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Marlins could deal Nolasco

Posted on: December 18, 2010 1:44 pm
Edited on: December 18, 2010 6:42 pm
Ricky Nolasco After hitting a "stalemate" in negotiations for a long-term deal, the Marlins may look to trade starter Ricky Nolasco,'s Jon Paul Morosi writes .

Nolasco, 28, is arbitration-eligible this season. He was 14-9 with a  4.51 ERA in 26 starts and made $3.8 million this year. He would be a free agent after the 2012 season.

According to Morosi, the Marlins and Nolasco have been discussing a three-year deal, and it could still work out. The two sides could go ahead and sign a one-year deal or go to arbitration, where he'd sign a one-year deal.

Otherwise, the team could look to trade Nolasco. With Josh Johnson, Anibal Sanchez, Javier Vazquez, Chris Volstad and Alex Sanabia, the team has a pretty good rotation even without Nolasco. The Yankees, Brewers and Nationals have been actively searching for starters, so any of those three would seem to match up with the Marlins for a deal.

UPDATE: Nolasco's agent, Matt Sosnick, tells that there's no "stalemate" in talks for an extension with Nolasco in Florida.

"Any reports that say we're way off are not true. We're not way off. We're still exchanging ideas. There absolutely is no stalemate. There is no impasse or anything like that," Sosnick told Joe Frisaro. "His choice is to stay in Florida and pitch for the Marlins over the long haul."

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: October 20, 2011 1:51 am

Marlins could deal Nolasco

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Since: Feb 11, 2008
Posted on: December 20, 2010 1:48 am

Why would the Marlins deal Nolasco ?

Guess with the signing of Cliff Lee and Zack Grienke, not much to write about . Marlins have Nolasco for two more years, since when does arbitration eligible become such a big factor. Talk about jumping the gun and creating false rumors, here you have it folks, call it writer's block, something in the present please?

Since: Oct 12, 2006
Posted on: December 19, 2010 9:39 pm

Marlins could deal Nolasco

Sure why not deal him ? The Marlins payroll is a big reason why they made so much money and got the upper hand for their new stadium as the contract is mostly at the expense of taxpayers. The MLB even determined the Marlins need to start paying the players better. The Marlins had a team I'd watch, that is I have for the past couple of seasons as I'm a Phillies fan and go to every game the two play down in Miami. Marlins seemed to necer be out of a game. FL is notorious for the early rain delay, that seemed to benefit the Marlins when the game was going the Phillies way, almost like a single game double header. They'd lose the first 3-4 innings 5-2, but win the final innings after the 1-2 hour rain delay 5-1.  Last season though, if it wasn't Johnson pitching, it seemed the Phillies were a lock to win a game. I feared Uggla's bat over Ramirez's bat with risp. Ramirez hit for average against the Phillies, but it was a quiet avg. His hits were the only one's the Marlins could muster in that inning and he was stranded. When he came to bat with risp, he made the final out and wasn't clutch. That was the difference with Uggla, Uggla would drive in those runs. Obviously Ramirez glove is better than Uggla's. At any rate, Ramirez must've gotten his stats vs other teams, he just didn't seem to get the clutch rbi's vs the Phillies.

The other team I saw, the Pirates. Against the Pirates a pair of 4 game home and away, the Marlins were 6-2. The Pirates lost 105 games and only the Mariners were the closest to losing that many with 101. But even there, the Pirates were a couple of clutch hits or more appropriate shut down innings in a couple of games from being 4-4. Pirates definitely had bad pitching in 2010.

Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: December 19, 2010 11:20 am

Marlins could deal Nolasco

Look at the dudes stats. He can't get righties out. He sucks at night. He sucks in Florida's pitchers park. He has "stretches" of dominance that last about 3 games which he follows up with 7 straight bombardments frequently. I can see Nolasco as a future closer or setup guy, but as a starter he is atrocious. He constantly goes 0-2 to batters then throws a weak fastball down the middle to get ripped. The dude at 28 has no clue how to get batters out other than Ks and with his velocity going down the past couple years he is heading down the same path as Brad Penny ... maybe even Dontrelle Willis.

This is the best time to dump him. His fantasy value has even become crap.

Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: December 19, 2010 11:14 am

Marlins could deal Nolasco

Nobody cares about Ricky Nolasco. The Marlins will be lucky to get a $20 meal from kentucky fried chicken for this washed up bum. They should have traded him after his fluke season 2 years ago, and for those that haven't noticed Chris Volstad has been a better pitcher than Nolasco the past 2 seasons and Sanabia was hands down our third best pitcher last year.

Good riddens to this bum. He can go join Renyel Pinto and Vic Darensbourg as the biggest frauds to put on a baseball uniform.

Since: Feb 21, 2007
Posted on: December 19, 2010 10:50 am

Marlins could deal Nolasco

Obvioulsy I ment Redskins excuse the type

Since: Feb 21, 2007
Posted on: December 19, 2010 10:49 am

Marlins could deal Nolasco

Did you actually call Beinfest a knuckle head?? You know nothing about running a baseball team or the economics that go along with it. Beinfest is a master at what he does with such financial constraints and one of the most respected GM's in baseball. Uggla had a career year but he is due to come back down to his original .250 batting average and streaky play. Beinfest will have the last laugh much like the Philly organization did with McNabb to the Eagles.

Since: Jun 3, 2010
Posted on: December 19, 2010 1:32 am
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Since: Dec 2, 2007
Posted on: December 18, 2010 9:00 pm

Marlins could deal Nolasco

What? Is Rosecrans trying to force an issue by being the reporter who caused a player to be traded?

With Josh Johnson and the other guys - Rosecrans even asserts that Chris Volstad and Alex Sanabia are "pretty good" - they are set without Nolasco? Do you even watch baseball?

Nolasco is streaky, but has stretches of being an unhittable strikeout machine. Compare those stretches with the short career of Chris Volstad - or the microscopic big league experience of Alex Sanabia which Rosecrans thinks is a reliable answer for the Marlins - and you have yourself a relative stud. Solid Number Two numbers when he's on.

Please. As a baseball fan, I'd like to see some editorial standards here. I've seen better insights on Sesame Street.

Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: December 18, 2010 8:47 pm

Marlins could deal Nolasco

I'd love to see Nolasco in a Nats uniform. All their pitchers are the same... get ground balls, be economical with your pitch count, and keep the ball in the park. It's boring baseball to be honest. Need a guy who could rack up Ks. Plus, if you want ground balls, you have to field the ball well (which the Nats don't)

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