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  • Rockies likely out on any pursuit of J.T. Realmuto "The Rockies have been mentioned as a possible trade suitor for Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto, but early indications are there will not be a major push to land him. Realmuto, a 2018 All-Star, is under club control for the next two seasons and will be 28 -- smack in the prime of his..." November 11

  • Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto not distracted by trade rumors

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Miami Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto isn't letting trade rumors become a distraction either at home or in Japan, where he is currently part of an MLB All-Star tour. Marlins president of baseball operations Michael Hill has dismissed talk about..." November 09

  • MLB Owners Expected To Approve Extension For Rob Manfred

    MLB Trade Rumors "Major League Baseball owners are expected to meet next week to vote on a five-year extension for commissioner Rob Manfred, reports USA Today’s Bob Nightengale. He’d need the approval of ownership representatives from 16 of the 30 teams, though Nightengale reports that Manfred..." November 09

  • Braves have 'strong offer' on the table for J.T. Realmuto, per report

    Talking Chop "The Braves are setting the hot stove on fire this morning irrespective of the nice weather. First this: November 07

  • MLB reportedly working on ways to discourage sign stealing

    Larry Brown Sports "Paranoia about sign stealing was more rampant than ever during the MLB playoffs this year, and the league is trying to find ways to cut down on that heading into 2019. According to Jon Morosi of MLB Network, Major League Baseball is in the process of trying to implement rules and..." November 07

  • MLB's Hyped $1 Billion Free-Agent Class Actually Isn't That Good

    Bleacher Report "The free-agent market this winter includes the National League's Most Valuable Player—from 2015. And the American League's MVP—also from 2015. And the AL Cy Young winner. And two others who finished in the top five in MVP voting in their respective..." November 07

  • Mets’ best chance to land J.T. Realmuto: Conforto or Nimmo

    New York Post "The Mets’ search for improvement at catcher likely will lead to at least a discussion with the Marlins this week about an All-Star, as new general manager Brodie Van Wagenen attempts to create a splash in his first offseason with the club. J.T. Realmuto, who has indicated..." November 07

  • MLB considering moving trade deadline back

    Sportsnaut "One of the interesting possibilities coming out of the GM meetings is not a potential deal, but a big change to the MLB trade deadline. MLB is considering moving the non-waiver deadline back from its traditional July 31 date. In the process, the waiver deadline of August 31 would be..." November 06

  • Marlins mascot reportedly getting makeover

    Larry Brown Sports "The Miami Marlins’ makeover apparently will extend to their mascot. SiriusXM’s Craig Mish reported on Monday that Billy the Marlin is getting a makeover. November 06

  • Hall of Fame announces the “Today’ Game” era ballot

    Hardball Talk "The Hall of Fame just announced the nominees for this year’s Veterans Committee ballot. Well, they don’t call it the “Veterans Committee” anymore, but it basically is. It’s now done with an era-system which rotates every year, and this year’s era is the..." November 05

  • Is baseball even capable of making superstars anymore?

    Yahoo! Sports "Early in her seminal Babe Ruth biography, “The Big Fella,” Jane Leavy, the gifted storyteller of bygone ballplayers, perfectly encapsulates his place at the intersection of America’s game, Americana and America today. The forebear of modern politicians and religious..." November 05

  • GMs to consider eliminating trade waivers

    Hardball Talk "The General Manager Meetings are taking place in San Diego this week. We don’t often get a lot of general news from those. Heck, at the moment two teams — the Giants and the Orioles — don’t even have general managers. The best way to think of the GM Meetings is to think..." November 05

  • Red Sox, Braves top Gold Gloves; Nolan Arenado continues streak

    ESPN "Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print The Boston Red Sox, just a week after winning the World Series, had the most players in the American League named as Rawlings Gold Glove winners, with right..." November 05

  • Marlins president not eager to trade Realmuto

    Miami Herald "How much outside interest is there in J.T. Realmuto? The Marlins are about to find out. When the General Managers’ Meetings are held next week in Carlsbad, California, teams interested in trading for the All-Star catcher might need to take numbers as they await their turn to..." November 03

