Matt Dominguez Trade: A Big Mistake For the Marlins

In order to try and jumpstart the offense last year, the Marlins traded away their top 3B prospect, Matt Dominguez, to the Astros for Carlos Lee. "El Caballo" was expected to help create more run production for the Marlins, who were also facing  a lot of time without Giancarlo Stanton, to try and get the team out of cardiac arrest. A few weeks later, the Marlins ended up trading Hanley Ramirez … [Read more...]

Marlins Changing Gears, Look to the Future

One of the large criticisms in the wake of the Hanley Ramirez deal can be why did they make a deal for Carlos Lee that cost them 3B prospect Matt Dominguez? Dominguez was being primed as the 3B of the future for the Marlins, but his hitting wasn't amounting to much. Sure, the kid can use the leather and many were comparing him early on to Ryan Zimmerman, but his hitting just never appeared. So … [Read more...]

Matt Dominguez Working His Way Back

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Ever since getting hit by a pitch in Spring Training, things have been a bit derailed for the Marlins 2007 top draft pick. Matt Dominguez was competing to be the starting third baseman heading into this season, but has to work his way back first. Dominguez was 3/18 in four rehab games at A  Jupiter and then 2/15 in four rehab games in AA Jacksonville. He is now being added to the AAA New … [Read more...]

Marlins Prospects Making Strong Impressions

The future is bright for the Marlins. Currently they are playing very good baseball as they battle their way into contention for the Wild Card and the NL East. The parent club is doing this with a modest payroll and a future that has an economic boon on the horizon with the new stadium opening in 2012. In the meantime, their farm system is starting to churn out their own hits, … [Read more...]

Fish Farm: Van den Hurk Returns; Dominguez Dominates

It wasn't supposed to be this way this season for Rick Van den Hurk, but right now he'll take it. And so will we. Seeing him healthy and getting back to pitching again is a promising sign for the starting pitcher and if the Marlins start to falter a bit in the second half, he could provide some much needed insurance. Van den Hurk has been on the DL since April 12th due to soreness in his … [Read more...]