TUESDAY: The Fish are only taking on Helms’ $750K buyout; the Phillies will cover the other $2.15MM.
SATURDAY: According to an FSN broadcast via RotoWorld, the Marlins acquired Wes Helms from the Phils for cash. So I guess that means the Fish were willing to take on the $2.9MM owed to him? If so, quite a commitment for them.
Helms, 32 in May, had his best year with the Marlins in ’06. He posted a .965 OPS in 240 ABs, facing lefties almost half the time.