Offseason

Marlins Ink Josh Johnson

Coming back from Tommy John surgery, Josh Johnson pieced together 14 excellent starts and went 7-1 with a 3.61 ERA striking out 77 in 87.1 IP. Luckily, Johnson didn't come back for the full season, as it would have cost the Marlins even more. Instead, the Marlins and Johnson agreed to a $1.4M contract which enables everyone to avoid arbitration with the 24 year old right hander. Read more … [Read more...]

Rays in World Series; What Does This Mean for Marlins Offseason?

I know it is a strange thing to ask - so let's first give congratulations to the Tampa Bay Rays for making it into their first ever World Series. They went from worst to first - and truly turned around one of the worst franchises in baseball. It was done in a very short amount of time as the new ownership continued to stress building with young talent and focusing on their hitting surplus to get … [Read more...]

Wes Helms Signs Extension

According to the Miami Herald, Wes Helms' veteran bat will continue to anchor the Marlins bench going into next season and beyond. This makes sense for both parties as both Helms and the Marlins feel very comfortable with each other. After all, Helms left the Marlins organization to explore other financial situations and returned this season in a trade which stabilized the Marlins bench and … [Read more...]

Mitre and Gregg Gone

The Marlins released Segio Mitre and did not renew Kevin Gregg's contract, who is arbitration eligible - officially starting the 2008 baseball offseason for the Marlins. Watching the playoffs from the comfort of their homes here in south Florida, the Marlins have to find a way to tweak their team payroll to maximize value. The Marlins are expected to increase payroll, up into the $30 million … [Read more...]