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It’s official: Dodgers acquire Ricky Nolasco from Marlins

Jul 6, 2013, 9:35 PM EDT

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Per MLB’s Twitter: the Ricky Nolasco deal is official. The Marlins have traded their right-handed starter to the Dodgers for prospects Steve Ames, Josh Wall, and and Angel Sanchez. None of the three made Baseball America’s top-ten list for the Dodgers organization entering the season. The Dodgers are assuming the rest of Nolasco’s remaining salary, about $5.7 million, for the 2013 season. Scott Miller of CBS Sports also reports that the Dodgers get $197,000 in international cap space with slot 96.

The acquisition of Nolasco puts the Dodgers in a good position to make a run at the NL West title. The Diamondbacks, at 45-41, lead the division and even the last place Giants at 39-46 are only 5.5 games behind, so it’s quite an open field. Over the next three and a half weeks, the Dodgers could still consider making more moves. They have been linked to Chase Utley of the Phillies and they could now go after an outfielder after Matt Kemp hurt his shoulder last night.

  1. thejotapee - Jul 6, 2013 at 9:45 PM

    Good trade for both teams, especially the Marlins. Sanchez was’s 8th best prospect for the Dodgers. Plus, two major league ready bullpen arms in Ames and Wall. PLUS, the Dodgers are taking on the remaining $5M on Nolasco’s contract. The Marlins weren’t going to Find a better deal than that.

  2. dondada10 - Jul 6, 2013 at 9:49 PM

    Remember when the Dodgers had too much starting pitching?

    • Anoesis - Jul 7, 2013 at 2:11 AM

      There is no such thing as too much starting pitching.

      • Old Gator - Jul 7, 2013 at 1:00 PM

        There is if Don Mattingly catches you at it.


  3. thebadguyswon - Jul 6, 2013 at 9:50 PM

    Off topic….but I just thought of another deal I think could work for a couple teams. Detroit trades Hector Rondon and Nick Castellanos to San Francisco for Hunter Pence and Tim Lincecum.

    Giants replace impending free agent Pence’s stick with a young, cost-controlled bat in Castellanos and they get a solid reliever. Detroit installs Lincecum as their new closer and puts Pence in left field. For Detroit its a huge price to pay, but I really think that would shore up all their weaknesses and make them heavy favorites in the AL. Its been 29 years Detroit…

    • paperlions - Jul 6, 2013 at 10:09 PM

      12 kinds of a horrible deal for Detroit….Pence is a marginal upgrade (if any) over Hunter, and there is no evidence that Lincecum will be a useful closer.

    • homegrowntalentmn - Jul 7, 2013 at 4:35 AM

      Who farted

  4. acdc84 - Jul 6, 2013 at 9:53 PM

    Why would the Dodgers trade for an OF when they started Crawford, Ethier and Puig today, and Kemp is only day-to-day??

    • Anoesis - Jul 7, 2013 at 2:12 AM

      Yeah, that claim was strange.

  5. proudlycanadian - Jul 6, 2013 at 9:53 PM

    Do you really think that Nolasco is good enough to make a difference? I have my doubts.

    • koufaxmitzvah - Jul 6, 2013 at 11:38 PM

      He’s an upgrade over Capuano and Lilly.

      • tuberippin - Jul 7, 2013 at 3:32 AM


    • dirtyharry1971 - Jul 7, 2013 at 2:07 AM

      you are also a bluejay fan who actually thinks the jays have a shot this year and next year and probably 5 and 10 years from now. Do you really think you are a credible source to question anything at this point? Stick with hockey old man

  6. sonofsamadams - Jul 6, 2013 at 10:03 PM

    The Cubs now have the only legit trade chip in impact starting pitching.

    • proudlycanadian - Jul 6, 2013 at 10:20 PM

      What about Bud Norris.

