It really depends on the league settings: roster size and bench. In 5x5, if you can only start 2 RPs for instance, then are you going to use Marmol or a closer since Holds don't matter? I would think even a bottom of the barrel closer is worth more than Marmol in this case. A stud MR does not necessarily become a stud closer. I think this is a huge misconception.
Also, if you are starting 5 OF, then I would say Willingham has more value. In a standard 12 team league, this means 60 OFs will have a starting job. Given that there are only 90 starting OFs in MLB with the bottom 1/3 probably splitting time with others for whatever reasons throughout the season, the position becomes extremely scarce. Having Willingham, who has an everyday job and productive becomes very valuable.
If you have a deep bench, then you can also make an argument for stashing Marmol in case he does become the closer.
So it really depends on the league set up.
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