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After midnight we're going to let it all hangout.

Why am I channeling an Eric Clapton song?  Good question.  I don't really know.  But the midnight deadline didn't just effect non-tenders, it also effected some others that the Marlins are going to keep, at least for a while.

Also before the tender deadline at midnight Wednesday, the Marlins signed reliever Justin Miller to a one-year contract.

Good deal.  The downside to keeping Miller, the way I see it is that I have to listen to every away television announcer repeat the stories about his tattoos.  And if he pitches all three nights during the series, I get to hear it three times.  Then onto the next series on the road where it is rinse and repeat.

Oh sure, you could say the downside is that his value, right now, has never been higher and the Marlins should trade him while he is up.  But that is an awfully pessimistic view of his potential.  And anyway, I'm getting tired of trading players as they enter their prime just to get more prospects.  Enough already, how about we try to reap the benefit of some of the talent the organization already has in it.

The above would be one theory, I'm still going with hearing tattoo stories over and over again is the real downside.

In other news.

Treanor, viewed more as a backup, is in the arbitration process for the first time.


In all, the Marlins had six players eligible for arbitration. Olivo is the only one who will not return. Contracts were tendered to Treanor, infielder Alfredo Amezaga, right-hander Sergio Mitre and closer Kevin Gregg.

I don't really know enough about Rabelo to say who should start as catcher and who should be the backup.  But I think the Marlins tend to undervalue Treanor.