Marlins [Almost] Finalize Roster

The 2008 Florida Marlins roster is now set. Our starting rotation is Mark Hendrickson, Rick VandenHurk, Andrew Miller, and Scott Olsen with Ricky Nolasco likely taking in the fifth slot when it comes up. Update: Sorry, it’s not completely final. We need confirmation that Jason Wood is also on the team. Update 2: If Jeremy … Continue reading Marlins [Almost] Finalize Roster

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?

Who’s Coming to Spring Training?

Spring Training is just around the corner and the Marlins have released the names of the new (and old) faces who will join the club for its annual spring rituals. We have already heard about Jose Castillo and Jorge Cantu but now we learn that 13 minor league free agents received invites to the big … Continue reading Who’s Coming to Spring Training?

Fish Dropping Like Flies

The Marlins began their first purge of bench players / guys-with-potential-who-couldn’t-cut-it / oops with a series of transactions: Outrighted C Paul Hoover, OF Todd Linden and INF Jason Wood to Triple-A Albuquerque Houston Astros claimed OF Reggie Abercrombie off waivers Activated RHP Jose Garcia from the 60-day disabled list; Oakland Athletics claimed RHP Jose Garcia … Continue reading Fish Dropping Like Flies