Starting pitching may be the Marlins’ biggest offseason need, but when the Hot Stove season begins after the World Series ends, the organization likely will also be in the market for a shortstop.
Left-hander Dillon Peters was initially going to represent Miami on the Salt River squad in the Arizona Fall League. But those plans changed when the Marlins ultimately decided the innings the 25-year-old threw in the big leagues as a September callup were enough, so he was shut him down for the offseason.
Since Derek Jeter took over as chief executive officer earlier this month, the Marlins have made one major announcement regarding the restructuring of the baseball side of the organization.
Mike Rosenbaum checks in on the Marlins’ Arizona Fall League contingent, led by trade acquisition Braxton Lee and former Indy player Peter Mooney.
With owners Bruce Sherman and Derek Jeter in place, the Marlins are going through an organizational transition. The new group is spending most of October evaluating each department and putting a front office in place.
In the latest Inbox, Marlins beat reporter Joe Frisaro answers questions on the new ownership group’s plans and Giancarlo Stanton’s future with the club.
Giancarlo Stanton and Marcell Ozuna received the most attention during the Marlins’ season, but there were several other areas worth recognizing. Here’s a look at five of the less-heralded achievements for the Marlins.
What the 2017 season revealed is the Marlins have a strong core, led by All-Star right fielder Giancarlo Stanton, but issues are glaring in terms of pitching and overall depth. The challenges for the new regime will be to get the organization on solid footing for a brighter future.
It took only a week for Derek Jeter to add some pinstriped flavor to his new front office in Miami. According to a source, Gary Denbo has agreed to leave the Yankees to join Jeter’s Marlins, the first major hiring by Miami’s new ownership group.
The first wave of roster moves has begun for the Marlins under the direction of new chief executive officer Derek Jeter. The club on Saturday announced right-handers Vance Worley and Javy Guerra, along with infielder Tyler Moore and outfielder Destin Hood have been outrighted off the 40-man roster. The transactions reduce the roster to 36.
The Marlins announced Friday they will host a benefit concert on Oct. 14 in an effort to support disaster relief for Puerto Rico, South Florida, the Caribbean and Mexico.