Marlins Rumors & News

  • Rob Manfred hopes to rule on MLB domestic violence cases by opening day

    Sporting News "MLB commissioner Rob Manfred hopes to make his rulings by opening day on three pending cases under baseball's new domestic violence policy. Manfred — in a recent Q&A with Harvard Law Today — discussed a wide range of topics, including pace of play, the DH and negotiations on a new collective..." February 11

  • Ozzie Guillen to return to managing in Venezuela

    Chicago Tribune "Ozzie Guillen is set to return to managing, but not in Major League Baseball. Los Tiburones de La Guaira, a team in the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League, announced Wednesday on its social media account and website that Guillen would manage the team next season. Guillen confirmed the news..." February 11

  • Marlins' Don Mattingly will decide whether to platoon Johnson, Bour

    Fish Stripes "Manager Don Mattingly will be the one who decides whether or not to create a platoon situation at first base in 2016, according to Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald. Jackson adds Marlins executive Michael Hill "would be fine with either." Bour was expected to serve as the Marlins' starting..." February 09

  • Marlins re-sign Don Kelly to minor league deal

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The Miami Marlins re-signed veteran infielder Don Kelly to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training. Kelly was limited to two games last season after breaking a finger while fielding a hard bouncer at third base on April 12 at Marlins Park. After recovering from that..." February 04

  • Top 5 statistical milestones to watch in 2016

    ESPN "The upcoming season should be a banner one for milestones, as Ichiro, A-Rod, K-Rod and a quartet of pitchers take aim at some magic hits, home runs, saves and strikeouts. Here's a look at the players who are closest to some historic achievements. Though Ichiro isn't the hitter he once was, he..." February 04

  • Big spenders: MLB teams exceed $4.5 billion in FA signings

    The Score "Major-league clubs spent over $4.5 billion on free agents during a record-setting winter that saw both David Price and Zack Greinke receive history-making contracts. While the usually deep-pocketed Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers were among the big spenders, the Chicago Cubs, Arizona..." February 04

  • Could the Miami Marlins contend in 2016?

    The Comeback "Last season, the National League East was by far the worst division in baseball. As a division, they “boasted” a .462 winning percentage and three of its five teams lost 90+ games. The Nationals won 83 games and finished second, so they very nearly had only one team with a winning record. Even..." February 03

  • Ranking the 30 best starting pitchers in Major League Baseball for 2016

    CBS Sports "We've made our way through the position player and DH rankings (previous rankings: C | 1B | 2B |SS | 3B | LF | CF | RF | DH), and now it's time to give the starting pitchers their due. As was the case with previous rankings, let's keep these things in mind: 1. We are ranking the players..." February 03

  • Groundhog Deals: Do-overs shadow GMs

    MLB.com "The film "Groundhog Day" is not just a comedy classic, but its premise -- which involves Bill Murray's character living the same day over and over -- has also become a cultural metaphor. So beyond just the thought of a rodent sticking its head out of the ground to provide a long-term weather..." February 02

  • MLB owners take a look at issues involved with tanking

    ESPN "The question of whether some teams are intentionally building bad rosters in order to improve their standing in subsequent drafts -- tanking, to borrow the parlance of the NBA -- was raised at the most recent Major League Baseball owners meetings, according to sources. The January discussion in..." February 02

  • Marlins considering veteran starter Kyle Lohse

    Hardball Talk "Kyle Lohse had a brutal 2015 with the Brewers, posting a 5.85 ERA and 1.46 WHIP across 152 1/3 innings, but he had a great four-year run from 2011-2014 and he could maybe possibly have a bounceback in him for the 2016 season — what will be his age-37 campaign. The market has been quiet so far..." February 01

  • Baseball execs can't lose sight of the human element in making decisions

    Fox Sports "I need to get out more. Baseball executives need to get out more, too. On Friday night, I was in Toronto for "Pitch Talks," a speaker series about baseball, serving on a panel with Arden Zwelling and Ben Nicholson-Smith of Rogers SportsNet. Midway through the session, a fan asked a seemingly..." February 01

  • MLB salaries will near record $4 billion

    Yahoo! Sports "Major League Baseball teams have guaranteed nearly $2.5 billion to free agents this offseason, shattering the previous record by more than half a billion dollars and continuing the distribution of record revenues that could soon approach $10 billion annually industry-wide. An analysis of..." January 29

  • The qualifying offer is screwing up free agency again

    SB Nation "It's Jan. 28, but thanks to the qualifying offer, there are still free agents available who could help a team. And not like, help off the bench, or fill out the back-end of a rotation: there are legitimate starting players who could not only fill a hole but also produce at above-average levels..." January 28

