Marlins Rumors & News

  • Jeter says Marlins will donate $200K to hurricane relief efforts

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The Miami Marlins are making it easy for their fans to assist in Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. The team is partnering with Feeding South Florida, a local hunger-relief organization and food bank, to collect supplies at Marlins Park through the end of this homestand, which ends Wednesday with..." October 15

  • Marlins new owners plan to slash payroll to $90M

    Miami Herald "Derek Jeter warned of “unpopular decisions” ahead when he bought the Marlins. Slashing payroll could be the first. According to a Major League Baseball source, Jeter and fellow owner Bruce Sherman proposed cutting the team’s 2018 payroll to around $90 million — down from last season’s..." October 13

  • Major League Baseball should amend replay review for on/off base disputes

    Hardball Talk "The Cubs won Thursday’s NLDS Game 5 by a 9-8 score over the Nationals and were aided in part by replay review in the eighth inning, helping Wade Davis escape a jam. The Nationals had scored a run on a Michael Taylor RBI single, cutting their deficit to one run. Lobaton kept the rally going with a..." October 13

  • MLB Sets 2017-18 Qualifying Offer At $17.4MM

    MLB Trade Rumors "Major League Baseball has set the qualifying offer for the upcoming offseason at $17.4MM, MLBTR’s Tim Dierkes reports (Twitter link). With the news, teams can now make full assessments of whether to issue qualifying offers to pending free agents. Offers are due five days after the World Series..." October 13

  • Giants big on Giancarlo Stanton but what does he want?

    Fanrag Sports "The San Francisco Giants are the team that’s shown the most interest in Giancarlo Stanton, sources suggest, though they are far from alone, as the St. Louis Cardinals, Philadelphia Phillies and others also expressed hope this summer. The Giants could actually have an advantage over those two..." October 12

  • County hires auditors for possible fight with Jeffrey Loria over Marlins sale

    Miami Herald "Miami-Dade’s feud with Jeffrey Loria has at least one more act in it: the profit-sharing drama. The county recently signed the Marcum auditing firm to scour the numbers once Loria’s accountants reveal how much the team says it owes taxpayers from the former Marlins owner’s $1.2 billion sale of..." October 10

  • Marlins Outright Four Players

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Marlins have outrighted RHP’s Javy Guerra and Vance Worley off their 40-man roster, along with first baseman Tyler Moore and outfielder Destin Hood, Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports on Twitter. The Marlin’s 40-man roster now consists of 36 players. Guerra, 31, had been a reliever..." October 07

  • Retired manager Jim Leyland plans to stay that way

    Fanrag Sports "Future Hall of Fame manager Jim Leyland isn’t coming back to manage — no matter how nicely anyone asks, and no matter who calls. With speculation already percolating about the Red Sox and their manager John Farrell should he/they suffer a second straight quick exit from the postseason, I..." October 07

  • Who is leading Stanton sweepstakes?

    Fanrag Sports "Many Miami Marlins players aren’t expecting to be back next year due to the expected rebuild/selloff, as was mentioned here in the Giancarlo Stanton interview over the weekend. But the key to the anticipated rebuild is probably Stanton himself. While Jeter didn’t delve deeply into coming plans..." October 05

  • Derek Jeter reached out to Marlins' foursome to discuss new roles

    ESPN "Derek Jeter, the Miami Marlins' new CEO and part owner, is considering keeping four esteemed members of the team's front office whom he had reportedly wanted fired. Jeter reportedly asked in September for the dismissal of Baseball Hall of Famers Andre Dawson and Tony Perez, as well as Jeff..." October 05

  • Jeter reversing course on several Marlins firings

    Fanrag Sports "In his first apparent course-reversal in his new high-profile role, new Miami Marlins CEO/part-owner Derek Jeter personally has reached out to the four esteemed Marlins front office members he reportedly ordered fired – Hall of Famers Andre Dawson and Tony Perez, Mr. Marlin Jeff Conine and the..." October 04

  • Derek Jeter: 'Unpopular decisions' likely lie ahead for Marlins

    ESPN "Derek Jeter was noncommittal when asked about Giancarlo Stanton's future with the Miami Marlins on Tuesday, saying he doesn't like "the word 'teardown." Yet Jeter acknowledged that he will likely make "unpopular decisions" as part of the franchise's new ownership group. Jeter and new..." October 03

  • New owner Derek Jeter vows to bring 'winning culture' to Marlins

    Sporting News "Derek Jeter isn't putting a timetable on the turnaround he intends to engineer with the Miami Marlins, but the new co-owner is confident the franchise will get there. As a group led by Jeter and Bruce Sherman officially took over the Marlins from Jeffrey Loria on Tuesday, the legendary..." October 03

  • Draft: First-Round Order For 2018

    Real GM Baseball "The regular season is over, so the order of the first round of the 2018 Major League Baseball draft has been solidified. 1. Detroit Tigers 2. San Francisco Giants 3. Philadelphia Phillies 4. Chicago White Sox 5. Cincinnati Reds 6. New York Mets 7. San Diego Padres 8...." October 02

  • Mattingly: Stanton will bat leadoff in season finale amid 60-HR chase

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Don Mattingly had planned to give Dee Gordon a day off this weekend, as he occasionally does, but when the manager expressed that sentiment to his second baseman, Gordon wasn’t interested — and even confused. “He looked at me like I had three heads,” Mattingly said. “Then I saw he had 196..." October 01

