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Marlins Way: Baseball America Names Heaney Top Marlins Prospect

2014 Miami Marlins Top 10 Prospects | Baseball America

Baseball America has published their list of the top prospects currently in the Marlins organization. Left handed pitcher Andrew Heaney has received the honor of Marlins top prospect. Heaney was the Marlins top draft pick in 2012 and already is demonstrating a plus slider to go along with a lively fastball. I expect Heaney to break into the major’s sometime in the middle of next year, with an outside chance of making the club out of spring training. For the rest of the Marlins top prospect list according to Baseball America, check out their article.

Jacob Turner Will Still Compete For Starting Spot In Miami Marlins  | Rant Sports

Thursday, the Miami  Marlins decided to pick up the option on right-handed pitcher Jacob Turner. The club option is worth $1 million, and he will  still have another club option for the 2015 season as well for another $1  million. All of this as part of the MLB Draft deal he signed with the Detroit  Tigers in 2009 before being dealt to Miami in 2012.

Phenom Fernandez up for several GIBBY Awards| Flamarlins.com

MIAMI — The 2013 season certainly wasn’t the greatest in Marlins history, but that doesn’t mean the campaign lacked some memorable moments and accomplishments. A number of Miami’s achievements are being recognized by MLB.com in the annual Greatness in Baseball Yearly Awards (GIBBY).

Marlins exercise Turner’s option, reinstate Ozuna | Flamarlins.com

MIAMI — The first order of offseason business for the Marlins is underway, and it started off with a couple of expected roster moves. On Thursday, Miami exercised the $1 million club option on Jacob Turner‘s contract, locking up the right-hander for next season. The Marlins also reinstated outfielder Marcell Ozuna from the 60-day disabled list. Miami’s 40-man roster is now at 32.

 

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Mark Reynolds Among Free Agents Who Should Be On Miami Marlins Radar | Justin Rosenberg

With baseball season now officially over, the fun will truly begin shortly. With the Winter Meetings being around a month away, the Miami Marlins will continue their rebuilding process. Due to the fact that the Marlins lost 100 games last season, the need to continue to fill holes that are present. Some big time holes that the Marlins have coming into the 2014 season is another power bat in the lineup, a catcher and possibly another arm either in the starting rotation or bullpen.

Miami Marlins Considering New Uniforms? | Placido Estevez

This past week we learned that the Miami Marlins would be resurrecting the red-orange caps worn on occasion during the 2012 season.  This alternate cap is the team’s best seller and the move appears to be an attempt to capitalize on the fans’ merchandising preferences.

Bloomberg Releases MLB Value Rankings: Marlins Not Last | David Polakoff

Bloomberg released its rankings of the values of Major League Baseball teams today, with the Marlins coming in 25th place out of 30 teams. The sad sacks finishing behind the Marlins were the Athletics, Rockies, Indians, Royals, and Rays. Bloomberg has the team’s value 24th overall, worth $484 million, while the total value, including regional sports networks, related businesses, and money from MLB Advanced Media, was $595 million. Ten tops have a value of over $1 billion, while four teams – the Mets, Red Sox, Dodgers, and Yankees – are worth over $2 billion. The Yankees were the only team valued at over $3 billion.

Here’s to 2014!

 

 

 

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