Vin Scully is my Homeboy found an amazing video from the Dodgers-Giants series last weekend. The description from YouTube says the fan in it is disabled and is “fighting a tough battle.” Matt Kemp came over to sign an autograph and … just watch:
Dietrich, 29, is coming off another strong season in which he hit .265/.330/.421 with 16 home runs, 45 RBI, and 72 runs scored in 551 plate appearances. He played all over the diamond, spending most of his time in left field and at first base. Dietrich also played some second base, third base, and right field.
Dietrich is entering his third of four years of arbitration eligibility. He earned $2.9 million this past season and MLB Trade Rumors projects him to earn $4.8 million in 2019. Cutting Dietrich represents a bit more than 4 million in savings for the rebuilding and perennially small-market Marlins. Dietrich should draw some interest, so the Marlins could end up trading him rather soon.
Wonder how J.T. Realmuto, now the longest-tenured Marlin, is feeling right about now.
Realmuto is now on an island. He's more or less seen every single player he's played with in the minors and majors move on from the organization in some way. It would be best for the Marlins to find a trade partner and finish the job.