  • Giancarlo Stanton wants out if Marlins rebuild

    Fanrag Sports "The great Giancarlo Stanton is enjoying the home run chase, the MVP speculation and easily enduring the controversy in the debate over what’s the real home run record, which has its obvious “gray areas,” as he called them, to explain the whole Roger Maris vs. Barry Bonds thing. But on this one..." September 30

  • Ichiro Suzuki wants to return to Marlins, play until 'at least 50'

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Amid all of the unknowns regarding the 2018 Miami Marlins, one offseason decision seems rather simple: Ichiro Suzuki and his team option. The Marlins got another day closer to their deadline — they have until four days after the World Series to decide — with a 6-5 win Friday night against the..." September 30

  • Marlins' Don Mattingly may move Giancarlo Stanton to leadoff spot

    ESPN "With Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton sitting at 59 home runs with two games remaining, manager Don Mattingly said he may consider moving the outfielder to the leadoff spot Saturday and Sunday in an effort to generate a potential extra at-bat. Batting from the second spot Friday night, Stanton..." September 30

  • Jeter reportedly fires more Marlins execs, including VP who cost current MLB starter

    Miami Herald "Derek Jeter, who takes over as Marlins’ CEO and co-owner next week, has quietly fired four members of the team’s baseball operations department, in the wake of dismissing five prominent team employees last week, according to sources. And Jeter, once again, asked outgoing Marlins president David..." September 30

  • MLB names World Series MVP Award in Honor of Willie Mays

    Hardball Talk "Major League Baseball just announced that it has renamed the World Series Most Valuable Player Award in honor of Willie Mays. Beginning with the 2017 World Series, the MVP of the Fall Classic will now be recognized as the “Willie Mays World Series Most Valuable Player.” The announcement comes..." September 29

  • 'Concussion' doctor Bennet Omalu says MLB's seven-day DL is 'a joke'

    CBS Sports "The San Diego Padres have had a rough season when it comes to catcher concussions. Backup Hector Sanchez missed a week in April after taking a ball off the mask. Meanwhile, starter Austin Hedges missed closer to two weeks due to his own concussion -- one that required vision training before he..." September 28

  • Jeter’s Marlins bid may be voted on soon

    Fanrag Sports "The group led by Florida businessman Bruce Sherman and iconic shortstop Derek Jeter is thought to have its finances in better shape now, and is moving close to a vote for possible approval. The Sherman-Jeter group needs 23 of 30 owners in support, and with financing appearing to be “on track”..." September 27

  • The time two umpires almost got blackmailed over a hookup with strippers

    Hardball Talk "I didn’t put “must-click link” in the headline because there wasn’t room, but I kinda doubt I need to tell you that you need to click on this link, which takes you to a wonderful story by William Ryczek over at The National Pastime Museum. The short version: in 1960 two big league umpires, Ed..." September 27

  • MLB owners unanimously approve sale of Marlins to Derek Jeter and Bruce Sherman

    CBS Sports "Wednesday afternoon, MLB announced the owners have unanimously approved the sale of the Miami Marlins to an ownership group led by Derek Jeter and Bruce Sherman. The vote was held Wednesday via conference call. "I wish the best to Jeffrey Loria and David Samson," said commissioner Rob Manfred..." September 27

  • Marlins' Martin Prado, Wei-Yin Chen, Nick Wittgren done for the year

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Winter is here for Martin Prado, Wei-Yin Chen and Nick Wittgren. With days remaining in the Miami Marlins’ season, those three won’t play again in 2017. Prado had held out hope that he would make an on-field cameo this week, but he has simply run out of time rehabilitating his right knee, he..." September 27

  • Derek Jeter must make impossible decision about Giancarlo Stanton's future

    ESPN "After the 2001 Yankees lost the World Series to the Diamondbacks on Luis Gonzalez’s broken-bat hit in the bottom of the ninth inning, a lot of the Yankees players were circumspect in defeat. Arizona had generally dominated the Yankees for the majority of that World Series, and New York was..." September 25

  • Major League Baseball wants you to look at a screen while you’re at the ballpark

    Hardball Talk "During the debate last week involving expanded netting at major league ballparks, the familiar refrain from the anti-netting crowd rung out: “hey, netting wouldn’t be necessary if you simply paid attention!” These folks get particularly upset at the idea of people looking at their phones or..." September 25

  • Jeter fires McKeon, Conine, Dawson, Perez from Marlins jobs

    Miami Herald "Derek Jeter doesn’t even own the Marlins yet, but he already has informed the team that he plans to fire two special assistants who are in Baseball’s Hall of Fame (Andre Dawson and Tony Perez), the manager who led them to the 2003 World Series championship (Jack McKeon) and the player known as Mr...." September 23

  • Gary Denbo likely to join Marlins front office

    Fanrag Sports "There is a continued buzz around baseball that Gary Denbo, the New York Yankees vice president/player development is likely to join the Miami Marlins in a high-ranking front office role, industry sources tell FanRag Sports. As FanRag’s Jon Heyman noted in his most recent Inside Baseball column,..." September 22

  • Major League Baseball claims it will “redouble its efforts” on expanded netting

    Hardball Talk "Yesterday, during the Minnesota Twins-New York Yankees game at Yankee Stadium, a young girl was injured after a foul ball flew off the bat of Todd Frazier and into the stands along the third base line where she was sitting. In some parks that ball would be stopped because of netting down the..." September 21

  • 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