I’m not sure it’s really a good time to be a Miami Marlins fan, but if you’re a glass half full type, then you should be happy you hold one of the biggest trade chips going into the 2013 Major League trade deadline.
Normally, a starting pitcher with a career 4.44 ERA wouldn’t be in that big of demand, but with a market completely void of any arms and Nolasco having a pretty impressive season, it appears there might be some bidding wars for the 30 year old arm.
One such bidding war might take place in the American League East as according to ESPN’s Jayson Stark, both the New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles have expressed their interest in acquiring the right hander.
The Marlins have Nathan Eovaldi and Henderson Alvarez nearing a return from the disabled list. So it’s feasible that Nolasco could be dealt weeks before the trading deadline, with the Orioles and Yankees leading the parade of teams that already have interest.
Nolasco is in the final year of his contract and really doesn’t hold much value for the Marlins beyond this season, so it’s more a matter of when, not if, the longtime Miami pitcher is moved.