I recently wrote this on the fangraphs article about who the Angels should trade, but I'll say it here too.
The Marlins are spending no money/likely won't be in position to spend next year either.
Considering the talent on the roster sucks, adding a guy like Bourjos (a real CF'er) would be cool. Nolasco for Bourjos straight up probably doesn't get it done.
Thus, I think we should take on Vernon Wells contract as though we'd be taking on an expiring contract in the NBA.
Difference between Nolasco/Wells contracts in '13 is 10 million.
Wells, I believe, is under contract in '14, but who cares? We'll probably suck then, too.
After '14, he leaves when we're probably ready to compete again.
Most importantly, it gives us leverage to add a talented CF'er in Bourjos. Nolasco leaves, opening up an opportunity for a younger pitcher.
If free agents are reluctant to sign, we need to trade for talent. Taking on Wells contract should be no problem here considering how cheap the rest of the team is going to be.
Especially if they don't extend Stanton, the team becomes even cheaper/cost-controlled.
Take on a bad contract from some team and get some better talent without having to give much in return.
I'm sorry, but this is incredibly dumb in my opinion. Like one of the worst ideas I've ever heard dumb.
Why would the Marlins want to take on all of that salary when they aren't going to be competing? I mean, what's the point of paying for Vernon Wells far above his market value when they just got rid of a bunch of contracts?
And you think that taking on Vernon Wells' contract would be worth it just so they can get Bourjos? Let's not kid ourselves. Bourjos has some potential and I'd like to have him but while the glove is there, the bat isn't. That's not even close to being worth taking on that much payroll.