Not much has happened with the Marlins since they signed Mark Buehrle and Jose Reyes, and lost out on C.J. Wilson and Albert Pujols at the Winter Meetings.  Since then the Marlins signed veterans Aaron Rowand and Nick Green to Minor League deals and has let Clay Hensley become a free agent.  However, the Marlins have continued to make a lot of noise in the rumor mill.  Report have come out that the Marlins are looking at giving Mike Stanton a contract extention, they are trying to resign Greg Dobbs (a move I love), and they have talked to pitchers Javier Vazquez and Joe Saunders, trying to solidify that 5th spot in the rotation. The Marlins have reportedly been the most aggressive team when it come to trying to aquire Cuban defecter and center fielder Yoenis Cespedes, Cespedes is expected to get a contrct worth between $30-$60 million once he is approved to become a free agent by MLB.

For right now here is a projected lineup for the Marlins in 2012 (based on players under contract):

  1. Jose Reyes - SS
  2. Emilio Bonifacio - CF
  3. Hanley Ramirez - 3B
  4. Mike Stanton - RF
  5. Gaby Sanchez - 1B
  6. Logan Morrison - LF
  7. Omar Infante - 2B
  8. John Buck - C
  • Chris Coghlan
  • Brett Hayes
  • Donnie Murphy
  • Scott Cousins
  1. Josh Johnson - RHP
  2. Marl Buehrle- LHP
  3. Anibal Sanchez - RHP
  4. Ricky Nolasco - RHP
  5. Chris Volstad (or Alex Sanabia/Wade LeBlanc)
  • Heath Bell - RHP
  • Mike Dunn - LHP
  • Ryan Webb - RHP
  • Edward Mujica - RHP
  • Randy Choate - LHP
  • Jose Ceda - RHP
  • Steve Cishek - RHP
  • Chris Hatcher - RHP