Hutton and announcing Marmol's control

Hutton and announcing Marmol's control

JUPITER, Fla. -- How will television analyst Tommy Hutton react if Carlos Marmol is struggling with his control?

"I'll handle it the way I'd handle any pitcher who is having success or is struggling," Hutton said.

Marlins fans are very familiar with how Hutton, the FOX Sports Florida analyst, reacted when Marmol was with the Cubs and having difficulty finding the plate.

In his career against the Marlins, Marmol saved seven of nine chances, but he posted a 5.04 ERA. In 25 innings, the right-hander struck out 35 and walked 29.

Hutton can get emotional on the air, and voice his opinion. He recalls in previous telecasts outwardly wondering how Marmol could continuously get the nod to save when he was always in trouble.

With the Marlins, Marmol is being brought in to compete for a setup role, rather than close.

"Maybe in this role, it will be better without the pressure of saving games," Hutton said. "Hope springs eternal."

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