Christian Yelich?

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  1. Dback Jon

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    Apparently wants out of the mAAArlins, and like Arizona...



    Any interest?
     
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    He had a really good 2017. I think it depends on what you have to give up to acquire him. He has a fairly reasonable contract It looks like he is owed $17 million for the next two years, and then it goes to 12 and 15 million per year the next two. He's 26 now so these are probably his peak years.

    I am basically thinking out loud here but would the Marlins take AJ Pollock for him because Pollock is in arbitration and this is his last year of arbitration so he will be a free agent next year and that will basically erase more of their future commitments?

    I would make that trade right now.
     
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    This makes too much sense for ARZ. Let's hope Jeter and the rest of management continue their bone headed ways and help us out.
     
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    After I posted that I did some internet sleuthing on Yelich and it looks like the Marlins are not going to give him away just to cut costs. It's probably a pipe dream but maybe we could give them Pollock and Yoan Lopez or something...
     
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    Yeah, that's because they got rid of enough salary in the Gordon & Stanton deals and don't have to pay Ozuna so they don't need to trade him.

    Side note, if ARZ is able to trade away Greinke (think they gave up hope), would Jay Bruce be a cheaper yet suitable replacement to Martinez? At least his agent isn't Boras.
     
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    I don't get CHW, if they don't want to give up any of their top prospects then they shouldn't be calling about Manny Machado or Yelich. Teams aren't going to give up young cheap stars for pennies on the dollar unless its MIA but they already purged enough of their big money guys so Yelich is not going to be a fire sale deal...they don't have to get rid of him yet...maybe when his $14M & $15M years come up but not in the next 2 years of $7M & $8M.
     
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    Over/under Marlins attendance next year set at 250 ppl per game...
     
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    I'd be willing to to take on Castro's contract to get Yelich. I would be willing to throw in a majority of the money owed to Tomas ($30M) to include him in on the deal. Maybe Pollock (expiring), Tomas and maybe a couple of low level prospects (no Duplantier, Smith, Ellis or Vausho) could entice MIA? Tomas could play 1B in MIA and would probably be more at home in MIA with the large Cuban community. If Pollock gets dealt before start of season, couldn't MIA get compensation if he bolts?

    To answer the question, I think they get at least 500 ppl per game.
     
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    THat would be taking on nearly 80 mil if they're eating Tomas' contract too but I like the idea of taking of taking advantage of cheap FO's. I think Manfred would step in at that point though.
     
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    If he didn't when Jeter gave the Yankees stanton why would he do anything now ?
     
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    That was Jeter's first move and it was no secret they were slashing future salaries. The heat has been on Manfred since then.
     
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    Then he needs to revoke all trades a cheater made

    Including that one
     
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    Jeter never cheated. Every woman received a gift basket the morning after and knew the ground rules before hand.
     
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    I can't see the tweet but if the Marlins are looking to get rid of future obligations, why would they take on Tomas who is owed $40 million for the next 3 years?
     

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