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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 31)
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Birth Date10-14-1982
Height6' 1"
Weight235 lbs
Age31 years, 11 months, 3 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2.52010
0.82011
0.52012
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0.22014
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G GS IP IP-SP IP-RP W L SV BS QS BQS PA H R ER HR TB BB UBB HBP SO ERA FIP FRA VORP WARP
2006 CHN 23 19 13 77.0 67.7 9.3 5 7 0 0 4 0 356 71 54 52 14 137 59 57 5 59 6.08 6.43 6.82 -2.2 -0.3
2007 CHN 24 59 0 69.3 0.0 69.3 5 1 1 1 0 0 285 41 11 11 3 55 35 32 4 96 1.43 2.66 2.10 23.7 2.4
2008 CHN 25 82 0 87.3 0.0 87.3 2 4 7 3 0 0 348 40 30 26 10 76 41 38 6 114 2.68 3.60 4.32 10.5 1.1
2009 CHN 26 79 0 74.0 0.0 74.0 2 4 15 5 0 0 335 43 29 28 2 63 65 62 12 93 3.41 4.02 4.27 6.4 0.6
2010 CHN 27 77 0 77.7 0.0 77.7 2 3 38 5 0 0 332 40 23 22 1 54 52 48 8 138 2.55 2.04 1.58 23.9 2.5
2011 CHN 28 75 0 74.0 0.0 74.0 2 6 34 10 0 0 327 54 33 33 5 79 48 46 9 99 4.01 3.51 4.06 7.9 0.8
2012 CHN 29 61 0 55.3 0.0 55.3 3 3 20 4 0 0 247 40 24 21 4 62 45 45 2 72 3.42 4.02 4.12 4.3 0.5
2013 CHN 30 31 0 27.7 0.0 27.7 2 4 2 4 0 0 129 26 19 18 6 50 21 20 3 32 5.86 6.13 6.85 -4.9 -0.5
2013 LAN 30 21 0 21.3 0.0 21.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 96 14 7 6 1 19 19 17 1 27 2.53 3.91 4.08 1.5 0.2
2014 MIA 31 15 0 13.3 0.0 13.3 0 3 0 1 0 0 66 16 12 12 3 27 10 8 1 14 8.10 6.40 7.92 -5.2 -0.6
Career51913577.067.7509.323351173340252138524222949622395373517443.573.934.1366.06.7

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2004 LNS A 26 24 154.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .286 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 DAY A+ 13 13 72.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.449 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 WTN AA 14 14 81.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.469 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 CHN MLB 19 13 77.0 6.82 57 .293 .265 .331 .432 .262 .260 98 -5.3 -0.5 -2.2 -0.3
2006 WTN AA 11 11 58.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .293 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 IOW AAA 2 0 3.1 4.26 108 .315 .242 .302 .359 .237 .364 97 0.4 0.0 0.4 0.0
2007 CHN MLB 59 0 69.3 2.10 158 .193 .271 .334 .426 .260 .259 103 24.4 2.4 23.7 2.4
2007 IOW AAA 8 7 41.0 3.59 136 .212 .275 .345 .434 .262 .257 114 13.3 1.3 15.2 1.5
2007 LIC Wnt 3 0 3.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 LIC Wnt 7 0 8.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .083 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 LIC Wnt 1 0 1.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2008 CHN MLB 82 0 87.3 4.32 111 .194 .265 .333 .429 .266 .169 104 10.5 1.1 10.5 1.1
2009 CHN MLB 79 0 74.0 4.27 104 .238 .266 .336 .425 .267 .252 98 6.4 0.6 6.4 0.6
2010 CHN MLB 77 0 77.7 1.58 163 .205 .261 .326 .412 .270 .293 98 23.9 2.5 23.9 2.5
2011 CHN MLB 75 0 74.0 4.06 104 .243 .259 .324 .401 .264 .295 101 7.9 0.8 7.9 0.8
2012 CHN MLB 61 0 55.3 4.12 104 .248 .256 .322 .403 .264 .290 100 4.3 0.5 4.3 0.5
2012 IOW AAA 2 0 2.0 0.01 200 .247 .256 .340 .406 .262 .333 91 1.3 0.1 1.3 0.1
2013 CHN MLB 31 0 27.7 6.85 35 .323 .246 .318 .384 .258 .299 102 -4.9 -0.5 -4.9 -0.5
2013 LAN MLB 21 0 21.3 4.08 99 .241 .251 .319 .400 .261 .271 100 1.5 0.2 1.5 0.2
2013 RCU A+ 3 0 3.0 7.69 49 .370 .255 .326 .414 .261 .286 95 -0.6 -0.1 -0.6 -0.1
2013 CHT AA 2 0 2.0 2.02 150 .140 .284 .364 .401 .278 .000 99 0.5 0.0 0.5 0.0
2014 MIA MLB 15 0 13.3 7.92 -11 .336 .246 .312 .387 .263 .342 93 -5.2 -0.6 -5.2 -0.6
2014 LOU AAA 3 0 3.7 10.43 -55 .339 .246 .307 .367 .247 .167 91 -2.4 -0.2 -2.6 -0.3

