The Miami Marlins are inept this season, but the true problems facing manager Mike Redmond could possibly overwhelm even the greatest of managers.
Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria was defiant and continued to deflect any criticism of his team’s talent fire sale in the offseason during a Tuesday press conference at the team’s spring training facility in Jupiter.
The Miami Marlins took a blowtorch to the franchise in the offseason, trading talent, slashing payroll, turning the team into the worst team in baseball. The moves may run afoul of the Major League Baseball Players Association for the second time in as many years.
The Miami Marlins blew up the roster, traded away every talented player not named Giancarlo Stanton, and left a bad taste in the mouths of taxpayers. But, the Marlins will still try to appeal to its fans at the team’s “Winter Warm Up” scheduled for February 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Miami Marlins have reached a deal with free agent third baseman Placido Polanco, according to the Associated Press.
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.