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Marlins still “actively shopping” Ricky Nolasco and Dodgers still “appear to be the frontrunner”

Jul 3, 2013, 2:14 PM EDT

Ricky Nolasco AP

Last week the Marlins were said to be “aggressively trying to move” Ricky Nolasco and several reports pegged the Dodgers as the favorites to land him … and not much has changed.

Nolasco is Miami’s scheduled starter tonight and Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports that “the Marlins have been actively shopping Nolasco and a deal could possibly get done prior to first pitch.” As for the Dodgers, according to Frisaro they still “appear to be the frontrunner among more than a half-dozen teams.”

At this point everyone seems fully convinced that Nolasco will be traded before July 31 and the sooner the Marlins unload him the more money they can save from his $11.5 million contract. Or, put another way: Every start Nolasco makes costs the Marlins about $350,000. Last time out they got five innings of six-run ball for that money.

  1. yahmule - Jul 3, 2013 at 2:21 PM

    How about Marmol, straight up?

    • Old Gator - Jul 3, 2013 at 3:57 PM

      I dunno – the other teams in the league seemed to prefer him on the rocks.

  2. specialkindofstupid - Jul 3, 2013 at 2:26 PM

    Every start Nolasco makes costs the Marlins about $350,000. Last time out they got five innings of six-run ball for that money.

    That’s crazy. For that kind of production, they could pay someone like Jamie Moyer or Livan Hernandez for a fraction of the cost.

    Heck, if they are willing to accept 0.1 innings and 16 runs per outing, I would be willing to offer my services for a very reasonable $2,000 per start.

  3. proudlycanadian - Jul 3, 2013 at 2:33 PM

    Free Ricky!

  4. Old Gator - Jul 3, 2013 at 2:53 PM

    What Aaron didn’t mention is that Reecky has been very, very good most of this season. His last start was an aberration from the way he’s been pitching – keeping the team in games when they forgot how to score runs, and pitching well when the rest of the staff was floundering all around him. He’s the team’s alltime leader in games, wins and strikeouts.

    Even so, you gotta wish him well in his escape from the Scrooge McLoria Feeshmarket. He’s from San Bernardino so the Bums would suit him perfectly.

  5. kcrobert10 - Jul 3, 2013 at 5:28 PM

    Zzzz wake me up when they finally decide to trade Stanton one of 2 players Fernandez being the other that they can really get something for them.

    • Old Gator - Jul 3, 2013 at 11:48 PM

      Have a ice rest. See you in spring training.

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