  • J.T. Realmuto wants out, so here comes Gary Sanchez swap talk

    New York Post "The offseason grew more intriguing Tuesday when Jeff Berry, the rep for J.T. Realmuto, said on MLB Network Radio that his client would not sign an extension with the Marlins and, “I think he will definitely be wearing a different uniform by the start of spring..." November 01

  • Superstar Catcher J.T. Realmuto Can Be MLB's Biggest Offseason Steal

    Bleacher Report "Let the bidding for Major League Baseball's best catcher begin. According to Joe Frisaro of, the Miami Marlins' plan as of early October was to try to extend All-Star backstop J.T. Realmuto, who's slated for free agency after..." November 01

  • Agent: Realmuto “Is Not Going To Sign An Extension In Miami”

    MLB Trade Rumors "While the Marlins have previously made it clear that they hoped to discuss a long-term contract with star catcher J.T. Realmuto this offseason, it sounds like Realmuto’s camp has other ideas. In an appearance on MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM today (Twitter link, with audio), agent Jeff..." October 30

  • The Marlins don’t have the worst World Series odds for 2019, but they’re close

    Miami Herald "Even with the biggest international free agent of the year heading to Miami, oddsmakers don’t have much faith in the Miami Marlins for 2019. The first round of World Series odds are out for next year and the Marlins are bringing up the rear for the National League. Miami heads..." October 29

  • Marlins Outright Bryan Holaday, Drew Rucinski, Miguel Del Pozo

    MLB Trade Rumors "Marlins’ backup catcher Bryan Holaday and reliever Drew Rucinski have been outrighted to Triple-A New Orleans, per the Sun Sentinel’s Wells Dusenbury. Rucinski has elected free agency. The 30-year-old Holaday has appeared in the big leagues with the Tigers, Rangers, Red..." October 27

  • Who’s the Marlins No. 1 prospect?

    Fish Stripes "It’s great that we even get to have this conversation. At any point over the previous three years, a talent like Víctor Víctor Mesa would easily shoot to the No. 1 spot on the Marlins top prospects list. Boring! But under new ownership, the farm..." October 24

  • Inside MLB's Big Pitch-Tipping Problem

    Bleacher Report "For all the fuss this month about sign stealing, the key matchup in the World Series may have nothing to do with which team has the other team's signs. Sometimes, you don't need the signs. Sometimes, the pitcher tells you what's coming. He may do it..." October 22

  • Marlins make it official, welcome Mesa brothers, Victor Victor and Victor Jr., to Miami

    Miami Herald "The illuminated sign inside a press conference room at Marlins Park said it all — “Bienvenidos a Miami” followed by the names Victor Victor Mesa and Victor Mesa Jr. In what marked the biggest signing splash under first-year owners Derek Jeter and Bruce Sherman, the..." October 22

  • Victor Victor Mesa, Victor Mesa Jr. Expected To Sign With Marlins "Without giving specifics, the Marlins have announced a news conference for Monday with chief executive officer Derek Jeter and president of baseball operations Michael Hill in attendance. Although the team didn't reveal the subject of the presser, it could be related to the..." October 20

  • MLB could see $1B revenue increase from legalized sports gambling

    Sportsnaut "Major League Baseball might not be too excited by the Supreme Court ruling earlier this year that overturned a nation-wide ban on sports gambling. But as states take it upon themselves to open up sportsbooks in the wake of said ruling, America’s pastime could soon see an..." October 18

  • Why the Marlins are moving “Homer” outside

    Fish Stripes "I didn’t think this would require a full article post. We got the news out about the Marlins home run sculpture on Tuesday night, and Thursday morning, we released the tribute video: October 18

  • Marlins Alleged New Logo Leaked and it's an Atrocity

    12 Up "The Miami Marlins previous owner Jeffrey Loria was despised by the fans for prioritizing his own work ahead of the team. So when the team went up for sale, fans were hopeful some positive change would be on the way. But they couldn't have been more wrong. The new ownership group,..." October 17

