Marlins Inquired On Nolan Reimold

The Marlins recently asked the Orioles about outfielder Nolan Reimold, ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick reports (Twitter links). However, Reimold projects as Baltimore's leadoff hitter and left fielder and isn't going anywhere.

Reimold posted a .247/.328/.453 line with 13 home runs in 305 plate appearances last year. The 28-year-old has spent most of his big league career in left field, though he has some experience in right. He'll be arbitration eligible for the first time following the 2012 season. The right-handed hitting Reimold would have provided the Marlins with another corner outfield option behind Giancarlo Stanton and Logan Morrison and might have pushed Austin Kearns off of the Miami roster.


19 Responses to Marlins Inquired On Nolan Reimold Leave a Reply

  1. Kevin Swords 3 years ago

    Wrong “Mike Stanton” is linked to Giancarlo above. 

  2. chico65 3 years ago

    I think Ozzie just heard that Nolan R. might be available and forgot which decade it was. 

  3. johnsilver 3 years ago

    Cody Ross never wanted to leave Miami, signed with Boston for 3m… Why didn’t beinfest just get in touch with him earlier?

    Edit:

    To top it all off.. For whom the bell tolls for Chris Coghlan now perhaps and what about “I play everywhere” Emilio Bonifacio?

  4. ironwolf811 3 years ago

    Christian Yelich in the minors…Ceda showing good stuff.  Marlins want Reimold? See what you can get.  Orioles are going nowhere and need to stockpile young players.
    Reimold hit his ceiling before he hurt his Achilles heel.  Move him and worry about who your LF is later.

  5. Wait, leadoff hitter? Isn’t Reimold a low average/good power guy?

    • you’re assuming the orioles care about such things…

      But seriously… Reimold is one of the few Orioles who can take a walk. His OBP last year would’ve have been the 2nd highest on the team among regulars. And, despite his awful 2010, he actually led the team in OBP in 2009.

      • Rabbitov 3 years ago

        He also is a shockingly fast runner from Home to First. 

  6. Guest 3 years ago

    one of the hardest runners from home-to-first you’ll see in the league. guy hustles every play. gotta love that. good eye at the plate and real mlb power. hopefully he can get that average up around .265-.270

  7. BradyAnderson 3 years ago

    Very much cruising under the radar. I think he’s due for a big breakout year. Late bloomer, Jayson Werth style.

    • The thing is though, Reimold has an average arm and his defense is average as well. Reimold might have more raw power than Werth. They are two very differenty ball players. As for keeping or trading him. I think it would be wise to keep him, but then again I was clamoring all off-season to sign either Cody Ross or Norichika Aoki both of which did not happen. Oh BTW they are both having good springs, especially Aoki has been red hot 11-17 in the past few games. I am disappointed that Duquette couldn’t get anything done there. Heck, he didn’t even try. Lastly, the one thing I would not do is trade Reimold and then pick-up Damon. There is no way on God’s Green Earth would I do such a thing. Let Damon pound sand or plant a garden for all I care.

      • OhthePossibilities 3 years ago

        I think if you trade Reimold, Chavez is the starting LF with Jai Miller as the #4 OF.  At least to start the season.  Damon wouldn’t even be in the conversation.

        Or you could just throw Reynolds in LF, play Davis or Flaherty at 3B and Nick Johnson at 1B. I’m not saying that makes for a strong defensive left side, but it’d still be better than playing Felix Pie’s Wild Ride in LF.

  8. ironwolf811 3 years ago

    Reimold isn’t young anymore, but everyone is treating him like a prospect.  Yes, the injury took away a couple of what might have been his best years.  Yes, he can take a walk.  But this team needs bodies in the farm system.  The damage Thrift created by reducing the salaries of the O’s best scouts will take years to reverse. Let’s get a head start on the process.  Vets with any kind of trade value: move them.  Keep a core: Wieters, Jones, maybe Markakis.
    Why keep treading water in last place every year?  What’s the point of having a few band-aids?  We need #1 and #2 picks in the draft.  Bite the bullet now and wait on the rewards later.  Oh wait, Angelos is still the owner.  Oops! Forgot!

    • Rabbitov 3 years ago

      “The damage Thrift created by reducing the salaries of the O’s best scouts will take years to reverse”
      Its a good point but the scouting problem lives before Thrift, and has been exasperated by Angelos’s unwillingness to do anything to run a respectable organization.  

    • not_brooks 3 years ago

      The O’s aren’t going to get anything better than a fringe prospect for Reimold, so why not hang on to him now that he’s healthy and see if he can build off that .926 OPS from August 20th through the end of the season in 2011?

    •  Vets with any kind of trade value: move them.  Keep a core: Wieters, Jones, maybe Markakis.

      You just named the only Vets with any trade value.

  9. Lookouts400 3 years ago

    Actually, he has very good speed.  He couldn’t run the past two years because of the tendon and the recovery from surgery.  But once he got healthy last season, his true speed was revealed.  He’s not Micheal Bourne, but he can run.

  10. johnsilver 3 years ago

     Bonifacio is a different player since Trader jack became manager last season and he learned more about the game.. For instance how to actually steal bases. His defense at3b a few seasons back was a lot to be desired, but they need to find a spot for him somewhere.

    I watch most of there games and am not a casual watcher 9Boston also) of the marlins and they need to find a permanent position for him somewhere.

  11. Boni will be fine, Like he said, Trader Jack really was on Boni and Boni learned how to steal bases and never worried about getting caught, HE WILL BE FINE.

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