  • Marlins looking to add rotation depth

    MLB.com "A potential pitching target of the Marlins came off the board on Tuesday when Bronson Arroyo agreed to an incentive-filled Minor League deal with the Nationals. Miami had been among the clubs interested in the veteran right-hander. With the pitching market thinning out, the Marlins remain open..." January 27

  • MLB cranks up pace-of-game restrictions for Year 2

    New York Post "Major League Baseball officials and their union counterparts are closing in on agreements for further initiatives to improve the pace of the game, concerning both pitchers and managers, The Post has learned. The sides have been discussing two items in particular to try to make another dent in..." January 27

  • All 30 MLB teams' starting rotations, ranked

    USA Today "What follows here will probably prove very, very wrong in spots. Starting pitching, by nature, is a fickle thing: Sometimes great pitchers get hurt or suddenly prove ineffective, sometimes guys emerge as aces seemingly overnight. And there’s enough parity in Major League Baseball in 2016 that it’s..." January 26

  • MLB plans to play first regular-season games in London in 2017

    The Comeback "Major League Baseball is looking to expand its horizons, particularly overseas. Commissioner Rob Manfred told The Associated Press that the league is hoping to play it’s first regular-season games in London in 2017. The move would be congruent with other international moves by the league, such..." January 26

  • MLB commissioner Rob Manfred says likely no DH in NL for “foreseeable future”

    Hardball Talk "Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak created quite a bit of a chatter last weekend when he said that there has been “more momentum” in discussions with other general managers and owners for the designated hitter to come to the National League. That “momentum” might have been overstated. In..." January 26

  • Q&A: MLB commissioner Rob Manfred

    Yahoo! Sports "Monday marks the one-year anniversary of Rob Manfred taking over as commissioner of Major League Baseball. In a Q&A over the weekend with Yahoo Sports, Manfred reflected on the big issues of his first year (Pete Rose and recapturing the youth market), looked at the game’s future (expansion,..." January 25

  • Jose Fernandez's reps believe he could make $30 million annually

    Fish Stripes "The Marlins have consistently been trying to extend Jose Fernandez. But if that does not happen, Fernandez's representatives believe he will receive a notably large deal in the coming years. Fernandez's representation thinks he could earn up to $30 million annually once he becomes a free agent..." January 25

  • MLB open to expansion, relocation possibilities, Manfred says

    Sporting News "Baseball fans in cities without a major league franchise might still get a team to call their own — just not anytime soon. Commissioner Rob Manfred touched on possible expansion and relocation as part of a wide-ranging Q&A with Yahoo Sports and sounded as if he's keeping an open mind on both..." January 25

  • 17d
    Peter Gammons @pgammo

    And the Marlins are a 3d team w/Reds and Nats interested in Bronson Arroyo's comeback and presence. can't find a betterman

  • A.J. Ramos, Carter Capps will vie for Marlins’ closer role

    Hardball Talk "Per Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, the Marlins plan to have relievers A.J. Ramos and Carter Capps compete for the club’s closer role in 2016. Jackson also notes that the Marlins had interest in Fernando Rodney for the role until the veteran signed with the Padres last seek. Ramos, 29,..." January 24

  • 19d
    Jim Bowden @JimBowden_ESPN

    Peter Moylan agrees to minor league deal with Royals and Jo Jo Reyes on minor league deal with Marlins

  • 21d
    Bob Nightengale @BNightengale

    The #MLB trading deadline has been moved to Aug. 1 instead of July 31, since July 31 is a Sunday

  • 21d
    Jon Heyman @JonHeyman

    In addition to fister (might be too much $), marlins looking at simon, lohse and others to add to rotation depth

  • The Definitive Case for Universal DH

    Sports On Earth "Arguments for and against the designated hitter in Major League Baseball are as old as the position itself. And by now, those arguments are well established and, frankly, very, very tired. We know one side likes added offense, the other added strategy. We know one side is tired of watching..." January 21

  • Marlins Still Interested In Veteran Starter

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Marlins still have interest in adding a veteran starter, as Jon Heyman notes on Twitter and Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reported this morning. Doug Fister and Alfredo Simon are possible names under consideration, as are rehabbing hurlers Cliff Lee and Tim Lincecum. Certainly, those..." January 20

  • The Marlins are moving in the fences

    Hardball Talk "Back in August the Marlins talked about the possibility of moving in their fences to make their ballpark a bit more home run happy. They’re in the process of doing that now, and over at MLB.com the On Cloud Conine blog — nice name, BTW — there are some detailed pictures of the in-progress..." January 20

  • MLB agrees to offer single-team streaming to settle class-action suit

    Sporting News "Major League Baseball on Tuesday reached a deal with fans to settle an antitrust class action lawsuit over how out-of-market game broadcasts are sold, law360.com reported, adding that the side settled only moments before the trial was due to start in Manhattan. Under the agreement, MLB will..." January 20

  • 23d
    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: #Marlins among teams that have discussed pursuing Cespedes on short-term deal. Likely would require accompanying trade of Ozuna.

