Former Major League Baseball Commissioner Fay Vincent, who was among the individuals who helped Miami get a baseball team, is not pleased with how the organization has performed, according to Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald.
Former MLB commissioner Fay Vincent told me: “I was involved in Miami getting a team. I thought it would be great market and it is a big disappointment in every way."
Adam Conley, Justin Nicolino and Jose Urena give the Marlins pitching depth, but the club still wants to add at least one starter.
Jose Fernandez's agent, Scott Boras, does not see the Marlins trading Fernandez this winter.
Before Aroldis Chapman was acquired by the Yankees, the Marlins were interested in adding him. Miami could have considered using Chapman as a starter.
While the Marlins are entering 2016 with a new coaching staff, the roster has not changed much heading into next season.
Robert Andino, a former Marlins draft pick, was recently signed to a minor league deal with an invitation to Spring Training.
Owner Jeffrey Loria has no interest in selling the Marlins in the near future.
Doug Fister could prove to be a valuable starting option for the Marlins.
Here are a few reasons to be excited about the Marlins in 2016.
Around the League
San Diego has expressed interest in free agent shortstop Ian Desmond.
Cliff Lee wants to pitch next season but is hoping to find the "right fit."
The Nationals are still hoping to trade Drew Storen.
Royals infielder Omar Infante had surgery in November but is expected to be healthy for the start of Spring Training.
At Fish Stripes
Miami is hoping to add at least one starting pitcher this winter.
The 2015 year is over, and we look back and think about five things to remember about the 2015 Miami Marlins.
As the new year is set to begin, it is time to start looking forward to the new season which is fast approaching.
Will Fernandez be moved? How will the fences look?
Any potential deal might not be made as a result.
What can the Marlins still do to upgrade?