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