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Fish bites: The Marlins have no interest in signing catcher Javy Lopez, recently released by the Rockies. ... Several teams have expressed interest in outfielder Cody Ross, who projects to make the team as a reserve outfielder, if he isn't moved. ... Jason Wood continues to make things happen. The 37-year-old started at second base Wednesday, doubled and scored in the fourth inning. Wood went 2-for-4 and raised his spring average to .478.

 

 

Does anyone know if the Giants or Diamondbacks would have any interest in him? Could the Marlins get one of Benitez or Julio for Ross and a larger chunk of salary than has previously been speculated? I'm just wondering if FO would consider picking up more salary if one of the teams agreed to take Ross instead of a pitching prospect.

 

Would trading him be worth it if it cleared up a roster spot for Wood?

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we basically got him for nothing, so anything you could get would be great.

 

 

he is having a horrible spring, not really sure what to read into that though, as spring isnt really getting serious until about now. Maybe he felt secure in his job or was working on some things, which could explain his lack of success so far...

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Some people laughed (ramp, cough).....

 

 

but I told them Jason Wood is good!

lololololol

 

great, he is having a wonderful spring... yay... let's throw a ticker tape parade on las olas!

 

and Jason Wood is not "good"

 

if he was "good", he wouldn't be fighting for his roster spot

 

he's a nice player to have off the bench, or for the once a month spot start

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Some people laughed (ramp, cough).....

 

 

but I told them Jason Wood is good!

lololololol

 

great, he is having a wonderful spring... yay... let's throw a ticker tape parade on las olas!

 

and Jason Wood is not "good"

 

if he was "good", he wouldn't be fighting for his roster spot

 

he's a nice player to have off the bench, or for the once a month spot start

 

Keep telling yourself that...Wood should have been in the majors for years now...a big reason why many major league teams want him as a future coach.

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Some people laughed (ramp, cough).....

 

 

but I told them Jason Wood is good!

lololololol

 

great, he is having a wonderful spring... yay... let's throw a ticker tape parade on las olas!

 

and Jason Wood is not "good"

 

if he was "good", he wouldn't be fighting for his roster spot

 

he's a nice player to have off the bench, or for the once a month spot start

 

Keep telling yourself that...Wood should have been in the majors for years now...a big reason why many major league teams want him as a future coach.

I will keep telling myself that, this isn't a Josh Willingham situation here

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Some people laughed (ramp, cough).....

 

 

but I told them Jason Wood is good!

lololololol

 

great, he is having a wonderful spring... yay... let's throw a ticker tape parade on las olas!

 

and Jason Wood is not "good"

 

if he was "good", he wouldn't be fighting for his roster spot

 

he's a nice player to have off the bench, or for the once a month spot start

 

Keep telling yourself that...Wood should have been in the majors for years now...a big reason why many major league teams want him as a future coach.

 

so his mental abilites is why he should be a MLB player?

 

hilarious.

 

He hasnt made it in the Majors mostly because he has never been good enough, not because he has been 'held back'

 

You are funny.

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Ramp, respectfully, saying Jason Wood isn't good is just prejudice. He's done everything that's been asked of him, he's made the most of the opportunities offered him, and yeah he's 37 years old but he's going out there and doing his thing, which is more than can be said for some others on the roster. At some point "good" stops being defined as 27 and a stud when both your BA and OBP are hoving around .500. Without looking my guess is his OPS has to be in the 1.2 range. The guy has played every infield position this spring, made a great play at 2B playing there, has acquitted himself at 3B and 1B, he is what he is. No is making him out as a superstar, at least I'm not, but you have to root for the guy if for no other reason than he's delivering.

 

You could say he's everything Reggie Abercrombie wasn't five tools or no five tools.

 

That said, this thread I believe is about Cody Ross' trade value (putting aside the fact his wife is stunningly beautiful) if it's true that GMs on other teams have some interest in him it has to be based on what they saw last season rather this ST. For a number of teams, Ross is not the worst kind of guy to have coming off the bench or platooning, he is capable of getting scary good in streaks, I think though his value lies in rounding out a bigger package rather than him alone. He's aminimum wage guy which helps, but not a standalone talent.

 

Frankly if Fredi is intent on 13 pitchers it's hard to see how he sticks unless another roster spot opens up and at this point I don;t expect that. In the end I suspect the Marlins get what they can for him at the deadline and he moves on.

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Jason Wood = fan favorite. Marlins will be smart to add him to the roster. He's a better hitter than Lenny Harris was with the Marlins and I think he can do exactly what Helms did last year.

Fan favorite?

 

No one has a clue who he is. And if he were to do what Wes Helms did last year, I will buy you his jersey off his back.

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He doesn't have to be better than anyone else, he just has to contribute when asked to.

 

I do think the one thing working against him is the presence of Aaron Boone. Maybe, and it's a real longshot Beinfest becomes enarmored enough with Wood's play (operative word is "play") that he finds a "better situation" for Boone that leaves everyone feeling good and no worse off than they were when camp opened.

 

But admittedly purely wild speculation. Right now though you have to think Wood stays over Ross and Amezega gets more OF playing time as a result.

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but I told them Jason Wood is good!

 

Jason Wood = fan favorite. Marlins will be smart to add him to the roster. He's a better hitter than Lenny Harris was with the Marlins and I think he can do exactly what Helms did last year.

Even the worst dart player hits the bullseye every now and then. or a 582 foot home run into the skyline of Cincinnati.