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 WHIP ERA VORP WARP
2004 LNS A 14 8 0 26 24 154.7 131 53 154 15 0% .286 7.6 3.1 0.9 9.0 1.19 3.20 0.0 0.0
2005 DAY A+ 6 2 0 13 13 72.3 60 37 71 7 0% -.449 7.5 4.6 0.9 8.8 1.34 2.99 0.0 0.0
2005 WTN AA 3 4 0 14 14 81.3 70 40 70 10 0% -.469 7.7 4.4 1.1 7.7 1.35 3.65 0.0 0.0
2006 CHN MLB 5 7 0 19 13 77.0 71 59 59 14 33% .260 8.3 6.9 1.6 6.9 1.69 6.08 -2.2 -0.3
2006 IOW AAA 0 0 0 2 0 3.1 4 1 1 0 45% .364 11.6 2.9 0.0 2.9 1.61 8.71 0.4 0.0
2006 WTN AA 3 2 0 11 11 58.0 42 25 67 1 0% .293 6.5 3.9 0.2 10.4 1.16 2.33 0.0 0.0
2007 LIC Wnt 0 0 0 1 0 1.0 0 0 3 0 0% .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 27.0 0.00 0.00 0.0 0.0
2007 IOW AAA 4 1 0 8 7 41.0 30 12 48 4 30% .257 6.6 2.6 0.9 10.5 1.02 3.95 15.2 1.5
2007 CHN MLB 5 1 1 59 0 69.3 41 35 96 3 33% .259 5.3 4.5 0.4 12.5 1.10 1.43 23.7 2.4
2008 CHN MLB 2 4 7 82 0 87.3 40 41 114 10 36% .169 4.1 4.2 1.0 11.7 0.93 2.68 10.5 1.1
2009 CHN MLB 2 4 15 79 0 74.0 43 65 93 2 41% .252 5.2 7.9 0.2 11.3 1.46 3.41 6.4 0.6
2010 CHN MLB 2 3 38 77 0 77.7 40 52 138 1 33% .293 4.6 6.0 0.1 16.0 1.18 2.55 23.9 2.5
2011 CHN MLB 2 6 34 75 0 74.0 54 48 99 5 42% .295 6.6 5.8 0.6 12.0 1.38 4.01 7.9 0.8
2012 CHN MLB 3 3 20 61 0 55.3 40 45 72 4 41% .290 6.5 7.3 0.7 11.7 1.54 3.42 4.3 0.5
2012 IOW AAA 0 0 0 2 0 2.0 1 2 4 0 67% .333 4.5 9.0 0.0 18.0 1.50 0.00 1.3 0.1
2013 CHN MLB 2 4 2 31 0 27.7 26 21 32 6 42% .299 8.5 6.8 2.0 10.4 1.70 5.86 -4.9 -0.5
2013 LAN MLB 0 0 0 21 0 21.3 14 19 27 1 43% .271 5.9 8.0 0.4 11.4 1.55 2.53 1.5 0.2
2013 CHT AA 0 0 0 2 0 2.0 0 1 2 0 25% .000 0.0 4.5 0.0 9.0 0.50 0.00 0.5 0.0
2013 RCU A+ 0 0 1 3 0 3.0 4 1 4 2 33% .286 12.0 3.0 6.0 12.0 1.67 6.00 -0.6 -0.1
2014 MIA MLB 0 3 0 15 0 13.3 16 10 14 3 46% .342 10.8 6.8 2.0 9.4 1.95 8.10 -5.2 -0.6
2014 LOU AAA 0 1 0 3 0 3.7 2 6 6 1 29% .167 4.9 14.7 2.5 14.7 2.18 7.36 -2.6 -0.3

