With their first move of the new offseason, the Marlins acquire the speedy but yet inconsistent Jimmy Paredes off waivers from the Houston Astros. That inconsistency (hit .234 in his three year stint with the Astros) wouldn't make the Marlins offense any worse and his addition could add more depth to the infield because of his ability to play four different positions.
As previously mentioned on this site, our lord and savior Jose Fernandez is the finalist for both Cy Young and Rookie of the Year. Fernandez is the leading candidate for ROY which will be announced on Monday while being the underdog for the other award which will be made official on November 13th.
As we're in that slow period between the end of the World Series and the beginning of the MLB Hot Stove/Winter Meetings season, baseball analysts are justifiably extremely bored as they wait for some real offseason action to begin. While the waiting process continues, MLB Network contributors Matt Vasgergian and Peter Gammons have each pondered the idea of Miami sending Giancarlo Stanton to the LA Dodgers in exchange for Yasiel Puig. While that idea makes sense for both LA and Miami, Marlin Maniac's Chris Vogel digs deeper into this proposed deal and expands on it with his own idea of a move that would work for the Marlins.
To the surprise of nobody, the Marlins have declined on making qualifying offers on any of the impending free agents that included veterans Chad Qualls, Juan Pierre and Placido Polanco.
While the influx of differing trade rumors surrounding Giancarlo Stanton keeps on continuing into the off-season, new Marlins general manager Dan Jennings made his commitment to Stanton public during his appearance on Jim Bowden and Jim Duquette's SiriusXM radio program. Besides his statement about Stanton, Jennings stated that he's most interested in Boston's Will Middlebrooks and LA Angels 1st baseman Mark Trumbo.
Around the League
With the impending Hall of Fame 2014 announcements on their way, Baseball Nation's Rob Neyer looks over the candidates who will eligible for the Veterans Committee.
Despite the fact that a good deal of the free agency moves won't happen until next month's Winter Meetings, that doesn't mean that you can't use the following piece to take a look at the potential bargains that may be available for the Marlins.
After signing the Indians signed Ubaldo Jimenez to a qualifying offer, Grant Brisbee compares Jimenez to the other potential free agent starting pitchers and investigates his landing spot for the 2014 season.
Similar to previous piece, Jonathan Bernhardt takes a look at the top 13 players in the 2013 free agent class and answers the question of whether or not they're going to stay with their current team.
At Fish Stripes
The Miami Marlins have various players on the roster who could be trade assets, but they also have a number of guys who are set up to be the future of the franchise. Where does everyone stand as of right now?
The Miami Marlins have a lot of holes to fill for the 2014 season. Where are those holes, and where are the Fish doing well?
The Miami Marlins are classically a low-budget franchise, and this year is no exception. But the team is facing a number of pending arbitration cases that could cut into their plans.
On this day in team history, Miami-Dade County commissioners approved a plan that would put $73 million of taxpayers' money towards the building of a new stadium for the renamed Miami Marlins. Thus began nine contentious years that eventually ended in the costly construction of state-of-the-art Marlins Park.