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Marlins signed Doug Mientkiewicz to a minor league deal.

 

Marlins Sign Doug Mientkiewicz

By Tim Dierkes [May 5, 2010 at 3:36pm CST]

 

The Marlins signed first baseman Doug Mientkiewicz to a minor league deal, according to Baseball America's Matt Eddy. Mientkiewicz didn't play much in '09, as he went down for shoulder surgery in April.

 

The Dodgers re-signed Mientkiewicz to a minor league deal in December of last year. He sought his release after being told he wouldn't make the team, and the Dodgers waited a week before granting it. Mientkiewicz declined a chance to coach for Joe Torre, and later passed on Bret Boone's recruiting efforts for his independent league club.

 

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Don't know if we'll actually see him with the Marlins, but he did go to school and grow up in Miami.

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Mientkiewicz has always been a outstanding glove man. I think that is why the Marlins signed him because he could make even Jorge Cantu passable at 3B. Plus it doesn't really cost the Marlins much to give him a chance to see if he has anything left in the minors as they can just cut him if it doesn't work out.

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Ten bucks says BroncoBob uses this as an example of the Marlins being unhappy with Gaby.

 

Considering that Mientkiewicz is a glove man, I'd like to get in on that too.

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One might ask what this means for Logan Morisson's playing time in NO even in the short term if they give Mientkiewicz a looksee for a few weeks or longer? It's a strange move to be sure, but I guess we'll see the fit sooner rather than later.

 

NOTE: If others were wondering the same thing...the answer is "Mientkiewicz should see plenty of time at first base in the coming weeks for the Zephyrs while Logan Morrison is out with a bone bruise in his shoulder..."

- Nola.com

 

Missed that one. Learn something new everyday.

 

Makes more sense already.

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It really, really sucks that Logan is hurt. Otherwise, we could give him a shot in LF if Coghlan is still doing poorly in June. Maybe that'll still happen.

 

I just have an odd feeling we might see a Logan/Cody/Stanton (or BC) outfield at some point this year.

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It really, really sucks that Logan is hurt. Otherwise, we could give him a shot in LF if Coghlan is still doing poorly in June. Maybe that'll still happen.

 

I just have an odd feeling we might see a Logan/Cody/Stanton (or BC) outfield at some point this year.

 

He's not on the 40 man so I doubt it. If we do indeed send Coghlan down, it'll likely be Cousins, a natural outfielder (and a good one) who can play all three spots and a guy who is on the 40 man, coming up.

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One might ask what this means for Logan Morisson's playing time in NO even in the short term if they give Mientkiewicz a looksee for a few weeks or longer? It's a strange move to be sure, but I guess we'll see the fit sooner rather than later.

 

NOTE: If others were wondering the same thing...the answer is "Mientkiewicz should see plenty of time at first base in the coming weeks for the Zephyrs while Logan Morrison is out with a bone bruise in his shoulder..."

- Nola.com

 

Missed that one. Learn something new everyday.

 

Makes more sense already.

 

This is what I thought when I saw this. Logan hasn't played since April 19, I guess it's going to be a few more weeks.

 

Also, I see this as "Mike Lamb" insurance. If that exists.

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Except like I told you in the minor league thread, his numbers were dreadful before his Cycle game.

 

And? Being on the 40 man has it's perks. I don't think we're going to 60 day Meyer so what else is there for us to do to make room for a new guy not on it? If Coghlan is indeed demoted, he's really the only option.

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I'm pretty sure we only have 39 on the 40 man right now. There's room for whoever we want to put on, and we could always waive a Brett Sinkbeil if we really need room.

 

You're actually right about it being 39 on the 40 man which opens up the possibility of Petersen but I still think Cousins is the most MLB ready.

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I think Cousins would really struggle as a major leaguer right now. He would strike out a ton. Yeah he's good defensively, but our outfield defense is not nearly as big a problem as our outfield offense.

 

That being said, I'm waiting until June 1 to make a move. If either Coghlan or Maybin isn't OPSing over .750 by then, it's Stanton time. Why mess around with anyone else? Give the guys you've got a chance to prove themselves and if you don't, roll the dice.

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