Marlins Land Gonzalez

Thursday, January 31, 2008

The Marlins and outfielder Luis Gonzalez have agreed to a one year deal worth 2 million dollars. Gonzalez did pretty well last year but it was obvious that his numbers are dropping. He batted .278 with 15 HR in 139 games last season for the Dodgers, but can play both corner outfield spots and first base. Not only that, but he will serve as a solid mentor to the young players. The Marlins continue to look for another pitcher, but have yet to find one. They were in talks with Mike Maroth early on, and might consider bringing him in on an incentive type deal. Other than that, I think they will just hope that their young pitchers can return to 2006 form.