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  • It's Time for Derek Jeter and the Marlins to Fire Manager Don Mattingly

    Miami New Times "The Miami Marlins were expected to be bad. With their best talent residing in minor-league towns such as Jacksonville and Jupiter, it was predictable. Most rebuilding teams stink, but the fish are historically horrible. The team is so spectacularly atrocious that even..." May 19

  • Robinson Cano blames lack of hustle on scoreboard error

    Yahoo! Sports "Robinson Cano’s not-very-great debut season for the New York Mets got a little worse on Friday, entirely by his own hand. Facing Miami Marlins pitcher Adam Conley with men on first and second and one out in the seventh inning, Cano tapped a hard grounder back to the pitchers..." May 18

  • This one stat shows how much Derek Jeter has botched the Marlins

    Sportsnaut "Derek Jeter’s tenure with the Miami Marlins can be described as a huge dumpster fire. It’s one of those things that you see while driving and can’t look away. The Marlins enter this weekend’s action with a 10-31 record. They are on pace to drop 122 games after..." May 17

  • Marlins Literally Haven't Scored Since 7:45 Last Saturday

    12 Up "How bad the Miami Marlins have been to start the 2019 season has been well documented, and it was expected. But even the worst of teams have a few highs. It hasn't happened for Miami yet, and believe it or not, their offense hasn't scored a run since Saturday at 7:45 against..." May 17

  • Marlins’ Drew Steckenrider Out Indefinitely

    MLB Trade Rumors "Marlins righty Drew Steckenrider will be sidelined for a yet-to-be determined period of time after Dr. James Andrews confirmed the team’s initial diagnosis of a right flexor strain, the team told reporters Wednesday (Twitter link via Wells Dusenbury of the South Florida..." May 15

  • Rays-Marlins attendance was one of the saddest sights in baseball

    Larry Brown Sports "The Miami Marlins and Tampa Bay Rays are the two lowest-ranked teams in baseball in home attendance, so you can probably imagine the type of crowd that turned out when they faced each other on Tuesday night. Somehow, it still seemed worse than expected. The Marlins have averaged..." May 15

  • Hitting coach change has had zero effect on Marlins’ MLB-worst offense

    Fish Stripes "“It’s a results-oriented job,” Marlins president of baseball operations Michael Hill told reporters in Miami on Apr. 19 after firing hitting coach Mike Pagliarulo. “Offensively, we haven’t been getting it done. Just felt like it was time for..." May 14

  • José Devers emerging as potential cornerstone of Marlins rebuild

    Fish Stripes "Dec. 11, 2017 may have marked the low point in Marlins fanbase morale under new ownership. Giancarlo Stanton held his introductory press conference with the Yankees, in which the reigning NL MVP raved about joining a more competitive situation. Meanwhile, CEO Derek..." May 13

  • Marlins To Select Contract Of Harold Ramirez

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Marlins will select the contract of outfielder Harold Ramirez, according to Craig Mish of MLB Network Radio on Sirius XM (Twitter link). The corresponding move and precise timing isn’t yet known. Ramirez, now 24, once owned a 40-man roster spot with the Pirates and Blue..." May 11

  • The Marlins’ Rotation Mix Is Getting Interesting

    MLB Trade Rumors "It’s easy to pile on the Marlins, whose late-Loria era contention efforts fell flat and left a roster mess. There have been a few debatable decisions under the Derek Jeter regime as well, though it’s only fair to wait before issuing any kind of final judgment on the team’s..." May 08

  • Marlins' History of Trading Prospects for Veterans is Absolutely Disastrous

    12 Up "The Miami Marlins just can't seem to catch any breaks lately, so there's no reason to kick them while they're down with some embarrassing facts... Ok fine we're going to do it anyway. The criticism of the big trades the Marlins have made over the..." May 07

  • Matt Kemp's potential landing spots: Indians, Dodgers, Yankees among teams who could use veteran outfielder

    CBS Sports "On Saturday the Cincinnati Reds released veteran outfielder Matt Kemp, who is currently recovering from a fractured rib. Kemp hadn't played well for the Reds when he had been healthy, hitting just .200/.210/.283 in 62 plate appearances. Factor in his unavailability and the Reds' recent..." May 05

