I am, given the state of Cubs pitching, still shocked that they DFA'd Carlos Marmol.
Not because he was doing the team anything but harm, but because...well, they brought up an outfielder to replace him, right?
They're going to trade pitchers come July.
Gregg, Garza... those are only two but imagine them gone?
Anyway, I'm not sad about Marmol or anything - absolutely the right thing to do but I expect nothing but misery as this summer progresses.
And that's fine, I guess, because the Cubs are going to win it all in a couple years, right?
So here are some Marmol illustrations.
Early on, he was amazing.
Then, we began to get this weird twitch when he came in...
He got the giant contract...
Remember when he first was really terrible as closer?
We thought he'd come out of it, but one thing was apparent...
Finally it was unbearable.
So... see ya around, Carlos.
I expect you to get picked up.
We'll see what happens...
Classics all!! That second one is just beautiful. The last one too true!
I remember hearing Brenly say "possibly by design." I think I almost did a spit take.
Geez, I just noticed you have over a decade of posts now. Ever think about a book compilation?
Posted by: Rich Beckman | July 03, 2013 at 10:18 AM