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2008 1444 0.5277 0.3830 0.7378 0.5197 0.2302 0.7955 0.5924 0.2622
2009 1434 0.5146 0.3806 0.7468 0.5203 0.2313 0.8333 0.5404 0.2514
2010 1407 0.4940 0.3817 0.6164 0.4906 0.2753 0.7537 0.3776 0.3836
2011 1454 0.5062 0.3919 0.7118 0.5109 0.2688 0.8005 0.5389 0.2882
2012 1110 0.4883 0.3544 0.7423 0.4779 0.2342 0.8726 0.4887 0.2577
2013 916 0.4629 0.4039 0.7216 0.5613 0.2683 0.8277 0.5303 0.2784
2014 264 0.4470 0.4242 0.7589 0.5847 0.2945 0.8406 0.6279 0.2411
Career80290.50010.38370.71290.51420.25230.81160.51550.2868

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-04-24 2014-04-29 DTD 5 3 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2012-05-11 2012-05-28 15-DL 17 16 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2012-03-21 2012-03-26 Camp 5 0 Right Hand Cramp - -
2009-04-25 2009-04-29 DTD 4 4 Knee Strain -
2008-10-07 2008-10-07 Off 0 0 Head Concussion Car Accident -
2006-08-19 2006-09-05 15-DL 17 16 Right Upper Arm Fatigue Biceps -
2006-07-23 2006-07-23 DTD 0 0 Hand Contusion HBP -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 MIA $1,250,000
2013 CHN $9,800,000
2012 CHN $7,000,000
2011 CHN $3,200,000
2010 CHN $2,125,000
2009 CHN $575,000
2008 CHN $430,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
6 yrPrevious$23,130,000
2011Current$1,250,000
7 yrPvs + Cur$24,380,000
7 yrTotal$24,380,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
7 y 75 dKinzer Management1 year/$1.25M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$1.25M (2014). Signed by Miami as a free agent 2/6/14. DFA by Miami 5/11/14. Released 5/19/14.
  • 3 years/$20M (2011-13). Signed extension with Chicago Cubs 2/14/11 (avoided arbitration, $5.65M-$4.1M). 11:$3.2M, 12:$7M, 13:$9.8M. Acquired by LA Dodgers in trade 7/2/13 after being DFA by Chicago Cubs 6/25/13. Sent outright to Triple-A 7/4/13. Contract selected by LA Dodgers 7/23/13.
  • 1 year/$2.125M (2010). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs 2/4/10 (avoided arbitration, $2.5M-$1.75M). Performance bonus: $50,000 each for 55, 60 games finished.
  • 1 year/$0.575M (2009). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs 2/25/09.
  • 1 year/$0.43M (2008). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/08.
  • 1 year (2007). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/07.
  • 1 year (2006). Contract purchased by Chicago Cubs 11/05.
  • Signed by Chicago Cubs 1999 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .179 .318 .287 .222
11 vs R (Multi) .224 .383 .363 .282
18 Split (Multi) -.045 -.065 -.076 -.060
19 LgAvg (Multi) .010 .024 .026 .019
30 vs L (2013) .157 .302 .271 .208
31 vs R (2013) .269 .420 .463 .333
38 Split (2013) -.111 -.118 -.192 -.125
39 LgAvg (2013) .010 .022 .028 .019

