Marlins and Jose Valverde Reaching Deal Described As Utterly False

Jose-Valverde

There are reports that the Marlins are close to signing reliever Jose Valverde to a one year deal - not so fast. Clark Spencer reports that this is most likely a Scott Boras trick, trying to drive up his client's value. Besides, the Marlins and Boras very rarely ever do business (see Ivan Rodriguez post 2003 season). While there has been contact there hasn't been any real discussions about … [Read more...]

Solid And High Risk Options Remain for Marlins

Detroit Tigers Delmon Young takes part in batting practice at their MLB baseball game against the Chicago White Sox in Detroit,

The Marlins went ahead and invested in the services of Placido Polanco for 3B last week. The competition will remain open at Spring Training with Kevin Kouzmanoff, Chris Coghlan, and Zack Cox all vying for more playing time there. Yet the Marlins still need to add more depth to their roster in particular, they need more pitching and more power. There are a few free agent options available that … [Read more...]

Miami Marlins sign RHP John Maine to minor league deal – Sun Sentinel

He hasn't pitched in the majors since 2010 and is on the wrong side of 30, but the Miami Marlins are giving right-hander John Maine a chance. The Marlins agreed with the former New York Mets starter to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training. Maine since he debuted with the Baltimore Orioles in 2004 can boast 108 career major league appearances, all but three of which were … [Read more...]

Miami Marlins Take Best of Bad Situation in Signing Placido Polanco – Fish Stripes

So what can we expect out of Polanco in 2013? Any discussion regarding Polanco typically begins with his glove, which remains stellar. Over the last three seasons, he has posted an average Ultimate Zone Rating (UZR) of 12.6 runs above average per full season of play. Polanco passed the eye test as well, at least when it came to the Fans Scouting Report. He was rated ninth among third basemen in … [Read more...]

Becoming the Big Fish and Rebranding From the Minnow

jose reyes signs with miami marlins

Paradigms can shift quickly, suddenly. At least, so it seems to those who failed to recognize the shifting sands in the first place. If you were watching the Winter Meetings coverage on ESPN these recent weeks, you may have been led to believe that there was a new franchise, an expansion franchise that just popped up on the scene eager to buy its way into the upper echelons of big league … [Read more...]