MONDAY: The Marlins plan to tender a contract to Oviedo, president Larry Beinfest told reporters including Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post.
THURSDAY: Now that the Marlins have agreed to terms with Heath Bell, the club won't be tendering Juan Carlos Oviedo a contract, a source tells Jim Bowden of MLB Network Radio (Twitter link). Oviedo was projected to earn $5.8MM in arbitration this winter and would've almost certainly been non-tendered even if the Marlins hadn't signed a new closer. The non-tender deadline is December 12.
Oviedo, 29, is currently facing legal charges following the revelation that his former "Leo Nunez" identity belonged to another person in the Dominican Republic. The right-hander posted decent numbers last season (a 4.06 ERA, 2.62 K/BB ratio) but it's unlikely any team will pursue Oviedo until his legal issues are behind him.
Who the hell is Juan Carlos Oviedo?? Was he in the minors?
How many games did he blow last year?
Nunez (or whatever) was burned out when he started blowing games. Same thing every year. The Fish constantly have been over using him and he just starts getting tired around mid August.
This problem of his is not like some social lepers people seem to not mind, like roid head Ramirez the Rays signed, ARod etc… I would have no problem getting him..
If you don’t wear him out he is a jam up reliever IMO.
Will Da Thrill
I like how Bowden sighted his “source.” Does he not know that everyone else knew this too? lol Good job sir.
I don’t like this name, he’s Leo Nunez and I liked him a lot as a MR/SU, he’s just not a closer. Especially not if you have a weak stomach. I wouldn’t mind the Rays signing him for MR at all, he’s got some nasty stuff. He also got overused with the Marlins.
That’s not a bad idea. Fits the Rays profile if he comes cheap.
If he had just been honest instead of getting himself in this mess, he would’ve had the contract instead of Heath Bell. He probably would’ve pitched better too, not having his identity crisis hanging over his head.
Jeez, I was like “Who’s this, and why is he projected to make $5.9M?!” Then I went to his baseball reference profile, and still had no clue, and was befuddled how such an avid fan like me could miss the Marlins closer for 3 years. Ah, Leo Nunez, you tricky S.O.B.
He sounds like the future closer for my Mets
Why not call him Juan Oviedo?
Now that he’s no longer needed, he can change his name to J.C. Olvidado.
Notin J. Notin
Or to J. Carlos Adioso
Juan C. Yulater kinda has a nice ring to it.
Or we could just keep calling him Leo Nunez.
I’ll go for middle ground. I will call him the pitcher formerly known as Leo Nunez. This Juan Carlos Oviedo sounds fake, that last name is literally a pitcher in my minor league system who is of course, made up. He doesn’t sound real.
On MLB the Show?
Cause on MLB The Show there is a pitcher in the minors named Ozzie Guillen.
im not a fan of the new disqus system.
I thought I was alone on that
Truer words were never spoken.
Is Disqus affiliated with youtube? Youtubes entire layout changed last night as well…But I agree, both are awful. I dont know why facebook and other sites keep changing stuff because they think it will be better but most of the time they just make it worse…just leave it alone!!! Ughh so irritating lol.
Gosh, where do these free services I use get off all trying to improve themselves? I’m not giving them my money any more…oh wait.
but they are making money off you though
Right, by me consuming their FREE product with my implicit approval for them to advertise to me.
This attitude that assumes you have a right to tell someone how to run a service that you, the end-user, gets free of cost is pretty damn narcissistic. Do you really think they would be changing their product if they thought it would result in fewer people using it? Have you even considered that change might be good in the long run?
just a quick word of advice stand up in real life so u dont explode on disqus and read my comment over again and tell me where you came up with all this stuff
Keyword “trying” none of them actually improve they just become irritating to use. Why not just stick to simplicity and leave it alone.
Then don’t use them. Problem solved.
Its like saying you dont like pollution then dont drive a car…In order to be on this site and comment you need to use Disqus.
You’re confusing simplicity with simply being comfortable and used to the current version of whatever free service you are complaining about and, apparently, can’t live without.
No actually Im not…Have you seen the new youtube and compared the new facebook to the old? They added additional toolbars and status bars and other stuff that makes the pages look anything but simple. Free service which the company is making money off of, wouldnt necessarily call that free. By me and others using their service they are making big money, look at facebook… Anyway about this Leo Nunez guy…
i wonder how long it will take to sort out legal issues. Plenty of teams should be in on him, i hope the Angels are one of them
Twins please. Maybe compete for the closer job.
If Leo Nunez gets his legal troubles out of the way, he would be a solid pickup for a team.
I am now batting .167 in the free agent contest.. I feel like vernon wells.. I’m surprised I havent been booooo’d yet
correction *Adam Dunn
As am I, I wonder if the people who got 6 out of 12 all just guessed.
Like this if you had no idea who this was
When his identity crisis is over, he could be a good pitcher. Good stuff, and when he isnt changeup happy he gets outs. It would have been great to keep him for cheap cause of the crisis.
I heard his real name is actually Keyser Söze.
He’ll probably be traded.
Tender and Trade I predict. I suppose he could set-up, but seems expensive.