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-07-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)Why do Carlos Marmol's mechanics make me want to throw up in an airsickness bag? Am I correct when I hypothesize that Marmol's control could increase ten fold if he had proper balance?
(Brady Childs from On His Couch in Louisville, CO)
Great call - Marmol might have the worst balance in the game, an easy 20 grade. His command would certainly benefit from better balance, and there is no functional reason why it would cost him anything stuff-wise. They say if ain't broke, don't fix it - but it has been broken for years. (Doug Thorburn)
2013-04-16 20:00:00 (link to chat)How do I value Addison Reed if I just started a dynasty rebuild? I know closers should be the first thing to go in a rebuild, but I can't help but believe he's relatively stable and likely to help me when I compete again in 2-3 years. Thanks
(JoeTinker from Chicago)
Here is a list of all closers who recorded 25 or more saves in 2010: Brian Wilson (48), Heath Bell (47), Rafael Soriano (45), Joakim Soria (43), Matt Capps (42), Neftali Feliz (40), Francisco Cordero (40), Carlos Marmol (38), Billy Wagner (37), Jonathan Papelbon (37), Kevin Gregg (37), Mariano Rivera (33), David Aardsma (31), Juan Oviedo (30), Bobby Jenks (27), Ryan Franklin (27), Brad Lidge (27), Jose Valverde (26), Francisco Rodriguez (25) and Andrew Bailey (25). (Bret Sayre)
2013-04-10 20:00:00 (link to chat)MG What's going on? In a yahoo league rotisserie standard 8 team league. I really need to make a couple of adjustments. Need to add another pitcher and solid bar to this line up. This league is tough with trades! Who should we ditch and is there anyone we should be tracking or picking up? Here is the squad, 1. (6) Albert Pujols 1B 2. (11) Joe Mauer C,1B 3. (22) Jacoby Ellsbury OF 4. (27) Evan Longoria 3B 5. (38) Matt Holliday OF 6. (43) Cliff Lee SP 7. (54) Shin-Soo Choo OF 8. (59) Jose Altuve 2B 9. (70) Jimmy Rollins SS 10. (75) Roy Halladay SP 11. (86) Huston Street RP 12. (91) Addison Reed RP 13. (102) Anthony Rizzo 1B 14. (107) Jason Grilli RP 15. (118) Tim Lincecum SP 16. (123) Alex Gordon OF 17. (134) Carlos Marmol RP 18. (139) Dan Haren SP 19. (150) Kenley Jansen RP 20. (155) Rickie Weeks 2B 21. (166) Alejandro De Aza OF 22. (171) J.P. Arencibia C Guys who are available. FYI Materson, ziti, e Santana, pettitte Crisp, wells, m Saunders, carpenter, werth
(coach53 from Ct)
Hey Coach

