Dietrich Down; Bour Up


The Marlins made a move after their 1-0 win over the Tampa Bay Rays last night - Derek Dietrich was sent down to AAA New Orleans. Mike Redmond addressed the media after the game, and addressed the move. Basically, he characterized Dietrich as an MLB-level player but that he needs to work on his defense. The suggestion was made that after Dietrich took a ball to the face during Spring Training … [Read more...]

ATLANTA: Miami Marlins’ Tom Koehler is sent to Triple A – Miami Marlins –

ATLANTA -- To make room for Henderson Alvarez on the roster and in the team’s starting rotation, the Marlins optioned rookie Tom Koehler to Triple A New Orleans.Alvarez made his first start of the season Thursday after returning from a stint on the disabled list with shoulder inflammation.Koehler had been in the rotation since May 12 and made 10 starts, going 1-5 with a 4.70 ERA. In his last start … [Read more...]

Things Looking Up for the Marlins?


At the end of May, things were already looking dismal. The Fish were in the midst of a 9 game losing streak after getting swept by their in-state rivals, the Tampa Bay Rays, and were going to face the New York Mets. That was May 30th. Now, the Marlins are 12-9 since. They are heading back to Miami after defeating the defending champion Giants 3 out of 4 games in San Francisco. The city is … [Read more...]

Marlins Dynasty: What Could Have Been?


As I go around town lately, everyone is donning Miami Heat paraphernalia. It's good to see endless speculation about your Heat, too - the praise is finally nice to see. History has been rewritten. Lebron James has transitioned from villain to good guy as the result of winning. And I can't help but wonder is this will happen for the Miami Marlins, too. Can Jeffrey Loria migrate from sourpuss … [Read more...]

Are Fans Turning Against LoMo?


Maybe its because of his tweets and the freeness with which he shares his opinions, but Logan Morrison is starting to rub even Marlin fans the wrong way. Yes, fans of a team that could desperately use some power in their lineup are starting to turn away from a guy who could provide more pop. Maybe it is all the self promoting? Guess who has another charity project starting up? Why not; being on … [Read more...]

Green To Be Sent To New Orleans; Hechavarria Returns

Batting .321 with 1 home run will not get you a longer stay, it seems. Nick Green, who was pied in the face after helping the Marlins get a win in 15 innings the other night, will reportedly be sent back to AAA New Orleans once SS Adeiny Hechavarria returns. Green is just a victim of injury and roster needs. Sure, the Marlins could use another utility IF that can apparently hit a bit, but they … [Read more...]

Marlins Adding Bullpen Depth Spells Changing Role for Cishek

Looks like the Steve Cishek experiment may be over fairly soon. Sporting a 15.43 ERA in this three appearances, it seems that the plug is being pulled on Cishek, which may be a smart move considering the Marlins already have a lot of rookies and young players at high-stake positions. So the Marlins went out and signed David Aardsma to a minor league deal, as he will report to AAA New Orleans to … [Read more...]

Miami Marlins sign right-hander David Aardsma to minor league deal

The Miami Marlins on Saturday signed right-hander David Aardsma to a minor league contract and assigned him to Triple-A New Orleans. Aardsma, who can boast 38- and 31-save seasons for the Mariners in 2009 and 2010, respectively, underwent Tommy John surgery and was limited to five Triple-A appearances in 2011. The Yankees signed him before the 2012 season with an eye toward him making more of … [Read more...]

Reunited: Marlins Sign Miguel Olivo, Spells Fate for Skipworth


The Marlins signed Miguel Olivo to be the backup catcher for them in a one year deal worth $800K. Curiously, there is a clause that the Marlins have 45 days to waive him at no charge - which is the window within which Jeff Mathis should return to the Marlins from his broken collarbone. Olivo comes back to the Marlins after spending the past two seasons with Seattle where he wasn't putting up … [Read more...]

Why Austin Kearns and Not Chone Figgins?

The Marlins made Austin Kearns a part of their 2013 roster but released Chone Figgins and frankly, it leads to some serious head scratching. Look, these aren't the deals that will necessarily make a difference in the Marlins being competitive or not but it does display the team's thinking a bit. In Kearns, the Marlins retain a guy who has had a poor spring. He is 4 for 37 (.108) with no extra … [Read more...]