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Mish Bits – Jarlin The Giant

by | Feb 11, 2020 | Baseball, Marlins

There was nothing of value offered in return for one of the Marlins most valuable relievers from 2019. How ? Why ? Not all moves are easy to explain and that’s how we will have to categorize this one.

García, was a victim of a 40 man roster crunch, and apparently bad timing. This time of year it is extremely hard to get anything of value back on a DFA. Simply put, Miami felt the $20,000 waiver claim fee issued to the club was of more value than whatever the few clubs that showed interest had to offer.

It also didn’t help that once it was reported that Matt Joyce’s deal was a Major League one before it was made official, the Marlins lost all trade leverage for anyone else they were considering moving ahead of the DFA.

Bottom line is Jarlin should help a young Giants squad. Offseason acquisition LHP Stephen Tarpley’s chances of cracking the 26 man roster in Miami have definitely increased exponentially.

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