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Marlins acquire Mike Cameron from Boston

Posted on: July 5, 2011 6:37 pm
Edited on: July 5, 2011 6:42 pm
 

Faced with a fading career and no playing time, veteran outfielder Mike Cameron got his Get Out of Jail Free card Tuesday: A deal to the Florida Marlins.

The Red Sox, who designated Cameron for assignment on June 30, will receive either cash or a player to be named later.

Cameron, 38, signed a two-year, $15.5 million deal with Boston before the 2010 season as the Red Sox were looking to boost their "run prevention" after the club's defense wasn't nearly as tight in 2009 as general manager Theo Epstein and his staff expected.

Problem was, Cameron suffered an abdominal strain shortly after opening day last summer and never fully integrated himself back into Boston's plans. He missed significant time in '09 with two different stints on the disabled list, which limited him to 48 games.

When Boston signed free agent Carl Crawford last winter, with Jacoby Ellsbury and J.D. Drew already on hand, it essentially relegated Cameron to a full-time bench player in Boston. At the time Boston whacked him last week, Cameron was hitting .149 with just two doubles, three homers and nine RBIs in 33 games.

He joins a Marlins team reeling from a staggering 5-23 June that knocked them into the NL East cellar. Within that, the Marlins have serious holes in part because center fielder Chris Coghlan has seriously regressed from 2010. Currently, Florida has Dewayne Wise playing center.

Cameron is expected to replace him and be given significant playing time by manager Jack McKeon. This will be Cameron's eighth team, following his time with the White Sox, Cincinnati, Seattle, the Mets, San Diego, Milwaukee and Boston.

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Since: Jul 22, 2007
Posted on: July 5, 2011 10:59 pm
 

Marlins acquire Mike Cameron from Boston

The Marlins got him because, obviously, to their 80 year old manager - the 38 year old, washed up, overrated POS Cameron- looks like a rookie prospect.  It's all a matter of perspective. AND THE 2011 FLORIDA MARLINS HAVE NO PERSPECTIVE!!  Marlins, Marlins, Go away,  Come back another day!!!  (Not until next season's opener. I think they should forfeit the rest of the season. It's embarrassing to watch them)



Since: Dec 27, 2007
Posted on: July 5, 2011 7:15 pm
 

Marlins acquire Mike Cameron from Boston


Cameron is expected to replace him and be given significant playing time by manager Jack McKeon. This will be Cameron's eighth team, following his time with the , Cincinnati, Seattle, the , San Diego, Milwaukee and Boston


Cameron, is,was and will always be an overrated player. The guy is overrated defensively and rarely makes contact. He's perfect for Florida. The other 7 teams realized how overrated Cameron is. The Marlins will soon find out when they're on their 4th manager in 2 years.


Faced with a fading career 
When wasn't his career fading?

 

Problem was, Cameron suffered an abdominal strain shortly after opening day last summer and never fully integrated himself back into Boston's plans. He missed significant time in '09 with two different stints on the disabled list, which limited him to 48 games.

He's always hurt and quite frankly has no work ethic. That's why he's a journneyman player. Odysseus had less stops on his way home.



Since: Aug 17, 2007
Posted on: July 5, 2011 7:06 pm
 

Marlins acquire Mike Cameron from Boston

Did the Marlins need a water boy? Because that's about all he's good for!



Since: Oct 1, 2007
Posted on: July 5, 2011 7:03 pm
 

Marlins acquire Mike Cameron from Boston

Good for Cameron.  I'm a Red Sox fan and glad to see he'll be starting in center field for the Marlins.  Tough to sit on the bench and play now and then in Boston.  No wonder he wasn't hitting.  Now he's with a basement dweller but I bet he thrives and has a great second half.  Nice guy too and will probably help McKeon as a veteran and as a positive personality in the club house.  Go Mike!!


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