Are the Marlins Looking to Deal?

Miami Marlins starting pitcher Mat Latos throws against the Atlanta Braves in the first inning during their baseball game in Miami, Tuesday, April 7, 2015. (AP Photo/Joe Skipper)

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...]

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...]

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...]