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The Marlins aren’t willing to deal Steve Cishek or Mike Dunn

Jul 25, 2013, 10:31 PM EDT

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The Marlins have shown that they aren’t afraid to make bold deals that upset the masses, so this report from Danny Knobler of CBS Sports is a bit curious. While the club is getting calls on relievers Steve Cishek and Mike Dunn, Knobler hears that they are telling teams that neither of them are available.

Of course, it’s always possible that the Marlins are just putting that out there in order to boost the asking price. Either way, it’s a strange place to draw the line for a team that isn’t close to contending. Granted, Dunn and Cishek aren’t expensive right now, but they likely will be by the time the Marlins are in position to compete for anything. Given what the Brewers got for Francisco Rodriguez, it would behoove them to not rule out a deal if they can get a useful piece in return.

Cishek, a 27-year-old right-hander, has a 3.09 ERA, 19 saves, and a 44/15 K/BB ratio over 43 2/3 innings this season. Dunn, a 28-year-old left-hander, owns a 2.64 ERA and 42/20 K/BB ratio in 44 1/3 innings this season. Both pitchers will be arbitration-eligible of the first time this winter.

  1. dondada10 - Jul 25, 2013 at 10:48 PM

    Go home Marlins. You’re drunk.

    • Old Gator - Jul 25, 2013 at 11:38 PM

      They may have the player’s association breathing down their necks at this point, too. Even with Bufogenesis clogging the horizon in all directions, the “union” may have just enough testosterone left in its tank to have drawn a line in the fertilizer for these crooks. One never knows, do one?

  2. jacobknicks - Jul 25, 2013 at 11:56 PM

    I think it’s clear that the Marlins refusal to move two “middle aged” relievers shows that they’re dedicated to making this team a contender.

    In 2035

  3. mustbechris - Jul 26, 2013 at 7:14 AM

    Come on now, you and I both know the Marlins are willing to deal anyone.

  4. thegonz13 - Jul 26, 2013 at 8:03 AM

    The Marlins will trade anyone not named Loria or Samson!

    • Old Gator - Jul 26, 2013 at 12:39 PM

      You jest. Scrooge would trade his own mother, and throw the Chihuahua into the bargain, if there were five bucks in it for him.

  5. jimmymarlinsfan - Jul 26, 2013 at 11:35 AM

    Imagine how good they are going to be in a year or two. Imagine how angry you all will be then. Ps. Fish up against my little cousin tonight. Gotta root for family first. Go Jeff!

    • Old Gator - Jul 26, 2013 at 12:37 PM

      You mean like we were all gonna be surprised and angry when they scored a ton of runs this season, as you predicted this past spring? Right.

      No one disputes that they’re gonna be good. But no one except you thinks they’ll be playing here anymore once they are any good, either. And given the track record of your predictions, no one is losing any sleep over it, either.

      • jimmymarlinsfan - Jul 26, 2013 at 1:51 PM

        I never said they would score a ton of runs this year I just said they wouldn’t be as bad you predict. You have nothing positive to say about the Marlins and quite frankly are the worst fan I’ve ever seen. Cry and complain elsewhere

      • Old Gator - Jul 26, 2013 at 2:32 PM

        What you said was that they would score a lot more runs and be a lot better than anyone thought they would be. Your were wrong. They’re at the bottom of the league in runs scored, have the worst record in the NL, are now the proud holders of the longest scoreless innings streak in a decade, and their cheapskate conveyor belt from AA has been a dismal failure – with the further possibility of having done some real damage to the confidence of some of their most promising young ballplayers.

        Your comment that I have nothing good to say about the team is a flat-out lie, all the more blatant because everyone else who has read my posts about the team knows I admire what’s admirable, give credit where it’s due, and criticize what deserves to be criticized. It’s called thinking about your team. Being a good fan means more than the kind of brain-dead homeboy rah-rah which seems to be the only response of which you are capable.

        And let me return the favor and recommend that you take your witless team jingoism over to Yahoo sports blogs, ESPN or wherever else the indiscriminate clown fans cluster.

  6. sandrafluke2012 - Jul 26, 2013 at 3:18 PM

    Why should they trade those guys? Those guys are building blocks that are young

  7. rcali - Jul 26, 2013 at 4:16 PM

    It’s because that don’t make that much money, that’s all it is.

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