Sep 29, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins president of president of baseball operations Michael Hill (right) is flanked by vice president

Marlins Way: Patience Required for Rebuilding

With the lack of movement on the Miami Marlins part early on in the off-season, fans on Social Media are starting to get antsy about when the team will make a move. Fans are ready to see anything, even if the move may not be the best for the team in the long term.

Sure we want to see improvement in 2014, but the bigger picture has to be kept in mind as well. Signing first baseman Mike Napoli might make the team slightly better in 2014, but do we really trust Napoli to be a better player than Logan Morrison in 2015 or 2016? I am not sure about that.

Fans should be happy the Marlins front office isn’t just making a move for the sake of making a move. The bigger picture needs to be kept in mind for any move that is made in 2014, as the Marlins cannot afford any setbacks for their projected timetable of competing by 2015/2016.

Fish Stripes Inbox: Uggla, Stanton trade, Brantly, and more | Fishstripes

The latest inbox by Marlins beat writer Joe Frisaro includes a discussion on Dan Uggla, the odds of a Giancarlo Stanton trade, and the status of Rob Brantly among other things. Fish Stripes will tackle these questions!

The Marlins, Mike Napoli, and the value of 2014 wins | Fishstripes

The Miami Marlins have internally discussed Mike Napoli for a possible contract offer, but how valuable would the pickup really be for Miami given their competitive status?

Homecoming could help lure Napoli to Miami | Marlins News

All indications are the Marlins will seek either trades or modestly priced free agents to upgrade their sluggish offense.

But could they be preparing to make a bigger splash?

Fernandez thankful for reunion with his grandmother | Marlins News

Sharing the crowning moment of his remarkable rookie year with loved ones reminds Jose Fernandez that he has so much to be thankful for this holiday season.

Here at Marlin Maniac:

Previewing The Marlins’ Offseason With Radio Voice Glenn Geffner

I recently had a chance to chat with Miami Marlins radio play-by-play man Glenn Geffner, and we chatted about a slew of Marlins topics, including the team’s potential free agent targets, who they should resign, and whether or not they should bring the fences in. Check out the interview below:

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Greatest Moment In Marlins History: #124 The Catch Game 3

Welcome back to the Greatest Moments in Marlins History. Once again we take a trip back to 1997. For moment 124 we head to game 3 of the World Series. On October 21, 1997 the series was tied at one game apiece and we were heading to Cleveland.

Free Agent Rankings: Left Field

Today we complete our look at the free agent fielders that are available for the Marlins to make offers to. Left field seems to be another position that the Marlins are pretty secure with. Christian Yelich has shown a ton of promise and will be looking to build on that this upcoming season.

Logan Morrison To The Red Sox?

So it appears there are teams interested in acquiring Marlins first baseman and Twitter All-Star, Logan Morrison.  In a post here at Marlin Maniac, Chris Logel mentions the Boston Red Sox as a possible trade partner, with the Marlins receiving power hitting third baseman Will Middlebrooks in return.

Tags: Dan Uggla Jose Fernandez Miami Marlins Mike Napoli

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