Discussion in 'Miami Marlins' started by Larry, Dec 10, 2013.
As Jones' platoon partner. See these tweets:
Boy i just don't even want him on the team anymore. I would trade him and find another righty who actually plays first. He gives me bad memories of the last two years.
Why? Because he actually provided a positive contribution (WAR) to the team unlike a fair amount of the other players?
I like Ruggiano and I'm glad he's sticking around.
3.7 WAR in 800 ABs. Not bad.
don't know where you're getting that number at all. Also, he is alright, had a good year the first year with us but its pretty clear that it was a fluke considering is ops that year was about 200 points higher than his career ops and he's on the wrong side of 30 now.
he is pretty much a replacement player as evidence by his .1 war last year and i think getting someone who actually plays first would be more beneficial to the team.
Please don't try to argue him as a good player. That one year was the only year of his career with over a .300 OBP and a .400 slugging.
I heard that the Orioles are interest in both Morrison and Ruggiano.
Orioles are interested in LoMo and one of our outfielders. Speculation is that it's Ruggiano.
Have you seen the players on our team? Even the .1 (whichever site you used) is higher than a lot of them.
Ruggiano > Jones/Francisco.
Juan Francisco had an awesome WAR in 2013, we need that guy.
Thats why you use free agency. Just because he is better than the current guys we have at 1st, which isn't saying much, means he is a good option.
But what other option is there to pair with Jones? It's either Ruggiano or Lucas. I'd rather have Ruggiano as he's more proven and has some power (although not in marlins park). Defensively it's probably a wash once Ruggiano learns the position
I can see Ruggiano being capable at 1B. Gold glove? No but I don't think he'll embarrass himself.
Can't be any worse than Garret Joens
I'm kind of curious as to what Ruggiano's trade value is.
Not high. More valuable staying than he would be going.
What if they package him with Morrison. I hear the Orioles like them both.
Trading Ruggiano right now would be dumb. He's got a lot of value in his current role.
It depends on what they get for him. By himself, I don't think he's worth much. Add him to another player (like Morrison) and you might get a nice haul from a desperate team.
Ruggiano is exactly the kind of player we covet, there's no reason to deal him.