Marlins Rumors & News

  • Brandon Moss, Allen Craig on Marlins’ first base radar

    Hardball Talk "Yesterday, we learned that the Marlins were considering Evan Gattis and Chris Davis as trade options for an upgrade at first base. You can add Brandon Moss of the Athletics to the list, per’s Joe Frisaro, as well as Allen Craig of the Red Sox (via Clark Herald of the Miami Herald). The..." November 27

  • No, the Marlins probably have not changed

    Fox Sports "In The New York Times last week, television critic Jon Caramanica led his story about some new reality shows with a bit about John Rocker ... which was odd, since Rocker was recently featured on the oldest reality show. The connection, however tenuous, is that Rocker was attempting to reinvent..." November 25

  • Marlins have discussed trading for Wade Miley

    Hardball Talk "In his column for the Miami Herald, Barry Jackson reports that the Marlins have discussed trading starter Nathan Eovaldi to the Diamondbacks for starter Wade Miley. Jackson adds that the Marlins also have interest in free agent pitchers Francisco Liriano and Brandon Morrow. Miley, 28, was the..." November 24

  • Stanton Losing About $141 Million of Record Deal to Taxes

    Bloomberg "Giancarlo Stanton will give up more in taxes over his record contract than 24 Major League Baseball teams paid their players last season. The Miami Marlins outfielder two days ago signed a 13-year, $325 million deal, the richest in North American sports history. Federal, state, city and payroll..." November 24

  • Willingham retires after 11 seasons "Josh Willingham is retiring from baseball after an 11-year major league career, the outfielder told on Monday. Willingham, 35, hit .253 with 195 home runs during a career that included stints with the Florida Marlins, Washington Nationals, Oakland Athletics, Minnesota Twins and Kansas..." November 24

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    reid brignac agrees to minor-league deal with #marlins

  • Will Giancarlo Stanton’s historic contract ever impact Bryce Harper?

    Washington Post "Baseball salaries are determined very much like real estate prices, using a thorough perusal of the surrounding properties in the neighborhood – the “comps.” Who else around here has three bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths and was built in, say, 1990? Who else, after their first six years in the..." November 20

  • Marlins reportedly make offer to LaRoche "The Marlins may not have to look outside of their own division to find a middle-of-the-order hitter. Miami reportedly has a two-year, $20 million offer on the table to free agent Adam LaRoche, according to the Miami Herald. The 35-year-old first baseman batted .259 with 26 home runs and 92..." November 20

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: #Marlins interested in Shields. Would cost team No. 12 pick in draft plus $$$. GM Dan Jennings drafted Shields for #Rays in 2000.

  • Heavy backload makes opt-out seem unlikely by Giancarlo Stanton "The headline for Giancarlo Stanton's new deal with the Marlins is obviously the 13 years and $325 million. The subhead has to include the no-trade and opt-out clauses. Diving into the meat of the deal, though, let's talk about how the deal is structured. That is, it's backloaded. No, that's..." November 18

  • Marlins owner confirms team signs Stanton to record 13-year, $325M deal

    The Score "The speculation can be put to rest. Power-hitter Giancarlo Stanton and the Miami Marlins have completed the richest contract in professional sports history. The two sides reached agreement on a 13-year, $325 million deal, Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria told Manny Navarro of the Miami Herald...." November 18

  • Marlins serious about hooking slugger Giancarlo Stanton

    Boston Globe "Everyone in baseball has been waiting for the Miami Marlins to make a serious bid to sign Giancarlo Stanton for the long term. Now that a record 13-year, $325 million deal is being discussed for the 25-year-old slugger and perhaps on the verge of happening, the question being asked is, are the..." November 17

  • Marlins' Stanton mega deal is in place: $325M, 13 years, early opt out "Superstar outfielder Giancarlo Stanton and the Marlins now have a deal in place for a record $325 million over a record 13 years, sources connected to the team say. That landmark contract keeps the beloved Stanton in Miami at least through his 20s and maybe until he's 38, and brings credibility to..." November 17

  • Stanton's a start, but Marlins have other young players worth locking up "The Marlins are on the verge of signing slugger Giancarlo Stanton to a landmark 13-year contract worth $325 million. It will be the largest contract in baseball history once it's made official. Stanton is only 25 and he's the game's top power hitter at a time when power is hard to find. It's no..." November 15

  • Reports: Giancarlo Stanton nearing agreement on $325 million contract "The Marlins are nearing an agreement with outfielder Giancarlo Stanton on a 13-year, $325 million contract, according to Jon Heyman of FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal confirms Heyman's report. Rosenthal had reported Thursday that the parties were discussing a contract in excess of 10..." November 15

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    #marlins, stanton closing in on $325M, 13-year deal. expected to have no-trade and opt-out. story up soon on @CBSSportsMLB

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Source: Stanton deal under discussion with #Marlins is in range of 12 years/$320M. Reported last night that it was at least 10 years/$300M.

