Marlins Rumors & News

  • Top 100 MLB Prospects 2018

    Baseball America "Baseball America’s Top 100 MLB Prospects is the natural demarcation between one season to another. Countless conversations with scouts, coaches and team officials as well as many road trips over the past year lead to this list. And as soon as we put it in your hands, we begin working toward..." January 22

  • The best way to fix MLB’s pace of play problems

    New York Post "You want to improve the pace of play in the majors, then remove the smart off-field people from impacting the action. Notice the word “action.” Overwhelming sentiment is that hitters and pitches are not slowing down the game nearly as much as smart people are by feeding more information to..." January 22

  • Is a run at Christian Yelich next?

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Hello, Padres fans. I hope the offseason finds you well. It has been an odd winter, lacking the level of activity baseball-watchers crave before pitchers and catchers report. In this mailbag, we won’t bore you with much Eric Hosmer talk. (The stalemate between agent Scott Boras and the..." January 22

  • Marlins' demands for Yelich becoming 'more reasonable'

    Miami Herald "The Marlins have conveyed to Christian Yelich that they will listen to trade offers but have given him no assurances that they will fulfill his trade request, a source fully briefed on the situation said Thursday evening. Yelich is displeased with the Marlins’ trading of Giancarlo Stanton,..." January 19

  • White Sox reportedly one of teams 'expressing interest' in Christian Yelich, but does a trade make sense?

    NBC Sports Chicago "A big offseason splash for the rebuilding White Sox? After being rumored to potentially trade for Baltimore Orioles star Manny Machado last month during the Winter Meetings, the next name on many fans' offseason wish list is Miami Marlins outfielder Christian Yelich. Yelich is an intriguing..." January 19

  • A trade that would fit Derek Jeter’s selfish mission

    New York Post "Derek Jeter not only has orchestrated a slashing of the Marlins’ payroll, he also now presides over what may be the thinnest baseball operations department in the sport. This comes as most organizations are expanding brainpower in baseball operations. And no team required it more than the..." January 19

  • Christian Yelich undecided about attending mandatory Marlins FanFest

    Yardbarker "The standoff between the Miami Marlins and Christian Yelich may soon be coming to a head. Yelich’s agent Joe Longo said on Wednesday that the Marlins outfielder is undecided about attending the team’s FanFest event on Feb. 10, per Jerry Crasnick of ESPN. Crasnick also adds that attendance is..." January 18

  • Marlins want No. 1 prospect Ronald Acuna from Braves for Yelich

    CBS Sports "In recent weeks Miami Marlins outfielder Christian Yelich has made it no secret he wants to be traded. The club has already moved Giancarlo Stanton, Dee Gordon, and Marcell Ozuna in cost-cutting moves, leaving them with a bare-bones roster plus Yelich. He's not happy about it. The Marlins don't..." January 18

  • Top MLB free agent reportedly willing to sit out until midseason in order to get fair deal

    CBS Sports "Baseball's offseason has been slow and boring, with many of the top free agents remaining unsigned, just weeks before spring training is set to begin. Yahoo Sports Jeff Passan took a deep dive into what's slowing the market -- including the idea of collusion, as well as Tony Clark and the..." January 17

  • Do the players even care about money anymore?

    Hardball Talk "Yesterday I wrote about how the union has come to find itself in the extraordinarily weak position it’s in. The upshot: their leadership and their membership, happily wealthy by virtue of gains realized in the 1970s-1990s, has chosen to focus on small, day-to-day, quality of life issues rather..." January 17

  • Agent: Christian Yelich 'needs to get on with his career'

    ESPN "Christian Yelich's relationship with the Miami Marlins is "irretrievably broken," and it would be in the best interests of both the outfielder and the organization if the Marlins trade him before the start of spring training, his agent told ESPN on Tuesday. Yelich, 26, is the Marlins' most..." January 16

  • With no MLB offer, Ichiro might return to Japan "The Major League Baseball career of Ichiro Suzuki may be fading to black, the video term for the end of a production or show. At 44 years old, Ichiro has been pitched this offseason to most of the 30 Major League teams, thus far without any success. Spring Training is less than a month away...." January 16

  • Derek Jeter wants to get rid of the Marlins’ home run sculpture

    Miami Herald "Derek Jeter may get an assist from Miami-Dade in ridding Marlins Park of its kitschy home run sculpture, which the new owner and the county’s mayor both want removed. “I just don’t think they’re all that crazy about it,” Mayor Carlos Gimenez said after meeting with Jeter and other front-office..." January 16