Without knowing what the rules are regarding how deep your reserve lists are and what your free agent pool looks like it's difficult to offer specific advice. Your roster looks strong, but 8-team mixed probably has a lot of rosters that look like this. Dan Haren and Tim Lincecum seem like players that you should be upgrading on. Feel free to drop Carlos Marmol, and as much as I love Kenley Jansen if there's a closer out there, get him; in an 8-team league you shouldn't be speculating on future saves but getting saves here and now. The free agents you list don't look particularly great which - again - makes me wonder how deep your reserve lists are. (Mike Gianella)
2013-04-10 20:00:00 (link to chat)So, who do you have finishing the season with the most saves for the Cubs, Cards and Brewers? thanks
(Kevin from Boston)
For the Cubs, I would have to guess Kyuji Fujikawa. Carlos Marmol might get the job again, but he would probably be put in there to showcase him for a trade. Trevor Rosenthal isn't the closer now in St. Louis, but Mitchell Boggs has already struggled so if I'm going to guess, I'm going to guess the guy with the skills and the stuff. Milwaukee is a mystery to me. I thought John Axford would lose the job but had no idea it would happen so quickly. I would guess Jim Henderson, but he has some of the same control/command issues that Ax does/did. My sleeper in this pen is Brandon Kintzler, but I don't see Kintzler as having a path to the job at the moment. (Mike Gianella)
2013-04-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)What is different about Carlos Marmol now than when his K/9 was near 18?
(Xoomwaffle from Tallahassee, FL)
Short answer is they shortened him up. My last post from 2011 at Cubs f/x covered the problem, and it's the same deal now. http://www.cubsfx.com/ Basically, his velocity and movement converged. His velocity gap may be back a little now but he's lost the nasty sweep on his slider and tail on his fastball. What's most frustrating is now he's still as wild as before but guys can get a good bat on his stuff now. It wasn't the case before, where he was effectively wild. (Harry Pavlidis)
2013-03-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Daniel, thanks for the chat. As the rumor guru, what is the biggest deal you think might happen before opening day? Conversely, what is the deal you would most like to see happen?
(LoyalRoyal from Tourney town)
I don't think we'll get any blockbusters over the next 10 days, but I could see the Cubs finding a taker for Carlos Marmol or the Dodgers unloading Ted Lilly or Aaron Harang. I would like to see the Rangers find a way to trade for an established starter, given that they have the prospect depth to do it, but I'm not sure that either Harang or Lilly would offer a material upgrade over their internal options. (Daniel Rathman)
2012-10-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)Does ARodys Vizcaino develop ito a starer, or is he destined for the bullpen?
(captnamerca from Dunedin, FL)
I believe Chicago will develop him as a reliever, and he could replace Carlos Marmol as the Cubs' closer as soon as 2014. (Bradley Ankrom)
2012-02-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do you think Carlos Marmol will go for in a standard 5x5, $260 league? High risk/reward pick at that price? Have had him and love the K's, but... Thanks...
(LoyalRoyal from Kansas)
He actually seems to be undervalued, from what I've seen in mocks thus far. I don't know, maybe he'll go for $12? That would be a pretty good price for a closer like him. (Derek Carty)
2011-07-13 12:30:00 (link to chat)What would the return package look like in a trade for Carlos Marmol?
(squirrelmasterz from Seattle)
Marmol is signed for two more seasons, but like a lot of Cubs players, he'll be making a pretty penny in both of them (especially the second one: $9.8 million). That'll cut down on the caliber of the prospects coming back, unless the Cubs include cash, but given that he signed his extension before this season, the Cubs might not be looking to trade him. (Ben Lindbergh)
2011-02-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)You have to like the back-end of the Cubs pen(Wood,Marshall, Marmol), no?
(Matt from Chicago)
Carlos Marmol is my favorite freak in the whole world. It's this crazy high-wire act that makes no sense but is exhilarating. He's the Cirque du Soleil of closers. (Tommy Bennett)
2010-11-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)Why isn't there more of a push for Jim Hendry to trade Carlos Marmol? He is an arm injury waiting to happen and solid closers are wasted on bad teams (see Soria).
(Goose from Chicago)
I guess the question is about getting equal value for him. I do think it would be a smart rebuilding move, but I'd bet he's just as valuable in July as now. Maybe they're looking around for suitors already...who knows? (Matt Swartz)
2010-07-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)How much more difficult to hit would Carlos Marmol's slider be if he grew a beard? I think it's all that's keeping him from perfection.
(Mike from Chicago)
Carlos Marmol is one of my favorite statistical oddities. Here are his pop up rates from 2008 onward: 19.8%, 13.9%, 12.2%. That's crazy! (Tommy Bennett)
2010-07-26 14:00:00 (link to chat)Ken, The Mets have lost three road games in the last five days in their opponents' last at-bat, while K-Rod only got work in mop-up duty on Saturday in a 6-1 win. Manuel says he's not wavering from his belief in the "no closer in tie games on the road" mentality, but we're falling out of wild card race on the backs of Ollie Perez and Fernando Nieve. What did we do to deserve this?
(Dan from Brooklyn)
While last night, as an example, TLR let Ryan Franklin work the 9th and 10th on the road in a tie game. And hey presto, they won! Meanwhile, Carlos Marmol pitched only the 9th and gave way to the immortal Brian Schlitter (whose one-line comment in the 2009 BP Annual is one of my all-time faves), who worked two innings and took the loss. I hate, just hate, stuff like that.