 

I will eat my hands if Jason Wood matches Wes Helms OPS over 250 plate appearances.

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Some people laughed (ramp, cough).....

 

 

but I told them Jason Wood is good!

lololololol

 

great, he is having a wonderful spring... yay... let's throw a ticker tape parade on las olas!

 

and Jason Wood is not "good"

 

if he was "good", he wouldn't be fighting for his roster spot

 

he's a nice player to have off the bench, or for the once a month spot start

 

Keep telling yourself that...Wood should have been in the majors for years now...a big reason why many major league teams want him as a future coach.

There are 30 major league teams. If he should have been in the majors by now, he would have been.

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but I told them Jason Wood is good!

 

Jason Wood = fan favorite. Marlins will be smart to add him to the roster. He's a better hitter than Lenny Harris was with the Marlins and I think he can do exactly what Helms did last year.

Even the worst dart player hits the bullseye every now and then. or a 582 foot home run into the skyline of Cincinnati.

 

I will eat my hands if Jason Wood matches Wes Helms OPS over 250 plate appearances.

 

sigged.

better keep that promise.

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but I told them Jason Wood is good!

 

Jason Wood = fan favorite. Marlins will be smart to add him to the roster. He's a better hitter than Lenny Harris was with the Marlins and I think he can do exactly what Helms did last year.

Even the worst dart player hits the bullseye every now and then. or a 582 foot home run into the skyline of Cincinnati.

 

I will eat my hands if Jason Wood matches Wes Helms OPS over 250 plate appearances.

 

sigged.

better keep that promise.

No kidding.. i think a 37 year old in his first MLB season could easily belt out a .965 OPS.

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but I told them Jason Wood is good!

 

Jason Wood = fan favorite. Marlins will be smart to add him to the roster. He's a better hitter than Lenny Harris was with the Marlins and I think he can do exactly what Helms did last year.

Even the worst dart player hits the bullseye every now and then. or a 582 foot home run into the skyline of Cincinnati.

 

I will eat my hands if Jason Wood matches Wes Helms OPS over 250 plate appearances.

 

sigged.

better keep that promise.

No kidding.. i think a 37 year old in his first MLB season could easily belt out a .965 OPS.

 

nah, i honestly don't think he has a chance to match what wes helms did. but i just want to see someone eat their hands, so just in case wood pulls a jesus christ, i thought i would add the quote to my sig.

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Don't piss off the Jason Wood Fan Club-

 

Sometimes a player just does not make it because of the numbers game and the organization they are with when they are younger or in their prime. As they get older, like Jason, they can still put up numbers but the opportunities dwindle. I just hope he gets the chance and puts up numbers and we will all be happy. No point in putting him down. Based on performance, why would he not have deserved to be up here all year rather than a pathetic REggie? You can give all the reasons, age, position needs etc and it all points out to possibly just being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

 

Oh yea, Cody is a hard nosed player, who the JWFC likes, but not much trade value. Want to stay on subject.

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It's funny how some roto league guru says the standard by which Jason Wood should be measured is that of one of the best bench performances in the NL in years in Wes Helms, and it is so. I don't hear people demanding the same of Aaron Boone or even Jeremy Hermida, let alone anyone else fighting for a bench job.

 

If Wood makes the team, great, if not so be it.

 

If he does he will have done so because a) he earned it and b) because is it is believed he can contribute more than some other player. It's irrelevant how old he is he's shown through his years of minor league play and innings played he still has the stamina for the job. It's irrelevant how much MLB service time he has and it's irrelevant that he didn't make it here sooner. The latter really speaks to a lack of understanding of what happens as minor league players reach a certain age where regardless of their play they are going to be passed over in favor of significantly younger players. It actually speaks well of the Marlins, as it did when they hired a throwback like Jack McKeon instead of going with conventional wisdom and hiring someone younger or the confidence they've placed in Josh Willingham, Dan Uggla and now Owens and Lindstrom. And how much different is Wood's situation than a 35 year old rookie pitcher named Jim Morris?

 

I'm reminded of the tryout scene in "The Rookie" where the scout pulls Jim Morris aside and says (paraphrasing) "...You know Jim if I call the front office and tell them I just had a 35 year old pitcher trying out they'll think I'm crazy. But if I don't call them and tell them I have a pitcher throwing 95 mph I'll be fired." That's the situation Jason Wood has put the Marlins organization in since last September and he's not backing off the throttle. Give the guy some credit, ninety-nine other guys would be mowing lawns right now. What I don't hear is he can't play his position anymore and to me the debate starts and stops right there.

 

These things do happen. But in all fairness infrequently.

 

I don't think too many complained about Lenny Harris' numbers .300+ BA at 41 years of age.

 

All that matters is Wood's defensive and offensive contributions when called upon. He isn't Wes Helms, he may be better at some things and worse at others, but if he makes it and does what he needs to when asked to do it, I say great. BTW, he's at 1B today and 1-3 at the plate so far which in the twisted world of stats drops his average to .462.

 

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About this Jeremy Reed thing, what's he offer the Marlins they don't already have? We have a speedy defensive centerfielder with a questionable bat who in fact may be faster. If we want offense, we have guys who certainly will out hit him. And looking at the Mariners, even knowing thier GM has been accused of being one of the worst in the game if he can count to 25 he has to know all he's doing is clogging up his active roster (I believe Ross is out of options) so it's probably a better move to just move Reed for the prospect and keep things simple.

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