Is Rafael Furcal A Stop Gap For Derek Dietrich?

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One might think that the recent signing of Rafael Furcal may spell the end of the brief Derek Dietrich era in Miami, but it could actually be just the beginning. In Rafael Furcal, the Marlins are getting a gold-glove caliber infielder to complement Adeiny Hechavarria. This may also bring more attention Hech's way and get him a gold-glove, but that would be a digression at this point. In Furcal, … [Read more...]

Did Marlins Get Fair Value for Yunel Escobar?

The Marlins clearly made a deal with the Blue Jays that was fixated on the future. Most have different opinions about the direction of that future, whether or not it is a bright one, but the Marlins modus operandi right now is to bolster their assets in the minor leagues and build back up what they have repleted. It was widely reported that the Marlins were dumping salary in the deal with the … [Read more...]

Mild Rumors For Marlins as Winter Meetings Commence

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Last year, the Marlins made a big splash with their free agent acquisitions. Everything was set to remake the Marlins and kick things off in a new era with a brand new ballpark. A year later, a lot has changed after a disappointing 93 loss season; the payroll was gutted and the Marlins brass decided a reboot was more prescriptive for what ails this franchise. The fans, disappointed to say the … [Read more...]

Free Agent Options for Marlins Heading Into 2013 Are Slight

Let's pretend for a second that the Marlins had loads of money to spend on free agency this 2012-2013 offseason. Who would they target? What would their game plan be? What assets would fit? Keep in mind, the stated goal of the front office is to improve on last season's win total and NOT to finish in last place in their division. The 69 wins from last year, despite a $111M payroll, was deemed … [Read more...]

The Toronto Blue Jays and Miami Marlins consummated one of the largest trades in baseball history Tuesday, in what amounted to an epic backpedal from the Marlins’ aggressive spending less than one year ago. – MLB News | FOX Sports on MSN

The Blue Jays are set to acquire starters Josh Johnson and Mark Buehrle, shortstop Jose Reyes, infielder/outfielder Emilio Bonifacio and catcher John Buck from the Marlins, sources told FOXSports.com. The Marlins will receive a package that includes shortstops Yunel Escobar and Adeiny Hechavarria, major-league starter Henderson Alvarez, minor-league starter Justin Nicolino and center fielder … [Read more...]