After losing 100 games, many would think the Miami Marlins would have weaknesses throughout its roster. Believe it or not, the Marlins don't have as many holes as Swiss cheese.
It’s almost time for the Hot Stove to start cooking soon. Thanksgiving has passed and we are almost at the annual Winter Meetings. This means we could be hearing more Logan Morrison rumors, more interest from the Marlins end in free agents, and the of course the ever so annoying Giancarlo Stanton rumors.
There has been some talk lately regarding the Boston Red Sox and Miami Marlins as potential trade partners. Various names have been thrown around, including a trade involving Will Middlebrooks and possibly Logan Morrison. Peter Gammons is reporting today that it might be a different Red Sox third baseman that the Marlins are targeting.
Count the Marlins among the teams that will give infielder Scott Sizemore plenty of consideration as he searches for a new home. Sizemore opted for free agency last week when the Athletics tried to outright him off their 40-man roster. The Marlins have had internal discussions about offering Sizemore, who can play second and third base, a minor league deal.
The Miami Marlins today announced two additions to their baseball operations department. Mike Berger has been named Vice President, Assistant General Manager and Jeff McAvoy has been named Director of Pro Scouting. The announcements were made by Marlins President of Baseball Operations Michael Hill.
Aside from Fernandez's 2.19 ERA or Myers' 132 OPS+, let's take a look at why else these Sunshine State studs impressed us this year
Giancarlo Stanton displays his penchant for mammoth home runs and Logan Morrison joins in for the Marlins' five longest drives of 2013.
Around The League
After our first pass through this year's Hall of Fame ballot, we're left with 19 impressive names. Now we narrow it down further, evaluating the careers and Hall cases of Moises Alou, Jeff Kent, Ray Durham, Luis Gonzalez and Kenny Rogers.
Brad Radke was never on the cover of Sports Illustrated. His teams in Minnesota never made it to the World Series. But unlike the last three seasons, playing against the Twins in those years was about as much fun as a basement flood. By signing Ricky Nolasco, that's an experience that general manager Terry Ryan and skipper Ron Gardenhire are committed to recreating.
Free-agent right-hander Bronson Arroyo is set to meet with the Mets and general manager Sandy Alderson next week, according to ESPNNewYork.com. However, Newsday reporter David Lennon tweeted that the Mets do not currently have plans to meet with the right-hander.
At Fish Stripes
The Miami Marlins could pursue Phil Hughes, and it could allow them to secure their rotation after a trade of one of their young pitchers.
The Miami Marlins insist that Giancarlo Stanton is not available for trade. But is the team right to make him untouchable like this?
Last week, several reports indicated that several teams have contacted the Marlins with regard to Logan Morrison. Since his productivity has dramatically decreased, Miami should at least listen to the incoming offers.
The Miami Marlins are bargain shopping this season for deals, and what better time to consider the bargains available than on Black Friday. Here are five free agent names that should not cost much.