Marlins Spring Training 2013: Key Battles Emerging for CF, 5th Spot in Rotation, IF

The Marlins spring is really getting some notice around baseball. This is a team that has purged payroll, yet again, and has reverted back to a youth movement. Although this has netted much criticism from fans, it does seem to have promise for the immediate future. The Marlins are winning games and playing highly competitive baseball at all positions. They are getting solid pitching … [Read more...]

Spring Training: Stories of Redemption and Reclamation Many with Marlins

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Just looking over the roster for Spring Training with the Marlins, many will recognize some of the faces but many will also fail to recognize many more. There are some familiar ones: Juan Pierre, Giancarlo Stanton, Ricky Nolsaco. There are many that will need some guidance for fans: Alfredo Silverio, Sam Dyson, Joe Mahoney. Yet one thing is consistent this spring; no matter who is in camp it is … [Read more...]

Marlins Sign Downs, Talbot, and Slowey

Reported on Twitter first: https://twitter.com/eddymk/status/294127520314425344 The Marlins signed Matt Downs, Kevin Slowey and Mitch Talbot. Slowey has 90 MLB starts under his belt, but he can't seem to stay healthy. Projected to be a spot starter, perhaps relief filler, too. If he can stay healthy, he has pretty decent numbers for Ks to BBs but does give up some hits (.285 AVG … [Read more...]

Marlins Close to Adding Matt Downs; Matt Capps Next?

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Reports are that the Marlins are close to signing Matt Downs, an infielder with a little bit of pop that has spent the past two seasons with the Astros. He did have 10 home runs and batted .270 in 2011 in just 199 ABs, but batted .202 with 8 home runs last season. The 29 year old can play 2B, and will add some depth to the IF which, after Donovan Solano and Adeiny Hechavarria, only has Nick … [Read more...]