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Paragraph from fan graphs Marlins 2011 preview.


Rounding out the lineup is a pair of veterans acquired during the off-season. John Buck signed a three-year deal as a free agent and will take over as the team’s starting catcher. At the very least this gives them time to develop Kyle Skipworth, but Buck can provide value of his own. He displayed unprecedented power last year, and if he maintains some of those gains he’ll help at the bottom of the lineup. Infante came over in the Dan Uggla trade and will replace him in the field. That’s going to represent quite a downgrade on offense, especially since it’s unlikely that Infante repeats his .340 wOBA from 2010. Chances are he’s just keeping second base warm until the team determines that Osvaldo Martinez is ready.


Some on here claim Martinez has no future as a major league starter. I've been saying for a bit I think if his glove is pretty good I expect him to get a good shot up the middle. We don't NEED great hitters of the middle infield.

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