The Marlins went after the biggest free agent closers available at and after the Winter Meetings, and failed to land any of them. Now, Miami is looking at the likes of Brad Ziegler and Junichi Tazawa for bullpen help.
The signings Miami made at the Winter Meetings have now been finalized, and Jeff Locke, A.J. Ellis and Dustin McGowan have all been officially revealed as Marlins for 2017.
After playing for both the Mets and Nationals, Fort Lauderdale native Matt den Dekker finally has the chance to compete for a spot on his hometown team after it was announced that the Marlins signed him to a minor league deal yesterday.
Even though the Marlins famously selected Dan Uggla in the Rule 5 Draft in 2005, they only selected three players this year and, on the surface, the moves are not particularly exciting.
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Jose Bautista, a six-time All Star, has yet to find a home this winter. Is anyone interested in him?
Aroldis Chapman has always been a polarizing figure, and he certainly lived up to that billing over the last 12 months.
After re-signing Kenley Jansen, the Dodgers are now close to bringing back another star in the form of Justin Turner.
Talking about the Dodgers, they should talk to the Pirates; they have a few pieces they might want.