Marlins Rumors & News

  • Marlins broadcasters Rich Waltz, Jeff Conine, Preston Wilson dumped by Fox Sports Florida

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The offseason changes for the Marlins are extending to the broadcast booth. Fox Sports Florida, which televises Marlins games, parted ways this week with play-by-play man Rich Waltz, plus pre- and post-game analysts Jeff Conine and Preston Wilson. “After a thorough review of our Marlins..." November 22

  • Marlins owners seek $250M in additional investment

    Fanrag Sports "The Miami Marlins’ new ownership group, led by iconic Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter and Florida businessman Bruce Sherman, within two months of closing on the $1.2 billion deal to buy the team, has launched a campaign to add significant dollars to its coffers. An email, with the title “Project..." November 22

  • MLB Sets Record For Revenues In 2017, Increasing More Than $500 Million Since 2015 "Major League Baseball continues to hit home runs on the business side. According to sources at the league, 2017 marks the 15th consecutive year MLB has seen record gross revenues, surpassing the $10 billion mark for the first time. By comparison, the league saw revenues approaching $9.5 billion at..." November 22

  • Giants are reportedly front-runners for Giancarlo Stanton

    CBS Sports "As you are no doubt aware, trade rumors continue to swirl about Marlins slugger and NL MVP Giancarlo Stanton. Stanton, of course, is coming off a 59-homer campaign, and he'll be just 28 years of age next season. On the downside, he's still owed almost $300 million, assuming he doesn't exercise his..." November 21

  • MLB wants 20-second pitch clock as pace-of-play initiative in 2018

    ESPN "The serious negotiations over Major League Baseball's pace-of-play initiatives haven't really started yet and probably won't for weeks to come. Once MLB and the Players Association dig into their talks, there will be haggling over the particulars of some ideas, like restrictions on the number of..." November 21

  • Marlins Acquire Garrett Cooper from Yankees

    Baseball America "This week, we have seen the New York Yankees desperately attempting to clear 40-man roster space to allow them to protect some of the players who are eligible for the Rule 5 Draft. With less than an hour to go before the deadline, the Yankees announced one final trade with the Miami Marlins. They..." November 20

  • Report: Giants discussed Panik, top prospects in potential Stanton trade

    NBC Bay Area "On Monday morning, some important details emerged. The Giants discussed Joe Panik and top prospects Tyler Beede and Chris Shaw with the Marlins in a potential trade for Giancarlo Stanton, according to sports radio host Craig Mish. Last week, San Francisco reportedly made an actual offer for..." November 20

  • Cardinals make trade offer for Stanton "The Giancarlo Stanton sweepstakes have moved beyond the preliminary stage. The Cardinals have made a formal trade offer to the Marlins for the reigning National League MVP Award winner, a source told Sunday. And they are not alone. MLB Network Insider Ken Rosenthal first reported..." November 20

  • BBWAA announces 2018 Hall of Fame ballot

    Sporting News "The Baseball Writers’ Association of America on Monday announced the 33 candidates for the 2018 Hall of Fame ballot. The ballot lists 14 returning players who received at least five percent of the overall vote in 2017. Among those players, Trevor Hoffman (74.0 percent) and Vladimir Guerrero..." November 20

  • Deadline To Set 40-Man Rosters For Rule 5 Draft Is Tonight

    MLB Trade Rumors "The deadline for Major League teams to set their 40-man rosters in advance of next month’s Rule 5 Draft is tonight at 8pm ET. As such, baseball fans should expect to see a flurry of activity over the next 11 hours. There will be likely be players designated for assignment, outrighted and claimed..." November 20

  • After MVP year, Stanton's future unsettled "Giancarlo Stanton claimed a big offseason prize on Thursday night, being named National League Most Valuable Player. It was the latest in a long list of awards the All-Star right fielder has received for his remarkable 2017 season. With the MVP decided, what's next for Stanton is still..." November 18

  • Giants have reportedly made formal offer for Stanton, other teams to follow

    The Athletic "The trade offers are starting to roll in for National League MVP Giancarlo Stanton. The San Francisco Giants have made a proposal to the Miami Marlins for Stanton, and the Marlins expect to receive or have received bids from the St. Louis Cardinals and Boston Red Sox as well, according to major..." November 17

  • Marlins' Stanton could be third reigning MVP to be traded, second with ties to Jeter

