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  • Marlins reach settlements with 5 players, avoiding arbitration

    Fish Stripes "The Marlins entered Friday with five arbitration-eligible players and took care of all their business. Adam Conley, J.T. Realmuto, Miguel Rojas, Dan Straily and José Ureña each agreed to one-year deals for the 2019..." January 11

  • Inside the wild, wonky world of MLB salary arbitration

    ESPN "With $3 million at stake, the Boston Red Sox wanted to create the most compelling argument possible against Mookie Betts without alienating or insulting him. So last January, as they tried to convince a three-person arbitration panel that Betts deserved the $7.5 million..." January 11

  • Today’s arbitration deadline could mean more than it usually does

    Hardball Talk "There’s an offseason deadline today that, in the past, you may not have thought much about but which, this year, is a bit more important. It’s the deadline by which teams and arbitration-eligible players who were tendered a contract back on November 30 must exchange salary..." January 11

  • As Marlins build toward future, Mike Jacobs may have organization's most important managerial job

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "As a 25-year-old first baseman, Mike Jacobs witnessed one of the Marlins’ rebuilding efforts firsthand. In 2006, the second-year pro helped form the nucleus of the team’s youth movement, along with rookies Hanley Ramirez, Dan Uggla and Anibal..." January 11

  • Marlins Reportedly Engaged In “Substantive” Realmuto Trade Talks

    MLB Trade Rumors "Now that Yasmani Grandal has agreed to terms with the Brewers, the Marlins are ramping up trade talks surrounding J.T. Realmuto and are in “substantive discussions” with six teams, reports Joe Frisaro of MLB.com. Frisaro pegs the Dodgers, Braves,..." January 10

  • Predicting the Next 10 MLB Superstars to Top $200M Megadeals

    Bleacher Report "With the new year upon us and spring training around the corner, Bryce Harper and Manny Machado remain on the free-agent market. Both will eventually sign, and the consensus is they will land megadeals in excess of $200 million. According to The Athletic's Jim Bowden,..." January 10

  • What makes J.T. Realmuto so valuable?

    CBS Sports "Amid all the $300 million rumors swirling around Bryce Harper and Manny Machado, another name has been a constant source of speculation this hot stove season. This player can't come close to Harper or Machado in terms of star power and name value. Yet due to his own talents..." January 10

  • Marlins approaching deadline to settle contracts with 2019 arbitration-eligible players

    Fish Stripes "It’s been a Marlins offseason filled with rumors, conflicting reports and inactivity, but I can guarantee you this: there will be action on Friday. That marks the deadline for MLB teams and arbitration-eligible players to exchange salary figures for the 2019..." January 09

  • MLB Payroll Spending Declined by $18 Million in 2018; 1st Decrease Since 2010

    Bleacher Report "With close attention being paid to the number of free agents still unsigned, Major League Baseball teams did something last season that hasn't happened since 2010.  Per the Associated Press (h/t ESPN.com), the $4,227,041,948 combined payroll for all 30 teams in 2018..." January 09

  • Why 2021 is the next big MLB free-agent class

    CBS Sports "If general managers of baseball teams still used paper calendars and magic markers, they would have circled those calendars years ago, drooling with anticipation for this winter. Bryce Harper and Manny Machado are multi-tool superstars in their mid-20s, making them the kind..." January 09

  • Report: Braves, Marlins re-engage in Realmuto talks

    The Score "The Atlanta Braves apparently haven't given up their pursuit of J.T. Realmuto, after all. Atlanta is once again discussing a trade with the Miami Marlins for the All-Star catcher, sources told Craig Mish of SiriusXM, who adds that it appears the..." January 08

  • MLB Rumors: Here’s What ‘Needs’ To Go Back To Marlins In J.T. Realmuto Trade

    NESN "While there are plenty of free agents still out there in Major League Baseball, there also isn’t a dearth of guys on the trade block. Chief among them is Miami Marlins catcher, J.T. Realmuto. A solid defender with some impressive pop, it’s not exactly a surprise many teams..." January 07

