Marlins Trade Rumors: No Need for a Rebuild


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...]

Marlins Trade Deadline: Go Big, Trade for Joey Votto?

Aug 4, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto (19) prepares to bat during the first inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Great American Ball Park. Mandatory Credit: Frank Victores-USA TODAY Sports

WARNING: This article is total speculation. That's right. I am being totally speculative here. And most of you will disagree with the specifics of this article, but probably not the subject. The Marlins just got swept by the team with the worst record in baseball. With 32 wins, and three games at the expense of the Fish, they just bumped themselves closer to the 2nd worst … [Read more...]

Adam Conley Shines at AAA; Gets Call Up with Fish


I was just getting ready to write a report on Adam Conley, who is sporting a 5-2 record with a 3.05 ERA at AAA New Orleans. This is a clear improvement over his previous numbers at AAA. We looked at Conley's status within the organization in the wake of the Dodgers' deal that netted Dee Gordon. As it turns out, the Marlins have seen enough, too. They are giving Conley a call … [Read more...]

Marlins Spend Inventory; Demonstrate Shift Towards Acquisition and Winning


There seems to be a few different phases in running an MLB organization. First there is stockpiling, where teams build up talent to help create a foundation to build a sustainable identity from that will set the team up for years of winning. At least, that is the plan. There are usually many holes to fill at the big league level which also means there is a need for a wide net … [Read more...]

Has the Marlins Trade With the Blue Jays Panned Out?


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 … [Read more...]