The thin free agent market at third base got considerably thinner when Juan Uribe decided to keep his talents in Hollywood and resigned with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Uribe had been mentioned as the top option for the Miami Marlins open slot at third base. It appears the Marlins will now turn their attention to veteran journeymen Casey McGehee and Wilson Betemit. My personal favorite option at this point would be a platoon of Derek Dietrich and Ed Lucas.
When Juan Uribe re-upped with the Dodgers yesterday, the Marlins were left looking at a thin third base supply that lacks any obvious starter-level options. But that does not mean that Miami will not make an addition, reports Joe Frisaro of MLB.com.
There hasn’t been any outright reports of Mike Redmond being on the hot seat, but it is not a crazy thought to think he is, or will be, if the Miami Marlins are buried in the standings come mid-season. While the roster is not a playoff roster, according to the majority of experts, owner Jeffrey Loria has been known to have lofty expectations for his team.
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A breaking news source tells us that the Jupiter Hammerheads have named a new manager for the 2014 season. His name is Brian Schneider, former big league catcher. The story was given to us by Drew Jenkins, writer for the RaysColoredGlasses.
Welcome back to the Greatest Moments in Marlins History. For the final Silver Slugger moment we take you to the first ever Marlin to win the award. Moment 106 goes to Gary Sheffield and his 1996 Silver Slugger Award as an Outfielder.
Welcome back to the Greatest Moments in Marlins History. For moment 107 let’s take a little trip to the year 2008 and visit a player name Hanley Ramirez and bring you his 2008 Silver Slugger Award for shortstop.
With the Winter Meetings finished, many Marlins’ fans are wondering what comes next for Miami? Arbitration hearings are still a couple of months away, and that is a good thing for the Marlins as they still have some serious work to do. Here are the three most pressing things needs that the Marlins should address sooner rather than later.