Offishial news, 11/7/23: Managerial hires; NL Skip of the Year?

Today’s Marlins news roundup also analyzes the decision to let Jorge Soler hit free agency with no qualifying offer attached.

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  • Monday’s AFL/winter ball notes: LHP Luis Palacios is getting ready to make his debut with Venezuela’s Leones del Caracas. Palacios had a heavy workload as a starter in the Marlins farm system this season (152.2 IP when including the postseason), mostly with Double-A Pensacola. I assume Caracas will use him as a reliever.
  • To my chagrin, the Marlins did not issue a qualifying offer to Jorge Soler prior to Monday’s deadline. Had they done so, Soler probably would’ve rejected it, thereby entitling the Marlins to a compensatory draft pick once he signs with another team. Instead, they’re now poised to lose him for nothing. To be clear, Soler accepting the $20.325M offer would’ve made it incredibly challenging for the team to address other pressing needs for 2024. However, that is a calculated risk worth taking. Soler sticks out in a light-hitting MLB free agent class and should receive no shortage of lucrative multi-year offers.
  • In more mundane news, the Marlins exercised Jon Berti‘s $3.625M club option. They also activated Trevor Rogers, Max Meyer and Anthony Bender from the 60-day injured list, and ran Tommy Nance through waivers, then outrighted him to the minors. Their 40-man roster is currently at 35.
  • Our 2023 Marlins Season Review series keeps expanding. One more week until we fully turn the page to 2024. Check back daily for more articles from the FOF staff.

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One response to “Offishial news, 11/7/23: Managerial hires; NL Skip of the Year?”

  1. Sure would like to know which prospects the Rays would have drafted with the Marlins first pick in the last five drafts. Pretty positive all five would have been very different.

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