Marlins Spend Inventory; Demonstrate Shift Towards Acquisition and Winning

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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?

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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 … [Read more...]

Spring Training 2014: Spring Training Under Way

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The Marlins got things going officially this week with a couple of games against the University of Miami Hurricanes and the FIU Golden Panthers. Prospects Angel Sanchez and Justin Nicolino got the starts but had mixed results. Both show obvious needs to get back into the swing of things and get the dust off their promising arms. In Sanchez, the Marlins have high hopes to see … [Read more...]

Pitchers and Catchers Report; Spring Training Underway

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Today pitchers and catchers embark to start the 2014 campaign for the Marlins, their 21st in franchise history. With 69 players on the roster for spring training, the number one goal is to acclimate new players with established players and see how things progress on the field. Most obvious, at this stage, is integrating Jarrod Saltalamacchia into the program and getting him … [Read more...]

Fish Farm: Justin Nicolino Making Progress

So far, so good. Justin Nicolino, acquired in the November deal with the Blue Jays, has been making steadly progress with the Marlins A affiliate, the Jupiter Hammerheads. In fact, let's let him speak for himself: Nicolino's stats are looking solid at this point. If this kid can start getting the K's that he had in previous seasons with the Blue Jays, the 4th rated … [Read more...]