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Marlins Way: Miami Chooses Not to Make Any Qualifying Offers

 

MLB is reporting that Miami has decided to not make any offers to 5 different players that were on expiring contracts. This will make them unrestricted free agents and able to sign with the highest bidder. The most notable player was Placido Polanco, the third baseman whom the Marlins chose to let go after a dismal season.

Chad Qualls didn’t play too badly but the Marlins have a ton of young pitching and plenty of arms waiting in the wings to take Qualls’ place.

I would look for Miami to try to catch lightning in a bottle by signing a veteran third baseman to a one year contract, and hoping that Chris Coghlan can stay healthy and steals the job from that veteran. Keep in mind, they are just keeping the seat warm until Colin Moran gets there.

Marlins make no qualifying offers to free agents | Flamarlins.com

MIAMI — Let the shopping begin. Free agency is starting up, launching a Hot Stove season that once again should be eventful for the Marlins. Five players from the 2013 squad will be free to test the open market — third baseman Placido Polanco, reliever Chad Qualls, and outfielders Juan Pierre, Matt Diaz and Austin Kearns.

Miami Marlins claim utility man Jimmy Paredes off waivers | Sun-Sentinel

The Miami Marlins Monday claimed the light-hitting, defensively-versatile Jimmy Paredes off waivers from the Houston Astros.

In parts of three big league seasons (2011-’13), Paredes owns a .234/.274/.311 slash line in 296 career plate appearances. He also had played four different positions (second, third, left and right).

Miami Marlins Rumors: Is Juan Uribe A Potential Fit? | Rant Sports

MLB Trade Rumors came out with its 2014 Top 50 Free Agents With Predictions  on Sunday, and there was one free agent that was on the list that they  predicted to sign with the Miami  Marlins. In need of a third baseman, it was predicted that the  Marlins could land free agent Juan Uribe this offseason as a  possible fill-in before Colin Moran is ready to be recalled. He  would serve as an upgrade to Ed Lucas.

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Greatest Moment In Marlins History: #147 Time to Pick | Andy Salgado

Welcome back! So what do you think Moment 147 is? Well let’s not keep you waiting. The Day is June 1, 1992 and this will be the Florida Marlins first ever draft. The 1992 draft class had some amazing talent with Derek Jeter and Johnny Damon, but we are here to talk about the Marlins.

Miami Marlins Season Review: Bullpen Grades (3 Of 3) | Chris Logel

As we finish with our Miami Marlins position-by-position season review, we didn’t necessarily save our best for last, (pun intended) but we did want to finish with the Marlins closer, Steve Cishek. Cishek entered 2013 as the incumbent closer, eclipsing Heath Bell for the job midway through the 2012 season. After watching Bell attempt to close games for the Marlins last year, almost anyone would have been an upgrade this year. Thankfully, Cishek wasn’t just an upgrade, he was an above average closer for the entire league.

Marlins expected to approach Giancarlo Stanton with hefty contract proposal | Ehsan Kassim

Giancarlo Stanton is not going anywhere. At least during the off-season of 2013/2014. On Sunday Marlins general manager Dan Jennings made it public  on the Jim Bowden and Jim Duquette on SiriusXM radio that their superstar would be in a Marlins uniform in 2014.

 

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