Marlins Rumors & News

  • Major League Baseball attendance continues to fall

    Hardball Talk "The owners meetings wrapped up today and, while there wasn’t much in the way of actual decisions and high-level news to speak of, Eric Fisher of Sports Business Journal saysthat, according to Rob Manfred, attendance is down 7% this year compared to last year. While..." June 15

  • MLB Rumors: League Concerned Home Run Derby Won’t Be ‘Star-Studded’

    NESN "The Home Run Derby is just over a month away and Major League Baseball fans already know a few players who won’t be participating. Boston Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts voiced a strong “hell no” when asked if he had any interest in the event, while J.D...." June 15

  • Jeter is raving about this Marlins player, while encouraging signs continue on the farm

    Miami Herald "A six-pack of Marlins notes on a Wednesday: ▪ Beyond overall player development, one of the priorities this season needs to be identifying players who can be longterm pieces — players who will be in the lineup or starting rotation when the Marlins are ready to win..." June 13

  • Another problem with these baseballs? Evidently some are warped

    WEEI Boston "Baseballs have been a huge topic of late. The actual piece of equipment used by Major League Baseball has come under intense scrutiny since the rise in home runs over the past two years. MLB implemented its own independent investigation, finding a change in aerodynamic..." June 13

  • Report: Nationals checked in with the Marlins about J.T. Realmuto recently

    Hardball Talk "In his latest notes column, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Nationals checked in with the Marlins a couple weeks ago about catcher J.T. Realmuto. The two sides didn’t get anywhere, as the Marlins are reportedly looking for a “haul” and the Nats..." June 07

  • MLB Buys Rawlings From Newell Brands for $395 Million

    Wall Street Journal "Rawlings, a more than century-old company that produces the official ball and helmet of Major League Baseball, will be changing hands in a $395 million deal that adds the professional league as a key investor. Under the terms of the deal announced Tuesday, consumer-goods..." June 06

  • Marlins Agree To Terms With First-Rounder Connor Scott

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Marlins have agreed to terms with first-round draft selection Connor Scott, according to’s Joe Frisaro. The deal will not be finalized until the completion of a physical. Scott, a high-school outfielder and left-handed pitcher from Florida, was taken 13th..." June 05

  • Joe Torre goes to Albany to help MLB get a cut of New York gambling revenue

    Hardball Talk "We’ve been following baseball’s efforts to get a cut of what is soon to be legalized sports gambling proceeds in most states around the country. Major League Baseball has been characterizing that cut as an “integrity fee,” which it says it needs in order to keep the..." June 04

  • As draft approaches Monday, so does next stage of Marlins rebuild

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Welcome to the next step in rebuilding the Miami Marlins. After the team stripped its major-league roster of four of its best players to bolster a shallow farm system over the winter, now the organization will turn its attention to the draft. It begins Monday at 7 p.m. with the..." June 04

  • Marlins Release Jacob Turner

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Marlins have released right-hander Jacob Turner from their Triple-A affiliate, as was first noted on the Pacific Coast League’s transactions page. He’d opened the year on the team’s active roster but previously been designated for assignment and..." June 04

  • Marlins Acquire Peter O’Brien

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Marlins have acquired first baseman Peter O’Brien from the Dodgers in exchange for cash, tweets Matthew DeFranks of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. It’s a homecoming of sorts for O’Brien, a Miami-area native, though he’s been assigned to the..." June 01

  • How 'hybrid' pitchers prepare for dual roles in rotation and bullpen

    Sporting News "Mike Minor used to get up in the bullpen and start stretching as early as the third inning last year. His bullpen-mates would give him some lighthearted heckling for it, but Minor was in unfamiliar territory. Minor spent four years as a starter in Atlanta, from 2010 to 2014. Injuries..." June 01

  • Marlins' Brad Ziegler: Removed from closer role

    CBS Sports "Ziegler will no longer operate as the Marlins' closer, Joe Frisaro of reports. Ziegler owns a 7.83 ERA as the Marlins' ninth-inning man this season and has allowed eight earned runs over his last five appearances. Manager Don Mattingly was noncommittal..." May 31

  • Rob Manfred talks pace of play, expansion, gambling, realignment and a reduced schedule

    Hardball Talk "Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic sat down for an exclusive interview with Commissioner Rob Manfred. They talked on most of the hot-button issues of the day. As it’s an Athletic story it is behind a paywall, but as we’ve noted around here many times lately, there’s a lot of good..." May 30

  • MLB criticized for lack of transparency regarding military-themed uniforms

    New York Daily News "The backlash last May was quick and harsh. Players, fans, veterans and Gold Star families saw the advertising for baseball's special Memorial Day military-themed uniforms and called the league out for looking like it was trying to cash in on a day set aside to honor those who had died for..." May 28

  • 'At least' a month until Prado resumes activities "Marlins manager Don Mattingly said that it likely will be at least a month before third baseman Martin Prado is cleared to return to normal baseball activities. Prado landed on the 10-day disabled list on Saturday with a left hamstring strain that he sustained running to first base..." May 27

