NL East Notes: Marlins, Rodriguez, Davis

Links from the NL East, as the Mets and Braves start the first of two games at Citi Field…

  • There is a sense that Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria and president David Samson will be taking on bigger roles in making player personnel decisions, according to’s Buster Olney (on Twitter). That would mean less autonomy for president of baseball operations Larry Beinfest and general manager Michael Hill, who are nominally in charge of baseball moves. 
  • Ivan Rodriguez will be a backup catcher for the Nationals for the rest of the season, but he says he'd like to play four more years in the Major Leagues, according to's Bill Ladson.
  • Mets first baseman Ike Davis told ESPNNewYork’s Adam Rubin that he won’t have surgery to help repair the left ankle sprain that has sidelined him since May (Twitter link).
  • Click here to read about the Braves' starting pitching depth and how it could affect their offseason.

13 Responses to NL East Notes: Marlins, Rodriguez, Davis Leave a Reply

  1. EdinsonPickle 4 years ago

    Four years!? Wow, The Nats better re-up this guy for a 4-yr 20mm extension and then go out and lock up Moyer for four years as well. They can have the oldest battery in baseball history! That will show the Phillies who’s the boss! Go Nats!

  2. chico65 4 years ago

    And a tough Marlins season officially hits the fan

  3. notsureifsrs 4 years ago

    i remember when the red sox ABSOLUTELY HAD to trade for ivan rodriguez RIGHT AWAY RIGHT NOW to avoid disaster in boston because epstein was such a fool and trusted catching duties to that no-talent platoon of jarrod saltalamacchia and jason varitek

    • Leonard Washington 4 years ago

      Good thing Theo knew better and are platoon has produced solid D and 25hrs.

  4. CaseyBlakeDeWitt 4 years ago

    How many of you guys actually knew Michael Hill was the GM? I had no idea he was the GM until about a week ago. I guess I thought Beinfest was the GM…

    • jb226 4 years ago

      Not me.

      The truly sad part is I read it and went “oh, so that’s their GM.”  Which was a major deja vu moment from about a week ago when they mentioned him and I thought “oh, so that’s their GM.”  He’s so in the background that I didn’t even remember they had a GM after it was pointed out.

      Beinfest or Loria is who you think of when you think Marlins.  Calling Hill the GM may be accurate but it’s disingenuous; I imagine his level of authority would be comparable to assistant GMs in other (read: well run) organizations.

  5. WolandJR 4 years ago

    At the rate that he is going, it is going to take about 4 more years for Pudge to reach 3,000 hits.

    • start_wearing_purple
      start_wearing_purple 4 years ago

      I think that’s incredibly optimistic.

      • kräftig. entschieden 4 years ago

        He has 155 left. If he can score a starting job with somebody for a year, he’s capable of maybe getting 100 hits. That leaves him at 55, which he can surely scrounge as a backup. He has 25 hits in 40 games this year, fwiw. That’s not that good obviously, but a bad team with catcher deficiencies could surely use him. I think he’ll get there.

  6. Leonard Washington 4 years ago

    Damons got 3000 in less than 4 years though. He might as well stick around too he still seems to be reasonably solid. 

    • start_wearing_purple
      start_wearing_purple 4 years ago

      He can still hit, so I wouldn’t be shocked to see him grab on somewhere. Maybe re-upping with the Rays or another team that wants a senior statesman.

      The real question will be if he makes it to 3,000 hits will he be a HOFer? So far the only players not in the Hall with more than 3,000 hits are not eligible yet, banned, or steroid issues.

      • notsureifsrs 4 years ago

        “He can still hit”

        that makes you say that? his walk-rate nearly disappeared this season and he hasn’t posted a month of wOBA over .350 since july of 2010. he hasn’t broken .330 (league average) even once this season

      • Leonard Washington 4 years ago

        If he gets the 3000 you gotta think he will get in. He had many consecutive years of 100+ runs, and was a prominent leadoff man for the 04 Sox, and a part of the Yanks WS run. 

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