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By the end of the 2011 season, Javier Vazquez had become the Florida Marlins' best pitcher. Over the second half of the season Vazquez amassed an ERA of 2.15, among the best in MLB, striking out 9 batters per 9 innings and holding opposing hitters to a .194 batting average.
Vazquez had been planning to retire after the 2011 season, but the Palm Beach Post reported Monday night that Vazquez is considering returning for one more season in 2012, so long as he can sign with a playoff contender.
The Marlins are gearing up to make a run for the playoffs as they move into their new stadium next season, and pitching depth is among their top needs this offseason. Resigning Vazquez, a free agent, could give the starting rotation some much-needed stability.
There is only one obstacle standing in the way of Vazquez' return to the Marlins: new manager Ozzie Guillen. The two have a history dating back to Vazquez' three-year stint with the Chicago White Sox from 2006-2008, when Gui...
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Baseball America on Wednesday released its top 10 Florida Marlins prospects for the 2012 season. No surprise former first round pick Christian Yelich claimed the top spot after helping low-Class A Greensboro win the South Atlantic League championship two months ago.
As expected, most of the organization’s high end prospects are in the lower levels. Three other players from that...
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 [...]
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...
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...
The closer formerly known as Leo Nunez could make a return to Major League Baseball in 2012, either as a member of the soon-to-be Miami Marlins or as trade bait before the start of the season.
Marlins President of Baseball Operations Larry Beinfest expressed optimism Tuesday afternoon that Juan Carlos Oviedo (nee Leo Nunez) will have his identity and immigration issues sorted out...
Florida Marlins on Wednesday changed the names of the streets surrounding their new ballpark.
The Marlins announced on Tuesday that the club has finalized its coaching staff for manager Ozzie Guillen.