Quick Hits: Wang, Marlins, Dunn

The Nationals signed Livan Hernandez to a one-year deal worth $1MM on this date last year. He has a 4.36 ERA with 5.4 K/9, 2.3 BB/9 and 41.7% ground ball rate in 163 innings for the Nats this season – well worth the investment Washington made a year ago. Here’s the latest from around MLB, starting with a note on the Nats…

  • MLB.com's Bill Ladson suggests that there's a strong chance Chien-Ming Wang returns to the Nationals in 2012 if he continues providing quality outings down the stretch.
  • The Marlins could take a run at C.J. Wilson if the money doesn’t get crazy, Juan C. Rodriguez of the South Florida Sun Sentinel writes (on Twitter).
  • Top Marlins executives will start preparing for the 2012 season Wednesday, Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports.
  • White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen met with slumping slugger Adam Dunn today to discuss a reduction in playing time, according to MLB.com's Scott Merkin.


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11 Comments on "Quick Hits: Wang, Marlins, Dunn"


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3 years 11 months ago

If the money doesn’t go “crazy”? In other words if he wants a serious discount? The truth is even if Sabathia hits the market he’ll sign with the yanks making Wilson the top FA pitcher. Wilson will likely get far more than he’s worth considering the market and the Marlins interest won’t last beyond the “what’s your first offer” phase.

3 years 11 months ago

Whether we want to admit it or not, Loria and the Marlins have the cash…that has been proved in the past by the leaked documents. 

Getting them to spend it is a whole separate issue…but it’s now or never with the new ballpark opening.  A lefty is a top priority for them, and besides Mark Buehrle, Wilson is the other option.  They need a “back up ace” incase Josh Johnson is “done”.

LUWahooNatFan
3 years 11 months ago

Nationals need to go after Wilson.. Strasburg is going to be on an innings limit next year and he would fit in perfectly at the top of the rotation

Baseballfan83
3 years 11 months ago

Don’t you think it will be way to much money for a team still far from contention 

comish4lif
3 years 11 months ago

They spent last year for Werth (hasn’t quite worked out well, yet). So, I could see them going after Wilson. Why not? Add the pieces when they are available.

A top three of Wilson, Zimmermann and Strasburg is a solid front end of a rotation.

jwsox
3 years 11 months ago

this clearly means ozzie does not like Dunn…because when guys who ozzie likes/loves struggle they get the same if not more playing time…Pierre, Rios, Visquel, Wise in recent years….

Baseballfan83
3 years 11 months ago

But no ones struggles have been close to Dunn’s. He is hitting .163/.290/.289, how could he expect anything but a reduction in playing time. 

jwsox
3 years 11 months ago

I was joking. I know Dunn should be sat. He should have been sat 2 months ago!

angryredmenace
3 years 11 months ago

what he said.

angryredmenace
3 years 11 months ago

damnit! you posted my respond before me.

TheHitman23
3 years 11 months ago

Yes, because the money “won’t get crazy” on the best available starting pitcher.Give me a break.