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Marlins Sign Nolasco

Even though he's been outspoken in his multi-year contract demands for Josh Johnson, the Marlins can't say agent Matt Sosnick won't deal with them. On Thursday, another of Sosnick's clients -- right-hander Ricky Nolasco -- avoided arbitration with the Marlins by agreeing to a one-year deal for $3.8 million.

Nolasco got off to a horrendous start last season and was demoted to the minors. But he ended strongly, going 7-2 after the All-Star break and finishing with an overall mark of 13-9 and 5.06 ERA.

The Marlins now have seven arbitration-eligible players remaining: Johnson, Anibal Sanchez, Leo Nunez, Dan Uggla, Renyel Pinto, Cody Ross and Jorge Cantu.

NOTE: Travis "Gookie" Dawkins, a shortstop for Triple A New Orleans last season, has received a 50-day suspension by the commissioner's office for violating the league's substance-abuse policy a second time.


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it would be nice to agree on a multi year contract with ricky before he togets to expensive for loria


Ricky and Anabal both are worth tying up for 3 year contracts. Base both contracts on innings pitched and victories and era to protect team from previous arm issues. I believe we are seeing baseball reel in salary issues except for NY, Boston and LA. Baseball revenue has peaked and this will lead more teams to follow the successful models of Marlins, Rays, Twins, and Oakland. Develop your own with good scouting and player development. My guess with Marlins is that they will lock up Coughlin, Maybin, Dominguez, Stanton and Morrison buying out Free Agent years to have a stable nucleus to surround Hanley with similar to what Rays have done. Pitching is question mark because Hitter will always hit even if injured while pitchers are dead weight if they cannot pitch and future may not be as bright if they have arm trouble.


I would say Uggla's next via trade to San Francisco.


Chapman offered 5 yrs/13 million...


that was not a good deal for the cuban pitcher you should have payed him a little more than 25 million.

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