Hot Stove: Marlins Weighing Options for Bat and Starting Pitching

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Rumor volat. It's that time of year, and the Marlins are in the thick of some hot stove talk. Signing a franchise player to a 13 year deal that is worth $325M will turn some heads. Now it is time to prove it wasn't just a publicity stunt. Clark Spencer and Barry Jackson are reporting that the Marlins are inquiring about Chris Davis from the Orioles and Evan Gattis from … [Read more...]

Marlins Not Quite Ready for Contention; Swept by Braves

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The Marlins had put two runs on the board and were within one run of striking in the middle game of their series against the Braves. AJ Ramos, who has been a consistent force in the backend of the bullpen, took to the mound to give the Fish another chance. All he did was make things worse - the Braves "gumped" a few more runs and ended up finding themselves knee deep in a 9-5 … [Read more...]

Marlins Have Two Heavyweights On Horizon

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Recently Juan C. Rodriguez over at the Sun-Sentinel was thinking out loud about the implications of the Braves' re-signing Freddie Freeman to an 8 year deal worth $135M on the Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton. The basic conclusion is, the Marlins will have to pay. How much? About $128.5M for about the same amount of service time - and that would be if the Marlins signed Stanton … [Read more...]

Marlins Should Be Bold and Land McCann

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I know, this is probably as likely to happen as my Noles getting a chance to play for the national championship against the Alabama Crimson Tide but I am going to go ahead and state it anyway. The Marlins should be bold and sign Brian McCann. Estimates are that McCann is going to be looking for a 6 year, $100M deal. The Marlins have done that before (see Jose Reyes) and … [Read more...]

Dan Uggla Reunion in the Works?

Grumblings are starting to swirl that Atlanta is open to dealing Dan Uggla, after leaving him off the postseason roster. In fact, Marlins beat writer Joe Frisaro speculated: If Atlanta can get another team to pick up $6 million of the $26 million Uggla is owed the next two seasons, they'd probably make a deal. Perhaps to get another club to pick up more of the contract, … [Read more...]