The Miami Marlins are aggressively shopping their right-hander Ricky Nolasco and the San Francisco Giants are are the favorites to land him according to separate reports.
Andy Martino of the NY Daily News spoke with one NL official who described the Marlins as being "very aggressive, calling everyone about their pitchers." I'm not sure what the difference is between aggressive and proactive here, but I'd speculate that aggressive means both desperate and the price is coming down quickly. Indeed, Martino spoke with another source who said, "they are desperate to move Nolasco."
Way to not show your hand, Marlins!
It's also possible "one NL official" is calling a bunch of people to make the Marlins look bad (not that they need help) and to bring down the price on Nolasco. Observe:
GM rumors du jour:Garza to Padres(Reymond Fuentes, 2 other Hoyer/McLeod prospects), Nolasco to Giants.— Peter Gammons (@pgammo) June 24, 2013
One rival GM who's trying to get Nolasco himself believes Sabean will win bidding war #SFGiants— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) June 25, 2013
So do we have a consensus? More likely it's one GM calling around and planting the seed. Whoever could it be? Hmmm.
Edit -- more fuel to the aggressive/desperate fire:
The Marlins have been aggressively working to move Ricky Nolasco, ASAP.— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) June 25, 2013
How many reports of aggressive and desperate is that now? Four? If we say it enough times it becomes truth.
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