Marlins Rumors & News

  • Wei-Yin Chen, Dan Straily Nearing Return To Marlins’ Rotation

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Marlins could soon be installing a pair of veteran arms into their struggling young rotation. Craig Mish of SiriusXM reports that lefty Wei-Yin Chen will be activated to start Saturday’s game against the Rockies (Twitter link), and it seems that right-hander Dan Straily won’t be far behind..." April 25

  • Jeter gets defensive over tanking accusations

    Yardbarker "The Miami Marlins are bad this season. And, they’re going to keep being bad this season. In fact, they are probably going to be pretty bad for the next few seasons. But then again, everybody seems to know and understand this. Everybody, that is, except for their new owner Derek Jeter. In an..." April 22

  • MLB Rumors: Mets' Michael Conforto for Marlins' J.T. Realmuto?

    Newark Star-Ledger "Over the next few months, we're going to find out a couple things about the Mets. -How much does the front office believe in this team's hot start and ability to contend all summer? -At what cost will general manager Sandy Alderson upgrade the catcher position? The answers to those will..." April 20

  • Should the Mets try to trade Amed Rosario for J.T. Realmuto?

    SNY TV "The Mets have been in touch with the Marlins regarding a trade for catcher J.T. Realmuto, and are expected to circle back with the Marlins at some point this season. The 27-year-old Realmuto will earn $2.9 million this season, and is arbitration-eligible after this season and next -- before..." April 19

  • Marlins Activate J.T. Realmuto

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Marlins announced today that they’ve activated catcher J.T. Realmuto from the 10-day disabled list. Realmuto, who opened the season on the shelf due to a lower back contusion, went 3-for-3 with a homer in his lone rehab game and will jump right into the mix in Miami, as he’s in the lineup..." April 17

  • Giancarlo Stanton says there’s no ‘bad blood’ with Derek Jeter

    New York Daily News "It doesn’t sound like Derek Jeter will even need to send a gift basket in order to mend fences with Giancarlo Stanton. Despite their contentious dealings before Stanton was traded from Miami to New York, the Yankees’ star slugger says there’s no tension between them from his perspective. “I..." April 16

  • Realmuto could return during upcoming road trip

    MLB.com "Catcher J.T. Realmuto appears to be close to returning to the big league club, and possibly could join the Marlins on their upcoming nine-game road trip. Realmuto, who has been on the disabled list because of a bone bruise in his lower back that he sustained on March 11, went 3-for-3 --..." April 16

  • Marlins call up OF J.B. Shuck, place 1B/OF Garrett Cooper on DL

    Yardbarker "The Marlins announced on Friday that they’ve selected the contract of outfielder J.B. Shuck from Triple-A New Orleans. To clear room on the 40-man roster, first baseman/outfielder Garrett Cooper has been moved from the 10-day DL to the 60-day DL. Outfielder Braxton Lee was optioned to New Orleans..." April 13

  • Jeter won’t show up at Yankee Stadium next week

    New York Daily News "Numbah Two will not make his return to the Bronx next week. Marlins owner Derek Jeter told reporters in Miami that he would not be making the trip to New York with the team, citing it being an “awkward situation.” Jeter’s Marlins will be at Yankee Stadium on Monday and Tuesday for a quick..." April 13

  • Mets have spoken to Marlins about star catcher

    New York Post "This would be an upgrade. A source told The Post’s Mike Puma that the Mets have spoken to the Marlins about catcher J.T. Realmuto. It would take a significant haul from the Mets to land Realmuto from the rebuilding Marlins. The 27-year-old has yet to play this season due to a back contusion,..." April 13

  • Why MLB will continue to have bench-clearing brawls

    USA Today "Major League Baseball issued suspensions and fines for Wednesday’s bench-clearing brawl between the Red Sox and Yankees, with Boston pitcher Joe Kelly and New York first baseman Tyler Austin getting banished six and five games, respectively. Soon to follow will be discipline for the Rockies vs...." April 13

  • Marlins outdrawn by own Double-A affiliate

    Bleacher Report "The Miami Marlins are basically fielding a minor league team this season. They're also getting outdrawn by one of their own. The Marlins' Double-A affiliate, the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp, had 6,960 fans at their home opener Wednesday, according to ESPN's Darren Rovell. The Marlins drew just..." April 12

