The Marcell Ozuna Conspiracy

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There has been a lot of questioning regarding Marcell Ozuna's future with the Marlins of late. There have been the usual speculators about his being trade fodder; but then there is something else - why hasn't he been recalled? Ozuna initally was sent down in order to "find his swing". The idea that a change of scenery would get him back on track. Barry Jackson had some … [Read more...]

Marlins Trade Rumors: No Need for a Rebuild

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Look, I know a lot of us are suffering a bit from PTSD when it comes to our team and its roster. We have very little faith in our front office doing the right thing and when a trade is made, it is mostly always perceived to be about the bottom line. Yet, even with long term deals cemented for both Giancarlo Stanton and Christian Yelich, this perception still persists. Add to … [Read more...]

Are the Marlins Looking to Deal?

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With a stockpile of quality starter arms, it appears the Marlins may be looking to shore things up a bit. With Jose Fernandez's return, the rumor mill has started churning as the Marlins are looking to consolidate their talents in the rotation. Currently Fernandez anchors a rotation alongside Dan Haren, Tom Koehler, Mat Latos, and whichever pitcher can stick from the … [Read more...]

2015 MLB Draft: Why not Brady Aiken?

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Last year, he was the #1 pick overall. He was good enough to be offered a $6.5M signing bonus by the Houston Astros and there was little debate about his caliber of talent. It was either Carlos Rodon, Tyler Kolek, of Brady Aiken and Aiken was the Astros' guy. Then everything went south. Aiken's elbow was looked at with suspicion. The Astros balked at their initial offering … [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...]