According to a report from Gordon Wittenmyer, the Cubs have told Carlos Marmol is a trade candidate but they will not give him away. Marmol waived his no trade protection last month and approved a deal to the Angels for Dan Haren. But when that trade fell through due to concerns over Dan Haren’s health, the writing was still on the wall that Cubs were trying to turn a short-term asset (Marmol) into long-term pieces.
Jed Hoyer discussed the importance the Cubs were putting on adding pieces to the backend of the bullpen last week. The Cubs are trying to trade Carlos Marmol and the remaining $9.8 million of his three year contract but the Cubs do not plan on giving him away.
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