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Tuesday, January 06, 2009
Two Ex-Dodger Signings
And both from Rotoworld:
- Scott Proctor signed with the Marlins for 1 year/$750k. I wanted to say something about Joe Sheehan's review of this transaction yesterday, but for now this will do:
One other thing...the Associated Press story on the signing included this gem:The "Marlins have become an embarrassment to MLB", Sheehan griped, grudgingly admitting they had a pair of World Series victories since inception. That's two more than the Cubs, or the Giants, or the Mariners, to name just three. Not that that means that much; barring information on the guys they let go that makes for some more compelling evidence (i.e. their medical condition), it looks, superficially, like the Fish are screwing things up.
The Marlins needed bullpen help after the departures this offseason of right-handers Kevin Gregg to the Chicago Cubs, Doug Waechter to Kansas City, and Joe Nelson to Tampa Bay.There's absolutely no context presented for that paragraph, so let me fill it in. Those pitchers are gone, but they're gone because the Marlins dumped them. Gregg was traded (in a great deal), Waechter was outrighted to the minors, and Nelson was non-tendered. The above implies that the Marlins have been decimated by the loss of their best relievers to free agency, when in fact it was the Marlins who cut ties with each and every one of them. The noun isn't "departures," it's "dumping." Read the sentence with that one word change and decide for yourself which is factual.
- Jason Johnson will join the Yankees on a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training.