It isn’t easy to be the ace of a team that is as bad as the Miami Marlins. Ricky Nolasco has to face the fact that even when he does give up three or fewer runs that he still might lose or get a no decision in most games. Even through the imperfections of his game, Nolasco is emerging as a pitcher that could either lead the Marlins into the future or perhaps be worth a good deal on the trade market before the end of July. He seemingly grows more valuable each game.
He isn’t perfect as I stated. He has a game or two where he got thumped for six runs or something. Still he has more games where he shuts down the opposing team than those where thumpings come his way. I think that little fact is something that will draw a lot of attention his way come July and the trade deadline if the Marlins are shopping him. Honestly Nolasco might perform even better with a club that could give him regular run support. A trade could be in both he and the team’s best interest.
With an ERA just above three and has thrown over sixty innings already. This is the type of guy that a team looking for extra pitching will love to put just behind their ace or possibly even alongside him. Nolasco could even be trying to show himself to the other teams but I think it’s more likely that he is just the kind of guy that goes out and gives his all every time he is on the mound. That quality and being able to do so with a team that is not supportive, increases his value regularly.