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December 4, 2013

Transaction Analysis

Ocean Breathes Salty

by Daniel Rathman


MIAMI MARLINS
Team Audit | Player Cards | Depth Chart

Agreed to a three-year, $21 million deal with C-S Jarrod Saltalamacchia [12/3]

On a day when 14 of 30 teams made at least one major-league move, even the Marlins got in on the fun. First-year general manager Dan Jennings’ first significant transaction brings a Florida native back to his home state, some 10 hours after the former Red Sox’s spot on Boston’s roster was usurped by A.J. Pierzynski.

Saltalamacchia goes from the defending world champions to the worst squad in the National League, on which the hitting bar for catchers was set historically low last season. Marlins backstops—a group comprised of Jeff Mathis, Rob Brantly, Miguel Olivo, and Koyie Hill—combined for a .195 True Average, the worst mark assembled by any bunch at any position on any big-league team. Since 1980, only one player* has logged at least 500 plate appearances in a season and finished with a TAv that poor.

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