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...]

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 a return on their … [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 familiar with the … [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 best prospect in the … [Read more...]

Prospects Ready to Shine in 2013

Featured Guest Article from FanDuel.com The Miami Marlins go into 2013 with pretty low expectations, but the one plus side to the deals they have done is that they now have quite a few interesting prospects in their system. While a lot of them will receive very little playing time at the MLB level in 2013, this season is more about developing the young talent than trying to compete for a World … [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...]

Marlins Farm System Boosted Up By Blue Jays Trade

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Say what you will about the Marlins fire sale with the Blue Jays this offseason, but it added more depth to their farm system. The Marlins, according to MLB.com, have the 5th best rated farm system in terms of yielding prospects rated in their top 100. They have 6 players in the top 100, matching the best by any club. In fact the Marlins and the Mets are the only two teams with 2 players in the … [Read more...]

Miami Marlins: Fernandez, Yelich among six on MLB.com top 100 prospects

Four other teams had as many as the Marlins, but no organization in baseball placed more prospects on the MLB.com top 100, announced Tuesday night on MLB Network. Right-hander Jose Fernandez (seventh) and outfielder Christian Yelich (13th) are the blue chippers. The others who cracked the list: outfielder Jake Marisnick (70th), lefties Justin Nicolino (72nd) and Andrew Heaney (81st), and … [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...]