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Miguel Olivo clears waivers and elects free agency

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The Marlins announced Thursday that catcher Miguel Olivo has cleared waivers and elected free agency.   

Olivo, 34, was taken off the restricted list Wednesday and designated him for assignment. Olivo was placed on the restricted list June 15 a day after he left the team after the first inning of a game against the Cardinals at Marlins Park.

Olivo was unhappy about his lack of playing time with the Marlins choosing to go more often to a rotation of 23-year old Rob Brantly and 30-year old Jeff Mathis, who had recently returned from the disabled list.

Olivo hit .203 with four home runs this season prior to the incident.

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Lou

I hve nothing to say about Miguel Olivo that would not be deleted from a family forum. As I'm typing this he is probably chasing a remote control that is out of the strike zone.

Camera Mike

Lou, that is only if he didn't shower and go home after you finished typing the first couple words of your reply.

Stan M

This news ranks right up there with DiMaggio retiring. We will never forget exactly where we were when the shock hit us. Will we ever be the same again?

Camera Mike

To return to the subject of the last blog post, now that Koehler has been sent down who do you think will be the team's fifth start when Nolasco is traded? We can obviously eliminate them brining Koehler back up otherwise they would have just kept him and designated Qualls or a different right handed reliever. The thinking must be to bring Slowey back into the rotation unless they are trying to get a close to MLB ready pitcher back in the trade. But since it is apparent that Marlins main desire in the trade is to have the new team pick up the remainder of his salary I cannot imagine even our front office is deluded enough to believe they can get a prospect of that quality in return for a pitcher who is at best a number 3-4 starter. In my opinion they must be bringing Slowey back into the rotation. What do you guys think?

Stan M

First, Camera Mike, the team should trade Nolasco before another start. Another can't make him look much better but could diminish his value.
Slowey is understandable but I'd prefer one of our kids with more upside. Beyond trying to finish ahead of the Mets, this team is going nowhere else so why not another experiment. Plus Slowey has been pretty good in long relief. In my opinion, Conley, despite good overall stats, is still too inconsistent so I'd try a 25 YO AA pitcher named Jay Jackson. His W-L record isn't good but all of his other stats are excellent.
Yelich has been rehabbing in high A ball and is hitting HRs all over the place. How about bring him up to share LF with Ruggiano?

Lou

You can tell I'm all the way back as a lover of the Marlins by the way I reacted to "Well Dunn" and the rest of the game from 7th inning when I first tuned in. I really do want Dunn gone for the same reason I want Pierre and Polanco gone. Not one of these 3 guys will still be around when(if??) they get good again. Every bleeping appearance by Well Dunn is a nerve wracking adventure. I have followed baseball since 56 and I have NEVER seen a game end like that. Lazy throw in and a botched reaction to a lazy(but still catchable) toss. We better damn well get some set up men for Nolasco. "Tangled" Webb and "Well" Dunn need to be GONE!!!!

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Ken Rosenthal reports a deal with the Dodgers pending for Nolasco. Dodgers pay all of Nolascos remaining salary and Marlins get three run of the mill prospects.

Camera Mike

Twitter, any word yet on positions of run of the mill prospects? Hopefully we at least fill some holes.

Lou

"Fill some holes", why don't we worry about the ones in Fat Boy's head.

smith&wessonoil

Do we really want to fill any holes with run-of-the-mill prospects? Seems like the holes are caused by the run-of-the-mill players we already have.
These last two games should remind us that as well as they've been playing, they are still the Marlins.

smith&wessonoil

Lou...Better get used to Dunn and Webb, because the Marlins aren't going to get anybody for Nolasco that's as good as either one of them.

Stan M

Lou, Pierre should be gone as soon as Marisnick or Yelich is brought up. Polanco should have some value to a pennant contender because he plays 2 positions well. Frankly I'd keep Dunn for two reasons. One he's a power lefty and they are rare. And two, they wouldn't get enough for him anyway. Did you see above where I hoped the team would get 2 middle relievers for Nolasco, preferably LH. This team has enough blue chip prospects that they don't need two more of lesser value.
Granted LoMo should have stopped that throw, but Stanton's throw left much to be desired. Should have brought in closer with game on the line anyway.

Stan M

S&W, I'd settle for two more "Chad Quall" types.

Lou

Stan, I have not paid close attention this year. How has Dunn performed in "pressure" situations when the game is actually on the line? I remember in past years, his every appearance was elevated blood pressure inducing.

smith&wessonoil

What they should have done was leave Eo in to finish his inning. But that's easy to say now.
Stan..I don't think they will get anyone even close to Qualls if the other team picks up Nolasco's salary. Loria will be so happy just to have someone pick up the tab that he won't ask for much else.

Lou

Not that I care about the Florida Panthers, but isn't it strange that that two most penurious franchises in pro sports both reside in South Florida. Everyone around the country knows South Florida--except for the Dolphins---is not a sports area. After spending 40 years there I know they are among the cheapest people in America and I can somewhat understand ownership not paying when there is not a guarantee of some sustainable long term connection between the FANaticS and the teams, however, it still is somewhat eerie to have out of about 120 teams in pro sports to have the cheapest ones within 25 miles of each other.

Stan M

Lou, Dunn is like the little girl in the nursery rhyme. When he is good he is very, very good, but when he is bad (about 1/3 of the time) he is horrid.

Stan M

Bryce Harper made a nice gesture with a young cancer victim. Some genius wrote that he met with a boy with inoperable brain cancer. Let's hope that the poor kid already knew it was inoperable. Back about 30 years ago, Keith Jackson announced on TV that some ballplayer promised to hit a HR for a little boy who was dying of cancer. The poor kid was watching and no one had ever told him he was going to die. I hope with all my heart that this isn't equally as tragic.

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Marlins will get RHP Steve Ames and RHP Josh Wall plus another pitcher from Dodgers

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Third pitcher is Angel Sanchez...done deal

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