College team pulls off the old hidden ball trick

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I love this. I’ve seen it a handful of times in my life, but when I do, I love it all over again.

The perpetrators: Florida. The victim: College of Charleston. The method: the pitcher pretending to tie his shoe.

He actually almost looks safe, but the umpire seemed to excited to get to call an out on the hidden ball trick that I suppose he can be forgiven if he got it wrong.

 

Marlins intend to keep Christian Yelich

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With Giancarlo Stanton and Marcell Ozuna gone, the next logical step for the Marlins would be to trade away Christian Yelich. He’s be an amazingly attractive trade candidate given that he is under team control through 2022, and is owed a very reasonable $58 million or so. He just turned 26 last week and has hit .290/.369/.432 in his five year career. That’s the kind of player and contract that could bring back a mess of prospects.

Except the Marlins, it seems, don’t want to do that. Multiple reports have come out in the last hour saying that the Marlins intend to hold on to Yelich and to build around him.

That could be a negotiating ploy, of course. They’ll no doubt listen to offers and, if the right one comes along, they’d certainly give strong consideration to trading him. A good deal is a good deal.

The only question, in light of the events of the last week, is whether the Marlins would know a good deal if they saw one.