  • Kevin Gausman ejected for throwing behind Jose Urena in first meeting since Ronald Acuna Jr. plunking

    CBS Sports "Last August 15, Marlins righty Jose Urena created some headlines by drilling Braves wunderkind Ronald Acuna Jr. with the first pitch of his start. Acuna was in the middle of a five-game homer streak and had gone deep four times in the first three games of that series. Urena was..." May 04

  • Derek Jeter says he's 'not happy' with the team, just a day after firing the president of business operations

    CBS Sports "Miami Marlins CEO and former New York Yankees former shortstop Derek Jeter spoke about the state of the team with reporters, sharing his unhappiness regarding the Marlins' performance among other things. Entering Friday, the Marlins had the worst record in baseball at..." May 03

  • Marlins Option Lewis Brinson, Activate Garrett Cooper

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Marlins have optioned down struggling outfielder Lewis Brinson, as MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro was among those to tweet. He’ll be replaced on the active roster by Garrett Cooper. It’s quite a disappointing outcome for Brinson as he prepares to celebrate his 25th..." April 30

  • Attendance drops for 12 MLB teams, as loss of gate takes on more permanent look

    USA Today "Major League Baseball’s attendance problem is not going away, as a significant dip in 2018 has endured into the new season – even with better weather and a boost from some big-name stars on the move. As the game’s worst part of the calendar comes to a close, 12 of 30..." April 30

  • MLB seeing continued surge in home runs

    Hardball Talk "With a home run on Monday or Tuesday night, Cody Bellinger will enter May with 15 home runs, which would be a record. Currently, Bellinger and Christian Yelich this season have joined Albert Pujols (2006) and Álex Rodríguez (2007) as the only players..." April 30

  • YouTube Scores MLB 13-Game Package With Exclusive Rights in U.S., Canada

    Variety "YouTube, in its biggest swing yet at the sports-media biz, landed a deal with Major League Baseball to live-stream 13 games during the 2019 season worldwide — free for viewers to watch and available exclusively through YouTube in the U.S., Canada and Puerto..." April 30

  • How Brian Anderson’s return to right field is a net positive for the Miami Marlins

    Miami Herald "The plan seemed oh so simple. Brian Anderson, one of the Miami Marlins’ top up-and-comers who finished fourth in the National League Rookie of the Year voting last season and is viewed as a fixture in the team’s rebuild, would be the team’s everyday third..." April 29

  • MLB is not the authority on a black player’s ownership of the N-word

    SB Nation "On April 19, Major League Baseball suspended Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson for one game, following his emphatic bat flip against Kansas City Royals pitcher Brad Keller two days earlier. Keller had retaliated by hitting Anderson with a pitch in..." April 23

  • Nationals players angered by Marlins Park leaving roof open

    Larry Brown Sports "The Washington Nationals were left a bit aggrieved on Sunday with the conditions at Marlins Park in Miami. The stadium boasts a retractable roof which was left open. That, however, has the impact of casting shadows across the field, which makes it harder to hit. According to..." April 21

  • Marlins Select Jon Berti

    MLB Trade Rumors "Per a team release, the Marlins have selected IF/OF Jon Berti to the 40-man roster and optioned OF Austin Dean to AAA-New Orleans. Righty Riley Ferrell was transferred to the 60-day IL to make room for Berti. Berti, 29, signed a minor-league deal with Miami in the offseason after..." April 20

  • The Marlins, ‘an easy team to pitch to,’ fire their hitting coach after slow 2019 start

    Miami Herald "Miami Marlins president of baseball operations Michael Hill announced Friday night that the team has fired hitting coach Mike Pagliarulo after the team’s lethargic offensive production over the first 20 games of the season. Pagliarulo was hired after the 2016 season. Jeff..." April 20

  • Cardinals Tried and Failed Repeatedly to Trade for Christian Yelich Before Brewers Swiped Him

    12 Up "After the reigning NL MVP pounded out his fifth, sixth, and seventh home runs of the season against the St. Louis Cardinals last night, Cardinals fans probably thought things couldn't get any worse. Unfortunately, Christian Yelich's wrath followed, even after they..." April 16

