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Marlins acquired catcher John Baker from the Athletics for Jason Stokes.

Baker was Marlins property for a few weeks in Dec. 2005, getting claimed off waivers from the A's. However, the A's got him back when the Marlins tried to get him through waivers and he hit .273/.361/.386 for Triple-A Sacramento last season. The 26-year-old is strictly insurance for Florida.

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This was a great minor move for the Marlins when you consider how difficult it is for teams to acquire young catchers from other teams and the fact we rid ourselves of an injury-prone prospect in Jason Stokes. I really like Baker's talent and potential to become a major league catcher either this season or next season for the Marlins who were in dire need of a young catcher. Another small, yet steally move by Beinfest.
 

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Pretty good line last year. Good insurance move.

Wouldn't disagree and I remember when they got and then lost him...this trade is like a first clue in a new mystery novel.

Hoover isn't an embarrassment, Trezniak (sp) either, plus a couple of young guys working their way through the system, one has to wonder if Olivo is okay or Treanor, or a trade blossoming, or perhaps Stokes was in the way of playing time for Sanchez and this was the best offer in an exchange????
 

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Pretty good line last year. Good insurance move.

Wouldn't disagree and I remember when they got and then lost him...this trade is like a first clue in a new mystery novel.

Hoover isn't an embarrassment, Trezniak (sp) either, plus a couple of young guys working their way through the system, one has to wonder if Olivo is okay or Treanor, or a trade blossoming, or perhaps Stokes was in the way of playing time for Sanchez and this was the best offer in an exchange????

I'd guess the last assumption is probably the most likely.
 

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Pretty good line last year. Good insurance move.

Wouldn't disagree and I remember when they got and then lost him...this trade is like a first clue in a new mystery novel.

Hoover isn't an embarrassment, Trezniak (sp) either, plus a couple of young guys working their way through the system, one has to wonder if Olivo is okay or Treanor, or a trade blossoming, or perhaps Stokes was in the way of playing time for Sanchez and this was the best offer in an exchange????


I actually wondered the same thing. Stokes was a better overall prospect when healthy. But maybe we're bringing in another pretty decent (and healthy) prospect to arrange for an even bigger trade in the near future, possibly for a catching cornerstone and give Sanchez some playing time in the meantime.
 

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I was initially upset about this but whatever. we really did need a decent catcher for depth and baker is probably better than treanor right now.
 

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lol... terrible



Offseason report card grade goes to a G?

:lol
 

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lol... terrible



Offseason report card grade goes to a G?

:lol
well this certainly didn't help

most likely this trade becomes a nothing trade, but why even make the trade to begin with?

I don't get it
 

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The Marlins are content with Jacobs and considers Gabby Sanchez as the next guy. Hopefully its a nothing trade
 

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lol... terrible



Offseason report card grade goes to a G?

:lol
well this certainly didn't help

most likely this trade becomes a nothing trade, but why even make the trade to begin with?

I don't get it
catching depth
 

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lol... terrible



Offseason report card grade goes to a G?

:lol
well this certainly didn't help

most likely this trade becomes a nothing trade, but why even make the trade to begin with?

I don't get it
catching depth
so why didn't we pluck JD Closser off waivers last week?
 

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This was a great minor move for the Marlins when you consider how difficult it is for teams to acquire young catchers from other teams and the fact we rid ourselves of an injury-prone prospect in Jason Stokes. I really like Baker's talent and potential to become a major league catcher either this season or next season for the Marlins who were in dire need of a young catcher. Another small, yet steally move by Beinfest.
Signing a minor league free agent like Quiroz, or picking up a guy like Closser, would have been similar moves in identifying a young catcher with some potential that would not have cost us a "Stokes." I don't mind acquiring Baker in a deal like this as I don't think it's a horrible idea, but other options were available to upgrade the organizational depth chart while maintaining what we had. And that is why this is not a "steally" move by Beinfest, even if I don't necessarily disagree with it. It's more of the overall philosophy of how he operates. He routinely misses opportunities to bring players into the organization that COULD help us where there is relatively no cost involved, and then at some point, he'll address that problem and have to trade away whatever to get it. Julio and Baker are two examples of this. It's probably not a huge deal cause all of the players involved are not going to turn into stars and probably not even starting caliber players, but we're just not the most efficient franchise in acquiring talent off waivers and minor trades. I think we could do just a solid job in this area, while keeping the Petits, Resops, and Stokes of our organization, in our organization.

Regardless, I just really hope Baker can hit .240 in the bigs, cause that means Treanor is goodbye.
 

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I hope Stokes make a play in AL as a DH or 1B.

Former prospect, injury prone... and journey man
What a sad story in Baseball.

Say goodbye to Stokes.

:tissue
 

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Well, we weren't going to do anything with Stokes, so this pretty much affects nothing.
 

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Thus ends the Jason Stokes story here. Actually I guess it never got started...
 

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