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    Marlins may look to deal Dontrelle Willis and Miguel Cabrera

    http://www.dailyherald.com/sports/rozner.asp?id=162312

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    As if Joe Girardi didn’t have it bad enough, there’s already talk that stud lefty Dontrelle Willis and third baseman Miguel Cabrera are both going to be available at the trade deadline this summer because their contracts are about to go through the roof.

    Willis is collecting $4.3 million this season and has two years of arbitration eligibility left, and Cabrera ($472,000) will reach arbitration status next off-season, when he’s likely to be worth at least $5 million.

    There’s not a team in baseball, including the Cubs and Sox, who wouldn’t take a long look at the 24-year-old Willis.

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    The same goes for the 22-year-old Cabrera, an incredible offensive player who can play third, left and right.

    True, he’s had some off-field character issues and based on that wouldn’t fit the Sox’ model, but he’s young, and fellow Venezuelan Ozzie Guillen knows him from their days in Miami together.

    A strong clubhouse has a way of eliminating those problems, so if Joe Crede were to suffer a major setback with his back, that’s one place the Sox would have to look.

    The Cubs would also find a place to play him if they could snag such a valuable, young player.
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    Re: Marlins may look to deal Dontrelle Willis and Miguel Cabrera

    You build around guys like that, I guess the Marlins want to play in front of the smallest crowds ever.
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    Re: Marlins may look to deal Dontrelle Willis and Miguel Cabrera

    why is Jeffrey Loria allowed to own a baseball team?
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    Re: Marlins may look to deal Dontrelle Willis and Miguel Cabrera

    Quote Originally Posted by pedro
    why is Jeffrey Loria allowed to own a baseball team?
    Could this be a round about way to hold a dispersal draft?
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    Re: Marlins may look to deal Dontrelle Willis and Miguel Cabrera

    Quote Originally Posted by KronoRed
    You build around guys like that, I guess the Marlins want to play in front of the smallest crowds ever.
    They're moving the team to Montreal?
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    Re: Marlins may look to deal Dontrelle Willis and Miguel Cabrera

    Quote Originally Posted by ochre
    They're moving the team to Montreal?
    Actually there was an article in today's Oregonian saying that Portland was still in the running for the marlins but that San Antonio is currently the front runner.

    The really interesting thing is that apparntly the marlins had asked MLB's permission to visit Las Vegas again and it was denied. That makes me wonder if MLB isn't saving Las Vegas for the Nationals should they fail to find an owner and/or get a publicly funded stadium in DC.
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    Re: Marlins may look to deal Dontrelle Willis and Miguel Cabrera

    Or..MLB always wants to have 1 city that they can threaten other teams with, Las Vegas would fit the bill nicely.
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    Re: Marlins may look to deal Dontrelle Willis and Miguel Cabrera

    Paging Wayne Krivsky.
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    Re: Marlins may look to deal Dontrelle Willis and Miguel Cabrera

    What would we have to offer?

    Bailey? Votto? Chaff?
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    Re: Marlins may look to deal Dontrelle Willis and Miguel Cabrera

    Quote Originally Posted by KronoRed
    What would we have to offer?

    Bailey? Votto? Chaff?
    What was Chaff's ERA last year?

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    Re: Marlins may look to deal Dontrelle Willis and Miguel Cabrera

    Quote Originally Posted by WVRed
    Paging Wayne Krivsky.
    No kidding.. Those 2 would be monumental adds. Both arn't even 26 yet and are all-stars.

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    Re: Marlins may look to deal Dontrelle Willis and Miguel Cabrera

    I would love to add Dontrelle. He is the type of pitcher you want on your squad. He's a competitor and I like the intensity he brings to the game...plus, he gives you a left-handed bat of the bench...see ya, Womack!

    We couldn't afford both, all things considered, but I would happily take either. The Marlins will get some quality prospects for these two, no matter where they send them.

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    Re: Marlins may look to deal Dontrelle Willis and Miguel Cabrera

    And I bet he knows how to play the game.
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    Re: Marlins may look to deal Dontrelle Willis and Miguel Cabrera

    Quote Originally Posted by KronoRed
    What would we have to offer?

    Bailey? Votto? Chaff?
    Homer would be the main bait for Willis. My take is that if Florida's crazy enough to shop that guy the Reds should be willing to go as far as it takes to get him.
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    Re: Marlins may look to deal Dontrelle Willis and Miguel Cabrera

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    Homer would be the main bait for Willis. My take is that if Florida's crazy enough to shop that guy the Reds should be willing to go as far as it takes to get him.
    Absolutely. They sure wouldn't want anyone expensive so I'd let them pick pretty much who they wanted from the minors and even throw in Pena or Kearns if they want. Would you give them Encarnacion if they asked, though?
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