August 27, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Carlos Marmol (49) pitches in the ninth inning against the Chicago Cubs at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Marlins Way: Roster Taking Shape

In the past three days, the Miami Marlins have added utility player Jeff Baker and reliever Carlos Marmol to their roster. With both those moves, the Marlins roster is starting to become clear. The only competitions fans can look forward to in the spring will be the center field battle, the 5th spot in the rotation, and a bench role or two.

Here is my pre-spring training prediction for what the Marlins roster will look like on March 31st, when they take on the Colorado Rockies, on ESPN 2.

The current roster is not likely to be a contending team for the playoffs, but the talent is there for the team to improve on their 100-loss season from a year ago. The Marlins would need a few nice bounces and some unexpected help from their infielders to field a .500 team.

Marlins expect ‘pen to make its mark in ’14 | Marlins News

Starting rotations may set the tone, but bullpens typically lock down wins. The Marlins feel they are strong in both departments.

Jeff Baker signing: Miami Marlins right in approach with first base platoon | Fishstripes

The Miami Marlins may have picked up the wrong parts to a first base platoon, but the approach was the right option given what the team has available to it financially.

Freddie Freeman extension: Impact on Marlins, Giancarlo Stanton extension talks | Fishstripes

The Miami Marlins were dealt yet another “final blow” in their likely attempts to re-sign Giancarlo Stanton to a long-term contract extension thanks to Freddie Freeman‘s mammoth eight-year, $135 million pact signed yesterday.

All-Time Single-Season Team: Florida/Miami Marlins | CBS Sports

Time for another entry into the all-time single-season series, which will soon draw to a close. If you’re new to the series, here is what we’re trying to do:

Here at Marlin Maniac:

Greatest Moments in Marlins History: #53 Marlins Homers

Welcome back to the Greatest Moments in Marlins History. Small ball games and pitching duels are fun to watch, but sometimes you just want to see a home run derby.

Miami Marlins Season Preview: Right Field

Yesterday we discussed the position that was least solidified in center field. Today we look at the position that the Marlins are certainly the strongest at, right field. It is no secret that the last 12 months have been challenging for Giancarlo Stanton.


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