com)
Dodgers designate Matt Guerrier for assignment (hardballtalk.nbcsports.com)
Dodgers Take Series from Philadelphia. Beckett’s season over. Jose Dominguez throws really hard. (ericsdodgersblog.wordpress.com)
Chicago Cubs actually get something for Carlos Marmol! LOL at L.A. Dodgers (thesportsbank.net)
This article has been read (0) times
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
While I was sleeping yesterday (of course), the Dodgers did indeed finalize a trade with the Cubs for right-handed reliever Carlos Marmol, cash, and international bonus pool money for Matt Guerrier.
I didn’t write about it immediately because I figured my article on why he might be of interest to the Dodgers was sufficient. Plus, the breakdown of the details was a bit confusing...
Word got out on Monday that the Dodgers were giving serious thought to bringing on Cubs’ reliever Carlos Marmol, who was designated for assignment just last week. Bailey The Lion, the Kings mascot, was one of the folks who heard the rumor and he took to Twitter to express his not so fond ideas on the potential move.
Carlos Marmol… DON'T DO IT DODGERS
— Bailey LA Kings...
Yesterday Carlos Marmol was placed on outright waivers. The move was purely procedural as the Dodgers were already planning on sending Marmol to the minors in hopes of him being able to work out his struggles there. Marmol has cleared waivers and accepted his assignment to Triple-A. The Dodgers were already willing to cut their losses with Marmol before the trade went down. Peter...
The Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired relief pitcher Carlos Marmol from the Chicago Cubs.
Reports of a trade between the two teams involving Marmol first surfaced on Monday.
In addition to acquiring Marmol the Dodgers received cash considerations in the form of international signing bonus slot No. 92, which is valued at $209,700.
Chicago will cover roughly $2 million of the nearly...
Welcome to Los Angeles Carlos Marmol. It’s hard to get really excited about this trade, but there may be some hope for it.
In a swap of relievers who had been designated for assignment, the Cubs announced they have acquired Matt Guerrier from the Dodgers for Carlos Marmol and Chicago’s fourth international signing bonus slot. That slot is worth $209,700 in pool money, announced...
A report on Monday said the Los Angeles Dodgers were closing in on a trade for Carlos Marmol, whom the Chicago Cubs designated for assignment last week. Marmol has been pretty bad this season — and the last two for that matter — so many were wondering why the Dodgers would want him. He is [...]
Whispers started floating around the internet yesterday afternoon centered around the Dodgers and Carlos Marmol. We heard that the boys in blue almost had a deal done with the Chicago Cubs to land the former closer. The Dodgers have struggled in the late innings this year due to the inconsistencies of Matt Guerrier, Peter Moylan, and Brandon League.
As long as the price tag fits...
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Cubs acquired right-handed reliever Matt Guerrier from the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday in exchange for former All-Star Carlos Marmol.
Guerrier is 25-33 with six saves and a 3.54 ERA over 10 seasons in the major leagues. He went 2-3 with a 4.80 ERA this season before being designated for assignment on Sunday.
The Cubs designated Marmol for assignment...
After a feverish day of rumors, the Los Angeles Dodgers did indeed pick up relief pitcher Carlos Marmol from the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday, in exchange for reliever Matt Guerrier. L.A. also receives the Cubs’ fourth international signing bonus slot.
#Cubs today acquired RHP Matt Guerrier from the #Dodgers for RHP Carlos Marmol and Chicago’s fourth international signing bonus slot...
Well I hope Carlos Marmol enjoyed his time with the Dodgers. He was just acquired by the Dodgers in a trade and about 21 hours later, he is no longer a member of the club.
The Dodgers, in a shocking move, designated Carlos Marmol for assignment, according to Peter Gammons of MLB Network.
Turns out the Dodgers only wanted the Int'l cap $, as they designated Marmol for aassignment...
For fans of Carlos Marmol, it’s been a confusing few days, even beyond the usual confusion baseline. On Tuesday, Marmol was shipped from the Cubs to the Dodgers. On Wednesday, there were initial reports the Dodgers were cutting ties, but now it’s clear they simply intend to send him to the minor leagues for a little while, in theory to get him “straightened out.” Marmol,...
The Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired Cubs reliever Carlos Marmol, according to Jim Bowden of ESPN. LA sends reliever Matt Guerrier in exchange for Marmol and around $209,000 of internation signing bonus money.
Winners of eight of their last nine, the Dodgers remain in last but are now just 3.5 games behind the first-place Diamondbacks. The NL West is the tightest (read: worst) division...
Yesterday I wrote that the Dodgers and Cubs were close to a deal involving Carlos Marmol. Today, it is complete. The Dodgers have acquired Carlos Marmol from the Cubs for Matt Guerrier, according to Jon Morosi of Fox Sports.
The deal appeared imminent yesterday as the two sides were talking, but something must have delayed it. Now, the deal is done and the Dodgers have Carlos...
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...
CHICAGO — The Chicago Cubs dealt starting pitcher Scott Feldman to the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday and traded former All-Star Carlos Marmol to the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for veteran reliever Matt Guerrier.
The Cubs got right-handed pitchers Jake Arrieta and Pedro Strop as well as two international signing bonus slots from the Orioles in exchange for Feldman and catcher...