Marlins Way: Spring Training 2014 Primer

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Last year the Marlins entered Spring Training with very low expectations. The pundits picked them to finish in the cellar and with more than 100 wins. Looks like the Fish didn't receive that news well and went on to defy their critics by finishing with exactly 100 wins and not completely in the basement - the Astros proved to be worse. So, it wasn't the miraculous-look-out season that we Marlin … [Read more...]

Marlins Sign Casey McGehee

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The Marlins finalized what looks to be an overhaul of their roster heading into 2014 by signing free agent Casey McGehee from Japan's Rakuten Golden Eagles. The 31 year old had previous stints with the Brewers, Pirates, and Yankees over the course of his career and along the way has shown power in his bat. His most productive season in MLB was 2010 with the Brewers where he hit 23 home runs and … [Read more...]

Marlins Offseason Getting Solid Grade

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Coming into this offseason, the Marlins needed to upgrade three basic areas - 1B, C, and 3B. They had overhauled their front office and questions abound what exactly this team would do. Would they continue to bottom-feed and be cheap or would they make clear upgrades? If the latter, at what cost would these moves be? Would they trade away their inventory of strong, major-league-ready pitching … [Read more...]

Is Rafael Furcal A Stop Gap For Derek Dietrich?

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One might think that the┬árecent signing of Rafael Furcal may spell the end of the brief Derek Dietrich era in Miami, but it could actually be just the beginning. In Rafael Furcal, the Marlins are getting a gold-glove caliber infielder to complement Adeiny Hechavarria. This may also bring more attention Hech's way and get him a gold-glove, but that would be a digression at this point. In Furcal, … [Read more...]

Rafael Furcal Signed by Marlins

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Looks like the Marlins are continuing to add more depth to their roster - Ken Rosenthal reports the Fish have signed Rafael Furcal to a one year deal, pending a physical. https://twitter.com/Ken_Rosenthal/status/408785345636208641 With Adeiny Hechavarria at shortstop, it appears Furcal is being brought in to provide depth at SS and possibly to play 2B. It seems that the discussion is whether … [Read more...]

Marlins Need to Take the Plunge in Abreu

Reports are the Jose Dariel Abreu, the latest Cuban sensation to be looking to get rich and become a major-leaguer, is going to command somewhere around $70M. According to reports on MLB.com, the Astros and both Red and White Sox are the finalists. Looks like the DH thing has a huge advantage. But why shouldn't the Marlins make this deal? Sure, it will cost them $70M upfront and it is a … [Read more...]