The Miami Marlins are really looking to push the envelope by trading right-handed pitcher Ricky Nolasco away as soon as possible. The Marlins have been aggressively shopping Nolasco for the past few weeks now and things are starting to heat up as the season heads into July.
As the days continue, the Marlins have made a potential Nolasco deal even sweeter by making it known that they are willing to eat most of Nolasco’s contract if that will help them attain a prospect with higher potential.
Right now, the San Diego Padres are the latest to talk to the Miami about a potential trade. The Marlins and Padres are talking a deal for Nolasco involving multiple players. However, there is nothing to indicate that a deal is any closer to getting done as it seems like the Marlins are waiting on the best possible offer to come through the phone.
The Padres are one of the other four teams in the National League West who are all going after Nolasco. There is no doubt that the right-hander is going to end up with a contender because the NL West is really tightly contested, and he can be extremely helpful to any of the teams looking to take the division.
This season, Nolasco is 4-7 with a 3.68 ERA and 77 strikeouts. He is scheduled to pitch against the Padres Friday at home. There is a chance he could be in San Diego by then.