Marlins Way: Ricky Nolasco Being Shopped Aggressively?

Jun 16, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins starting pitcher Ricky Nolasco (47) throws during the third inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Ricky Nolasco‘s tenure with the Miami Marlins is nearing it’s end. Andy Martino of the New York Daily News is reporting that the Marlins are ”being very aggressive” about shopping starting pitcher.

A source told Martino that the Marlins ”are desperate to move Nolasco.”

The Marlins, known to be willing to move Ricky Nolasco, are also “being very aggressive, calling everybody about their pitchers,” according to one NL official. A separate source said that the Mets and Marlins briefly batted around Nolasco’s name in February, during the preliminary chats regarding Giancarlo Stanton that we reported on back in April. “They are desperate to move Nolasco,” the source said.

Shopping Nolasco actively does make a ton of sense at this point, as the Marlins can get a leg up on acquiring talent before another big pitcher hits the market.

Opportunity pays off for Miami Marlins’ Justin Ruggiano | Miami Herald 

Justin Ruggiano was having trouble making sense of the logic to the point where he finally gave up trying to understand. Ruggiano was the Marlins’ leading home run hitter and top RBI man on a team that ranked dead last in the majors in scoring and home runs.

 Marlins laud Hechavarria’s defense, but metrics disagree | Sun-Sentinel

Considering how fast the play happened, a surprising amount of thoughts went through infield coach Perry Hill’s mind.

With runners on first and second and two out last Monday in Arizona, Gerardo Parra hit a ball back up the middle. It caught a piece of the mound, but still looked earmarked for center. Shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria fielded it behind the bag on the second baseman’s side, spun, and threw a bullet to get Parra.

Morrison getting back to form, back to basics | Marlins News

Running hasn’t been an issue for Logan Morrison. It’s stopping that causes the Marlins’ first baseman a bit of apprehension.

Nonetheless, the 25-year-old has no intention of slowing down.

Miami Marlins trade rumors: Larry Beinfest receiving calls on Nolasco, bullpen | Fishstripes

According to President of Baseball Operations Larry Beinfest, the Marlins have received more calls in recent days in regard to available players. Ricky Nolasco is one of the key names who is likely to be dealt.

MLB Trade Rumors: Will The Pirates Be Suitors For Giancarlo Stanton? | City of Champions

As the Pittsburgh Pirates sit a season-high 16 games over .500, you can make the case that they are one big piece away from being legitimate championship contenders.

That piece could be sitting out there for them when the trade deadline comes in July and could come in the form of Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton.

MLB Stank Rankings: Is Your Team a P.U.-nnant Contender? | Fan IQ

Not sure who started the concept of posting major league sports team power rankings throughout the year (CNNSI maybe?) but these days they are fairly prevalent. FanIQ’s own “Pat G.” even has a pretty comprehensive/entertaining one he puts out each week. So, rather than add to the avalanche of “Power” brokers, I decided to go the other way and celebrate the awful, ugly, and truly wretched of Major League Baseball. If nothing else, this should truly test the phrase, “There’s no such thing as bad publicity.” Here goes…

Here at Marlin Maniac:

Down On The Farm Miami Marlins Daily Report: June 22nd

The Zephyrs are shutout by the Sounds, Aaron Dudley goes deep twice for the Suns in their win over the Stars, Urena and the Hammerheads were blown out by the Miracle,

Down On The Farm Miami Marlins Daily Report: June 23rd

Joe Mahoney went deep as the Z’s clinged to a close win, Alvarez dominated with his arm and bat, Keys picked up two hits despite a loss, the Grasshoppers dropped a close game that involved five home runs, and the Muckdogs were one hit in a loss.

The Good, The Great, And The Ruggi Marlins Recap: Miami Marlins Vs San Francisco Giants 6/23/13

If you told a regular baseball fan that the Marlins were going to take 3 of 4 from the defending champs in their home stadium, no one would believe you. If you are a diehard Marlins fan the same thing he would say of course! Welcome to this edition of The Good, The Great, and The Ruggi! Let’s jump into the quick recap– The Good: the Marlins Won 7-2 taking the series 3-1; The Great: our Bullpen and Offense; and The Ruggi: Justin Ruggiano’s bat. Let’s jump into the game, shall we?

Topics: Adeiny Hechavarria, Giancarlo Stanton, Justin Ruggiano, Logan Morrison, Miami Marlins, Ricky Nolasco

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