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...]

Marlins Way: An Unconventional Path to Winning?

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The Winter Meetings have come and gone and one of the teams generating a buzz from the event is the Marlins. They had a shopping list and almost got it completely crossed off by the time the planes left San Diego. Yet, most didn't actually believe the Marlins would pull anything off. The Twitter-sphere was rampant with agitation and anxiety from fans just hoping for the Fish to … [Read more...]

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...]