Fish Bites: Where Do We Go From Here?

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After an active start to the off-season, the Marlins are still looking to improve their overall team including their third base position. Also, this piece is centered around the possibility of Miami trading one of their younger pitchers, Jose Fernandez, LoMo and more.

Will The Marlins Trade Young Pitching? - Marlin Maniac - A Miami Marlins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Marlin Maniac's Chris Logel examines the recent comments from VP Michael Hill surrounding the possibility of trading their bevy of young pitching prospects.

Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez learns about exiled Cuban countrymen - Sun Sentinel

Cuban refugee turned NL Rookie of the Year Jose Fernandez took some out of his first offseason as a Miami Marlin to visit and learn about other Cuban exiles.

Did the Marlins Miss a Great Opportunity? - Marlin Maniac - A Miami Marlins Fan Site - News, Blogs and More

Earlier this week, the Chicago White Sox sent highly touted Addison Reed to Arizona in exchange for top-100 corner infield prospect Matt Davidson. Mr. Logel asks the question about whether or not Miami missed a golden opportunity to land a potential 1st baseman for the future.

Miami Marlins realize trading Logan Morrison was a gamble - Miami Marlins - MiamiHerald.com

As the overall consensus opinion surrounding Carter Capps/Logan Morrison swap has stated countless times, the Marlins took a gamble when they traded Morrison for a middle of the road reliever. While Garrett Jones could be a solid fit at 1st, the act of basically giving up on a relatively young slugger for a possible set-up man is definitely a huge gamble.

Bernie Pleskoff: Andrew Heaney poised to give Miami Marlins lethal top of rotation | marlins.com: News

Former scout for the Houston Astros and Seattle Mariners shares his extremely positive opinion on top pitching prospect Andrew Heaney as he finished his gig in the Arizona Fall League.


Around the League

So who wins the A's/O's closer trade? - Baseball Nation

One of the more interesting trades in the 2013/2014 surrounded upper echelon relievers Jim Johnson and Grant Balfour and Jim Johnson. While it was more of a simple closer swap than a straight-up trade but Baseball Nation's Rob Neyer investigates the benefits of the two closers to their new teams.

Keeping or Losing a Star-Level Player | FanGraphs Baseball

Relevant because of Robinson Cano recently moving to Seattle, FanGraphs' Jeff Cameron looks at how a team does after they lose a star (WAR over 6) player.

Gaining a Star-Level Player | FanGraphs Baseball

Taking a complete 180 twist from the previous post, Jeff Sullivan looks at how the fates of differing organizations changes when they add a stud player.

Where's the pressure for new Expos? - Baseball Nation

Rob Neyer explains why there isn't exactly that much pressure from the heads of the MLB to move any of the teams in the league.

Fish Stripes

This Day in Marlins History: Plans for Marlins new stadium announced - Fish Stripes

On December 17, 2000, City of Miami officials and the Marlins announced plans for a new baseball-only stadium in downtown Miami.

Miami Marlins do not need 2014 third base replacement - Fish Stripes

The Miami Marlins' options at third base this season are running thin, and at this rate, the Fish may not find a replacement who would be an actual improvement over in-house options like Donovan Solano.

This Day In Marlins History: Benito Santiago signed to two-year contract in 1992 - Fish Stripes

On this day in team history, the expansion Marlins signed free agent catcher Benito Santiago to a two-year contract. An All-Star the previous four seasons, Santiago played solidly for Florida before giving way to top prospect Charles Johnson.

Marlins rumors: Miami looking at Casey McGehee, other flexible third base options - Fish Stripes

The Miami Marlins are still looking for a player to fill in at third base, and Casey McGehee's name has come up in rumors thanks to the team's interest in positional flexibility.

Miami Marlins not complacent after Winter Meetings transactions - Fish Stripes

Despite signing several free agents and making a pair of trades, the Miami Marlins believe they still have moves to make, particularly at third base. The Marlins were reportedly not in a hurry to make any moves.


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