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The outfield trio of Giancarlo Stanton, Marcell Ozuna, and Christian Yelich combined to hit 114 home runs and drive in 337 runs for the Marlins last season. The Marlins thanked them for their contributions by trading all three of them in separate trades to the Yankees, Cardinals, and Brewers, respectively. The club also sent second baseman Dee Gordon to the Marlins.

The word “fire sale” is strongly associated with the Marlins to this day despite new ownership – Bruce Sherman and Derek Jeter — having taken over. The club opened the 2017 campaign with a payroll north of $115 million and ended the season around $155 million. According to Cot’s Contracts, the Marlins are poised to open the 2018 season below $90 million in obligations.

In the Stanton trade, the Marlins acquired prospects Jorge Guzman and Jose Devers as well as Starlin Castro from the Yankees. MLB Pipeline rates Guzman as the No. 4 prospect in the Marlins’ system now, and Devers at No. 25. Ozuna brought back from the Cardinals Magneuris Sierra, Daniel Castano, Zac Gallen, and Sandy Alcantara. Alcantara is now No. 3 in the Marlins’ system followed by Sierra at No. 7, and Gallen at No. 14. From the Brewers, Yelich returned to the Marlins Lewis Brinson (No. 1), Monte Harrison (No. 2), Isan Diaz (No. 8), and Jordan Yamamoto (No. 23). Gordon brought to Miami from Seattle Nick Neidert (No. 10), Christopher Torres (No. 18), and Robert Dugger. The club also sent reliever A.J. Ramos to the Mets for Merandy Gonzalez (No. 16) and Ricardo Cespedes. While many thought the Marlins could’ve done better, especially in the Stanton trade, the farm system has been replenished in a big way.

Both FanGraphs and Baseball Prospectus are projecting the Marlins to be the worst team in the National League, pegging the club at 64 and 66 wins, respectively. As we go through the roster position by position, it will be easy to see why the club isn’t likely to crack 70 wins.

Dan Straily will likely get the nod to start on Opening Day for the Marlins, leading a rotation that will also include Jose Urena and some combination of Adam Conley, Justin Nicolino, Dillon Peters, Jarlin Garcia, Chris O’Grady, and Odrisamer Despaigne. Straily is a perfectly fine starter, owning a 4.25 ERA across 633 1/3 innings in the majors, but he’s not the type of pitcher one often thinks about starting on Opening Day, especially when the likes of Clayton Kershaw, Madison Bumgarner, and Max Scherzer also get those honors. It speaks to the quality of the Marlins’ rotation.

Urena’s spot in the rotation is pretty much guaranteed after he compiled a 3.82 ERA across 28 starts and six relief appearances last year, fanning 113 batters in 169 2/3 innings. His defense-independent stats don’t scream “upside” but he’s as close to solid as the Marlins are going to get right now without bringing in a free agent.

Garcia could find his way into the rotation. Though he posted a meager 4.73 ERA in 53 1/3 innings of relief last year, the Marlins like him as a starter. The lefty started during most of his minor league career. Conley, Nicolino, and Despaigne represent low-upside retreads, but the Marlins may simply value their ability to eat innings more than anything else.

With Ramos gone, Brad Ziegler will return to the closer’s role for the Fish. The sidewinding right-hander had been relatively consistent over his career until last season. He finished with a 4.79 ERA and a paltry 26/16 K/BB ratio in 47 innings. Ziegler, of course, lives and dies based on his ability to induce ground balls rather than missing bats. The Marlins are likely hoping Ziegler rebounds to have a great first half so he can be traded to a contender. In that event, or if he struggles, Kyle Barraclough or Drew Steckenrider would likely be promoted to the closer’s role.

Barraclough has been terrific for the Marlins in 163 innings of relief work over the last three seasons despite a rather high walk rate at 14.5 percent. He fans hitters often (31.7%) with a mid-90’s fastball and slider combination. Steckenrider made his big league debut last year, fanning 54 and walking 18 with a 2.34 ERA in 34 2/3 innings of relief, showcasing similar upside as Barraclough.

The bullpen will be rounded out by Junichi Tazawa, Nick Wittgren, and likely some of the aforementioned rotation candidates that didn’t make the cut.

J.T. Realmuto will handle things behind the plate. He ranked among the league’s best catchers last year, batting .278/.332/.451 with 17 home runs and 65 RBI in 532 plate appearances. Baseball Reference credited him with 3.6 Wins Above Replacement. Unsurprisingly, the Marlins have received plenty of trade interest in Realmuto throughout the offseason, so it wouldn’t be surprising if he were dealt by the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline. Tomas Telis would get bumped up into a starting role if Realmuto is traded or gets injured followed by Bryan Holaday and Chad Wallach.

