11/2 Marmol timeline

Anyone who has watched Carlos Marmol pitch knows it’s rare for him to have a 1-2-3 inning. The same could be said of the reports Friday regarding a possible deal between the Cubs and Angels which would’ve sent Marmol to Anaheim in exchange for Dan Haren — including comments by Marmol himself. However, a Cubs source confirmed to MLB.com late Friday that no deal was made with the Angels.

Here’s a timeline, thanks to MLB Trade Rumors which tracks these things, of a wild and crazy night:

6:50 p.m. CT: ESPN Chicago reported the Cubs have acquired Dan Haren from the Angels in exchange for Carlos Marmol. El Caribe, a Dominican Republic media outlet, first reported the deal, quoting Marmol.

“I like Anaheim,” Marmol told El Caribe. “They have talent, and they’ll give me an opportunity. I’m grateful to Chicago.”

7:56 p.m. CT: MLB.com’s Alden Gonzalez reports the deal is not complete and the Angels are talking to other teams.

8:09 p.m. CT: Mike DiGiovanna of the LA Times reports the Angels and Cubs may be waiting on MLB approval because of the money involved.

8:29 p.m. CT: Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reports the two sides have not agreed to a trade, although he says the Cubs did ask Marmol if he’d be willing to waive his no-trade clause to go to Anaheim.

8:42 p.m. CT: Rosenthal reports the deal will happen if Marmol agrees to the Angels.

9:20 p.m. CT: A Cubs source tells MLB.com the trade is not happening.

9:27 p.m. CT: Rosenthal said Marmol would have approved a deal to the Angels but that the Cubs pulled it off the table.

— Carrie Muskat


“He gone.” That`s what I want to hear regarding Marmol. Even if the Cubs have to eat his contract, it`s imperative he is cut loose. It will be an example of addition by subtraction.

really wish this deal would have gotten done but honestly I think marmol could easily raise his trade value so I am not tooo upset. Now if we would have gotten Bourjos and haren for marmol plus a spec or two then i would be real upset because that would have been a good deal.

What is a spec? I do not comprehend that lingo. What language is that?

I have come to believe he means PROSPECT. I too am not upset that Marmol remains a Cub. I would have preferred the trade but as Petrey correctly pointed out Marmol has a chance of raising his trade value for next summer’s trade deadline and we may get more value for him then. BUT….if Hoystein can pull off a pre-season trade I think that would be worth the gamble.

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