Has the Marlins Trade With the Blue Jays Panned Out?

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Let's revisit that trade made in November, 2012 for a moment. Consider the main pieces in the deal - Mark Buerhle, Josh Johnson, Emilio Bonifacio, John Buck, and Jose Reyes all headed north to Toronto while the Fish received Henderson Alvarez, Jake Marisnick, Adeiny Hechavarria, Anthony DeSclafani, Justin Nicolino, Jeff Mathis, and Yunel Escobar. The Marlins contended they got younger and … [Read more...]

Spring Training 2014: Marlins Outfield Facing Shakeup?

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The plan was to put Christian Yelich in left, Giancarlo Stanton in right, and slap Marcell Ozuna in between the two in centerfield. Ozuna, who is more suited to playing in right field, really had an impact on the Marlins offense last season as a replacement for the injured Giancarlo Stanton. Yet right now, his spot on the roster is in jeopardy. Ozuna has not had a good spring offensively. He's … [Read more...]

Work Ethic Setting Tone Early

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Looks like the Marlins are getting some players into camp eager to get started. Joe Frisaro reports that Jarrod Saltalamacchia might be the "Juan Pierre" successor with his early starts each day. Usually, he is already at the park at about 5:30am each day, something that would make JP smile. Noting that chemistry was a big factor in helping the Red Sox win it all last season, and something … [Read more...]

Marlins Add Benson to their Offseason Haul

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Looks like the Marlins are adding another AAAA talent to their organization in the trend of another low-risk, high-reward situation. The Marlins grabbed Joe Benson, formerly of the Rangers and Twins organizations, who was regarded as a 5 tool player and among the best prospects in baseball when he was a member of the Twins. Benson, who turns 26 in March, was originally drafted in the 2nd round … [Read more...]

Why Sending Marcel Ozuna and Derek Dietrich Down is a Good Sign for the Marlins Future

The good news is Christmas for Marlins fans has arrived. Christian Yelich and Jake Marisnick will make their MLB debuts with the Marlins - most likely as early as tomorrow. Everyone saw this coming and the arrival date of after the All Star break stood true. Yet, it is bitter sweet. Marcel Ozuna and Derek Dietrich, two rookies who have factored very heavily in the Marlins success in June, are … [Read more...]

A Glimpse Into the Future: What Are the Plans for the Marlins Outfield?

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We may have a slight problem. Giancarlo Stanton is poised to be coming off the DL soon. He is running on an anti-gravity treadmill - no, it is nothing out of Star Trek, just a vest that he wears while running on a treadmill to take his weight off of his body while he runs. He has been showing signs of progress and should be back sooner rather than later from a Grade 2 hamstring pull. Estimates … [Read more...]

Giancarlo Stanton on 15 Day DL; Marcell Ozuna Makes MLB Debut

Miami Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton, left, is led off the field by team trainer Sean Cunningham, right, after straining his right hamstring in the ninth inning during a baseball game against the New York Mets, Monday, April, 29, 2013 in Miami. The Marlins defeated the Mets 4-3 in 15 innings. LYNNE SLADKY / AP PHOTO

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Just when he was starting to get his swing back, Giancarlo Stanton came up lame trying to leg out an infield hit in extra innings last night; a game which the Marlins did win 4-3 on a Nick Green sacrifice fly. An MRI was done and the results were negative but the prognosis is looking like about 2-3 weeks, the Miami Herald reports. Joe Mahoney also was placed on the 15 day DL after the game, but … [Read more...]

Fish Farm: Hitters Turning Heads at AA Jacksonville

It may not be who you expected. There are some hitters that are turning heads at AA Jacksonville, but it isn't the big three OFers in Christian Yelich, Marcell Ozuna, or Jake Marisnick. Yelich is working his way back from injury, as is Ozuna, and Marisnick is still waiting to be cleared to play. No, it is names like Derek Dietrich, Zack Cox, Kyle Jensen, and Mark Canha who are showing some need … [Read more...]

Marlins Spring Training 2013: Demotions, Lawsuits, and Other Notes

Looks like I was wrong about Chone Figgins. Despite hitting .318 this spring with the Fish, he is not viewed as a valued asset over other options the Marlins have in house. He was released by the Marlins this past Wednesday, leaving the team with 42 players left in camp. That means that Figgins could not displace Nick Green, Kevin Kouzmanoff, Matt Downs, and Chris Valaika as an option. Figgins … [Read more...]

Marlins Spring Training 2013: Observations vs Mets 3/16

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A couple of things are standing out to me while watching this game against the Mets today in Port Saint Lucie. Kevin Slowey has solid stuff. That 5th starter spot is going to be a tough decision with Wade LeBlanc, John Maine, Alex Sanabia, and Slowey in the mix. They might just have to keep all of them around to give the Fish more options for starting pitching if young arms aren't quite up to … [Read more...]