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UPDATE: OK, maybe the Marlins aren’t going to trade for John Lackey.

Jul 30, 2014, 2:59 PM EDT

If the Sox are truly dealing Lackey, everyone should be talking to them given how little he’ll make in 2015. But right now it’s the Marlins:

Lackey had a couple of bumpy years in Boston, but he has posted a 3.55 ERA over 50 starts since the beginning of last season for the Sox, turning into one of the more reliable mid-rotation starters in all of baseball.

UPDATE: The latest from our field reporter, Buzz Killington:

 

  1. El Bravo - Jul 30, 2014 at 3:07 PM

    The Marlins are .500 and just five games out w/o Jose Fernandez. Does that mean they are in first place in the parallel universe where Fernandez is healthy?

    • nomar8477 - Jul 30, 2014 at 3:20 PM

      probably

    • pbastille - Jul 30, 2014 at 3:34 PM

      Nope. Stanton’s pulled a hammy over there. Parallel universe yin and yang kind of stuff

    • clemente2 - Jul 30, 2014 at 3:43 PM

      Once you locate their place, you lose track of when they were in that position. Einstein. Oh, actually, Bohr and Schrodinger. And Einstein did not like it. But, it was his stuff that led to it, so, still–Einstein.

      • happytwinsfan - Jul 30, 2014 at 5:10 PM

        While we’re name dropping I say Heisenberg. However, I believe the concept of a space – time continuum (Einstein) is more apt to the concept of a parallel universe then the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle. But only the baseball Gods can know. Oh Vey!

  2. hbegley6672 - Jul 30, 2014 at 3:46 PM

    I have zero sources, and can confirm the Marlins are not going to rent Lackey

    • edelmanfanclub - Jul 30, 2014 at 3:47 PM

      They aren’t really renting him. He’s under contract next year for 500,000. That may be cheap enough for Loria.

  3. baberuthslegs - Jul 30, 2014 at 3:47 PM

    Anyone think the Marlins are really interested in winning the division or getting a wild card this season?

    • Old Gator - Jul 30, 2014 at 5:20 PM

      No, but knowing Scrooge McLoria as I do, I think that they’re interested in having you think that they’re interested in winning the division or getting a wild card this season.

      • roundballsquarebox24 - Jul 30, 2014 at 7:21 PM

        Scroogre McLoria couldn’t care less if they win or not. It’s not like he’s financially invested in a ‘contender’ and he’s still making his money. But the Marlins we see on the field? They’re interested, alright! Marcell Ozuna? Christian Yelich? Hechy? Casey? Even Jordany Valdespin has impressed me with what he has brought with him so far (hopefully he doesn’t start any trouble, his history made me a little iffy about them signing this guy).

        These guys are all very interested in winning! They are nowhere near as talented as some other teams (some of them are just not ready yet), but they’re playing ball! They couldn’t sweep the Nats after falling a run short on another 9th inning rally today, but they took 2 of 3 from the first place Nats and now they’re racing the Reds, who maybe they can use to gain a little ground, in the wildcard standings if nothing else.

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