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...]

Marlins Way: An Unconventional Path to Winning?

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The Winter Meetings have come and gone and one of the teams generating a buzz from the event is the Marlins. They had a shopping list and almost got it completely crossed off by the time the planes left San Diego. Yet, most didn't actually believe the Marlins would pull anything off. The Twitter-sphere was rampant with agitation and anxiety from fans just hoping for the Fish to … [Read more...]

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...]

Speed Kills: Marlins Trade for Dee Gordon, Dan Haren

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Entering the Winter Meetings, the Marlins had been talking about getting better and surrounding their $325M dollar man, Giancarlo Stanton, with more assets. The needs were isolated - a starting pitcher, a power bat at a corner infield spot, and a secondbaseman. The market has been a bit unkind with targets falling just a bit out of range (see Adam LaRoche). Yet, the Marlins … [Read more...]

Marlins Deal Nolasco to Dodgers, Get Trio of Young Arms From Dodgers

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The Marlins all-time leader in wins is now a Dodger. Ricky Nolasco, who grew up a Dodger fan in southern California, is heading back home to help them make a push towards the playoffs. This was a move that was slated to happen, so hardly a shock here. The Marlins made the move for two reasons - free up money and get some young players in return for a departing Ricky Nolasco, … [Read more...]