Found October 31, 2011 on
Had a chance over the weekend to listen to Jonah Keri’s podcast with Logan Morrison. Keri, who posted it on Thursday, broached just about every relevant subject with Morrison, from his demotion last season to his Twitter habits to the possibility he might get traded this winter. Buster Olney floated the idea the Marlins could dangle Morrison for Tampa Bay right-hander James Shields.
Not all that crazy about putting Morrison in that deal. Now, if the Athletics were to offer lefty Gio Gonzalez for Morrison, that would demand serious consideration. I think Morrison is going to be an outstanding player and I’d hate to lose his bat, but the Hialeah-born Gonzalez just turned 26 in September and would be a solid No. 2 starter behind Josh Johnson for a lot of years.
I’m still not convinced the Athletics make Gonzalez available. He should qualify for arbitration this season for the first time as a Super 2, so his salary should remain reasonable for a couple more seasons.
The second half of K...
BEST OF MAXIM
Among the topics President of Baseball Operations Larry Beinfest addressed during a Tuesday afternoon conference call Tuesday was the status of Juan Carlos Oviedo, formerly Leo Nunez. The Marlins closer remains on the restricted list. Whether Oviedo, being arbitration eligible, is subject to the non-tender date remains uncertain.
Teams have until midnight on Dec. 12 to offer contracts...
Hanley Ramirez is hoping to be ready for the start of spring training as he makes progress in his recovery from left shoulder surgery.
And Ramirez is expecting to open the season at his usual position -- shortstop.
Although there has been speculation over the years about a switch to center field or another spot, Ramirez said in late October that the Marlins have not approached...
As further evidence of the Marlins’ improved defense in 2011, two of their infielders are finalists for a Rawlings Gold Glove award.
Neither first baseman Gaby Sanchez not second baseman Omar Infante is a favorite, but being included among the top three at their position in their circuit is a worthy accomplishment nonetheless. A vote of league managers and coaches determine the...
According to multiple media outlets, Perry Hill who served as first base and infield coach for the Florida Marlins in 2011 will not return next season. Hill had been a key member of the 2003 coaching staff and returned in 2011 to try and turn around one of the league’s worst infield defenses. Hill is [...]
Key Stats: He's nothing if he isn't consistant. In 2010 he made 32 starts and pitched 195 innings. 2011? 32 starts and 196.1 innings. Not only that, there was a only a difference of 10 pitches thrown between 2010 and 2011. The rest of his numbers are close enough too that lead you to beleive this isn't coincidence. 2010: 3.55 ERA, .305 BABIP, 3.32 FIP2011: 3.67 ERA...
(source feed provided no summary content for this entry)
The Marlins announced on Tuesday that the club has finalized its coaching staff for manager Ozzie Guillen.
The historically tight-fisted Marlins are likely to be busy when the free agent signing period begins.