Adam Conley, Anyone?

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The Marlins dealt two of their best in the stable of left handed starters they were grooming in Brian Flynn and Andrew Heaney. Yet, they still have two more solid prospects in Justin Nicolino - their organizational player of the year - and Adam Conley. Yep, Adam Conley. Once a promising prospect, from 2012-2013 Conley put up pretty impressive numbers shifting between A … [Read more...]

Were the Marlins Down on Heaney?

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In the wake of the Dee Gordon deal with the Dodgers, many were scratching their heads and having confused reactions to the Marlins dealing Andrew Heaney. As mentioned in other articles, fans tend to overvalue their own prospects. That said, is it possible that the Marlins were cashing out an asset at the peak of its value? The signs would indicate 'yes'. According to Barry … [Read more...]

Tyler Kolek Emerges As Marlins Best Arm

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With the recent dealings of Andrew Heaney, Brian Flynn, and Anthony DeSclafani, the Marlins cupboard would appear to be bare. That is certainly not the case. For most major league clubs, sending away three starting pitching prospects would leave a huge void in talent. Yet the Marlins remain filled with several key pitching prospects and none more tantalizing than the #2 … [Read more...]

Marlins Spend Inventory; Demonstrate Shift Towards Acquisition and Winning

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There seems to be a few different phases in running an MLB organization. First there is stockpiling, where teams build up talent to help create a foundation to build a sustainable identity from that will set the team up for years of winning. At least, that is the plan. There are usually many holes to fill at the big league level which also means there is a need for a wide net … [Read more...]

Reactions to Jacob Turner’s Designation

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Why was Jacob Turner released? Let's look at some reactions. Juan Rodriguez at the Sun-Sentinel summed it up this way: Turner showed plenty of flashes, but struggled to string together a run of competitive starts. His biggest issue this season was closing out hitters and innings. Opponents slashed .384/.405/.571 with two outs against him. Including Sunday's loss to the … [Read more...]