The Chicagoist will be launching later but in the meantime please enjoy our archives.

Cubs, Marmol Agree on Deal

By Chuck Sudo in News on Feb 14, 2011 7:20PM

The four best words we'll hear today are not "Happy Valentines Day, dear" but "pitchers and catchers report." For the Cubs and pitcher Carlos Marmol, today is especially ripe for celebration as the two agreed on a three-year, $20 million deal. The Cubs avoid arbitration with their star closer. Marmol set a team record for strikeouts by a Cubs reliever last season with 138, while racking up 38 saves with a 2.55 ERA last season.