  • Marlins, Stanton discussing record-breaking $300 million deal

    Fox Sports "Would Giancarlo Stanton turn down the biggest contract in professional sports history? The Miami Marlins apparently intend to find out. The two sides are discussing a deal that would be for at least 10 years and at least $300 million, according to major-league sources. Stanton's..." November 14

  • Stanton, Marlins said to agree on money, but hurdle or two remains "Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton and the team are said to be in basic agreement on the financial terms of what was described as a “landmark” deal, and while sources suggest there's a good chance a deal will happen, there were still said to be one or two significant non-monetary hurdles to..." November 14

  • Joe Torre: Skippers no longer can use stall tactics for MLB replays

    New York Post "Rest in peace, Awkward Manager Ambling From The Dugout to the Field So a Team Can Decide Whether To Challenge a Call. You won’t be missed. Phase Two of Major League Baseball’s extended instant-replay rollout hasn’t yet been finalized, MLB executive vice president of baseball operations Joe..." November 13

  • Marlins continue to insist Stanton's not for sale

    CSN New England "No matter how many times they say it, the Miami Marlins seem to having trouble getting the message across: No, Giancarlo Stanton is not available. But that doesn't deter them. As speculation swirls that Stanton is either headed for free agency after the 2016 season or soon to be traded, the..." November 12

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    Andy Martino @MartinoNYDN

    #Marlins Hill says other teams haven't reached out lately on Stanton, knowing that they're trying to sign him.

  • McGehee, Young comeback players "Miami Marlins third baseman Casey McGehee and Seattle Mariners pitcher Chris Young are the National and American League comeback players of the year, Major League Baseball announced Friday. In his first year with the Marlins following a season in Japan with the Rakuten Golden Eagles, the..." November 08

  • Marlins, Giancarlo Stanton begin talks about long-term contract "The Marlins and star outfielder Giancarlo Stanton have started negotiations about a long-term contract extension, according to the Associated Press. President of baseball operations Mike Hill declined to say whether the team has made an offer, however. "Negotiations are ongoing. We're hopeful..." November 06

  • Fernandez progressing; Marlins seek starting pitchers "All signs indicate Jose Fernandez is on schedule to return to the Marlins sometime around midseason in 2015. Until the 2013 National League Rookie of the Year Award winner is back, the organization is weighing its rotation options for next season. At the General Managers Meetings in Phoenix..." November 06

  • MLB Gold Glove awards 2014

    Sporting News "Major League Baseball's Rawlings Gold Glove Award winners for 2014 were announced Tuesday night. Voting was done by MLB managers and coaches before the end of the regular season. Three American League squad was dominated by the Royals and Orioles, who met in the ALCS. Kansas City placed Alex..." November 05

  • Hill reaffirms Marlins' desire to lock up Stanton long term "The Marlins remain unwavering when it comes to their main offseason goal. Signing Giancarlo Stanton to a contract extension is at the top of the organization's list. President of baseball operations Michael Hill reaffirmed the team's stance on Sunday in an interview with MLB Network Radio on..." November 03

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    Jim Bowden @JimBowden_ESPN

    Michael Hill just told us their goal is to get Giancarlo Stanton signed to a long term contract by the Winter Meetings…Sirius 209 XM 89

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    Jim Bowden @JimBowden_ESPN

    Michael Hill reiterated to us that Jose Fernandez will not be back until June or July #Marlins @MLBNetworkRadio

  • Marlins will pick up Jeff Mathis’ option for 2015

    Hardball Talk "Jeff Mathis had his usual terrible season at the plate, hitting .200 with two homers and a .537 OPS in 64 games, but his defense continued to receive praise and the Marlins want him back. Joe Frisaro of reports that the Marlins will exercise their $1.5 million option on Mathis for 2015,..." October 30

  • Why $30M a year might not be enough for Marlins to keep Stanton

    New York Post "Giancarlo Stanton sat with Hank Aaron last week. He could soon be in the same conversation with the great sluggers of today – at least, contract-wise. Stanton, who was presented the Hank Aaron Award as the NL’s best hitter by Aaron at the World Series, will soon be given something potentially..." October 29

  • Stanton: You don't know what you got until it's almost gone

    Fox Sports "Giancarlo Stanton's career flashed before his eyes. Stanton was struck in the face by a Mike Fiers pitch during a Sept. 11 game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. The beanball left Stanton banged up, but the Miami Marlins slugger also came away from the scary incident with a new..." October 28

  • Giancarlo Stanton will likely wear a helmet with a face guard like Jason Heyward

    Yahoo! Sports "Giancarlo Stanton was here Saturday night, upright, strong, smiling and, he said, unafraid for tomorrow. Next season will come, he said, and he'll stand where he's supposed to stand. He'll track a pitch and then another. He'll get back to being a hitter, a ballplayer, and one of the best in the..." October 27

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    MLB Public Relations @MLB_PR

    Giancarlo Stanton (NL) & Mike Trout (AL) win Hank Aaron Award, given to top offensive players in each league.

