One or two small tweaks won’t make this team a World Series contender, and while as a fan I would love to go all-in and win right now, no Marlins fan should want that at the expense of Miami’s very deep, very promising farm system moving forward.
It actually took until after the trade deadline but the Marlins were able to make a move to bolster the team’s chances to make a run into October this year and in the next couple of seasons. The Marlins have just acquired Jarred Cosart and Kiki Hernandez for Jake Marisnick and Colin Moran.
"There was a number of deals we were working on today. Some of them got legs. This one got legs. This was the only one that got legs. There were some others we came up a little short on. But in the end we were happy to add a starting pitcher to the fold."
Manager Mike Redmond got himself tossed and didn't hold back afterward. "I'll tell you as a former catcher in this league for 13 seasons, as a grinder who loved this game and respect this game so much, this game has been a part of my life forever. To lose a ballgame tonight on that play is a joke," he said. "It's an absolute joke. I don't think anybody who plays this game should feel good about winning that game. And I would say that if had been reversed."
The Miami Marlins were heated after Thursday night's game when a call from Major League Baseball's new instant replay system and the rule preventing catchers from blocking the plate did not go their way.
A couple of Miami Marlins’ managers will have busy offseason. Double-A manager earlier this season agreed to manage Cibao in the Dominican winter league, and this week the Arizona Fall League announced Triple-A New Orleans manager Andy Haines will manage the Salt River Rafters.
There were several significant moments that contributed to the Miami Marlins' greatest comeback in years that turned into what manager Mike Redmond called the biggest win of the season so far.
The review was interminable. The outcome was unconscionable. When crew chief Mike Winters shed the headset and signaled safe, that set off manager Mike Redmond into a justifiable cap-throwing, profanity-spewing boil. Instead of an inning-ending 9-2 double play and the Marlins taking a 1-0 lead into the bottom of the eighth, the out call at the plate was overturned.
The Marlins didn't move anyone on their 25-man roster in order to make Thursday's six-player trade with the Astros, so they had to make up for it optioning infielder Ed Lucas and left-handed reliever Dan Jennings to Triple-A New Orleans. The transactions, announced after Thursday night's 3-1 loss to the Reds, freed up room for starter Jarred Cosart and utility man Enrique Hernandez.
It wasn't easy for the Marlins to part ways with outfielder Jake Marisnick and third-base prospect Colin Moran in their six-player trade with the Astros on Thursday. They were two of the Marlins' top-ranked position prospects, so it was a big hit to take for a Miami club whose farm system is pitcher-heavy.
The Marlins' search for a starting pitcher literally went down to the wire. For weeks, the club had been exploring numerous options, weighing everything from club-controllable arms to high-profile rentals. Miami was finally able to meet its needs, completing a six-player deal with the Astros that was finalized less than 45 seconds before Thursday's 4 p.m. ET non-waiver Trade Deadline.
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With the Red Sox taking part in a full-scale roster makeover on Thursday, the Yankees took the opportunity to get in on the action and upgrade their infield, completing their first trade with Boston since 1997. Stephen Drew will suit up in Fenway's visitors' clubhouse when the American League East rivals meet on Friday evening, having been acquired by the Yankees in exchange for infielder Kelly Johnson.
Just hours after trading ace Jon Lester, the Red Sox sent No. 2 starter John Lackey to the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday amid one of the most eventful Trade Deadlines in team history.
The Red Sox and A's pulled off a blockbuster deal Thursday morning to swap All-Stars, Boston sending ace left-hander Jon Lester to Oakland for outfielder Yoenis Cespedes.
The Tigers worked out a three-way agreement with the Rays and Mariners that delivers four-time All-Star and 2012 Cy Young Award winner David Price to Detroit. Tigers center fielder Austin Jackson heads to Seattle and infielder Nick Franklin goes to Tampa Bay. Left-hander Drew Smyly heads from Detroit to Tampa Bay in the deal.