A story in the Miami Herald includes an interesting note about how a source called the teams pursuit of Mercedes “aggressive” this past offseason. This is some interesting timing for such a story to break.
Marlins ought to have been more aggressive in pursuit of Yermin Mercedes.
Mercedes had one only at-bat in his MLB profession prior to this season began. He then got off to an 8-for-8 start and was called American League Player of the Week. His.500 batting average through eight video games is rather the ludicrous start.
Since the White Sox apparently carried him for additional depth at catcher, Mercedes is an interesting player. Eloy Jimenez being out with an injury opened an area in the lineup and Mercedes continued to get five hits in the season-opening win over the Los Angeles Angels.
Now the Marlins are dripping that they knew Mercedes was the real offer all along. Which is completely possible. It changes nothing about the circumstance other than showing Mercedes had a track record as a possible breakout player.
Several teams had actually provided up on Mercedes in the past. He originally signed with the Washington Nationals in 2011, just to be released a couple of years later on. He then signed with the Baltimore Orioles in 2014. Mercedes real path to the majors began when the White Sox made him a minors Rule 5 pick. Unlike the Marlins, the White Sox acted on their faith in the young man.
Mercedes is one of the much better stories in baseball to start the 2021 season and is an ideal example of what can happen when an organization offers somebody with prospective adequate time to develop. The Marlins, meanwhile, can keep looking for breakout stars around the league.
CHICAGO – APRIL 08: Yermin Mercedes # 73 of the Chicago White Sox runs the bases after striking a crowning achievement throughout the 2021 White Sox home opener against the Kansas City Royals on April 8, 2021 at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Ron Vesely/Getty Images).
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The Marlins reportedly tried to steal Yermin Mercedes from the White Sox this previous offseason.
Plenty of MLB scouts and executives are going to say they saw Yermin Mercedes breakout start coming. The Miami Marlins front office can supposedly be included to that list.
Mercedes had one lone at-bat in his MLB career before this season started. It alters nothing about the scenario other than showing Mercedes had a credibility as a prospective breakout gamer.
A number of teams had actually offered up on Mercedes in the past. Mercedes true path to the majors started when the White Sox made him a minor league Rule 5 pick.