  • Rob Manfred is prepared to implement a pitch clock unilaterally for 2018

    Hardball Talk "Rob Manfred has long been on record wanting to speed up the pace of play in baseball and, to that end, last year proposed a 20-second pitch clock. Pursuant to baseball’s Collective Bargaining Agreement, he could not implement that unilaterally last year. However if, one year after a proposed rules..." January 16

  • Of 30 MLB teams, only five have yet to expand protective netting down foul lines

    CBS Sports "With the Toronto Blue Jays announcing that they will be adding protective netting down foul lines on Monday, 25 of 30 MLB teams have expanded their safety precautions to protect fans from rogue foul balls. Only the Chicago White Sox, Los Angeles Angels, Oakland Athletics, Baltimore Orioles and..." January 15

  • Exploring The Trade Value Of Christian Yelich

    MLB Trade Rumors "The name of Marlins’ outfielder Christian Yelich is one that has popped up frequently in both trade rumors and trade speculation so far this offseason. The topic has certainly been covered at length (four links) here at MLBTR, and the frequency of Yelich mentions has continued to rise with each..." January 14

  • Marlins Fans Organizing Open Revolt Against Derek Jeter

    12 Up "It's safe to say Derek Jeter's honeymoon phase is over. ​Miami Marlins fans never really supported this team in such big numbers in the past, but they are fired up ever since Derek Jeter and Co. bought the team and decided to trade several of their best players this winter, including the face..." January 13

  • Report: Marlins sign Jumbo Diaz to minor league deal

    Hardball Talk "Free agent right-hander Jumbo Diaz has signed a minor league contract with the Marlins, per a report from SB Nation’s Chris Cotillo. Diaz elected free agency from the Astros last November and had yet to find a landing place for the 2018 season. The club has not officially confirmed the..." January 12

  • MLB owners seem to want more money in their pockets, not those of players

    Sporting News "Doldrums. A dry spell. A brain-melting and frustrating period of incredible boredom. Whatever words or turn of phrase you use to describe the current state of the baseball offseason, you’re right. We’re in a haze of offseason monotony punctuated only by the occasional reliever deciding to join..." January 11

  • Starlin Castro wants Marlins to trade him, report says

    Sporting News "Starlin Castro's tenure in Miami may be incredibly short-lived. The infielder recently acquired from the Yankees in the Giancarlo Stanton trade already is seeking a trade from the Marlins, according to The Athletic. Considering the fact Castro was a key piece in the Stanton trade, this is..." January 10

  • Blue Jays interested in Marlins’ Christian Yelich

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Blue Jays are among several teams that appear to have some interest in Miami Marlins outfielder Christian Yelich, reports Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe. The Marlins, who began to tear down their roster and shed payroll by dealing Giancarlo Stanton and Marcell Ozuna this..." January 08

  • Jeter will make annual bonuses if Marlins profit

    Miami Herald "Marlins co-owner Derek Jeter eventually will make back his modest financial investment in the team merely through the salary he is being paid as the team’s chief executive officer. But he could be paid substantially more than that if the team makes a profit. According to an August version of..." January 07

  • Nationals interested in Marlins' Realmuto, Yelich "Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto and outfielder Christian Yelich are no strangers to the division-rival Nationals. So with Miami listening on potential trade offers for both, it's not surprising that Washington would be on the list. According to multiple sources, the Nationals are interested in..." January 04

  • Braves interested in Yelich, Realmuto "When Alex Anthopoulos became the Braves' general manager in November, he inherited one of the top farm systems in baseball. Through blockbuster trades while GM of the Blue Jays, Anthopoulos demonstrated that he's not afraid to part with top prospects. In Atlanta, he's already constructed a..." January 03

  • Derek Jeter business plan projects big profits and spike in Marlins attendance

    Miami Herald "Marlins CEO Derek Jeter, who has slashed about $36 million in player payroll in recent weeks, in August circulated a document to potential investors that projects the Marlins will make an enormous profit in 2018 and sizable profits the following three years. Project Wolverine, Jeter’s..." January 03

  • Marlins' overhaul includes seeking big bats "As part of their directive to restock their system from the bottom up with pitching, the Marlins parted with two of the most feared hitters in the game. Trading Giancarlo Stanton to the Yankees and Marcell Ozuna to the Cardinals removed 96 home runs from a lineup that remains a work in..." January 02

  • Should Japanese career be a HOF factor?

