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Good Trade? Or Bad? Vote!

                   The Marlins gave up minor-league pitcher Aaron Thompson on Friday to acquire first baseman Nick Johnson from the Washington Nationals. Tell us what you think. Did the Marlins make the right move by adding Johnson? Should they have gone after someone else, like a starting pitcher, a closer, or a different position player? Or would they have been better off to keep things as they were?


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Joe Vangilder

Should have traded for Heath Bell and maybe another starter.

The prospects they are holding onto in New Orleans are not very good.

Go Fish!


I hope Nick stays healthy, that is the only concern. If healthy, HUGE trade. I saw what the Redsox gave up for Victor Martinez and was shocked by how little they gave up. Marlins should've tried to get after VMart.

A closer would've been nice, but not for the prices that were rumored for Bell. I did not hear much about the pricetag of Matt Capps.


Nick Johnson will help this team big time. I hope Fredi doesnt ruin his career like he has done to many of our guys. we should traded fredi away today!


They helped to fill their biggest hole. If the only move would have been to add a closer (Bell) there would be little to no difference in making the playoffs. Johnson plays 9 innings as opposed to 1/2.

And yes, I would have loved the Marlins to pick up a package of Gonzalez and Bell but realize the resources Loria allows them to play with.


The Padres wanted Maybin and Miller for Bell, so that would have been a mistake.

In the end, the Marlins fixed the biggest, most obvious hole on the team, Emilio Bonifacio at 3rd base. They replaced his sub-.300 OBP with a .400+ OBP. And all they shipped was Aaron Thompson.

Huge move for the Fish, we did it right.


So, this will move Cantu back to 3rd? Great move, because this guy is known for being a very patient hitter with nearly a .400 career on base percentage.


Good deal. Nick Johnson is a nice hitter. But why are the Fish in love with Andrew Miller? He will be a fourth starter at best.

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