  • MLB: Derek Jeter is removing Marlins' home run sculpture

    USA Today "It seemed inevitable when Derek Jeter took over with the Miami Marlins that the super-fun-home-run-sculpture thing in the outfield would be removed. Jeter and the mayor had been scheming about the $2.5 million piece's removal since January. It appears that Jeter has gotten his..." October 16

  • Marlins Acquire International Pool Money From Astros

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Marlins and Astros have officially struck a deal that will send yet more international bonus pool availability to the Miami organization, as’s Joe Frisaro first reported (via Twitter). Houston will receive a pair of prospects — outfielder Adonis Giron and..." October 16

  • Marlins Outright Six Players

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Marlins announced Friday that right-handers Tyler Cloyd, James Needy and Javy Guerra, left-hander Chris O’Grady, infielder Christopher Bostick and outfielder Rafael Ortega have all been outrighted off the 40-man roster after clearing waivers (O’Grady was first reinstated from..." October 12

  • Brewers' Christian Yelich impresses former teacher Barry Bonds, but Bonds expects more

    Los Angeles Times "The regular season is done, the playoffs are in progress, and the coronation awaits. Christian Yelich is widely expected to win the National League Most Valuable Player award next month. Barry Bonds wanted to talk. That the two men would talk was not unusual. In 2016, when..." October 12

  • Marlins trade Kyle Barraclough to Nationals for international bonus pool money

    Fish Stripes "  Wednesday’s trade with the Washington Nationals involving reliever Kyle Barraclough is the latest development in the Marlins’ pursuit of three Cuban international free agents. Like Barraclough, right-handed pitching prospect Ryan Lillie..." October 10

  • Marlins To Make Several Coaching Changes

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Marlins will not retain pitching coach Juan Nieves, first base coach Perry Hill, assistant hitting coach Frank Menechino or strength and conditioning coach Ty Hill for the 2019 season, reports Joe Frisaro of (via Twitter). Nieves, 53, spent three seasons as the..." October 08

  • Reds Acquire Ryan Lillie

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Reds have acquired right-hander Ryan Lillie from the Marlins for international bonus money, per C. Trent Rosecrans of the Athletic (Twitter link). Lillie, 22, was a fifth round pick of the Marlins in the 2017 draft.  Though he showed plus command (1.12 BB/9 for Low-A..." October 07

  • Milwaukee Brewers owe Derek Jeter a big thank you for Christian Yelich

    USA Today "The Milwaukee Brewers should send Derek Jeter a case of Spotted Cow and some bratwursts. Throw in some cheese curds, too. By trading Christian Yelich to the Brewers in January for four prospects, Jeter single-handedly changed the course of Milwaukee’s season this year. Might..." October 06

  • Here’s the Marlins’ long-term starting pitching situation after a year of new ownership

    Miami Herald "If there’s one thing to be encouraged about in this Marlins’ rebuilding program, it’s the progress of several of the young starting pitchers, nearly all acquired by trade in the past 15..." October 05

  • Marlins Plan To Discuss Extension With Realmuto

    MLB Trade Rumors "J.T. Realmuto’s name has been at the center of Marlins trade rumors for the better part of a year, but Marlins president of baseball operations Michael Hill tells Joe Frisaro of that he plans to approach Realmuto’s camp about a potential extension this offseason...." October 04

  • After last-place finish, this is what the Marlins plan next in Jeter’s rebuilding effort

    Miami Herald "There were hugs aplenty inside the visitor’s clubhouse at Citi Field on Sunday after the Marlins wrapped up one of the most dismal seasons in franchise history, as players said their goodbyes before grabbing their suitcases and heading their separate ways. Don’t expect..." October 02

