Post Tagged with: "Carlos Marmol"


Cubs Expected to Tender Contracts to All Arbitration Eligibles – Yes, Including Koyie Hill

Cubs Expected to Tender Contracts to All Arbitration Eligibles – Yes, Including Koyie Hill

Today is the deadline for teams to tender contracts to their arbitration eligible players (generally, those players with three to five years’ of service time). The Chicago Cubs have six[Read More…]

Kent Sterling Says the 2011 Cubs Are Doomed – And It’s Hard to Argue

Kent Sterling Says the 2011 Cubs Are Doomed – And It’s Hard to Argue

A couple years ago, Kent Sterling of ESPN Radio wrote a piece on why the 2009 Chicago Cubs would not win. Recall, the 2008 iteration of the Cubs had won[Read More…]


Lukewarm Stove: A Couple Bullpen Bits

Lukewarm Stove: A Couple Bullpen Bits

Chicago Cubs beat writer Carrie Muskat took to her mailbox recently, and offered up, among other things, a couple interesting pieces of information regarding the 2011 Cubs’ bullpen. Specifically, she[Read More…]

by October 26, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Carlos Marmol Was Ridiculous in September

Carlos Marmol Was Ridiculous in September

Carlos Marmol closed out the season – as he did so many games – with dominance and flair, emerging as MLB’s reliever of the month for September. He set a[Read More…]

by October 5, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Seven Chicago Cubs Prospects Will Play in the Arizona Fall League, Including Brett Jackson and Josh Vitters

Seven Chicago Cubs Prospects Will Play in the Arizona Fall League, Including Brett Jackson and Josh Vitters

Two of the Chicago Cubs’ last four first round picks will get the opportunity to play in the prospect-heavy Arizona Fall League this, well, Fall. Third baseman Josh Vitters and[Read More…]

by September 1, 2010 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Carlos Zambrano Handled the Move to the Bullpen Like a Professional, Even if He Was Upset

Carlos Zambrano Handled the Move to the Bullpen Like a Professional, Even if He Was Upset

Now that Carlos Zambrano is back in the rotation and pitching reasonably well (that is to say, the result have been reasonably good even if his pitches don’t look so[Read More…]

by August 26, 2010 Chicago Cubs News

The Problem with an Interim Manager Like Mike Quade: Tyler Colvin to Remain in the Outfield

The Problem with an Interim Manager Like Mike Quade: Tyler Colvin to Remain in the Outfield

Being the manager of the Chicago Cubs – even in a mere interim capacity – brings with it certain indelicacies. Most notably? The microscope. Every move you make is scrutinized[Read More…]

Praise Jeebus: John Grabow to the DL, Andrew Cashner Called Up

Praise Jeebus: John Grabow to the DL, Andrew Cashner Called Up

Word broke late last week (and then picked up steam over the weekend) that Chicago Cubs pitching prospect Andrew Cashner, recently placed in the AAA Iowa bullpen, would be called[Read More…]

Carlos Zambrano Set to Return to Rotation Next Week

Carlos Zambrano Set to Return to Rotation Next Week

Chicago Cubs starter Carlos Zambrano will come home next week – on the road. When the Cubs face the Pittsburgh Pirates, Zambrano will be one of their starting pitchers. The[Read More…]

by May 26, 2010 Chicago Cubs News

Obsessive Zambrano Bullpen Watch: Back to the Rotation

As we speculated, the “move” from short relief to long relief is just a stop along the way of returning Carlos Zambrano to the Chicago Cubs’ rotation. No timetable on[Read More…]

by May 18, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Obsessive Zambrano Bullpen Watch: Cubs Changing Z’s Role

Obsessive Zambrano Bullpen Watch: Cubs Changing Z’s Role

All things Carlos Zambrano and the bullpen have reached obsessive status. And the saga is taking another almost unbelievable turn. I say “almost” unbelievable, because I would have thought moving[Read More…]

Cubs to Turn to Sean Marshall and James Russell in Later Innings

Cubs to Turn to Sean Marshall and James Russell in Later Innings

It was clear after two games that the most reliable pitcher in the Chicago Cubs’ bullpen right now is Sean Marshall. Why, then, was Lou Piniella consistently using Marshall early[Read More…]

by April 13, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
One More Bullpen Spot Up for Grabs

One More Bullpen Spot Up for Grabs

The Chicago Cubs will indeed carry seven pitchers in the bullpen, manager Lou Piniella confirmed yesterday. And six of those seven are already known, with four guys trying to win[Read More…]

by March 21, 2010 Chicago Cubs News