  • MLB will try to implement a policy on domestic violence

    Los Angeles Times "On the day after the NHL suspended Kings defenseman Slaya Voynov after his arrest for alleged domestic violence, the incoming commissioner of Major League Baseball said his league hopes to have a policy in place to cover such incidents next year. Rob Manfred, who replaces the retiring Bud Selig..." October 23

  • Report: Marlins may have James Shields atop shopping list

    CSN Washington "The Marlins infused their roster with veterans such as Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Casey McGehee last offseason and it paid off, as the team improved by 15 wins from the year before. This winter, according to, Miami hopes to gain even more experience, specifically free agents who have been..." October 22

  • Sporting News MLB awards: Chris Young, Casey McGehee voted top comebackers

    Sporting News "RHP Chris Young of the Mariners and 3B Casey McGehee of the Marlins are Sporting News’ 2014 AL and NL Comeback Players of the Year, respectively, as selected by a panel of 196 major league players. The veteran players put up solid campaigns after spending 2013 out of Major League..." October 20

  • Marlins outright utility man Jordany Valdespin to Triple-A

    Fox Sports Florida "With the offseason underway, the Miami Marlins made a pair of transactions on Friday. Utility player Jordan Valdespin was outrighted to Triple-A New Orleans, while the Texas Rangers claimed utility player Ed Lucas. Valdespin, who signed a minor-league deal last December without an invitation..." October 11

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    Evan Grant @Evan_P_Grant

    #Rangers receive INF Ed Lucas from Miami on a waiver claim.

  • Marlins to pursue starting pitching this winter

    MLB Daily Dish "The Miami Marlins appear intent on pursuing a starting pitching upgrade this winter, as the position is "high on Miami's shopping list this offseason", according to's Joe Frisaro. The Marlins seem set on adding versatility to their 40-man roster, which could lead to some current starters..." October 07

  • Marlins’ Jose Fernandez has ‘incredible’ second throwing session

    Miami Herald "Jose Fernandez was popping the catcher’s mitt at Marlins Park on Friday, and he wasn’t even letting it rip. “The ball is coming out of my hand incredible,” Fernandez said after completing just his second throwing session in his comeback from Tommy John surgery. “I’m just excited to get a ball..." October 04

  • MLB To Test Pace-Of-Game Initiatives In AFL

    Baseball America "Major League Baseball on Wednesday said it would begin testing some ideas aimed at quickening the pace of game at the Arizona Fall League. AFL games begin Oct. 7 and run through the championship game on Nov. 15. Among the experimental rules are: • Batter’s Box Rule: The batter shall keep..." October 01

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    Joe Frisaro @JoeFrisaro

    #Marlins Jose Fernandez made 25 throws from 30 feet today at Marlins Park. It went well. He said he felt great.

  • Marlins President: Miami Not Trading Giancarlo Stanton This Offseason

    NESN "Giancarlo Stanton’s talents are staying in South Beach. The Marlins have long expressed a desire to keep Stanton despite continued speculation Miami might eventually trade the two-time All-Star. Marlins president David Samson told the Miami Herald on Monday that Stanton is a big part of the..." October 01

  • Nationals' Jordan Zimmermann no-hits Marlins "Nationals right-hander Jordan Zimmermann pitched a no-hitter against the Marlins on Sunday (WAS 1, MIA 0). It was the first no-hitter in Washington Nationals history and fifth in Nationals/Expos franchise history. Zimmermann's was also the fifth no-hitter of 2014. On the day, Zimmermann struck..." September 29

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    clarkspencer @clarkspencer

    #Marlins extend manager Mike Redmond through the 2017 season.

  • Nats 5, Marlins 1

    CSN Washington "The truck keeps rolling along, no matter what's at stake right now. The Nationals could've taken Saturday off but instead went out and put forth another impressive effort to beat the Marlins and improve to 32-13 down the stretch, with one game to go on the regular-season slate. It certainly..." September 28

  • Marlins ride late-arriving offense to doubleheader split over Nationals

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The Marlins totaled more than two games worth of hits Friday. That wasn't altogether unexpected, considering they played the Nationals twice. The peculiar part was the distribution. After Doug Fister tossed a three-hit shutout in the matinee, the Marlins exploded for a season-high 22 under the..." September 27

  • Nats lock up home-field advantage through NLCS with win over Marlins

    CSN Washington "For the second time in three years, no team in the National League will finish with a better record than the Nationals. Thanks to Doug Fister’s 4-0 shutout victory over the Marlins in the first half of Friday’s day-night doubleheader, the Nationals locked up home-field advantage through the..." September 27

  • Casey McGehee helps Miami Marlins rally past Philadelphia Phillies in home finale

    Miami Herald "The Marlins made it a habit all season of waiting until late in the game to get their offense rolling. So it was only fitting they wrapped up their third season in their new ballpark Thursday by waiting until the seventh inning to rally past the last-place Philadelphia Phillies. Helped along..." September 26

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