  • Stunning study shows MLB umps got 32K calls wrong in 2018

    Sportsnaut "If you’re a proponent of robot umps taking over at the MLB level, then a new study put together by graduate students at Boston University will strengthen your stance. The information garnered by this study, which evaluated nearly four million pitches over the span of..." April 16

  • The IRS gives baseball teams a break

    Hardball Talk "April 15 is quickly approaching so here’s one for all the tax nerds out there: the IRS issued new guidance today that will give professional sports teams some relief from a new twist presented by the tax law enacted in 2017. The relevant provision related to how businesses are..." April 11

  • Forbes: Yankees remain baseball's most valuable team at $4.6B, $1.3B more than Dodgers

    Yahoo! Sports "The New York Yankees are the most valuable team in Major League Baseball, according to Forbes’ list of team values released Wednesday. If there’s déjà vu you’re feeling, it’s because the Yankees have sat atop the rankings every year Forbes..." April 10

  • Here's how Sherman/Jeter ownership group is working to build a sustainable financial future for Marlins

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "It’s not an exaggeration to say that the Miami Marlins find themselves at a pivotal financial juncture. After acquiring the franchise for $1.2 billion in September 2017, Miami’s new ownership group, led by Bruce Sherman and Derek Jeter, is entering Year 2 — and a..." April 10

  • Did Marlins reliever Wei-Yin Chen have worst relief performance ever?

    Sportsnaut "The Miami Marlins were smoked by the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday, losing 14-0. Unfortunately for Marlins reliever Wei-Yin Chen, a good portion of the damage came against him. Chen went two innings in relief of Jose Urena. And while it’s only April, saying than Chen took one for..." April 10

  • The three-batter minimum is coming to MLB in 2020, and some relievers are opposed to the rule change

    CBS Sports "One of baseball's recent true norths -- to invent a plural form -- is that commissioner Rob Manfred will tinker at the margins in order to improve pace of play, at least notionally, and re-calibrate a game that, according to sturdy consensus, has become too infested with..." April 09

  • Trump's scuttling of MLB-Cuba deal means defections, human trafficking will continue

    USA Today "So much for Cuban players not having to defect to play in the majors. When the Trump administration abruptly cancelled Major League Baseball’s landmark agreement with the Cuban Baseball Federation, it guaranteed the dangerous practice will continue. Players..." April 09

  • Orioles challenging Marlins for attendance futility

    Sportsnaut "The Baltimore Orioles might have drawn a nice crowd at Camden Yards for their home opening series against the New York Yankees this past weekend. But let’s be honest, that was more about the Yankees than the downtrodden Orioles. This became relatively clear during..." April 09

  • Scott Boras calls young players’ contract extensions “snuff contracts”

    Hardball Talk "Mid-February marked the beginning of contract extension season in baseball. Since February 13, 25 contract extensions have been signed, notably by many young players including Ronald Acuña Jr., Blake Snell, and Eloy Jiménez. Acuña Jr. and Snell were last year’s..." April 08

  • Orioles sign right-hander Dan Straily to major league contract

    Baltimore Sun "The Orioles signed right-hander Dan Straily to a major league deal Friday, the team announced, filling out a starting rotation that even with Alex Cobb returning Thursday was still one major league starter short. Straily, 30, is a veteran of seven major league..." April 05

  • What Miami’s Lewis Brinson is learning from Curtis Granderson

    Miami Herald "It seems so simple, yet Lewis Brinson just can’t help but point to the case of water bottles Curtis Granderson has on the bottom shelf of his locker inside the home clubhouse at Marlins Park. Granderson has brought so much to the Miami Marlins since he signed with the team just..." April 05

  • Marlins embarrassing home attendance hits new low

    Sportsnaut "The rebuilding Miami Marlins are not expected to contend this season. That appears to be fine with front office head Derek Jeter and Co. But for fans in South Beach, there’s much better things to do than watching a bad on-field product. Of Miami’s first five home dates..." April 03

  • MLB.com has inexplicably made it more difficult to find, watch, and share highlights

    Awful Announcing "I was taken aback this week when I attempted to watch highlights on MLB.com. For some reason, they got rid of the damn search bar. It’s absurd. Previously, if you clicked on the videos tab, you would see a page of the most popular recent videos, with an easy to..." April 03

