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...]

Re-evaluating the Marlins and Blue Jays Trade

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The Marlins recently signed Chone Figgins to a minor league contract. This guy, back in 2009, was an MVP candidate for the Angels as he was a one-man wrecking crew getting on base, stealing bases, and scoring runs. His stint in Seattle, however, was a disaster. One of the heavy criticisms this offseason has been that the Marlins had a fire sale and shipped off their best players for nothing in … [Read more...]

Not Safe At Home: An Analysis of the Marlins Trade With the Blue Jays

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Some want to claim that this is the end of the line for the Marlins. That this deal will destroy their franchise and kill baseball in Miami once and for all. Others, a little more apologetically, urge caution and say that this deal does make baseball sense - if anyone is willing to listen to reason. Somewhere in the middle is the truth. Yes, the Marlins broke free of their three year watch … [Read more...]

Confused? Marlins Deal With Blue Jays Makes Sense When Put In the Right Perspective

So how do you repair a team fresh off a 93 loss season? You gut its roster and start over, right? Normally, this is the kind of thing that you would expect from a professional franchise. Your team loses 93 games, is near the bottom in most major offensive categories (29th in runs scored, 24th in batting average, 26th in on-base percentage, 24th in slugging percentage), and you expect change. … [Read more...]

Indefensible: Marlins Trade 5 Starters to Blue Jays

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Another Marlins' offseason, another salary dumping fire sale. The rhetoric will be that the team needs to save money, it's revenue and attendance figures didn't match their anticipated projections. The team, which spent $191M last offseason, vastly underperformed, too. Ozzie Guillen, the manager who the Marlins greatly anticipated, didn't deliver wins but instead problems and he was … [Read more...]

The Toronto Blue Jays and Miami Marlins consummated one of the largest trades in baseball history Tuesday, in what amounted to an epic backpedal from the Marlins’ aggressive spending less than one year ago. – MLB News | FOX Sports on MSN

The Blue Jays are set to acquire starters Josh Johnson and Mark Buehrle, shortstop Jose Reyes, infielder/outfielder Emilio Bonifacio and catcher John Buck from the Marlins, sources told FOXSports.com. The Marlins will receive a package that includes shortstops Yunel Escobar and Adeiny Hechavarria, major-league starter Henderson Alvarez, minor-league starter Justin Nicolino and center fielder … [Read more...]

Marlins expect turnover as General Managers Meetings begin | MLB.com: News

On a team with plenty of holes to fill, the Marlins' strength right now is their rotation. Josh Johnson, Mark Buehrle and Ricky Nolasco are veterans with track records. On the back end, Jacob Turner and Nathan Eovaldi each showed promise during the second half. "Pitching is the fastest way, the most sustainable way and proven way to win," Beinfest said. "I think we have some guys who can do … [Read more...]

Marlins Make it Four Straight in Nail Biter in San Diego

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It has literally been by the skin of their teeth that the Marlins are on a 4 game winning streak and sometimes, that's the way the game works. Previously they couldn't find a win, let alone a hole to shoot a ball through for a hit. Their 6 game losing streak was snapped with some heroics back in Miami and now it seems they are unstoppable away from the new digs and the Longball Lagoon. With a … [Read more...]

Marlins Place Johnson on DL

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Appartently Josh Johnson has been dealing with a sore shoulder all season long. He reportedly has been able to get it loosened up enough during warmups to get into the games. Yet, is this a sign of trouble for the Marlins ace? An MRI revealed inflammation in the back of the shoulder. As of right now, the Marlins don't think the injury to be serious and will diagnose further after Johnson gets … [Read more...]