Posts tagged "Carlos Marmol"

Sit on it. Brewers 9 Cubs 3.

Sit on it. Brewers 9 Cubs 3.
The Cubs continued their art of being absolutely awful after a day off. The Cubs managed 3 runs off of Brewers starter Kyle Loshe. But Edwin Jackson went Humpty Dumpty in the 5th, giving up 5 runs, with big blows coming from Rickee Weeks and Jean Segura. Relievers Hector Rondon and Shawn Camp quickly poured... Read more »

No matter how you look at it, it's time for Cubs to part ways with Carlos Marmol

No matter how you look at it, it's time for Cubs to part ways with Carlos Marmol
The numbers aren’t pretty.  And for the most part it hasn’t been bad luck.  Carlos Marmol’s peripherals match his results.   Marmol has a 6.08 ERA, but the FIP isn’t any better at 6.36.  We know about the walks — he is giving out free passes at a rate of 7.09 per 9 innings pitched,... Read more »

Dead bird.....Gonna put it on you!!!!! Cubs 2 Cards 1.

Dead bird.....Gonna put it on you!!!!! Cubs 2 Cards 1.
With the familiar odor of wet sneakers and Stale beer permeating from the traveling Cardinal fans inside Wrigley Field, the Cubs kept their focus and defeated their arch rival 2-1. Fabulous pitching from starter Travis Wood, and relievers Carlos Marmol and Save Bot 6300 was all that was needed to hold up the Cubs offense,... Read more »
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Trading or Building Block series, part 3: The veterans

Trading or Building Block series, part 3: The veterans
This is the belated 3rd installment of the trade series and today we cover the veterans.  These are the players that will almost certainly be traded at some point this season if the Cubs can recoup any kind of long term value. There isn’t much of a question on these players, though there are reasons... Read more »

It's Time To Walk Away from Carlos Marmol

It's Time To Walk Away from Carlos Marmol
It starts with a walk.  Then maybe another, and often another after that. Sometimes it includes hitting a batter or two.  In four of his last five appearances, he has walked or hit the first batter he has faced.  Once there are runners in scoring position, what usually follows is a string of hits, or... Read more »

AB- An aroma of hate .......

AB- An aroma of hate .......
So Carlos Marmol has set off another M-80 in the Psyche of every Cub fan, and the mood is quite rancid. Carlos performance has pretty much been awful and Cub fans are incredibly “Midwest” in that they obsess over a player’s contract and add added vitriol or love based on whether a player is over... Read more »
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Give it just a minute, it will blow away. Reds 6 Cubs 4.

Give it just a minute, it will blow away. Reds 6 Cubs 4.
The Cubs took todays game against the Reds, placed it in a box, closed that box, wrapped it in lovely Cubs printed wrapping paper, tied on a bow made out of ivy and handed it to the Reds as if they were celebrating their 16th birthday.  Up four runs to two, thanks to two very... Read more »

They saw the lights. Cubs 4 Marlins 3.

They saw the lights. Cubs 4 Marlins 3.
On the surface, this was a very nice win for the Cubs as they persevered, fought back, rallied and came from behind to win 4-3 over the Marlins at Bi Tax Scandal Park in Little Havana Miami Thursday night.  Now granted, you have to ignore the fact that tonight’s opponent gutted their entire team over... Read more »

The Chill of victory...

The Chill of victory...
The Cubs, who could do little right in the beginning of the game, found a way to do almost everything right in the latter stages, coming back to beat the Brewers 6-3 in front of thousands of hypothermia victims in Wrigley Field. The Cubs started out like they started out their home opener, slow. The... Read more »
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Anarchist's brunch- Now with baseball...

Anarchist's brunch- Now with baseball...
The transition from off-season to spring training to regular season is always kind of awkward. Some years you come into the season overamped. Some seasons you’re too distracted by the NCAA tournament or perhaps the road to the Kentucky Derby or the upcoming Masters. You overreact to the first few games. Or you say to... Read more »