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Marlins' Lindstrom 'close' to being traded

Dec 6, 2009, 11:19 AM EDT

matt lindstrom.jpgAdd another potential closer to the list. Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports that Marlins right-hander Matt Lindstrom is “virtually certain” to be traded during the winter meetings.



According to major league sources,
of the six teams to express interest in Lindstrom, three have jumped to
the forefront in recent days. Said another
source, Lindstrom is “close to being traded,” adding that a deal “could
happen any day now.”
Lindstrom, who turns 30 in February, is
arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter.




Team president Larry Beinfest said the closer role was Leo Nunez’s to lose this week,
so it appears they’d prefer not to keep both. Limited to 54 appearances
due to right elbow inflammation in 2009, Lindstrom posted a 5.89 ERA
and 1.65 WHIP.

  1. Old Gator - Dec 6, 2009 at 7:40 PM

    It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that when a Marlin approaches arbitration, he is “virtually certain” to be traded. Wasting Ken Rosenthal’s brobdingnagian network of informants on such a painfully obvious story is really swatting the proverbial fly with a predator drone. What Rosenthal apparently didn’t say – or even need to say – in a heartening fallback to the principle of economy of effort is that Lindstrom will doubtless be traded for one or two reclamation projects off some other team’s scrapheap and/or the usual “package of EYP’s” (Exciting Young Prospects). Down here in Macondo, we watch these pheoms emerge every Spring training, only to be harvested like veal calves by our cheapskate ownership the moment they approach arbitration. So what else is new?

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