The Miami Marlins have acquired Zach Pop from the Arizona Diamondbacks for a player to be named later, the Marlins announced. Pop was taken with the sixth pick of today’s Rule 5 draft from the Baltimore Orioles.
This marks the second deal made with players selected in today’s draft, following the Pirates acquisition of Luis Oviedo, which was announced just moments after the Mets made the selection. Oviedo was selected from the Cleveland Indians organization.
Pop, 24, came to the Orioles as part of the Manny Machado trade. He missed all but eight appearances of the 2019 season with Tommy John surgery, but he remains an intriguing bullpen arm. He boasts a sterling 1.34 ERA across three minor league seasons.
After adding Pop and catcher Paul Campbell from the Rays with their own pick in the Rule 5 draft, the Marlins 40-man roster is currently full.
They could use some pop in the lineup. Too bad he’s a pitcher.
Boo this man.
I mean, his name is baseballpun, what do you expect?
The pun is known as the lowest form of humor, so…there’s that. It really needs to be used incredibly selectively, lest it become tiresome and grating. Used selectively, judiciously, it can be fun, even funny.
Your mom is the lowest form of humor.
Got ‘em!! Hahaha!
Nifty, but not one of your more mom-umental efforts.
That’s actually a rather brilliant pun in itself if you think about it, well played
Pun with the baseball “jomama.” Going by his the lack of wit in his pun, his yo mama jokes may be the same as his sister jokes
FredMcGriff for the HOF
Not a Marlins fan but they can definitely use the pitching. I could see him sticking on the Marlins.
I predict that among Marlins fans this will be a Pop-ular move.
Paul Campbell is a pitcher, not a catcher.
I’ve heard tell that he’s a bad dude.
Good ole CornPop
Two rule 5 players now… doesn’t seem like the Marlins intend to be active in FA.
They honestly don’t have many fits in FA. Yeah, Hand would be nice, but could be a little too pricey for their pallet while he could be facing a downtrend much like how Andrew Miller fell off.
I think they’ll be more active in FA next offseason, especially with their LF, CF, and SS all hitting FA.
They’ve also got some young talent coming up whom they don’t want to block in FA.
Well that settles it. Mike Hazen prefers “soda.”
Get your ice cold pop here! Good for a 5 era. Ice cold pop here!
Iggy Pop’s grandson.
For Love of the Game
Great…now I’ve got “Lust For Life” stuck in my head! At least his name wasn’t Zach Manilow!
Great song, great album.
The Marlins and Dbacks just love making trades with each other
TMM (The Miami Marlins), “We’ve Got Pop!”
Marlins digging in dirt like bottom feeders lol
Didn’t they actually make it to the playoffs last year? Save all your Cohen salvation one liners until they actually sign someone.
I agree that Mets fans can’t say much, but I don’t know if I’d be celebrating the Marlins’ first season over .500 (by only two games) in 11 years, in a COVID-shortened season, as some kind of accomplishment
I mean the Mets did sign someone. I get your point though
It was a 60 game season…..
Mets need to make more moves than just Trevor May to be good. Offense may be good, but outside of deGrom and possibly Stroman, there are so many questions in their pitching staff.
“Even in a 60-game season, the Marlins will finish 15 games out of fourth place; 25 games out of first.”
The Mets were trash for the majority of the 162 game seasons they’ve played so I fail to see your point.
The last time the Mets played a full season they won 86 games…. when was the last time the marlins did that. They would also have won 90+ in most divisions in 2019 bc the bow east was so good that year
Peterson isn’t really a questio. And a lot of teams have holes rn that why it’s the offseason.. Braves haven’t replaced Ozuna or Duvall but I’m expecting them too so that why they are first. I’m expecting the Mets to get two pitchers.
I seem to remember when I said that in a 60-game season, the Marlins had a shot. Then someone said, “Even in a 60-game season, the Marlins will finish 15 games out of fourth place; 25 games out of first.”
I would’ve thought that the person that argued against what I stated upon seeing the shortened season wouldn’t reverse his stance. But of course, it’s the same person that talks about OBP and dismisses Bavg. when it comes to Brandon Nimmo, but talks about Bavg. when it comes to Amed Rosario. All of this says a lot.
once again you not a reel Fan Base.
fake logo and all . your comment no many .
We may not be a “reel” fan base, but we’re a REAL fan base.
Bottom feeders that made the playoffs while the Mets finished… where?
Would that be last place, Mr. Trebek?
The person that created that Bottom Feeders term regretted it.
Actual Marlins news and no comments from their fanbase
He went out for a smoke.
He’s busy trying to twist this into a story about how Mets pitching prospects never pan out.
It’s the Rule 5. We will never know if these will turn into Dan Uggla, Johan Santana types or the guys that bagged groceries today.
When it comes to onomatopoeia names, Zach Pop is far behind Carter Kieboom
If he makes the majors, he’ll tie with Ed Ott for the shortest last name in MLB history.
Keeping the seat warm for Sung Bum Na
I thought there was a reliever named Oh
And Darin Ruf
Sad to see him leave the Orioles org, he has great stuff
He might be back if they can’t find him a roster spot.
I’m hoping that ends up happening
You mean he had great stuff for the Orioles org. For the rest of the league, yeeaaa, not so much.
Mid 90s fastball, has hit 99 according to mlb pipeline. Fangraphs grades his fastball at 70. Career 1.34 era in the minors. Dude has potential. Do your research
They literally acquired some pop
I wonder if his last name is shortened from Popastergios.
I believe it’s shortened from
His actual last name is, Popgoestheweasel. Carry on.
NYstateofmind2. Wow you are really funny and know your baseball!
The link to Paul Campbell says he is a pitcher…..
He pitches and catches his own throws. It’s a rarity.
Not seen since Bugs Bunny
Solid move by Ng, no risk all upside. Could be useful piece if healthy
Miami just needs to add Snap & Crackle now.
After that they’ll probably add Milk
As a Met fan ….nothing is explained in this post. Thanks for asking me to search elsewhere!