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Marmol .... WTF!
Posted 30 April 2012 - 09:41 AM
I TRY to relax by telling myself such SILLY things as "it'll be okay, we have a three run lead... even if Marmol sucks, we can still hold on..." But even THAT doesn't fool me, as I've seen WAY too frickin' many games where in eight pitches, he's got runners on 1st and 2nd ... or 2nd and 3rd with no outs and a Cub killing batter is on deck. We know from past (and present) experience that it's just a matter of time before the bases are loaded with maybe one out and a grand slam is slinking in the shadows.
I don't care how much he is getting paid... I don't care if he gets paid for not playing... I just don't want him pitching (in ANY role) unless the game is hopelessly out of reach. It's not fair to the starter that has thrown an excellent game, only to see the W slip out of their fingertips. How many times have we seen that... Garza, Dempster, Samardija, just this year alone. Hell, it's no wonder Zambrano felt compelled to take out his frustrations on the Gatorade dispenser!!! (good thing Marmol was on the mound, or the Gatorade dispenser might have been saved in lieu of the Cub capped, goofy smirked Marmol head)
It's not fair to the fans who have to suffer through it... He has ruined far too many of my days and nights that started out promising - at least until the 9th inning.
I have a great solution... let's take up a collection among Cub's fans... we could each "pitch" (uhh... pun intended) in $10 (I'd pitch in $100) and give the money to Theo in an envelope marked WTF! (Waive The Fu... errr Fricker). How special it would be to see Marmol in a Marlins jersey. Not only would WE be rid of him, but then he would have the opportunity to mess with Ozzie and drive Zambrano over the edge!!! PRICELESS!
Posted 30 April 2012 - 03:41 PM
Posted 01 May 2012 - 02:05 PM
Could it be that the Cubs organization knows there's not many other options? Are they trying to make him trade bait? (doubtful!!) Are they trying to build up Marmol's confidence and/or prevent further damage to his confidence?
I would LOVE to think that Marmol's issues are solvable, and with a few "tweaks" he will be back to his dominating ways, but I don't see that happening.
Posted 01 May 2012 - 02:10 PM
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