Marlins Offseason Getting Solid Grade

Jarrod Saltalamacchia

Coming into this offseason, the Marlins needed to upgrade three basic areas - 1B, C, and 3B. They had overhauled their front office and questions abound what exactly this team would do. Would they continue to bottom-feed and be cheap or would they make clear upgrades? If the latter, at what cost would these moves be? Would they trade away their inventory of strong, major-league-ready pitching … [Read more...]

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...]

Is Giancarlo Stanton Too Valuable to Trade?

Yesterday, Joe Frisaro suggested that the Marlins may possibly open the flood gates to hear offers for Giancarlo Stanton. This is pure speculation, but one of the scenarios that arose was a possible deal with the Rangers for Jurickson Profar and Mike Olt. At the beginning of December, there were reports that the Mets turned down an offer from the Rangers of Olt for R.A. Dickey. Which leads one … [Read more...]

Marlin Apocalypse: Josh Hamilton Puts Giancarlo Stanton Back on Trading Block

What the heck, 12/21/12 is right around the corner anyway, why not go full out? Could it be that the Marlins are going to rescind and pull the trigger on a deal to trade the best young slugger in the game, Giancarlo Stanton? First of all, Josh Hamilton just signed a 5 year deal with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (yeah, and all the Marlins did was change their name from Florida to Miami). … [Read more...]