The Marlins have until 12:00 p.m. ET on Thursday to lock in their Opening Day roster. Based on several official roster moves, reporting from the likes of Craig Mish and Jordan McPherson, and covering the team myself, here is my final projection for the 26-man group (13 position players and 13 pitchers):
My projection from last weekend was very similar to this, except that I had figured the Marlins would opt for Nick Neidert over Curtiss. However, on Tuesday Fish Stripes confirmed that Curtiss had indeed made the cut and on Wednesday, the Miami Herald noted that Neidert is headed to Triple-A where he’ll presumably be fully stretched out as a starter in preparation for if/when a rotation vacancy presents itself.
We are just hours away from finding out the truth!