Derek Dietrich

Spring Training 2014: Spring Training Under Way

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The Marlins got things going officially this week with a couple of games against the University of Miami Hurricanes and the FIU Golden Panthers. Prospects Angel Sanchez and Justin Nicolino got the starts but had mixed results. Both show obvious needs to get back into the swing of things and get the dust off their promising arms. In Sanchez, the Marlins have high hopes to see a return on their … [Read more...]

An Opened and Closed Case: Marlins Park

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With one of the worst offenses in the big leagues last year, the Marlins are in need of an overhaul. They started that process with changing the roster around at the corner infield spots, adding a more consistent presence behind the plate, and banking on young potential in the outfield. That is only the beginning. The┬ádiscussion now turns to the power bats in the lineup - and how to coax them out … [Read more...]

Ty Wigginton Gets Spring Training Invitation with Marlins

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To help bolster the competition for their bench, the Marlins brought in the much traveled Ty Wigginton - recently departing the St. Louis Cardinals who had signed him to a 2 year deal worth around $5M. Wigginton only appeared in 47 games and put up a .158/.238/.193 slash line as a Cardinal. Yet the 36 year old can offer some pop off the bench, hitting 169 home runs over his career since … [Read more...]

Marlins Offseason Getting Solid Grade

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Coming into this offseason, the Marlins needed to upgrade three basic areas - 1B, C, and 3B. They had overhauled their front office and questions abound what exactly this team would do. Would they continue to bottom-feed and be cheap or would they make clear upgrades? If the latter, at what cost would these moves be? Would they trade away their inventory of strong, major-league-ready pitching … [Read more...]

Is Rafael Furcal A Stop Gap For Derek Dietrich?

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One might think that the┬árecent signing of Rafael Furcal may spell the end of the brief Derek Dietrich era in Miami, but it could actually be just the beginning. In Rafael Furcal, the Marlins are getting a gold-glove caliber infielder to complement Adeiny Hechavarria. This may also bring more attention Hech's way and get him a gold-glove, but that would be a digression at this point. In Furcal, … [Read more...]

Logan Morrison Most Likely to Be Dealt; Garret Jones Offered Deal

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The latest reports are that the Marlins are adding Garrett Jones to the roster to take over at 1B for 2 years at about $8M total. If this deal follows through, it is most likely tethered to a trade of Marlins' 1B Logan Morrison. LoMo has underperformed and a lot of it is tied to his two knee operations over the past two seasons. This offseason, Morrison is healthy and looking forward to having … [Read more...]