Marlins Rumors & News

  • Rothbaum, Bush meet with MLB Commish in pursuit of Marlins

    Miami Herald "Wayne Rothbaum and Jeb Bush, who are leading up a group trying to buy the Miami Marlins, met with MLB commissioner Rob Manfred in New York last week and continue to work toward acquiring the team, a New York-based MLB source said this week. The meeting, curiously, did not include any..." July 26

  • Yankees Really Can’t Swing Jacoby Ellsbury-Giancarlo Stanton Trade, Can They?

    NESN "The New York Yankees have a Jacoby Ellsbury problem. The Bronx Bombers appeared to pull off a coup when they signed the All-Star outfielder away from the rival Boston Red Sox following the 2013 season, luring Ellsbury away with a grandiose seven-year, $153 million contract. Ellsbury is a very..." July 25

  • Don't Look Now, But The Yankees Might Be Interested In Giancarlo Stanton

    Deadspin "Giancarlo Stanton was definitely thinking home run. In a rare visit to the Rangers, one of the few ballparks the Marlins slugger hasn’t homered in, Stanton realized this might be his last chance for a while to notch it on his belt. (Well, his last chance for a while unless he becomes a Yankee..." July 25

  • Some GMs like to deal with each other -- and some don't

    ESPN "Every baseball executive understood by mid-June that Washington general manager Mike Rizzo needed bullpen help -- again -- to help plug the gap at closer. But Rizzo’s choices were far less than perfect, certainly less attractive than in 2016 when he talked about deals involving Aroldis Chapman and..." July 25

  • Marlins’ Justin Bour likely headed to DL, Miguel Rojas also banged up Monday

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The Miami Marlins might have to import most of a new infield from Triple-A New Orleans before their game Tuesday against the Texas Rangers. First baseman Justin Bour (right oblique strain), shortstop Miguel Rojas (left shoulder issues) and shortstop JT Riddle (left shoulder tendinitis) were all..." July 25

  • MLB reporters spar over report linking Giancarlo Stanton to Yankees

    Larry Brown Sports "With a new ownership group set to take over the Miami Marlins, there have been rumblings that Giancarlo Stanton and his 13-year, $325 million contract could be traded to usher in a new era. The New York Yankees are one of the teams that have been mentioned as potentially being interested —..." July 24

  • Hill: Stanton, Yelich, Ozuna not going anywhere -- for now

    Miami Herald "The Marlins have no intention of trading their core pieces before the July 31 trade deadline, preferring to leave those decisions to the team’s next owner. In other words, don’t expect any headline-grabbers over the coming week. President of baseball operations Michael Hill said Sunday that..." July 23

  • Yankees have ‘checked in’ with Marlins about trading for Giancarlo Stanton

    New York Daily News "Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton sharing the same outfield would give new meaning to the Yankees being called the "Bronx Bombers." And according to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Yankees have "checked in" with the Marlins about Stanton. But based on Heyman's report, it doesn't appear the..." July 23

  • Rays among teams showing interest in Marlins' Ramos

    Scout "The Tampa Bay Rays know they are inching closer toward the American League East's top spot, currently occupied by the Boston Red Sox. With the homestretch in front of the them, the Rays have been linked to interest in Marlins' reliever A.J. Ramos, according to Jon Heyman of FanRag..." July 21

  • Mariners, Marlins 'fairly close' to David Phelps trade

    MLB Trade Rumors "Yahoo’s Jeff Passan tweets that the trade is at the finish line, and a deal is “imminent.” MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro reports that the Marlins are seeking a pair of quality prospects in exchange for Phelps (Twitter links). Fellow right-hander AJ Ramos is not a part of this trade and is being discussed..." July 20

  • Mariners acquire David Phelps from Marlins for prospects

    Fanrag Sports "The Seattle Mariners have since agreed to acquire right-hander David Phelps from the Miami Marlins, FanRag Sports has learned. In exchange for Phelps, the Marlins will be getting three pitching prospects plus a center fielder. The 48-48 Seattle Mariners and general manager Jerry Dipoto are..." July 20

  • Giancarlo Stanton sounds like he’s had it with the Marlins

    New York Post "Let the MLB trade games begin. Giancarlo Stanton appeared to set the Marlins rumor mill in motion Wednesday afternoon when he ripped his team’s lackluster performance after a 10-3 loss to the Phillies in front of their home crowd. The thrashing at the hands of the last-place Phillies cost the..." July 20

