The Miami Marlins saw the promise in acquiring Henderson Alvarez and Jake Marisnick last year during the teams salary dump. Wednesday night, both players showed the Fish that they made the right decision.
Last November, the Miami Marlins decided to disassemble most of the team in a massive trade with the Toronto Blue Jays. The Marlins dumped almost every big name and contract to the Blue Jays in exchange for prospects and pundits pounced. But the Marlins may have the last laugh.
The Miami Marlins continued their youth movement Monday by sending Marcell Ozuna and Derek Dietrich down to the minor leagues and calling up top prospect Christian Yelich and Jake Marisnick.
Last year at this time, the Miami Marlins were the toast of Major League Baseball and South Florida was abuzz with hope the franchise had finally turned the proverbial corner into a true contender. Just a year later, despite one of the best stadiums in baseball, the Marlins are operating about as far under the radar as any team in Major League Baseball.
The Miami Marlins major league squad is expected to be bad this year, but the hope is that several key players in the minors will help the team succeed in the future. But, several of those players are starting the season on the disabled list.
The dust still hasn’t settled from the implosion of the Miami Marlins franchise Tuesday night, but the truth of the matter is that Josh Johnson, Mark Buehrle, Jose Reyes, Emilio Bonifacio, and John Buck are gone and the Marlins have to move on with what they got in return.