  • J.T. Realmuto elected player-manager for Marlins’ last game of 2018

    Hardball Talk "Russell Martin isn’t the only major league player who will assume control of the dugout when the regular season comes to an end on Sunday. According to Marlins skipper Don Mattingly, catcher J.T. Realmuto will take over managing duties for the day in what has..." September 30

  • Sources: A federal grand jury is investigating MLB's international dealings, and officials on all sides are worried

    Yahoo! Sports "The plundering of Latin America wasn’t Major League Baseball’s original sin. It’s simply the one that has festered the longest. Corruption of all kinds – illicit payoffs, bonus-money skimming, doping teenagers with performance-enhancing drugs – has been treated as..." September 28

  • MLB sees sharp rise in batter hand injuries; higher velocities, other factors cited

    Sporting News "As the MLB season winds down toward the playoffs, players and team management hope that the crack of the bat takes precedence over the crack of the bones. Bones of the hands in particular.  Since the exhibition season, an all-star team of players — more than..." September 27

  • How long will ‘the best catcher in the world’ remain a Marlin? Time will tell.

    Miami Herald "The “best catcher in the world” according to Marlins pitcher Adam Conley isn’t an easy figure to spot. If he could make himself any less conspicuous, hidden beneath all that catching gear when he’s on the field or sequestered in some office nook studying up on other..." September 23

  • Don Mattingly thinks September roster rules should be changed

    Miami Herald "Manager Don Mattingly called for a change in September roster rules after the Marlins and Phillies set an unusual major league record on Saturday. The two teams combined to use 15 pitchers -- seven for the Marlins and eight for the Phillies -- not one of which stepped up to the plate..." September 16

  • MLB Must End Teams Purposely Keeping Out Baseball's Biggest Phenoms

    Bleacher Report "One of Major League Baseball's latest controversies calls to mind a bit from the 2009 Star Trek, in which Dr. McCoy offers words of wisdom to Mr. Spock. "You know, back home we have a saying: 'If you're gonna ride in the Kentucky Derby, you don't leave your..." September 14

  • MLB Rumors: More chatter around Yankees' pursuit of Marlins' J.T. Realmuto?

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Yankees still have a ton to play for in 2018, but it's never too early to envisioning how the 2019 team could look. While this season has been undoubtedly successful, questions continue to loom over the true star power of Gary Sanchez behind the plate..." September 10

  • MLB, MLBPA announce Japan All-Star Series participants

    Hardball Talk "For over 100 years, off and on — more off than on, actually — major leaguers have traveled to Japan for all-star barnstorming series of one form or another. The tradition will continue this November and this morning MLB and the MLBPA announced many of the participants in the series,..." September 10

  • Marlins-Pirates rescheduled due to rain; set for day after season ends "With the remnants of Tropical Storm Gordon rolling through southwestern Pennsylvania on Sunday, the Pirates postponed their scheduled 1:35 p.m. ET series finale against the Marlins at PNC Park. The Pirates made the announcement around 9:20 a.m. ET, well before game time, as the..." September 09

  • Dan Straily leaves game with a left oblique strain

    Hardball Talk "Marlins right-hander Dan Straily was pulled from Friday’s start against the Pirates after just 4 2/3 innings. The righty appeared to experience some discomfort after delivering an 89.7-MPH fastball to Chris Archer and was evaluated by a team trainer before walking off the field. Per a..." September 08

  • End of feud? Marlins Man to sign one-day contract with Marlins

    Sportress of Blogitude "Laurence Leavy, more famously known as Marlins Man, appears to have put his feud with the Miami Marlins on hold. News has surfaced indicating the notorious super fan will sign a one-day “contract” with the team, seemingly indicating things are improving between him and the Marlins..." September 06

  • Marlins Select Tyler Kinley, Peter O’Brien

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Marlins announced Tuesday that they’ve selected the contracts of right-hander Tyler Kinley and first baseman/outfielder Peter O’Brien from Triple-A New Orleans. Veteran infielder Martin Prado and first baseman/outfielder Garrett Cooper were each transferred to the 60-day DL in..." September 04