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So the dodgers gave up nothing for Ricky Nolasco


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The marlins were looking to trade nolasco. They didn't get much prospect wise because the Dodgers picked up the remaining salary of an overpaid, mediocre starting pitcher

You may call him mediocre but he is still slightly better than Hanson, Blanton and Jerome.

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You may call him mediocre but he is still slightly better than Hanson, Blanton and Jerome.

Hanson, yes

But the Blanton of the past 2 months >>>> Nolasco, and Williams aside from the past 2 starts >>>> Nolasco.

Nolasco having a sub 4.00 ERA is fools gold, because he hasn't been under mid 4.00s since 2008 in a league where the pitcher bats and playing in a pitching friendly park.

Nolasco would be fodder in the AL.

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Nolasco is a 4/5 pitcher, that is getting paid $11.5 million this year.  He's a free agent after this year.  If the Doggies are paying the rest of the salary, then, yeah, they shouldn't have given up much.  Which is the right move.  

 

He's a typical free agent year player, that someone will overpay in the offseason only for him to turn back into a pumpkin.  

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Nolasco is a pretty good pick up IMO.

Sure, he's not great. sure he's over-paid.

 

but at this point it's about three months salary for a serviceable starter........

 

Angels could have used a guy like that -- and he's a rental, so season ends, bye, bye.

 

And he has a real incentive to do well because he's auditioning for his next employer........

 

Kind of like when Jeff Weaver wound up in St Louis, (after being run out of Seattle or where-ever he was, was it LA?) I do remember his last few starts before being signed by St. Louis, he couldn't get anyone out and was every ineffective. He then got blown out in his first several St. Louis starts before Dave Duncan worked his magic and suddenly Jeff (Mope) Weaver was winning playoff games and World Series games -- big hero -- then the new contract with the new employer (can't remember who signed him -- but he flopped there and was pretty  much done -- I think Jeff's bouncing around experience in MLB may be one reason why Jered signed the long term deal in Anaheim).

 

But, Nolasco seems like a good pick up for the Dogs -- the team that started the season with 8 starting pitchers or whatever it was.  Now they have Barney Fife in the rotation.........

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Nolasco is a pretty good pick up IMO.

Sure, he's not great. sure he's over-paid.

 

but at this point it's about three months salary for a serviceable starter........

 

Angels could have used a guy like that -- and he's a rental, so season ends, bye, bye.

 

And he has a real incentive to do well because he's auditioning for his next employer........

...

 

Moreno will pay him $13M+ a year for 3+ years as a free agent

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Yeah, how's Kazmir doing in Cleveland???

 

GEEZ.......the deals of years' past -- and the bad thing is, I really thought the Kazmir deal made sense at the time.

 

Never seen a guy seem to just quit like Kazmir did.........now he's back -- velocity up, too.  Has had some decent starts but some just awful ones as well.

 

Our rotation is shot -- we need help and no place to turn.

 

Probably worth it just to go with what we have and see how it goes rather than give away whatever is left on the farm and still finish out of the money -- the Haren deal comes to mind (another deal I liked at the time).

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Hanson, yes

But the Blanton of the past 2 months >>>> Nolasco, and Williams aside from the past 2 starts >>>> Nolasco.

Nolasco having a sub 4.00 ERA is fools gold, because he hasn't been under mid 4.00s since 2008 in a league where the pitcher bats and playing in a pitching friendly park.

Nolasco would be fodder in the AL.

Well obviously if you take out their worst starts but not Nolascos they're better. I think Nolasco is a better pitcher than both of them, but he is overpaid so it wouldn't be the best move for a team full of albatross contracts. 

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