We’re back after a nice holiday break and we lead off with the news that the Marlins are not done adding players.
With Jose Castillo on board, the Fish are close to adding Jorge Cantu to the mix. Cantu has had some good and some bad in his brief MLB career:
Cantu broke in with Tampa Bay in 2004, and his best season was ’05, when he batted .286 with 28 home runs and 117 RBIs.
It’s not clear whether the Marlins will continue to pursue free agent Dallas McPherson. Some have speculated that Jose Castillo still needs some more experience in the minors but on the other hand, McPherson may not want to compete for a job when he has a chance to start somewhere else.
Update: Cantu is signed. 1-year deal worth $500,000.