  • MLB batters getting hit by pitches at a historic rate - and tensions are high

    USA Today "Major league pitchers are placing batters on notice: Beware of the inside pitch. The regular season is only two weeks old and already 149 batters -- or 0.42 per game -- have been plunked. It's certainly very early, but that rate is 17% higher than 2017's full-season rate and would be the..." April 12

  • MLB Could Be on the Verge of More Insane and Drastic Rule Changes Based on Leaked Document

    12 Up "So far, several of these have come true. So why not the rest? We've already seen Major League Baseball implement​ rule changes to better the pace-of-play, both at the big league and minor league level. There's a pitch clock in the ​minors -- and we'll probably be seeing that ​in the bigs in..." April 11

  • MLB's African-American population regains lost ground; can growth continue?

    USA Today "It’s certainly not worth celebrating, but Major League Baseball has at least made back the loss of African American players that a year ago resulted in a historic low. The African-American population increased to 7.8%, up from 7.1% a year ago, on Major League Baseball’s opening-day day rosters..." April 11

  • Baseball Team Values 2018

    Forbes.com "This is the 21st rendition of our MLB valuations. The New York Yankees have been baseball's most valuable team (worth $4.0 billion) every year. Short explanation: The Bronx Bombers generate by far the most revenue--$619 million last season. The value of the Yankees has compounded annually at..." April 11

  • To avoid Miami courtroom, Marlins claim citizenship in the British Virgin Islands

    Miami Herald "Root, root, root for the ... international offshore holding corporation? The Miami Marlins are claiming corporate citizenship in the British Virgin Islands in an effort to have a federally appointed arbitrator take over the lawsuit by Miami and Miami-Dade County to recover a share of the..." April 10

  • Marlins, Orioles, Indians suffer awful attendance numbers

    The Score "There was a concerning number of empty seats around baseball Monday, and the Miami Marlins, Baltimore Orioles, and Cleveland Indians were front and center amid the poor attendance. Miami only drew 7,003 fans to Marlins Park against the New York Mets on Monday. The rebuilding Marlins, who didn't..." April 10

  • Is the expanded safety netting ruining MLB?

    Michigan Live "As MLB swings into action, expanded safety netting has greeted fans on the lower levels. A child was hospitalized last season after being struck by a line-drive foul ball, bringing about the expansion of the protective netting. Expanding the net ensures the safety of the fans. Critics think the..." April 09

  • Could a Yankees legend be Derek Jeter's future Marlins manager?

    Newark Star-Ledger "Now this would be a fascinating story. As Derek Jeter's Marlins slog through what should be a long rebuild in Miami, the hope is to come out the other side with young players and sustainable success. If Jeter--alongside former Yankees prospect guru Gary Denbo--can find the right mix of young..." April 09

  • Marlins select Tyler Cloyd’s contract, designate Jacob Turner

    Yardbarker "The Marlins announced (via the team’s media info account on Twitter) that they’ve selected the contract of right-hander Tyler Cloyd from Triple-A New Orleans. In a corresponding move, the team has designated right-hander Jacob Turner for assignment. The 30-year-old Cloyd joined the Marlins this..." April 08

  • Marlins reportedly in talks with RHP Dustin McGowan

    Yardbarker "The Marlins are discussing a deal with free-agent righty Dustin McGowan, tweets SB Nation’s Chris Cotillo. The veteran reliever was in spring training with the Rays on a minor league deal but was granted his release in early March when he learned he would not make the 25-man roster. He’s..." April 06

  • Marlins Reportedly In Talks With Dustin McGowan

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Marlins are discussing a deal with free-agent righty Dustin McGowan, tweets SB Nation’s Chris Cotillo. The veteran reliever was in Spring Training with the Rays on a minor league deal but was granted his release in early March when he learned he would not make the 25-man roster. He’s..." April 06

  • Marlins Outright Severino Gonzalez, Austin Nola

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Marlins announced this morning that they have outrighted righty Severino Gonzalez and catcher Austin Nola to Triple-A. Both players cleared waivers after recently being designated for assignment. In other moves, the Fish put outfielder/first baseman Garrett Cooper on the 10-day DL with a..." April 05

  • Alex Rodriguez ‘would not bet against’ Derek Jeter rebuilding Marlins

    Sportress of Blogitude "Alex Rodriguez believes Derek Jeter can turn the Miami Marlins into a winner despite how his former New York Yankees teammate got off to a tumultuous and uninspiring start running the organization. Jeter assumed control of the Marlins as co-owner this past offseason and holds the title of CEO..." April 05

  • Will fans embrace MLB games only available on Facebook?

