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The Marlins are interested in Vlad Guerrero? Really?

Mar 2, 2012, 4:30 PM EDT

Vladimir Guerrero AP

Not much to this story, but Vladimir Guererro told Dominican newspaper El Caribe that the Marlins have expressed interest in him as a bench player.

You know, to DH. Oh, wait, can’t do that in the NL.  Or to be a backup outfielder. Oh wait, he doesn’t play defense anymore either.

Look, I’m sure there’s something they could have Vlad do, right?

  1. ezthinking - Mar 2, 2012 at 4:33 PM

    Make that Marlins jersey look cool?

  2. nategearhart - Mar 2, 2012 at 4:39 PM

    You know how, when you open a thing of chicken stock, you have to use up the rest within 7 days? Maybe pine tar is like that, and Vlad will be called on every 6 days to rub all soon-to-expire pine tar on his helmet.

  3. WhenMattStairsIsKing - Mar 2, 2012 at 4:39 PM

    Seattle could use his offense. Then again, Seattle could use MY offense.

  4. rob0527 - Mar 2, 2012 at 4:54 PM

    Where is he going to play? Don’t the marlins realize they don’t play with dh in national league.

  5. alexo0 - Mar 2, 2012 at 4:57 PM

    If Thome can play with the Phillies, Vlad can play with the Marlins. Though as far as veteran, hit-only, NL bench players go, no one will ever compare to Matt Stairs. “In case of emergency…”

  6. cur68 - Mar 2, 2012 at 4:58 PM

    Don’t matter. The Marlins with Vladdy is hardly the craziest match. Check out Off the Bench’s report on what else is new in town:

    After that lot, is Vladdy being there any more or less nutso, ¿si, or no?

  7. lyon810 - Mar 2, 2012 at 5:08 PM

    Samson and Loria trying to re-capture the Vladdy they once employed.

  8. sanzarq - Mar 2, 2012 at 5:30 PM

    Even more STUPID!!!

  9. theeCodyTaylor - Mar 2, 2012 at 6:14 PM

    We could have him clean the fish tank behind home plate

  10. Old Gator - Mar 2, 2012 at 6:48 PM

    He would provide – are we ready? – veteran presence. Can he bait a stewardess?

  11. hushbrother - Mar 2, 2012 at 8:41 PM

    Swing the slowest bat in the major leagues is all he could do now

  12. Walk - Mar 2, 2012 at 11:06 PM

    Pretty obvious. Bat him eight and then let him take a shot at the intentional walk pitches. Prety sure he could get a hit off those, only guy that scares me when hes getting passed up. All kidding aside pay the guy a million or so let him pinch hit and maybe play every fourth day he would be ok for the money. He needs a dh job though if he wants regular at bats.

    • Francisco (FC) - Mar 3, 2012 at 9:14 AM

      He can still DH… During inter league games.

  13. jwbiii - Mar 3, 2012 at 12:05 PM

    Or not.

  14. chiadam - Mar 3, 2012 at 12:08 PM

    Look, if you’re Latino and know what a baseball is, the Marlins are probably going to offer you a contract. I think they arrived at this decision after looking at their attendance, then looking at their new payroll. Got to try and fill the stadium somehow. You know, because Florida is known for passionate sports fans. Especially for the Marlins and Rays.

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