Discussion in 'Miami Marlins' started by Hotcorner, Nov 13, 2013.
Because Baker is a sure thing. He rips lefty pitching.
Cross Napoli off your wish list, he just re-signed with the Red Sox.
Guys...Ed Lucas is OPS'ing over .880 against LHP in both his minor league and major league career. Platoon him at 1B or do it at 3B, but Ed Lucas should DEFINITELY be starting against any and all lefty pitchers next season.
And BenderRobot, the Marlins didn't protect Mark Canha in the Rule 5 Draft, so he'll either go to another team or be stashed back into the minor league system for next season.
Red Sox said they're not trading prospects (and specifically mentioned Cecchini.
Plus, it would take more than Morrison to get Cecchini. The Sox would want a major league starting pitcher in return for a good prospect like Cecchini if they even were considering trading him.
Isn't this old news?
Lucas or Canha? I just mentioned Canha because the Marlins not protecting him shows they don't see Canha as having any real future with the team.
Hence the 'LoMo+'
Either way, they signed Napoli so there's no chance now.
Well the + in that scenario is more important than the LoMo. So it would be something like "Eovaldi or Henderson Alvarez+"
I didn't know that about Lucas. I really hope that that's the Marlins plan. It could definitely work out short-term.
LoMo was the topic of the discussion. I'm aware of LoMo's value.
Both. It's well known Lucas is a platoon guy.
Canha wasn't left exposed because he has no future, but simply because they knew nobody would select him.
There goes Middlebrooks most likely.
And he won't be selected because no team likely views Canha as major league ready. At 25 years old in February, if you're not major league ready by now...
Not saying it can't happen, and I like Mark Canha more than most, but I don't think the Marlins view him as highly as me or Bender views him.
You never know, it took Gaby quite some time to get to the majors.
Baseball really needs a salary cap, but the union is too strong to ever let the owners get one. The Yankees signed Carlos Beltran with the money saved from Cano signing with the Mariners. Also have gotten Ellsbury and McCann. If MLB ever got a salary cap, the Marlins and Rays would be playing in the World Series quite a bit.
Not necessarily. Teams would maybe spend more money on personnel and development, so the Marlins' and Rays' edge would be gone. You can't predict how things would turn out if you turned the entire system on its head. I like the current system. Teams have their ways of winning, and money doesn't necessarily always win.
Well, there is the soft cap of 189 mill.
That doesn't really stop the Yankees. They have their own T.V. channel! That luxury tax is chump change to them.
the rays are the best run organization in the league. I am as big of a marlins fan as anyone, but we do not do a very good job being poor. The A's and Rays are who we should be emulating. The fact is we haven't won in a while.
At this point we should keep LoMo, platoon Lucas at third, Salty at C and Ruggiano/Jones.
Even worse: the fact is that we've sucked for a long time.