    Awful Announcing "We are now in an era where Facebook gets an exclusive MLB game each week. By exclusive, it means the game won’t be on television and there will not be a local feed. Overall, 25 games will be streamed on the social media service. We discussed the development last month when the deal was..." April 05

  • Boras denies report that Rosenthal signed with Marlins

    12 Up "​Baseball's incredibly slow offseason had an effect on just about every high-priced free agent, but it was the fringe players--those hoping to score short-term deals or take advantage of a Spring Training injury--that were hurt the most. For those like ​Trevor Rosenthal, the former St. Louis..." April 04

  • Attorney claims Fernandez was drugged prior to crash

    Larry Brown Sports "Jose Fernandez was the victim of a robbery scheme that got him drugged the night of his death, according to his estate’s attorney. According to TMZ Sports, Ralph Fernandez, who is defending Fernandez’s estate against a wrongful death lawsuit, claimed in a new court filing arguing that the Miami..." April 04

  • Marlins To Sign Trevor Rosenthal

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Marlins have agreed to a deal with right-hander Trevor Rosenthal, according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today (via Twitter). He’ll continue working through his Tommy John rehab with the organization on what appears to be a minor-league arrangement — though that latter point is not crystal clear..." April 04

  • Why Major League Baseball is '90% mental' now more than ever

    USA Today "They’re the ones nobody ever sees. They’re not introduced in the opening-day pageantry. They don’t wear uniforms. They don’t have lockers in the clubhouse. Some even have weird titles, just to protect their anonymity. Yet, behind the scenes, there are proving as invaluable as any staff..." April 03

  • Marlins have had pathetic attendance to start 2018 season

    Larry Brown Sports "The Miami Marlins traded away several of their top players this past offseason, which has resulted in fans being even less interested in the team now than they were before. If you need evidence of that, look no further than their attendance numbers. The Marlins began the 2018 season with home..." April 03

  • Twitter will again stream an MLB game for free each week

    Awful Announcing "For the second straight year, Twitter will stream one Major League Baseball game per week, available for free with a Twitter login. The games will reportedly stream on weekday afternoons, beginning Thursday with Rangers-Athletics at 3:35 p.m. ET. That matchup will be followed by Rays-White Sox..." April 03

  • MLB Players Ready for Fight to Stop 'Half the League' from Not Trying to Win

    Bleacher Report "Oatmeal nearly gone, bacon in hand and another meeting stuffed with pointed questions behind him, the Apple Watch wrapping Tony Clark's wrist beeped with a message: "Time to stand." The late-morning breakfast conversation here in a booth of the swanky hotel restaurant paused as the Major League..." April 03

  • Super-sized bullpens might help teams win, but they make baseball less exciting

    Sporting News "Commissioner Rob Manfred wants baseball to be appealing to younger people. He wants the game to be brisker for a generation raised on immediacy and social media. He’s gone on a crusade to address the sport’s pace of play. Even if the game is shorter, though, it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s..." April 02

  • Former major-leaguer Andre Dawson rips Derek Jeter

    NBC Sports Chicago "Andre Dawson — better known as "The Hawk" to Cubs fans — has spent the last 17 years as a special assistant in the Miami/Florida Marlins front office. But when a new ownership group led by Derek Jeter came to town, Dawson was sent packing, along with fellow Hall of Famer Tony Perez. Dawson —..." April 01

  • Marlins Park attendance hits all-time low Sunday vs. Cubs

    The Score "The Miami Marlins didn't draw much of a crowd Sunday despite hosting one of the most popular teams in the league. Miami's announced attendance of 10,428 against the Chicago Cubs represented the smallest crowd in Marlins Park history, according to Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald. The..." April 01

  • The Detroit Tigers are the overwhelming favorites to land Marlins Man

    CBS Sports "Days after Marlins Man declared himself a free agent in the wake of a public dispute with the Marlins, oddsmakers are already taking bets on which MLB team the 61-year-old superfan will follow next. And the Detroit Tigers, one of the teams Marlins Man has apparently already started..." March 31

  • Marlins, Cubs to host Parkland families at Friday's game

    Sporting News "The Marlins and Cubs are paying tribute to the survivors of the Parkland, Fla., mass shooting. Both teams wore patches with the initials "MSD" and 17 stars during Thursday's opening day game to honor the lives lost in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting last month. The Cubs..." March 29

