I have to start this out by apologizing to Jarred Cosart, Mike Hill, and Dan Jennings. It is no secret that some of the moves that the Marlins front office have made in recent years haven’t exactly panned out for the Fish, but the early returns on the midseason acquisition of Jarred Cosart are excellent, despite my detest of the trade originally.
As we have noted many times here on Marlin Maniac, the Miami Marlins are ready to move on from first baseman Garrett Jones after his abysmal 2014 season. Even with a $5 million contract for the upcoming season, the Marlins will look for an alternative option at first next season.
Of course we will be looking at these trades from a Marlins perspective, so if the Marlins have a surplus of pitching, and they deal from that surplus, then that will be viewed as more favorable than a getting back someone that may not be the best fit. The first trade we are going to look at is Carter Capps for Logan Morrison.
you couldn’t miss it — a man right behind home plate wearing a bright orange Miami Marlins jersey amid a sea of fans wearing royal blue. So, who is that guy, anyway?
Anthony DeSclafani, the Marlins' No. 3 prospect is spending his time with the Salt River Rafters in the Arizona Fall League working on the pitches he needs to complement his fastball while also making up for some lost innings. "This is a good spot for me to work on my secondary stuff," DeSclafani said. "Getting a taste of the big leagues was a big motivator. I went up and down a lot this year. I want to stick up there next year, for sure. To get my stuff where it needs to be is going to be huge for me."
Three Marlins will have their first shot at a Rawlings Gold Glove Award this year, as shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria and outfielders Giancarlo Stanton and Christian Yelich were named National League finalists at their respective positions on Thursday.
Around The League
Since the Royals' Wild Card game, "What does Ned Yost do in the sixth to get to his three great relievers?" has been the critical question for Kansas City this postseason. In Game 2 of the World Series, Yost solved this dilemma and equalized the series.
SAN FRANCISCO -- A day after Tim Lincecum left Game 2 of the World Series at Kauffman Stadium because of tightness in his back, Giants manager Bruce Bochy was decidedly upbeat about the extent of the injury, which occurred during the veteran right-hander's first outing of the postseason. As the Giants worked out at AT&T Park in preparation for Friday night's Game 3 against the Royals, Lincecum was offsite undergoing an MRI to evaluate the nature of the damage.
SAN FRANCISCO -- Throughout the Royals' frenetic playoff run, one that was void of a loss until Game 1 of the World Series, one comment kept coming up in conversation among those familiar with Kansas City baseball. Buck woulda loved this.
It doesn't take an expert in the art of catching to realize that Buster Posey is a special player off to a rare start to his Major League career. Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player honors speak to his individual talents. Two World Series rings with a third hanging in the balance are testament to his leadership qualities, both behind and beside the plate. Doesn't take a genius to figure out that's something special, something historic after just five years. Giants manager Bruce Bochy is in fact an expert in the art of catching, chief among his many assets as the dean of active Major League skippers. His perspective of having worn the so-called tools of ignorance for a decade in the Majors is at the very root of his wisdom on the top step of the dugout for two decades since. His opinion on Posey is uniquely qualified.
At Fish Stripes
As the AFL schedule hits it's stride, lets take a look at how some Miami Marlins prospects finished their week.
The Marlins had a number of bench players play contributing roles, but none stood out as impressive overall for the team in 2014.
Upon returning from Japan, Casey McGehee was solid in 2014. After a consistent year, Sporting News named McGehee the National League Comeback Player of The Year.
Jose Fernandez's season was going very well for the Marlins before an elbow injury and Tommy John surgery ended his year prematurely.
That guy behind home plate, who has been deemed "Marlins Man," is reportedly bothering the Royals.