Despite their untapped potential as former first-round picks, Andrew Heaney and Colin Moran have been cut by Miami's big league club. With that in mind, Marlins manager Mike Redmond praises Heaney's continued improvement during Spring Training.
While Jake Marisnick has played considerably better than Ozuna during Spring Training, manager Mike Redmond is still optimistic about the prospect's chances to make the Opening Day roster.
As we near the start of Spring Training, it appears that Tom Koehler has the edge over Brad Hand for Miami's fifth starter spot. Koehler is slated to have an extremely important five-inning start against the Tigers on Wednesday.
In a smart, cerebral move from Giancarlo Stanton, the right-handed slugger is going to observe the progress that the Marlins make in 2014 before making a definite decision about his future with the club. While it puts the pressure on the Marlins to make a drastic improvement from 2013, it's still a huge step forward from how Stanton reacted to the team's multitude of moves during the 2012-13 offseason.
During Miguel Cabrera's prime years in Florida, the former MVP did the improbable by putting a ball in play despite being intentionally walked.
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Both Pittsburgh and Milwaukee entered the 2013-14 offseason as teams in pursuit of a solid 1st baseman but came away empty. Does the lack of movement with the two teams represent the lack of solid 1st basemen in baseball? SBNation's Grant Brisbee investigates that.
SBNation's baseball genius (too far?) Grant Brisbee is using the world of baseball to help fill out the 2014 NCAA Tournament bracket. Spoiler: You might not want to follow Brisbee's bracket.
Viable playoff contender Detroit Tigers were hit with a solid gut punch with the loss of shortstop Jose Iglesias for the foreseeable future. With that in mind, FanGraphs' Dave Cameron tells the world about why the Tigers don't need to pursue free agent Stephen Drew to help fill the team's shortstop position.
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The Miami Marlins have a number of players who are out of options and, as a result, will either have to make the Opening Day roster or risk being sent elsewhere. What is the impact of these options on roster construction?
The Miami Marlins are holding an open competition for the fifth rotation spot. What are the odds for each of the competitors, and who is the best choice?
Jake Marisnick rates as the only bona fide five-tool prospect in the farm system, a status that places him above all other Marlins hitting prospects.
Miami Marlins center fielder is not a lock to win the starting center field job after a slow start to the spring. Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald noted that the Marlins have a backup plan should Ozuna continue to struggle.