    CBS Sports "On Thursday, MLB and the Baseball Writers Association of America handed out this year's MVP Awards. Jose Altuve, the Houston Astros diminutive second baseman, won in the American League. Meanwhile, Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton took home the National League's hardware. That Stanton..." November 17

  • 'All teams have plenty of money,' says expensive MVP Stanton

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Giancarlo Stanton, a narrow winner Thursday of the National League Most Valuable Player award over Cincinnati’s Joey Votto, is in the midst of a 13-year, $325 million contract with the Miami Marlins, with $295 million and 10 years of it remaining. He has a no-trade clause but he seems eminently..." November 17

  • Astros' Jose Altuve, Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton take home first MVP awards

    ESPN "Jose Altuve and the Houston Astros have grown together, enduring an arduous rebuild and coming out the other side among baseball's best. These days, nobody is standing taller. Altuve won the American League MVP award Thursday, towering over New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge by a wide..." November 17

  • Giancarlo has choice of uniforms until 2020 opt-out clause kicks in

    Sporting News "The potential trade of slugger Giancarlo Stanton has many moving parts. How much of the $295 million he’s guaranteed over the life of his contract are the Marlins willing to eat? What type of package of elite prospects are teams willing to send to Miami to acquire the Ruthian figure who hit 59..." November 16

  • Report: MLBPA challenging NPB posting system, delaying Shohei Ohtani’s move to MLB

    Hardball Talk "Major League Baseball and Nippon Professional Baseball had a “tentative agreement” in place to allow the Nippon Ham Fighters to post Shohei Ohtani — a lauded pitcher and hitter — for $20 million. However, the players’ union is challenging the system, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports, which will..." November 16

  • Super agent Scott Boras rips Jeter, Marlins for cutting payroll and shopping Stanton

    CBS Sports "Scott Boras, baseball's best and most powerful agent, made his annual appearance at the GM meetings in Orlando on Wednesday. And, as always, he talked up his free-agent clients like Eric Hosmer. To wit Boras also took a moment to make sure everyone knew his thoughts on the Marlins and their..." November 16

  • Marlins add former Mets bench coach Dick Scott to front office

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The Marlins have hired Dick Scott, who spent the past two seasons as the Mets’ bench coach, as their director of player development. Scott will also be involved heavily on the field in the minors, absorbing the role of field coordinator, a source told the South Florida Sun Sentinel. In..." November 15

  • Marlins, Cardinals have discussed Stanton trade concepts

    Mass Live "The Miami Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals discussed "trade concepts" today for Giancarlo Stanton at the GM Meetings in Orlando, reported Jon Morosi of MLB Network. Miami has said that it wants to trade the slugger this offseason. Stanton still has 11 years, $295 million remaining on his..." November 15

  • Report: ‘Little momentum’ in Dodgers’ talks for Giancarlo Stanton

    Larry Brown Sports "Reports that the Dodgers were interested in trading for Giancarlo Stanton created a lot of buzz during the week, but those talks reportedly are not far along. Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times reported Wednesday that there was “little momentum” in the Dodgers’ talks with the Miami..." November 15

  • Giancarlo Stanton has yet to hear from Derek Jeter as trade rumors swirl

    Miami Herald "Derek Jeter has found a place to live in South Florida, gone around to local businesses to forge new partnerships, and looked for ways to turn the Marlins around, both on and off the field. But one thing he hasn’t done is talk to Giancarlo Stanton. “When the time’s right,” Jeter said, “we’ll..." November 15

  • New MLB-NPB Posting Agreement Still Weeks Away

    MLB Trade Rumors "The hope is that Major League Baseball and Japan’s Nippon Professional Baseball will finalize a new posting system at some point in early December, MLB Chief Legal Officer Dan Halem tells reporters including Joel Sherman of the New York Post (Twitter link). Until that comes to pass, Japanese..." November 15

  • MLB wants to get a pitch clock in place for the 2018 season

    Hardball Talk "As several games dragged on well past the three and four hour mark this postseason, fans active online increasingly chattered about the need for a pitch clock, rules limiting mound visits or some other means of moving things along. Today at the owners meetings down in Florida, MLB’s Chief Legal..." November 15

  • Giancarlo Stanton ‘Completely’ Open-Minded About Trade

    NESN "Major League Baseball’s reigning home run king remains up for grabs. The Miami Marlins could trade Giancarlo Stanton this offseason, and a person with knowledge of the slugger’s thinking told NBC Sports Boston on Tuesday that he hasn’t ruled out the Boston Red Sox or any other team as a..." November 15

