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Larry Beinfest on the Trade Deadline


               This much is certain as the trade deadline approaches: the Marlins definitely are NOT sellers. Just spoke with Larry Beinfest, who sounded upbeat about the club's prospects. Whether that leads to a trade to upgrade the roster between now and Friday's deadline is another story, but Beinfest at least sounded optimistic.

               "We were on the phone today, we'll see," said Beinfest, the team's president of baseball operations. "We're looking at ways to improve ourselves right now. We're active."

               Beinfest said that as far as he is concerned, the Marlins are in contention and is "trending" upward, with four quality outings out of their starters during the road trip to San Diego and Los Angeles.

               "The wild card is certainly not out of reach," Beinfest said. "And I think the Phillies won today, but we have a lot of baseball left and we have a bunch of games against the Phillies. The way we sit six days away from the deadline, we're 'in,' and we'll see what happens. I'd like to think that things aren't going to change between now and Friday and we're going to stay in in."

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MarlinMyopia

Beinfest is living in a fantasy world, if he thinks he can catch the Phillies with this team. We have no shot if you keep thinking this way. Start dumping before it's too late.

Erik Siegrist

No team that trots Bonifacio (and his sub-.300 OBP and weak 3B defense) out there every day is serious about making a playoff run.

No team that leaves their best center fielder in Triple-A to try and save an arbitration year is serious about making a playoff run.

russ127

Our best Center Fielder in AAA? last i checked our best center fielder is currently wearing a Dodgers uni - as in Juan Pierre. Cameron Maybe-I-swing-Maybe-I-Don't; needs to be more consistent. He's got the talent, he needs to get into a routine so he isn't star-struck at every opposing pitcher to swing like his highly acclaimed stats in the minors. He was sent down for a reason; legit. Granted the fire sales don't seem to help in Marlins Management history in maintaining players; but holding back a key player just to avoid higher fees in the not-so-distant future sounds way to cynical; even for any part-time Marlins fans. This team is a Buying team, lets add on! I am looking forward to seeing Maybin; but you gotta give credit to what we have now aren't benchwarmers either. Let's go Marlins...

flavio

we need a bat Beinfest. Go get the Ma'lins a bat

CENADOR

we neeed someone that can bunt the runners over

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