Here's the latest from the Miami Marlins camp, where we reported earlier today on Miami's efforts to re-sign Greg Dobbs, where Joe Frisaro notes that for all the off-season splashy efforts, a front-line starter is still needed, where Marlins fans look back at the initial trade of Cameron Maybin to the San Diego Padres with regret, and where Ozzie Guillen waxes eloquent on the wonders of Jordans, which you have to read to fully appreciate:
Marlins trying to re-sign Greg Dobbs; ex-manager debates Jose Reyes signing - The Palm Beach Post
"The Marlins offered Dobbs a two-year deal in late September. They’d like his veteran leadership, his versatility and the left-handed bat he provides off the bench — he was 10-for-27 (.370) as a pinch-hitter and batted .275 overall with eight home runs and 49 RBIs…"
Keeping Dobbs a top priority – Joe Frisaro
"Exploring the market for a frontline starting pitcher is high on the Marlins’ shopping list. But it’s not the club’s most immediate priority. Right now, bringing back free agent Greg Dobbs is a main objective, and the team is hoping to finalize a deal done soon."
Marlins Rumors: Greg Dobbs Is 'Top Priority' For Miami - MLB Daily Dish
According to Joe Frisaro of MLB.com, Miami has made re-signing utility infielder Greg Dobbs the team's "top priority" at the moment. Such a move would give the Marlins some additional depth at third base as well as a solid veteran presence...
Cameron Maybin Making Marlins Regret Center Field Decision - Fish Stripes
Cameron Maybin may be getting a new contract extension with the San Diego Padres. Fish Stripes reflects on the trade that took him from the Marlins for little return.
Marlins Rumors: Saunders, Stanton, Morrison, Gonzalez, Sanchez - MLB Daily Dish
Here's the latest from Miami, land of Jose Reyes, land of we-still-need-starting-pitching. Today's rumors start with Buster Olney, who says the Marlins are looking at Joe Saunders. Joe Frisaro says that Mike Stanton and Logan Morrison are off-limits, which made pursuing Gio Gonzalez impossible, and will make further moves difficult as well...
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