The Marlins have claimed first baseman Jesus Aguilar off waivers, per Jeff Passan of ESPN.com (via Twitter). He had been cut loose recently by the Rays.
Aguilar projects to earn $2.5MM via arbitration. That was too rich for the Rays, who have other options on hand and weren’t going to roll that much on a bounceback from a player who struggled after landing in Tampa Bay.
The Fish will hope that a move down the Florida coast cures what ails for Aguilar, who never clicked in 2019 after a breakout 2018 showing. If he can prove himself worthy of a significant role — Garrett Cooper may have something to say about that in camp — then Aguilar could be a nice bounceback candidate who could provide some offensive pop for the Marlins.
Meh. Jesus is just alright, alright
“Jesus is just alright, oh yeah.”
No state tax for what 84 games a year ?
Lots and lots of upside
A power bat that the Marlins badly need…
Nice claim for a team like the Marlins who can give him AB’s and see if he can regain the magic that made him an all-star a couple of years ago
Great move for them
Just as good as Moustakas
If you honestly believe that, I’d just stop watching baseball
He is obviously being sarcastic
YES!!!!!!!!!! Lets fricken go marlins!!!
Is Jesus Aguliar the modern day Ken Harvey or just another Chris Carter?
He has no value at all.
Does he have any minor league options remaining ? Can’t imagine him and Cooper on the roster simultaneously
Coop can play OF
Conley or Riddle would probably be cut for Jesus.
I like it. If he regains his form he gives them somebody worth watching, maybe a trade chip. If he doesn’t, oh well, the cost is right and they are rebuilding anyway.
Jesus May not save with a 0.1 WAR, but he’s better than the numbers indicate.
He may not hit for most of the week, but you can always count on a Good Friday.
This is the only good pun in these comments
Good low-risk/high-reward move for the Marlins.
So, Garrett Cooper is in the OF unless Aguilar stinks it up. Also, the battle for starting jobs just go tighter in the OF. Cooper and Harold Ramirez have got to be the favorites to secure corner OF spots (maybe Ramirez to CF), while CF will be contested mainly by Magnueris Sierra and Lewis Brinson and Monte Harrison. Could veterans like Billy Hamilton, Juan Lagares, etc. be added to the mix?
Does this move take the Marlins out of the efforts to land Nick Castellanos or Avisail Garcia? Or do they still make a play for one of them?
As of right now, starting looks like this:
1B – Aguilar
2B – Isan Diaz
SS – Rojas
3B – Anderson
OF – Ramirez, Cooper, Sierra/Brinson/Harrison/other
Can have some solid performances next year.
Milwaukee South isnt looking too bad wouldnt mind Cooper back in Milwaukee North
I thought the Marlins were trying to tank. They just got Jesus!
Good move. Reminds me of someone like Cron or even Justin Bour with a ton of pop. For a low to mid salary team, I don’t see why not. Besides there are plenty of good offensive firstbaseman in mlb., where the prices tend to fluctuate very rapidly, or, overpaid 1Bmen, whereas with an offensive catcher, and 2nd baseman, for example, tend to be harder to find.
This is a great claim, in my opinion. And I’m pretty jealous and upset that my team did not claim him first. Marlins may have had higher priority, idk.
Anyone know I’d there is a way to track up to date mlb waiver priority info? Always wondered why it wasn’t public and maybe it is and I just can’t find it.
But I think this a no brained for the Marlins. If he rebounds, what a great return he could net at the trade deadline. For Peanuts in mlb standards.
He’s awful. He’s just taking up space in that clubhouse, which alone is an overpay for the guy. The fact that he’s paid any money at all just makes that worse