  • Mattingly expects Realmuto to open spring with Marlins

    MLB.com "Marlins manager Don Mattingly hasn't ruled out the possibility of having J.T. Realmuto on his squad this season. If anything, as a guest on MLB Network's Hot Stove show on Friday morning, Mattingly hinted the Marlins are prepared to enter Spring Training with their All-Star..." January 05

  • Marlins claim Rosell Herrera off waivers from Royals

    Fish Stripes "The Marlins announced Wednesday afternoon that they’ve claimed infielder/outfielder Rosell Herrera off waivers from the Royals. The acquisition fills up their 40-man roster. Herrera, 26, split his 2018 season between the Reds and Royals..." January 04

  • Marlins' Realmuto asking price remains high

    MLB.com "The New Year has arrived, and the situation remains basically the same for the Marlins regarding J.T. Realmuto. The asking price continues to be very high, and Miami is prepared to carry the All-Star catcher into Spring Training. Marlins pitchers and catchers workouts begin..." January 03

  • Marlins are right to keep Realmuto asking price high for interested Astros

    Fish Stripes "We’re all getting impatient with this J.T. Realmuto situation. Midway between the end of the 2018 regular season and Opening Day 2019, the Marlins’ most obvious trade candidate doesn’t seem particularly close to changing uniforms. Jon Morosi of MLB..." December 31

  • Astros balk at price for Realmuto

    MLB.com "The buzz surrounding J.T. Realmuto has quieted down since the Winter Meetings, as teams have been unwilling to meet the Marlins' lofty asking price for their All-Star catcher. The Astros remain interested in the backstop, according to MLB.com's Jon Paul Morosi, but Miami has..." December 29

  • Derek Jeter blocked Bryce Harper's path to Yankees. Why not nab him for rebranded Marlins?

    USA Today "Bryce Harper, a National League MVP at 23, is a free agent at 26, peddling his services in an industry that’s grown to nearly $11 billion in annual revenues. His combination of skills, age and marketing cachet make him an excellent fit for any major league franchise. Even the..." December 28

  • Padres Continuing Trade Talks With Marlins About JT Realmuto

    12 Up "It's been quiet on the trade front regarding Miami Marlins catcher ?J.T. Realmuto in recent weeks, but the holiday season has come and gone and the rumors are back. According to Jon Morosi of MLB.com, the San Diego Padres "have continued talks" with the Marlins..." December 27

  • Report: Astros back in the mix for Marlins' Realmuto

    The Score "One day after reportedly agreeing to a two-year deal with outfielder Michael Brantley and being linked to designated hitter Nelson Cruz, the Houston Astros are back in the mix for Miami Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto, according..." December 18

  • Surplus value and the Braves’ “pursuit” of J.T. Realmuto

    Talking Chop "(Eric) Let us get one thing out of the way: yes, we know that many of you just want all of this J.T. Realmuto business to be over and done with. Yes, we are as sick (if not moreso) of hearing all of the rumors and non-rumors surrounding the Braves and Realmuto as you all..." December 17

  • Should the Dodgers trade for J.T. Realmuto?

    True Blue L.A. "It was highly anticipated that the Manny Machado and Bryce Harper sweepstakes would cause the most drama this offseason. While that still may be the case, sweepstakes for another player have turned into something you wish you could watch on reality..." December 17

  • Report: Mets refused straight trade of Syndergaard for Realmuto

    The Score "The New York Mets had a chance to land catcher J.T. Realmuto from the Miami Marlinsbut the price was too high. New York opted not to complete a one-for-one trade exchanging pitcher Noah Syndergaard for Realmuto, a source told Andy Martino of..." December 17

  • MLB Rumors: Why Yankees might deal Miguel Andujar for Marlins' J.T. Realmuto

    Newark Star-Ledger "Yankees general manager Brian Cashman has a decision to make on the future of third baseman Miguel Andujar. If the Yankees sign free agent Manny Machado, does the slugger play third base and bump Andujar to the outfield or bench? Or does Andujar become trade..." December 17

  • Braves reportedly 'slight' favorites to land J.T. Realmuto

    Yardbarker "Not only are the Braves one of the teams still in the hunt to acquire Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto, but they’re “slight” favorites as of now, Craig Mish of SiriusXM tweets. Braves third base prospect Austin Riley’s “on the table” in talks, Mish..." December 16