  • Marlins Sign Wei-Yin Chen

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Marlins have officially agreed to a deal with free agent lefty Wei-Yin Chen. He’ll reportedly receive a five-year, $80MM guarantee — just as MLBTR’s Tim Dierkes predicted before the offseason — but the deal negotiated between the Miami front office and the Boras Corporation is much more..." January 19

  • 23d
    Bob Nightengale @BNightengale

    The #Marlins have no interest in signing Cespedes, #Marlins prez David Samson says, citing crowded OF

  • Will changes to 2B slide rule come at upcoming owners meetings?

    Fox Sports "As Major League Baseball owners prepare to meet Wednesday and Thursday in Coral Gables, Florida, consensus with the players’ union remains elusive on slides at second base. MLB officials raised the possibility of a rule change in the aftermath of Ruben Tejada’s broken leg suffered in the..." January 19

  • Marlins Beat Writer Juan C. Rodriguez Passes Away

    MLB Trade Rumors "Juan C. Rodriguez, the Sun Sentinel’s beat writer for the Marlins, has passed away after a battle with brain cancer. His friend, Andy Barkett, conveyed the unfortunate news today on Twitter, and the team he covered also acknowledged his untimely passing in a tweet." January 18

  • Marlins offered Ozuna to Rangers, Reds for pitching

    The Score "The Miami Marlins' sustained efforts to move outfielder Marcell Ozuna this offseason reportedly included separate trade offers to the Cincinnati Reds and Texas Rangers in exchange for starting pitchers. According to the Miami Herald's Barry Jackson, the Marlins made specific proposals to both..." January 18

  • 26d
    Jon Heyman @JonHeyman

    david phelps, marlins settle at $2.5M

  • Marlins' Tom Koehler: Avoids arbitration with Marlins

    CBS Sports "Koehler agreed to a one-year deal with the Marlins on Friday, avoiding arbitration, MLB.com's Joe Frisaro reports. The 29-year-old righty wouldn't be in the mix for a rotation spot on most teams, but the Marlins aren't most teams. " January 15

  • 27d
    Jeff Passan @JeffPassan

    Source: Jose Fernandez gets $2.8 million from the Marlins and can reach $3M with games started.

  • Fernandez, Hechavarria top Marlins' arbitration targets

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "With a deal in place ensuring Dee Gordon will be under contract through at least 2020, the Miami Marlins turned attention to seven other arbitration-eligible players with a Friday deadline looming for submitting salary figures. It is an important group of players, including ace right-hander..." January 15

  • The Marlins avoid salary arbitration with Jose Fernandez, sign all eight eligible players

    Miami Herald "The Marlins have reached agreements with all eight of their arbitration-eligible players, including ace Jose Fernandez, the team announced Friday. Fernandez, who was the subject of trade speculation during the recent MLB Winter Meetings, has reportedly agreed to a one-year, $2.8 million..." January 15

  • 28d
    Jon Heyman @JonHeyman

    bryan morris, marlins settle at $1.35M

  • 28d
    Joe Frisaro @JoeFrisaro

    Not confirmed, but I sense #Marlins are trying between now and Fri to sign Jose Fernandez long-term.If so, not sure it will get done

  • Marlins, Dee Gordon reportedly agree to five-year extension

    Sporting News "The Marlins continued their spending spree Wednesday by agreeing with All-Star second baseman Dee Gordon on a five-year, $50 million contract extension, according to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal. The deal, which covers all three years of Gordon's arbitration eligibility and two years of free-agent..." January 14

  • 29d
    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: Dee Gordon, #Marlins have agreement in principle, five years, $50M with $14M vesting option for sixth year.

  • 156 Players File For Salary Arbitration

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Major League Baseball Players Association announced today that 156 players have filed for salary arbitration. Players and teams will formally exchange arbitration figures on Friday, and in the five to six weeks that follow, dozens of agreements will be reached. Players and teams that are..." January 13

  • MLB teams must hire full-time Spanish translators for 2016

    ESPN "All 30 Major League Baseball clubs have received a joint directive requiring them to hire full-time Spanish translators for the 2016 season in conjunction with a new program negotiated between the commissioner's office and the players' union, multiple baseball officials told ESPN on..." January 13

  • 30d
    Joe Frisaro @JoeFrisaro

    The signing of Wei-Yin Chen basically ends any thoughts the #Marlins have about trading OF Marcell Ozuna for a pitcher.

  • 30d
    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Source: #Marlins in agreement with Chen. Five-year contract with vesting player option for sixth year.

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