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Posted on: October 30, 2008 3:29 pm
Edited on: October 30, 2008 10:17 pm

Marlins-Royals Trade

Okay so CBS is acting up and posting a bunch of n/a all over the place. I'm not sure why that happens.


Anyways. Here is my analysis of the Jacobs-Nunez deal between the Florida Marlins and Kansas City Royals.

1B Mike Jacobs. He was obviously going to be dealt off to someone in the American League. The Indians and Yankees need a 1B, but neither team made a serious effort or was contacted. The Marlins lost on this deal. If they had been patient they could have found someone more in need of a first basemen. Mark Teixeira is a free agent so the Angels become another team in need of a first basemen. Then there is the Diamondbacks who also have Adam Dunn, another free agent. By acquiring a reliever, this pretty much has ex-closer Kevin Gregg with a foot already out the door.

Teams in need of a first basemen: Angels, Royals, Indians, Yankees, Mariners, Diamondbacks, and Braves. Others could join this list later on.

RHP Leo Nunez. It is hard to find good bullpen help, but the Royals decided they needed a bat and they got a bargain one. With Jacobs they can put him at DH and then pursue someone like Dunn or Teixeira in free agency to add as protection. Right now as it stands you got a few guys with good pop with Guillen, Jacobs, Gordon, Teahan, and Buck. Adding another bat is not essential but would be nice. Acquiring a pitcher like Sheets or Sabathia should be the goal this offseason.


My Fantasy Analysis:

Mike Jacobs value increases greatly. He hit 30 home runs while constantly being replaced midway through games for better defensive players. In the AL, Jacobs can see a lot of time at DH, so expect his home run total to be about the same, maybe more, but a large increase in run production. The one thing I liked about Jacobs is that he's a hacker that is going to swing and he has one of the nicest swings out there. He strikes out too much, but his stats will be better in the AL. Consider Jacobs one of the top 8 most valuable fantasy first basemen next year.

Leo Nunez can potentially be the Marlins closer next year if he can beat out Ryan Tucker or Matt Lindstrom. Right now the job belongs to Lindstrom, but that can change by the end of spring training. Monitor Nunez's situation in spring training next year to see if he contends for the closer role.

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