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Ricky Nolasco and the Marlins haven't made progress on a contract extension

Sep 3, 2010, 3:14 PM EDT

Ricky Nolasco has been shut down for the rest of the season with a torn meniscus in his right knee and Juan C. Rodriguez of the Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that his contract extension talks with the Marlins are also “going nowhere.”
According to Rodriguez “a significant gulf exists between the two sides” and “don’t hold your breath for a celebratory press conference.”
Nolasco is represented by agent Matt Sosick, who after some initial problems was able to work out a four-year, $39 million deal for Florida ace Josh Johnson, but with Nolasco already under team control through 2012 and age 29 as an arbitration eligible player the Marlins don’t have a ton of reason to commit guaranteed money to him.
Plus, because his ERAs have typically been much worse than his secondary numbers Nolasco should be relatively affordable via the arbitration process. He finishes with a 4.51 ERA this season after posting a 5.06 mark last season, although his strong win-loss records could help balance that out when the panel decides on his value.

  1. Old Gator - Sep 4, 2010 at 1:50 AM

    Well now this really surprises me. Doesn’t it surprise you? No progress between Ricky Nolasco and Scrooge McLoria on contract extension talks. I don’t want to say I told you so, so, for a change, I will refrain from saying I told you so, much less that I told you so twice, much less three times. Make that four. No, I won’t say it. Not today.
    Maybe tomorrow.

  2. Old Gator - Sep 4, 2010 at 10:35 AM

    It’s tomorrow. I told you so.

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