Found February 06, 2013 on
One of the biggest question marks heading into Spring Training next week involves Alfredo Silverio, an outfielder that the Miami Marlins took in the Rule 5 Draft.   Silverio who was a once promising prospect missed all of 2012 after a horrific car accident but is on the road to recovery.   Where he will fit into Miami’s plans remains to be seen but he could wind up being a tremendous addition. Silverio is expected to start the year on the disabled list allowing Miami to keep him in the organization while he gets back into playing shape.  As per the rules of the Rule 5 Draft, Silverio must remain on the Marlins’ big league roster all season or be placed on waivers.   The Los Angeles Dodgers would be given a chance to take him back should he not stay on a Major League roster for all of 2013.    With the promise Silverio brings and the Marlins’ rebuilding process underway — keeping him on the big league roster for the entire season is not expected to be an issue.   Once the year passes...

Loria spoils chance to make Florida baseball fun again

Jeb Bush tried to save Florida baseball from itself, but came up short.   The former governor of Florida and possible Republican candidate in the 2016 presidential election, made what was termed a “large offer” to purchase the Miami Marlins from current owner Jeffrey Loria.   Unfortunately for baseball fans all over the world, Loria [...]

Giancarlo Stanton, The Loneliest Slugger

The Marlins traded away a bunch of their players. They didn’t trade away Giancarlo Stanton, though, so someone will hit some home runs in Miami. Will he be the only one? The ZiPs projections for the Marlins came out last week and they suggest he’ll really be the only power source in Miami this year. It even looks like he could be legendarily lonely. Projecting on the team level...

The Fantasy Baseball Defense of Steve Cishek

Photo Credi: BeGreen90 It seems that Cishek’s tombstone is going to read Closer, July 14, 2012 – October 2, 2012. Few appear to believe in the skillset and, upon Jon Rauch signing with the Marlins, many thought Cishek would be Rauch’d quite quickly. We’ll address the skillset first. In 2011, he struck out roughly the same amount of batters as he did in 2012 but walked less...

FOX Sports Florida to air Marlins games

(FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.) The 2013 Major League Baseball season is right around the corner and FOX Sports Florida announced today Miami Marlins fans can get their first look at the Fish with a quartet of spring training games on the network. FOX Sports Florida, the statewide television home of the Miami Marlins, will air four spring training games, beginning on Friday, March 8, when...

Marlins sign reliever Jon Rauch to 1-year deal

The Miami Marlins have signed free-agent right-handed pitcher Jon Rauch to a one-year, $1 million contract. Rauch can earn an additional $750,000 based on how many days he is on Miami's active roster. He can earn an additional $250,000 each for 90, 120 and 150 days. The 6-foot-11 Rauch had a 3.59 ERA in 73 games with the Mets last season. He was 3-7 with four saves in eight...
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