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My Views by Shanon R. Holm

7.24.02 - Marlins trades great for now and future
Recent trades have many Marlins fans angry. This is understandable, seeing as Marlins fans have been hurt before.

As an actual baseball fan I have looked below the surface. The team traded away two popular players in Dempster and Floyd, but also got back a great amount of talent in Graeme Lloyd, Carl Pavano, Mike Mordecai, Justin Wayne, Juan Encarnacion, Ryan Snare, and a player to be named. (sources tell me its Don Levinski)

The Marlins shouldn't see any down fall with this years team because Encarnacion's numbers are right there with Floyd's and Ryan Dempster is a 5-10 pitcher this year. Graeme Lloyd is a lefty who has been around and likely will be traded for more talent. Pavano will be help as a reliever who can also start if needed. Mordecai improves the bench, and gives Torborg the chance to give Mike Lowell a day off every once in a while.

The Marlins also picked up three very good prospects Justin Wayne and Ryan Snare which are now in Double A Portland and Don Levinski who has not been announced yet. Snare was 8-2 with a 3.07 era in A ball, and Wayne was 4-1 with a 2.34 ERA in AA before coming over. Levinski is 9-4 with a 2.60 ERA in A ball.

The Rotation of A.J. Burnett, Josh Beckett, Justin Wayne, Ryan Snare, and Don Levinski sound good to me in a few years.

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