Marlin Maniac RTD 2/22: Marlins Spring Training Kickoff

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Jul 31, 2016; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins starting pitcher Andrew Cashner (48) looks on from the dugout during the first inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 31, 2016; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins starting pitcher Andrew Cashner (48) looks on from the dugout during the first inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports /
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Ummm, skip? This dude be broken. #Marlins Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
Ummm, skip? This dude be broken. #Marlins Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports /

Reactions To All The After The Fact Buzz About That Cashner Trade Last Summer?

Sean Millerick: Livid, if true. The current bullpen, with Carter Capps jumping in as a late season addition? Or the fact that Jeremy Hellickson probably gets the Marlins a winning season last year, as he would have easily outperformed Andrew “Don’t Shave Me Bro” Cashner? Take your pick of those or any other number of scenarios, because I’d be stunned if you found one where either last year’s team, this year’s team, or both weren’t better off if that whole trade hadn’t taken place. The league owes the Marlins something on the level of a compensatory second round draft pick.

David Marcillo: That trade was awful when it was announced and has only gotten worse with age, like a fine glass of milk left under the hot Florida sun. The Marlins gave up their top position player prospect, their top pitching prospect, and their top bullpen arm, all for a bad starter with a bad attitude on an expiring contract and a bad starter with a bad elbow (along with, of course, cash coming from the Padres). The worst part though, which is only a rumor but a very believable one, is that the Marlins only included Capps so that the Padres would send back money in the deal. It could have been completed without one of  the best relievers in baseball, but the Marlins decided they absolutely needed the (relatively) small amount of money San Diego sent back.

Seth Moed: Thinking of that trade just reminds me of the demise of the current Marlins farm system. The trade made no sense at the time and nothing has really changed that feeling sense.

Eric Quinones: I’m just upset at that trade in general. Andrew Cashner was irrelevant last season. He was worried about his beard not being shaved more than anything. We gave up Carter Capps and a couple of top prospects for two mediocre starters. It was an awful trade that didn’t help us one bit. 

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