Offishial news, 11/1/23: First offseason roster moves; Soler lawsuit

Today’s Marlins news roundup also includes details about 2024 single game tickets going on sale.

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  • The Marlins have made their first roster moves under interim GM Brian Chattin to create some breathing room on the 40-man. Enmanuel De Jesus and Jeff Lindgren were outrighted to the minors…and so was Jonathan Davis?! Davis is the only mildly surprising one. He can reject the assignment and elect free agency, so this basically functions as an early non-tender (Davis would’ve been eligible for arbitration).
  • A woman attending Game 3 of the 2021 World Series at Truist Park suffered injuries to her right eye from a ball thrown by Jorge Soler. Two years later, she has filed a lawsuit against Soler and the Braves seeking compensation. Our article includes the full lawsuit and analysis from a personal injury attorney.
  • Elsewhere around baseball, the Rangers are on the verge of their first-ever World Series title after defeating the Diamondbacks in Game 4. They took an early 10-0 lead despite star outfielder Adolis García being removed from the roster due to injury. The 11-7 final score made the contest seem more competitive than it actually was.
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  • With an opportunity to clinch the championship, the Rangers send Nathan Eovaldi to the mound to start Game 5. They’ve won all five of Eovaldi’s starts this postseason.
  • MLB Trade Rumors includes Jacob Stallings, JT Chargois and Garrett Hampson (and Davis) among this offseason’s possible non-tender candidates. The article clarifies that “this is not a list of players we think are likelier than not to be non-tendered. These are players we consider to have at least a 10% chance of being cut.” Only Stallings belongs in the “likelier than not” category, in my opinion.
  • We conclude with some distressing though unsurprising research from Robert Frey, showing that the Marlins have been MLB’s least successful team at making trades over the last 12 years. Yes, the two next-worst teams happen to be in the World Series right now, but they had more than their fair of recent struggles before turning the corner.

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3 responses to “Offishial news, 11/1/23: First offseason roster moves; Soler lawsuit”

  1. The Atlanta Braves, and all other major sports teams, have disclaimers fans must sign in order to attend a game. Mayra Norris agreed to release the Braves, Soler and all other parties from liability in the event of injury and further to take all disputes to arbitration. Even if she prevails in Cobb County court, the Braves should continue appealing to set precedent. Ironically, the same Cobb County that employs the judge owns the stadium and is covered by the waiver. The Braves should countersue Cobb County for negligient stadium design and see if they seek to excercise the disclaimer. In a similar case a Cook County, IL ruled the waiver illegal, so we will see if she prevails. Cobb County also rabid Braves fan territory so a good chance the jury is doing the Tomohawk chop during the case.

  2. I am not surprised that the Marlins have a bad record for trades. When you trade from a position of weakness you are at a disadvantage. With limited financial resources you have to consider a players salary as a major consideration regarding what players you can afford to trade for. You also often have to raid your minor league talent to get a quality player in a trade.

    1. Right. If a separate graph was made of “most money saved via trades” during that same period, the Marlins would be near the top. They have repeatedly put themselves in the unfortunate spot of making big deals that are closer to salary dumps than actual baseball transactions.

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