Dec 5, 2011; Dallas, TX, USA; Miami Marlins president of baseball operstions Larry Beinfest (left) announces the signing of closer Heath Bell (not pictured) during the MLB winter meetings at Hilton Anatole. Bell was signed for 3 years and $27 million. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Marlin Maniac Contest: You be the Miami Marlins General Manager

After a disastrous 14-41 start, the Miami Marlins have started to turn around their 2013 season. After a 15-10 June, the Marlins and their fans have to feel much better about the team’s future.

Jose Fernandez, Jacob Turner, and Nathan Eovaldi have the potential to make a strong top 3 for any rotation. Giancarlo Stanton and Logan Morrison returning to the lineup, aided with Marcell Ozuna and Derek Dietrich flashed some potential during the month to show how good this offense can be in the future.

With the trade deadline just 30 days away, we are going to continue our game on Marlin Maniac that puts you in the Marlins General Manager’s chair.

There are some interesting decisions that need to be made about the Miami Marlins in the next month or so. The Marlins have a number of players that can be moved at the deadline, with the headliner being Ricky Nolasco. What kind of return can the Marlins get on him? Will the team stick to their word and keep Giancarlo Stanton, at least past the trade deadline? Which relievers will the Marlins deal as the deadline approaches?

Top prospects like Christian Yelich and Jake Marisnick should be ready soon, how do you handle the Marlins outfield situation? With his recent struggles, do you want to keep Tom Koehler in the Marlins starting rotation? Do you make a big offer on Cuban free agent Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez?

Email us at [email protected] what you would do in the scenario if you were the Miami Marlins GM. Our staff will pick the top 3 GM moves and post them sometime in the next two weeks. We will then put the top 3 to a vote for you guys to decide who did the best job as the mock Marlins GM.

The winner with the readers will collect a prize that we have not determined yet, but it will be something awesome, I can promise that! The deadline to enter the contest will be July 15th.

There is one catch though, to be eligible for the prize, you have to “like” our Facebook Page as well as follow us on Twitter @MarlinManiac.

Get your General Manager cap on and see if you can do a better job than the Marlins front office has done in 2013.

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