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The Marlins have some interest in Wandy Rodriguez

Dec 6, 2011, 7:43 PM EDT

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We learned earlier today that if the Marlins do indeed sign Albert Pujols, they’ll be out on free agent left-handers C.J. Wilson and Mark Buehrle and turn their focus on the trade market. The Marlins were already connected in talks for A’s left-hander Gio Gonzalez last month and Danny Knobler of hears that they also have some interest in trade for Astros’ left-hander Wandy Rodriguez.

Rodriguez is due $10 million next season and $13 million in 2013. His contract includes a $13 million club option for 2014, but it becomes a player option in the event that he’s traded, so it essentially works out to a three-year, $36 million contract. Knobler reported yesterday that the Astros aren’t willing to cover any of his salary in a potential trade.

Rodriguez, who turns 33 in January, went 11-11 with a 3.09 ERA and a 166/69 K/BB ratio over 191 innings this season.

  1. bozosforall - Dec 6, 2011 at 7:48 PM

    Figures that the two teams that have been most active lately in trying to buy a title would be the Marlins and the Red Sux..two teams forever linked in time due to both the deal that was done trading Hanley Ramirez, et al for Beckett et al…and the deal where Loria got to dump the Expos, buying the Marlins so that John Henry et al could by the Red Sux. Teams notorious for buying titles linked forever in time.

    • hammyofdoom - Dec 6, 2011 at 7:55 PM

      I think every topic I’ve been in, you’ve somehow made it about the “Red Sux” and their “buying titles”. its really getting old

      • JBerardi - Dec 6, 2011 at 9:57 PM

        He’s insecure because deep down he knows no one “buys titles” like the Yankees. And he’s come to the internet to tell us all about it!

  2. hammyofdoom - Dec 6, 2011 at 7:55 PM

    Breaking News: Marlins interested in Everyone, are trying to take Pedro out of retirement

    • 78mu - Dec 6, 2011 at 8:07 PM

      Wait ’til Manny signs with them.

      • hammyofdoom - Dec 6, 2011 at 8:11 PM

        I’d laugh, but between Manny Ramirez and Brett Favre, I have become jaded

    • stinkinfish - Dec 6, 2011 at 8:12 PM

      I believed they even returned Manny’s call…

  3. 1972wasalongtimeago - Dec 6, 2011 at 8:54 PM

    Wandy looks like Peter Dinklage.

    • Old Gator - Dec 6, 2011 at 9:17 PM

      If he gets people out, he can look like Natacha Seijas for all I care.

      Actually, my real Macondo fantasy is to see Natacha Seijas mud wrestle Miriam Alonso….

    • 1972wasalongtimeago - Dec 6, 2011 at 9:58 PM

      Maybe more Hank the Angry Drunken Dwarf than Peter Dinklage, but you get my point.

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