  • Source: Braves no longer pursuing Realmuto trade

    MLB.com "While Atlanta has continued to be linked to J.T. Realmuto rumors, a source said Saturday night the Braves exited the Winter Meetings with the understanding there will not be any further reason for them to discuss trading for the Marlins' All-Star catcher. Though the Braves signed..." December 16

  • Marlins Man Reveals Connection to 100-Year-Old Baseball Scandal

    The Big Lead "Number one baseball fan and orange enthusiast Marlins Man is PR savvy. He knows how to operate under the intense light of the public eye. Even better, he knows that even the slightest hint of controversy needs to be met proactively. As such, he has admitted his loose connection to the..." December 15

  • Mets are in limbo as they wait out J.T. Realmuto drama

    New York Post "The market will eventually heat up and player movement will accelerate, but as Day 3 of the winter meetings concluded, the Mets, like many other teams, remained in a deep freeze. And the source of that inactivity might have been none other than the catcher on whom their sights were..." December 13

  • Source: Phillies 'don’t have enough' to pull off trade for catcher J.T. Realmuto

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Don't hold your breath on the Phillies landing All-Star catcher J.T. Realmuto. Sure, the Phillies like the Miami Marlins' star. Who doesn't? He will play at 28 next season and is a game-changer on both sides of the ball. He's also two years away from free..." December 12

  • Report: Dodgers unwilling to include Cody Bellinger in JT Realmuto trade

    Larry Brown Sports "The Los Angeles Dodgers are once again looking to be active this offseason after they fell short in the World Series for the second straight year, but young outfielder Cody Bellinger is not a player they have any interest in trading. Numerous teams have expressed interest in acquiring..." December 12

  • Mets switch to direct-trade route in chase of J.T. Realmuto

    New York Post "The theme of these winter meetings for the Mets has become their determination to find a deal that will pry J.T. Realmuto from the Marlins to fill their catching need. Realmuto is clearly the best available catcher this offseason, and general manager Brodie Van Wagenen (the..." December 12

  • Report: Phillies Pursuing Trade for Marlins' JT Realmuto

    12 Up "At this rate, JT Realmuto may actually be the most-sought after name in the entire MLB this offseason-- he's not even a free agent. The Marlins catcher has attracted a boatload of interest from teams, and the division rival Philadelphia Phillies are..." December 12

  • Mets should pump brakes on potential Syndergaard-Realmuto swap

    The Score "After acquiring Edwin Diaz and Robinson Cano last week in a seven-player blockbuster, an aggressive and potentially reckless move designed to thrust his New York Mets back into contention, newly hired general manager Brodie Van Wagenen plainly stated that more moves are..." December 11

  • Mets, Yankees involved in three-way trade discussions with Marlins on J.T. Realmuto

    USA Today "Only in Las Vegas. In his bold pursuit of Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto, Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen raised the stakes – having dangled Noah Syndergaard and courted the Yankees in an attempt to make it happen. As first reported by The Athletic’s Ken..." December 11

  • Padres reportedly interested in J.T. Realmuto

    Hardball Talk "Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports that the Padres have “genuine interest” in Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto. The Mets have been the most frequently mentioned suitor for Realmuto’s services, but over the weekend a report emerged that that their talks with Miami..." December 10

  • Ex-Marlins president: Bonds was worst hitting coach of my career

    The Score "Baseball's home run king Barry Bonds briefly returned to the majors as the hitting coach for the Miami Marlins in 2016. Former Marlins president David Samson made sure to let everyone know that it didn't work out so well. "I'm trying to think if I've ever had a..." December 09

  • Elbow surgery “a blessing in disguise” for Marlins RHP Jordan Holloway

    Fish Stripes "In late September, I was able to attend an instructional league game in Miami between Marlinsand Washington Nationals prospects. It truly was a great experience for everyone involved. One comment that really stuck with me from that day: “He has come back with..." December 07

