Yeah especially since DC hasn't seen the playoffs since like 1931 I believe. I'd shut him down once or twice with a DL stint. Some BS like 'blisters' or 'sore left thigh' to give him 15+ days off and a roster spot.
Speaking of the Jays, they've been hit as hard as Boston with the injuries. Arencibia is out for awhile now. Lawrie somehow didn't break his leg the other day with a crazy daredevil dive into the media box. We all know about their pitching injuries plus Baustista already.
What the Marlins have done in the past three days is trade two months of a pitcher they probably weren’t going to re-sign, a year and a half of an average second baseman, and an overpaid underachiever who most teams wouldn’t have even claimed on waivers. As Knobler notes, the Marlins were willing to pick up half of Ramirez’s salary to trade him to Oakland, and Billy Beane was hesitant to even pull the trigger at that price. This wasn’t so much a fire sale as it was an inventory closeout of unwanted goods.
-Dave Cameron of Fangraphs
So fucking true, people just love to hate the Marlins, no matter what they do.