Marlins Tried To Unload Carlos Lee

5:05pm: Two teams told ESPN.com's Jayson Stark that the Marlins thought they had traded Lee to the Yankees today (Twitter link).  However, Lee wouldn't waive his no-trade clause.  The sides were never close to completing a trade, ESPN.com's Buster Olney writes (on Twitter).

10:40am: The Marlins are trying to unload first baseman Carlos Lee, tweets Danny Knobler of CBS Sports.  At this stage in his career, Lee is a low-power 36-year-old with little defensive value, so teams might view him as a right-handed bench bat.  The Marlins added Lee earlier this month, with the Astros paying most of his $18.5MM salary.


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62 Comments on "Marlins Tried To Unload Carlos Lee"


JesseeA
3 years 27 days ago

Well, that panned out well for them.

3 years 27 days ago

didn’t they just get lee…

slyfox1908
3 years 27 days ago

“It’s a huge move, I think, the front office, showing people how much we want to win. They show how much we care about winning this year, they showed the players that they’re willing to do anything to help this ballclub.”–Ozzie Guillen

sourbob
3 years 27 days ago

Comments should be closed after this. Because really, what else is there to say?

3 years 27 days ago

glad he didnt wanna come to the dodgers, loney is better, loney’s defense is too undervalued, unless the dodgers get a huge offensive upgrade loney should stay and only come back next year at 2-3 million as a backu.

3 years 27 days ago

why the hell they traded for him then

bigpat
3 years 27 days ago

Maybe someone will trade for him if there was a new rule that when he is up to bat, there is a pinch runner for him ready as soon as he makes contact.

sourbob
3 years 27 days ago

Sooo… what teams out there could use an aging, bat-only 1B who no longer actually brings his bat?

Expos '94 World Champs
3 years 27 days ago

This is the first thing the Astros have won in a LONG time.

3 years 27 days ago

I guess the Pence trade isn’t ringing a bell?

monroe_says
monroe_says
3 years 27 days ago

upgrade on James Loney?

3 years 27 days ago

lmao, stop.

airborne
3 years 27 days ago

Oh those wacky Marlins. They love to sell, even if they have to trade for guys to sell.

JakeD
3 years 27 days ago

Lolololololololol

Todd Smith
3 years 27 days ago

I wouldn’t mind the Pirates picking him up to add to their bench. Sounds like he’s basically free at this point. Pirates could use some thump off their bench. It’s tough when Drew Sutton is the biggest bat to bring in at the end of a game.

bigpat
3 years 27 days ago

Presley and McGehee will be bench bats now, for what it’s worth…

Todd Smith
3 years 27 days ago

True…still wouldn’t mind adding a veteran power bat to the bench though. If not Lee, maybe somebody like a Jason Giambi in August.

bigpat
3 years 27 days ago

Giambi would be a pretty good addition to the bench, can probably be had for next to nothing as well.

Greatone1210
3 years 27 days ago

He’d be a good bench bat I think. Makes good contact but low on power lately. Probably would have to DFA Sutton or just do a swap.

Todd Smith
3 years 27 days ago

Or send Mercer or Harrison back down to AAA until September…Think there is plenty of room for some upgrades on that bench

Greatone1210
3 years 27 days ago

Good point. I think Mercer has potential but could use some more at-bats. And as much as I like Harrison as a person, he will never be more than a utility guy and does not add that much to the bench.

marinest21
3 years 27 days ago

C’mon Loria, please be cheap enough to “unload” Stanton as well.

Signed,

Every MLB team’s fans besides the Marlins

ARod's Ring
3 years 27 days ago

with Mark Teixeira now suspect. Yankees should acquire him.

Karkat
3 years 27 days ago

Would Lee clear waivers, even with most of his contract being handled by Houston, do you figure?

3 years 27 days ago

Makes you wonder why they traded for Lee at all in the first place.

3 years 27 days ago

I don’t think even the Marlins have any idea what they’re trying to do.

3 years 27 days ago

Tigers?

ERS
3 years 27 days ago

That’s what I’m thinking.

ERS
3 years 27 days ago

Because he approved his trade to the Marlins, has he now relinquished his 10-and-5 rights as a member of a new organization (no more -and-5)?

richardb21
3 years 27 days ago

No more 10-5 but he has a list of teams he can’t be traded to. Dodgers for example.

Gumby65
3 years 27 days ago

And he had no-say in trade to Marlins, so wondering how 10 & 5 is calculated, b’cuz it sure looks like he was 10 & 5 on the back of his bubblegum card (baseballreference).

3 years 27 days ago

he had a clause waiving 10 & 5 rights

LifelongMets
3 years 27 days ago

He had a limited no trade clause

Gumby65
3 years 27 days ago

NOW I wonder if Lee accepts trade to LA. lol Just kidding as (his declining) power would be from RH side, and after Ethier, LA is getting RH heavy.

3 years 27 days ago

RH, heavy. Perfect description of what he brings to the table at this point in his career.

Ron Loreski
3 years 27 days ago

The Pirates should flip Travis Snider to Miami for Lee.

sourbob
3 years 27 days ago

No.

connfyoozed
3 years 27 days ago

No. No. And finally, no.

Todd Smith
3 years 27 days ago

Better throw Marte and Cole in too, just in case Snider isn’t enough.