The Marlins have sent shockwaves the size of their controversial stadium throughout the baseball world, and per Ken Rosenthal, they may not be done:
Fantastic! There’s only one reason why he could be dealt:
He’s owed money in 2013, and not just the Greg Dobbs money, but eight-digit money, and that could lead to him packing his bags to go elsewhere. So he’s owed $11.5MM, then the rest of the roster gets at least $500K so the very minimum roster salary could be around $23.5MM with that mindset. If Nolasco is traded though, the Marlins could near a record they set in 2006: the lowest payroll within the years I searched. Here are some teams and their below-$40MM payrolls in the past few years:
Look at all of those Florida-based teams! If the Marlins are going full fire sale, I don’t see why they hold on to Nolasco, so big seven-digit contracts to Jacob Turner and Greg Dobbs could really push the Marlins towards the $20MM mark. Yes, gasp you should! How will the Marlins win the NL East in 2013 like some people thought they could? Short answer: don’t worry about it, they won’t. Now you may return to all the Loria-bashing going on tonight until we hear about the trade being confirmed tomorrow and then we can look forward to Nolasco getting traded.