Monday, June 30, 2008

Marlins Will Be Buyers

That's what I'm hearing. With just 1 game separating the Marlins and Phillies, indications are that Larry Beinfest wants to make a run.

Before you skeptics doubt the Marlins' willingness to trade for immediate talent, let me remind you of 2003 and 2004. In those years, Beinfest made bold moves at the deadline, acquiring Ugueth Urbina and Paul Lo Duca/Guillermo Mota respectively. When he feels the Marlins can contend, he GOES FOR IT.

Marlins Today gives a nice report on the direction the Marlins might go. Catcher seems to be the prevailing position of choice, with Mike Redmond's name in discussion.

As an added thought, why not join the C.C. Sabathia sweepstakes? The Marlins certainly have the necessary farm hands to make the deal, and Sabathia will merit not one but two compensatory draft selections when he walks as a free agent. I'm not suggesting that they overpay, but he could equate to five more wins. Just a thought, not an endorsement.

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