Marlins Rumors & News

  • Top five Cy Young contenders in each league

    Larry Brown Sports "Both the American and National League have clear contenders for their respective Cy Young Awards this season, but the outcome of each race is still murky as we head into the final weeks of the season. There’s a lot to consider in the races for both leagues. Here’s a look at the top five..." September 20

  • Martin Prado’s season in doubt after Hurricane Irma as Marlins’ days dwindle

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Martin Prado evacuated from South Florida to Orlando in advance of Hurricane Irma, thinking it would allow him better opportunity to continue rehabilitating his surgically repaired right knee as he tries to get back on the field before the Miami Marlins’ season ends. That didn’t happen. Irma..." September 19

  • MLB league-wide single season home run record set to fall Tuesday

    Hardball Talk "Giancarlo Stanton‘s smacks, Aaron Judge‘s jolts and all those dizzying long balls helped Major League Baseball move another poke closer to the inevitable. Nearly two decades after the height of the Steroids Era, the sports is on track to break its season record for home runs on Tuesday – and..." September 18

  • NL MVP: Sorting out the crowded field won't be easy

    Sporting News "If you happen to run into a baseball writer who has a 2017 NL MVP vote, give that person a hug. They’ll need it. Trying to sort out this year’s crowded NL MVP race is a nearly impossible task. As many as six players have had seasons worthy of first-place votes, which means you’re going to see..." September 18

  • 2017 MLB season might not feature a 20-win pitcher for first time in nearly 10 years

    CBS Sports "With just two weeks left in the 2017 Major League Baseball season, we can start to take a look at some of the stats and have a good idea where things will end up. On that front, let's glance at the MLB leaderboard for pitcher wins. As noted by Twitter friend Matt Harvey (@halladayfan32), the..." September 18

  • Teams seeking Miguel Sano-like talent at age 13

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Twins, like most MLB teams, will send scouts to a showcase in the Caribbean this week for Venezuelan prospects, a chance to measure and evaluate players who will eventually sign contracts to play professionally. But this gathering of baseball talent is unusual — though it reflects the new..." September 18

  • Marlins' Miguel Rojas: Diagnosed with shoulder strain

    CBS Sports "Rojas, who exited Sunday's game early, was officially diagnosed with a left shoulder strain. Rojas injured his left shoulder while diving for a ball in the second inning." September 17

  • Major League Baseball: still flailing at front office diversity

    Hardball Talk "We’ve written many times about how Major League Baseball has a diversity problem in its front office and executive ranks. General managers are almost all youngish white dudes from Ivy League institutions and they have hired people in their own image for years. That, combined with astoundingly low..." September 15

  • Marlins move Miami weekend series to Milwaukee

    Fanrag Sports "Originally scheduled to host the Milwaukee Brewers this coming weekend, the Miami Marlins will instead be making the trip north as a result of Hurricane Irma. Due to the impact that the storm had on south Florida, the series between the Marlins and Brewers will be played at Miller Park. While..." September 13

  • 2018 will feature the earliest Opening Day in baseball history

    Hardball Talk "Major League Baseball announced its master schedule for the 2018 season. Opening Day will be Thursday, March 29. It’s the earliest Opening Day in baseball history, with the exception of special international openers like the ones in Japan and Australia. Until now, the earliest opening date for a..." September 12

  • Giancarlo Stanton Is Nearing 61 Homers. But Is He Chasing a Record?

    New York Times "If you want to understand someone’s baseball soul, look at the game when that person was 8 years old. Those are the days of miracle and wonder, the sweet spot when baseball grabs ahold of you and fixes your view of it forever. Giancarlo Stanton was 8 years old in 1998. That was the summer of..." September 12

  • Shohei Otani is coveted by MLB teams and this filthy slider might explain why

    CBS Sports "We take you to Japan, where Shohei Otani of the Nippon Ham Fighters is about to uncork one of the nastiest slide-pieces you've ever beheld ... And the people say: Larduhmercy. If Allen Iverson's crossover were somehow made into a breaking ball, it would look like that, probably. Otani in..." September 12

  • Marlins Park roof takes hit from Hurricane Irma

    Miami Herald "The retractable roof at Marlins Park was designed to survive a hurricane. It appears to have just done that — only Hurricane Irma still got her licks in. A portion of the roof at Marlins Park appears to be damaged based off numerous photos circulating on social media. The retractable roof..." September 11

