The only thing I've read on Soroka and Swanson is that the team is being extra cautious with Swanson's return from a surgically repaired wrist. And from what I've read, Soroka is being shut down for the foreseeable future due to shoulder tendinitis from off season work outs. They've said the injury doesn't even necessitate an MRI. I wouldn't expect Soroka on the opening day roster though.
Not saying much in their division...most overrated team in the past 25 years and their post season record proves it. Marlins have won 2 World Series, Braves....1 and I am not counting when they were in other cities, Yeah first team to win 3 in 3 different cities 1914, 1957, and 1995 but don't care where you were based before. Change cities and to me it is a different franchise.
Marlins won both as wild card, never won a division title, Braves 13 division titles since 95 and 1 WS win in 95. Huh...never mind facts
Yep. Both WS titles were bought and paid for with high priced free agent deals. Both WS teams were dismantled and traded off for peanuts before the ticker tape was cleaned up. The previous owners of the Marlins have all but killed off the entire Miami baseball fan base and now they're desperately hoping Jeter can resuscitate it.
Just joking around about Swanson & Soroka earlier. Time will tell or show us about 'em later. I'm still expecting these youngsters to recover & play this season, as long as they can stay healthy & avoid future injuries. Here's a bit more directly from them below.
Given Soroka could be cleared to resume throwing exercises within the next few days, there’s certainly no reason to be overly worried about the right trapezius strain that led to him being shut down last week.
I am looking for Folty to take that next big step and solidify his place at the top of the rotation this season. His only obstacle will be continued control of his emotions, but he has the stuff to become the ace. I think this season Newcomb is where Folty was at the beginning of last season. Once he (and the majority of the staff) get the walks under control, this staff has a lot of potential. Toussaint is going to break out this season too. I wouldn't mind a late signing of a veteran like Gio Gonzalez to continue to mentor the youngsters the way Leibrandt (who remembers him? Hmmm?) did for a young Smoltz, Glavine and Avery.
Roughly one week into spring training and we have Swanson, Donaldson, Minter and Soroka all nursing, or recovering from, injuries. Hopefully this turns around quickly or we could be in for a long season....
Swanson is recovering from surgery, some soreness is to be expected and he'll be fine. Donaldson isn't really having any lingering injury issues per se. He is more of an expensive investment that they're being cautious with. He's been in the league a long time. ST is more of a formality for him than anything else.
And like I said in another post, Minter is the only one I'd be real concerned with on the pitching side...