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  • 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

    MLB.com "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

  • 10 MLB managers who may not return for 2019

    Larry Brown Sports "As the playoff race heads to the final stretdch, teams on the other end of things are facing other concerns. A number of managers must be feeling their seats getting warmer, be it because their contracts are coming to an end with no guarantee of renewal or because their struggling teams have..." September 03

  • Backlash rightfully growing over service time manipulation by MLB teams

    CBS Sports "The subject of service time manipulation is one we've been talking about for years. The biggest case in recent memory was Kris Bryant with the Cubs in 2015. Remember? Bryant was sent to Triple-A Iowa to start the 2015 season, despite all the evidence in the..." August 30

  • The Marlins want you to bring musical instruments, flags to the ballpark

    Hardball Talk "We’ve taken the Marlins to task for their on-field tanking and their less-than-admirable corporate citizenship in the past, but let us praise them when praising is due: they want to make the ballpark fun. Starting in 2019 they are launching something called..." August 29

  • After long winter, slow starts, MLB's frozen-out free agents still mad: 'It was ridiculous'

    USA Today "Alex Cobb and Lance Lynn are well-paid Major League Baseball players, a group that prides itself on accountability and generally loathes excuse-making. Yet the two right-handed starting pitchers also are unwilling members of a fraternity formed last winter, when baseball’s free..." August 28

  • MLB power shift has managers' salaries in free fall

    USA Today "Joe Maddon helped lead the Chicago Cubs to the Holy Grail of sports, with a consistent level of success they haven’t seen in a century, but there are whispers his job could be in jeopardy if they don’t play deep into October.  Houston..." August 27

  • Marlins lowering 2019 season-ticket prices: 'We screwed up to begin with'

    USA Today "Our bad. That's essentially the message the Marlins are sending prospective season-ticket holders as the team revamps its ticket strategy in the first push under new owners Bruce Sherman and Derek Jeter. The team is lowering prices by up to 25 percent,..." August 27

  • Marlins Reportedly Pulled Dan Straily Off Revocable Waivers

    MLB Trade Rumors "A source close to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald tells him that the Marlins have pulled right-hander Dan Straily off revocable waivers after an unnamed team put in a claim on him. Straily will now almost certainly remain with the Marlins through the end of the 2018 season. Straily,..." August 25

  • The Marlins’ Ureña said he’s been ‘misunderstood,’ and he won’t change pitching style

    Miami Herald "He’s been called ‘classless,’ ‘shameful,’ ‘weak,’ and plenty of other words not suitable for print on social media over the past week. Many called what he did ‘intentional’ and ‘bush league.’ Marlins pitcher..." August 23

  • Marlins' Urena drops appeal of suspension for throwing at Acuna

    The Score "Miami Marlins right-hander Jose Urena is dropping his appeal of a six-game suspensionfor intentionally throwing at Atlanta Braves rookie Ronald Acuna Jr. last week, according to The Associated Press. His suspension began on Tuesday when..." August 22

  • Marlins' Urena 'glad and thankful' Acuna is not injured

    The Score "Miami Marlins starter Jose Urena was handed a six-game suspension for hitting Ronald Acuna Jr. with a pitch during Wednesday's contest against the Atlanta Braves, and the right-hander feels some remorse. "While pitching against the Braves, my intentions were not to hurt..." August 18

  • Marlins’ Urena appealing suspension for hitting Acuna Jr. with pitch

    Miami Herald "It’s been a trying season for Jose Urena, from the very first pitch he threw to the Chicago Cubs’ Ian Happ, which was belted for a home run, to the one and only pitch he threw Wednesday to the Atlanta Braves’ Ronald Acuna Jr., which found exposed flesh. Urena stood..." August 17

  • Why Mookie Betts deserves the AL MVP amidst a crowded field packed with deserving

    CBS Sports "We here at CBS Sports have spent the week analyzing all of baseball's award races. Today, we'll conclude our series by dissecting the American League Most Valuable Player Award. As you probably know, there a a lot of capable candidates. Let's get to it. Mookie..." August 17

  • Urena suspended 6 games for hitting Acuna

    MLB.com "Major League Baseball on Thursday suspended right-hander Jose Urena for six games for "intentionally hitting" Braves rookie Ronald Acuna Jr. with a pitch on Wednesday night at SunTrust Park.  On his first and only pitch of the night, Urena plunked Acuna on the left..." August 16

