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, Atlanta would throw in … [Read more...]

I Like Turtles: Marlins Do the Small Things Right

I Like Turtles

The turtle survives not by any particularly noticeable natural ability. Not on account of its strength, speed, or any other tangible asset. Indeed, no great poetic alliterations or epics are dedicated to the turtle. No great works of art. The turtle survives because of its awareness. Once it is threatened, it withdraws into its protective shell and allows its predators to attack, waste their … [Read more...]

John Buck is the Epitome of What the Marlins Did Wrong

John Buck

Want a better handle on how to assess the direction the Marlins are moving in? Look at John Buck. Back in the 2010 offseason, the Marlins leaped onto the hot stove scene by signing John Buck to a 3 year contract worth $18M at 12:01AM. The catcher had a great season in Toronto, hitting .281 with 20 home runs - the best production of his career. When he signed with the Marlins, he was looking … [Read more...]

The Future of the Fish: 2011 A Look Ahead


So now that the dust is settling on the Dan Uggla trade, we've come to learn two basic things: The Marlins did make a very fair offer to Uggla and his representatives. They opted to take their chances elsewhere, looking to get a 5 year deal at around $70+M. Marlins offered 4 years at $48M. Kind of reminds one of the Pudge Rodriguez exit, eh? Marlins brass want to be a better baseball team - … [Read more...]

Reported: Marlins Ink 3 Year Deal for Blue Jays John Buck


It seems the Dan Uggla deal was part of a bigger move to overhaul the Marlins this offseason. With an offense that frequently struck out, and was unable to consistently put balls into play and move runners, the Marlins have decided to go back to their roots and focus on defense, pitching, and "small ball". That said, John Buck had a break out year with the Blue Jays this past season and the … [Read more...]

Dan Uggla Traded to Braves

uggla with fredi gonzalez

Looks like one more ex-Marlin will be joining the Braves. First it was Fredi Gonzalez to replace the man in Atlanta, Bobby Cox. Now, Fish fans have to suffer a bit more while they watch fan favorite Dan Uggla pack his bags for Atlanta, too. To say it has been a tough season for the Marlins is an understatement as Jorge Cantu parted ways to Texas earlier and Cody Ross ended up in San … [Read more...]

Marlins Smack Braves Around, Make Mammas Proud


The baby Fish keep growing and getting better. We got proof today with back-to-back jacks to start the game from Cameron Maybin and Logan Morrison. It was the first time in Marlins history this was done. For LoMo, it was his first ever MLB home run and it came in his 104th AB. Congrats, Wolverine. Here's to the first of many. Dan Uggla and Gaby Sanchez also provided some muscle, doing the … [Read more...]

No Laughing Matter: Marlins Looking Listless


So how do you respond after winning 4 games in a row? You lose 4 in a row. This team is just not ready to make a play for anything this season. The staff has been overturned, the roster churned, and now, the team seems to be flat. It isn't like they don't have exciting young players - Mike Stanton, Logan Morrison, Gaby Sanchez all play the game the right way. They have talent, they can hit. … [Read more...]

Coghlan and Ramirez Have Record Setting Month

It's been an amazing month for the Marlins offense. From matching a streak of 10 or more hits in 15 straight games - a feat unseen since the 1920's (and for that matter, never seen on TV) to watching some amazing individual performances. Chris Coghlan and Hanley Ramirez just became the first two Marlins since 2006 to combine for 80 or more hits in a month. The last time this was done was by Miguel … [Read more...]

Just Plain Ugly

Taking a closer look at the numbers, Dan Uggla might not be as productive as some fans might think. Sure, we love the guy's hard-nosed plays and his sky cracking home runs, but the Marlins can't afford (and with Uggla making $5.35 million this year) to have inefficient players in the lineup. Warning: What you are about to read may disturb you! Now, those are the raw stats crunched by our … [Read more...]