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Nolasco Demoted to Triple A

                After yet another rough outing, Ricky Nolasco was optioned to Triple A New Orleans.

                "We've got to get him fixed," said manager Fredi Gonzalez. "That's not the Ricky Nolasco we saw last season. Before it gets any worse, let's try to get him better. Obviously he's not the same guy."

                Nolasco packed his stuff and left before speaking with reporters.

                "I think he just needs to try less hard," said catcher John Baker, who was behind the plate on Friday when Nolasco gave up eight runs in two innings against the Rays.

                Baker said he felt that Nolasco was trying to "pitch away from contact."

                But Baker said Nolasco has worked hard in his bullpen sessions and in the video room to correct his flaws.

                "It's not for lack of effort," Baker said.

                Gonzalez said he spoke with Nolasco in the dugout when he was lifted after the second inning.

                "He said he feels great," Gonzalez said. "I asked him, 'Is the ball going where you want it to go?' He said 'Sometimes.' It's not what you want to hear."

                David Davidson, who entered in relief of Nolasco and gave up five runs in the third, was also sent down to New Orleans. But that move was expected, as the Marlins needed to clear room anyway to promote Sean West from Double A Jacksonville in time for Saturday's start against Tampa Bay.

                The Marlins also called up right-handed reliever Chris Leroux from Double A.


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Can Fredi be demoted to single A if not out of the league, please!!!


1. Nolasco has issues - the team knows that.
2. The bullpen is abused by Freddi who uses everyone everyday.
3. Uggla is underperformaing
4. WIth Uggla underperforming we have a 2B bat at 3B
5. We have a .150 batting 2B in LF
6. Cody may not be an everyday ballplayer.

el guru

boy this team stinks! time to clean house!


Scott, good points yet again. As soon as we can get Fredi fired, you will be named manager. You pointed out he abuses the pen, people say its taxed because our starters dont go deep in games which is very true but also because fredi misuses them and abuses them. this is my biggest problem with him, the guy just never learns from his mistakes just repeats them but in a worse way. we need to let him go before we make any other play moves though thats just how it should be.

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