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July 1, 2013

Painting the Black

The Marlins Who May Be Moving

by R.J. Anderson


The Marlins are next up in the series. Neither Giancarlo Stanton nor Steve Cishek were included because Miami has little incentive to move either of them at this point.

The Assets

(Listed in descending order of expected impact)

Ricky Nolasco

Position: SP

Age as of Deadline: 30

Bats/Throws: R/R

Half of Salary: $5.75 million

Contract Status: Free agent at season's end

Stats: 17 GS, 105.1 IP, 3.93 ERA, 3.32 SO/BB

PECOTA Projection: 15 GS, 90 IP, 3.76 ERA, 4.24 SO/BB

Ideal Role: No. 4 starter

A new Nolasco rumor pops up every few hours for good reason: he's going to get dealt soon. The Marlins have no reason to hold onto him longer than they have to, and he fits better on a contender—where he can pitch toward the back of the rotation instead of the front. Whichever team hooks Nolasco will get a right-hander with a deep arsenal and strike-throwing tendencies. Although Nolasco's fastball is fine, even if it tops out in the low 90s, he has the tendency to fall in love with his assortment of secondary offerings (including a splitter, curve, and slider). To wit: In a recent start against the Cardinals he threw 21

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