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1 minute ago, taiwanmarlin said:

So sad, everybody wants to be a Yankee and nobody wants to be a Marlins even with the opportunity to play for their idol…

I mean... can you blame them?

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2 minutes ago, SonOfJack said:

I mean... can you blame them?

I blame Loria to make Tulo didn't want to choose the team that owned by his idol.

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3 hours ago, SonOfJack said:

Can't blame Tulo for chasing the ring, though he may have had a better chance at regular at-bats in Miami. If the Yanks sign Machado, he's going to become a utility player from the start.

For that matter, he'd have been able to play here and THEN be flipped to a contender at the deadline (assuming he performs ok).

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1 hour ago, rmc523 said:

For that matter, he'd have been able to play here and THEN be flipped to a contender at the deadline (assuming he performs ok).

Good point.

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From MLBTR:

The Marlins announced that they have claimed infielder/outfielder Rosell Herrera from the Royals.  Herrera was designated for assignment by K.C. last month.

The 26-year-old Herrera made his Major League debut last season, hitting .234/.286/.317 over 302 combined plate appearances with the Reds and Royals, as Kansas City claimed him off waivers from Cincinnati last June.  In this brief time in the big leagues, Herrera has already played all three outfield positions as well as time at second base and third base, so he offers quite a bit of versatility to a Marlins team that parted ways with Derek Dietrich earlier this winter.  Herrera doesn’t have Dietrich’s upside at the plate, of course, so he could perhaps fit better as competition or perhaps a replacement for current utilityman Miguel Rojas.

Herrera has been added to Miami’s 40-man roster, giving the Marlins a full 40-man complement.

https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2019/01/marlins-claim-rosell-herrera.html

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11 hours ago, SonOfJack said:

Can't blame Tulo for chasing the ring, though he may have had a better chance at regular at-bats in Miami. If the Yanks sign Machado, he's going to become a utility player from the start.

Would have been a very good signing option for us. $500K-ish makes him practically no risk and if he did well, very high reward. Oh well, missed that train.

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14 hours ago, Michael said:

Would have been a very good signing option for us. $500K-ish makes him practically no risk and if he did well, very high reward. Oh well, missed that train.

It's also possible that if the Yankees do sign Machado, or don't like how Tulo performs in ST, that they'd cut him loose to sign with another team.

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20 minutes ago, rmc523 said:

It's also possible that if the Yankees do sign Machado, or don't like how Tulo performs in ST, that they'd cut him loose to sign with another team.

And then the Jeter's team would be his only one choice.

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Riddle hit a solid .248/.304/.403 against RHP (overall .653, he can't hit lefties), had a .266 BABIP, and is fantastic defensively. There is real upside here if he upticks offensively a little bit. Even if it's just against RHP. That BABIP is encouraging.

They should let him play and not block him with a veteran. If he can get to a .700 OPS overall, he's probably a 2 WAR player with the defense. 

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