Entitlement May Have Plagued Marlins

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They were able to get their best young player to sign a 13 year deal, $325M deal. Next, they were able to lock up another one of their talented young outfielders for 7 years and $49M. A flurry of trades later to add players and talent in positions of need, and the Marlins were suddenly instant contenders. Again. Not so fast. At 20-31, the Fish have undergone a lot of tumult … [Read more...]

Pitching Woes Plaguing Marlins in Young Season

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There are a lot of problems that affect a team that is currently starting the year with a 3-8 record. Some are to be expected when you have a lot of new moving parts that still need time to gel with the other, more established players. Dee Gordon is not one of them; he is hitting the ball, getting on base, stealing bases and setting up the hitters behind him to be productive. … [Read more...]

Are the Marlins Ready for Contention? Public Opinion Remains Dubious

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Recently, the Pittsburgh Pirates president Frank Coonelly was quoted questioning the Marlins commitment to Giancarlo Stanton at the tune of $325M. In fact, when asked for a reaction from a crowd about the signing, Coonelly offered his perspective. It went something like this: "I just couldn't get my head around the $325 million. [Samson and owner Jeffrey Loria] said to me, … [Read more...]

Marlins Add Michael Morse to Offseason Haul

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That's an impressive amount of man in the middle of your lineup, Miami. The Marlins now have over 12 feet of manly power hitting in their lineup. To go along with Giancarlo Stanton, the Marlins have agreed in principle with the San Francisco Giants' free agent 1B Michael Morse on a two year deal worth about $16M. Official word has not yet creeped out, but the machinations … [Read more...]

Were the Marlins Down on Heaney?

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In the wake of the Dee Gordon deal with the Dodgers, many were scratching their heads and having confused reactions to the Marlins dealing Andrew Heaney. As mentioned in other articles, fans tend to overvalue their own prospects. That said, is it possible that the Marlins were cashing out an asset at the peak of its value? The signs would indicate 'yes'. According to Barry … [Read more...]