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Fish Bites: Romero gets Spring Training invite

Miami Marlins second base prospect Avery Romero, drafted in the third round of the 2012 draft, has received an invitation to Spring Training. Plus links on Jake Marisnick and Chris Coghlan.

Dodgers favorite to land Stanton after 2016

Last weekend, a source familiar with the situation told Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald that Giancarlo Stanton loves spending the offseason in Los Angeles, and that the Dodgers are a favorite to land the slugger if he reaches free agency in 2016.

Fish Bites: Samson to compete on 'Survivor'

Several reports have indicated that Marlins President David Samson will compete on the upcoming season of Survivor. Plus links on Mike Redmond, Rafael Furcal, and Casey McGehee.

Miami Marlins re-sign pitcher Kevin Slowey

The Miami Marlins on Wednesday announced several minor league signings, one of which pertains to starting pitcher Kevin Slowey. Slowey could compete for a rotation spot after starting last season as the Marlins' most consistent pitcher.

Fish Bites: Marlins scouted FSU's Jameis Winston

The Miami Marlins are reportedly among the teams who have scouted Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston, who also plays baseball for the Seminoles. Plus links on Giancarlo Stanton and Kevin Slowey.

Jake Marisnick to be ready for Spring Training

According to MLB,com, outfielder Jake Marisnick's offseason recovery plan after a knee surgery will have him ready for Spring Training. Marisnick is expected to compete with Brian Bogusevic and Joe Benson for a backup outfield spot.

Fish Bites:Sporting News discusses Miami contracts

Last week, Sporting News said that Miami's two-year, $7.5 million contract with free agent first baseman Garrett Jones was "curious." Plus links on Giancarlo Stanton and Jarrod Saltalamacchia.

Marlins add Harbin, Benson on minor league deals

After filling several holes on the 25-man roster, the Miami Marlins have signed infielder Taylor Harbin and outfielder Joe Benson to minor league contracts over the past few days. Both signings are expected to give Miami minor league depth.

Fish Bites: Starters expected to thrive in 2014

After struggling to stay healthy in 2013, Manager Mike Redmond has high expectations for his club's starting rotation moving forward. Plus links on Jose Fernandez and Derek Dietrich.

Miami Marlins address needs, face questions

The Miami Marlins addressed several areas of concern this offseason, however the way in which they have done it is questionable. Veteran additions to the squad may be placed in positions they are unfamiliar with.

Fish Bites: McGehee high on Masahiro Tanaka

Miami Marlins third baseman Casey McGehee has spoken highly of Masahiro Tanaka, a former teammate of his in Japan. Plus links on Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Henderson Alvarez.

Hill confident in Marlins offensive additions

After making several free agent signings, the Miami Marlins are optimistic in their 2014 starting lineup. Miami filled several holes with established veterans with major league and postseason experience.

Fish Bites: Marlins seek consistency from Stanton

Before they try and sign him long-term, the Marlins are looking for Giancarlo Stanton to remain healthy and consistently produce. Plus links on Christian Yelich and Mike Redmond.

Marlins signing of Valdespin questionable

The Miami Marlins on Friday signed former Mets outfielder Jordany Valdespin to a minor league contract without an invitation to Spring Training. Valdespin was not popular in the New York clubhouse after several different incidents.

Fish Bites: Miami offense improved without trades

The Miami Marlins successfully improved their offense without having to trade away any of their young pitching. Plus links on Jordany Valdespin, Casey McGehee, and Logan Morrison.

Miami Marlins seek to add veteran reliever

After acquiring Carter Capps from Seattle, the Marlins are reportedly in the market for a veteran reliever. Miami's bullpen features several young arms, and the team seeks a leader after the departures of Ryan Webb and Chad Qualls.

Fish Bites: Heaney expected to shine at MLB level

Whenever he is ready, left-handed starter Andrew Heaney is expected to add depth to an already solid Miami rotation. Plus links on Giancarlo Stanton, Casey McGehee, and Jose Fernandez.

Reactions to Marlins signing Casey McGehee

The Miami Marlins signed free agent infielder Casey McGehee to a one-year contract on Wednesday. Here are some reactions from around the league.

Miami Marlins sign third baseman Casey McGehee

The Miami Marlins signed infielder Casey McGehee to a one-year contract on Wednesday afternoon. McGehee is expected to become the Marlins' starting third baseman.

Miami Marlins 'gambled' by trading Logan Morrison

The Miami Marlins acknowledged that trading Logan Morrison was a gamble, noting that he could enter Spring Training completely healthy and become a valuable asset for Seattle.

Fish Bites: Eric Chavez a third base option

In their search for a third baseman, the Marlins are internally discussing Eric Chavez after Juan Uribe was resigned by the Dodgers. Plus links on Logan Morrison, Brian Bogusevic, and Carter Capps.

Miami Marlins not done exploring market

Despite signing several free agents and making a pair of trades, the Miami Marlins believe they still have moves to make, particularly at third base. The Marlins were reportedly not in a hurry to make any moves.

Fish Bites: Miami confident in Furcal's defense

After Tommy John surgery, the Miami Marlins are not concerned with the way Rafael Furcal will perform defensively. Plus links on Logan Morrison, Garrett Jones, and the Rule 5 draft.

Reactions to Justin Ruggiano trade

The Miami Marlins traded outfielder Justin Ruggiano to the Cubs on Thursday afternoon. Here are some reactions from around the league.

Reactions to Marlins trading Logan Morrison

The Miami Marlins traded first baseman Logan Morrison to Seattle for pitcher Carter Capps on Wednesday night. Here are some reactions from around the league.

Miami trades Morrison to Mariners for reliever

On the last full day of the Winter Meetings, the Miami Marlins have traded first baseman Logan Morrison to the Seattle Mariners for pitcher Carter Capps. Miami was reportedly looking for a reliever.

Marlins still looking to fill hole at third base.

Having already addressed several other needs this offseason, the Miami Marlins are still in the hunt for a third baseman. The organization seeks a short-term replacement until Colin Moran is ready.

Fish Bites: Marlins out on reliever Qualls

The Miami Marlins were hoping to resign free agent reliever Chad Qualls after a quietly productive 2013 campaign, but lost the chance after he signed with the Astros. Plus links on Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Rafael Furcal, and Garrett Jones.

Reactions to Marlins signing of Rafael Furcal

The Miami Marlins on Thursday night signed infielder Rafael Furcal to a one-year contract. Here are some reactions from around the league.

Miami Marlins seek more offense

The annual Winter Meetings are set to begin on Monday in Lake Buena Vista, and the Marlins have still stressed the importance of adding offense. President of Baseball Operations Michael Hill said no deals are imminent.

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