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Nolasco trade rumors continue to pick up steam

We've pretty much known for awhile Ricky Nolasco's future would likely include a ticket out of Miami at some point prior to the July 31st trade deadline. 

Well, his trade rumors continued to pick up steam Tuesday as the Marlins were preparing to open up a quick two-game set with the Twins.

ESPN's Buster Olney tweeted Tuesday the Marlins have been aggressively working to move Nolasco as soon as possible. FoxSports' Ken Rosenthal later reported the most likely destination for Nolasco is the NL West.

But as opposed to Olney's report, Rosenthal writes: "The Marlins are 'kicking around' names in a potential Nolasco trade with clubs, sources say, but their talks have not progressed to the point where a deal is close."

PIERRE BACK IN LEADOFF SPOT

Justin Ruggiano's big day Sunday against the Giants did nothing to buy him more playing time. Juan Pierre is back in left field and at the top of the lineup Tuesday.

> Marlins (25-50): 1. Juan Pierre LF, 2. Ed Lucas 3B, 3. Giancarlo Stanton RF, 4. Logan Morrison 1B, 5. Marcell Ozuna CF, 6. Rob Brantly C, 7. Adeiny Hechavarria SS, 8. Derek Dietrich 2B, 9. Jose Fernandez RHP.

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Lois

I cannot understand why they do not send Dietrich back to the minors and bring back Solano. After all it second base was his to start the season. He is hitting very good in the minors and Dietrich is hardly hitting in the majors. It's not fair that everyone who gets hurt comes back and with Solano they keep him in the minors. If they have to bring him back as a utility player.

JUAN YANES

FOR SURE MARLINS OWNER WILL DO WITH NOLASCO THE SAME HE HAS BEEN DOING BEFORE WITH MIGUEL CABRERA, MIKE LOWELL,WILLINGHAN, AND OTHERS LOVE PLAYERS, HE DOESN'T MATTER THE FANS FEELINGS, (FOR HIM THE PROBLEM IS THE "CASH") NOLASCO SALARY IS ABOUT 10 M. AND IT IS BETTER TO BE CHANGE FOR A MINIMUN SALARY PLAYER, THAT IS ALL.- BUT THE QUESTION IS: IT IS FAIR ? THIS ENTREPRENEOUR DESERVE THE OWNERSHIP OF THE BEST BALLPARK OF THE WORLD? I AM ONLY A FAN WHO LOVE THE BASEBALL, FIRST IN CUBA, I WAS FAN OF MIGUEL ANGEL GONZALEZ (HABANA TEAM OWNER) AN HONEST AND TRUST PERSON, INTO AND OUTSIDE THE FIELD, HE NEVER BETRAYED US.

JUAN YANES

IF MARLINS WISH WIN THEY SHOULD REMOVE THE COACH, HE IS LIKE UNREMEMBERED JOHN BOLTS, IN 1999 WAS REPLACED BY TANY PEREZ. EVERYTHING HE DO IS ABSURD, HE HASN'T THE MINIMUN SENSE OF THE BASEBALL FUNDAMENTALS; MAKE A COMPARISON WITH THE OTHER MANAGERS AND YOU CAN SEE THE BIG DIFFERENCE. THE MARLINS ONLY WIN WHEN THE PLAYERS (PITCHERS & HITTERS) HAVE OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE LIKE ON SUNDAY OFF GIANS. MARLINS LACK OF TRUE STRATEGY. DON'T KNOW CAPITALIZE THE MOMENTS IN EVERY GAME, AND MAKE THE APPROPRIATE CHANGES WHEN IT IS NECESSARY.- THANKS MR. SPENCER FOR ALLOW ME SAY ALL I THINK.

JUAN YANES

IT IS ANOTHER MISTAKE BENCH RUGGIANO, HE IS LEADER IN RBI AND HOME RUN, ALSO THE LINE UP BATTING ORDER IS BAD; THE LINE-UP SHOULD BE: 1.- POLANCO, # 2. OZUNA, # 3. MORRISON, #4. STANTON, #5. RUGGIANO, #6, LUCAS, #7, ECHEVERRIA, #8. BENTLEY OR MATHIS. THIS LINE UP HAS SENSE, RIGHT ?

flagstafffishfan

Any bets that they dish Nolasco for another Loria/Beinfest "blue light special."

Seth

I'm not kidding when I say this team is now one of the top 15 teams in the league. They are now 10-6 in their last 16 games. I expect them to continue this trend in finish about .500 for the season which isn't too bad considering the start.

Marlin Fan

Nolasco will bring nothing in return unfortunately , UNLESS the team he is traded to wants to absorb his contract , he will likely be with them for only a few months . Please leave Ruggiano in there and use Pierre as a pinch hitter and SPOT starter . Even tough he hut a hr tonight , maybe sit Dietrich for a fee and bring up solano , send down brown .

Cheech

Hey Seth...where can a guy get that good sheet you been smokin?

Lee Stoops

Marlins have Heany, Nicolino, Descalfino, Conley, Alvarez all throwing great in the system. Heck, the Twins could upgrade big time by using those five as their starting rotation right now! There is no reason to pay big bucks for Nolasco mediocrity. Biggest need right now is a catcher with a big bat.

Who's on first

Juan Yanes...you're lineup is horrible...
Polanco as lead-off with a .230 bat avg and .290 OBP? complete non-sense...
Stanton worse numbers are batting #4...least amount of homeruns, worse bat avg, worse bat avg with RISP...move him to # 5 where he produces much more...
by the way, Ruggiano wasnt in the lineup due to injury, it had nothing to do with Redmond...

Eddie

Pierre, polanco, n nolasco need to get traded for low level minor leaguers. Call up solano to play third until coghlan comes back from injury and starts playing some 3rd base. Henderson Alvarez will be back shortly so he'll replace nolasco in the rotation and coghlan will replace Pierre in the 25 man roster. 1. Coghlan when healthy3b 2. Solano 2b 3. Stanton RF4. Lomo 1B 5. Ozuna CF6. Ruggiano LF 7. Brantly 8. Hechavarria. When hechavarria is struggling at the plate solano can play SS n Dietrich 2b as well as give coghlan rest with solano 3B n Dietrich 2B. I wouldn't start yelichs clock this year because we still have too many OFs that have some value so we need to trade them away.

reality

Coghlan will be out a long time and will never sniff playing 3B..He'll be lucky to be on the team ,at all

Camera Mike

Seth, I would love nothing more then to see the Marlins finish the season around .500, but at 27-50 they would have to go 54-31 over the rest of the season. That would mean a .635 win percentage the rest of the way. The best teams in the league would have a hard time achieving that and a young team that is about to trade away their most experienced pitcher stands no chance at doing so. The Marlins have improved dramatically since the beginning of the season but at best stand a chance of going around .500 the rest of the way which would at least mean losing less then 100 games.

I applaud your enthusiasm and optimism but believe in reality when making predictions for this years team.

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