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Marlins interested in Cabrera?

No, not that one, Daniel Cabrera.

According to a National League source, the Marlins have interest in signing towering right-hander Daniel Cabrera.

Released by the Nationals on Wednesday, Cabrera was 0-5 with a 5.85 ERA in nine outings this year. He is 48-64 with a 5.09 ERA in parts of six big-league seasons despite a mid-90s fastball.

Marlins pitching coach Mark Wiley worked with Cabrera in Baltimore during his rookie year (2004).

Actually, according to fangraphs, his fastball is on average 90.8 mph, throwing it in the mid-90s is a thing of the past.  His K/9 has steadily decreased throughout his career and is 3.60 for 2009.  His BB/9 has increased to a whopping 7.88 this season.  In 2009 his batting average against is .299.

So let me get this straight, he doesn't strike many people out, he walks a bunch and when he does get it over the plate the batters get hits a higher rate than the major league average. Not to mention the decrease in velocity over the years.  Hmm.

While it sounds like he would fit in, don't we have enough of them?

If Wiley likes him maybe there is something there, but on the surface I don't see it and there is always something unsettling about signing the culls from the worse team in baseball.

If the Marlins want to sign him and put him in the minors to see if they correct his flaws, fine, no problem.  But whatever they decide, Cabrera is not the answer to filling out the rotation, at least at this point.  And I'm not sure he would be of any help in long relief.

However, all of this is just a rumor and most of them don't come true.