The Marlins have reinstated right-handers Jorge Guzman and Jeff Brigham from the 60-day injured list and outrighted both pitchers to Triple-A Jacksonville. Since the 60-day IL placements meant that Guzman and Brigham already weren’t on the 40-man roster, Miami’s 40-man remains at 36 players.
Guzman missed much of the season due to two separate visits to the 60-day IL due to elbow problems, and he appeared in only two games. The 25-year-old’s MLB career thus far consists only of three games and 2 2/3 innings over the last two seasons, with a garish 27.00 ERA over that very small sample size.
It wasn’t long ago that the hard-throwing Guzman was regarded as one of the Marlins’ better pitching prospects, which is particularly notable given the number of quality arms in the organization. However, many of those other pitchers are simply now a higher priority considering Guzman has barely pitched in two full seasons. Beyond his cups of coffee in the majors, Guzman also tossed only 15 1/3 innings at Triple-A in 2021.
Brigham has seen even less action over the last two seasons. The righty spent all of 2021 on the 60-day injured list due to an unspecified injury, and threw only one inning with the Marlins in 2020, as he was one of many players caught up in the team’s COVID-19 outbreak that summer.
Brigham saw more action with the Marlins in 2018-19, posting a 5.01 ERA over 54 2/3 innings of work. Originally a fourth-round pick for the Dodgers in the 2014 draft, Brigham has been with Miami since 2015, coming to the Fish as part of the whopping 13-player, three-team swap between the Marlins, Braves, and Dodgers at the 2015 trade deadline.
Are both Brigham and Guzman going to become free agents
No, neither One of them have enough service time for that
As long as they have Anthony Bass they are in great shape!
Dear goodness, the day we get rid of Bass, that’s like 10 more wins right there.
Is there such as thing as analytics that measure addition by subtraction? If there isn’t, there needs to be a formula developed for that. I imagine Bass has like a -15 WAR and getting rid of him is worth about a 10 WAR. or something that could work for Win Above Replacing a Bum (WARB).
I have the same knee jerk reaction to Bass as you and Canosucks,but going over the numbers as objectively as I can manage, I’ve come to the conclusion he is an overpaid middle inning reliever who can’t handle pressure situations.
In the history of baseball I’m sure there are lots of relievers who have gone on to be much better pitchers after seasons like the one Bass just had. I’m also pretty confident there are many more who didn’t.