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I'd hold onto Volstad as well, unless he struggles. They both seem like strong prospects, but I expect the Marlins to be the better team overall.
Pitching for a potential playoff contender means more wins than pitching for a middle of the road team that still figures to be the fourth best in their division by years end. Tampa, Boston, and New York should continue to cause problems.
Also, I don't see the Jays scoring as many runs. They have some hot bats right now, but I just can't picture Lind, Hill, and Scutaro continuing on the paces they are playing now. Paces which would probably put them at about .310-30-90 each. They can't be THAT good, IMO.
Also, it's a Marlins franchise that has pumped out strong to great pitchers like Josh Beckett, AJ Burnett, Brad Penny, Carl Pavano (the oft injured), and Al Leiter (whom they acquired as a prospect from the Yankees). And more recently Ricky Nolasco and Josh Johnson. What I'm saying here is they have a great tradition of developing very good young pitchers.
The trouble for them is that they can never seem to keep them. Though they did get great value for Beckett (Hanley Ramirez). I'd say that was a great trade for both teams, the Sox getting Beckett and Loweel, and the Fish getting HanRam.