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While, I didn’t go too in depth about my feelings on the Cabrera-Sanchez/Verdugo swap last time (basically I think it’s roughly an even deal, though Melky isn’t a great fit with the way the roster is currently constructed) one thing it did do is it made the back end of the Giants rotation vulnerable. Ryan Vogelsong and Barry Zito are currently slotted in firmly as the team’s 4 and 5 starters, which is fairly risky given that Vogelsong came from nowhere and Zito is coming off a year where he was below replacement level per Fangraphs.
The Giants also lack young pitching as the Giants top pitching prospect is either a guy who has a fastball that rarely jumps over 90 MPH or a guy who didn’t focus on pitching exclusively until his senior year of high school.
Chris Volstad could fill both those problems. There are reports that he could be available, as he is arbitration eligible for the first time and Florida could want to move on from his 4.59 career ERA. But why would the Giants want to...
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Miguel Tejada is one of the greatest shortstops of all time — top 50 easily, and arguably top 25. Simply going by WAR (Baseball-Reference’s implementation), he’s 23rd all time. That’s not too shabby — higher than Omar Vizquel even. I wouldn’t say he’s Hall-of-Fame material, but he’s certainly Hall of Very Good material.
Anyway, 37+ year old shortstops are rare, and...
The Miami Marlins were unveiled on Friday in an elaborate event at the new Marlins Ballpark. On hand were several players along with Owner Jeffrey Loria and manager Ozzie Guillen. The new Marlins logo features several colors and is vastly different from the old look seen since 1993. Before introducing the new uniforms, Mr. Loria [...]
The Florida Marlins are now the Miami Marlins, and with the change, comes a new logo and new set of uniforms. Of course, the new logo and unis bear a striking resemblance to the previously leaked version of the new logo. Regardless, the team unveiled the new duds on Friday night in Miami. Check out the new look below. All photos via The Associated Press
The Miami Marlins have reportedly landed their biggest fish to date.
Superstar shortstop Jose Reyes will trade one NL East team for another by agreeing to terms with the Marlins, according to Dino Costa of SiriusXM Radio on Sunday.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Costa curiously did note that the deal would be completed if current Miami shortstop Hanley Ramirez agrees...
In thinking of the likely landing spots for Jose Reyes, few if any would have guessed the Florida…er Miami Marlins. But with multiple reports speculating on such a possibility, it’s worth taking a look at how exactly Reyes would fit in with the Fish.
The biggest question of course, is what do with incumbent shortstop Hanley Ramirez (for this exercise, let’s assume that he...
The next chapter of Major League Baseball in south Florida is underway. The Florida Marlins, who joined MLB in 1993 and have two World Series championships (1997 and 2003) to their credit as such, officially announced their name change to the Miami Marlins during an unveiling at the New Marlins Ballpark on Friday night.
The change coincides with the opening of the new ballpark,...
The Florida Marlins are no more. The Fish unveiled their new look for the 2012 season as they move into their new ballpark.Miami Marlins players model the new black, orange, gray and white uniforms they will be wearing next season. The players in attendance were Hanley Ramirez, Josh Johnson, Ricky Nolasco, Anibal Sanchez, Gaby Sanchez, Logan Morrison, Emilio Bonifacio, former...
MIAMI (AP) A surprising visit by Albert Pujols sent a message: The Miami Marlins will be a much different franchise than the Florida Marlins.
Pujols picked an unlikely locale to begin his free-agent tour Friday when he was courted in Miami by the Marlins, only hours before they officially changed their name during a ceremony at their new ballpark. Pujols had lunch with team officials...
All it took was a stadium built mostly at taxpayers' expense, a quick name change and new uniforms to get the Miami Marlins to open up the pocketbook for some elite free agents.
Reports have surfaced that the Marlins have made contract offers to three free agents: 1B Albert Pujols, SS Jose Reyes, and P Mark Buehrle. All three visited Miami last week and toured the new stadium...
The Marlins are presumed to be one of at least a half dozen
teams, including the Cardinals, interested in Pujols.