What did you do to deserve this? You chose the wrong hometown team to root for, I guess (something I, too, am guilty of). (Ken Funck)
2010-07-26 14:00:00 (link to chat)Why aren't the Cubs looking to deal Carlos Marmol? I despise closers on bad teams (Soria) and he is a prime injury candidate. If they are as enamored with Andrew Cashner and ready to declare him their closer of the future, why not put Marmol on the market as the other RP available are a joke?
(Gray from Chicago)
I think they view Cashner as a starter long-term, and I don't think they view Marmol as an injury waiting to happen. Marmol's cheap, and they don't want to trade anyone that's both cheap and effective. (Ken Funck)
2009-04-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Re: Sheehan bullpen usage...what if the manager is misidentifying his pitchers on purpose? If I know that Carlos Marmol is a better pitcher than Kevin Gregg, I am sure Pinella knows it too. But by naming Gregg his "closer" Lou is now able to use Marmol in high leverage situations without the controversy of using his "closer" in the 7th inning. I know your answer will be, "who cares about the controversy" but it would exist and be a distraction. This may be Lou's work-around.
(danbrod11 from Greenwich, CT)
Maybe. But we're back to the inning issue. If the #7 spot leads off the eighth in a one-run game, in your scenario, Gregg should pitch the eighth. He won't.

The inning needs to be removed as the driving factor in these decisions. The entire closer myth is predicated on the idea that the ninth is somehow harder than the seventh and eighth, regardless of other factors. That's false, and damaging. (Joe Sheehan)
2009-02-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)Which pitchers participating in the WBC worry you most as far exerting themselves too much too early in the spring? Liriano comes to mind for me. I wish the Twins had done what the Rays did with Kazmir.
(Jonathan from New York)
I'd heard that Liriano was out. I honestly haven't looked at the rosters that hard. Carlos Marmol comes to mind. (Will Carroll)
2008-09-23 13:30:00 (link to chat)It hadn't occured to me until that comment on B. Lidge, but isn't Carlos Marmol some kind of dead ringer for Lidge? They give up big homers but otherwise have filthy sliders, keep the hits down but give up some walks...they're even on the same career path. Yes/no?
(Henry F. from Chitown)
The arm angles are so different that the comp doesn't work very well, but just on stat lines, yes, I see the similarities. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-06-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who would you say is the Cubs' MVP through the first two months of the season? Seems like there are A LOT of viable candidates.
(Scrapper from Itasca)
Probably too many good candidates to name (which is a great problem btw). If I had pick one, I'll go with Carlos Zambrano. He's 8-1 and has gotten off to maybe the best start of his career. You know he's going to give you a great chance to win every 5th day. Offensively, it's just too difficult for me to pick one guy. My honorable mention is Carlos Marmol. (Len Kasper)
2008-06-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)Len - I've started a nickname for Carlos Marmol among my friends: The Wolf. The reason is, when he comes in the game I feel like Jules in Pulp Fiction when he finds out that Marsellus is sending The Wolf - totally at ease. Any chance you can help to spread the nickname? (Feel free to develop a more fan-friendly explanation, wolf in sheep's clothing, etc). Thanks!
(Jivas from Oak Park, IL)
Interesting analogy.

My favorite line:

"Who's Zed?"
"Zed's dead, baby" (Len Kasper)
2008-05-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)Why isn't Carlos Marmol starting?
(Rob from Bloomington, IL)
Because I think this is one of those Jonathan Papelbon cases where a guy has so outperformed expectations in the bullpen that you don't tinker with that. I think I'd honestly rather try Kerry Wood in the rotation and make Marmol my closer. (Nate Silver)
2008-04-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Kevin, do the Cubs have any Carlos Marmol type arms lying in the weeds in AA or AAA?
(Pat from Chicago)
If they did, they certainly wouldn't be lying in the weeds. YOu can't with that kind of stuff. Jose Ceda might have that kind of stuff, but he's in High A right now. (Kevin Goldstein)


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Carlos Marmol has thrown 8,992 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Slider (85mph) and Fourseam Fastball (95mph). He also rarely throws a Sinker (94mph).