  • Dee Gordon and Giancarlo Stanton now among the rarest of pairs in MLB history

    Miami Herald "Dee Gordon and Giancarlo Stanton are quite the pair. For that matter, the duo became one of the rarest pairs in Major League history on Friday when Gordon stole his 50th base. Along with Stanton’s 53 home runs, the two became only the third 50/50 combo of at least that many home runs and..." September 09

  • Lexy Panterra 'I WANT Giancarlo Stanton ... For Lifelong Friendship'

    TMZ "MLB home run leader Giancarlo Stanton is NEVER getting to home plate with pop singer (and twerk queen) Lexy Panterra ... and that's coming DIRECTLY from Lexy, who says the two are just friends. And they're gonna stay that way ... We got Lexy at Poppy (NEW HOLLYWOOD HOTSPOT ALERT) and asked..." September 09

  • Marlins reinstate Justin Bour from DL

    Fanrag Sports "The Miami Marlins announced on Friday that they have returned first baseman Justin Bour from his rehab assignment and activated him from the disabled list. That’s a big piece to the middle of the order that the Marlins will be fortunate to get back. He’s been on the shelf for roughly six weeks,..." September 08

  • Braves play Rock You Like a Hurricane against Marlins

    Fanrag Sports "The Miami Marlins are on the road against the Atlanta Braves this weekend while their city is threatened by the impending Hurricane Irma that is projected to make landfall over the weekend. On Thursday night, in the series opener between the two clubs, the Braves made the mistake of playing..." September 08

  • How did Marlins president David Samson learn of ouster?

    Fanrag Sports "Miami Marlins president David Samson officially learned of his ouster by the new ownership group by a “text alert,” according to sources – the kind someone might receive from sports websites that provide breaking news. Samson’s removal once the new owner takes over was something of a surprise,..." September 07

  • Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton slugs No. 53 -- and dents TV camera

    ESPN "Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton homered in the fifth inning of Miami's 7-2 loss to the Washington Nationals on Monday night, his major-league-leading 53rd home run of the season. Stanton connected on an elevated 96 mph fastball off Washington's A.J. Cole and sent the ball into the..." September 05

  • Sherman/Jeter plan to reduce payroll, says contacted investor

    Miami Herald "For those who believe Derek Jeter’s purchase of the Marlins will be a great panacea, here’s one warning: His group doesn’t appear equipped to spend lavishly on payroll. In fact, a potential investor who was specifically briefed by the Bruce Sherman/Jeter group this summer said they spoke of..." September 03

  • Could Cashman be a target for Jeter-led Marlins?

    Fanrag Sports "Brian Cashman, who has been the New York Yankees’ general manager since 1998, is a big reason why the Yankees have been able to sustain their success for so long. He has been instrumental in the process of significantly shortening the Yankees’ rebuilding process to allow them to compete for a..." August 29

  • Giancarlo Stanton on home run binge: Barry Bonds has been huge for me

    Miami Herald "Giancarlo Stanton doesn’t hold any hope of breaking the single-season record for home runs held by Barry Bonds. “There’s a long ways for that one,” Stanton said. But Stanton is thankful that he continues to receive advice from Bonds, his hitting coach with the Marlins last..." August 29

  • Four teams are reportedly the most serious about a Giancarlo Stanton trade

    CBS Sports "First, the obvious: Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton has legitimate designs on 60 or more home runs this season, and his second-half surge has lifted Miami into wild-card contention. As such, the Marlins -- even though Stanton has already passed through waivers -- aren't going to trade him during..." August 29

  • Would the Marlins dare trade Giancarlo Stanton in the offseason?

    USA Today "The San Francisco Giants recently called, and privately informed the Miami Marlins of their interest. So have the St. Louis Cardinals. The Texas Rangers. The Philadelphia Phillies didn’t want to be left out, either. They all have one thing in mind. They want Miami Marlins slugger..." August 28

  • Marlins not actively shopping Giancarlo Stanton

    Larry Brown Sports "Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton reportedly will not be traded this month. FOX Sports’s Ken Rosenthal reported Saturday that the Marlins are receiving phone calls on Stanton, but are only “passively listening” and not making an aggressive effort to move the outfielder. The offers have..." August 26

