Just two days ago, the Miami Marlins were able to agree on a 3-year, $21 million deal with free agent catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia. The deal is still pending a physical, which is expected to happen some time this week or early next week.
With Saltalamaccchia signed, the question becomes, what’s next for the Marlins? Do they look to keep Logan Morrison on the trade block and see what they can get for him? Or do they hold onto him, as they don’t have an immediate replacement for him on their roster or in the minors?
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The Miami Marlins have to incorporate a new piece in free agent catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia into the fold. Where will he fit in the lineup card?
Barring an unforeseen development, the addition of Jarrod Saltalamacchia to the Miami Marlins will likely relegate Rob Brantly or Jacob Realmuto to a backup catcher role.
On this day in team history, the Marlins shipped off lefty Dontrelle Willis and slugger Miguel Cabrera to the Tigers for a six-prospect package. It was the latest in a series of trades that moved players set to receive an increase in salary. The two were the last remaining players from Florida’s 2003 championship team.
The Miami Marlins began addressing their issues in the infield Tuesday when the team signed free agent catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia to a three-year, $21 million deal. But the Marlins still have plenty of holes to fill to become a contender.
Miami Marlins eye cheaper deal for Chris Coghlan | Miami Herald
The Marlins did not tender a contract to Chris Coghlan before Monday’s deadline. But that doesn’t mean the Marlins have closed the book on the 2009 National League Rookie of the Year.
Prior to the big signing of Jarrod Saltalamacchia by the Miami Marlins, the catching position would have no doubt topped this list. With that necessary move completed, there are still several areas that the Marlins need to address if they are serious about becoming winners in the near future.
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The Miami Marlins made their first big move of the offseason with the signing of free agent Jarrod Saltalamacchia to be their catcher. The signing results in a huge upgrade to the team’s catcher position which amassed an embarrassing .192/.249/.280 slash line in 2013. Marlins catchers were not only last in baseball in slugging (.280), but also in wOBA (.235), wRC+ (42) and ISO (.088).
Welcome back to the Greatest Moments in Marlins History. Today for moment 117 we once again head back to 1993, the Inaugural Season of the Marlins.
In an interesting turn of events, the Marlins are apparently attempting to resign the recently non-tendered infielder/outfielder Chris Coghlan. We found this out from Clark Spencer, a Marlins beat writer for the Miami Herald through Twitter today.