Sep 26, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout (27) reacts during the game against the Texas Rangers at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Marlins Way: Miguel Cabrera Incorrect Choice for AL MVP

Would like to start off by congratulating Miguel Cabrera for winning his second consecutive American League Most Valuable Player Award. While Miggy is an amazing player and the best hitter on the planet, I don’t believe he was the correct choice for MVP.

I would have given the nod to Mike Trout, who accumulated his second consecutive 10 WAR season, in his second season in the league. While Cabrera is the better offensive player, Trout is the overall better player, because of his base running and defense.

Not going to complain about that too much, but I did want to make sure that everyone knew my stance on the MVP award.

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This is a beautiful video of Jose Fernandez reuniting with his grandmother. Fernandez is surprised with a gift that he said “is better than playing in the big leagues.” The surprise was setup by none other than Marlins owner Jeffery Loria. Maybe he isn’t as heartless as we have made him out to be. I was close to tears watching the elation in Fernandez’s eyes.

This kid deserves all the good that comes his way. I am proud to see him on the Marlins.

2014 Top 10 Prospects: Miami Marlins | Fangraphs

The Marlins organization boasts impressive pitching talent, as well as some up-and-coming hitting prospects. Three members of the Top 10 came from the 2012 blockbuster trade with Toronto, while a waiver claim from that same organization found his way into the 15th slot. Some strong drafting in the past couple of years has also helped improve the organizational depth.

Austin Brice and the Value of Release Point Repetition | Fangraphs

Austin Brice is a legitimate prospect. The Marlins spent $205,000 to sign him out of high school in 2010, and he was ranked as the sixteenth-best farmhand in the Miami organization by Baseball America coming into the 2013 season, an area of prospect lists he will likely to continue to reside in this offseason. He’s just 21, has two pitches that flash plus, and has a prototypical pitcher’s body and smooth, easy, delivery.

Ranking the Miami Marlins’ 5 Biggest Offseason Needs | Rant Sports

When you finish a season with 100 losses, there is obviously a lot of room for improvement on your team. For the Miami Marlins, they were able to see progression and improvement from young players throughout the season. Unfortunately, they also saw a lot of regression and disappointment from areas that they thought were ready to take off.

Marlins Park could be front-runner as temporary home for potential David Beckham MLS team | Miami Herald

David Beckham toured potential locations for a new MLS team Wednesday and apparently likes Marlins Park and FIU Stadium until a new stadium is built.

Marlins’ top five prospect tools: Speed | Fishstripes

The Marlins boast some speed in their minor league system. Here are the top five speed tools in the Marlins’ organization.

2014 Fish Stripes Marlins Offseason Plan: Juan Uribe signing | Fishstripes

The Miami Marlins have a little bit of salary remaining, and they can use some of that money to purchase a stopgap at the third base position in Juan Uribe.

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Free Agent Rankings: First Baseman (1 Of 2)

Today we continue our free agent rankings as we move to first base. In 2013, the Marlins entrusted the first base position to Logan Morrison. Morrison once again struggled with injuries and bouts of ineffectiveness

Greatest Moment In Marlins History: #137 1985, What?

All right Marlins fan we are going way back for this one. Welcome to the Greatest Moments in Marlins History moment 137.

MLB Trade Rumors: Logan Morrison Generating Interest?

After a disappointing 2013 season for Logan Morrison, the Miami Marlins have been exploring their first base options, from Daniel Abreu to Mark Trumbo. While Co-Editor Chris Logel went over candidates for the Marlins to pursue in free agency to take over at first base for the team in 2014.

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