Beinfest Talks Offseason Plans

Earlier today, Marlins president of baseball operations Larry Beinfest gave his end-of-season address in which he said that he never felt that his club was playoff-caliber this year.  Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald has the goods..

  • This winter, the Fish hope to improve their bullpen.  Beinfest hopes to strike a better balance between lefty and righty arms as he upgrades the quality and depth of the team's relievers.  Florida's 'pen turned in a 4.04 ERA this season, 18th in the majors.  The Marlins could certainly use someone like Rafael Soriano of the Rays but his expected salary demands will likely be too rich for their blood.
  • Meanwhile, Florida wants to name their next manager and solidify their coaching staff as soon as possible.  According to's Joe Frisaro, Beinfest told reporters that the club has a short list of about four or five managers.  The Marlins have not yet asked clubs for permission to speak to prospective candidates.  A few weeks ago we heard that Bobby Valentine was still in the mix though some reports say that doesn't seem to be the case.  The only coach who is certain to return is Randy St. Claire as he is under contract for 2011 and will return.
  • Beinfest told reporters that the club did not make the strides defensively that he had hoped they would.  The president of baseball operations wondered aloud if the team would have to make acquisitions to improve their fielding.

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  1. fishfan4life 5 years ago

    Keep Edwin. Sign Uggla long term or trade him for pitching if they can’t strike a deal. Trade Gaby so Morrison can play his natural position at 1st. Sign Nolasco to another 1 year deal and use the upcoming season as a determinant if he gets a long term deal or not. Go after Soriano (wishful thinking, I know.)

    • Natinals 5 years ago

      I dont see them trading Gaby Sanchez. If Coghlan has another slow start next year I can see him being traded and Morrison becomes the full time left fielder. Or maybe Sanchez at third and then Morrison at first. Didnt Sanchez come up as a third basemen?

      • Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

        The whole point is to have Chris Coglnan be the everyday 3B next season so LoMo, Maybs, and MS are in the OF, Gabs, H2R, His Name is, and CC are in the IF.

      • fishfan4life 5 years ago

        Gaby is an awful 3rd baseman defensively. And they want Morrison at 1st where he excels at. Coghlan is a natural infielder as well. But Beinfest also said Dominguez will have a good shot at making the team in ST so who the hell knows lol.

  2. johnsilver 5 years ago

    The defense will not be getting any better, trades or not with Ramirez and Uggla up the middle, unless Luria goes into salary dump mode. Bonifacio playing even fewer games at 3B always helps the defense as well, regardless who the other option is.

  3. neifiisgreat 5 years ago

    What type of return would it take to get Gaby Sanchez and Uggla in the same deal?

    • ehsank24 5 years ago

      Probably a really, really good reliever.

      • fishfan4life 5 years ago

        If Uggla is in the deal, I could see them getting some good young starting pitching.

  4. Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

    I’m really, really excited to see what the Marlins will do this off-season. I could see them signing both Matt Guerrier and J.J. Putz, and bringing up Evan Reed.

    Imagine a bullpen of Guerrier, Putz, Sanches, Nunez, Hensley, Badenhop, and Reed. A rotation of Johnson, Nolasco, Sanchez, Volstad, and Sanabia who is pretty much the Marlins version of Kris Medlen.

    • fishfan4life 5 years ago

      I completely forgot about Putz. I’d rather him closing games and Hensley being the set up man. Trade Nunez for what he’s worth imo even though his stock has dropped since the trade deadline.

      • Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

        I’d definetly keep Nunez, but I like the idea of having Putz as the closer and Hensley as the set up man. Imagine Guerrier in the 7th, Nunez and Hensley in the 8th, and Putz in the 9th…

        I’m a huge Marlins fan by the way. You are pretty much the only other Marlins fan I know on MLBTR.

        • ehsank24 5 years ago

          Don’t post much on here, but I love the Fish as well. I love the idea of Puttz. I am also growing on the idea of trading Gaby for a reliever if Matty D is truly ready. I love Gaby, but we need to improve our D.

          • Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

            Good to hear. Nice to meet you fish fan!

            But I’d keep the lineup and spend some money.

        • Dude, you’re a fan of every team, except for(non-surprisingly) the yankees

          • Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

            I like the Yankees more than the Sox (both), giants, and Phillies. By the way, you going to the post season games?

        • johnsilver 5 years ago

          Fish Fan also, ever since they cam into “being” with Wayne H. Them and Boston and try to watch all the games on TV, with Boston on MLB. Tommy Hutton is a superb announcer, like him better at that than did as a player and he was one of my favorites on those old Phillie powerhouse teams from the late 70’s.

          • Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

            I love Tommy Hutton and Rich Waltz. Hutton really brings it when it comes to home runs and walk offs.

      • johnsilver 5 years ago

        Can you see the Fish FO springing for Putz? If they do keep Uggs over the winter, figure 10M or so and Putz, even if he is non tendered will still be seeking 4-5M and probably get it on the market. Not sure They can afford it, but he would be an interesting option, especially as a fairly new guy on the NL scene.

  5. David X 5 years ago

    What’s the deal with Cousins? Fourth outfielder type or could he supplant Cameron Mayhit at some point?

    • fishfan4life 5 years ago

      He has all the makeup of a 4th outfielder. But is a short term plan if Maybin continues to struggle next season.

  6. Marlins future infield so far- Matt Dominguez, Hanley Ramirez, Logan Morrison
    Marlins future outfield so far- Mike Stanton, Maybin(?)

    Along with that young pitching I say Florida is a contender by 2011 or 2012

  7. Man even though I think people kinda underestimate the offense Uggla brings at the 2B position if the Marlins can’t resign him I wouldn’t mind the Mets getting into the action of a possible trade with them for him….

  8. Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

    Logan Morrison. His twitter is lomomarlins so that’s where I got that.

  9. fishfan4life 5 years ago

    Thanks for Andrew Miller. Quite the ace people expected him to be…sigh.

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