The San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers are not just battling for contention in the National League West this weekend. According to reports on MLB.com, the two teams are also battling for the services of Miami Marlins’ starting pitcher Ricky Nolasco.
Nolasco, 30, has been one of the hottest names on the trade market so far this season. The right-hander has a deceiving 5-8 record this season for the offensively depleted Marlins’ team. A more telling measure of his season, and his ability to an acquiring team, can be found in his 3.85 ERA, and 3.60 SO/BB ratio. In 112.1 innings pitched, Nolasco has struck out 90 batters, while walking just 25.
MLB.com reports that both the Dodgers and Giants have made offers to the Marlins to acquire him via trade.
According to a league source familiar with the talks, the Dodgers are offering a pitching prospect and are also willing to assume the remaining nearly $5.7 million Nolasco will make this season.
The Giants are said to be the other ...