Are the Marlins Ready for Contention? Public Opinion Remains Dubious

Frank Coonelly

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...]

Were the Marlins Down on Heaney?

MLB: New York Mets at Miami Marlins

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...]

Yosmany Tomas Would Be Interesting Fit But Unlikely

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Yoenis Cespedes - just missed. Jose Abreu - not quite. Yasmany Tomas? The Marlins are not shy about bringing Cubans to Marlins Park. They have done it before (Adeiny Hechavarria and Jose Fernandez) and will do it again. They started this thing back in the late 90's with Livan Hernandez. Yet, they are not going to sign a guy just to sign him. The Marlins missed out … [Read more...]

Marlins Looking to Add to Roster for 2015

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Kansas City Royals

The offseason is just starting up. There are reports that the Marlins are looking at players like James Shields and Adam LaRoche. Joe Frisaro confirms that the Marlins are indeed looking to add a starter and a firstbaseman while also looking to add stability to 2B, too. Shields and LaRoche could be ideal fits. The problem is Shields may force the Marlins to overpay and … [Read more...]

Back to the Future: Marlins Trade for Bryan Morris, Add Kevin Gregg

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The future is bright for the Fish, despite getting swept by the first place Braves and losing Jose Fernandez for the year. So bright, they want to make some moves now to put out some fires now. Bryan Morris was acquired from the Pittsburgh Pirates for the 39th overall pick in the draft, which starts this Thursday. The Marlins recently lost Carter Capps with a right elbow … [Read more...]