Cubs, Marmol Discussing Multiyear Deal

The Cubs already signed Sean Marshall to a two-year contract today, and now they're trying to get closer Carlos Marmol under contract beyond 2011 as well. Gordon Wittenmyer of The Chicago Sun-Times tweets the two sides are in talks about a multiyear deal, and that neither side expects to go to an arbitration hearing.

Marmol, 28, earned $2.125MM in 2010, which was the first time he was eligible for arbitration in his career. Back in October MLBTR's Tim Dierkes predicted that Marmol will jump past a $4MM salary in his second time through the process. The right-hander saved 38 games this past season, striking out a ridiculous 16.0 batters per nine innings. 


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16 Comments on "Cubs, Marmol Discussing Multiyear Deal"


4 years 7 months ago

The thing that would scare be about this guy, if I were a Cub fan, is that 16 K/9 is great and all, but his BB/9 is and equally ridiculous 6.

Jntg4
4 years 7 months ago

he gets out of it though when in a jam

chance18
4 years 7 months ago

He makes up for it by being one of the hardest pitchers to get a hit off of in baseball.

4 years 7 months ago

I remember something about Aramis Ramirez not even wanting to face him in batting practice. The guy is a stud.

Guest
4 years 7 months ago

Don’t know if I like this. His arm motion could make him injury prone. I think the Cubs should wait until he’s no longer arbitration eligible.

Karkat
4 years 7 months ago

Other than Bell, the free agent closing market next offseason is going to be very sad. Marmol’s a plus guy, and if they can lock him up, and then win the Prince Fielder sweepstakes? We might be talking about a legitimate Cubs team again.

gunsnascar
4 years 7 months ago

pujols sweepstakes ya mean right

Wrek305
4 years 7 months ago

Pujols and his should be 7 time MVPs stays in St. Louis.. should have beat out Votto by a landslide. just saying he lead in all catagoies except BA

Wrek305
4 years 7 months ago

i wouldn’t mind Fielder but as long as Hendry is the GM this team doesn’t contend anytime soon.. they need Z gone and Soriano gone.. hopefully they trade away Pena and not give him a huge contract for a mediocre year.

disgustedcubfan
4 years 7 months ago

I’m hoping a new pitching coach will benefit Marmol.
If he could quiet down his delivery just a little and throw strikes more consistently, he could be the most dominant closer in baseball.
When his slider and fastball are working at the same time, hitters have no chance.

Wrek305
4 years 7 months ago

the new pitching coach will turn marmol into the best closer in the game.. Hard to learn control from that clown Rothschild

4 years 7 months ago

he has the nastiest stuff in baseball…hitters look lost facing him

4 years 7 months ago

not sure how i feel about this..how good are the cubs really going to be this year? i’m a cubs fan, but all i’m saying is what if hendry traded him while his value is so high? what’s the point of having a stud closer when you know the team most likely won’t contend either way?

chance18
4 years 7 months ago

He’s still fairly young, and extending him could keep him with the Cubs through 2012. I think the Cubs are looking at 2012-2013 as a time to really compete, and Marmol would be a big part of that.

4 years 7 months ago

I see your point. I just hope he can keep throwing like he does now

Wrek305
4 years 7 months ago

The good thing is he can finally work with a real pitching coach for the first time in his career since Rothschild is off to NY to ruin their team