The Major League Baseball non-waiver trading deadline is just over a month away and teams are prepping to become either buyers or sellers as the date approaches. Jayson Stark listed the Baltimore Orioles and New York Yankees have been mentioned as two possible teams that could have interest in current Marlins ace Ricky Nolasco.
Nolasco is in the final season of his contract and is in a similar spot as Anibal Sanchez was with the Fish last season, he is unlikely to resign with the team after the season. Nolasco does not have quite the trade market or value Sanchez had, but the Marlins will have no option but to trade Nolasco as they have arms in the minors ready to step into their rotation.
The Marlins will need Ricky to have stronger starts than the one he had on Monday night, as he surrendered four earned runs on ten hits in 5 1/3 innings of work. He struck out five and walked only two hitters, but his command was spotty all game.
It’s been four weeks since our last installment, and plenty of changes have occurred since then.
There is a new but familiar face as the No. 1 prospect in the Miami Marlins’ farm system, as well as four new entries in the top 10 after a couple of prospects became eligible for the National League Rookie of the Year.
Desired lineup fails to bolster Miami Marlins’ offense | Miami Herald
Mike Redmond found pleasure — something he hadn’t experienced all season — just in filling out the lineup card on Monday. For the first time as the Marlins’ manager, he was able to spell out S-T-A-N-T-O-N and M-O-R-R-I-S-O-N and think happy thoughts.
Step right up and sweep the Mets! | Marlins Diehards
We apologize for not being more active here (or active at all, or on Twitter for that matter). It’s NBA Finals time, please forgive us.
But while we’ve been hibernating, the Marlins have seemingly employed the following strategy:
The unfortunate DL stint of Chris Coghlan | Fishstripes
Chris Coghlan‘s disabled list stint is unfortunate, as he had been red-hot since early May and ready to assume an infield position. Are there any hidden benefits to be found in his untimely DL stint?
Polanco leaves game with lower back stiffness | Marlins News
Placido Polanco left the Marlins’ game against the Brewers on Monday with lower back stiffness. He is listed as day to day.
Ed Lucas entered the game during the bottom of the sixth to pinch-hit for Polanco, who may have suffered the injury while leaning over Miami’s dugout railing in pursuit of a popup off the bat of Carlos Gomez in the top of the fifth.
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Down on the Farm Report for the Miami Marlins: June 9th:
Been a few days since I last did this, but have been extremely busy with work and attending the Barons-Suns series. With that all behind me, I am going to make sure to have this up everyday.
With the impending returns of Logan Morrison, Giancarlo Stanton, Nathan Eovaldi, and Donovan Solano, the Miami Marlins are going to look like a completely different team in the next couple of weeks. The worst team in the majors will no longer look like a minor league team. The Marlins may actually have a chance to become a decent young team.
To preview the series between the Miami Marlins and the Milwaukee Brewers, I had an email chat with Benjamin Orr, the editor of the New York Mets Fansided site, Reviewing the Brew. Reviewing the Brew has to be one of the coolest names for a site on the internet and it also does an excellent job of covering everything Brewers related.
Since the MLB Draft, I have received numerous questions to how the Miami Marlins first round pick Colin Moran fits into the teams top prospect rankings.
The Miami Marlins don’t play the New York Mets again until the end of July, but the team is going to have a lot more opportunities to start beating other teams, as they finally get their best player back on Monday.