Marlins Close To Signing John Buck

3:53pm: Buck's three-year deal with the Marlins will be worth $18MM, tweets Rosenthal.  This will be Florida's biggest free agent signing since Carlos Delgado in 2005.

2:03pm: The Marlins are close to signing Buck to a three-year deal, tweets Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.  We had speculated on the three-year possibility just a few hours ago

10:26am: The Marlins are working hard to sign free agent catcher John Buck, an official from another team told Ed Price of AOL FanHouse (Twitter link).  Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports tweets that the Marlins are definitely interested in Buck, but not close to a deal.  Yesterday, Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos described Buck's market as "very, very strong" and implied his agents at ACES seek a multiyear deal.  Buck, 30, hit .281/.314/.489 with 20 home runs in 437 plate appearances for Toronto this year.  He signed for $2MM after being non-tendered by the Royals.

Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post reported yesterday that the Marlins and A.J. Pierzynski share mutual interest, but he might be too pricey for the Fish.


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148 Comments on "Marlins Close To Signing John Buck"


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4 years 7 months ago

Since when do the Marlins sign players coming off their best season to multi-year deals?

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4 years 7 months ago

they don’t. this is very strange. i don’t buy it.

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FishFan03
4 years 7 months ago

you read my mind lol.. hopefully this is a sign of things to come

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gigantes2425
4 years 7 months ago

Bad things. This guy is horrible. He has a career year and he going to get overpaid. He lingers between 220-240 every year and now he’s good. I’d be pissed if I was a marlins fan.

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mlbscout6
4 years 7 months ago

Marlins Front Office is a joke. This signing just killed any chance we had of making it to the playoffs for the next 3 years.

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FishFan03
4 years 7 months ago

damn with fans like you guys its no wonder we fill up the stadium every night… good positivity guys

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Tko11
4 years 7 months ago

Must be the new coach

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Tko11
4 years 7 months ago

Must be the new coach

Guest
4 years 7 months ago

[As this becomes more official]…WHAT IS GOING ON HERE?!?

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Dave_Gershman
4 years 7 months ago

Since they couldn’t sign Dan Uggla and had extra money to spend…

I love this deal. John Buck is one of my favorite players in Baseball!

Guest
4 years 7 months ago

How is Buck one of your favorite players in baseball? Or maybe a better question–who isn’t one of your favorite players in baseball?

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Dave_Gershman
4 years 7 months ago

Ricky Romero/Cameron Maybin/Ricky Nolasco

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bbxxj
4 years 7 months ago

If they trade Uggla they would have more than enough to sign Buck. Uggla for Buck and prospects and even a bit more extra cash might be a pretty good deal for the Fish.

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dbreer23
4 years 7 months ago

Sure, they would be able to afford to do it…but why do it at all?

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MisterMarlin
4 years 7 months ago

Depending on who the relievers were, it’s not a good deal. They need to hold on to Uggla and let someone else pick up Buck (assuming we can’t have both).

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MisterMarlin
4 years 7 months ago

Depending on who the relievers were, it’s not a good deal. They need to hold on to Uggla and let someone else pick up Buck (assuming we can’t have both).

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TheBunk
4 years 7 months ago

John Buck will cost more than A.J. Pierzynski.

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$1529282
4 years 7 months ago

My thoughts exactly. If Pierzynski is too pricey, how can they afford John Buck? AJ can at least be had on a one-year deal. Buck will require two years at least, and probably at a higher annual salary than Pierzynski (or at the very least the same annual salary).

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RiverKKiller999
4 years 7 months ago

I would have thought the Rangers would be all over John Buck right now since Molina is thinking about retiring or is.

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dbreer23
4 years 7 months ago

Rangers will likely go after V-Mart first…

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woadude
4 years 7 months ago

The Marlins are probably going hard for him to trade him to the Red Sox to get more relievers.

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mlbscout6
4 years 7 months ago

Except you can’t trade a Free Agent the same year that he is signed. The Marlins are just idiots