    CBS Sports "No sooner than five years from now, the great Ichiro Suzuki will be voted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame on the first ballot. Ichiro still wants to play but remains unsigned. If he's unable to latch on anywhere, his five-year waiting period before appearing on the Hall of Fame ballot will..." January 02

  • Marlins will only trade Yelich, Realmuto for 'huge overpay' "The Marlins are not pressing the issue, but they are open to dealing their two most valuable trade assets -- outfielder Christian Yelich and catcher J.T. Realmuto. As trade speculation is gaining steam, a source told on Friday that the Marlins are "listening" on both players, but will..." December 29

  • Braves have talked to Marlins about Christian Yelich

    Sportsnaut "After moving the likes of Giancarlo Stanton, Dee Gordon and Marcell Ozuna, the Miami Marlins might not be done with their fire sale. According to this one report, the Marlins have actually discussed sending star outfielder Christian Yelich to the division-rival Atlanta Braves. Though, talks..." December 28

  • Christian Yelich, J.T. Realmuto Reportedly Shopped in Marlins Trade Talks

    Bleacher Report "The Miami Marlins appear set to continue their fire sale by putting outfielder Christian Yelich and catcher J.T. Realmuto on the trade block. According to Jon Morosi of MLB Network, the team has been involved in "active trade discussions" for both players although no deals appear to be close...." December 28

  • Ichiro wants to play, feels 'like a big dog at a pet shop that hasn’t been sold'

    CBS Sports "Even at age 44, Ichiro Suzuki still has no plans to hang up his spikes. Over the weekend Ichiro told reporters in Japan he wants to continue playing even after the cash-strapped Miami Marlins declined his contract option for 2018 a few weeks ago. From the Associated Press: Suzuki was..." December 26

  • Looking for a Match in a J.T. Realmuto Trade

    MLB Trade Rumors "A new ownership group in Miami (headlined by Derek Jeter) has kicked off a fire sale. Dee Gordon is now a Mariner, Giancarlo Stanton a Yankee, and Marcell Ozuna a Cardinal, and there’s no telling whether the Marlins are done yet. In the wake of this significant shift in direction for the..." December 26

  • Other Marlins bidders had plans very different from Jeter’s

    Miami Herald "Perhaps the prospects acquired in this Marlins fire sale will be the core of a playoff contender in 2020. That’s the best Marlins fans can hope for after another payroll slash. But it didn’t necessarily need to be this way. Miami businessman Jorge Mas conveyed to me this month that if his..." December 24

  • Marlins ‘reluctant’ to trade Christian Yelich, JT Realmuto

    Larry Brown Sports "The brakes may be on the Miami Marlins firesale. According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, rivals feel the Marlins are “reluctant” to move outfielder Christian Yelich and catcher J.T. Realmuto, though there is a desire to move Starlin Castro’s contract elsewhere. Financially, the Marlins..." December 22

  • Christian Yelich talks stall

    MLB Trade Rumors "The White Sox are among the clubs that have spoken to the Marlins about Christian Yelich, reports ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick (via Twitter), though he adds that those talks never gained much traction. Per Crasnick, talks never advanced beyond “routine dialogue.” Certainly, though, if the Marlins elected..." December 22

  • Report refutes Manfred claim MLB unaware Jeter, Marlins plan to gut payroll

    Sporting News "In a contentious interview with ESPN, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred denied knowing that Derek Jeter and the new Marlins ownership group planned to slash payroll. However, the Miami Herald reported Wednesday that two unidentified sources involved in the sale process claimed that Jeter, the team's..." December 21

  • Dee Gordon calls the Marlins’ moves “embarrassing”

    Hardball Talk "Dee Gordon was traded from the Marlins to the Mariners in the first move made under the cost-cutting regime of the Marlins’ new owners. He was followed out the door by Giancarlo Stanton and Marcell Ozuna. The Sun-Sentinal caught up with Gordon recently as he worked out, preparing to move to the..." December 21

  • Rob Manfred claims he didn’t know the Marlins would slash payroll, gets raked over the coals

    Hardball Talk "MLB commissioner Rob Manfred appeared on Dan LeBatard’s ESPN radio show today. The show originates out of Miami and the Marlins and their recent fire sale were, understandably, the main topic of conversation. But though the topic was predictable, it turned out to be a combative interview, in..." December 20

