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The Miami Marlins have an outfield that seems to change every time it’s looked into.   There is one guarantee barring injury, in right field on Opening Day will be Mike Stanton.  Beyond that, it’s anyone’s guess what happens between now and April.   Whether it be via trade or free agency, it is likely the outfield will remain in flux for the foreseeable future. There has been speculation that the Marlins may look to trade Gaby Sanchez for pitching.  If the team was to do this, it is likely that Logan Morrison would shift back to first base.   There have also been rumors that teams are interested in Morrison himself for pitching help.  While not impossible, it’s highly unlikely the Marlins will opt to trade Morrison.   Should Sanchez or Morrison be traded however, this would create an opening left field.   Names that could possibly slide into left would be Bryan Petersen, Chris Coghlan or Emilio Bonifacio based on the present roster.    It’s also possible the Marlins would look to fil

Miami Marlins: Ex-manager Edwin Rodriguez questions Jose Reyes signing

Former Marlins manager Edwin Rodriguez, who resigned from his post last June, questioned why the Marlins would sign an All-Star shortstop in Jose Reyes when they already had one in Hanley Ramirez. Rodriguez offered his observations during an interview with MLB Network Radio Wednesday with Jim Memolo and Todd Hollandsworth. “I think it’s going to be [a] very interesting situation...

Projecting Mike Stanton

Quick quiz: Who had the higher home run to fly ball ratio in 2011 between Mike Stanton and Jose Bautista? Why yes, that would be Mike Stanton, who led the majors in that category among all qualified batters. In fact, Stanton's home run to fly ball ratio was higher than Bautista's in 2010 too. The problem (if you want to call it that) is Bautista hits a lot more fly balls...

Miami Marlins: Next season could prove 2003 run manufacturing redux

Last week I wrote about the 2011 Marlins ranking last in the majors in manufactured runs, according to The Bill James Handbook. Baseball Info Solutions has a way to calculate manufactured runs, as explained in the story. Big thanks to Ben Jedlovec at BIS for providing the Marlins’ manufactured runs data from 2002-’05. The Marlins recently have struggled in that department, but they...

Miami Marlins: Gio Gonzalez would have cost Mike Stanton or Logan Morrison

Tough pill for Marlins fans to swallow Thursday. Not only is native son Gio Gonzalez not coming to the Marlins, he’s headed to the division rival Washington Nationals. The Marlins, as did many other teams, coveted Gonzalez. At 26, he’s already one of the game’s top left-handed starters. Asked during the Winter Meetings to characterize the starting pitching trade market, President...

Edwin Rodriguez on Reyes and Ramirez

MIAMI — Former Marlins manager Edwin Rodriguez offered some interesting comments and observations on Wednesday on MLB Network Radio. A guest of Jeff Nelson and Jim Memolo, Rodriguez questioned why Miami would sign Jose Reyes when they already had an All-Star shortstop in Hanley Ramirez. But the former manager added that if Ramirez buys into the move, he and Reyes could form one...

BOB:  SEC to investigate Miami Marlins stadium deal

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Nationals are among Dobbs' final suitors

The Nationals are one of three teams still in the hunt for free-agent infielder Greg Dobbs, who is expected to make a decision soon, according to a baseball source. The Marlins are reportedly another team involved in the hunt for Dobbs.

Stanton, Morrison off limits

MIAMI — With Mike Stanton and Logan Morrison regarded as “off limits,” the Marlins are finding it difficult to trade for frontline starting pitching. Miami pursued Gio Gonzalez for more than a month, but Oakland’s asking price always included either Stanton or Morrison. Becauses the Marlins are not willing to part with either, they are finding it difficult to lure in a legitimate...

Seatowning: Logan Morrison Tweets A Prank

The Huskies dominated Cal State Northridge last night at Hec Ed. N'Diaye was back in action after missing two game, he added 11 points and eight rebounds in 16 minutes. UW starts conference play next Thursday against the Beavers. Florida Marlins outfielder Logan Morrison had fun on Twitter tricking some people (including me) into thinking Prince Fielder was signing with...
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