Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Marlins Shop Nolasco And Morrison As Well

Twitter Aficionado LoMo Swings Away
After dumping 77.7% of their Opening Day 2012 line-up, the Miami Marlins are sending more signals that they also want to part with starter Ricky Nolasco and outfielder Logan Morrison. Coincidentally, the Red Sox need a starter and at least one outfielder, so reports abound that Boston is in on the duo. Nolasco made 31 starts last year and went 12-13 with a 4.48 ERA. In 2011, he gave up the most hits in the NL (244). But from 2008-2010, he compiled 42 wins in 89 starts. Morrison hit just .230 last year, with 11 home runs in just 93 games. In 123 games in 2011, he knocked out 23 HRs and 72 RBIs. All in all, while these might be characterized as "discipline" deals—neither one seems to address the team's fundamental needs at either position.