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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Sources: Placido Polanco to Marlins

Free-agent third baseman Placido Polanco has agreed to a one-year contract with the Miami Marlins, pending a physical, sources told ESPN.com Thursday.

The deal is worth $2.75 million, according to the Miami Herald.

Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: December 20, 2012 at 01:35 PM | 21 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Rafael Bellylard: Built like a Panda. Posted: December 20, 2012 at 02:08 PM (#4329461)
Who said the Marlins wouldn't dive into free agency?
   2. The Other Rougned Odor Posted: December 20, 2012 at 02:11 PM (#4329463)
I've heard of this guy; how long until Miami trades him?
   3. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: December 20, 2012 at 02:30 PM (#4329484)
In years when the Marlins don't sign anyone else, they sign people away from the Phillies. Two years ago it was Greg Dobbs, and look how his career has blossomed. Now they have Pierre and Polanco. They should probably sign Jose Contreras as well. Do they have any Cubans at all?
   4. The Other Rougned Odor Posted: December 20, 2012 at 02:45 PM (#4329501)
Maybe they have some Dominicans trying to pass themselves off as Cubans.
   5. charityslave is thinking about baseball Posted: December 20, 2012 at 02:50 PM (#4329506)
The contract is backloaded, with most of the money coming after the trade deadline.
   6. eddieot Posted: December 20, 2012 at 02:50 PM (#4329507)
Ty Wigginton would have made a perfect Marlin. And when did Mike Fontenot sign with the Rays? I missed that...
   7. AROM Posted: December 20, 2012 at 03:29 PM (#4329534)
Do they have any Cubans at all?


They got 2 Cuban shortstops from the Blue Jays, and have even kept one of them.
   8. asinwreck Posted: December 20, 2012 at 03:30 PM (#4329537)
The contract is backloaded, with most of the money coming after the trade deadline.


*golf clap*
   9. Gamingboy Posted: December 20, 2012 at 04:52 PM (#4329608)
The contract is backloaded, with most of the money coming after the trade deadline.



*golf clap*


Quoted for truth.
   10. jacjacatk Posted: December 20, 2012 at 04:54 PM (#4329611)
Polanco looks pretty toasty at this point, though I suppose it's not completely out of the question that he could put up an 85ish OPS, and assuming he can still play plus defense at 2B/3B that's probably worth something. The Rotoworld note on his signing suggests that the Marlins are planning to have him be the starting 1B though, a position he's played 3 innings at in the majors, and that was 12 years ago.

Are the Marlins attempting to see if they can set a record for lowest attendance in the modern era?
   11. odds are meatwad is drunk Posted: December 20, 2012 at 05:42 PM (#4329639)
whats the worst attendence for a park in its second year? also what was marlins attendence last year?
   12. RJ in TO Posted: December 20, 2012 at 05:50 PM (#4329640)
The Rotoworld note on his signing suggests that the Marlins are planning to have him be the starting 1B though

If they actually go through with this plan, their fan will riot.
   13. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: December 20, 2012 at 06:16 PM (#4329648)
If they actually go through with this plan, their fan will riot

I suspect you've been waiting for this opportunity to use the 1 fan quip.....
   14. Ivan Grushenko of Hong Kong Posted: December 20, 2012 at 06:23 PM (#4329649)
I suppose it's not completely out of the question that he could put up an 85ish OPS , and assuming he can still play plus defense at 2B/3B that's probably worth something.

Sure, I can see him doing that, but he'd have to be an all-time great defender just to get to replacement level, no?
   15. Joe Bivens, Minor Genius Posted: December 20, 2012 at 06:28 PM (#4329652)
Edwin Jackson to the Cubs, 4 years, 52m.
   16. RJ in TO Posted: December 20, 2012 at 06:32 PM (#4329654)
Sure, I can see him doing that, but he'd have to be an all-time great defender just to get to replacement level, no?

Barney Darwin had a 79 OPS+ last year, and was still above replacement offensively with 1.3 oWAR. Aaron Hill had a 78 OPS+ in 2010, and that was good for 0.8 oWAR. The offensive replacement level at 2B is really low.
   17. Ray (RDP) Posted: December 20, 2012 at 06:37 PM (#4329658)
Free-agent third baseman Placido Polanco has agreed to a one-year contract with the Miami Marlins, pending a physical, sources told ESPN.com Thursday.

The deal is worth $2.75 million, according to the Miami Herald.


Polanco commented: "Despite the fact that it is only a one-year contract and I don't have a no-trade, I have been told that I am a part of their long-term plans here. And I totally believe them."

   18. charityslave is thinking about baseball Posted: December 20, 2012 at 06:39 PM (#4329659)
The offensive replacement level at 2B is really low.


You only have to be better than Freddy Galvez.
   19. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: December 20, 2012 at 09:17 PM (#4329770)
The Rotoworld note on his signing suggests that the Marlins are planning to have him be the starting 1B though...


What are they going to do with Morrison? Back to the outfield? With his glove, that seems like a terrible idea.
   20. Walt Davis Posted: December 20, 2012 at 11:03 PM (#4329840)
What are they going to do with Morrison? Back to the outfield? With his glove, that seems like a terrible idea.

He's asked for his own parking spot and that's money out of Loria's pocket -- trade his ass!

Remember the brief-lived Sunshine League or whatever it was called of retired MLBers? That's what the Marlins are going for.
   21. JJ1986 Posted: December 20, 2012 at 11:25 PM (#4329848)
The Rotoworld note on his signing suggests that the Marlins are planning to have him be the starting 1B though


I think this is just a typo. He should be the starting 3B.

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