The Miami Marlins have just about filled every need they felt they had coming into the off-season. The team added catcher Jarrod Salatalamacchia, second baseman Rafael Furcal, and first baseman Garrett Jones.
The team still has a pressing need at third base and former Dodger Juan Uribe still remains an option for the Fish, according to MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro.
If the team is able to add Uribe, they would not have to trade from their pitching depth. If they target a third baseman in a trade, they prefer to add someone under team control.
The Miami Marlins made a series of moves to try and improve from the putrid 2013 season. Did the additions of Garrett Jones and Rafael Furcal and the subtraction of Logan Morrison help or hurt the team? Let’s optimize the lineup and find out.
Marlins History: Marlins’ First Rule 5 Draft | Fishstripes
On December 7, 1992, the Marlins participated for the first time in the Rule 5 draft and select pitchers Stanley Spencer and Mike Myers and outfielder Scott Pose.
Miami Marlins realize trading Logan Morrison was a gamble | Miami Herald
Logan Morrison feels like a new ballplayer.
For the first time in three years, Morrison said his right knee is strong and absent pain.
Marlins land power arm in deal for Capps | Marlins News
When the Marlins identified Carter Capps as a reliever worth acquiring, team officials focused on his triple-digit fastball and pure talent over an inflated ERA.
The Miami Marlins are pleased to announce the newest member of the front office executive team, Ryan McCoy. The announcement was made today by Marlins President, David Samson. Ryan McCoy has joined the Miami Marlins as VP, Sales and Service. In his new role, McCoy will be overseeing the sales and service teams, primarily season ticket services, inside sales, group sales, premium services and customer service.
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The Miami Marlins announced the signing for Garrett Jones to be their part time first baseman for the 2014 season and boost their offense. Actually, the Marlins officially called him their primary first baseman. The most accurate description would probably be the Marlins first baseman against right handed pitchers.
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 Miami Marlins have acquired outfielder Brian Bogusevic from the Chicago Cubs in exchange for Justin Ruggiano. Clark Spencer, from the Miami Herald, had the initial information that Ruggiano was on his way out of Miami.
With the Winter Meetings over, the Miami Marlins’ roster looks quite a bit different than it did a few days ago. I am going to explore the winners and losers for Miami following the Winter Meetings.
Welcome back to the Greatest Moments in Marlins History. Moment 109 we talked about Miguel Cabrera receiving the Silver Slugger Award as an Outfielder for the Marlins in 2005, but he did play more positions than just outfield as a Marlin.