All is quiet before the storm?
That might not be the case for the Miami Marlins. The team has seemingly been quiet, as have most Major League Baseball teams so far this off-season. The Marlins may have seen a potential contender in the Giancarlo Stanton sweepstakes, that should be happening a year from now, potentially drop out, as one of their best trade chips has become a valuable part of the team in Jurickson Profar.
The Marlins don’t seem interested in trading Stanton nor Steve Cishek, their two most valuable trade chips. There hasn’t been a lot of talk as of late about what they can do to solve their third base woes, unless you consider Yuniesky Betancourt, someone the team has reported interest in, a viable solution. If you do believe in Betancourt, then I’ll quote Jay-Z, “I feel bad for you, son.”
Of course, as the Tigers-Rangers trade proved, a trade could be put together in no-time, making for a third straight season that the Marlins could be the talk of the Winter Meetings in just two weeks.
On this day in team history, the Marlins signed veteran free agent center fielder Devon White to a three-year, $9.9 million dollar contract. The seven-time Gold Glove winner’s best days were behind him, but he did start on the 1997 championship team.
Marlins’ top five prospect tools: Hit tool | Fishstripes
A glance at the top five Marlins minor leaguers based on their hit tool. DISCLAIMER: Players eligible for this list had to have finished the 2013 regular season in the Minors.
The Miami Marlins have a first baseman in Logan Morrison, but his job is far from secure. On the opposite corner, the Marlins’ third base looks like a lottery ticket.
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Welcome back to the Greatest Moments in Marlins History. Let’s continue with the All-Star Theme. Today we are taking you to July 13, 2004 at the 2004 All-Star game played at Minute Maid Park. For moment 130 it is Jack McKeon becoming the coach of the National League team.