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http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/basebal...-sports-marlins

....from the sun-sentinel
Batters walking all over Julio

One strikeout palesagainst10 bases on balls
By Juan C. Rodriguez
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted April 16 2007
ATLANTA ? Dontrelle Willis had a copy of sports psychologist Harvey Dorfman's renowned book The Mental ABCs of Pitching in his Turner Field locker Sunday.

Might not be a bad idea to slip it in among Jorge Julio's belongings.



LocalLinksJulio pitched the sixth inning of the 8-4 loss to the Braves and showed he's no closer to working the ninth again.

Though Julio did not allow a hit and struck out his first batter (yes, it was Tim Hudson, but it still counts), he walked four during the 38-pitch inning.

With two out and one on, Chipper Jones, Andruw Jones and Jeff Francoeur all drew a base on balls. That's the same Francoeur who last season walked 17 times non-intentionally in 686 plate appearances.

Julio now has issued nine more walks (10) than strikeouts and has thrown just 47.7 percent of his 149 pitches for strikes.

"We've got to get him back and that's the only way, to keep getting him in there," manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "You saw flashes, some fastballs that had some [crispness] to them and some fastballs that had some life. We'll keep running him out there every situation we can because he's an important part of this club and we need to get him fixed."

INTEREST IN CAPELLAN

The Marlins are among the teams that have expressed interest in right-handed reliever Jose Capellan. A deal is doubtful because the Brewers want "something big in return," according to a source who has spoken to both clubs.

Capellan requested a trade when the Brewers demoted him in their final round of spring training cuts. A former prospect in the Braves' system before heading north in the December 2004 Dan Kolb deal, Capellan spent all of 2006 in the majors, going 4-2 with a 4.40 ERA, 16 holds, 31 walks and 58 strikeouts in 712/3 innings.

He would make the prorated share of $400,500 this season and isn't eligible for arbitration until after 2008.

SHOWING OFF No. 42

Wearing No. 42 as part of the leaguewide Jackie Robinson Day tribute, Willis didn't get much field time Sunday. He did show off the jersey by taking out the lineup card. Despite the 45-degree game-time temperature and gusty wind, Willis did not wear a jacket.

"I had to run in and get some cocoa a couple of times," he said.

The jersey will be auctioned along with those of other players who wore No. 42 Sunday. Proceeds will benefit the Jackie Robinson Foundation.

The Marlins will have a belated Jackie Robinson Day ceremony when they return home Wednesday. Willis and the Florida Marlins Community Foundation will present a $10,000 scholarship donation to the Jackie Robinson Foundation.

NUMEROLOGY

Even before the baseballwide retirement 10 years ago, No. 42 hasn't been a popular one in Marlins history. The last Marlin to wear it was left-handed reliever Dennis Cook in 1997. The only other team members who had it: Rich Rodriguez (1993) and Jeremy Hernandez (1994-95). ...

Alejandro De Aza grounded out while pinch hitting in the ninth, ending his eight-game hitting streak.
 

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I read that this morning. It is interesting that they would want "something big" in return for a pitcher they didn't deem worthy of carrying on their 25 man roster.
 

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Brewers want something big in return?...The Marlins have something for you!
Big fat lard ass Jorge Julio! Now that is Huge!
 

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Does anyone else out there feel comfortable with the bullpen we have (excluding Julio)?
 

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Does anyone else out there feel comfortable with the bullpen we have (excluding Julio)?
I love what these guys show out there. They have been really good
 

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I read that Capellan does have a bit of AAA experience as a starter. Maybe the Marlins were wanting to use him for long relief/spot starts? Can't really see them wanting to convert him solely to a starter with the depth of starting pitching within the organization. And do we really need another closer candidate?
 

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Why on Earth would we want another similar talent type arm when we already have a crowded bullpen?
 

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I've always liked Capellan, but I'm not sure where he fits in with us...unless we are swapping him for Mitre (to clear a spot in the rotation) or Julio, I'm not sure how this would work.
 

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Capellan for Mitre is not a bad idea, the only concern is the health of Nolasco at this time
 

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Marlins Interested In Jose Capellan
Could we be adding yet another closer candidate to the Marlins? According to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, they've got interest in 26 year-old right-handed reliever Jose Capellan. Capellan has thrown 6.1 scoreless innings in Triple A so far.

Past suitors: the Rockies, Giants, Devil Rays, and Nationals. It's known that the Nats would like to convert Capellan back to starting; maybe the Fish would do the same. Back in '05 Capellan started 12 games in Triple A, but suffered from control problems.

Unfortunately, the Brewers are asking for too much according to Juan C. Rodriguez's source. They want "something big" for him.

from MLBTraderumors.com

if they want something "big"...pass.
 

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Capellan for Mitre is not a bad idea, the only concern is the health of Nolasco at this time
Definitely dont need to be trading SP for relievers right now
 

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