      • dirtyharry1971 - Jul 7, 2013 at 2:08 AM

        what about josh Johnson and his 1 win? What about Dickey and his below .500 record you are paying soooo dearly for? want more? I got lots more

      • Old Gator - Jul 7, 2013 at 7:17 AM

        You have nothing – just more of the recycled garbage you’ve been barfing out here for three months, moron.

      • proudlycanadian - Jul 7, 2013 at 8:04 AM

        Thanks Gator. Harry has been a jerk for much longer than the 3 months you mentioned.

      • valarmorghuliss - Jul 7, 2013 at 11:13 AM

        Why doesn’t Dirty Harry just get Bicepts for the rest of the year, let him come back next year and see if he learned anything.

  7. kcrobert10 - Jul 6, 2013 at 10:35 PM

    At least there gm can now focus on trading Stanton to the royals.

    • nbjays - Jul 6, 2013 at 10:43 PM

      In your wet dreams.

      • Old Gator - Jul 6, 2013 at 11:11 PM

        Right now, the Iron Giant looks like Stanley seeking Livingston at the plate. Why not fantasize about Tweeter instead?

      • dirtyharry1971 - Jul 7, 2013 at 2:09 AM

        and what do exactly bluejay fans dream about in wet dreams? that its 1992 again? You got nothing else and never will again

  8. Old Gator - Jul 6, 2013 at 10:43 PM

    “None of the three made Baseball America’s top-ten list for the Dodgers organization entering the season. The Dodgers are assuming the rest of Nolasco’s remaining salary, about $5.7 million, for the 2013 season.”

    And there, hidden deep within the folds, contours and lacunae of that statement one might, should one have nothing but spare time to waste in the search, locate the empathetic quintessence of Scrooge McLoria. Hint: it’s got very little to do with the prospects.

    • jimmymarlinsfan - Jul 7, 2013 at 1:38 AM

      Yes because Ricky was leading the Marlins to the promised land. You and your love of players who aren’t worth a fucking damn

      • Anoesis - Jul 7, 2013 at 2:14 AM

        Wow, I say asshole on PBT and my post doesn’t go through. HBT must have more grit.

      • Old Gator - Jul 7, 2013 at 7:25 AM

        There will always be another Reecky.

        Jimmy, I wasn’t summoning you to the challenge of parsing out the obvious. I know better. Poor gullible brainlocked Jimmy. Always building straw men and burning them down because he can’t think his way out of a paper bag and approach the real problem head-on. Even if you had the intellectual (guffaw!) integrity to represent what it is about Scrooge McLoria that nauseates me and everyone else except your own witless self accurately, you don’t seem to have the rudimentary twinkle in the cerebral cortex to reason through it.

      • jimmymarlinsfan - Jul 7, 2013 at 8:59 AM

        Gator, you rehash your hate of Loria in every damn post you make. Every one. The horse is so dead, it’s ghost wishes you would stop beating it. At this point, you seem like NOTHING more than a bitter old man who didn’t get his way so now you act like a 4 year old

      • Old Gator - Jul 7, 2013 at 11:51 AM

        I don’t need to “rehash” my contempt for Scrooge McLoria. “Rehash” means to mix it up and go over it again (this definition was brought to you as a public service by whatever agency in Massachusetts handles education folks who dropped out of kindergarten). My disgust with your sorry excuse for an idol remains always as fresh as a steaming heap of hot buttered groat clusters. Scrooge himself “rehashes” it every time he does something as obviously self-serving and contemptuous of the few remaining fans of this team and salary-dumps another player.

        It also auto-rehashes whenever I pick up a newspaper or listen to local current affairs programs on WLRN and hear that they’re cutting school or community health care system budgets and laying off municipal workers because of budget shortfalls, knowing that there will be four billion dollars of unavoidable bond interest alone on Macondo Banana Massacre Field that will have to be paid back over the next thirty years thanks to the crooked scheme your hero rigged with our corrupt and incompetent city and county officials. This, of course, aside from his parasitic mismanagement of the franchise itself, is the main issue with which you, in your bottomless gullibility and stupidity, cannot seem to come to terms in either discussion or in contemplation (such as you are capable of it, if at all).