  • Likely destinations for all the top stars on the block

    USA Today "The Cleveland Indians witnessed it first-hand over the weekend, and would love to stuff him in their overhead compartment Wednesday afternoon when they fly home from the Bay Area after a week-long stay. The Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers can line up their playoff rotations now, with a..." July 18

  • Marlins' Christian Yelich to Phillies 'heating up'

    Newark Star-Ledger "Miami Marlins outfielder Christian Yelich is a career .330 hitter at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia. That stat could soon be one Phillies fans use to tout a new bright young star arriving to the franchise. As Giancarlo Stanton trade rumors between the Miami Marlins and Phillies have..." July 18

  • The Phillies May Be Interested in Dee Gordon

    Crossing Broad "No longer young, Dee Gordon is now inexplicably 29 but still fast as hell. He is in the second year of a five-year, $50 million contract. Corey Seidman of CSN notes that the Phils’ interest in Gordon makes no sense, as they already have two young second basemen in Cesar Hernandez and Scott..." July 17

  • Volquez injury leaves Marlins patching up spots in rotation

    Miami Herald "LINKEDIN GOOGLE+ PINTEREST REDDIT PRINT ORDER REPRINT OF THIS STORY The Marlins squandered a chance to carry over some momentum achieved prior to the All-Star break on Friday night. And it looks like their already maligned rotation will be without Edinson Volquez for longer than..." July 16

  • Giants showing most interest in Giancarlo Stanton

    Larry Brown Sports "2017 may be a lost season, but the San Francisco Giants may already have the next even-year trick up their sleeve. SiriusXM’s Craig Mish reports Saturday the Miami Marlins are receiving trade interest in Giancarlo Stanton, and the Giants are said to be most interested. The Giants are..." July 16

  • Dave Roberts Says Yasiel Puig Overreacted to Inside Pitch from Jose Urena

    Bleacher Report "Tempers flared in South Florida on Saturday night when Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Urena threw a fastball inside against Yasiel Puig in the second inning that riled up the Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder. After the pitch cut hard across the batter's box, Puig took a couple steps toward the mound..." July 16

  • Marlins pitcher calls Yasiel Puig 'a little baby' after benches-clearing incident

    CBS Sports "The Dodgers thumped the Marlins on Saturday night by a score of 7-1 (box score), and along the way rookie Cody Bellinger hit for the cycle. This game also occasioned a benches-clearing incident between Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig and Marlins right-hander Jose Urena ... That was nothing..." July 16

  • Volquez has patellar tendinitis in left knee, return to rotation might be delayed

    Miami Herald "LinkedIn Google+ Pinterest Reddit Print Order Reprint of this Story An MRI performed on right-hander Edinson Volquez’s left knee on Friday revealed patellar tendinitis, making it highly unlikely he’ll be able to make his scheduled start on..." July 15

  • Jeter turned down overture to join Jorge Mas' Marlins bid

    Miami Herald "MLB, which has high regard for Marlins bidders Jorge Mas and Derek Jeter, would welcome the idea of them combining forces. But barring a change of heart on Jeter’s part, it’s not going to happen. Credit Mas for reaching out to Jeter several weeks ago to offer him an opportunity to join his..." July 15

  • Aaron Judge’s roof-hitting fly balls were thought impossible by Marlins

    Larry Brown Sports "Aaron Judge’s Home Run Derby performance was so amazing that even NASA was confounded. When Marlins Park was constructed, according to Tom Verducci of Sports Illustrated, the engineers designing the retractable roof wanted to ensure that it would be impossible for a fly ball to hit it. They..." July 14

  • Phillies have been “vocal” to Marlins about interest in Christian Yelich

    Hardball Talk "Ken Rosenthal reports that the Phillies have been “vocal” to the Marlins about trading for outfielder Christian Yelich. Rosenthal says the Phillies kicked around a trade concept in which the team acquired Yelich along with Giancarlo Stanton and absorbed the remainder of both players’ contracts,..." July 14

  • Marlins have made Yelich, Ozuna, Realmuto, Straily untouchable

    Miami Herald "The gaiety of the All-Star Game is gone. Now reality sets in for the Marlins, who open the second half on Friday night submerged in the standings, the July 31 trade deadline looming and negotiations involving the sale of the franchise ongoing. Expect a busy two weeks. Just don’t expect a..." July 14

  • 2017 World Series Odds for Every MLB Team at the All-Star Break

    Bleacher Report "As MLB takes an All-Star-break breather, a clear crop of World Series contenders has surfaced above a crowd of playoff candidates. Even if the entire American League stays alive well past the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, one distinct favorite hovers a step over three other potent title..." July 12

