Marlins Focused On Re-Signing Dobbs

The Marlins' immediate priority is to re-sign utility player Greg Dobbs, reports's Joe Frisaro.  He says the team hopes to finalize a deal soon.  The Nationals had also been in the mix for Dobbs, but Frisaro's colleague Bill Ladson tweeted four days ago they were unlikely to sign him.   

Dobbs, 33, hit .275/.311/.389 in a career-high 439 plate appearances for the Marlins this year.  He logged 755 innings at third base, also pitching in at first base and the outfield corners.  A left-handed hitter, Dobbs has struggled against southpaws in his career.  As a pinch-hitter, he has a career line of .259/.316/.430 in 316 plate appearances.  The Marlins offered Dobbs a two-year deal in late September, writes Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post.

Frisaro also notes that the Marlins are not expected to sign any more big-ticket free agents, but they're exploring the trade market for frontline starters.  He says the Marlins aren't seeking competition for the back end of the rotation, though Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald wrote recently that they're casting a wide net.

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5 Comments on "Marlins Focused On Re-Signing Dobbs"

3 years 8 months ago

He was great for the Marlins last season, and I got the feeling the Marlin and Dobbs liked each other.

3 years 8 months ago

the marlins better look for back of the rotation help or your signings will be meaningless……better hope you can get vazquez to un-retire because you will be stuck with…..volstead and all the  other inconsistant rubbish you have….as far as dobbs…..good player, it would serve you well to resign him

3 years 8 months ago

Do it.

3 years 8 months ago

Dobbs is SOOOOO under rated.  He is a true veteran and leader…not to mention a solid bat and a versatile glove.  Dobbs was hitting over .300 most of the season when he had routine play time…

3 years 8 months ago

Let me correct you “glass is half empty analysis”

1) Current batting champion and 3 time all-star SS
2) Quality 2x all star closer with + clubhouse attitude
3) #3 starter behind Josh Johnson, one of the top pitchers in MLB and a soon to be young quality #2 starter (or Anibal Sanchez), whom would otherwise be an ace on certain teams.

You should know overrated when Ubaldo hit you.