  • Ichiro reportedly receiving interest in free agency

    Larry Brown Sports "Don’t call it a career on Ichiro Suzuki just yet. Ichiro is a free agent after the Miami Marlins declined the aging outfielder’s $2 million option. There were questions about whether another team would have interest in the 44-year-old, and the answer seems to be yes. Fan Rag Sports’ Jon..." November 15

  • Here’s how the new Marlins owners will try to fix their low revenue/low payroll problem

    Miami Herald "Asking and answering on Marlins questions as the team begins attempts to slash payroll: • So what will the payrolls look like for the next few years? According to someone with direct knowledge, new owners Bruce Sherman and Derek Jeter told other owners during the application process that..." November 15

  • Dodgers 'in the mix' for Stanton

    Bleacher Report "The defending National League champions are reportedly "in the mix" to land Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton. Mark Feinsand of reported the news Tuesday, citing a source who said the Los Angeles Dodgers are interested in trading for him. His report comes after Chad..." November 14

  • Stanton reportedly won't waive no-trade clause for Cardinals, Red Sox

    CBS Sports "As you know, the Marlins under new ownership are seeking to shed payroll, and to that end they're also looking to trade slugger Giancarlo Stanton and his mega-contract. What makes Stanton an appealing trade target is that coming off an age-27 season in which he mashed 59 home runs and wound up as..." November 14

  • Marlins’ asking price for Giancarlo Stanton is reportedly “out of touch with reality”

    Hardball Talk "Buster Olney of ESPN reports today that “some rival execs view the Marlins’ prospect asking price for Giancarlo Stanton as shockingly high: and “somewhat out of touch with reality.” The argument from Olney’s sources: given that Stanton is owed $295 million and because he has an opt-out..." November 14

  • Marlins' Derek Jeter shipping Giancarlo Stanton to Red Sox?

    Newark Star-Ledger "Derek Jeter's first big move as Miami Marlins owner could be to stick it to his old franchise. As every Major League Baseball general manager gets together in Orlando, Florida this week, the status of Giancarlo Stanton is the hottest topic. With the Marlins looking to clear salary and..." November 14

  • Giancarlo Stanton’s fate a central question at MLB’s GM Meetings

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Where will Giancarlo Stanton play in 2018? Nobody knows, but that question is at the heart of this week’s General Managers Meetings, which opened Monday at the Waldorf Astoria luxury hotel. For Marlins president of baseball operations Michael Hill and his fellow decision-makers around the..." November 14

  • Cardinals, Giants have ‘most intense’ interest in Giancarlo Stanton

    Larry Brown Sports "A handful of teams are expected to make a play for Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton this winter, but two appear to have emerged as the most desperate. According to longtime MLB reporter Peter Gammons, the St. Louis Cardinals and San Francisco Giants have been the most dedicated in trying..." November 13

  • Would Giancarlo Stanton consider a trade to Cardinals?

    CBS Sports "The Marlins under new ownership are very likely looking to trade high-powered outfielder Giancarlo Stanton and his massive contract. In term of production, Stanton has obvious appeal. He's coming off an age-27 season that saw him blast 59 home runs, and he's a finalist for the NL MVP award. As..." November 12

  • Red Sox ‘definitely in play’ for Giancarlo Stanton

    Larry Brown Sports "As it grows increasingly likely that Giancarlo Stanton will be traded this winter, another team is reportedly looking into stepping up and making a deal. A source told Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald that the Boston Red Sox are “definitely in play” for Stanton, and talks “may be heating up”..." November 12

  • Red Sox Begin Talks With Marlins About Stanton

    CBS Boston "Are the Red Sox positioning themselves for a major offseason splash? According to one report they’re at least considering it. Jon Morosi of MLB Network reported Friday night that the Red Sox are among the teams who have had “preliminary communication” with the Marlins about a possible trade for..." November 11

  • Don Mattingly will manage Marlins in 2018

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Don Mattingly will be the Miami Marlins’ manager in 2018. “I didn’t know a decision had to be made,” president of baseball operations Michael Hill said Thursday when asked about Mattingly’s status. “He’s under contract. Just spoke to him today, he’s doing great.” Last month, CEO Derek Jeter..." November 09