  • What we mean when we say $100 million is a ‘bargain’

    Hardball Talk "The first response I usually get to a post like our post about the Ronald Acuña Jr. extension — a post which notes that the Braves are getting an extraordinary bargain for a supremely talented player — is “So what? It’s their choice? No one forced them..." April 02

  • Mattingly calls on MLB to look into calls from loss

    ESPN "Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly has called on MLB to look into several calls by the umpires in Monday night's 7-3 loss to the visiting New York Mets. He was especially upset that plate umpire Sam Holbrook ruled Juan Lagareswas hit by a two-strike pitch..." April 02

  • Dan Straily Reportedly Weighing Multiple Offers

    MLB Trade Rumors "Recently released Marlins right-hander Dan Straily has received big league offers from three American League teams, per MLB Network’s Jon Heyman (Twitter link). Some clubs have been willing to promise a rotation spot to the 30-year-old Straily, who’ll take the..." March 29

  • This Stat Shows How Utterly Out Of Control Defensive Shifts In MLB Are

    NESN "Defensive shifts used to be rare occurrences reserved for only the most-notable left-handed pull hitters in Major League Baseball. Oh, how times have changed. As advanced stats have taken a larger role in the day-to-day workings of baseball, and every manager in the game has..." March 28

  • MLBPA just another union currently being crushed by technology

    Sportsnet "We are not witnessing the death of the Major League Baseball Players Association. But on the 50th anniversary of Curt Flood’s challenge on the reserve clause that opened the door for free agency, we are bystanders to its gelding. It’s debatable who, if anybody, gets the..." March 25

  • Marlins release RHP Dan Straily

    Fish Stripes "The most experienced Marlins starting pitcher, Wei-Yin Chen, was moved to the bullpen this weekend. We wake up Monday morning to find the second-most-experienced, Dan Straily, on his way out of the organization entirely. As first reported by..." March 25

  • Bryan Holaday, Pedro Alvarez Opt Out Of Marlins Deals

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Marlins are releasing catcher Bryan Holaday, who exercised the opt-out in his minor league contract, per Craig Mish of SiriusXM. Holaday spent the 2018 campaign in Miami serving as the primary backup to star J.T. Realmuto, whom the team traded to the Phillies in the..." March 24

  • There is little correlation between player salaries and ticket prices

    Hardball Talk "With the recent spate of contract extensions and big name free agent signings, more than a handful of fans have expressed concern that deals signed by the likes of Mike Trout, Bryce Harper, and Manny Machado will drive up ticket prices. Research on the subject is scarce, but..." March 22

  • Marlins Select Contract Of Curtis Granderson

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Marlins announced Thursday that they’ve selected the contract of veteran outfielder Curtis Granderson while optioning fellow outfielder Austin Dean to Triple-A New Orleans. Three non-roster players — lefty Mike Kickham, righty Hector Noesi and..." March 21

  • Inside the Jeter-Cashman feud that festered for years before Stanton heist

    New York Post "The General Manager Meetings each fall are baseball’s version of a buddies’ fishing junket to Belize. Executives harrowed by the grind of the season — six months of seven-day/eighty-hour weeks; back-page eruptions after three-game slumps; and side-eyed shade from their high..." March 20

  • Who's next? These MLB players could approach Mike Trout money

    USA Today "It took 11 years, but three players this winter have agreed to contracts larger than the record-setting 10-year, $275 million deal Alex Rodriguez signed with the New York Yankees in the fall of 2007. Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout will make $426.5 million over..." March 19

  • Sources: MLB eyes higher salaries in minors

    ESPN "Major League Baseball suggested sweeping changes to the minor leagues -- including a significant increase in salaries, a higher standard of living conditions and better transportation -- during an initial collective-bargaining session with the group that oversees the minors, sources familiar..." March 19

  • What's it like to be a Miami Marlin? *Rolls eyes, takes deep breath*

    ESPN "Jarlin Garcia has been in the Marlins organization longer than almost any other player. He's been there so long, fans in and around Miami refer to him as Jarlin the Marlin. But much like the team he plays for, Garcia felt it was time to mix things up. So, early in spring training,..." March 18