Christian Yelich Continues to Awaken Bat

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He's only 23 and he's batting .218 to start the season after just having signed a 7 year, $49.5M contract to stay in Miami. What were you doing at the age of 23? What kind of expectations did your employer have for you at that time? Do you think you might begin to press a bit? Try to live up to the expectations, and the money? Of course you would. Christian Yelich has … [Read more...]

Vitamin D: Marlins Defense Just What the Doctor Ordered

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The Marlins started the season 3-11. Yes, it was a struggle and most were mashing the panic button pretty early on (we may have touched it a bit...). We cited that one of the major problems was the inconsistent starting pitching that allowed the bullpen to get overtaxed and, coupled with a struggling offense, things weren't looking pretty. Yet, one thing always remained - … [Read more...]

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...]