By Roger Hoover / Jacksonville Suns
Awards season continues to go well for the Marlins, as a former Southern Leaguer picked up one of the game’s most respected honors over the weekend.
Casey McGehee was named the 2014 National League Comeback Player of the Year by Major League Baseball on Friday, capping a whirlwind season for the former Tennessee Smokie.
McGehee, signed by the Marlins last offseason after playing in Japan in 2013, played in all but two games for Miami while hitting .287 and picking up 76 RBI.
McGehee has also been named the 2014 Comeback Player of the Year by The Sporting News and the Players Choice Awards.
There was also news that impacted the Marlins minor league coaching situation that impacts the Jacksonville Suns as we’ll discuss in a future blog post later this afternoon.
By #FishFriday we should know whether or not Giancarlo Stanton will be a National League Most Valuable Player, as the award will be announced on Thursday.
Here are today’s #MarlinsMonday links, again check back for an update this afternoon on Marlins minor league coordinators:
Marlins.com: McGehee wins NL Comeback Player of the Year
Marlins.com: Marlins shuffle Minor League development staff
Fish Stripes: 2015 Marlins Offseason Plan: Opportunities
Yahoo! Big League Stew: Joe Maddon thanks Tampa Bay with ads in two newspapers
Fox Sports: Rosenthal: Could A-Rod face further discipline by MLB?
Baseball America: Giants A Dynasty? By NL Standards, Yes
ESPN Los Angeles: New Dodgers GM plans to study rival Giants
ESPN: MLB announces all-star roster for Japan tour
Grantland: Five MLB Free-Agent Bargains: When to Buy the Generic Over the Name Brand