Marlin Maniac RTD 2/22: Marlins Spring Training Kickoff

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Jul 31, 2016; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins starting pitcher Andrew Cashner (48) looks on from the dugout during the first inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 31, 2016; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins starting pitcher Andrew Cashner (48) looks on from the dugout during the first inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports /
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Are There Any Available Free Agents You’d Like To See The Marlins Add? 

Sean Millerick: Justin Morneau springs most readily to mind. Cheap, veteran guy, with a high ceiling and a floor that would blow the doors off of what Chris Johnson gave us last year opposite Justin Bour. No reason not to try him out, and part of me suspects the Marlins will be joining many other teams in following Team Canada very closely in the WBC.

David Marcillo: Not really, there are a few names that are intriguing, such as Billy Butler, Justin Morneau, Luke Hochevar, and Doug Fister, but none of them would really fit with the current roster without demoting someone else that deserves to be on it as well. I think the Marlins are fine as they are in terms of free agent signings, apart from maybe a depth move or two for players that will start the season in Triple-A (as Baby Cakes). 

Seth Moed: I wouldn’t expect the Marlins to add a sixth starting pitcher, but I’m keeping my eye on a few veteran starters that remain available that hopefully the team is also monitoring as insurance. There’s a highly unlikely chance all five guys in the rotation stay healthy/don’t become a disaster at some point this season – that could come sooner rather than later. Starters like Tim Lincecum and Jared Weaver remain available, looking for another chance with a team willing to take one on them.

Eric Quinones: The player I wanted the team to add is no longer available because he signed with the Yankees. Chris Carter would’ve been a nice fit with the Marlins. He could’ve started at first base against left handed pitchers and would’ve also given the team a powerful right handed bat off of the bench. He was tied for the National League lead in homeruns last season with 41. Other than that I think the Marlins are entering Spring Training with a very solid team, and a team that has playoff potential. 

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