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Mark Trumbo

Discussion in 'Miami Marlins' started by Wild Card, Oct 30, 2013.

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    Not to mention that we all know no such thing as "Stanton is being traded by mid-season next year."

    He might be traded (anyone "might" be traded, given an overwhelming offer,) but Loria's single biggest bargain is retaining Stanton through most (2.5 years) or all of his 3 arb years, assuming he can't be signed for a longer term.

    Also, not to mention that every single comment from the FO has always been to the effect that they do not intend to trade him. There's no good reason to believe otherwise at this point. Particularly not in view of the fact that they acknowledge that they need power and bats, and he's one of the few power bats they have under control.
  2. Wild Card

    Wild Card Batting Third

    Agreed with all of this. Stanton is going to be too good and too cheap to trade, it's just that simple. Our organization is pretty deep right now as far as the farm goes, where we lack talent is in the majors... Moving Stanton right now would just literally make no sense.

    Also, it remains to be seen if he will sign a long term deal. The Marlins have said they plan to make an offer, it's whether or not he decides to accept that will be the issue. Even if he chooses to decline (which he won't because he's not an idiot) he'll likely be here another two years because they will get a kings ransom for him no matter when he's dealt.
  3. Hotcorner

    Hotcorner Teal Avenger .

    like Maybin & Miller.

    just lock him up.
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  4. Wild Card

    Wild Card Batting Third

    Hindsight is 20/20, my friend.

    And my entire post agreed with "just lock him up".
  5. Wild Card

    Wild Card Batting Third

    So I guess Dan Jennings was on with Bowden today and confessed that the Marlins are interested in Trumbo... At third base. While that doesn't excite me defensively, it does make me happy. Moving LoMo to get Trumbo would have been questionable, but adding Trumbo to replace crap would be really exciting.

    He also mentioned we were considering Will Middlebrooks at third and catcher is also a priority.
  6. FutureGM

    FutureGM All Star

    I'm not very optimistic that Trumbo could handle 3rd.

    Middlebrooks is fine, but if you get him, what do you do with Moran in a year?
  7. gizmo

    gizmo RALLY, BITCH

    Can Middlebrooks play 2B or SS?
  8. Wild Card

    Wild Card Batting Third

  9. BenderRobot

    BenderRobot Hello! VIP

    With lesser defense and much more power.
  10. Wild Card

    Wild Card Batting Third

    Certainly lesser defense, but Matty-D has some pop. Dominguez hit 21 homers this year, Middlebrooks has hit 15 and 17 the last two years (albeit much less ab's, so he has MORE power... but not MUCH more.)
  11. BenderRobot

    BenderRobot Hello! VIP

    My bad, I thought you meant Trumbo for some reason. Derp.
    But if I saw correctly, Middlebrooks played like 4 innings at second base.
  12. Wild Card

    Wild Card Batting Third

    Yea, Dominguez and Trumbo have like 0 things in common, lol. And if he played a few innings at 2B I must've missed it, but anyway, still irrelevant.
  13. dom2613

    dom2613 Hammerhead

    I figure we're gonna suck for a while, so having Trumbo would be fun. Him and Stanton (assuming he's here) would be cool. Long bombs and strikeouts away.
  14. Wild Card

    Wild Card Batting Third

    I feel like adding Trumbo, and any catcher with any kind of bat, would be huge in improving this team. I wonder how many games this team could have won last year, with the pitching performances, had they been able to average 4 runs a game. You add Trumbo and a decent Catcher without having to subtract any arms from the current rotation or bullpen and I think you have a .500 team if it can stay healthy...
  15. BenderRobot

    BenderRobot Hello! VIP

    Sox apparently didn't give Salty a qualifying offer, so we wouldn't lose a draft pick for signing him.

    WC I'm not against signing him but not for 3/30. An incentive-laden 3/21 deal that leads up to 3/30 could be nice, cause if he gets to 3/30, that'll mean he's produced well.

    I'm a big fan of incentives lately.
  16. Wild Card

    Wild Card Batting Third

    Well, the post-season probably lowered his value a little. But if his agent is smart, he'll wait until McCann signs his big deal to set the tone for the market, then he'll be the top target on the FA market behind the plate. I won't be surprised if he gets a big time deal, much bigger than that. MLB Trade Rumors agrees...

    "9:07am: The Red Sox are unlikely to extend a qualifying offer to Jarrod Saltalamacchia, MLBTR's Tim Dierkes has learned (Twitter link).
    Saltalamacchia, 29, posted the best season of his career in 2013, slashing .273/.338/.466 with 14 homers in a career-high 470 plate appearances. He also tied a career best by playing in 121 games for the second consecutive season.
    Tim projected a four-year, $36MM contract for Saltalamacchia in free agency this season, although that was under the assumption that he would be tied to draft pick compensation. If Saltalamacchia does not receive a qualifying offer from Boston, he could surpass that projection, as teams would not be required to surrender a first- or second-round draft pick in order to sign him."
  17. Backin2008

    Backin2008 Backin2008

    I think any trade for Trumbo would not include Morrison. Why would the Angels want the next Jeremy Hermida for him. I think it would take a starting pitcher from the major league team and a prospect. The Angels are trying to imrprove their rotation by moving Trumbo, as he has already been mentioned as a big piece in a deal for David Price.
  18. FutureGM

    FutureGM All Star

    Someone is going to offer Salty $12 mil plus per year. There is a dearth of catching talent in MLB, like there is at 3rd and SS.
  19. Wild Card

    Wild Card Batting Third

    I think that's a bit much. But I think the 4 year $36 Mill that MLBTR suggested is likely.
  20. FutureGM

    FutureGM All Star

    Whoever misses on McCann is going to need to get someone decent, and he's it.

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