Fantasy Baseball Nightly: May 8th, 2015

 If you read only one thing….. Remember when everyone was worried about the Washington Nationals and how they’ve gotten off to a slow start? After their win tonight they have returned to the .500 mark (15-15) and it’s not exactly like the NL East is bastion of tremendous playoff contenders. The Mets have gotten off to a great start, but few expect that to last. Of course...
Via The Fantasy Fix
14 days ago  |  Discuss

5/8 Recap: Twins Double Their Way To Victory

Roster Update: There were two moves made today before the game. First, the Indians have signed former Cubs pitcher Carlos Marmol to a minor league deal. Marmol missed all of 2014 and last pitched in the Majors with Miami in 2013 (8.10 ERA in 13.1 innings). He is 32 years old and had his last prime caliber season in 2010, so don’t expect much help from him during the 2015 campaign...
Via Burning River Baseball
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians sign former star closer Marmol to minor league deal

CLEVELAND (AP) The Cleveland Indians have signed former All-Star closer Carlos Marmol to a minor league contract. The 32-year-old righty reported Friday to the Indians' player development complex in Goodyear, Arizona. Marmol was 0-3 with an 8.10 ERA in 15 games for Miami last season. He was signed by Cincinnati in May and released in November. Marmol is 23-35 with 117 saves in nine...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Indians are “in the process” of signing RHP Carlos Marmol

According to Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, the Cleveland Indians are “in the process” of signing right-handed pitcher Carlos Marmol to a minor-league deal. Sources: #Indians in process of signing RHP Carlos Marmol to a minor-league deal. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) May 8, 2015 Marmol, 32, last pitched for the Miami Marlins during the 2014 season, where he went 0-3...
Via Baseball Essential
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds 3, Cubs 2 (4/14/15)

OSS: Death by a thousand singles (well, five) sinks the Cubs. Three up 1. Jake Arrieta’s stuff looked great tonight, but the Reds got five singles in the fourth inning and that’s all they ended up needing. 2. Beef Castle had a pinch hit homer off of former Cubs closer Kevin Gregg in the eighth inning. I’m hoping the Padres pick up Carlos Marmol for the next series so the Cubs...
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April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Source: Carlos Marmol Mulling Offers From MLB, Asia

Free-agent right-handed reliever Carlos Marmol has received several minor-league offers, but none of have yet to include an invitation to big league spring training, according to a source. The source adds that if he does not get an invitation to big league camp, he will likely head to Asia, where he also has offers waiting for him, there. First reported by Robert Murray of MLB Daily...
Via Baseball Essential
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Reports: Reds sign Marmol to minor-league deal

The Reds reportedly brought in another power arm to potentially help their struggling bullpen, though Carlos Marmol will not report to the big-league club right away. Jon Heyman of first reported Tuesday afternoon the 31-year-old and the team had agreed to terms on a minor league deal. Per Mark Sheldon of, Marmol will begin his time in the Reds organization...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Reds obtain Carlos Marmol on minor league deal

A week after being released by the Miami Marlins, reliever Carlos Marmol has reached an agreement with the Cincinnati Reds on a
Via Baseball Essential
May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Reds sign Marmol to minor-league deal

Once the ninth-inning guy for the Chicago Cubs, reliever Carlos Marmol will get another chance to breathe life back into his career in the Cincinnati Reds organization.'s Jon Heyman reports the Reds have signed the former closer, whose career fell down a cliff in recent years, to a minor-league contract. Marmol was released by the Marlins after a disastrous start to...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds sign Carlos Marmol to minor league deal

The Cincinnati Reds have signed Carlos Marmol to a minor league deal. Read why its a good deal.
Via Reds Minor Leagues
May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins sign Miguel Tejada, release Carlos Marmol

Miami Marlins players may have had their first day off in three weeks, but the front office kept busy upon its return to South Florida. The Marlins signed infielder Miguel Tejada to a minor-league contract while releasing right-handed reliever Carlos Marmol on Monday afternoon. Tejada, 39, is currently serving a 105-game suspension for amphetamines after testing positive three different...
Via Fox Sports Florida
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins release Carlos Marmol

The Miami Marlins have released relief pitcher Carols Marmol. It comes as little surprise that Marmol generated no interest while on waivers. Now the Marlins are left to pay the remainder of the $1.25 million on his contract. #Marlins have released Carlos Marmol — Joe Capozzi (@joecapMARLINS) May 19, 2014 Marmol appeared in 15 games this season producing a 8.10 ERA and a 1.95...
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Weekly Wrap-Up: May 4th – 11th

Welcome to the Weekly Wrap-up, a column dedicated to the latest transactions, rumors, and performances from around the league.  Centrally focused on providing insight and analysis on the latest happenings, this weekly article is geared towards delivering a concise report on the news from the past seven days. Without further ado, here’s your Monday morning breakfast reading material...
Via Batting Leadoff
May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Notebook: Reliever Henry Rodriguez en route to join Marlins

