Marlins bullpen might have to make do
Posted on: June 12, 2010 2:54 pm
Marlins president Larry Beinfest told the Miami Herald he won't rule out trading for relief help, but noted that "with relief needs, it's a competitive environment."
In other words, fans of the team with the third-smallest payroll in the National League shouldn't hold their breath.
The Marlins' bullpen has been shaky, particularly in the middle innings. Florida relievers have a 4.66 ERA, 12th in the NL, and 10 blown saves.
Beinfest said the biggest disappointments have been the failure of Dan Meyer and Burke Badenhop, both now in the minors, and an injury to Renyel Pinto.
"Basically we had three guys that last year were very good and aren't here," Beinfest said. "We'll just keep trying."
-- David Andriesen
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