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...]

Marlins Looking to Add to Roster for 2015

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Kansas City Royals

The offseason is just starting up. There are reports that the Marlins are looking at players like James Shields and Adam LaRoche. Joe Frisaro confirms that the Marlins are indeed looking to add a starter and a firstbaseman while also looking to add stability to 2B, too. Shields and LaRoche could be ideal fits. The problem is Shields may force the Marlins to overpay and … [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...]

Marlins Keep Adding to 2014 Roster

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at Colorado Rockies

Lots of low-risk, high-reward type of budget signings are pushing the Marlins forward this offseason. They were able to shore up their backstop position with Jarrod Saltalamacchia and fortify problem positions with Garret Jones and Rafael Furcal at 1st and 2nd, respectively. Instead of trying to find a longer-term solution for their 3rd base woes, they took a flyer on Casey … [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 … [Read more...]