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...]

Speed Kills: Marlins Trade for Dee Gordon, Dan Haren

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Entering the Winter Meetings, the Marlins had been talking about getting better and surrounding their $325M dollar man, Giancarlo Stanton, with more assets. The needs were isolated - a starting pitcher, a power bat at a corner infield spot, and a secondbaseman. The market has been a bit unkind with targets falling just a bit out of range (see Adam LaRoche). Yet, the Marlins … [Read more...]

Yosmany Tomas Would Be Interesting Fit But Unlikely

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Yoenis Cespedes - just missed. Jose Abreu - not quite. Yasmany Tomas? The Marlins are not shy about bringing Cubans to Marlins Park. They have done it before (Adeiny Hechavarria and Jose Fernandez) and will do it again. They started this thing back in the late 90's with Livan Hernandez. Yet, they are not going to sign a guy just to sign him. The Marlins missed out … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]