On the last Monday of each month (except for January because it is Tuesday), we will take a look at Marlins General Manager Dan Jennings' actions throughout that month. Do you approve? Yes or no. It is really that easy.
Miami has not had a busy month with regard to roster moves, with the exception of last week. Jennings had reportedly been pursuing Ichiro Suzuki for over a month, and final got his man last Friday. The Marlins signed Suzuki to a one-year, $2 million contract which can be worth up to $5 million. The signing ends Miami's quest for a fourth outfielder, which the club had been seeking since extending Giancarlo Stanton in November.
The Marlins were and are still open to trading Dan Haren, however Jennings has yet to find a team to complete a deal with. Haren is expected to report to Jupiter if a trade is not made, with Jennings rightfully refusing to pay a large portion of Haren's 2015 salary that the organization received from the Dodgers.
In addition to adding Suzuki, Jennings made a handful of minor league signings, with Tyler Colvin and Don Kelly among the more recognizable names. The Marlins have had success with non-roster invitees in the past, and that should not change in 2015.
Fifteen signed minor-league free-agent contracts: right-handers Ryan Chaffee,Nick Masset, Vin Mazzaro and Ryan Reid, left-handers Pat Misch, Chris Narveson and Pat Urckfitz, catchers Vinny Rottino and Jhonatan Solano, infielders Reid Brignac, Don Kelly and Scott Sizemore and outfielders Tyler Colvin, Cole Gillespie and Kenny Wilson.
Jennings was active at the end of the season, and notably involved during the December Winter Meetings. January was not a busy month for the Marlins. But do you approve of Jennings' performance? What you you like to see changed as the season inches closer?