Let’s not get caught up in Dale Sveum’s semantics. The skipper’s not “considering removing Carlos Marmol from the closer’s role.”
Marmol is as good as gone. The real question is what took so long?
Watching Marmol toss meatball sliders has been frustrating to no end, and a red–faced Todd Hollandsworth said as much on CSN Chicago following Marmol’s latest meltdown.
“You owe it to the rest of the clubhouse to fix this situation…this will beat a clubhouse up.”
Just when everything was looking up, too. Dempster off the DL with his 0.95 ERA, three home runs in one game, a 3-0 lead heading in to the ninth and the potential for a 4-2 road trip through Philly & Cincy on the horizon.
Carlos Marmol, C’mon on down!