Sources Claim Olsen and Willingham are Headed to DC

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.

Jacobs Almost Traded, Olsen and Gregg On The Market

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

Mr. .997 OPS Finally Makes it to the Majors

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

Lo Duca Up; Miller Down

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

… and Bengie?

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?

Jose Castillo Out?

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?