  • Marlins Man says other teams have shown interest in him

    Larry Brown Sports "Marlins Man has officially cut ties with the organization he blindly supported for the past 25 years, and he says he is considering taking his loyalty elsewhere for the 2018 MLB season. Marlins Man, a Miami lawyer whose real name is Laurence Leavy, told ESPN’s Darren Rovell on Wednesday night..." March 29

  • Report: Some players, agents 'agitating' to remove Clark as MLBPA head

    The Score "Opening Day is just around the corner, but baseball's slow offseason and stagnant free-agent market have left many players frustrated by their union. And for some, that frustration has apparently boiled over. With a number of veterans still unemployed, sources told Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic..." March 27

  • Marlins turn down $200,000 offer from Marlins Man for three years of season tickets

    Larry Brown Sports "One of the subplots that has emerged from the Miami Marlins offseason is the fact that they’ve managed to alienate Marlins Man so badly that he’s on the verge of walking away from his season tickets. Now, that’s exactly what’s happening, after the team turned down $200,000 in a three-year..." March 26

  • Don Mattingly is keeping up morale amid bleak situation with Marlins

    New York Daily News "“I never went into a ballgame thinking I was gonna lose.” This was Don Mattingly the other day at Roger Dean Stadium as he observed his stripped-down Miami Marlins — who are in fact going to lose a lot of games this season — going through their spring training drills. In his third year as..." March 23

  • Congress' 'Save America's Pastime Act' would allow teams to pay minor-leaguers less than minimum wage

    CBS Sports "Major League Baseball might soon score a big win in its ongoing efforts to avoid paying minor-leaguers at a reasonable rate. Later this week, Congress is expected to vote on a new $1.3 trillion spending package to keep the government up and running. Tucked away on page 1,967 of the 2,232-page..." March 22

  • It’s time for MLB service time manipulation to go

    Fanrag Sports "The Atlanta Braves are sending top prospect Ronald Acuña to Triple-A to start the 2018 baseball season. This is my shocked face. Like so many times in the past, leaving Acuña off the big league roster has less to do with talent or development than money. That needs to change. Acuña was signed..." March 22

  • Jose Fernandez’s death put into motion a series of events that still impact Marlins today

    Miami Herald "The death of pitching ace Jose Fernandez in 2016 triggered a series of costly roster decisions that the Marlins’ new owners are having to contend with now. There is no shortage of ‘what ifs’ with how it all played out. But this much is clear: according to sources with knowledge of internal..." March 21

  • Stanton told Marlins he couldn't be 'forced somewhere' with trade

    SI "As midnight approached on Thursday, Dec. 7, Giancarlo Stanton stood on the sand behind the Faena Hotel in Miami Beach. It was the week of Art Basel, and 82,000 visitors, some of them actually interested in art, had descended upon his adopted home city. Beautiful people in asymmetric, tailored..." March 20

  • Marlins rotation muddled: Straily has sore arm; top pitching prospect Sandy Alcantara sent to minors

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The outlook for the Marlins’ starting rotation became muddled Tuesday when top pitching prospect Sandy Alcantara was sent to the minors and veteran Dan Straily was shut down temporarily. Straily, scheduled to pitch the second game of the regular season has mild right forearm inflammation and..." March 20

  • Pop at the top. The Miami Marlins are looking at this power bat for leadoff spot.

    Miami Herald "Lewis Brinson doesn’t profile as a leadoff man. He’s a table cleaner, not a table setter, a run producer whose primary duty has typically been to empty the bases with his bat, not scratch his way aboard by any means necessary. But given the lack of better alternatives, Marlins manager Don..." March 19

  • Minor League Baseball Announces Pace Of Play Rules Changes

    MLB Trade Rumors "We’ve already covered the much-discussed rules changes at the MLB level relating to pace of play. That is certainly the most pertinent recent development in the rules arena, which has emerged as a point of no little controversy between the league and player’s union. Today, though, the..." March 15

  • Martin Prado won’t be ready for the start of the regular season

    Hardball Talk "MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro reports that Marlins third baseman Martin Prado had a setback with his surgically-repaired right knee and won’t be ready for the start of the regular season. As a result, Brian Anderson will be the club’s starting third baseman on Opening Day, Frisaro notes. Prado, 34,..." March 14