Is trading Jose Fernandez the only way the Marlins can replenish their farm system? What is the Marlins greatest need? Beat reporter Joe Frisaro answers fans’ questions.
Barry Bonds is back in Major League Baseball as hitting coach for the Marlins under new manager Don Mattingly. The all-time leader with 762 home runs played the final 15 years of his 22-year career for the Giants, ending in 2007.
The Marlins’ rotation may lack the track record of some other clubs, but the organization believes it has enough quality arms right now to form a competitive starting five in 2016.
Miguel Tejada, a former American League MVP and a 16-year MLB veteran, is taking a liking to managing. The 41-year-old made his debut as a manager this weekend, and he directed Aguilas Cibaenas to the first Serie de las Americas championship on Sunday at Marlins Park.
Add another championship chapter to Aguilas Cibaenas’ rich history. Zoilo Almonte’s two-out, two-run single in the ninth inning lifted Aguilas to a 4-3 win over the Cardenales de Lara on Sunday night at Marlins Park.
More than just pride was on the line at Marlins Park on Sunday afternoon in the inaugural Serie de las Americas. The Tigres del Licey from the Dominican Republic were able to salvage the weekend by edging the Navegantes del Magallanes from Venezuela, 4-2, to claim third place in the four-team event.
Since becoming a big league pitching sensation in 2013, Marlins ace Jose Fernandez has typically been at his best at home. Off the field, Fernandez recently stepped up and pitched in to give back to the home community. The right-hander assisted in the organization’s annual turkey distribution last Friday at Marlins Park.
Tommy Hutton, the popular television color analyst for the Marlins, will not be returning to Fox Sports Florida in 2016. After 19 years in the booth, the team and network are moving in another direction.
If not for a strained left hamstring that caused shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria to miss the final month of the season, the Marlins just might have struck gold twice.
The Marlins added some catching depth by signing Adrian Nieto to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Spring Training. A switch-hitter, Nieto appeared in 48 games for the White Sox in 2014.
Henderson Alvarez, the Marlins’ Opening Day starter who underwent right shoulder surgery in July, is now a free agent after being non-tendered by the club on Wednesday.