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Arbitration Eligibles: Florida Marlins

The Marlins come next in our arbitration eligibles series...

Uggla and Nolasco are the Marlins' two big names.  Under new representation, Uggla is reportedly seeking five years and $58MM against a Marlins' offer of roughly three years and less than $30MM.  Uggla could get over $10MM through arbitration, and his free agent years are worth more, so the Marlins will have to do better.  Talks with Nolasco have a similar theme.  He might be better off going through arbitration, where a $6MM salary seems possible.

Nunez, Sanchez, Hensley, and Badenhop also seem like locks to be tendered contracts.  With 55 saves to his name Nunez could jump past $4MM and become a trade candidate.  Sanchez sports 30 wins and a 3.76 ERA in 471 innings and will be building upon a $1.25MM base and a strong platform year.

Miller, once a highly-touted prospect, has struggled badly with his control and could be on the bubble.  If the Fish tender him a contract in December, they'll be faced with his out-of-options status next spring.  Rivera, Carroll, Paulino, and Veras may be expendable.  Paulino probably sealed his fate when he snagged a 50-game PED suspension in August.








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