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» Marlins Trade Casey McGehee To Giants For Kendry Flores, Luis Castillo
Dec 19, 2014 - 7:33 PM - by HUGG
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Joe Frisaro ‏@JoeFrisaro 3m3 minutes ago
I'm hearing Casey McGehee is going to the #SFGiants for two lower-level Minor League pitchers #Marlins No announcement yet
still waiting on names
» Marlins acquire Prado & Phelps from the Yankees for Eovaldi, Jones and German
Dec 19, 2014 - 1:11 PM - by MiamiHomer
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Barry Jackson @flasportsbuzz
Marlins and Yankees have been discussing trade that would send Eovaldi and Garrett Jones to NY for Martin Prado and P David Phelps.
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Jack Curry @JackCurryYES
Source: Yankees are on the verge of acquiring P Nathan Eovaldi from Marlins for Martin Prado. Teams still talking, finalizing the deal.
Looks like it's happening.
» Updated 4 Year Plan
Dec 16, 2014 - 4:32 PM - by nny


So we went from something like a ~.500 team to a mid-80s win team. Still not "hell yeah playoff team" but we should definitely be in the race. And there's certainly some growth there (Dee, Yelich, maybe Hech) since I really try to be harsh/non-homer.

This is assuming Haren aint playing for us. So that's still roughly ~10m we have available for 2015. Assuming we're going with a ~75m payroll in 2016, we're even there. And assuming a ~85m payroll in 2017, we're about 5m over there. But we can still make a run at Shields (really the only FA left, yeah?), though I'm pretty meh towards doing that.

2015: Get rid of some combination of Cishek, Jones, and Eovaldi to get to ~20m this year.

2016: Trading Eovaldi and Cishek alone free up 14m, then you got arms like Koehler, Crow, and Dunn you could replace with in house options for the minimum to get up to 20m.

2017: So we'd need to shed 25m. Cishek, Eovaldi, and Koehler alone are 22m. But we'd also need to figure out 1B in 2017 with Morse gone.

Anyway, point being, we can still definitely sign James Shields and make it work. Could have signed Chase Headley and made it work, and I think that'd be a better improvement. But oh well.

I'm in the camp of not making any more big signings now, and instead look at taking on a multi-year contract mid-year when we have a better idea what our holes are. Plus have that money freed up to extend Mat Latos, who I'd much rather have than Shields considering that age difference.
» Marlins Sign Mike Morse to a Two Year Deal
Dec 16, 2014 - 8:28 AM - by Big Z
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The Marlins are close to a deal with free agent Michael Morse, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports tweets.
MLBTR
» Rule 5: Marlins Add Andrew McKirahan and Matt Tomshaw; Lose Mark Canha
Dec 11, 2014 - 12:18 PM - by HUGG
Canha taken by the Rockies

McKirahan via Baseball America:

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Andrew McKirahan, lhp, Cubs: Heís a lefty who has come on lately. A reliever at Texas, McKirahan had Tommy John surgery in 2012 which cost him much of two seasons and has set him back in his development. He started to return to form this season as his fastball jumped up to 92-96 mph this year that he mixes with a fringe-average breaking ball. Just donít expect him to be a lefty specialist. McKirahan has been tougher on righthanders than lefthanded hitters every where heís gone since he returned to the mound after his surgery.
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Brandon Warne ‏@Brandon_Warne 47s48 seconds ago
Miami snipes Matt Tomshaw from the Twins
we out here killing people
» Marlins trade Dan Jennings (Not GM) for Andre Rienzo
Dec 11, 2014 - 12:07 PM - by emkayseven
Manny Navarro ‏@Manny_Navarro 20s21 seconds ago
In another move #Marlins acquired RHP Andre Rienzo from the White Sox in exchange for left-handed reliever @LtDanJennings
» Marlins Acquire Mat Latos from Reds for DeSclafani, Wallach
Dec 11, 2014 - 11:44 AM - by HUGG
Quote:
Jon Heyman ‏@JonHeymanCBS 3m3 minutes ago
mat latos will be going to the marlins in trade. #reds
still waiting on return



» Marlins Trade Heaney, Hernandez, Barnes, Hatcher to Dodgers for Gordon, Haren, Rojas
Dec 10, 2014 - 6:18 PM - by MiamiHomer
Quote:
Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN
The Marlins and the Dodgers are in serious talks about a deal that would involve Dee Gordon going to MIA, Andrew Heaney to LAD.
welp
» 2015 ZiPS Projections
Dec 07, 2014 - 2:59 AM - by nny
http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/2015-...miami-marlins/

2B competition

Kike: 1.6 WAR/91 OPS+
Dietrich: 0.8 WAR/92 OPS+
Solano: 0.8 WAR/78 OPS+
Barnes: 1.9 WAR/80 OPS+ (as C, best C on roster according to ZiPs)
» Jeter Meets With Loria; Possible Minority Ownership?
Dec 02, 2014 - 10:29 PM - by Big Z
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@AndySlater: As I reported last night, Derek Jeter met with Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria at ballpark yesterday, took tour. Team had no comment today.
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