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The Miami Marlins and Tampa Bay Rays both made big news leading up to this years winter meetings and figure to keep tinkering with their rosters after departing Nashville, Tenn.
During the actual meetings four days that included many rumors but relatively little action the two Florida teams helped each other: The Rays filled a need while alleviating the Marlins of a potential headache.
Thats what went down when Miami traded shortstop Yunel Escobar to Tampa Bay for minor league infielder Derek Dietrich.
Escobar had been acquired from Toronto in Miamis 12-player trade on Nov. 19. Marlins President of Baseball Operations Larry Beinfest said Escobar and shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria, also obtained in the deal, would form a new left side of the infield.
That plan fell apart, however, when Escobar told the Marlins he was uncomfortable moving to third from his natural position of shortstop. Thus, trading the player was at the top of the Marlins agenda heading to Nashville.
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- How will the Yunel Escobar era be remembered in Miami? Probably not at all.
The talented but controversial shortstop was traded from the Marlins to the Tampa Bay Rays late Tuesday night in exchange for infield prospect Derek Dietrich. The trade comes just weeks after he was shipped from Toronto in the mega 12-player deal made with Miami.
The Rays were in need...
Yunel Escobar's stint with the Miami Marlins is over before it began. Weeks after he was acquired by Miami in a trade that sent five high-priced players to the Toronto Blue Jays, Escobar was traded again Tuesday night. He went to the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for minor league middle infielder Derek Dietrich. The trade saves the cost-conscious Marlins $5 million (Escobar...
It might not be fair to say the Tampa Bay Rays don’t care about player makeup concerns. You could conceivably come up with a hypothetical talented player so awful the Rays wouldn’t take a chance. Based on precedent and indications, it might be fair to say the Rays care the least about player makeup concerns of any team in the league. Almost by necessity, if you figure the Rays...
The Tampa Bay Rays filled a consistent hole at shortstop, picking up Yunel Escobar from the Miami Marlins in exchange for infield prospect Derek Dietrich. Escobar's tenure in Miami was brief, as the Marlins immediately began trying to unload him once they acquired him from the Blue Jays last month in the megadeal that sent Josh Johnson and Jose Reyes (among others) north of the...
The Miami Marlins continued trade discussions on Tuesday mostly centering around Yunel Escobar who is expected to be moved in the very near future. The shotstop who was acquired in the trade with Toronto could be moved by the end of Tuesday according to some reports. There are a handful of teams involved in the discussions wit the Tampa Bay Rays rumored to be leading the...
Yunel Escobar's stay with the Miami Marlins lasted all of two weeks.
The payroll-slashing Marlins dealt the shortstop and his $5 million salary across Florida to the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night for minor league infielder Derek Dietrich.
Escobar's departure lowers the Marlins' projected opening-day payroll to a major league-low $38 million, which includes $4.5 million...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Yunel Escobar's stay with the Miami Marlins lasted all of two weeks.
The payroll-slashing Marlins dealt the shortstop and his 5 million salary across Florida to the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night for minor league infielder Derek Dietrich.
Escobar's departure lowers the Marlins' projected opening-day payroll to a major league-low 38 million...
Ken Rosenthal first reported Monday that the Rays were in heavy pursuit of shortstop Yunel Escobar. Several reports Tuesday evening, including CBS Sports’ Danny Knobler, have confirmed the team has acquired Escobar from Miami in exchange for a top infield prospect. Miami initially acquired Yunel Escobar from the Toronto Blue Jays in their blockbuster trade a few weeks back. While...
As the team currently stands, Jose Iglesias is on track to be the Red Sox opening day starting shortstop, but that could still change.
The Red Sox have shown interest in Marlins shortstop Yunel Escobar, according to Jon Morosi of Fox Sports. It was reported on Monday that the Marlins are shopping Escobar, after acquiring him from the Blue Jays in a deal that sent Josh Johnson, Mark...
The Rays announced the official signing of first baseman free agent James Loney on Thursday. The deal is for one year, valued at $2 million with the potential of an additional $1 million based on his performance. Loney was with the Los Angeles Dodgers before being traded to the Boston Red Sox as part of the July blockbuster between the two teams last season. He is a career .282...
Ben and Sam answer listener emails mostly (but not entirely) about things that happened on day two of the Winter Meetings.
It was a pretty quiet day for the Miami Marlins on Wednesday, a day after trading Yunel Escobar to the Tampa Bay Rays. As the Winter Meetings begun to wind down, the Marlins continued their pursuit of a third basemen but as of now — nothing seems imminent. Named that have been tossed around include Mark Reynolds, and Ian Stewart. The Marlins also continued their attempts...