I'm on the Nolasco buyer list. Thankfully I haven't owned him, so no frustration with him for me, hence I feel like I'll have no problem being patient with him (besides, considering I've recently trotted Phil Hughes out to the hill, repeatedly, and Luke Hochevar, Nolasco should fit right in
). Seriously though, I can understand people with no bench, or exceptionally shallow benches wanting to rip their hair out and contemplating cutting him, but those with medium to deep benches should really hold on Nolasco. His K-rate hasn't been bad, his walk rate is respectable, and he's really getting killed by base hits. Sure, some of it is bad luck, some of it is bad pitching, and there is definitely reason to be concerned about the massive innings hike he took last year, but I think he'll be respectable soon enough. What is available on the waiver wire with the ceiling Nolasco displayed last year? If Nolasco struggles mightily again in his next start, I could see the Marlins sending him to the DL with "arm fatigue" or something similar to what the Yankees and Mets are doing with Wang/Perez. If that's the case, that might not necessarily be a bad thing, as they can reduce his innings some, and get things straightened out. All in all, I'd like to get in on these basement floor level prices, if he fails so what, I paid nothing to acquire him, if he succeeds then I get a steal. For owners who spent a high pick on him, it's unlikely he'll be able to completely justify that selection, but dealing him for a bag of peanuts will ensure he's a bust for you. As GNR sang... Patience.