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Marlins Winter Meetings Recap

The Marlins did next to nothing in the Winter Meetings. Oh sure, they rattled a few pots on the hot stove, but when it was all said and done, nothing changed on the 40-man roster. And that isn't necessarily a bad thing.

The Marlins have made most of their moves already but still have on their wish list a LOOGY and to a lesser degree a left-handed bat off the bench. While I'm not completely convinced that either is necessary for the team at this point, they should be able to find either in the free agent market. Assuming the front office wants to pay the price and the player is willing to accept a one-year deal.

Personally, I think the Marlins will just stand pat and evaluate all the new members to the 40-man, then make a decision. Could be wrong about this, but if they decide to do something a LOOGY will be first on the list.

Oh, in the Rule 5 Draft, they chose no one in the Major League portion but did pick up a couple of players in the Minor League part of the draft.

In the Triple-A Phase, the Marlins selected first baseman/outfielder Jaime Ortiz off the Dodgers' Double-A Chattanooga roster. In the Double-A Phase, Florida added right-hander Brent Allar off Baltimore's Class A Frederick roster.

These rarely work out, but hey, it is worth a shot. Normally in the Minor League version a team is taking a chance that the player was blocked and will move quickly through the Marlins farm system. This normally doesn't happen, but that doesn't mean they won't.

All in all, it was a pretty dull Winter Meetings for the Marlins. But that's okay.