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  1. Jackson says he's better than this

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- Things could be worse for the Chicago Cubs' Edwin Jackson. He isn't Carlos Marmol, after all. It's hard to say, though, that a pitcher brought in for four years and $52 million could be having a more disappointing season. Jackson would ...

    Blog | June 02, 2013
  2. Rapid Reaction: Diamondbacks 8, Cubs 4

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs lost for the second consecutive day on the heels of a six-game winning streak, falling 8-4 to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday. HOW IT HAPPENED: Edwin Jackson's struggles continued as the right-hander gave up seven ru...

    Blog | June 02, 2013
  3. Marmol walks to the back of the line

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- Carlos Marmol's slow crawl out of the doghouse was halted Saturday by the type of regression that has become all too familiar for the right-hander. Asked to preserve a two-run lead in the eighth inning against the Cincinnati Reds, Marmo...

    Blog | May 04, 2013
  4. Rapid Reaction: Reds 6, Cubs 4

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- The Cubs' bullpen struggles continued Saturday in a 6-4 defeat to the Cincinnati Reds. HOW IT HAPPENED: Carlos Marmol had his fingerprints all over another bullpen meltdown. Trying to protect a two-run lead in the eighth inning, Marmol ...

    Blog | May 04, 2013
  5. Cubs 2012 recaps: Bullpen

    Doug Padilla

    With the 2012 season finally over, Doug Padilla reviews the Cubs by position this week. Today he focuses on the bullpen. There were no surprises as the Chicago Cubs' bullpen was expected to be a weakness and it became a major contributor to the sl...

    Blog | October 09, 2012
  6. Marmol's best not good enough vs. Beltran

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO - The oddest part of Carlos Marmol's first blown save since May 2 was that he might have had some of his best stuff of the season Saturday. The Chicago Cubs' closer was two outs away from weakening the St. Louis Cardinals' hold on the seco...

    Blog | September 22, 2012
  7. Rapid Reaction: Cubs 6, Giants 4

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs jumped on the first-place San Francisco Giants early, earning a 6-4 victory Friday in the series opener. How it happened: After scoring nine runs over the final four innings against the Milwaukee Brewers Thursday, the C...

    Blog | August 31, 2012
  8. Marmol isn't perfect and Cubs OK with it

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- Happy with the fact that Carlos Marmol is much improved, Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum won't push his luck. So while Marmol has converted his last 11 save opportunities since regaining his closer role, Sveum won't fret over the fact t...

    Blog | July 29, 2012
  9. Cubs' Marmol has been shaky but effective

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -Time to spread this news while you still can: Carlos Marmol is on a consecutive games-saved streak. The Chicago Cubs' closer might not have always looked pretty while doing it, but he has converted each of his last eight save chances, a ...

    Blog | July 15, 2012
  10. 10 things we learned from first half

    Doug Padilla

    1. Rizzo real deal: Anthony Rizzo has arrived, and while it has only been 12 games for the lefty slugger, it has been everything anybody could have hoped. He already has four home runs with a .688 slugging percentage and has essentially given everyth...

    Blog | July 10, 2012
  11. Cubs' bullpen settling down around Marmol

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO - Carlos Marmol is showing how one man's fastball can have a ripple effect on his own team. The Cubs' coaching staff had implored Marmol to use his fastball more and stop relying solely on his slider. Seemingly afraid to get hit hard, Mar...

    Blog | June 30, 2012
  12. Cubs' options limited after Wells struggles

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- After another tentative outing from Randy Wells on Tuesday, the Cubs will likely use this week's off day to their advantage. Since Ryan Dempster is still expected to miss another start because of a sore right latissimus dorsi muscle, th...

    Blog | June 26, 2012
  13. Offense, bullpen come to Cubs' rescue

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO - Two of the Chicago Cubs' much maligned groups teamed up in a big way Wednesday to not only salvage a game that appeared lost, but to finish off the first three-game sweep of the season. The offense was the gang that got the most attenti...

    Blog | May 30, 2012
  14. Cubs' Dolis can forget about save mark

    Doug Padilla

    It was a franchise mark that was there for the taking, but it seems that Chicago Cubs reliever Rafael Dolis won't get that chance now. Dolis, who got the closer job after Carlos Marmol was removed from the role, was well within reach of the team's...

    Blog | May 27, 2012
  15. Marmol looks healthy in simulated game

    Doug Padilla

    HOUSTON - Carlos Marmol was impressive enough during a simulated game at Triple-A Iowa on Wednesday that the Cubs are thinking about moving up his return to game action by a day. Acting manager Jamie Quirk said that Marmol could pitch for Iowa on ...

    Blog | May 23, 2012
  16. Marmol, Clevenger to begin rehab at Iowa

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -Carlos Marmol and Steve Clevenger appear to be closing in on a return to the roster as both will head out this week on minor-league rehab assignments. Clevenger, who has been out since April with a strained oblique and a cracked rib, took...

    Blog | May 20, 2012