The Marlins have agreed to one year deals with Jorge Cantu and Leo Nunez. Cantu will earn $6MM this coming season while Nunez will earn $2MM. Cody Ross, on the other hand, appears to be headed to arbitration as the sides were unable to come to terms.
Congratulations to Jorge Cantu on being named the NL Player of the Week. He is the second Fish to win the award already (Josh Johnson won it last month). Unfortunately, Cantu‘s .346 average with 4 HR and 15 RBI wasn’t enough to earn the fish more than 3 wins last week.
I wasn’t able to pick it all up, but Mike Jacobs announced the lineup for FSN today used the following nicknames: Hanley “H2R” Ramirez Josh “The Hammer” Willingham Jorge “Cannot” Cantu Mike “Robo” Rabelo Alfredo “The Fly Mexican” Amezaga Mark “I can dunk on you” Hendrickson
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 …
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: