After being part of a Red Sox team that was the laughing stock of the American League in 2012, World Series champ Jarrod Saltalamacchia said that he had no reservations about going to a 100 loss Marlins team.
After the acquisition of Garrett Jones, the Marlins have made it known that Logan Morrison was on the trade block. Per a report from the Baltimore Sun, the Orioles joins the likes of the Pirates, Braves and Brewers in the "race" for Logan Morrison.
With Rafael Furcal, Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Garrett Jones now officially members of the Marlins, the team is not reportedly done in their process of rebuilding the infield. While the team has 1st round pick Colin Moran working down in the minors, Miami is still interested in fixing up their infield as they seek a playoff spot in 2014.
The Marlins weren't always notorious for awful offense. 10 years ago when the team when the World Series, stud 3rd baseman Mike Lowell shook the corner infield watching world when he won a Silver Slugger award by having a solid .279/.350/.530 split line.
MLB Trade Rumors: Logan Morrison Trade Imminent - Marlin Maniac - A Miami Marlins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More As I previously mentioned, the Marlins are not exactly quiet on their intentions to trade controversial 1st baseman Logan Morrison.
Around the League
During the opening day of the Baseball Winter Meetings, Arizona, LA and Chicago collaborated on a three-team deal that sent former Marlins trade target Mark Trumbo to Arizona. Baseball Nation's Rob Neyer takes a close look at the deal centered around a trio of teams.
As Roy Halladay heads into the baseball twilight, some scribes have stated that his exit is another nail in the coffin of pitchers who can throw a complete game. But as Rob Neyer mentions, there will always be pitchers who are capable of throwing complete games if they have the combination of skill and toughness.
While the official Hall of Fame candidates won't be announced until January, the Veterans Committee picked former managers Tony LaRussa, Bobby Cox and Joe Torre to join the Hall. Despite the controversey that has surrounded the HoF over the past few years, its pretty much a no-brainer that this trio was picked as they were the leaders of the baseball world during the 90's and 00's.
With the power of sabermetrics, Dave Cameron tells you why it wouldn't be the best idea for a team to give out a boat load of money to the aging Nelson Cruz.
In an extremely intriguing deal, the A's sent oft-injured Brett Anderson to Colorado in exchange for Drew Pomeranz. The Rockies have hopes that Anderson can stay health for an extended amount of time while Oakland is relying on Pomeranz to live up to his top-5 pick potential.
At Fish Stripes
A look at the parallels between baking a classic type of cookie and scouting pitchers in the modern age.
On this day in team history, the Marlins signed free agent reliever Dennis Cook to a two-year contract in 1996. The well-traveled lefty showed he had plenty left in the tank in 1997, especially in the postseason, when he threw nine scoreless innings.
The Miami Marlins have considered a few names for their open third base hole, including free agent Mat Gamel, Baltimore's Danny Valencia, and Pittsburgh's Josh Harrison. Not surprisingly, those three teams happen to be interested in Logan Morrison.
Yesterday, the Miami Marlins were apparently ready to trade incumbent first baseman Logan Morrison "shortly," with a number of teams such as the Pittsburgh Pirates, Milwaukee Brewers, and Baltimore Orioles interested in a deal.
The recap of the first day of the 2013 Winter Meetings for the Miami Marlins is filled with first baseman rumors, both trade-wise going out of and coming into Miami. Fish Stripes on Michael Morse, Logan Morrison, Jarrod Saltalamacchia, and more.