  • Martin Prado exits game with left hamstring injury

    Hardball Talk "Marlins third baseman Martin Prado was forced to make an early departure from Friday’s game after sustaining a left hamstring injury in the sixth inning. Prado sprinted down the first base line to beat out a grounder, but came up limping and had to be helped off of the field and down the..." May 26

  • Derek Jeter rookie card sells for $99K, breaking record

    Yardbarker "A Derek Jeter rookie card was just sold at auction to one very happy collector, Adrian Proietti, who paid $99,100 to Brent Huigens, CEO of PWCC, who sold the card on eBay. “In 2008, I was offered a PSA 10 for $25,000,” Proietti said, per ESPN’s Darren Rovell...." May 25

  • Report: Nike Steals 2020 MLB Uniform Contract From Under Armour

    12 Up "The Nike swoosh is coming to Major League Baseball. All it took was another company's financial ruin to get there. ​Back in 2016, Major League Baseball announced that ​Under Armour was going to be the official on-field uniform provider for all 30 teams come the..." May 24

  • MLB Releases Study On Home Run Rate

    MLB Trade Rumors "Major League Baseball has released a scientific study that was designed to examine “possible causes of the surge in home run rate in Major League Baseball in the past several years,” as its abstract puts it. The study itself is available at this link. Per the report,..." May 24

  • Miami-Dade looks to 'Marlins Man' for help in lawsuit against Marlins' previous owners

    Miami Herald "Last month, the super-fan who calls himself the "Marlins Man" flew to the British Virgin Islands to find the foreign headquarters that the team is using to avoid a county courtroom in a legal fight with Miami-Dade. His hunt took him to a rented post office. The fact-finding..." May 19

  • Marlins revoke press credentials from reporter who investigated corporate office

    Larry Brown Sports "The Miami Marlins are not responding well to embarrassing revelations about their business practices. It was revealed in April that the Marlins claim foreign ownership for tax purposes by listing their corporate address in the British Virgin Islands. When Miami radio host Andy Slater..." May 19

  • Marlins Designate Junichi Tazawa For Assignment

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Marlins announced Thursday that they’ve designated veteran right-hander Junichi Tazawa for assignment and also optioned righty Tyler Cloyd to Triple-A New Orleans. Corresponding roster moves tomorrow will be announced tomorrow. Tazawa, who’ll turn 32 in early June, was..." May 17

  • David Samson: Miguel Cabrera wanted us to bring him back 'home' to Miami, but we couldn't

    CBS Sports "Some might not remember, but Tigers legend and future Hall of Famer Miguel Cabrera played five seasons with the Marlins before being dealt to Detroit. He won a World Series ring in 2003 as a 20-year-old rookie and was a four-time All-Star with the..." May 17

  • Report: MLBPA rejected league's proposal to change All-Star Game voting

    The Score "A proposal from Major League Baseball that would have changed the voting process for this year's All-Star Game was rejected by the MLB Players Association last month, sources told Joel Sherman of the New York Post. Currently, fans vote for the starting position players in both the American and..." May 11

  • Those ‘purist’ arguments against the DH are dead

    New York Post "Jacob deGrom hyper-extended his elbow swinging a bat, but I promise I am not overreacting to the Mets ace landing on the DL to stump for the introduction of the DH to the National League. This is not about a singular event, as troubling as it may be for the Mets. This is about how the game..." May 07

  • Here are the teams that make the most sense for Matt Harvey after he was let go by the Mets

    CBS Sports "The Mets on Friday designated for assignment embattled right-hander Matt Harvey after he refused assignment to the minors. While Harvey was fully within his rights to refuse said assignment, it did in essence mean the end of his Mets career. The 29-year-old will not go through waivers and..." May 05

  • The rise of the C-Flap

    Hardball Talk "One of the most notable things of the 2018 season has been the C-flaps on the batting helmets. Those little extensions from the ear flap that cover a hitter’s jaw. Players have worn them for some time, but it seems like this year ten times more guys have them. It’s getting to the point where I..." May 04

  • Marlins Release Johnny Giavotella

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Marlins have released second baseman Johnny Giavotella from their Triple-A club, the infielder himself revealed yesterday (Twitter link). The 30-year-old Giavotella will now explore opportunities in free agency as he looks to latch on with another organization. Giavotella opened the 2018..." May 03

  • Marlins Reinstate Wei-Yin Chen

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Marlins have activated left-hander Wei-Yin Chen from the disabled list; they’ve designated catcher Tomas Telis for assignment in a corresponding move. Chen will make his season debut tonight against the Rockies." April 28

  • Martin Prado back from DL for Marlins

    Yardbarker "The Marlins have activated third bagger Martin Prado from the DL, per a club announcement. To make way for the veteran, the club optioned intriguing young righty Trevor Richards. Prado had been hoping to be ready for the Opening Day roster after undergoing season-ending knee surgery in 2017,..." April 27

  • 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 "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 "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