The Miami Marlins are apparently shopping Yunel Escobar, but the team may also have to ship away Ricky Nolasco as well. According to ESPN's Jerry Crasnick, Nolasco's agent Matt Sosnick reports that his client would like to be traded from the Marlins. "Ricky and I have spoken a lot since the end of the season," Sosnick said. "Just watching the way the offseason has transpired for the Marlins and the moves they've made, he and I agree that he would probably be better served playing somewhere else. If he had his druthers, he would pitch for somebody other than the Marlins in 2013 and beyond." Sosnick declined to comment on whether Nolasco made an official request to the Marlins to be traded. Unlike the push to deal Escobar, I think it would be the correct decision to trade Ricky Nolasco at this stage. Nolasco has only one season remaining in his three-year extension signed before 2011, and at $11.5 million, he is an expensive pitcher who is no longer very effective. For years now, Nolasco teased the Fish with great peripherals, and even though he has 3.74 FIP over the last three seasons, his ERA has hovered around 4.50 each year with no sign of improvement despite what seemed like a change in approach in 2011.
Ricky Nolasco Wants Trade From Miami Marlins
Fish Stripes | Dec 3