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...]

Not Likely: Possible Nolasco For Trumbo Deal Not Happening

While the past few days rumors have surfaced that the Marlins were talking with the Angels about a possible Ricky Nolasco for Mark Trumbo swap, there are strong suggestions that this possible scenario is dead. First of all, there is the Kendry Morales for Justin Vargas (an ex-Marlin) deal. The Angels were able to trade one of their biggest strengths (power hitting) for a lefty starter to add … [Read more...]

Mark Trumbo For Ricky Nolasco Next Move for Marlins?

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There are a lot of reports that the Marlins are in discussions with the Angels for a possible trade. The Angels are looking to bolster their starting pitching and the Marlins may indeed be shopping Ricky Nolasco, who is due $11.5M in the final year of his contract. Nolasco has been very candid about his displeasure with the direction of the team and as the last player from the 2006 era, he may … [Read more...]

Cantu Traded to Giants?

There is a rumor floating around that the next piece to be shipped out of Miami is Jorge Cantu and he may be heading to San Francisco as the Giants are looking to improve their horrid offense from last season. The target? Jonathan Sanchez, the 26 year old starter who went 9-15 last season with a 5.01 ERA. Sanchez shows good strike out ability, K'ing 157 batters in 158.0 IP. Yet he had a WHIP of … [Read more...]

Jacobs Gone; Olsen Next?

With all the arbitration eligible players on the Marlins roster, there remains a lot of work to do this offseason. The Marlins are apparently looking to add more speed and defense to the roster and try to get a more balanced attack on offense, shucking the long ball for more small ball. So far, they traded away one of their best power sources in Mike Jacobs to get back a young reliever. This … [Read more...]

Marlins Will Be Buyers

Expect the Marlins to be buyers this season before the July 31st trade deadline. Just don't expect them to make any big moves. Jayson Stark even speculates that the Marlins will be buyers. For anyone at BSPN to speculate as such means it is bordering on the obvious and predictable - so you can bank on that. But you can't bank on the Marlins trading prospects away for a big name. Won't happen. … [Read more...]