Marlins Help at 2B Could Come From Within; Jordany Valdespin

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Rumors are circulating that the Marlins are shopping for some help at 2B and at starting pitcher. Seeing as top prospect Andrew Heaney was sent back to AAA New Orleans, it's a good bet that if the Fish want to contend from here on out they need to find a solution in their rotation. https://twitter.com/Marlins/status/485550698788945921 Losing Jose Fernandez has definitely set them back, but … [Read more...]

Andrew Heaney Ready for Call up

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Let the wild speculation begin. Or end. Because folks, it's that time of year when most of the top prospects around baseball get their tickets punched for the big leagues. Why? A lot of it has to do with the "Super 2" status. Arbitration adds financial risk exposure to teams with regards to their treasured prospects. The top 22% of players with more than two years of major league service and … [Read more...]

Pitchers and Catchers Report; Spring Training Underway

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Today pitchers and catchers embark to start the 2014 campaign for the Marlins, their 21st in franchise history. With 69 players on the roster for spring training, the number one goal is to acclimate new players with established players and see how things progress on the field. Most obvious, at this stage, is integrating Jarrod Saltalamacchia into the program and getting him familiar with the … [Read more...]

Marlins Farm System Boosted Up By Blue Jays Trade

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Say what you will about the Marlins fire sale with the Blue Jays this offseason, but it added more depth to their farm system. The Marlins, according to MLB.com, have the 5th best rated farm system in terms of yielding prospects rated in their top 100. They have 6 players in the top 100, matching the best by any club. In fact the Marlins and the Mets are the only two teams with 2 players in the … [Read more...]

Miami Marlins: Fernandez, Yelich among six on MLB.com top 100 prospects

Four other teams had as many as the Marlins, but no organization in baseball placed more prospects on the MLB.com top 100, announced Tuesday night on MLB Network. Right-hander Jose Fernandez (seventh) and outfielder Christian Yelich (13th) are the blue chippers. The others who cracked the list: outfielder Jake Marisnick (70th), lefties Justin Nicolino (72nd) and Andrew Heaney (81st), and … [Read more...]