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illini81887
11-10-2008, 08:11 PM
for 2B Emelio Bonaficio and P PJ Dean per ESPN News bottom line

Sockinchisox
11-10-2008, 08:11 PM
For Bonfacio and other minor leaguers.

http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/8779806/Sources:-Nats-trade-for-Marlins%27-Olsen,-Willingham

JermaineDye05
11-10-2008, 08:24 PM
:scratch:

Brian26
11-10-2008, 08:25 PM
I've lost count. Is this the beginning of Marlins Firesale 4.0 or 5.0?

tm1119
11-10-2008, 08:27 PM
Dont see this anywhere but if its true the Nats are getting a hell of a deal. Olsen is still pretty young and has some nice stuff from the left side, and Willingham is a .280 25 90 guy when healthy.

JUribe1989
11-10-2008, 08:32 PM
Love love LOVE this trade for the Nats.

Bonifacio was rendered useless anways when Anderson Hernandez hit .350+ in September.

SoxSpeed22
11-10-2008, 08:35 PM
Does this mean that Uggla will end up at first base?

JermaineDye05
11-10-2008, 08:37 PM
Does this mean that Uggla will end up at first base?

Does this mean that Uggla will end up at 2nd base for the Sox?!?!?!

JUribe1989
11-10-2008, 09:21 PM
From my understanding at least from the Marlins message boards and Miami sports radio, Uggla is gone.

october23sp
11-10-2008, 09:39 PM
They will win the world series next year. 1997.....2003......2009. Signed a contract with the devil 666.:redneck

JermaineDye05
11-10-2008, 11:08 PM
The Marlins are now the favorites for the Little League World Series.

FedEx227
11-10-2008, 11:11 PM
What a worthless trade for the Marlins.

I really thought they'd be competitive next year. They are a real-life Major League, I swear.

This trade makes NO sense. Neither are old, neither are bad, neither are expecting huge money anytime soon.

How they can have ANY fans left is beyond me.

WhiteSoxFan84
11-10-2008, 11:13 PM
They will win the world series next year. 1997.....2003......2009. Signed a contract with the devil 666.:redneck

wouldnt that be funny if it happened? all along tampa bay thought the devil was on their side... they eliminate the devil and they win the pennant and next year the devil shows himself to be not a ray but a....MARLIN!

lol nice


EDIT: wait... no... where does the 3rd 6 come from??

btrain929
11-10-2008, 11:14 PM
From my understanding at least from the Marlins message boards and Miami sports radio, Uggla is gone.

I don't see why. They still need him at 3B because Cantu is moving to 1B to take Mike Jacobs' place. But if were able to get him for some A ball players and one of our AAA players similar to this deal, why not.

october23sp
11-10-2008, 11:40 PM
wouldnt that be funny if it happened? all along tampa bay thought the devil was on their side... they eliminate the devil and they win the pennant and next year the devil shows himself to be not a ray but a....MARLIN!

lol nice


EDIT: wait... no... where does the 3rd 6 come from??

Next year ahh damn I counted 1997 as a 6.

cws05champ
11-10-2008, 11:50 PM
Yeah...this trade makes no sense right now for the Fish. But want speed they will have in their lineup with Bonafacio, Maybin, Hanley Ramirez.

MeteorsSox4367
11-11-2008, 10:23 AM
Love love LOVE this trade for the Nats.

Bonifacio was rendered useless anways when Anderson Hernandez hit .350+ in September.

I agree with you. Hopefully with Willingham, the Nats will have someone to provide some support for Zimmerman in the lineup. As for Olsen, always nice to have another arm in the rotation. Maybe this'll help the Nats get out of last place in the NL East.

turners56
11-11-2008, 10:35 AM
And I thought the Marlins were going to try and improve...

eaganmafia
11-11-2008, 10:46 AM
The Marlins is front office is pretty good when it comes to trades in getting good talent back but this move is a questionable at best. I find it hard to believe that no other team offered more for 2 at worst league average players.

Lundind1
11-11-2008, 11:24 AM
This just comes back to what the Marlins are trying to do. If you look at the teams that they had when they won the world series, they were really deep. I think that is something that they are trying to do. Fill the roster with young talent and see what they can do.

As for the Nats, they got a real deal here. They did say that they were willing to spend for the talent now. I am now interested to see how many more deals they are willing to make to try to compete in that division. It is a deep division with the Mets and Phils fighting it out.

FedEx227
11-11-2008, 11:39 AM
This just comes back to what the Marlins are trying to do. If you look at the teams that they had when they won the world series, they were really deep. I think that is something that they are trying to do. Fill the roster with young talent and see what they can do.

As for the Nats, they got a real deal here. They did say that they were willing to spend for the talent now. I am now interested to see how many more deals they are willing to make to try to compete in that division. It is a deep division with the Mets and Phils fighting it out.

But it's not like they got 5-6 prospect for the guys.

They traded two guys, both in their 20s, for 3 guys, all in their 20s.

SOXPHILE
11-11-2008, 11:06 PM
Not sure, but Olsen is a notorious raging rectum, and may just simply have worn out his welcome there.

FedEx227
11-11-2008, 11:29 PM
Agreed. But Willingham didn't seem to give them much trouble besides being a god awful baserunner.

guillensdisciple
11-11-2008, 11:47 PM
The Marlins is front office is pretty good when it comes to trades in getting good talent back but this move is a questionable at best. I find it hard to believe that no other team offered more for 2 at worst league average players.


How much longer are they going to trade for talent? Shouldn't they pan out sooner or later?

MHOUSE
11-12-2008, 12:02 AM
What a horrible trade for the Marlins. Willingham will give the Nats decent production behind Zimmerman and can play 1B or LF if Nick Johnson is healthy (yeah right) and Olsen is a very durable pitcher with decent stuff. I couldn't believe that Bonifacio was the best they could do for Rauch, but this makes that trade seem a little better. I guess the Marlins overvalued him too. Where will Uggla land?