Dobbs, who signed a two-year, $3 million deal with the Fish following the 2011 season, was set to become a free agent. Dobbs has a lowly .229/.305/.301 slash line for the season.
As hard as I have been on Dobbs in the past, he is not a bad option to have off the bench, long as he does not get too much playing time as a starter. With Dobbs seemingly signing for cheap, the Marlins should have some money to throw at other positions of need, if Loria actually decides to spend money on stuff, other than artwork.
The emergence of A.J Ramos | Fishstripes
After struggling throughout the majority of the first half of the season, right handed reliever A.J. Ramos has improved immensely since that time and has developed into one of the more dependable arms in the Marlins’ bullpen.
Slowey hopeful of re-signing with Marlins | Sun-Sentinel
The Marlins’ starting pitching landscape looks much different than it did in spring training. That hasn’t dissuaded Kevin Slowey from expressing his desire to come back.
Giancarlo Stanton makes news with the Miami Marlins all the time. If he isn’t rumored to be traded to some team then he is in the spotlight for a big home run or diving catch. Even bad news is news and Stanton’s down season has been reason for buzz as well. While he never said that his down season was tied to the fences in Marlins Park, Stanton did come out recently in an interview on the official Marlins site saying the fences should be pulled in.
Yelich raking as season draws to close | Marlins News
Christian Yelich is finishing his rookie season in a flurry.
The 21-year-old, who debuted in the big leagues in late July, is enjoying his finest month.
If you thought Jose Fernandez hot-dogged his home run against the Braves, wait til you see how the Milwaukee Brewers’ Carlos Gomez acted on his blast in Atlanta earlier tonight. Not sure what it is, but the Braves are turning into a magnet for this sort of thing.
Marlins special assistant Andre Dawson said owner Jeffrey Loria told him recently that he plans to acquire hitters, and Dawson said there are three priorities: third base, first base and catcher. But budget constraints again could prove limiting.
Here at Marlin Maniac:
Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald Blog is reporting that Jeffrey Loria is looking to acquire more offensively minded hitters. Andre Dawson, Marlins special assistant, was told by Loria that he is planning on getting them.