Marlins Rumors & News

  • Jose Fernandez, companions had strong odor of alcohol after fatal crash

    Miami Herald "Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez and two of his friends who perished in a violent boat crash off of South Beach last month all had a strong odor of alcohol on them when their bodies were recovered by divers, according to a search warrant affidavit obtained by the Miami Herald. The..." October 26

  • MLB cancels its Dominican showcase after players protest an international draft

    Hardball Talk "Ben Badler of Baseball America Reports that Major League Baseball has cancelled its Dominican national showcase, which was scheduled for today and tomorrow. Why? Because, Badler reports, trainers and players in the Dominican Republic planned to skip the showcase in protest over Major League..." October 26

  • Gordon: Jose Fernandez said Cubs, Indians had best lineups

    SI "Around an hour after the Cubs clinched their first pennant since 1945, sending them into the World Series to face the Indians, Marlins shortstop Dee Gordon shared a moving anecdote about his late teammate, Jose Fernandez. Gordon—who homered in his first at bat following Fernandez’s tragic death..." October 23

  • Virginia Tech fans hang horrific Jose Fernandez sign before Miami game

    SI "Virginia Tech fans hung a banner in front of an off-campus house in Blacksburg that made light of the recent death of Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez. "Bury the U next to Jose Fernandez RIP," the sign read. Virginia Tech played Miami on Thursday night, beating the Hurricanes, 37–16...." October 22

  • 2017 free agency qualifying offer to be worth $17.2 million

    Today's Knuckleball "Jon Heyman of Today’s Knuckleball and FanRag Sports has reported that the qualifying offer for free agents this upcoming offseason will be $17.2 million. Teams with impending free agents must make a qualifying offer to those players in order to get draft pick compensation should they sign with..." October 13

  • No firm answer for rise in home runs

    Today's Knuckleball "One of the biggest surprises of this season has been the return of the home run. Testing for performance-enhancing drugs, a more consistent calling of the strike zone and better pitching — particularly the preponderance of hard-throwing relievers — were supposed to mean the end of the..." October 13

  • Fredi in talks for Marlins' 3B coach "Former Marlins and Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez has had multiple conversations with Miami about its vacated third-base coaching position, sources have told But the 52-year-old is in the process of mulling all his options. Gonzalez, relieved of his managerial duties with Atlanta in..." October 12

  • Marlins cover cost for Fernandez's funeral

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Among the themes of the Marlins’ final week of the season, as they worked through their grief following Jose Fernandez’s sudden death, was a plea to remember the family — both now, when the emotions are raw and when the story is in the headlines, and moving forward, when those fade. The..." October 11

  • TBS to add pitch count to broadcast graphic for rest of postseason

    Today's Knuckleball "TBS broadcasts have frustrated viewers thus far into the 2016 postseason with a score graphic that does not show the number of pitches thrown by a pitcher. The simplified graphic is stripped of extra information beyond score, inning, base-out state and count. According to Richard Deitsch of..." October 09

  • In farewell, Bonds calls Marlins stint 'rewarding'

    ESPN "Barry Bonds, who was fired as Miami Marlins hitting coach after just one season on Wednesday, posted to his personal blog a message of thanks and farewell to club officials on Thursday afternoon. "Working with the Marlins this past season has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my..." October 07

  • Marlins sign Martin Prado to three-year, $40 million extension

    Today's Knuckleball "It’s official. The Miami Marlins have signed third baseman Martin Prado to a three-year, $40 million contract extension. The two sides initially came to an agreement last week, but it was officially announced on Wednesday. The 32-year-old, who has emerged as a leader in the Marlins’ clubhouse,..." October 06

  • Joe Buck reveals that hair plug addiction nearly cost him his career

    SI "Fox Sports announcer Joe Buck feared for his broadcasting career five years ago when he suffered a paralyzed left vocal chord. The ailment struck him a few weeks before the start of the 2011 baseball season, and it wasn’t until October of that year that he truly felt his voice was back. At the..." October 06

  • Baseball players are getting fat like us

    USA Today "Americans tuning in to the baseball playoffs might notice an unfortunate trend: Like much of the country, baseball players are increasingly overweight or even obese. Being classified as normal weight is now the exception rather than the rule in the U.S. The collective expansion of our..." October 06

