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Ricky Nolasco: “I’m next anyways”

Nov 14, 2012, 10:28 PM EDT

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There have been multiple reports suggesting that the Marlins might continue their massive firesale by also unloading right-handed starter Ricky Nolasco.

And Nolasco has apparently been reading them.

Here’s Juan C. Rodriguez, who serves as the Marlins beat writer for the South Florida Sun-Sentinel:

Reached out to Ricky Nolasco to get his thoughts on the pending trade between the Marlins and Blue Jays that will send Josh Johnson, Mark Buehrle, Jose Reyes, John Buck and Emilio Bonifacio north. Via text, he politely declined. Couldn’t blame him.

“I’m next anyways,” Nolasco said.

The 29-year-old is owed $11.5 million in 2013 and wasn’t particularly sharp this past season, but the Fish should be able to find a suitor if they’re willing to eat some of that remaining money. Nolasco has averaged a reliable 190 innings per season since becoming a full-time major league starter back in 2008.

  1. canadabaseball - Nov 14, 2012 at 11:04 PM

    Hey the blue jays will take him

  2. kcrobert10 - Nov 14, 2012 at 11:11 PM

    Royals should make a deal he is better than anything we ran out there last yr.

    • source7769 - Nov 15, 2012 at 10:37 AM

      yea right they traded for santana and dont even want to resign guthrie they are done spending money , they are letting soria walk for free injured or not this team never learns

  3. mojosmagic - Nov 14, 2012 at 11:17 PM

    Three sure things in life. The sun will rise from the east, Nolasco is history and Loria will find a way to make a buck.

  4. Bruce Knutson - Nov 15, 2012 at 12:15 AM

    Yeah let’s not neglect to mention that he is not a very good player. As bad as these deals look, Loria is shedding bad contracts.

    • samaniego92 - Nov 15, 2012 at 4:50 AM

      Mr Loria?

  5. bkh405 - Nov 15, 2012 at 12:16 AM

    And he comes with that patented fighting spirit too!

  6. Old Gator - Nov 15, 2012 at 12:52 AM

    I wonder whether Armando was speaking to the good Reecky or his evil pod twin. I also wonder whether Teflon Larry will remember he has to make a deal for both of them.

  7. 49ersgiants4life - Nov 15, 2012 at 1:52 AM

    Trade Giancarlo to the giants he sure as hell doesn’t want to be there!

  8. sjtorpitt - Nov 15, 2012 at 2:17 AM

    What a fucked up franchise, leaving Stanton alone like that..that line up when fully healthy could do some serious damage.

    • albertmn - Nov 15, 2012 at 9:18 AM

      They didn’t make a whimper last year. I understand people are mad at Loria. Less than a year after being “all in”, they take an abrupt turn. But, even so, they weren’t going to compete at a high level with the guys they had.

    • source7769 - Nov 15, 2012 at 10:37 AM

      you again?

  9. tuberippin - Nov 15, 2012 at 4:30 AM

    Well….at least he’s at peace with that realization.

    Cubs might take a look at acquiring him.

  10. 1972wasalongtimeago - Nov 15, 2012 at 6:51 AM

    Easy to bitch about the greedy owner, and Loria deserves it plenty. But with all due respect to the ex and soon to be ex-Marlins, you guys totally suck. And you’re boring. Every single one of you made watching the Marlins an experience that could best be described as somewhere between frustrating and miserable.

    Won’t miss any of you.

    The real problem isn’t the trades that went down this week. It’s really about the Miguel Cabrera trade.
    That one will hurt forever.

    Tell youvwhat Loria needs tovdo. Give Stanton a 10 year/ $200 mil/No Trade deal today. I think Marlin fans will see things differently if he did that

    • stex52 - Nov 15, 2012 at 8:52 AM

      Really? So you have one good but overpaid player surrounded by garbage that can’t win half their games and suddenly all is well? I don’t think so.

      • 1972wasalongtimeago - Nov 15, 2012 at 10:25 AM

        It will show the fans that he is going to re-invest in the team, hopefully wiser this time. And the no-trade will show fans, Stanton, and potential free agents that he has a TRUE commitment to putting a good and sustained product on the field.

        Nobody expects a World Series team. Fans will be happy with a team that’s fun to watch.

    • ptfu - Nov 15, 2012 at 9:25 AM

      The Marlins’ problems did not include Josh Johnson, Mark Buehrle, or Jose Reyes. Those guys played well enough; all three were pretty close to their career norms. You could argue their contracts aren’t worth it in the long term but to blame 2012 on them is totally misguided.

  11. JB (the original) - Nov 15, 2012 at 7:52 AM

    Hmmm….. Is Loria the re-incarnation of Calvin Griffith?

  12. midwaymonster161 - Nov 15, 2012 at 9:03 AM

    Loria is garbage. He totally fleeced Florida and Miami of public money. The city and it’s citizens need to do everything on their power to bankrupt that thief.

  13. 1972wasalongtimeago - Nov 15, 2012 at 10:30 AM

    I am by no means a defender of Jeffrey Loria. He’s as big a P.O.S. as there is.

    But let me ask you this. What’s your all-time favorite Ricky Nolasco moment since he’s been on the club. Can you name any moment at all? Did he even play for the Marlins? Have any of you ever said to your family, “Kids, we have to get tickets to the Marlins game tonight. Ricky Nolasco is pitching”? I mean, who the hell is Ricky Nolasco?

    Good riddance.

    So trading Nolasco for prospects is fine with me. The problem is Loria probably won’t use the saved money on someone worth it. I hope he proves me wrong. But he won’t. And that’s the problem.

    • sametalker - Nov 15, 2012 at 3:31 PM

      My favorite Nolasco memory? Well, a buddy of mine went to high school with him in So Cal, and one time I got free tickets to the A’s game when the Marlins were in town for inter league play. It was Dave Stewart jersey giveaway day too. Great memory, although Nolasco wasn’t pitching that day, come to think of it…

      • 1972wasalongtimeago - Nov 15, 2012 at 7:08 PM

        I stand corrected.

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