The thrifty Miami Marlins were nonetheless busy at this week’s winter meetings, and they’re not done trying to upgrade an offense that ranked a distant last in the majors.
The Miami Marlins continued to wheel and deal at the annual Winter Meetings Thursday when the team traded outfielder Justin Ruggiano to the Chicago Cubs for outfielder Brian Bogusevic.
Donnie Murphy has thrived in late-game situations over the last month.
John Mayberry Jr. is Mr. Extra Innings.
Giancarlo Stanton homered twice and drove in four runs Sunday, and the Miami Marlins beat the Chicago Cubs 6-4 to avert a four-game series sweep.
Based on the way Carlos Villanueva has thrown the ball for the Chicago Cubs, they would appear to have a good chance to complete their first four-game series sweep in almost two years.
David DeJesus impacted the game with his first and last at-bat. After doubling and scoring a run to lead-off the game, DeJesus hit a tiebreaking single in the seventh inning to help lift the Chicago Cubs to a 3-2 win over the struggling Miami Marlins on Saturday night.
The Chicago Cubs’ Travis Wood has pitched well so far this season but hasn’t been given much support.
Down the line, Anthony Rizzo has the potential to be one of the best offensive players in the league.
The Miami Marlins are making some noise at baseball’s winter meetings this week, but it’s not by signing any big name free agent. Instead, the Marlins are trying to get rid of Yunel Escobar and trying to figure out what to do with Ricky Nolasco, who wants out of the troubled franchise.