Sep 28, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Justin Verlander (35) is forced out as Miami Marlins second baseman Donovan Solano (17) turns the double play during the 10th inning at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Marlins Way: Solano Named Marlins Top Fielder

On Thursday night, MLB Network, in conjuction with Wilson, named the top defenders for all MLB teams this past year. Donovan Solano took home top honors for the Marlins. Solano was above average in the field and certainly was the best candidate for Miami. The only other person that I could make an arguement for would have been Placido Polanco, but his range has decreased substantially.

I think that if Jake Marisnick can get his hitting woes turned around, then he would be a definite candidate for this award for the future Miami Marlins, Marcell Ozuna is another one that I believe could have a future award from Wilson. Joe Frisaro had a write-up on Solano at

Here is more Marlins news from around the web.

Ozuna making up for lost time in winter ball |

MIAMI — His smile and fun-loving nature never left, and now finally, Marcell Ozuna is back on the playing field. It’s welcome news for the Marlins. Recovered from left thumb surgery, Ozuna has picked up playing winter ball in the Dominican Republic for the Gigantes del Cibao. The Miami outfielder, who turns 23 on Tuesday, played in his first game on Nov. 2, and he has thus far appeared in three games, going 2-for-12 with an RBI.

Miami MarlinsAndrew Heaney Impressive In Arizona Fall League | Rant Sports

Left-handed pitcher Andrew Heaney is one of the top prospects  in the Miami  Marlins organization. He is the top pitching prospect down on the  farm, and has the potential to become a great compliment to the flamethrower  that the Marlins already have in Jose Fernandez.

Jeffrey Loria Could Have Paid for a Bad Marlins Team with Painting  | Bleacher Report

Jeffrey Loria could have nearly covered the 2013 Miami Marlins payroll with the painting he just sold.  Yes, this is essentially your “Life is pretty damn good for Loria” update of the day, and yes, Marlins fans are better off eating spoiled food because it will be better for the digestion than this story.

Clear Channel strikes broadcast deal with Miami Marlins | San Antonio Business Journal

Clear Channel Media and Entertainment has struck a deal with the Miami Marlins baseball team to broadcast its games beginning in 2014.

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Greatest Moment In Marlins History: #144 The Fans | Andy Salgado

The day Marlins Park was approved! Welcome to Moment 145 of The Greatest Moments of Marlins History. After 16 years of playing in Joe Robbie Stadium (or whatever you want to call it), March 29, 2009 the Miami Commissioners approved the building of Marlins Park 3-2 (sounds like a baseball score).

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