Marlins Have Two Heavyweights On Horizon

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Recently Juan C. Rodriguez over at the Sun-Sentinel was thinking out loud about the implications of the Braves' re-signing Freddie Freeman to an 8 year deal worth $135M on the Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton. The basic conclusion is, the Marlins will have to pay. How much? About $128.5M for about the same amount of service time - and that would be if the Marlins signed Stanton … [Read more...]

Marlins Offseason Getting Solid Grade

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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, … [Read more...]

Chone Figgins signs minor-league deal with Marlins

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The Miami Marlins further addressed their infield depth, adding ex-Mariner Chone Figgins on a minor-league contract with an invite to spring training. If Figgins, 35, makes the 25-man roster the Marlins would only owe him the $490,000 league minimum. The Mariners released Figgins in November despite owing him $8 million in 2013. Figgins originally signed a four-year, $36 … [Read more...]