With the off day yesterday, the Marlins will begin a series against the San Diego Padres to cap off their second-to-last home stand. The downhill road to the All-Star break is moving along quickly, and bringing the trade deadline and draft deadlines closer.
There appears to be some conflicting reports about what happened to Matt Krook. The Sun-Sentinel reports that Krook failed a physical and the Marlins backed out. There were also very few details mentioned about the injury. Also, Juan C. Rodriguez mentions that Krook was ranked as the best lefty in the draft for the Marlins? Interesting read.
Draft pick Krook failed recent physical | FishPond
This report from Joe Frisaro mentions that after Krook’s failed physical, Krook walked away from a deal of lesser value. Either way, Krook is headed to Oregon, not Miami.
Nolasco trade watch: Death, taxes and lust for pitching | Miami Herald
Clark Spencer at the Miami Herald reminisced on some old trades with pitchers involved to help theory-craft a trade for Marlins pitcher Ricky Nolasco.
The folks at Fish Stripes have been ranking which Marlin will represent the team at the All-Star game. It’s a tricky race, as only one can go. Injuries and overall poor performances have made the race a little more interesting.
Here at Marlin Maniac:
Everyone is so sure Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton will be traded. I’m not so sure, but we at least know he’ll stick around after the deadline.
It’s a simple question, really. Also a simple answer: Loria did not oblige. But Esteban Bailey wonders what could have been for Jeb Bush’s Marlins of Miami.