  • Jorge Mas has emerged as favorite to buy Marlins and says 'we’re getting close'

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The real All-Star Game drama took place in the box of seats behind home plate, near what most nights is the Marlins’ clubhouse. This is the owner’s box, and Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria sat there with his wife, as usual, for most of Tuesday’s game. But it was the owner’s box for another reason..." July 12

  • MLB commissioner Rob Manfred reveals the league may expand to these three cities

    New York Daily News "Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred is considering making the big leagues even bigger. While taking questions at Monday's FanFest, Manfred discussed the idea of possible expansion in the league's future. He mentioned three cities that could someday find themselves with an MLB..." July 11

  • Michael Jordan may be branching out soon to become an investor in the Miami Marlins

    Charlotte Observer "Charlotte Hornets owner and baseball lover Michael Jordan may be branching out soon to become an investor in the Miami Marlins. Jordan is part of a group of about 15 investors, organized by former New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter, bidding to buy the Marlins, according to a report in the..." July 11

  • Teams checking in on Dee Gordon while Marlins listen

    Fanrag Sports "The Angels, Blue Jays and Royals are the three teams that have at least mentioned Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon, sources tell FanRag Sports. The Angels have been having trouble at second base and are looking, the Jays have lost Devon Travis to injury and the Royals have long been enamored..." July 11

  • Report: Jeffrey Loria to sell Marlins to Jorge Mas for $1.17 billion

    Hardball Talk "As All-Star festivities have already gotten under way in Miami, Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria is reportedly set to sell the team to businessman Jorge Mas for $1.17 billion, Mike Ozanian of Forbes reports. 75 percent of baseball’s owners must approve the deal before it becomes official. Mas is..." July 11

  • It doesn’t appear that the 41-46 Miami Marlins want to rebuild

    The Comeback "Last month, I wrote about the Miami Marlins potentially being big sellers at the trade deadline. Today, the story is a bit different, despite the Marlins sitting at 41-46, good for third place in the NL East, 10.5 games back of the division-leading Washington Nationals (and nine back of the..." July 10

  • Pair of Home Run Derby tickets go for more than $6,500

    Sportsnaut "While Tuesday’s All-Star Game is having trouble selling tickets, seats for Monday’s Home Run Derby are going for a pretty penny on the secondary market. ESPN’s Darren Rovell reported that a pair of seats behind home plate went for over $6,500 on StubHub. With two Miami Marlins (Giancarlo..." July 10

  • Don Mattingly gives compelling reason why Aaron Judge doesn’t need his advice

    Sportsnaut "New York Yankees phenom Aaron Judge is in Miami for the All-Star Game. So, it only stands to reason that people would ask Yankees legend and current Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly what advice he’d give Judge. But according to Mattingly, Judge is doing just fine without any of his..." July 10

  • Entire rows of tickets still available for MLB All-Star Game

    Sportsnaut "Through the years, the MLB All-Star Game has been consistently able to draw a strong attendance figure. But two days before 2017’s Midsummer Classic, the game has not sold out. In fact, as Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports noted, in certain parts of Marlins Park, eight seats can be had together. A..." July 10

  • Marlins president says stars are going nowhere

    Fanrag Sports "There’s been trade speculation regarding just about every player on the Marlins’ roster, and some say the Marlins are open to anything. But they apparently have their limits. Marlins baseball president Michael Hill listed the well-priced young stars Christian Yelich, Marcell Ozuna and J.T...." July 10

  • The Marlins lawsuits against season ticket holders continue apace

    Hardball Talk "Last year we passed along a story from the Miami New Times about the Miami Marlins’ pattern of suing their season ticket holders. As of that writing the Marlins had initiated litigation against at least nine of them, accusing them of reneging on multi-season ticket commitments. The ticket holders,..." July 10

  • Red Sox Interested In Martin Prado-David Phelps Package

    MLB Trade Rumors "With the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline nearing, the Red Sox have interest in acquiring a package consisting of third baseman Martin Prado and reliever David Phelps from the Marlins, reports Bob Nightengale of USA Today (on Twitter). The Red Sox’s interest in Prado isn’t anything new, as..." July 10

  • Yankees pursuing trade for Marlins' Bour

    New York Daily News "The Yankees are reportedly looking to the N.L. East for help at first base, but the potential partner is not the Mets. The Bombers are “pursuing a trade” for the Marlins’ Justin Bour, according to the Miami Herald. However, the paper notes that the Marlins are going to ask for a steep price in..." July 09