  • Rob Manfred again deflects questions pertaining to paying minor leaguers a livable wage

    Hardball Talk "Though it’s an issue that has been on the back burner for a few months, earlier this year, the topic of minor league salaries was a huge issue. Near the end of June, Congressman Brett Guthrie (R-KY) and Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL) proposed H.R. 5580, or the “Save America’s Pastime Act,” in..." October 05

  • Jose Fernandez's ashes scattered at sea

    Fox Sports "The ashes of Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez were scattered at sea in Florida on Sunday, a week after he and two others died in a boating accident. Radio Marti reported that a group of Fernandez' friends deposited his remains from a boat that had the U.S. and Cuban flags..." October 04

  • Marlins won’t retain Barry Bonds as hitting coach

    Today's Knuckleball "On what has become a Black Monday of sorts, several managers and front office personnel have been let go Monday, the day after the 2016 MLB regular season came to an end. According to sources close to the situation, Miami Marlins hitting coach Barry Bonds is the latest casualty; he will not return..." October 03

  • Why Jose Fernandez deserves to posthumously win the National League Cy Young Award

    Fox Sports "Before Jose Fernandez’s tragic and untimely death, he was in the midst of the best season of his young and promising career. It was a season worthy of Cy Young Award consideration, to say the least. This is not a sympathy vote or an appeal to honoring Fernandez’s impressive legacy — Fernandez..." October 03

  • Final 2017 MLB Draft order set: The Twins are on the clock and here's what to know

    CBS Sports "At 59-103, the Minnesota Twins not only had the worst record in baseball in 2016, they also had the worst record since the Washington Senators franchise relocated to Minnesota and became the Twins in 1961. The 1982 team, which went 60-102, previously had the worst record in team history. If..." October 03

  • Scherzer does it all in Nationals' win vs. Marlins

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- The Washington Nationals spilled onto the field late Sunday afternoon, as the National League East champions celebrated their 95th win of the year, 50th victory at home and 20th triumph of the season for ace right-hander Max Scherzer. Several of the Washington players and..." October 02

  • Marlins escape with victory over Nationals

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- - The Miami Marlins have been through a lot this week, with the death of ace pitcher Jose Fernandez in a boat accident Sunday and the emotions of a private memorial service Thursday in Florida. The Marlins left the Sunshine State for the first time since his death when they..." October 01

  • Roark wins No. 16; Nationals edge Marlins 2-1

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- As the game came to end, Trea Turner followed Bryce Harper back to the first-base dugout as the two did high fives with teammates who did not play. Turner is about a week away from the first postseason experience of his major league career, and the speedy product from North..." October 01

  • D-Backs leave Marlins heartfelt message

    Arizona Republic "It's been a very difficult week for the Miami Marlins. The Arizona Diamondbacks tried to make it just a little bit easier. After their series with the Nationals in Washington ended Thursday, someone from the Diamondbacks left a message for the Marlins on the visiting team's whiteboard at..." October 01

  • Boras setting up trust fund for Fernandez's unborn daughter

    ESPN "When Scott Boras' cellphone buzzed at 4:30 a.m. Pacific Time on Sunday, 31 years of professional experience and a sports agent's intuition told him the news was probably grim. His instincts were validated when the phone flashed the name of Alex Morin, a Boras Corporation associate who was calling..." September 30

  • The Jose Fernandez jersey that was stolen during vigil in his honor was returned

    CBS Sports "On Thursday, we brought you news that one of Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez's old jerseys had been stolen from Alonso High School during a candlelight vigil held in his honor following his tragic death in a boating accident. Evidently the thief came to realize how disrespectful and distasteful..." September 30

  • Scott Boras breaks down delivering eulogy for Jose Fernandez

    Fox Sports "The funeral for Jose Fernandez took place on Thursday in Miami. Scott Boras, Fernandez's agent, spoke at the private gathering of his client and the person who saw him as a confidante. The eulogy is touching and riveting. A must-watch." September 30