  • Major League Baseball needs to make an example out of José Ureña

    Hardball Talk "We’re about an hour and a half separated from the first pitch of Wednesday night’s Marlins/Braves game that featured Marlins starter José Ureña hitting Braves outfielder Ronald Acuña on the elbow with a first-pitch, 97.5 MPH fastball. The benches..." August 16

  • Mets broadcaster says Marlins did right thing by drilling Ronald Acuna

    New York Daily News "Keith Hernandez went all Keith Hernandez Wednesday night, and Twitter didn’t care for it one bit. The former Met and current SNY broadcaster gave a typical old-school baseball take on the Marlins drilling the Braves’ scorching hot rookie Ronald Acuna. Acuna, who..." August 16

  • Mattingly unhappy Urena hit Acuna: 'This is not something that we represent'

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The Atlanta Braves and their manager had plenty of reasons to be unhappy even after completing their first four-game sweep of the Miami Marlins since 2006. Seeing slugging rookie Ronald Acuna Jr., who had been on a home-run streak, hit by Jose Urena's first pitch led to two melees..." August 16

  • Freeman calls Urena gutless for going after Acuna Jr.

    The Score "In the aftermath of Miami Marlins starter Jose Urena plunking Atlanta Braves phenom Ronald Acuna Jr. with his first pitch Wednesday night, Freddie Freeman, the longest-serving member of the Braves, came to the defense of his teammate. Acuna was scorching hot entering Wednesday's..." August 16

  • Marlins Select Austin Dean

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Marlins announced Wednesday that they’ve selected the contract of outfield prospect Austin Dean prior to tonight’s game and optioned infielder/outfielder Chris Bostick to Triple-A New Orleans in his place. Dean, 24, was the Marlins’ fourth-round pick in..." August 15

  • The education of Derek Jeter, baseball CEO

    ESPN "FOR TWO DECADES as New York Yankees shortstop, Derek Jeter distinguished himself with his impeccable work habits and mind-numbing consistency. He hit .310 in the regular season and .308 in October, and the teammates who accompanied him on his journey will attest that his demeanor..." August 14

  • Martin Prado calls out Marlins for being ‘comfortable’ with losing

    Larry Brown Sports "The Miami Marlins have lived up to the expectation that they would be one of the worst teams in baseball in 2018, but one of the team’s veterans is not willing to excuse the lack of fight he has seen over the past month. The Marlins, who are currently 48-73 and in last place in..." August 14

  • Marlins Acquire Chris Bostick

    CBS Sports "The Marlins acquired Bostick from the Pirates for cash Sunday, Jon Heyman of FancredSports.com reports. Bostick was designated for assignment Tuesday by the Pirates just after an uneventful stint in the majors. " August 12

  • Phillies land slugger Justin Bour from Marlins in a trade that adds depth to their offense

    CBS Sports "The Philadelphia Phillies have reportedly acquired first baseman Justin Bour and cash from the Miami Marlins in exchange for a minor-league pitcher, per The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal. Bour, 30, is the latest Marlins player to be shipped elsewhere...." August 10

  • Marlins remove Kyle Barraclough from closer role amid recent struggles

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "After narrowly avoiding his fourth consecutive blown save on Monday night, Kyle Barraclough has been removed from the closer role. Marlins manager Don Mattingly told reporters prior to Tuesday night’s game he’d be giving the struggling reliever some time to get..." August 08

  • Lawsuit against estate of late Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez is settled

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "On what would have been the 26th birthday of Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez, the families of two young men who died with him in a late-night boat crash settled their wrongful death lawsuit against the athlete’s estate. Emilio Macias, 27, and Eduardo Rivero, 25, died two..." August 03

  • Cameron Maybin traded to Mariners

    North Jersey "If the Yankees plan on adding an outfielder before Tuesday's non-waiver trade deadline, it will seemingly not be Cameron Maybin. Per multiple reports, the Marlins shipped the veteran to the Mariners as Seattle loads up for a playoff push. The Yankees were linked to..." July 31

  • Marlins' Justin Bour, Derek Dietrich drawing trade interest

    Yardbarker "While they haven’t seen loads of chatter in recent weeks, left-handed hitters Justin Bour and Derek Dietrich are both the subject of negotiations today, per Jon Heyman of Fancred (via Twitter). MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro has also cited (on Twitter) those two names, along with Starlin..." July 31

  • Brad Ziegler traded to Diamondbacks

    Springfield News-Leader "The former Bear who took Southwest Missouri State to the College World Series is going to have an opportunity to play for an MLB World Series. Brad Ziegler will be traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks, according to The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal. Ziegler has spent the last..." July 31

