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In the old Marlins method, once they starting a trading culling, they could not help themselves and just got rid of players as quickly as possible.  Hoping this regime has patience and let's the market come to them, especially with the reduction of Stanton's nut.  They set payroll at $90, then said $75, but will they just keep on going lower and lower once they figure less payroll=more profit.  We better net top prospects for any Ozuna, Yelich, Bour and Realmuto deals.  God forbid we hold on to a cheap JT and Justin for a year or so.

 

 

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In the old Marlins method, once they starting a trading culling, they could not help themselves and just got rid of players as quickly as possible.  Hoping this regime has patience and let's the market come to them, especially with the reduction of Stanton's nut.  They set payroll at $90, then said $75, but will they just keep on going lower and lower once they figure less payroll=more profit.  We better net top prospects for any Ozuna, Yelich, Bour and Realmuto deals.  God forbid we hold on to a cheap JT and Justin for a year or so.

 

JT id try to sign to a long term Salvador Perez type extension and if he doesnt want to sign it then explore his trade market.  He only has 3 years left and if he's not gonna be around after 3 years he might be worth trading to get multiple top prospects.  Bour id trade immediately depending on his value because he's 30 and injury prone and a team might be willing to part with a solid package for him if they miss out on a guy like Hosmer.  He isnt getting you a top prospect in all liklihood though.

 

Yelich would command the most ridiculous package, but i think we keep him, at least this offseason. Ozuna is the guy who we trade this offseason who will net us an enormous package.  Straily has sneaky big value as well.

 

 

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I bet we could even unload Chen at the deadline if he had a good first half. 

 

0 shot.  He needs to show he's healthy for an entire year and at the level he was at in Baltimore and we'd still probably have to eat money for him for the next 2 years after that to move him.  His contract is the worst albatross on a roster full of albatross contracts.

 

 

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JT id try to sign to a long term Salvador Perez type extension and if he doesnt want to sign it then explore his trade market.  He only has 3 years left and if he's not gonna be around after 3 years he might be worth trading to get multiple top prospects.  Bour id trade immediately depending on his value because he's 30 and injury prone and a team might be willing to part with a solid package for him if they miss out on a guy like Hosmer.  He isnt getting you a top prospect in all liklihood though.

 

Yelich would command the most ridiculous package, but i think we keep him, at least this offseason. Ozuna is the guy who we trade this offseason who will net us an enormous package.  Straily has sneaky big value as well.

 

That is an interesting point in JT.  Where will we be in 3-4 years?  What does management think?  Will we build like the Astros and have a chance to be good in 3 years?  Houston added money this year to get over the hump.  So, when JT gets expensive, wouldn't he be a big part of the team being good?  Having a contract or two that is more than the minimum will be necessary.  With all the low priced players expected on the roster in 3 years, why can't we afford to keep JT and/or Yelich, unless we trade for almost can't miss prospects (if there is such a thing)?  

 

 

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That is an interesting point in JT.  Where will we be in 3-4 years?  What does management think?  Will we build like the Astros and have a chance to be good in 3 years?  Houston added money this year to get over the hump.  So, when JT gets expensive, wouldn't he be a big part of the team being good?  Having a contract or two that is more than the minimum will be necessary.  With all the low priced players expected on the roster in 3 years, why can't we afford to keep JT and/or Yelich, unless we trade for almost can't miss prospects (if there is such a thing)?  

 

The astros were not close to good within 3 years.  I believe they won like 50-65 games their first 3 years of their rebuild and then had exponential improvement the 4th year, which is generally how these rebuilds are supposed to work.  Cubs had similar lack of success the first few years and then took off when the talent all got to the big leagues around the same time.

 

That's what im saying for JT, if he is willing to sign a contract now that will take up his first 3 years of free agency, i'd be all about signing him as he's a top catcher in the league.  But if he's a guy who will test free agency no matter what, you have to consider flipping him either now or next offseason while his value is sky high before he leaves in free agency right when we're getting good (hopefully)

 

 

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0 shot.  He needs to show he's healthy for an entire year and at the level he was at in Baltimore and we'd still probably have to eat money for him for the next 2 years after that to move him.  His contract is the worst albatross on a roster full of albatross contracts.

 

Not at all. Teams get desperate at the deadline. At that point, all that matters is winning that same year

 

 

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