Joe Espada has been reassigned to coach the Miami Marlins class-a team in Jupiter Florida. The Marlins believe what many in baseball do, that Espada is future manager material. They have asked him to get some managerial experience in the minors and he has apparently agreed. I think this is a great opportunity for Espada. Espada seems like he would be a great manager. He is level-headed and identifies well will the players. He likely will coach for a couple of years in the minor leagues and then get a crack at a major league job. We will see if it ends up with Miami.
A fixture on the major league coaching staff the last four seasons, Joe Espada is going back to his player development roots.
Alex Sanabia never proved that he can consistently win as a starter in a major league rotation. And that may have cost him a job. According to a team press release, the Arizona Diamondbacks claimed Sanabia off of waivers. Sanabia was 3-7 with a 4.88 earned run average in ten starts for Miami.
They might not have outright said it yet, but you don’t need to read too much between the lines to see that Logan Morrison is likely going to be a Miami Marlins‘ alumni sooner rather than later.
At this point in his young career, Marlins third-base prospect Zack Cox is an unsolved puzzle. At the University of Arkansas, Cox was among the most promising college bats in the 2010 Draft class. He set school records with his 102 hits and .429 batting average. The Cardinals selected him with their first-round pick that June.
Here at Marlin Maniac:
As we look back at the 2013 season for the Miami Marlins, we wanted to take this opportunity to walk through position by position and give out grades for both the performance of the position and the people who played the position. My grading system is pretty simple.
Here’s to 2014!!