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Marlins '50/50' on trading Johnson

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09:02 AM ET 07.29 | A Marlins official said there's a 50/50 chance the team will trade Josh Johnson before Tuesday's trade deadline. The Marlins want a lot, but they will carefully consider any offer. Texas, considered a likely suitor, reportedly has concerns about Johnson's health history and may be reluctant to deal top third base prospect Mike Olt. Impending free agents Carlos Lee and Carlos Zambrano are very much available in trades. The Marlins can't expect to get much for either - perhaps a mediocre prospect.

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July 29, 2012  09:19 AM ET

In otherword the biline should say "I know nothing but need to get paid"

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July 29, 2012  10:00 AM ET

Just another Year in Miami, Sell,Sell,Sell!

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July 29, 2012  12:03 PM ET

Somebody will definitely take a chance on this guy ..he's only 28...and when he is healthy...he can dominate....can anyone say Yankees.....

July 29, 2012  12:05 PM ET

YANKEES !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

July 29, 2012  12:09 PM ET
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YANKEES !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Knock it off Mick.

July 29, 2012  12:09 PM ET

The media keeps calling it a fire sale, but it looks more like a pruning to me. Talented but under-performing and overpaid malcontent HanRam, plus a 36 year old middle reliever for a 22 year old starter and a prospect, a mid level free-agent-to-be pitcher and 30 year old 2nd baseman for a good 21 year old pitching prospect and 4 others. Evoldi (the 22 year old) goes into the rotation, and 5 prospects go into the minors. Plus they clear room at 2nd base for a younger and hopefully more talented player.

Josh Johnson is a dilemma. When he is healthy he is a #1 or #2 quality pitcher--but he is only healthy half the time. Trade him when he is healthy and his value is up, or keep him and gamble that health issues are in the past? I think the right answer is what the Marlins are saying--listen to offers, but only take an offer if it is really good.

July 29, 2012  12:09 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Knock it off Mick.

Hehehe...............Morning Clem..............

July 29, 2012  12:29 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Hehehe...............Morning Clem..............

Enjoy lunch with the Mrs.

July 29, 2012  12:33 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

YANKEES !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Willie>Mickey............:)

July 29, 2012  01:28 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

The media keeps calling it a fire sale, but it looks more like a pruning to me. Talented but under-performing and overpaid malcontent HanRam, plus a 36 year old middle reliever for a 22 year old starter and a prospect, a mid level free-agent-to-be pitcher and 30 year old 2nd baseman for a good 21 year old pitching prospect and 4 others. Evoldi (the 22 year old) goes into the rotation, and 5 prospects go into the minors. Plus they clear room at 2nd base for a younger and hopefully more talented player.Josh Johnson is a dilemma. When he is healthy he is a #1 or #2 quality pitcher--but he is only healthy half the time. Trade him when he is healthy and his value is up, or keep him and gamble that health issues are in the past? I think the right answer is what the Marlins are saying--listen to offers, but only take an offer if it is really good.

The media is calling it a fire sale because of the Marlins long and rich history of.....fire sales. And all of em started just the way this one has.

July 29, 2012  01:43 PM ET

How can the Marlins justify dismantling their team several months into the season with a new stadium?

July 29, 2012  01:59 PM ET

I guess Johnson's not a Winner either...

How about Heath Bell? He's still there... Is he a Winner?

July 29, 2012  02:45 PM ET

Why put the guy on the trading block and then ask for a price almost no teams would pay...

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July 29, 2012  02:49 PM ET
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Why put the guy on the trading block and then ask for a price almost no teams would pay...

Because there are a few dumb GM/owners out there ....

July 29, 2012  03:35 PM ET
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Willie>Mickey............:)

And the Duke.

 
July 29, 2012  03:52 PM ET
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And the Duke.

Hey Hey.................

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