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Marlins Sign Francisco Cervelli

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If it's true then it's really a big Christmas gifts I'm waiting for.
 

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Hope they go all in for him, but with the 10M average annual salary in the past three years, he needs to take a big discount to come here.
 

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"Injuries have plagued Cervelli over the last several seasons, most notably (and seriously) a series of concussions."

So we try to replace one backup catcher with concussions (Wallach) with another (Cervelli) !?
 

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Solid backup catcher.
 

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Hope they go all in for him, but with the 10M average annual salary in the past three years, he needs to take a big discount to come here.
He definitely will take a pay cut. The deal will more than likely be a 1-year deal with incentives.
 

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Good move, can't complain... also, not that it really matters but it's at least an example of them spending some money and not obviously tanking. They're trying to improve the MLB club with this move.

With that said this is probably more for the mentoring and leadership, plus it solidifies a position that they shouldn't have to worry about as much as they have in recent seasons. And yes, best case scenario he is trade deadline bait.

Still waiting for the big bat addition though.
 

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Cervelli needs to retire or stop catching for his own health.

Its a who cares move in the end, probably overpaying him but its a 1 year deal so who cares.

Might want to sign another catcher and stash in AAA for when Cervelli gets his 2020 concussion, though. Might as well donate his brain to the CTE folks now.
 

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Cervelli needs to retire or stop catching for his own health.

Its a who cares move in the end, probably overpaying him but its a 1 year deal so who cares.

Might want to sign another catcher and stash in AAA for when Cervelli gets his 2020 concussion, though. Might as well donate his brain to the CTE folks now.
Everyone here cares to some degree, except you, as always... why are you even here?
 

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$2M not a bad price if he can stay healthy a much better option than Wallach
 

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Cervelli needs to retire or stop catching for his own health.

Its a who cares move in the end, probably overpaying him but its a 1 year deal so who cares.

Might want to sign another catcher and stash in AAA for when Cervelli gets his 2020 concussion, though. Might as well donate his brain to the CTE folks now.
I know the team motto of late seems to have been "player X was just out of our price range" but come on, $2M is not an overpay here.
 

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Someone explain why this is a better move than Holaday behind the plate. I don’t know much about either so what’s the advantage?
 

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