The Miami Marlins find themselves in the perfect spot to gamble on players whose skills surpass their performance. They should be looking to take on reclamation projects because, after all, expectations are low and it will be difficult for the team to be worse than they were last season. For these reasons, it makes sense that they would be interested in ex-Yankee and current free agent Phil Hughes. The right-handed starter is coming off a dismal 4-14 season, but has won 16 and 18 games during a season earlier in his career. With his stock low, the Marlins could sign him on the cheap and hope he can recapture the magic.
It worked for A.J. Burnett, so perhaps it will work for Phil Hughes — leaving the Bronx and going to a smaller baseball media market. NBC Sports.com’s Drew Silva reports that the Miami Marlins have a strong interest in free agent pitcher Phil Hughes, formerly of the New York Yankees.
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Barry Jackson, a writer for the Miami Herald, has reported that the Marlins have expressed interest in free agent catcher Dioner Navarro.
The Marlins have expressed interest in free agent catcher Dioner Navarro, 29, a switch-hitter who hit .300 with 13 homers and 34 RBI in 89 games for the Cubs last season. The Marlins would like to add an offensively gifted catcher to complement defensively skilled backup Jeff Mathis.
Remember Moment 131 when I said that there would be many more great pitching performances by Marlins in All-Star games? Well… Welcome to the Greatest Moments in Marlins History. Today we present moment 127. The Day is July 13, 2010 and we are at the 2010 All-Star game at Angels Stadium of Anaheim in Anaheim, California.
The year is 1997 and the Marlins are in there 5th year, and boy what a year it was! Welcome back to the Greatest Moments in Marlins History! At moment 128 we are going back to September 30, 1997, the first ever playoff game by the Marlins. What a game to welcome the Marlins to the Playoffs. Their opponents were the San Francisco Giants, who In 1997 went 90-72 and finished 1st in the NL West.
I know, I know, we already have a right fielder. Giancarlo Stanton is, without a doubt, the starting right fielder for the Marlins as long as he puts on the black and orange, but bear with me for a moment. Let’s look at what we currently know about Stanton. First, he obliterates baseballs when he hits them, but he occasionally has a problem making contact with them. Second, he has been very unhappy with the Marlins ownership, even taking to Twitter to air his frustrations. Third, Miami has not been able to secure a long-term contract with the slugger.