        So, no, it doesn’t get “rehashed” – it just lives on.

      • buggieowens - Jul 7, 2013 at 12:19 PM

        Damn O.G….talk about an epic put-down. I had the voice of the Hulk in my head while reading this: “When O.G. smashes someone, you stay smashed.”

      • 4d3fect - Jul 7, 2013 at 12:40 PM

        Eloquent beatdown. tyvm OG.

      • moogro - Jul 7, 2013 at 3:13 PM

        Agreed. When people get tired of the truth (especially when it’s well put), the truth goes away.

      • jwbiii - Jul 7, 2013 at 4:39 PM

        Any questions?

    • Anoesis - Jul 7, 2013 at 2:15 AM

      Yer just mad ’cause you don’t get to say Reecky any longer. Did I spell that right?

      • Old Gator - Jul 7, 2013 at 7:53 AM

        Yep, congrats. But be sure to pronounce it like you come from that large unnamed island ninety miles south of Key West. The locals get upset when you pronounce it like a Mexican. And don’t forget: we still have Tweeter.

        But this was remiss of me: I failed to congratulate Reecky on escaping from Scrooge McLoria’s gill net and on going home. No more Chihuahua wandering up and down the dugout annoying the players with veiled threats and mindless comments on their performances to put up with. No more wallowing interminably in the second division while your owner pockets the luxury taxes that are keeping him fat and the fan base thin. No more watching young players recycled like fabricants every time they’re eligible for arbitration. Best of luck in LA, and thanks for your interesting tenure in Macondo.

  9. dumbassgreg - Jul 6, 2013 at 10:54 PM

    if blue jay keep losng . they will probably give josh johnson away if anyone wants him back in national league where he belongs .

    • dirtyharry1971 - Jul 7, 2013 at 2:11 AM

      And what do the jays get for a guy with a horrible ERA and “1” win? A bag of ball? Oh lets not forget he goes on the DL ALL THE TIME!! Josh needs to look at retirement to be honest with ya, there is NO value here at all. The Marlins took the jays over the coals as they say and in a BIG way

      • Old Gator - Jul 7, 2013 at 7:29 AM

        A bag of balls. Well, that sure was original, wasn’t it?

    • dirtyharry1971 - Jul 7, 2013 at 2:12 AM

      I love that part about “if” the jays keep losing, that’s pretty funny, like its going to stop anytime soon!! Everyone wants to see the jays on their schedule, case closed!

      • Old Gator - Jul 7, 2013 at 7:30 AM

        Slam it shut on your brain stem again, did you?

  10. Anoesis - Jul 7, 2013 at 2:19 AM

    Gotta give Dodger management credit, they’re bailing as fast as they can. Just a few more patches, run up those new sails, and maybe the other boats run aground. I’m afraid, however, that if they manage to round the point and make it into the playoffs they’ll get blown clean out of the water.

    • gloccamorra - Jul 7, 2013 at 7:21 AM

      Playoffs: short series, anything can happen, and often does. In the playoffs, a few individual performances can make a difference. Favored teams go home early almost every year. Getting there is the tough part.

    • Old Gator - Jul 7, 2013 at 7:58 AM

      I give them credit for at least trying to build a winner and giving the fans what they want. You won’t see that happening here in the Macondo dystopia of salary dumps and “market corrections.” They’re a first year ownership with a lot to learn about spending not wisely but too well.

      • jimmymarlinsfan - Jul 7, 2013 at 9:01 AM

        You cry enough to keep Zephyrhills in the water business

      • Old Gator - Jul 7, 2013 at 11:54 AM

        You shill enough to embarrass even the most accomplished snake oil salesman.

  11. steelers88 - Jul 7, 2013 at 8:58 AM

    What about Bryce Harper? Bryce apparently sent a text to Davey Johnson saying: “play me or trade me”.

    • elgalloboricua21 - Jul 7, 2013 at 5:39 PM

      He needs to play. Next thing you know he’ll have limited innings too

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