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Postby Roberto Clemente » Fri Jul 13, 2007 12:24 am

I don't know about "dripping confidence". He has 28 good innings under his belt, but had 77 innings last year with a 6+ ERA. I don't mind that the Cubs are going with the veterans as their closer, and putting Marmol in where they know he can succeed.


I can understand why you have your doubts due to his poor performance in "06". However...Marmol was a Starting Pitcher for the most part last season, starting 13 Games in 19 Appearances. He is a Relief Pitcher this year. Two different roles.

Marmol is close to turning 25 years old. Last season was his first in the bigs, and he was pretty much a Starter.

Marmol has the best stuff and the moxie to succeed. The Cubs' veteran relievers have not been able to get it done on a consistent basis.

All we can go by to gauge a player is this season...the season the Cubs are playing...and Marmol is by far their best reliever.
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Postby Rounders » Fri Jul 13, 2007 4:52 pm

Roberto Clemente wrote:
I don't know about "dripping confidence". He has 28 good innings under his belt, but had 77 innings last year with a 6+ ERA. I don't mind that the Cubs are going with the veterans as their closer, and putting Marmol in where they know he can succeed.


I can understand why you have your doubts due to his poor performance in "06". However...Marmol was a Starting Pitcher for the most part last season, starting 13 Games in 19 Appearances. He is a Relief Pitcher this year. Two different roles.

Marmol is close to turning 25 years old. Last season was his first in the bigs, and he was pretty much a Starter.

Marmol has the best stuff and the moxie to succeed. The Cubs' veteran relievers have not been able to get it done on a consistent basis.

All we can go by to gauge a player is this season...the season the Cubs are playing...and Marmol is by far their best reliever.


Got to keep in mind that since Marmol was a starter, he's naturally the best choice for long relief and pitching for more than 3 outs (which they like to do with him). It's nice to have a guy in the 6th or 7th that can come in and get an out or 2 when the SP gets into trouble and then come back in and pitch the next inning also.
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