SAN DIEGO -- A No. 63 Miami Marlins jersey waited for its owner in the visiting clubhouse before Sunday's series finale at Petco Park. Right-handed reliever Henry Rodriguez, whose contract was officially selected on Sunday morning with the designation of Carlos Marmol, was still en route to Southern California. In 12 appearances for Triple-A New Orleans, Rodriguez went 0-0 with a...
Via Fox Sports Florida
May 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins plan to designate right-handed reliever Carlos Marmol for assignment

The Marlins plan to designate right-handed reliever Carlos Marmol for assignment following his performance during Saturday night's 9-3 loss to the Padres. Marmol allowed four runs, including a three-run homer to Chase Headley, during the sixth inning with the game tied at 2. The 31-year-old, who signed a one-year deal before spring training, posted an 0-3 record and 8.10 ERA in 13...
Via Fox Sports Florida
May 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Carlos Marmol DFA after poor outing against Padres

The Miami Marlins have seen enough of Carlos Marmol and on Sunday designated the relief pitcher for assignment. Marmol was signed in the offseason by the Marlins and got off to a solid start this season before imploding of late. In his last 3 1/3 innings of work he has allowed eight runs with the final straw coming on Saturday when he allowed four runs in an inning of work against...
May 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Dreamcast 41: The Sweet Lou Edition

On this Mother’s Day, we give to you a podcast after a long hiatus (yeah, we’ve been busy) named in honor of former Cubs manager Lou Piniella who wore the number 41.  Here’s some fun news about former Cubs reliever/closer/fan pinata Carlos Marmol (who actually does autocorrect to “Marmot“):   #marlins will designate Carlos marmot for assignment on sunday, Redmond said...
Via World Series Dreaming
May 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Casey McGehee hits 2-run HR, but Marlins fall to Padres

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Chase Headley hit a three-run homer in his return to the lineup, Seth Smith drove in four runs and the San Diego Padres had a second straight big night at the plate, beating the Miami Marlins 9-3 Saturday. Headley, who came off the 15-day disabled list before the game, connected on a 2-2 fastball from Carlos Marmol (0-3) to cap a four-run sixth inning and give the...
Via Fox Sports Florida
May 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Notebook: Cuban players presence growing in Major League

MIAMI -- When Marlins righty Carlos Marmol gets ahead in the count, his stuff is near unhittable. Miguel Olivo, Yasiel Puig and Hanley Ramirez all went down via the strikeout in the 11th inning of Saturday night's 9-7 loss. The problem lies in the frequency that occurs for Marmol, who is more known for his wildness over nine big-league seasons. After walking Juan Uribe to open the...
Via Fox Sports Florida
May 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins' Carlos Marmol unavailable for next couple of days

The Miami Marlins dropped to 5 1/2 games behind the Atlanta Braves in the National League East following a 4-3 loss to the New York Mets on Friday. Closer Steve Cishek has been stellar, but allowed two runs on four hits in the ninth inning for his first blown save and loss of the season. There is good news out of the bullpen, as Carlos Marmol has been cleared to return, but...
Via Sports Injury Alert
April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins starters among All-Star hopefuls after MLB releases ballot

Eight Marlins find themselves on the National League All-Star ballot that was released Friday. There are just three former All-Stars on the current 25-man roster: right fielder Giancarlo Stanton, reliever Carlos Marmol and ace Jose Fernandez. Stanton, who leads the majors with 27 RBI, made the team in 2012 but didn't participate because of an injury. He was also scheduled to compete...
Via Fox Sports Florida
April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins' Carlos Marmol (hamstring) leaves game

After throwing a 3-2 pitch well outside to walk Jason Heyward, Miami Marlins reliever Carlos Mármol hopped off the mound, grabbed his leg, and was removed from Wednesday's game against the Atlanta Braves (video here). Joe Morgan of reports that Mármol suffered a hamstring injury, is listed as "day-to-day" and will be evaluated on Thursday.The Miami Marlins took a chance...
Via Sports Injury Alert
April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins to activate Furcal, reliever Marmol day-to-day

getty images The Miami Marlins are expected to activate second baseman Rafael Furcal from the disabled list in the next week. “He’ll play tomorrow (for Double-A Jacksonville on his rehab assignment),” Marlins manager Mike Redmond said prior to Wednesday’s game. “I think the plan for him, as of right now, is to be there for a week.” Once Furcal is activated he will take...
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Jayson Werth launches grand slam off Carlos Marmol

4/9/14: In a long battle between the Washington Nationals and Miami Marlins, Jayson Werth didn’t miss his opportunity with the bases loaded as he belted his fourth career grand slam to left-field off right-hander Carlos Marmol, leading the Nats to the 10-7 victory over the Fish.
Via Baseball Essential
April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Dugout Digest – parity

The American League East was supposed to be competitive – we all knew that. But I don’t think any of us expected *this* – through the first week of the season, all five teams in the division are separated by just one game. The Blue Jays lead the pack at 5-4, the Rays are behind them at 5-5, and the Red Sox, Orioles, and Yankees are all 4-5. Even more weird – the division’s...
Via The Outside Corner
April 10, 2014  |  Discuss
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