Nov 19, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins owner Jeffery Loria listens during a press conference at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
In all, the Faux Winter Meetings had the Marlins making 11 transactions, one of the busier teams in the Meetings. Here’s a break down of the type of transactions:
- 1 extension
- 1 option declined
- 3 free agent signings
- 6 trades
Overall, the team is in better shape than it was coming out of last season. Giancarlo Stanton is now a Marlin for at least 6-years. The additions of Hanley Ramirez and Nick Swisher should strengthen the lineup and Cueto is a huge boost to the rotation until Jose Fernandez returns.
Tomorrow we’ll go over how the final roster look and if the team can contend for a playoff spot next season.