I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. I just wanted to praise one of Chicago Cubs prize closers.
Carlos Marmol has got to be one of the best closers in the business. Not enough accolades has been given to him. His strikeout per inning rate is 15.99 which is the highest by a reliever in history! He broke Eric Gagne’s record which was set in 2003 at 14.98 when he was with the Dodgers.
Marmol’s ERA is a low 2.55 with 138 strikeouts.
Now, he’s got a crazy delivery which should gain more control over time but you know what? It works for him. Another fault he walks too many batters, but his ability to strikeout makes up for it. At 28 years old, he’s got plenty of baseball ahead of him yet.
This is one Cub that needs a raise and shouldn’t be leaving Chicago anytime soon.
Way to go Carlos!