Folks at CBS Miami did a nice, brief recap of the Marlins offseason before the big signing of Jarrod Saltalamacchia
Four years after being awarded the NL Rookie of the Year, the Marlins non-tendered the contract of Chris Coghlan despite a relatively solid 2013 season.
While this is old news after the confirmed signing of Saltalamacchia, you can still enjoy this post if you're nostalgic about pre-signing reports.
While Chris Coghlan was the "major" Marlins player to have been non-tendered by the team, talented reliever Ryan Webb was the other name to have been released. Last season, Webb had an average season with a decent 3.61 FIP.
The Logan Morrison sweepstakes continues as the Brewers are reportedly interested in the infamous 1st baseman. Milwaukee has had issues at 1st base after both Corey Hart and Mat Gamel suffered season ending injuries during spring training of last year.
Around the League
The 30 year old Jacob Ellsbury signed a long-term seven year deal with the Yankees to be their new center fielder. Baseball Nation's Rob Neyer takes a look at the deal from both sides of how Jacoby will be able to help New York in the short and long term.
While I could give you a little overview of what this article is about but you probably immediately clicked on the link out of sheer anticipation.
In the past few seasons, the Tampa Bay Rays have developed a reputation of picking up players who are down in the cellar in hopes of making them into worthwhile players. Rob Neyer takes a look at how Tampa Bay has done in terms of picking up those types of players while previewing the potential Heath Bell will have with the Rays.
While the majority of the baseball world focuses on the likes of Robinson Cano, Jacob Ellsbury and Jarrod Saltalamacchia, the organizations themselves work to fill out their full 25/40 man rosters. Hard Ball Times' Jeff Moore looks at the impact that the Arizona Fall League has on the team's ability to fill out the rosters.
At Fish Stripes
The Miami Marlins have signed free agent catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia to a reasonable three-year, $21 million contract that will cover the team's present situation at catcher as well as parts of its future.
The Miami Marlins not only got a reasonable contract for free agent catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia, but they also covered both their immediate present and future of the franchise with the move.
The Miami Marlins are reportedly close to signing free agent Jarrod Saltalamacchia to a three-year, $21 million contract according to multiple sources.
The Miami Marlins have not tendered contracts to outfielder Chris Coghlan and reliever Ryan Webb.