Marlins Way: Miami Interested In Jeff Baker

Aug 26, 2013; Seattle, WA, USA; Texas Rangers right fielder Jeff Baker (15) hits a single against the Seattle Mariners during the 4th inning at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

CBS is reporting that the Miami Marlins are among the teams interested in acquiring Jeff Baker. Baker is a utility player who could provide the Marlins with depth at the corner infield positions. Like newly acquired Garrett Jones, Baker has posted significant splits in his career, hitting much better against left-handed pitching. Baker could be an option to platoon with Garrett Jones at first base.

It seems like the Marlins are acquiring a bunch of spare parts and cast-offs to try to cobble together a lineup that is capable of hitting. Unfortunately, history says that this method rarely works. Miami will have an interesting spring training as they weed through the potential talent, and hopefully they are able to find some diamonds in the rough.

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Nathan Eovaldi returns to this spot again after being a key to success last year. He had a breakout campaign that included faster fastballs and similar other problems, and the Marlins would like to see how he develops again in 2014.

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HIALEAH, Fla. — Hialeah Gardens High School, the district champions in 2012, has a rich baseball history. Now, the Gladiators can boast about their first-rate field.

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The Miami Marlins spent the 2013 season evaluating their roster and figuring out  who was in the long-term plans. Going into the season, there were very few spots  to be won on the roster. They signed veterans like Placido Polanco, Juan Pierre  and Jeff Mathis to hold down spots that they had no answer for right away.

Here At Marlin Maniac:

MLB Rumors: Marlins have inquired about free agent Ervin Santana | Ehsan Kassim

The longer a free agent sits on the market, the more likely his asking price lowers and that opens the door for more teams to show interest in said free agent. This could be the case with the recent rumor from MLB Daily Dish’s Chris Cotillo that the Marlins are interested in free agent starting pitcher, Ervin Santana:

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It appears that the Marlins may not be finished with their offseason acquisitions. After an earlier report about Miami being interested in free agent starter Ervin Santana, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports is reporting that Miami and the Colorado Rockies are pursuing free agent reliever Nick Masset.

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Welcome back to the Greatest Moments in Marlins History. Yesterday I said we were going to take a look at a moment from the 2013 season, and as I promised it’s not a Jose Fernandez moment. One of the players we received in the offseason trade was Adeiny Hechavaria; and on May 5, 2013 he showed us what great things were to come from him, which brings us to moment 62 on our list.

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With pitchers and catchers ready to report to Jupiter, Florida for spring training on February 16th, Marlin Maniac is set to bring you everything you need to know about the upcoming Marlins’ season. We will start our season preview by projecting each position and what you should expect from each player. Today we begin with the catchers.

 

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