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.
Cuban-born outfielder Yoenis Cespedes came to Miami last week to hear the Marlins’ best pitch for him to sign with the team. But he made his decision Monday and is headed to the west coast.
The Miami Marlins have a need for starting pitching help, and the Oakland Athletics have a starting pitcher to deal. But, the price to acquire the southpaw from Hialeah may be too steep for the Fish.
World Series winning manager Tony LaRussa, a native of Tampa, called it a career Monday, just three days after leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a world championship.
Don’t look now, but the Marlins are threatening to win their first series in the month of June on the final day of one of the most miserable months in the history of baseball.