Carlos Marmol DFA’d, for real
The Cubs finally pulled the trigger today and designated Carlos Marmol for assignment. The corresponding roster move is Brian Bogusevic getting called up to the Cubs. The writing has been on the wall for quite some time for Marmol as he has been in a steady decline for a number of years. Briefly it looked like Marmol captured the success he once enjoyed again during the second half of last season, but it never showed up this year. The Cubs reached a point where they couldn’t use him, that’s saying a lot given the success or lack thereof this season. The constant control problems, and lack of mental toughness was a dangerous mix for Marmol and now he is paying for it by being removed from the 40 man roster. This is an unfortunate end to the Marmol saga for the Cubs as they couldn’t get anything for Marmol, it looked like they had acquired Dan Haren in the off-season for him but the Cubs backed out because of Haren’s medical reports.