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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.
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) July 2, 2013
More, from the Dodgers:
Since 2007, Carlos Marmol leads @MLB relievers with 644 strikeouts, and ranks fourth with a .174 opponents’ batting average.
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) July 2, 2013
It’s essentially a deal swapping DFA’d pitchers, as both Marmol and Guerrier were designated for assignment by their respective clubs within the past ten days.
Both pitchers have had a rough go of it in 2013: Guerrier is 203 with a 4.80 ERA in 2013, underwhelming Los Angeles after signing a 3-year, $12M deal in 2010.
Marmol, who saved 38 games for Chicago in 2010, has been a mess, as he comes to L.A. with a WHIP of 1.699 and has allowed 21 walks in 27 2/3 innings.
It’s unclear at this juncture just how Don Mattingly and Rick Honeycutt will plan to use Marmol in the Dodgers’ bullpen, but it makes sense to assume the team would try to help fix whatever has gone wrong with Marmol’s approach so he can be utilized as a late-inning reliever once again.Tweet
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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...
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The Chicago Cubs designated Carlos Marmol for assignment on June 25 giving the team ten days to trade their one time closer.
With nearly $5 million owed to Marmol for the remainder of this season the Cubs have every reason to simply give away Marmol. Surprisingly there is one team interested in Marmol, the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Gordon Wittenmeyer reports that...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 [...]
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...
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...
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,...
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...