Reality Sinks In

Monday, October 18, 2010

After reading Ted's appreciation of Cody Ross yesterday, I woke up this morning with an inclination to write a post which effectively throws a bucket of cold water on the Bring Back Cody contingent. Then I logged in to my RSS reader and saw that Michael Jong wrote that very post at Marlin Maniac, and did a way better job than I would have.

That error cost the Marlins little ultimately. Sure, we probably could have gotten a menial prospect or two, certainly more than what we received from the Texas Rangers for Jorge Cantu, but the team wasn't going to get a whole lot for Ross without possibly paying the remainder of his salary.
I would add that the Marlins outfield is already full, with Chris Coghlan, Cameron Maybin, Mike Stanton, and Logan Morrison currently on the roster (Morrison Coghlan will probably get moved to the infield next year). Throw in super late-inning defensive replacement Brett Carroll and whichever scrap heap veteran the Marlins pick up in the offseason, and there's little room for an outfielder with average defense who OPS+ed 93 in 2010 while earning $4.5 million. Nostalgia is expensive in baseball, and rarely worth the cost.

2 comments:

SB October 19, 2010 at 8:59 AM  

Morrison moved to the INF next year? Did you mean Coghlan? Unless we make a trade I don't see Morrison leaving LF right?

David October 19, 2010 at 11:41 AM  

You're right, I confused the two.

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