Yunel Escobar is the new Mike Piazza*

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

*Only if you ignore the fact that Yunel Escobar will never be in the Hall of Fame and we never got to see him in a Marlin uniform for a week.

The details:

The payroll-slashing Marlins dealt the shortstop and his $5 million salary across Florida to the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night for minor league infielder Derek Dietrich.
The 23-year-old Dietrich, a second-round draft pick in 2010, was selected MVP of Class-A Charlotte this year, batting .282 with a team-high 10 homers and 58 RBIs. He was promoted to Double-A Montgomery on July 28 and finished with a combined .279 average with 14 homers and 75 RBIs.
On the plus side, the Marlins now have the lowest payroll in MLB!


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