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Miami Marlins Winter Meetings: Live Blog, Final Day


As the final day of the Winter Meetings get underway, Miami still has some questions that have not yet been answered. Many thought that a trade of Logan Morrison would result in an everyday third baseman. Instead Morrison’s trade netted the Marlins a young bullpen asset. Since Miami still has this gaping hole in their infield, Miami may be active today.

The Marlins still have quite a stockpile of valuable young arms that they can dangle in hopes of attracting a GM or owner that is willing to part with a third baseman. There is always the free agent route as well. Miami is really looking for a stop-gap third baseman until prospect Colin Moran is ready for the big leagues.

Some scouts have projected Moran to be ready by 2015. Other’s have said it may be longer, but the Marlins did not draft Moran in the first round without expecting him to have a long future at the hot corner for them.

Garrett Jones expects to play first base, but really struggles against left-handed pitching. For the Marlins to be successful, they should look into a platoon situation for him. If they could find a cheap, veteran, right-handed bat, it would provide them with some help. I am watching Delmon Young in particular today, as I feel like he may be a solution that the Marlins target.

The Rule V draft will also take place today. Due to their record, the Marlins will hold the second overall pick in the draft, but with their 40-man roster already full, it’s doubtful they pick anyone.

Join us for the live blog in the comment section below. Feel free to share your opinions or questions with us and we can follow all of the news from the meetings together.

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  • Chris Logel

    Hey Everyone, Let’s get today started! Anyone want to respond to the LoMo trade yesterday after sleeping on it?

  • Chris Logel

    The Rule 5 draft is taking place currently. The Marlins are not able to claim anyone, since they don’t currently have any room on the 40 man roster. We will keep you posted if anyone claims someone from the Marlins.

  • Chris Logel

    The rule 5 draft is over. The Marlins obviously didn’t pick anyone, but they also had no one chosen from their team.

  • Chris Logel

    The Marlins have claimed Cubs first baseman Justin Bour in the AAA portion of the draft.

  • Chris Logel

    The Brewers have claimed Kevin Mattison off of the Marlins AAA roster.

  • Chris Logel

    Justin Ruggiano‏@justinruggiano3m

    Miami fans, you have been amazing the last two years. There is a lot to be excited about in south Florida! Thank you for everything!

    • Chris Logel

      We are trying to figure out why Ruggiano just sent out this tweet. We are not hearing anything about this yet.

  • Chris Logel

    Marlins just selected Brady Shoemaker from the White Sox. Left Fielder

  • Chris Logel

    Miami picked up an Oakland third baseman Tony Thompson

    • Chris Logel

      He was on the Athletics AA roster.

  • Chris Logel

    Now hearing that Miami Herald writer Clark Spencer is reporting that the Marlins are about to trade Justin Ruggiano, no word yet on where or for whom.

  • Chris Logel

    Marlins take Yankees RHP Kelvin Castro from the class A New York team

  • Chris Logel

    The Marlins have traded Justin Ruggiano to the Cubs for Brian Bogusevic

    • Chris Logel

      Not a real fan of this one.

      • Placidin

        Now only Derek Dietrich remains from the TIno-gate gang. Kotchman, Valaika, Ruggiano all made to go away.

  • Chris Logel

    There is still some talk about Rickie Weeks possibly coming to the Marlins

  • Chris Logel

    Andrew Astleford‏@aastleford45m

    More Marlins’ Hill on Ruggiano: “We were essentially able to replace Ruggiano’s skill-sets with a more flexible piece.”

  • Chris Logel

    Christina De Nicola‏@CDeNicola1312m

    Way #Marlins Michael Hill spoke, Ruggiano move frees us $$ for 3B? Tell me what you think! #MLB http://www.foxsportsflorida.com/mlb/miami-marlins/story/Marlins-trade-Justin-Ruggiano-to-Cubs-fo?blockID=972057&feedID=3610

  • Chris Logel

    Balfour to the Orioles is a real possibility.

  • Chris Logel

    Hey everyone, since the Winter Meetings are wrapping up, we will wrap up our live blog as well. Keep an eye out for breakdowns of all the moves that the Marlins made over the last few days.

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