Dec 11, 2013; Orlando, FL, USA; Rakuten Golden Eagles president Yozo Tachibana (right) walks through the lobby during the MLB Winter Meetings at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort. Tachibana has not decided whether or not to allow Masahiro Tanaka (not pictured) to sign with a MLB team now that Nippon Professional Baseball and the MLB have agreed on a $20 Million maximum posting bid. Mandatory Credit: David Manning-USA TODAY Sports

Marlins Way: When Will the Marlins see Masahiro Tanaka?

The Miami Marlins and New York Yankees will square off in March in Panama. This will be the Marlins only chance in 2014 to face the newest Yankees investment, Masahiro Tanaka. If the Marlins need a scouting report on Tanaka, they are better equipped than most major league teams, as they have Tanaka’s teammate from a season ago in Japan, in Casey McGehee on their roster.

McGehee weighs in on Tanaka to Yankees | Marlins News

Masahiro Tanaka’s agreement with the Yankees hit home with Marlins third baseman Casey McGehee. McGehee previously played for the Yanks, and in 2013, the 31-year-old was a teammate of Tanaka on the Rakuten Golden Eagles in Japan.

Inbox: Which non-roster invitee could surprise? | Marlins News

It seems like every year a non-roster invitee impresses in Spring Training and makes the team. Chad Qualls did it last year. Is there an invitee who could surprise us this spring, specifically a pitcher?

Miami Marlins Prospects: No. 3 Jake Marisnick | Rant Sports

Jake Marisnick is part of the Miami Marlins‘ future outfield. Whether or not he showed it in 2013 or if he shows it in 2014, Marisnick will more than likely be in consideration to take over one of the three spots in the outfield with in the next two or three years. Marisnick comes in at No. 3 on the Marlins’ Top 10 prospects list.

Miami Marlins get failing grade in quality (start) control | Sun-Sentinel

To steal an old advertising slogan, quality has been job one for the Marlins’ starting rotation, but it hasn’t translated into victories.

Division-by-division: NL East … | Gonzo and the Show

Leading up to Spring Training, I’ll take a look at each of the six divisions in hopes of providing an overview for what to expect this coming season. First up, the NL East.

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MLB Rumors: Marlins Interested in Vernon Wells?Ehsan Kassim

The Miami Marlins showed interest in adding Delmon Young, before he signed with the Baltimore Orioles on a minor league deal. After missing out on Young, the Marlins are still in the market for a right-handed hitting backup outfielder.

Greatest Moments in Marlins History: #68 Ricky Sits Down How Many In A Row?Andy Salgado

Welcome back to the Greatest Moments in Marlins History. Moment 69 left you with a bit of a cliffhanger. Yes Ricky Nolasco set the Marlins single game strikeout record with 16 K’s, but we did say Ricky accomplished another Marlins feat that game too.

Miami Marlins Picked to Finish Third | Chris Logel

With Spring Training quickly approaching, various analysts and sites are starting to prepare for their 2014 predictions. Here at Marlin Maniac, we are no different, but we are going to hold off a little while longer to present them to you.

Miami Marlins President David Samson: Epic Self-Awareness FailGeoff Parkins

So yes, it’s true that David Samson successfully applied to be a contestant on the next season of CBS’ Survivor. It’s also true that cast members are expected to prepare a biography for inclusion on the show’s website. The biography is comprised of four factoids and twelve “questions” presented in a Playmate-of-the-month format. What happened next is nothing short of pure comedy gold. Samson responded.

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