Gaby Sanchez Rumors

Brewers Rumors: Furcal, Aramis, Barmes, Reyes

Here's the latest on the Brewers, including what's happening at the GM meetings in Milwaukee:


NL East Notes: Zimmermann, Marlins, Heyward

Players with zero to three years of service time are under team control and don't have the power to negotiate their salaries. Most of these players agree to terms with their clubs on deals worth $400-500K, but some don't agree to terms and their clubs renew their contracts instead (it doesn't affect the player's timeline for arbitration or free agency). Here's the latest on the NL East, including news on some contract renewals:


Discussion: Gaby Sanchez

After a battle for the first base job during Spring Training with top prospect Logan Morrison, Gaby Sanchez came out on top.  Sanchez had just two major league starts to his credit coming into this season, but he has done well in the full-time position thus far.  In 12 games, Sanchez has hit .308/.426/.538.

Meanwhile, as an item on the ESPN MLB Rumors page points out, Morrison is also performing well for the club's Triple-A affiliate.  The 22-year-old lefty has an OPS of 1.066 and a pair of home runs in ten games.  While sample size is obviously an issue here, one wonders if more of the same from Morrison could make Sanchez expendable.  Prior to this season, ESPN.com's Keith Law ranked Morrison as the #21 prospect in baseball.

Dealing the Miami-born Sanchez could certainly help the Marlins get a boost in other areas.  In the past, they have managed to catch lightning in a bottle when building their bullpen.  However, GM Michael Hill would likely feel more comfortable if he could pick up some additional relief help this season.  The Marlins have already parted ways with four of their relief additions from this offseason: Jose Veras, Mike MacDougal, Seth McClung, and Derrick Turnbow.