Carlos Marmol looked up from his iPad screen, noticed the inquisitive expression and grinned.

''What, you surprised I'm still here?'' he said.

Sitting at his locker in the Cubs' clubhouse 19 hours after the non-waiver trade deadline? Yeah, maybe a little.

''I didn't even think about that,'' said Marmol, the manager-stressing closer whose contract, which has $12.4 million left, made trading him a challenge. ''Nobody talked to me [about being traded], not even my agent. I'm glad that nobody talked to me about it. I don't want to leave.''