  • Stanton appears to have a clear path to 62

    MLB.com "Giancarlo Stanton hit home run No. 47 in Philadelphia on Thursday, a 115.7-mph blast that was measured as his hardest-hit home run of the season. It was his third homer in five games, ninth in 14 and 14th of August. It's not just about whether Stanton will lead the Majors, because that's now a..." August 25

  • If Stanton thinks 61 is the home run record, that's fine, but context is important

    CBS Sports "Although his pace has slowed down the last few days, Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton has been an epic home run tear these last few weeks. He's crushed 19 home runs in 34 second half games and 24 home runs in his last 39 games overall. Stanton leads MLB with 45 home runs in 2017. Only one other..." August 22

  • Hall of Fame broadcaster Rafael 'Felo' Ramirez dies at 94

    ESPN "Hall of Fame radio broadcaster Rafael "Felo" Ramirez, the signature voice for millions of Spanish-speaking sports fans over three decades, died Monday at age 94, the Miami Marlins announced. "The entire Marlins organization is deeply saddened by the loss of a great friend, Hall-of-Fame..." August 22

  • Rob Manfred not in favor of electronic strike zone, says technology isn’t good enough yet

    New York Daily News "Despite increasing calls to use technology to determine balls and strikes, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred isn’t in favor of such a change, according to MLB.com’s Anthony Castrovince. “The fact of the matter is they (umpires) get them right well over 90 percent of the time,” Manfred said, adding..." August 20

  • Jeffrey Loria says ‘no sadness’ about selling Marlins

    Larry Brown Sports "Jeffrey Loria is in the process of selling the Miami Marlins, the team he has owned for the last 15 years. As Loria prepares to turn his team over to a group led by Derek Jeter, he says he has no sadness over losing his team. Though Loria did not give reasons for why he is selling the team,..." August 20

  • Blue Jays acquire Tom Koehler from Marlins

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Blue Jays added another experienced arm to their pitching mix by acquiring right-hander Tom Koehler from the Miami Marlins in exchange for low-A Lansing righty Osman Gutierrez. Koehler, a 31-year-old earning $5.75 million mostly covered by the Marlins, has posted a 7.92 ERA and a..." August 20

  • Derek Jeter’s first big move might make Marlins fans angry

    New York Post "Derek Jeter is about to take on the best slugger in the majors in his prime. Yet, Giancarlo Stanton will present Jeter with his first great challenge heading the Marlins baseball operations, assuming the sale to the group led by Bruce Sherman and Jeter is approved by the other..." August 19

  • Report: Derek Jeter to Make Absurd Amount of Money With New Marlins Job

    12 Up "​Derek Jeter is living the life right now. Thursday, he brought his first child into the world with his wife Hannah. And, oh yeah, the Miami Marlins were recently sold to the ownership group he belongs to for a whopping $1.2 billion. ​​The Marlins are a pretty expensive franchise, and..." August 18

  • New Marlins ownership group reportedly may look to trade Giancarlo Stanton

    CBS Sports "Recently in this space, we gave a full breakdown of the trade scuttle regarding Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton. One of things we pointed out is that a trade of Stanton and the almost $300 million left on his contract (plus that opt-out after 2020) seemed more likely to happen after Derek..." August 18

  • New Marlins owners plan to replace Samson as president

    CBS Miami "Derek Jeter won’t be retaining David Samson’s services if his bid to buy the Miami Marlins is approved. A source told the Miami Herald that prospective owners Bruce Sherman and Jeter informed the league about their decision to remove Samson from his post. According to Major League Baseball..." August 18

  • Miami-Dade County to new ownership, Jeter: Hands off Marlins home-run sculpture

    CBS Sports "As noted in this space, Derek Jeter, whose group's bid to buy the Marlins is poised to go through, may have designs on getting rid of the home-run sculpture at Marlins Park. This, of course, is bad news, as said sculpture is objectively a national treasure and should obviously be granted the legal..." August 18

  • Jeter's group still seeking investors despite winning Marlins bid

    Fanrag Sports "Even after getting the deal and the Miami Marlins for $1.2 billion, the winning Derek Jeter-Bruce Sherman team is looking for investors, sources say. It isn’t clear whether they need investors to get more comfortably to the $1.2 billion figure or are worried about having the money to cover..." August 17

