Found October 21, 2012 on hardballchat.com:
My colleague, Rob Kelley, already took a look at the big three team deal involving the Miami Marlins, Arizona Diamondbacks, and Oakland Athletics before from the Marlins perspective. I don’t know if I can add much to the soap opera since Rob has covered it so ably, but maybe we can look at these things from a more pure baseball perspective. Miami Marlins Perspective To say that the Marlins gave Heath Bell away for nothing would be an absolute insult to Yordy Cabrera, but let’s be real here. When you trade someone that was once on of the top five closers in the game you expect to get more than one minor league infielder. Cabrera was a second round pick by Oakland back in 2010. He has a .230/.297/.351 slash line at the minor league level. Let’s just say that if Cabrera is going to make it, he is going to have to start hustling. The Marlins will pick up eight million of the 21 million remaining on Bell’s two years. So, they save thirteen million over the next two seasons. They saved al...
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