Originally Posted by marcshoe
Getting nothing would have been preferable. A Fahrenheit 451 style fireman who you pay $10 million? No thanks.
I think you're being a bit harsh on Marmol. The last 3 years he's put ERAs of 2.55, 4.01, and 3.41. He's got a career 3.38 ERA. He might not have been a relief ace the past couple years, but he's not been a bad reliever outside of 2011, and he was pretty great as recently as 2010.