Miami Marlins RTD: Best, Worst Moves of Offseason?
By Ehsan Kassim
Jul 2, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Cole Hamels (35) takes the mound during the fifth inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Ballpark. The Marlins won 5-0. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
4. Should the Marlins stand pat or make one more roster move?
Kassim: As I wrote yesterday, signing K-Rod is not the answer for the Marlins. Rather, the team should see if they can make a run at Cole Hamels. However, that is doubtful, as the Marlins don’t have a ton to offer the Phillies.
Zylberkan: I think this team as good as it will get right now. No reason to make risky moves like going after Francisco Rodriguez, Rafael Soriano or Phil Coke.
Lepree: Stand pat. The only rumored move would be singing K-rod, but that would be a pointless signing. The Marlins have better, younger, cheaper in house options. See: Carter Capps.
Honeycutt: At this juncture there’s no point in making another move besides the odd NRI with invite to spring training. Shields wasn’t happening, but man, it was fun to think for a second that it might have. The bullpen is fine, so signing K-Rod or Rafael Soriano would be a waste of money for a marginal improvement (if any) to what the team already has in camp.
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Murrell: At this point, the only theoretical move to be made is trading for Cole Hamels. Therefore, there aren’t any more moves to be made. The Marlins have made all the moves they’re going to make and any future signings or trades will simply be organizational depth. Their roster is finished and they should stand pat.
Posada: Stand pat. James Shields pursuit would have been the lone move they could have made at this point, but otherwise they don’t have any glaring holes to fill.