Carlos Marmol/Dan Haren Trade Pulled Off Table By Cubs

Bob Levey

The Cubs would have had a new starting pitcher, but a proposed deal sending Carlos Marmol to the Angels for Dan Haren is apparently dead.

You can read everything below, which made it look like the Cubs and Angels had made a deal swapping Carlos Marmol for Dan Haren, but here's what eventually happened Friday night:

When things happen in baseball, they often happen quickly.

Here I was, sitting around lazily on a Friday night watching the Bulls game, when this tweet came across:

And then there was this, supposedly confirming Marmol was heading west in exchange for Dan Haren:

That was followed by a quote from Marmol:

I'll come back here and post a confirmation once the Cubs officially announce this, but my first reaction is that this is a spectacularly good deal for the Cubs. Presuming the contract option was exercised on Haren, and the Cubs sent Marmol's contract west, the Cubs are on the hook for approximately $6 million more than they owed Marmol -- and get a first-rate starting pitcher, while having options (Alberto Cabrera, Jaye Chapman, Michael Bowden) to replace Marmol at closer.

Nice work, Theo & Jed.

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