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Marlins Continue Trolling for Bullpen Help


   The list of free agent relievers that appeal to the Marlins might be longer than the one containing the names of those they don't particularly fancy, with John Smoltz and Joe Nelson being just two of those falling into the second category.

    But the Marlins have touched base with Kevin Gregg and they're also keeping a close eye on several others, including Chan Ho Park, Seth McClung, Kiko Calero, Mike MacDougal, Derrick Turnbow and Jose Veras.

    Money, of course, will be the determining factor. With spring training just around the corner, the Marlins expect demands and asking prices to soften as unemployed free agents start to turn jittery. Gregg would likely be the most expensive option on their wish list even though he is coming off a rocky year in Chicago when he lost the closer's role with the Cubs. Calero, whom the Marlins non-tendered in November, is reportedly asking for a two-year deal but having trouble finding a taker.

    As for that left-handed hitter off the bench, look for the Marlins to bide their time in filling that role, just as they did last year when they traded for Ross Gload near the end of spring training. The Marlins first want to see how Jorge Jiminez, the Rule 5 pick they obtained from the Astros, does this spring.

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HENRY

Should have signed Dotel, hell if Pitt can sign him why cant we?? A bunch of retreads will lead to a bunch of losses, but then again when does Little Hitler and the Art maniac start caring about winning?? We are still the laughing stock of MLB. Every time has signed a Free agent, Marlins, they sign a new water boy, saved a bunch of money.....
This team will again tease the fans, finish behind Nationals for 4th place, what a shame..
LORIA SELL THE TEAM AND GO BACK TO FRANCE

klubk

If we sign Gregg back, that would be a HUGE mistake. That guy is terrible...blew so many games when he was here two years ago and cost the cubbies a bunch of games last year. He gives up at least one homer every time he walks out to the mound.

James

HENRY, YOU DONT KNOW MUCH ABOUT BASEBALL DO YA?

EVERYONE IN BASEBALL IS AMAZED BY US, NOT LAUGHED AT...AND BEHIND THE NATS? WHAT ARE YOU SMOKING AND GIVE IT HERE

brg

Kiko Calero, was the best guy out of the bullpen last year. Why isn't he already resigned with the Marlins???????? A mystery.

Henry

Henry is probably right about fourth place, but not behind the Nationals. If they finish behind the Nationals they finish fifth. Every team in the division has improved themselves except the Marlins.

Gary

Kevin Gregg ??? Did we learn anything about what you get for nothing, NOTHING. Gregg had heart, but we had heartaches. Maybe Mackey Sasser is available.

J

You guys are nuts, the Marlins are better because every year we get to bring up one or two of our stud prospects that every other club is dying to trade us veterans for... and now the Marlins are keeping them because of the stadium (and being forced, dan uggla signed a coincidence?) Last year was Coughlan.. This year its all about Logan Morrisan and Cameron Maybin.

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