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Marlins keeping Stanton, moving Nolasco?

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08:08 AM ET 11.29 | Miami may not have closed up the offseason shopping just yet. Marlins veteran starter Ricky Nolasco, the one high-priced veteran remaining on Miami's roster, is still available in trade at the right price, competing executives said. The Marlins won't trade young superstar Giancarlo Stanton, but Nolasco is in another category, rivals said. There's interest in him, but after a so-so season in which he went 12-13 with a 4.48 ERA, the Marlins probably couldn't expect a large return. Nolasco, a dependable right-hander, makes more than double all his teammates at $11.5 million, and more than five times all but one teammate (the just-acquired Yunel Escobar makes $5 milion). No other Marlins player makes more than $2 million.

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November 29, 2012  08:20 AM ET

What the marlins have been doing is dumping payroll. It's not stockpiling prospects. So, they're absolutely keeping Stanton. He's a bargain.

November 29, 2012  09:17 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

What the marlins have been doing is dumping payroll. It's not stockpiling prospects. So, they're absolutely keeping Stanton. He's a bargain.

The more Loria dumps the more goes into his pockets via revenue sharing.

November 29, 2012  09:30 AM ET

The two main teams that need pitching is the two small market teams in KC and Minn., which neither one of them can afford to take on that big of a contract for a starting pitcher.

November 29, 2012  09:59 AM ET

Nolasco makes way too much money for a #4 starter.

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November 29, 2012  10:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

He might bang 50 HRs and give the fans something to be excited about.

All 10 of them?

November 29, 2012  01:27 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Stanton's salary is miniscule, and he's about the only interesting player the Marlins have left. He might bang 50 HRs and give the fans something to be excited about.

Don't see how without anyone to protect him in the lineup. Have a base open? Walk him.

November 29, 2012  01:31 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Don't see how without anyone to protect him in the lineup. Have a base open? Walk him.

When they are losing by 4 or 5 every night, he'll see some pitches in garbage time.

November 29, 2012  04:19 PM ET

Marlins are going to have what is left over on the DL and they'll get the #1pick in 2014!

November 29, 2012  05:10 PM ET

it means??nolasco and escobar for a few prospects and problem solved,,,

November 29, 2012  05:12 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Don't see how without anyone to protect him in the lineup. Have a base open? Walk him.

a slugger without any protection in the lineup?? to solve any long ball?? walk him and the marlins would get nothing from this guy,,,

November 29, 2012  05:14 PM ET
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Nolasco makes way too much money for a #4 starter.

nolasco would need to proved his durability and conssistant at the mound, injuries could play a big role here,,,

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November 29, 2012  05:29 PM ET

angels should get stanton for a few catchers and a starter pitcher from their minor system,,,,

November 29, 2012  05:30 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Nolasco sucks.

for the same reason,nolasco should cost less money or less prospects,,,in any trade!!!

 
November 29, 2012  07:05 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Nolasco sucks.

Indeed he does.

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