  • Someone stole Jose Fernandez’s high school jersey after a vigil

    Hardball Talk "People are the absolute worst sometimes. The latest example: someone stole one of Jose Fernandez’s high school jerseys, which had been displayed in his old high school’s dugout for a vigil last night. That report comes from Anastasia Dawson of the Tampa Bay Times who covered the vigil at Alonso..." September 29

  • Family, friends attend Jose Fernandez's private funeral Mass

    ESPN "A day after fans said goodbye, family members and friends of Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez attended a private funeral Mass on Thursday. Fernandez and two friends were killed in a boat crash off South Beach early Sunday. "I think the most important thing is that he brought this..." September 29

  • Mets maintain wild-card lead with victory over Marlins

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- After the Wednesday night game at Marlins Park, New York Mets manager Terry Collins made his way across the diamond. He found Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly and shook his hand after New York won 5-2. "I told Donnie, what he had to go through the past three days and what..." September 28

  • Newspaper runs insensitive headline following Mets win

    Sportsnaut "There are editors for a reason. Most papers also has specific headline writers for a reason. It’s all part of the process. A process that includes providing quality content and making sure all your I’s are dotted and T’s are crossed. Unfortunately, mistakes are sometimes made. The idea of..." September 28

  • Miami, Marlins gather to say goodbye to Jose Fernandez at Marlins Park

    USA Today "After three days of mourning the death of Jose Fernandez inside Marlins Park, it was time for the rest of the community he called home to have its moment to grieve. A funeral procession carrying Fernandez’s body left Marlins Park shortly after its scheduled 2:16 p.m. departure on Wednesday, one..." September 28

  • Marlins coach shares 6-year-old son's story about his 'buddy' Jose Fernandez

    Fox Sports "In the wake of the tragic death of 24-year-old Miami Marlins ace pitcher Jose Fernandez in a boating accident early Sunday morning, players have rallied together, paid tribute and told stories about their late teammate and friend. Fans and other admirers have shared memories, too. One such..." September 28

  • Cardinals' Aledmys Diaz hits emotional grand slam, honors Jose Fernandez

    USA Today "St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Aledmys Diaz, grieving with his best friend’s family Monday in Miami, didn’t feel like getting back on that plane to St. Louis. He was saying goodbye to Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez, who was killed Sunday in a boating accident. It was like his own brother..." September 28

  • Mets pile up 19 hits, manhandle Marlins

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- Monday, with all the emotion of the death of star pitcher Jose Fernandez still fresh on everyone's mind, belonged to the Miami Marlins. Tuesday, the New York Mets took over, banging out 19 hits in a 12-1 win over Miami at Marlins Park. Jay Bruce and Yoenis Cespedes each hit..." September 27

  • Fans invited to gather Wednesday to pay tribute to Jose Fernandez

    ESPN "Fans will get two opportunities Wednesday to pay their respects to Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez, who died this past weekend in a boating accident. Fans have been invited to gather Wednesday at the West Plaza at Marlins Park for Fernandez's final departure from the ballpark at 2:16 p.m...." September 27

  • Marlins To Extend Martin Prado

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Marlins have agreed in principle to a three-year, $40MM extension with third baseman Martin Prado, Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports. Assuming the deal goes through to completion, he’ll remain with Miami through 2019. While the Miami organization will obviously be glad to have..." September 27

  • A bag with signed Fernandez baseballs washed ashore a day after boat accident

    CBS Sports "In the wake of the tragic death of Marlins starting pitcher Jose Fernandez and two of his friends, a beachgoer in Miami stumbled upon a personal bag -- apparently of Fernandez's -- that washed ashore and contained four autographed baseballs and his checkbook. There also appears to be an iPhone..." September 27

  • Multiple Miami Marlins passed on joining Jose Fernandez on that boat

    Hardball Talk "A brutal couple of updates on the night of Jose Fernandez’s death from Jeff Passan of Yahoo and from Andre Fernandez of the Miami Herald. Passan reports on the leadup to the fateful boat trip. About how a friend of one of the other men killed on the boat had pleaded with him not to go out in..." September 27

