Jul 3, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Miami Marlins starting pitcher Ricky Nolasco (47) pitches in the first inning against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

Giants and Dodgers Make Offer for RHP Ricky Nolasco

Per an article by Joe Frisaro of MLB.com both the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers have submitted offers for RHP Ricky Nolasco, whom would be a free agent after the 2013 season. The team receiving Nolasco may not give him a qualifying offer since he will not have played with his new team for the entire 2013 season. Friasro reports the two deals as such:

The Giants would trade:

  • Two pitching prospects
  • Some of the remaining money on Nolasco’s contract

The Marlins would trade:

  • RHP Ricky Nolasco (3.85 ERA, 3.51 FIP — both would be second on the team to Madison Bumgarner)

Of course, it depends on which pitchers the Giants would send to decide how worth it this exchange would be, but chances are I’d be more against this deal than for it, and I’m glad they’re not willing to take on all the money. Going into Friday’s game, the Giants are 4.5 games back of the first place Arizona Diamondbacks.

The Dodgers would trade:

  • One pitching prospect
  • All of the remaining money on Nolasco’s contract

The Marlins would trade:

So, which would you rather have? Likely a better pitching prospect and saving all the money, or two lesser prospects and save some money? That could be the decision the Marlins have to make, assuming teams like the Padres, Rockies, and Yankees are unwilling to make stronger offers. Going into Friday’s game, the Dodgers are 3.5 games back of the first place Arizona Diamondbacks.

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