Should the Miami Marlins make a run at signing the hottest free agent still on the market, Masahiro Tanaka? The cost would be a $20 million posting fee plus likely a $100 million+ contract for the 25 year old potential ace. New Marlin, Casey McGehee, was a teammate of Tanaka’s last season in Japan and says the right hander is worth all the hype.
A 1-2 punch of Tanaka and Jose Fernandez at the top of the rotation could guarantee the Marlins would have a competitive team for years to come. Hopefully, General Manager Dan Jennings included the Japanese ace in his wish list to Santa Loria.
Don’t look for the Marlins to reunite Rakuten Golden Eagles teammates Casey McGehee and Masahiro Tanaka here in the States now that Tanaka has been posted. Asked about the hype surrounding Tanaka, McGehee said it’s merited.
In 2013, Marcell Ozuna started out his big league career in a big way, slashing .330/.372/462 in his first full month. He looked primed to be the protection for Giancarlo Stanton that the Miami Marlins had been searching for.
After a nine-year agreement with the Jamestown Jammers that ended last year, the Batavia Muckdogs became the low Class A affiliate for the Miami Marlins. They performed moderately well in their first season associating with the Marlins, finishing in third place with a 39-36 record.
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Welcome Back to the Greatest Moments in Marlins History. For today’s moment we are going to take a look at the first Miami Marlin to win the Rookie of the Year. Moment 92 is Jose Fernandez’s 2013 Rookie of the Year Award.
Last Saturday I tried to gauge the pulse of the NL East and see who the fans of this website thought would win the NL East in 2014. Not surprisingly, the defending NL East Champs, the Atlanta Braves, won the poll in a landslide.
Welcome Back to the Greatest Moments in Marlins History. Once again we are taking you back to 2003. The Marlins had two great rookies that year, but only one of them could win Rookie of the Year. For moment 93 his name was Dontrell Willis.
Welcome back to the Greatest Moments in Marlins History. The Lou Brock Award, Gold Gloves, Silver Sluggers, and Manager of the Years; what award could be left? Well… how about Rookie of the Year? For moment 94 we take you back to 2009, the year Chris Coghlan became Rookie of the Year!
Welcome back to the Greatest Moments in Marlins History. I hope you all had a great Christmas! Now let’s dive on in to Moment 95. We take you back to 2006 and Joe Giradi’s Manager of the Year Award.