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LA Kings mascot cautions Dodgers against Carlos Marmol trade

Carlos MarmolA report on Monday said the Los Angeles Dodgers were closing in on a trade for Carlos Marmol, whom the Chicago Cubs designated for assignment last week. Marmol has been pretty bad this season — and the last two for that matter — so many were wondering why the Dodgers would want him. He is 2-4 with a 5.86 ERA, 1.70 WHIP, six home runs allowed, and three blown saves in 27.2 innings. That’s pretty terrible.

Even the Los Angeles Kings mascot, Bailey, was trying to talk some sense into the other LA team amid the reports.

Marmol is owed more than $5 million of the $9.8 he’s signed to earn this season, so the Dodgers would likely be paying for the privilege of having Marmol blow saves for them. And get this — ESPN Chicago says Marmol can block a trade to six teams, and the Dodgers supposedly are one of them.

Listen to Bailey, Dodgers: don’t do it.

Dan Haren traded for Carlos Marmol (Update – trade off, Haren a free agent)

UPDATE: The trade is not happening yet. According to FOX’s Ken Rosenthal, Marmol was simply asked if he would waive his no-trade clause and accept a deal to the Angels. The Angels reportedly were exploring other options after the Cubs pulled the trade.

UPDATE II: The Angels declined their option on Haren, paying him a $3.5 million buyout instead. He is now a free agent.

Dan Haren was traded to the Chicago Cubs for relief pitcher Carlos Marmol on Friday, ending what was a few days of rumors concerning the future of the former Angels starting pitcher. Reports stated last month that the Angels were unlikely to retain Haren after the season. That turned out to be the case.

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