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Marlins president says Ricky Nolasco won’t be traded

Nov 15, 2012, 5:38 PM EDT

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Given some of the front office’s previous statements about not holding a firesale this offseason it’s tough to take much they say seriously at this point, but Marlins president David Samson said during a radio interview today that Ricky Nolasco will be on the team in 2013.

According to Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post he said that during an interview with Dan LeBatard.

Of course, it’s also worth noting that the Marlins may simply have been unable to find a taker for Nolasco considering he’s under contract for $11.5 million and coming off a pretty ugly season in which he posted a 4.48 ERA, allowed opponents to hit .285, and saw his strikeout rate plummet for the third straight year.

  1. Francisco (FC) - Nov 15, 2012 at 5:42 PM

    Marlins president says Ricky Nolasco won’t be traded

    “Read. My. Lips! No New Taxes!

  2. proudlycanadian - Nov 15, 2012 at 5:47 PM

    I believe him completely. I am 99.9% certain that Nolasco will be on the Marlins roster on Jan 1 2013. After that, I am not so sure.

  3. Lukehart80 - Nov 15, 2012 at 6:08 PM

    At this point, it strikes me as stupid NOT to trade Nolasco.

  4. lew24 - Nov 15, 2012 at 6:10 PM

    “Ricky Nolasco won’t be traded….today!”

  5. Old Gator - Nov 15, 2012 at 6:14 PM

    The Chihuahua just broke Reecky’s heart – though how his evil pod twin feels is tough to determine. The poor guy was already looking at real estate ads from Kansas City, and texting Jeff Francoeur about how much he was gonna love Macondo.

  6. scratchnsniffnblog - Nov 15, 2012 at 6:33 PM

    How did LoMo and Nolasco escape this mess? Oh, that’s right. Not enough good players to attach the dead weight.

  7. pjmitch - Nov 15, 2012 at 6:38 PM

    What a stupid statement by the President. Really, he will be on the team in 2013? For sure? Nothing might change that? Giants offer Matt Cain and Buster Posey for Nolasco. Nope, Ricky will be on my team in 2013, no matter what!!!

    • scratchnsniffnblog - Nov 15, 2012 at 6:42 PM

      That’s too much talent. The Fish would turn that offer down in a heartbeat. We only trade for guys with theoretical potential.

  8. thejotapee - Nov 16, 2012 at 12:36 AM

    This headline is EXTREMELY misleading. I live in Miami and heard the interview live. What he said was that outside of Nolasco, you haven’t heard of the other starters, but that doesn’t mean that they are not good. He went on to name the a Marlins rotation in order AS OF RIGHT THIS VERY MOMENT as Nolasco, Turner, Alvarez, and Eovaldi, not once saying that that wouldn’t change or that Nolasco is not on the trading block. This entire post is incorrect and misleading.

    • Old Gator - Nov 16, 2012 at 1:03 PM

      The Feesh are going to lose a hundred games or more next season as presently configured. And Scrooge McLoria can take that to the bank.

      • thejotapee - Nov 16, 2012 at 4:30 PM

        They can’t possibly be worse than they were last year. Even without Reyes, Buerhle, and JJ

  9. thejotapee - Nov 16, 2012 at 12:51 AM

    They’re not going to make it known to the public that they’re going to trade him, that would bring whatever trade value he has, even further down.

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