  • Diamondbacks Nearing Deal To Acquire Brad Ziegler

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Diamondbacks are closing in on a deal to bring back veteran right-hander Brad Ziegler, per Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic (via Twitter). John Gambadoro of Arizona Sports 98.7 had tweeted the connection minutes earlier. Ziegler, 38, is a rental piece who is earning $9MM in 2018 and..." July 31

  • Cubs reportedly closing in on trade for Brad Ziegler

    Larry Brown Sports "Brad Ziegler is expected to be traded prior to the non-waiver deadline on Tuesday, and the Chicago Cubs are said to be close to acquiring him. MLB.com’s Jon Morosi reports that the Cubs are close to a deal for the reliever. Ziegler was an excellent reliever in the..." July 31

  • Nats Fielding Offers On Rental Relievers, Also Still Involved In Realmuto Negotiations

    MLB Trade Rumors "Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic tweets that the Nationals are indeed taking offers on impending free-agent relievers such as Herrera, Madson and Kelley. However, Rosenthal adds that Washington is trying to pry more away from rival teams than it gave up to acquire Herrera in the first place,..." July 30

  • Nationals unwilling to meet asking price for JT Realmuto

    Larry Brown Sports "The Washington Nationals are still looking for upgrades before the trade deadline, but things don’t seem to be progressing on one of their top targets. According to Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post, the Nationals and Miami Marlins have continued to discuss catcher J.T...." July 30

  • Marlins and Nationals discussing blockbuster J.T. Realmuto trade

    Sportsnaut "Reports over the past week indicated that the Washington Nationals might ultimately end up being sellers ahead of Tuesday’s trade deadline. A three-game winning streak heading into Saturday’s game against the Miami Marlins might change this. Now, according to this report,..." July 29

  • Bryce Harper after J.T. Realmuto's walk-off: 'If that guy was on our side, that wouldn’t have happened'

    CBS Sports "With a potential trade deadline sell-off looming, the Nationals lost to the Marlins on Saturday (MIA 2, WAS 1) to snap their three-game winning streak. Washington is back to .500 at 52-52. The Marlins won Saturday's game on J.T. Realmuto's walk-off single to right field. It..." July 29

  • Mariners: Safeco Field long-term lease agreement contingent on $180 million in public funds

    Seattle Times "The Mariners say their proposed long-term lease extension at Safeco Field is contingent upon King County approving $180 million in public funds to help with fixes at the ballpark. The team and the Public Facilities District that oversees Safeco Field had agreed in May to an..." July 26

  • Marlins ready to take a look at speedy prospect acquired in the Marcell Ozuna trade

    Miami Herald "The Marlins believe one of the top prospects acquired in the offseason is ready for another chance at the majors. Marlins manager Don Mattingly announced after Monday night’s loss to the Atlanta Braves that Magneuris Sierra, a speedy outfielder the Marlins picked up in their..." July 24

  • Marlins reportedly do not want to trade JT Realmuto

    Larry Brown Sports "J.T. Realmuto has drawn plenty of interest heading into the trade deadline with the Miami Marlins nowhere near playoff contention, but the team apparently has limits to the fire sale it began over the winter. Jon Heyman of Fancred Sports reports that teams have been given the..." July 23

  • Marlins' relievers drawing trade interest

    MLB.com "The Citrus Series may not be significantly swaying the divisional standings, but it has captured the attention of contending clubs. At least a dozen scouts have been at the three-game set between the Marlins and the Rays at Tropicana Field. They are mainly focused on pitchers for both..." July 22

  • Christian Yelich says Jose Fernandez’s death set Miami Marlins back years

    Sportsnaut "Sept. 25, 2016, will be remembered as a day of great loss. On that morning, the world lost three young men in a tragic accident that never should have happened. It was the greatest loss of all, but that day also changed a city and team forever. On that day, Eduardo Rivera, Emilio..." July 19

  • Rob Manfred Wants MLB Expansion, Lists Six Potential Cities

    Deadspin "Commissioner Rob Manfred’s all-star break wasn’t only spent sandbagging his sport’s best player. He also took some time to throw his support behind expanding MLB to two more cities. “I hope I’m around long enough to see us expand,” Manfred told..." July 19

  • Marlins pitchers downplay effect of Marlins Park on better home splits

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Wei-Yin Chen’s six-inning, one-run outing on Friday was the most recent example of a Marlins pitcher enjoying success in Miami. Chen has a 1.83 ERA at home, but on the road that number is over 10. While Miami’s other pitchers don’t have splits quite that extreme, the..." July 15