  • Details emerge on Jose Fernandez's last night

    USA Today "Jose Fernandez was upset following an argument with his girlfriend and summoned two friends for the late-night boating expedition that ended in the death of the 24-year-old Miami Marlins pitcher and his companions, according to reports that detailed the final evening of his life. Eddy Rivero..." September 27

  • Why some agents have serious concerns about MLB's next CBA

    Fox Sports "Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred said last week that he was optimistic a new collective-bargaining agreement could be reached in "relatively short order." While most in the sport would celebrate a resolution prior to the current CBA's Dec. 1 expiration, some player agents fear that the new..." September 27

  • Dee Gordon: Hitting HR for Jose Fernandez ‘best moment of my life’

    Sportsnaut "Miami Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon paid tribute to fallen teammate Jose Fernandez with a lead-off home run on Monday night. One of Fernandez’s good friends, he broke down in tears afterward. On Sunday, after news broke that Fernandez had died in the tragic boat crash, Gordon remembered his..." September 27

  • Dee Gordon Overcome With Emotion After Leading Off Marlins Game With A Dinger

    SI "Moments after the Marlins and Mets remembered Jose Fernandez before their game on Monday night in an emotional tribute, infielder Dee Gordon led off the bottom of the first with a solo homer to right, his first of the season. Gordon, wearing Fernandez’s No. 16 jersey on his back, just as his..." September 27

  • Marlins honor Fernandez in win over Mets

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- The Miami Marlins struggled for answers in the aftermath of Jose Fernandez's tragic death. There was just raw emotion, and -- somehow -- that was enough. Miami, playing inspired baseball in their first game since they lost Fernandez, defeated the New York Mets 7-3 on Monday..." September 26

  • Jose Fernandez's No. 16 to Be Retired by Marlins

    Bleacher Report "Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez, who died Sunday in a boating accident, will be forever remembered as part of the franchise. " September 26

  • José Fernández owned boat in fatal crash, water cops say

    Miami Herald "Investigators looking into the crash that killed Miami Marlins pitcher José Fernández and two friends changed course Monday and said the vessel in which they were riding belonged to the superstar pitcher. Authorities said Sunday during a news conference that the boat involved in the fatal..." September 26

  • All Marlins to wear No. 16 in Fernandez tribute

    SI "Every member of the Marlins will wear No. 16 on Monday as a tribute to Jose Fernandez, according to Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald. The game will be Miami’s first since Fernandez was killed in a boat crash early Sunday morning. Sunday’s game against the Braves was canceled. The..." September 26

  • How Baseball World Is Mourning The Death Of José Fernández On Social Media "Sunday morning was already shaping up to be a sad day given it would be the last time Vin Scully would call a home game for the Dodgers, but it quickly took on greater sadness and significance when it was learned that Miami Marlins ace pitcher José Fernández had died in a boating accident at the..." September 26

  • Baseball needed Jose Fernandez more than Jose Fernandez needed baseball

    CBS Sports "The baseball world suffered a devastating and tragic loss Sunday morning. Marlins ace Jose Fernandez and two others were killing a boating accident, the team and police have confirmed. The Marlins have canceled Sunday's game against the Braves. Fernandez was only 24 and he'd recently announced..." September 26

  • Don Mattingly sheds tears remembering life and legacy of Jose Fernandez

    Sportsnaut "The sudden and tragic death of Jose Fernandez has obviously hit the Miami Marlins hard. Understandably, manager Don Mattingly had a hard time working through his emotions when talking about the late pitcher." September 25

  • Speed a factor in boat wreck that killed Marlins’ Jose Fernandez

    Palm Beach Post "Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez was not driving the 32-foot boat when it crashed into a jetty off Miami Beach, Lorenzo Veloz, a spokesman with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said at a news conference this morning. Officials said alcohol and drugs do not appear to have..." September 25

  • Fernandez recently shared photo of pregnant girlfriend

    Hollywood Life "The news of Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez’s untimely death gets even sadder. It’s now been revealed that the 24-year-old’s girlfriend, Carla Mendoza, is pregnant. Jose was about to become a father. Jose Fernandez, 24, shared a beautiful photo of his girlfriend, Carla Mendoza, just five..." September 25

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  1. Jose Fernandez -- Rest in Peace
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