At first base, Justin Bour will return. Last year, he hit .289/.366/.536 with 25 home runs and 83 RBI in 429 PA. Assuming he can stay healthy and productive, he’ll get regular playing time all year. The Marlins may also be inclined to trade him if the right offer comes along.

Veteran Starlin Castro will handle things at second base after spending the last two years in the Bronx. A four-time All-Star, Castro hit .300 last season with 16 home runs and 63 RBI in 473 PA. His defense has always left something to be desired but he’s overall a serviceable player. Stop me if you’ve heard this one before, but the Marlins may be enticed to trade him by the end of July.

Shortstop J.T. Riddle is still on the mend after undergoing surgery to repair a torn labrum in his shoulder last summer. Miguel Rojas will handle the position until Riddle is ready to go. In his first season in the big leagues, Riddle cobbled together a disappointing .637 OPS across 247 PA. Rojas had a solid .736 OPS.

Martin Prado, poised to begin his 13th major league season at the age of 34, will be the club’s every day third baseman. He missed time last season due to knee and hamstring injuries, undergoing surgery to repair his knee. It’s still not known if he’ll be ready by Opening Day, in which case Brian Anderson would likely handle the position in his stead. In 2016, Prado played in 153 games and batted .305. He’s not too far separated from being healthy and productive. If he has a bounce-back season, Prado is yet another player who could be dealt to a contender this summer.

The Marlins’ new-look outfield now features Derek Dietrich in left and Cameron Maybin in center. Dietrich is no stranger to the outfield, but he’s primarily been an infielder during his career. In other words, he’s not the most ideal candidate to handle the position, but the Marlins are just looking for placeholders. Dietrich has a solid bat, having compiled a .759 OPS across his five-year career, but the standard for offense is higher in left field than it is at second base. Dietrich is likely to end up closer to replacement level as a result of the position change, not that it matters to a team expected to struggle to reach 70 wins. The Marlins may choose to platoon Dietrich with Scott Van Slyke.

Maybin, 30, makes his return to the Marlins. He was traded by the Tigers to the Marlins back in 2007 in the Miguel Cabrera/Dontrelle Willis deal. Maybin found himself on the world champion Astros last season when they selected him off waivers from the Angels on August 31. Overall, he hit a meager .228 with 10 home runs.

Brinson may be playing his way onto the Marlins’ Opening Day roster. In 22 at-bats, the 23-year-old has nine hits including five doubles and a home run. Sierra may also find himself in the Miami outfield sooner rather than later.

The Marlins overall are going to be hard to watch this season. Jeter and Sherman took a roster that was only a couple of rotation arms away from being competitive and stripped it down for parts. It may now be several years before the Marlins are competitive again. At the very least, though, the minor league system has been replenished. But at this point, Marlins fans may be tired of having to look forward.

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CLEVELAND — Ervin Santana did not have the chance to face the Indians the last time the Twins ran into their division rival. In a 4-0 win over the Tribe on Sunday afternoon, Minnesota’s rotation leader turned in the kind of outing that will have Cleveland hoping it can avoid him in the future, too.