  • Report: Five teams aggressively pursuing JT Realmuto

    Larry Brown Sports "Miami Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto continues to attract wide interest across the league. According to Jim Bowden of The Athletic, five teams are most aggressively leading the charge in Realmuto trade talks, including the widely-linked New York Mets. " December 07

  • At least 14 teams interested in J.T. Realmuto

    Sport Bible "One of the biggest names on the MLB trade market is J.T. Realmuto. Should the Miami Marlins decide to deal their catcher, they’ll have plenty of options. Jon Heyman of Fancred Sports reported that “the Marlins have interest from no fewer than 14 teams for star..." December 06

  • Marlins offered Jose Fernandez to D-Backs in 2016

    The Score "The Miami Marlins were apparently close to trading pitcher Jose Fernandez before the 2016 season, but the deal ultimately fell through. Former Marlins president David Samson said the team offered Fernandez to the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for five..." December 06

  • Ex-Marlins president: Padres GM Preller 'shouldn't be allowed' in MLB

    The Score "Former Miami Marlins president David Samson criticized the integrity of the San Diego Padres and general manager A.J. Preller on Monday, accusing the organization of keeping fake medical records. "It’s not an allegation; it’s a fact," Samson..." December 06

  • Mets hesitant to trade Rosario in potential Realmuto deal

    The Score "Trade talks between the Miami Marlins and New York Mets regarding All-Star catcher J.T. Realmuto are progressing, but the Mets are reportedly hesitant to part with shortstop Amed Rosario, according to Jon Heyman of Fancred Sports. The Marlins also like outfielders Brandon Nimmo and/or..." December 05

  • MLB, commissioner Rob Manfred gaining support to limit defensive shifts, report says

    CBS Sports "Changes to the way teams line up -- and are allowed to line up -- defensively could be coming to Major League Baseball. MLB commissioner Rob Manfred has received "strong" backing from baseball's competition committee to try to "put something in place" to limit..." December 05

  • Marlins hire Mel Stottlemyre Jr. as their pitching coach

    Hardball Talk "The New York Yankees-ification of the Miami Marlins continues: they’ve hired Mel Stottlemyre Jr. as their pitching coach. They’ve also hired Trey Hillman as their first base coach. Stottlemyre was never part of the Yankees — he had a cup of coffee with the..." December 05

  • Marlins hire four new assistants — many of whom have Yankees ties

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The Miami Marlins have announced the hiring of four new assistants to round out the team’s coaching staff for the upcoming season. Joining manager Don Mattingly will be Mel Stottlemyre Jr. (pitching), Trey Hillman (first base/infield), Jeff Livesey (assistant..." December 05

  • Report: Mets, Phillies talking to Marlins about Realmuto

    The Score "The trade market for Miami Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto continues to heat up, as a pair of division rivals have been checking in on his availability. The New York Mets reportedly contacted the Marlins about a possible deal for Realmuto and are seriously..." December 05

  • With everybody making moves, the NL East is suddenly baseball's most compelling division

    USA Today "The National League East suddenly has become the most intriguing, mesmerizing and dynamic division in baseball. The furious divisional quartet of the Washington Nationals, New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies and Atlanta Braves is making the New York Yankees-Boston Red Sox rivalry..." December 05

  • Mets are still in on potential trade for Marlins C J.T. Realmuto

    SNY TV "The theme of Tuesday morning's news conference at Citi Field was that Brodie Van Wagenen's Mets are expecting an action-packed winter, and that the new GM is exploring all possibilities. To that end, the Mets are very much interested in Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto,..." December 04

  • JT Realmuto and Marlins Are $100 Million Apart in Extension Talks

    12 Up "J.T. Realmuto is a hot commodity on the trade market, and it's beginning to seem more and more likely that he gets dealt, especially when one considers how far apart he and the Marlins are in their contract negotiations.  According to Jon Heyman, Realmuto is after..." December 04

  • JT Realmuto rejected contract offers from Marlins

    Larry Brown Sports "The Miami Marlins may have traded away the last two NL MVPs, but they have interest in keeping one of their strong young players. According to SiriusXM’s Craig Mish, the Marlins reached out to catcher JT Realmuto twice with contract extension offers. One was for 4 years and $43..." December 03