The Marlins Trade Pool

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

After a longer than anticipated delay, we have some picks and the Trade Pool Contest is a go. To refresh your memory, look here. I'll list everyone's picks and give a short thought on what I think. The quotes in italics are what each competitor had to say. My picks are at the bottom.

Dave (Marlins Die-Hards)

  1. Jeremy Hermida
  2. Dan Uggla
  3. Dan Meyer
  4. Cody Ross
  5. Kiko Calero
"Yeah, I feel like either Hermida or Uggla could be dealt if the team falls out of contention... so I'm going all in."

Dave has gone with all major leaguers and it appears to be geared more towards the sellers route. Those two bullpen arms are good choices, because everyone always needs bullpen help.

Craig (FishStripes)
  1. Graham Taylor
  2. Dan Uggla
  3. Jeremy Hermida
  4. Hayden Penn
  5. Jai Miller
"Wow, this is tough since it depends on whether the Marlins are in contention by the deadline or not."

Craig has a nice mix. Uggla and Hermida are good bets for if the team is selling, but he has rounded out his list with three prospects/projects that could be used as a chip to bring in a necessary Marlins piece if we are buyers.

Igor Mello (AAAYYYEEE)
  1. Jeremy Hermida
  2. Dan Uggla
  3. Mike Stanton
  4. Ryan Tucker
  5. Gaby Sanchez
Another mixed list but I like the gamble of putting Stanton on there. I also feel Gaby Sanchez is a good choice as you'll see later in my picks.

Adam Smoot (Bright Orange Seats)
  1. Hanley Ramirez
  2. Dan Uggla
  3. Ricky Nolasco
  4. Jorge Cantu
  5. Andrew Miller
Adam has gone the humor route, thankfully, because he is much funnier than us. Please visit his site and read his writeup, which actually has Tommy Hutton as #3.

Roberto Sanchez (from comments)
  1. Jeremy Hermida
  2. Andrew Miller
  3. Gaby Sanchez
  4. Emilio Bonifacio
  5. Cameron Maybin
Some interesting picks with Maybin and Bonifacio. I didn't even really consider them, but upon second thought, no one is ever safe in this organization.

Ted (Marlins Die-Hards)
  1. Dan Uggla
  2. Ryan Tucker
  3. Gaby Sanchez
  4. Kiko Calero
  5. Alfredo Amezaga
I'm going all in with Uggla, but he needs to pick it up to become more tradeable. Tucker and Sanchez I chose because they seem like good prospects we could give up if we are buyers at the deadline, which is looking less and less likely. Calero is a bullpen arm that will be a hot commodity. I chose Amezaga because we always hear how he is the most asked about player when the front office fields calls. So we'll see how this all works out.

Reminder: It's not too late to play. If you leave your picks in the comments, I'll update the post. Feel free to give it a go.

UPDATE: Some new entries...

el Tomas Verde (4th and Fail)
  1. Dan Uggla
  2. Jeremy Hermida
  3. Cody Ross
  4. Ricky Nolasco
  5. Burke Badenhop
"Dan Uggla is slowly being replaced by Coughlan."

[Dave- Like me, Tom thinks the Marlins will be sellers this year.]

Ohad (Fish@Bat)
  1. Dan Uggla
  2. Jeremy Hermida
  3. Dan Meyer
  4. Wes Helms
  5. Ross Gload
[Dave- I thought the Uggla/Hermida combination at the top was risky, but apparently not so much.]

1 comments:

el Tomas Verde May 19, 2009 at 4:14 PM  

1. Dan Uggla
2. Jeremy Hermida
3. Cody Ross
4. Ricky Nolasco
5. Burke Badenhop

Dan Uggla is slowly being replaced by Coughlan, and Jeremy Hermida hasn't quite panned out how the Marlins expected him. If it comes down to Ross and Maybin battling for p.t., then Ross gets shipped because he's MLB-ready and is going to command more money for his services, as lots of teams would love a power-hitting outfielder. Nolasco has been struggling, but we could get good value for him, as he's proven to be a solid starter. Badenhop because I don't think he's goign to be a starter here, but everyone is looking for bullpen help. All of this is under the assumption that we are out of contention by the deadline... except for Uggla, I think he's on his way out, regardless.

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