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Marlins trade/FA talk

Discussion in 'Miami Marlins' started by Hotcorner, Nov 13, 2013.

  1. Retro_Marlins

    Retro_Marlins Hammerhead

    Id rather have Andrew Jones then Jeff Baker.
  2. FutureGM

    FutureGM All Star

    Why? That's very random. Jones is also basically done at this point.
  3. Backin2008

    Backin2008 Backin2008

    Jones is making a lot of money in Japan. He isn't coming back to the states.
  4. Jokersgoon

    Jokersgoon Squall's Bench Coach

    I remember when jones was an elite OF.. Boy how long ago was that
  5. Vince0926

    Vince0926 Hammerhead

  6. Entendu

    Entendu sXe

    I would prefer him over someone like Solano
  7. Jokersgoon

    Jokersgoon Squall's Bench Coach

    He'll be the modern day amezaga. Stayed with the fish for a couple years then returned
  8. Wild Card

    Wild Card Batting Third

    110%. And the FO loves Boni.

    Of course, this would make too much sense.
  9. Vannzee

    Vannzee Muckdog

    Per mlbtraderumors
  10. Jokersgoon

    Jokersgoon Squall's Bench Coach

    I swear we've been hearing that rumor for months.
  11. Entendu

    Entendu sXe

    I feel like Middlebrooks is the kind of prospect that the Marlins would trade for and entirely miss on. It's not really based on anything but a gut feeling. He did have an unusually low BABIP last year, so there's indication that he'll improve - and Steamer and Oliver have him at the 2 WAR range, so there are stats to refute what I'm saying.
  12. But with CoMo waiting in the wings, it makes no sense to give up anything of value for another young 3B with quite a few years of team control left. Sure we have a good problem in the form of pitching surplus, but I think it would be a mistake to trade those pieces now. I feel like they'd be good trade chips for a Trade Deadline impact player in 2015 if need be.
  13. Entendu

    Entendu sXe

    Well, he plays 1B and SS too. I'm thinking they slide him to 1B once Colin Moran comes up.
  14. BroncoBob27

    BroncoBob27 Hammerhead



    Agree, and not just about Middlebrooks. Not sure about the 2015 thing, but why trade good pieces now? It's not going to give us a playoff run or put fannies in the seats. It's more like doing a trade just because we can do a trade.
  15. Spike

    Spike Hammerhead

    Moran's entire career so far is 154 ABs in Greensboro. Hes far from waiting in the wings at this point.
  16. MarlinsLou

    MarlinsLou Bonifaciennes Unite!

    If they can trade pitching for young, projectionable club controlled infield hitters, you do the trade. Middlebrooks fits that description. He's not a sure thing so not sure you'd want to deal a Cishek for him (which is what Boston would likely want), but if they can get him for other stuff, pull the trigger on the minor league depth. He'd get 500 PA on the Marlins this year easy. Would let them stick Ozuna/Marisnick in the minors, let Yelich play CF for most of the year, shift Jones to a lot of LF, and Middlebrooks. would play 3B/1B and be second on the team in HR. It wouldn't be a trade just to trade. They need longterm infield bats now.
  17. For whatever its worth, Cishek would make a pretty cool Red Sock.
  18. fauowls44

    fauowls44 Hammerhead

    Jeff Baker agrees to a 2 year, $3.7 million deal. Looks like we may be platooning at 1st after all. A Jones/Baker platoon could be pretty productive.
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