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August 1, 2014

Transaction Analysis

Astros, Marlins, Swap Sell-Low Guys

by Zachary Levine, Jeff Moore, J.P. Breen and Jason Parks



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Acquired 3B-L Colin Moran, OF-R Jake Marisnick, RHP Francis Martes, and a 2015 compensation pick from Miami Marlins in exchange for RHP Jarred Cosart, UT-R Enrique Hernandez, and OF-R Austin Wates. [7/31]

It’s understandable why the Marlins made Marisnick available with Christian Yelich, Marcell Ozuna and Giancarlo Stanton giving them a pretty good and cost-controlled outfield of guys who can still help them in 2014. He hasn’t shown yet that he is major league ready. The .178/.226/.223 tell most of the story, but the nine walks and 46 strikeouts in 169 plate appearances probably tell it better.

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Eddie Bajek

I read somewhere on Twitter that Cosart is represented by Casey Close, and that may have played into this deal.

Aug 01, 2014 04:13 AM
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Raidas77

Why would it matter? Close is 4-5 years from even being involved in Cosart contract negotiations.

But mainly, it shouldn't matter because the Aiken fiasco should be water under the bridge for Close and Houston. Neither came out smelling like roses. Close has a lot of clients. Houston is 1 of only 30 MLB teams. They will have to work together in the future and there is no room for grudges. Luhnow, having a business background, has hopefully reached out to Close and both have claimed no hard feelings on the Aiken deal, it's just business.

Aug 01, 2014 09:17 AM
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Ashitaka1110

Um, I'd say they're selling high on Cosart. If he doesn't improve much, his value won't be any higher than it is now, and his mechanics are seriously flawed.

Aug 01, 2014 13:07 PM
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John Carter

Domingo Santana - what should we believe: 4 years of hitting well above average, while being a much younger than average at every level of the minors - or 13 at bats of utter futility in the Majors?

Aug 01, 2014 17:30 PM
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