  • Jeter, Romney groups reportedly still in mix for Marlins as Jorge Mas mulls bid

    Miami Herald "The Miami Marlins host baseball’s All-Star festivities in the coming days under the cloud of a search for a new owner and the probability of payroll slashing in the coming weeks. MLB doesn’t want the Marlins’ uncertainty to cast a pall on this weekend. But there have been a couple of..." July 08

  • Romney drops out of Marlins bidding, Jeter loses billionaire backer

    New York Post "Derek Jeter’s bid for the Miami Marlins has lost one of its big billionaire backers, The Post has learned. Chicago billionaire Richard Chaifetz, has recently exited Jeter’s group — potentially leaving the Yankees great short of Marlins’ owner Jeffrey Loria’s asking price just days before Major..." July 07

  • Marlins scouting farm systems in preparation for trades

    Miami Herald "The Marlins are concentrating their scouting efforts on a half-dozen farm systems in preparation for a likely roster sell-off leading up to the July 31 trading deadline. According to Major League Baseball sources, the Marlins are focusing heavily on five farm systems in particular: the..." July 07

  • The Marlins extended Michael Hill’s contract recently

    Hardball Talk "Bob Nightengale of USA TODAY Sports reported on Wednesday that the Marlins extended president of baseball operations Michael Hill recently. The contract is believed to be in excess of $10 million over five years. The detail came as part of a larger report on the Marlins. Owner Jeffrey Loria is..." July 07

  • Ichiro Suzuki passes Rod Carew to become No. 1 foreign player on all-time hits list

    Los Angeles Times "Miami Marlins outfielder Ichiro Suzuki has passed Rod Carew as Major League Baseball’s all-time hits leader for foreign-born players. Suzuki, who is from Japan, had a second-inning single to left field on Thursday to tie Carew, who is from Panama, with 3,053 hits. Suzuki’s eight-inning single..." July 07

  • For Marlins, All-Star Game puts team's dysfunction - and imminent sale - in spotlight

    USA Today "The Miami Marlins’ game is over, but the loud, thumping music is blaring over the speakers, tequila shots still are being served and several men are sharing pictures of women from earlier in the evening whose bodies were covered by only bikini bottoms and body paint. The Clevelander Bar,..." July 06

  • The 2017 Home Run Derby matchups are out, and Aaron Judge isn't the top seed

    CBS Sports "On Monday, Major League Baseball announced the eight players who will participate in the 2017 Home Run Derby at Marlins Park, which will take place on Monday, July 10 at Marlins Park. MLB released the derby bracket on Wednesday. There's a surprise at No. 1. Whereas our Dayn Perry pegged New..." July 06

  • Dan Shulman leaving ESPN 'Sunday Night Baseball' broadcast, staying at network

    USA Today "Dan Shulman will step away as voice of ESPN’s "Sunday Night Baseball" at season’s end, the network confirmed late Monday night. Shulman, who has served as the play-by-play commentator for ESPN’s weekly featured MLB broadcast since 2011, broke news of his departure to Sports Illustrated in an..." July 04

  • Umpire Angel Hernandez sues MLB over discrimination, treatment by Joe Torre

    ESPN "MLB umpire Angel Hernandez is suing the league and the commissioner's office, alleging that a long-simmering personal vendetta between him and Joe Torre, as well as racial discrimination, has hindered his career advancement. In the suit filed Monday in Ohio, Hernandez claims that Torre, MLB's..." July 04

  • Justin Bour joins 2017 Home Run Derby field

    Fanrag Sports "Miami Marlins first baseman Justin Bour will join the 2017 MLB Home Run Derby contest on July 10, from his home field of Marlins Park in Miami. He becomes the second Marlin in the competition, joining teammate and defending champion, Giancarlo Stanton. Earlier in the day on Monday, New York..." July 03

  • Brewers complained about Marcell Ozuna’s bat, he switched and crushed a home run

    The Sports Daily "The Brewers should be careful what they wish for. Marcell Ozuna hit a three-run dinger in the third inning of Sunday’s game, and then when he later came to bat in the eighth inning, the Brewers asked umpire Hunter Wendelstedt to check the stick. Wendelstedt ruled that the bat had too much pine..." July 03

  • Veteran MLB umpire Joe West hit in the head by a baseball thrown from Miller Park stands

    The Comeback "There was a delay during Friday night’s Marlins-Brewers game at Miller Park, for a very weird, scary reason. Longtime MLB umpire Joe West had the first base umpiring duties on the night, and was hit in the head by a baseball thrown from the stands in the bottom of the fourth inning. West,..." July 01