For the last two seasons there has been a battle between the sabermetric new school and the more traditional old school baseball communities about who deserves the American League MVP award. The sabermetricians prefer the all around excellence of Mike Trout, while the old guard goes for the offensive dominance of Miguel Cabrera. There is no debate surrounding who should be the 2013 National League Rookie of the Year, however, both sides agree there is only one choice – the Marlins Jose Feranndez.
The numbers don’t always confirm what the eye sees. Such is the debate between scouts and sabermetricians. In Marlins’ right-hander Jose Fernandez, the two sides agree he’s an ace.
Jose Fernandez’s promotion to the Miami Marlins to begin the season was unexpected considering he hadn’t thrown an inning above Single-A. Wil Myers’ mid-June arrival was highly anticipated and somewhat delayed, according to some who follow the Rays.
Unfortunately, the Marlins have an extreme lack of power hitters in their farm system these days, as evidenced by their current five-best power hitters. However, that doesn’t mean a few of these players don’t have the potential to hit for impressive power in the future.
— MarlinsBaseball.com (@marlinsbaseball) November 11, 2013
— MLB Fan Cave (@MLBFanCave) November 8, 2013
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Welcome back to the Greatest Moments in Marlins History. We continue our countdown with moment #141. Up to this point we have signed some player from our try outs, drafted some amateurs from the amateur draft, and went to the Caribbean and picked up some players; now we need players who we know really can play. Enter into the 1992 Expansion Draft.
Yesterday we started the discussion about potential free agent catchers that the Marlins may target this offseason. Catcher was certainly one of the weakest positions that the Marlins fielded in 2013 and really should be desperate for an upgrade. The tricky part that the Marlins must face is whether or not the struggles of Rob Brantly can be corrected.
The first ever player under a Marlins contract to appear in a professional game. His name was Mark Stephens. Mark was born on October 12, 1968 in Greenville, Michigan. He went to Central Arizona College in Coolidge, AZ. He is a right handed pitcher that was drafted in 1990 in the 17th round by the Milwaukee Brewers.
With the 2013 season in the rear view mirror, the writers at Marlin Maniac are going to bring you a list of potential free agents that the Miami Marlins could target over the winter. It is no secret that the Marlins offense struggled mightily last year, and the foremost task for new GM Dan Jennings needs to be acquiring some solid bats to upgrade the lineup.
Let me you take you back to a time when the Marlins didn’t exist. The year was 1992 and with the help of Bucky Dent the Marlins were one step closer to becoming reality (sort of).Welcome back to the Greatest Moments in Marlins History.