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Dale Sveum: moron or mad genius?

My first reaction was: What? Marmol? What a moron!

But my second reaction was: No one that Theo and Jed hires can be that stupid. I think literally everyone, Carlos Marmol included, knew he was going to blow that game. So if we all knew, then Dale had to know it.

The only conclusions I can come to are:

1. Dale Sveum just made one of the worst managing decisions of all time, or,

2. He's being judged on his ability to get a protected pick in next years draft. He's a mad genius who's giving the impression of trying to actually win when he's really not.

At the very least I think a decision that obviously bad justifies a discussion about whether or not the Cubs are tanking on purpose.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of SB Nation or Al Yellon, managing editor (unless it's a FanPost posted by Al). FanPost opinions are valued expressions of opinion by passionate and knowledgeable baseball fans.

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