Behind six effective innings, Santana picked up his 10th win of the season, guiding the Twins to a three-game sweep of the Indians at Progressive Field, and helping Minnesota back into first place in the American League Central. It felt like a little payback for last weekend, when Cleveland swept the Twins over four games in Minneapolis to temporarily gain control of the division.
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“Well, it was a really fun series,” Twins manager Paul Molitor said. “I was confident that we would play well, but you’re never sure how games can turn along the way. It was just one of those things where we came in here, all the games were tough, I don’t think you ever feel comfortable. You know how they can swing the bats and what we witnessed last weekend. But to win three games, you gotta feel good about it.”
Molitor on Santana, series win
Molitor on Santana, series win
Twins manager Paul Molitor talks about Ervin Santana’s solid start and winning a big series vs. the Indians
Santana bent (nine hits allowed), but the right-hander never broke against an Indians lineup that went 1-for-23 with runners in scoring position over the past three games. In those three Twins victories, Minnesota’s rotation surrendered 15 hits and issued nine walks, but limited Cleveland’s offense to one run in 15 2/3 innings combined.
“[Our pitching staff] had a lot of traffic throughout the series, but we had a lot of big pitches at big times,” Molitor said. “You know, Ervin, was a lot better than a couple previous outings. He had to kinda battle a little bit, pitch count got up there, but he did what he does. He makes those pitches to get us off the field.”
Santana’s effort was backed by some early offense against Josh Tomlin, who was charged with four runs on nine hits in 5 2/3 innings for the Tribe. Jason Castro powered the offense with a pair of doubles — one plating two runs in the second and another that knocked in one in the sixth. Eddie Rosario also chipped in, belting a solo homer (his 10th shot of the year) in the fourth.
“It was disappointing,” Tomlin said of being swept by the Twins. “We had a chance to take a step forward and spread [our division lead] out a little bit, and we didn’t take advantage of that at all. They came in here and wanted it a little bit more than we did.”
Francona on being swept by Twins
Francona on being swept by Twins
Indians manager Terry Francona discusses Josh Tomlin’s uncharacteristic start, as the Twins were able to complete the sweep in Cleveland
MOMENTS THAT MATTERED
Castro strikes first: After Eduardo Escobar (single to center) and Rosario (bunt single) got things rolling in the second, Castro cashed in with a one-out double to the wall in left field. The 102-mph wall-scraper just eluded the glove of left fielder Austin Jackson, who had to cover a lot of ground (93 feet in 5.4 seconds, per Statcast™) in an effort to make the grab. The two-base hit snapped an 0-for-11 slump for Castro and put the Twins up, 2-0.
“Castro big day, obviously,” Molitor said. “He drove in [three runs]. We’ll take it.”
Castro’s two-run double
Castro’s two-run double
Jason Castro rips a two-run double off the right-field wall to give the Twins an early 2-0 lead in the top of the 2nd inning
Ervin Strand-tana: Cleveland had a surplus of traffic against Santana, but the Twins ace escaped every jam he encountered. With Minnesota holding a 3-0 edge in the fourth, the Indians had two runners aboard with only one out. Santana responded by inducing a popout off Bradley Zimmer’s bat and striking out Yan Gomes. The Tribe went 1-for-8 with nine runners stranded with Santana on the mound. More >
“I don’t think this series we were disciplined enough,” said Indians manager Terry Francona, whose team stranded 30 runners in the three losses. “We couldn’t keep a line moving. … We were certainly able to get our hits, but we never strung anything together.”
Sun helps Chisenhall reach base
Sun helps Chisenhall reach base
Lonnie Chisenhall lifts a routine fly ball to Brian Dozier, but he loses it in the sun and Chisenhall is safe at first with a single
QUOTABLE
“We’re pretty streaky. Three days ago, we were hot. That’s why when somebody asked me, ‘Hey, do you think you turned the corner?’ I never say, ‘[Yes],’ because it’s fluid and it’s continuing. Now, we’ll play again tomorrow and we better be ready, because Texas looks like they’re really starting to swing it.” –Francona, on the Indians’ offense
“Well, we didn’t hold a meeting or anything, but we’ve been talking about getting embarrassed at home. And now I can say it, we wanted to stick it to them. Especially today, after yesterday, and not just be content with winning the series. … It was a huge, huge game today, going into Boston, and we were able to sweep here and get back in first place where we belong.” — Brian Dozier, on Minnesota’s sweep
Rosario’s solo home run
Rosario’s solo home run
Eddie Rosario pulls a solo home run to deep right field to give the Twins a 3-0 lead in the top of the 4th inning
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Tomlin entered the afternoon with a Major League-leading 9.3 strikeout-to-walk ratio. Against the Twins, the precision-based righty issue three walks, marking only the seventh time in his career he had at least three walks in an outing. It was his first such game since Sept. 20, 2015.
TRAINING ROOM
Indians outfielder Austin Jackson left after four innings due to tightness in his left quad and was replaced in left by Daniel Robertson. Jackson is considered day to day. Francona said the team would have more information after the outfielder is re-evaluated on Monday.
“It’s not bad,” Francona said. “There’s even some thought that maybe it’s a cramp. But, we’ll know more tomorrow.”
UNDER REVIEW
With two down in the bottom of the eighth inning, Twins reliever Buddy Boshers threw a 1-1 sinker inside to Lonnie Chisenhall. The Indians right fielder tried to avoid the pitch, but it grazed him on the side. The Twins opted to challenge the hit-by pitch-call. After a 59-second review, the call on the field stood.
Chisenhall hit after review
Chisenhall hit after review
Lonnie Chisenhall is hit by a pitch from Buddy Boshers and the Twins challenge the call, but it ultimately stands
WHAT’S NEXT
Twins: The Twins will head to Boston a four-game series against the Red Sox beginning with Monday’s 6:10 p.m. CT tilt at Fenway Park. Right-hander Jose Berrios (7-1, 2.67 ERA) will take the mound, and he is coming off a win against the White Sox on Wednesday. He held Chicago to two runs on four hits in eight innings to pick up the win.
Indians: Right-hander Carlos Carrasco (8-3, 2.99 ERA) is scheduled to take the ball for the Tribe in the opener of a four-game set with Texas at 7:10 p.m. ET on Monday at Progressive Field. Cleveland will welcome back former slugger Mike Napoli, who will receive his American League championship ring from the club.