For what it’s worth, the Marlins will apparently listen to offers for catcher Miguel Olivo. Olivo makes $2MM this year, and that will increase through arbitration next year. If the Fish can’t trade him, they might nontender him.
Olivo, 29, is allergic to walks. He’s drawn eight in 93 games this year, and just nine in 127 games last year. He does have above-average power for a backstop. Defensively, he’s gunned down more than 30% of those attempting to steal on a regular basis.
Originally with the White Sox, Olivo was sent to Seattle in the Freddy Garcia deal. The Mariners sent him to San Diego in ’05 for another catcher, Miguel Ojeda. The Friars decided not to offer Olivo a contract after the ’05 season and the Marlins signed him. He won the starting catching job in ’06 when Josh Willingham couldn’t hack it defensively. Olivo is probably miscast as a starter.