  • Cardinals look like prime players in Stanton Sweepstakes

    Fanrag Sports "The St. Louis Cardinals, who are expected to be quite active in the free-agent and trade markets this winter after uncharacteristically missing the playoffs two straight seasons, look to be a prime player for Marlins slugging superstar and NL MVP finalist Giancarlo Stanton. They have been cited..." November 09

  • Christian Yelich, Marcell Ozuna among A’s possible winter targets

    San Francisco Chronicle "Count the A’s among the teams circling around the most recent expected breakup of the Marlins. One item on Oakland’s wish list this winter is an outfielder with several years of team control remaining, sources told The Chronicle on Wednesday. And with Miami’s new ownership looking to shed..." November 09

  • MLB sees increase in sponsor spending while NFL is trending negative

    Awful Announcing "Coming off a successful postseason, Major League Baseball got some more good news. According to a new report, MLB saw a record in corporate sponsorship spending of $892 million, a jump of almost 8%. It comes after the 2016 World Series, which was the most-watched Fall Classic in 12 years, while..." November 08

  • Cardinals to engage Marlins about Stanton, Yelich

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "As if the six months the Cardinals spent playing wasn’t proof enough, the month they just spent watching affirmed how, in this era of hyper-bullpens, their shopping list as free agency opens this week must have relievers in red, underlined. How a team finishes the season increasingly hinges on..." November 05

  • Marlins’ Wei-Yin Chen chooses to stay with Marlins for $65 million

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "In what should stand as the least surprising move of the offseason, left-hander Wei-Yin Chen formally decided this weekend to remain with the Miami Marlins. The move was a technicality. Chen signed a five-year, $80 million deal with the Marlins in January 2016. That included an opt-out clause..." November 05

  • Marlins inform other teams they are open to Giancarlo Stanton trade

    Larry Brown Sports "A Giancarlo Stanton trade could reportedly be in the cards for the Miami Marlins. ESPN’s Buster Olney reported Friday that the Marlins have informed other teams that they are open to trading Stanton, as well as veteran infielders Dee Gordon and Martin Prado. It appears that, for now, the..." November 03

  • So long, Ichiro. The Miami Marlins part ways with the baseball legend

    Miami Herald "Ichiro Suzuki’s days as a Marlin are over. Whether the team’s decision to part company with the 44-year-old outfielder, one of baseball’s all-time greats, also spells the end of his storied Major League career remains to be seen. In what was the first significant roster decision for new..." November 03

  • Marlins owner Jeter on anthem kneeling: Not enough focus on reasons for protest

    CBS Sports "A few weeks back, new Miami Marlins owner Derek Jeter said he would be OK if a player knelt during the national anthem. On Tuesday, while speaking at the Fast Company Innovation Festival, Jeter expanded upon his remarks. Here's what he said: "I don't know what the league rules are, to be..." October 31

  • From Jose Canseco to J.J. Watt, everyone thinks MLB balls are juiced

    Chicago Sun-Times "As balls sailed out of Major League ballparks in record fashion this past season, the whispers from disbelievers were drowned out by the roars of the longball-clamoring crowd. But after Sunday’s World Series slugfest that saw a combined seven home runs with the Houston Astros finally prevailing..." October 31

  • Marlins determine preferred way to trim payroll

    Miami Herald "The Marlins privately have come up with a preferred path to meet their $90 million payroll target, but whether it’s entirely realistic is debatable. According to two sources, the Marlins will look to trade outfielder Giancarlo Stanton, who’s due $25 million next season, and also will try to..." October 30

  • Dawson, Perez leave Marlins after being offered 75 percent pay cut

    Fanrag Sports "Hall of Famer Tony Perez said Saturday that he and fellow Hall of Famer Andre Dawson have ended their association with the Miami Marlins following an employment soap opera that ended with an offer of an approximate 75 percent pay cut, from about $100,000 to $25,000, and a similar diminishing..." October 28

  • Derek Jeter offered Mr. Marlin less pay and a diminished role. He said no thanks.

    Miami Herald "Mr. Marlin is a Marlin no more. Jeff Conine, who served as a special assistant to former team president David Samson, said he turned down an offer from new ownership to remain with the organization in what would have been a sharply diminished role at lower pay. “To say I’m disappointed, that..." October 27

  • Giants early favorites in potential Stanton trade

    Fanrag Sports "The San Francisco Giants are seen as a very early favorite for Giancarlo Stanton, the superstar who is expected to be shopped this year. Stanton, who said on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Tuesday night that he would be meeting with Marlins brass after the World Series, has the ultimate decision-making..." October 26