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carlos marmol yesMy keyboard is going to explode, because there’s still another trade to write up after this one.

Today the Cubs and Dodgers finalized the deal that was heavily rumored last night. DFA’d and maligned reliever Carlos Marmol, together with about $210,000 in international pool money, will be sent to the Dodgers for reliever Matt Guerrier, who was himself recently DFA’d by the Dodgers.

I’ll get into Guerrier more soon, but it’s what you’d expect in a deal involving Marmol. The Cubs might try to reclaim some value for him over the next month, and see where things stand on July 31. Guerrier is 34, was ineffective so far this year, but has had success in the recent past. He’s a free agent after the season.

Given that the Cubs are including pool money, I’m going to assume that they’re saving actual money in this Marmol deal. He’s owed $5 million over the rest of the season, while Guerrier is owed about $2.5 million.

  • frank

    Up until this morning, no one thought the Cubs would get anything for Marmol, and many people were happy with that. Now, many of those same people are going crazy because they didn’t get enough? That the FO got anything is pretty incredible. Yes, the pool money would help with Jimenez, but that can still be made up.

  • Die hard

    A mishandling of major proportion .. There is no joy in Wrigleyville over the Marmol deal… Theo spends Ricketts money like there is a printing machine under the grandstands .. Would’ve been better to keep him than give him away

    • DarthWolf

      “The Cubs…have to be thrilled with how this worked out.”
      —Dave Cameron, fangraphs.com

      “A mishandling of major proportion”
      —Die hard, baseballproctitis.com

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