I was listening to the radio the other night and a Chicago reporter, who is in Mesa, reported that Marmol gained 10-15 pounds this offseason, just not in the right way. Apparently Marmol has a Baby Lou...is anyone in Mesa to confirm this? Marmol also admitted that he spent too much time eating this past offseason.
Does this bode ill for what is supposed to be a strong suit for the Cubs? Marmol was a bit of a grey question mark to begin with (can he continue to work his way out of his self-inflicted jams), so does his lack of focus this offseason spell a sophmore (2nd year as the FT closer) slump, does the shape a player shows up to in ST even matter or am I just being a helicopter fan and worrying that my borderline contention Cubs arent going to be able to capitalize on the breaks that the Cardinals have thrown them?