Last year, Dallas McPherson led the minors in home runs.. today, he’s unemployed. The Marlins released McPherson this evening and also assigned Alejandro De Aza, Michael Ryan and John Koronka to the minor league camp.
The Marlins avoided arbitration with Dallas McPherson, signing him to a 1-year deal worth $500,000.
Peter Gammons and Ken Rosenthal are reporting that the Marlins have sent Scott Olsen and Josh Willingham to the Washington Nationals for second baseman Emilio Bonifacio, right-hander P.J. Dean and outfielder Jake Smolinski.
It’s now clear that the Marlins will focus on trading Mike Jacobs, Scott Olsen and Kevin Gregg. In fact, one trade almost happened: The Marlins, who had a $22 million payroll in 2008, wanted to deal Jacobs to Kansas City, but the deal died last week because of a medical issue involving the minor-league pitcher … Continue reading Jacobs Almost Traded, Olsen and Gregg On The Market
As we hit the expanded September rosters, the Marlins have called up 5 players: Dallas McPherson, Robert Andino, Andrew Miller, Brett Carroll, and Eulogio De La Cruz. Marlins fans should be very excited to watch McPherson who leads all of Minor League Baseball with 42 home runs. With so many players facing arbitration, Dallas may … Continue reading Mr. .997 OPS Finally Makes it to the Majors
The Marlins wasted no time in bringing up newly signed Paul Lo Duca. The Fish have been carrying 13 pitchers and they desperately needed another bench player. Justin Miller was the unlucky DFA and will head to AAA. I’ve been wondering why Lo Duca and not Dallas McPherson and my only guess is that the … Continue reading Lo Duca Up; Miller Down
If Manny wasn’t enough, looks like the Marlins are serious about Bengie Molina and offered a trade that I think many fans will sign up for in a heartbeat. This from the Palm Beach Post: In other trade talk, the Marlins reportedly are talking to San Francisco about sending first baseman Mike Jacobs to the … Continue reading … and Bengie?
Joe Frisaro is reporting that there are grumblings in the clubhouse that Jose Castillo will not make the team. It’s clear that Jorge Cantu had a great Spring and Dallas McPherson is injured. I’m wondering whether the Fish think Cantu and Alfredo Amezaga will play 3rd and then have Jason Wood backup first. Regardless it’s … Continue reading Jose Castillo Out?
If you thought Spring Training would help answer many of the questions about the Marlins, think again. Here are some of what we believe are the lingering issues:
I think the Marlins want to make sure they get third base right. Rotoworld is reporting that Dallas McPherson is now a Fish. If I’m mistaken, the Fish essentially signed all three guys they considered for the vacancy at third. Dallas will fight for third base job with Jorge Cantu and Jose Castillo. Update: It’s … Continue reading Dallas in Miami