July 18, 2012; Denver, CO, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman Casey McGehee (right) is greeted by right fielder Garrett Jones (46) after hitting a home run during the fifth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. The Pirates won 6-9. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Marlins Way: Roster All Set?

With the Miami Marlins signing Casey McGehee yesterday, the 2014 teams seems more or less set. Eight of the nine Marlins position players and four of the five rotation spots are spoken for as of today.

The team will likely still hold a competition between Jake Marisnick and Marcell Ozuna for the center field job. A plethora of pitchers should be in competition for the last spot in the rotation, including Andrew Heaney.

Just for fun, here is a peak at how the Marlins lineup should look on Opening Day. This is the lineup that I think manager Mike Redmond will use, not the one I would trot out there. We will be doing lineup optimization a lot more as we get closer to the season.

  1. Rafael Furcal, 2B
  2. Christian Yelich, LF
  3. Giancarlo Stanton, RF
  4. Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C
  5. Casey McGehee, 3B
  6. Garrett Jones, 1B
  7. Marcell Ozuna/Jake Marisnick, CF
  8. Adeiny Hechavarria, SS

And this should be the rotation for the Marlins:

  1. Jose Fernandez, RHP
  2. Nathan Eovaldi
  3. Henderson Alvarez
  4. Jacob Turner
  5. Brian Flynn/Adam Conley/Andrew Heaney/Tom Koehler/FA Signing?

The Marlins offense looks a lot stronger than it did in 2013 on paper, hopefully the results agree with what we think. The pitching staff is going to be fun to watch as well.

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This Day In Marlins History: Johnson returns to Marlins with five-year deal in 2000 | Fishstripes

On this day in team history, free agent catcher Charles Johnson signed a five-year deal with Florida, marking a return to the Marlins for the player who was the franchise’s first-ever draft pick in 1992. Johnson would be traded away again in 2002.

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MIAMI — Trading for Carter Capps added another power arm to the bullpen, but it didn’t resolve the Marlins’ search for a seasoned veteran reliever.

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