  • Giancarlo Stanton winter trade not a long shot

    Fanrag Sports "Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton has cleared waivers, as Jeff Passan of Yahoo first reported. And while this wouldn’t seem to be any time to trade Stanton as he’s coming off a six-game home run streak that ended on Wednesday — giving him 10 more home runs (44) than anyone else in the NL..." August 17

  • Giancarlo Stanton views 61 as the legitimate home run record

    Larry Brown Sports "Giancarlo Stanton may have very little chance at surpassing Barry Bonds’ single-season record of 73 home runs, but the Miami Marlins star is eyeing a number that is certainly attainable and he believes is more legitimate. That number is 61. Stanton, who is currently on pace to hit 60 homers,..." August 17

  • Marlins ‘willing to engage’ on Stanton trade talks

    Sportsnet "With Giancarlo Stanton clearing waivers Tuesday, the Miami Marlins have the opportunity to trade MLB’s home run leader to any club before the Aug. 31 waiver trade deadline if that’s the road the franchise wants to go down. Speaking on Sportsnet 590 The FAN’s Starting Lineup, MLB Network’s Jon..." August 16

  • The Jose Fernandez statue may be in jeopardy

    Hardball Talk "Last November it was reported that the Marlins planned to build a memorial for Jose Fernandez, likely including a statue. The effort was said to be a pet project of the Marlins owner, Jeff Loria, who was close with Fernandez. Today the Miami Herald reports, however, that those plans are in..." August 16

  • Giancarlo Stanton clears waivers, teams interested

    TSN "According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, Giancarlo Stanton has cleared revocable waivers and could soon be on the move. The Miami Marlins slugger has 10 years and $295 million left on his mammoth contract, but does currently lead the majors in home runs with 43. Passan reports at least four..." August 15

  • Giancarlo Stanton ties Marlins' single-season record with 42nd HR

    ESPN "Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton hit his 42nd home run of the season Sunday to tie the franchise's single-season record and reach 250 for his career. The club record previously belonged to Gary Sheffield, who hit 42 homers with the Marlins in 1996. Stanton blasted an opposite-field..." August 13

  • Marcell Ozuna believes Giancarlo Stanton can hit 70 home runs

    Miami Herald "Giancarlo Stanton hit his 40th home run Friday, and it was another beauty -- a 433-footer. Gary Sheffield’s club record of 42 homers is no longer just doable. It’s all but a given that Stanton, barring some unforeseen injury, will shatter the mark that was set in 1996 -- perhaps, even, by the..." August 13

  • Jeter group buying Marlins could remove home-run sculpture from ballpark

    CBS Sports "Jeffrey Loria has reportedly agreed to sell the Miami Marlins to a group fronted by former New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter. With the smoke clearing, we're starting to get more information about the new group and its plans -- including one possibility that figures to be..." August 12

  • Marlins will be sold to Derek Jeter’s group

    New York Post "Derek Jeter is back in Major League Baseball. Jeffrey Loria will sell the Marlins to a group led by Jeter and New York businessman, the Miami Herald reported, for $1.2 billion. Sherman will be the “control person,” similar to a managing general partner, but Jeter will run the business and..." August 11

  • Rothbaum-Bush group drops out of Marlins bidding

    Fanrag Sports "The Wayne Rothbaum-Jeb Bush group has dropped out of the bidding for the Miami Marlins, apparently leaving groups led by Miami businessman Jorge Mas and legendary Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter as the final two groups, sources told FanRag Sports. Marlins people didn’t seem especially worried..." August 09

  • MLB players will be allowed to wear nickname jerseys Aug. 25-27

    ESPN "Major League Baseball will look anything but uniform for a newly created Players Weekend later this month. MLB, together with the MLB Players Association, announced Wednesday a group of initiatives aimed letting players express themselves while connecting with their past in youth..." August 09

  • MLB releases 2017 postseason schedule

    MLB.com "Major League Baseball released the 2017 postseason schedule on Tuesday -- and it is similar to last year's, except in one important way: The 113th World Series will begin Oct. 24 on FOX at the home of the league champion with the better regular-season record. The standard playoff tiebreaker..." August 08

  • Former All-Star catcher Darren Daulton dies at 55

    Bleacher Report "The Philadelphia Phillies announced former catcher Darren Daulton died Sunday at the age of 55. The Phillies issued a statement and noted Daulton battled brain cancer for four years before he died. Daulton played 1,109 of his 1,161 career games from 1983 through 1997 for Philadelphia. He was..." August 07

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