Dale Sveum has pretty much shored up the season opening roster for the Cubs. Many of the positions were known to be filled in advance, with only a few up for grabs. However, recent bullpen developments have thrown the closer’s role into play.

Cubs mainstay and impossible trade candidate Carlos Marmol has been throwing in vintage fashion. After a strong final three months of 2012, Marmol looks to be returning to his mastered techniques of driving Cubs fans crazy with late inning disasters. His position on the team looked all but secured until Sveum came across a box of half-eaten Valentine chocolates in the Arizona sun.

“I saw the chocolates just sitting there on the bleachers at Hohokam,” Sveum said. “They were a complete mess in that Arizona heat. It’s going to be a tough call, but right now, we’re going to have to make a determination about who will melt down less quickly.”

Given the cool spring weather conditions in Chicago, the chocolates seem to have the early edge considering Marmol has been known to melt down in every climate known to man.

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