Marlins Rumors & News

  • Marlins ‘willing to engage’ on Stanton trade talks

    Sportsnet "With Giancarlo Stanton clearing waivers Tuesday, the Miami Marlins have the opportunity to trade MLB’s home run leader to any club before the Aug. 31 waiver trade deadline if that’s the road the franchise wants to go down. Speaking on Sportsnet 590 The FAN’s Starting Lineup, MLB Network’s Jon..." August 16

  • The Jose Fernandez statue may be in jeopardy

    Hardball Talk "Last November it was reported that the Marlins planned to build a memorial for Jose Fernandez, likely including a statue. The effort was said to be a pet project of the Marlins owner, Jeff Loria, who was close with Fernandez. Today the Miami Herald reports, however, that those plans are in..." August 16

  • Giancarlo Stanton clears waivers, teams interested

    TSN "According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, Giancarlo Stanton has cleared revocable waivers and could soon be on the move. The Miami Marlins slugger has 10 years and $295 million left on his mammoth contract, but does currently lead the majors in home runs with 43. Passan reports at least four..." August 15

  • Giancarlo Stanton ties Marlins' single-season record with 42nd HR

    ESPN "Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton hit his 42nd home run of the season Sunday to tie the franchise's single-season record and reach 250 for his career. The club record previously belonged to Gary Sheffield, who hit 42 homers with the Marlins in 1996. Stanton blasted an opposite-field..." August 13

  • Marcell Ozuna believes Giancarlo Stanton can hit 70 home runs

    Miami Herald "Giancarlo Stanton hit his 40th home run Friday, and it was another beauty -- a 433-footer. Gary Sheffield’s club record of 42 homers is no longer just doable. It’s all but a given that Stanton, barring some unforeseen injury, will shatter the mark that was set in 1996 -- perhaps, even, by the..." August 13

  • Jeter group buying Marlins could remove home-run sculpture from ballpark

    CBS Sports "Jeffrey Loria has reportedly agreed to sell the Miami Marlins to a group fronted by former New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter. With the smoke clearing, we're starting to get more information about the new group and its plans -- including one possibility that figures to be..." August 12

  • Marlins will be sold to Derek Jeter’s group

    New York Post "Derek Jeter is back in Major League Baseball. Jeffrey Loria will sell the Marlins to a group led by Jeter and New York businessman, the Miami Herald reported, for $1.2 billion. Sherman will be the “control person,” similar to a managing general partner, but Jeter will run the business and..." August 11

  • Rothbaum-Bush group drops out of Marlins bidding

    Fanrag Sports "The Wayne Rothbaum-Jeb Bush group has dropped out of the bidding for the Miami Marlins, apparently leaving groups led by Miami businessman Jorge Mas and legendary Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter as the final two groups, sources told FanRag Sports. Marlins people didn’t seem especially worried..." August 09

  • MLB players will be allowed to wear nickname jerseys Aug. 25-27

    ESPN "Major League Baseball will look anything but uniform for a newly created Players Weekend later this month. MLB, together with the MLB Players Association, announced Wednesday a group of initiatives aimed letting players express themselves while connecting with their past in youth..." August 09

  • MLB releases 2017 postseason schedule "Major League Baseball released the 2017 postseason schedule on Tuesday -- and it is similar to last year's, except in one important way: The 113th World Series will begin Oct. 24 on FOX at the home of the league champion with the better regular-season record. The standard playoff tiebreaker..." August 08

  • Former All-Star catcher Darren Daulton dies at 55

    Bleacher Report "The Philadelphia Phillies announced former catcher Darren Daulton died Sunday at the age of 55. The Phillies issued a statement and noted Daulton battled brain cancer for four years before he died. Daulton played 1,109 of his 1,161 career games from 1983 through 1997 for Philadelphia. He was..." August 07

  • Marlins’ Wei-Yin Chen hasn’t given up on his season yet

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Their rotation in tatters, the Miami Marlins have not given up hope that left-hander Wei-Yin Chen will pitch again this year. Chen said he has been throwing bullpens for more than two weeks — five or six total sessions, including on Wednesday, usually with two days of rest in between. He is up..." August 03

  • Edinson Volquez To Undergo Tommy John Surgery

    MLB Trade Rumors "Marlins right-hander Edinson Volquez will undergo Tommy John surgery on Friday, president of baseball operations Michael Hill announced to reporters (Twitter link via Tim Healey of the South Florida Sun Sentinel). This will mark the second Tommy John procedure of Volquez’s career. Marlins..." August 02

  • Brewers, Marlins engaged in ongoing dialogue about Straily trade

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Brewers and Marlins are “engaged in ongoing dialogue” about Miami right-hander Dan Straily, according to Jon Morosi of MLB Network (on Twitter). Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald first noted the Brewers’ interest in Straily. A report Friday indicated that the Marlins had taken Straily off..." July 30

  • Mets trade for A.J. Ramos of Miami Marlins with their eyes on 2018

    Newsday "With the non-waiver trade deadline looming on Monday, the Mets most definitely are sellers. Their focus has shifted to winning in 2018. But on Friday night, they worked toward the future by acting like buyers, trading two prospects to the Marlins for closer A.J. Ramos. The surprise move..." July 29

  • Current, former MLB players discuss the sport’s cocaine problem

    New York Daily News "It's been 10 months since Marlins ace Jose Fernandez died late at night while accidentally driving a boat into a jetty off the coast of Miami. He had alcohol and cocaine in his system at the time, according to the toxicology report. Two other passengers were killed, too. While baseball has been..." July 28

  • Marlins 3B Martin Prado to have knee surgery

    ESPN "Miami Marlins third baseman Martin Prado will have surgery on his knee, according to multiple reports. Prado was placed on the 10-day disabled list on July 18 with a right knee sprain. This season, Prado is batting .250 with two home runs and 12 RBI in 37 games." July 28

  • Marlins now open to trading Straily

    MLB Trade Rumors "After focusing primarily on trades involving their relievers over the past couple of weeks, the Marlins have now informed teams that they’re open to trading right-hander Dan Straily, reports Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports (via Twitter). The 28-year-old Straily was essentially a free pickup for the..." July 27

  • 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.”’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

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