Miami Marlins Morning News and Links for February 14th, 2018...
- Miami Marlins Pitchers and catchers will officially report in Jupiter today. Jorge Ortiz offers up five things to watch as the rest of baseball also joins the fray.
- Joe Frisaro of MLB.com previews the impending J.T. Riddle/Miguel Rojas showdown for the starting shortstop gig.
- Over at Fangraphs, Jeff Sullivan employs the groupthink tactic to crowdsource how good (or bad?!) the Marlins’ outfield is really going to be.
Speaking of that outfield, the Marlins are looking at a possible veteran addition to the mix:
As @JonHeyman & @JoeFrisaro noted interest FA’s Jon Jay & Melky Cabrera. Marlins have spoken with both. Melky has told teams he wants 2 years. If he will take 1 yr, MIA is in. If not, looks like Jay could be the choice.— Craig Mish (@CraigMish) February 13, 2018
- Sun Sentinel’s Tim Healey asks the questions you want to know: Derek Jeter will be allowing player facial hair.
- The Miami Herald’s Clark Spencer sets the stage for Spring Training with some Derek Jeter quotes and notes on newly hired business executive Chip Bowers.
- ICYMI: Here at Fish Stripes, Ely reports on J.T. Realmuto reported trade talks with the Houston Astros.