  • Manfred backs Jeter moves in heated interview

    ESPN "MLB commissioner Rob Manfred on Wednesday defended Derek Jeter and the new ownership group of the Miami Marlins, saying they have a long-term commitment to winning in South Florida. Manfred, in a contentious interview with The Dan Le Batard Show on ESPN Radio, said Major League Baseball "did..." December 20

  • The Jeter family is living it up in Miami

    Page Six "As many New Yorkers do when they retire, Yankees legend Derek Jeter has settled down in a nice Florida condo. But he’s hardly your typical silver-haired retiree, and the Coconut Grove condo he’s selected is in a different galaxy from stereotypical senior living accommodations. Jeter, 43, is..." December 20

  • Jessica Mendoza will return to ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball in 2018, but other booth positions remain TBD

    Awful Announcing "With Dan Shulman leaving Sunday Night Baseball for the sake of his personal life and Aaron Boone departing to manage the Yankees, ESPN’s flagship baseball program finds itself in flux. But as of Tuesday, we know one thing about Sunday Night Baseball in 2018: Jessica Mendoza will be back. ESPN..." December 20

  • Derek Jeter’s Town Hall Meeting With Marlins Season Ticket Holders Went Completely Off The Rails

    Uproxx "Derek Jeter‘s tenure as a member of a baseball team’s front office has gotten off to a rocky start. Jeter is the chief executive officer and part owner of the Miami Marlins, whose time in the organization has included trading away Giancarlo Stanton to the New York Yankees for next to nothing,..." December 19

  • Marlins tell players asking to be traded to get bent

    Hardball Talk "In the wake of the Giancarlo Stanton and Marcell Ozuna trades, two of the remaining Miami Marlins stars — Christian Yelich and J.T. Realmuto — are reportedly unhappy. Realmuto has gone so far as to have his agents tell the Marlins that he would like to be traded. Understandable! It’s not going..." December 19

  • Christian Yelich unhappy with Marlins moves, wants to talk

    ESPN "Outfielder Christian Yelich is "unhappy'' over the Miami Marlins' player exodus this offseason, sources told ESPN, but he wants to give the team's front office a chance to explain its rebuilding plan before he assesses his future with the franchise. Yelich, who spoke earlier this offseason with..." December 18

  • JT Realmuto requests trade from Marlins

    Fanrag Sports "The Miami Marlins, with the club’s fire sale still fully ablaze, have notably elected to part ways with a slew of veteran talent early on this offseason. With such a trend set to continue, FanRag Sports has learned that catcher J.T. Realmuto has now asked the Marlins to trade him given what has..." December 18

  • Grading members of the Marlins by their tradeability

    Sporting News "After a wild weekend, the dust has settled on two of the biggest sweepstakes in baseball. While the Yankees just missed out on Japanese super-star Shohei Ohtani, they did land another big fish, reeling in reigning NL MVP Giancarlo Stanton in a trade with the Miami Marlins. The trade, in..." December 14

  • Why you should not compare the Marlins' latest fire sale to the White Sox's rebuild

    CBS Sports "The Miami Marlins continued their fire sale Wednesday, reportedly agreeing to trade Marcell Ozuna to the St. Louis Cardinals for a prospect package. Ozuna joins NL MVP Giancarlo Stanton and second baseman Dee Gordon as quality players the Marlins have dealt this offseason. With every move, the..." December 13

  • Marlins intend to keep Christian Yelich

    Hardball Talk "With Giancarlo Stanton and Marcell Ozuna gone, the next logical step for the Marlins would be to trade away Christian Yelich. He’s be an amazingly attractive trade candidate given that he is under team control through 2022, and is owed a very reasonable $58 million or so. He just turned 26 last..." December 13

  • Marlins release Edinson Volquez, open extra spot on 40-man roster

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The Miami Marlins released right-hander Edinson Volquez on Wednesday, opening an extra spot on the 40-man roster in advance of the Rule 5 draft on Thursday. President of baseball operations Michael Hill said the Marlins are open to bringing Volquez, 34, back on a minor league contract, which..." December 13

  • Scott Boras says Marlins have turned into a 'pawn shop'

    USA Today "It's been nearly five days since the Miami Marlins traded Giancarlo Stanton to the New York Yankees. And still the bedraggled franchise remains the butt of jokes and source of acrimony. Super agent Scott Boras became the latest to jump the Marlins, using his annual winter meetings press..." December 13

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