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  • 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

  • Sizing up the sluggers and betting odds for the 2018 MLB Home Run Derby "Major League Baseball's annual slugfest goes Monday night at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. If you're one of those people that simply can't take a night off from betting sports - and the WNBA doesn't appeal to you (wait...there are no WNBA games Monday either?!?! Jeez.) -..." July 15

  • Heyman: Nationals could "revisit" Realmuto, include a top prospect

    Fancred Sports "The Nationals, long interested in Marlins All-Star catcher J.T. Realmuto, could “revisit” that pursuit, league sources said. The development comes a week after the Nats appeared to shift their focus on shoring up the catcher position to former National turned Rays All-Star..." July 15

  • MLB, KBO Reportedly Agree To New Posting System

    MLB Trade Rumors "Major League Baseball and the Korea Baseball Organization have agreed to a revised version of the posting system that allows players who are not yet free-agent eligible to move from the KBO to MLB, according to a report from South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency. The new agreement runs..." July 13

  • Marlins suspend ties with Papa John's after John Schnatter words

    SI "The Marlins have suspended their relationship with Papa John's after founder John Schnatter used a racial slur during a conference call in May.  Schnatter apologized after a Forbes report detailed the story, but he resigned as chairman of the..." July 12

  • Marlins Select Javy Guerra

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Marlins announced Monday that they’ve selected the contract of right-hander Javy Guerra from Triple-A New Orleans. In a series of corresponding moves, the Fish transferred left-hander Caleb Smith to the 60-day DL and placed righty Drew Rucinski on the 10-day DL due to a right groin..." July 09

  • Marlins All-Star J.T. Realmuto taking maternity leave for birth of first child

    Sportsnaut "Less than 24 hours after being named to the first All-Star team of his career, Miami Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto is gearing up for another monumental first. The 27-year-old is taking maternity leave as his wife Alexis prepares to give birth to their first..." July 09

  • Lewis Brinson lands on DL with hip injury; Prado, Cooper nearing returns

    Miami Herald "Lewis Brinson is headed to the disabled list, but healthy reinforcements are on the way for the Marlins. The rookie outfielder was placed on the 10-day disabled list on Wednesday with a left hip injury that stemmed from a diving catch he made in Colorado more than week..." July 05

  • Marlins won't deal J.T. Realmuto unless they're blown away by an offer

    CBS Sports "Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto figures to be one of the hottest names leading up to the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, but will he even be available? Here's a notable nugget from Barry Jackson's wide-ranging piece in the Miami Herald on the Marlins' deadline plans..." July 04

  • What Marlins are thinking approaching the July 31 trade deadline

    Miami Herald "What’s the Marlins’ position as far as dealing players before the July 31 trade deadline? Here’s what we’re hearing from two MLB sources briefed on the situation: ? The Marlins are not actively shopping players, and do not need to trim their $100..." July 04

  • Marlins' young pitchers impress early, hitting prospects not ready for prime time

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Back-to-back winning debut starts by right-handers Sandy Alcantara and Pablo Lopez provided a glimpse of the Marlins’ plan for rebuilding through restocking the farm system gaining some early traction. Both came in trades for veteran players during the past year —..." July 03

  • Dodgers talking to Marlins about relief help "Dodgers relievers Tony Cingrani, Pedro Baez and Josh Fields all have been placed on the disabled list over the past month, creating uncertainty in the bridge to closer Kenley Jansen. The Dodgers are expected to acquire at least one reliever between now and the non-waiver Trade..." July 01

  • Marlins left-hander Caleb Smith opts for surgery, will miss rest of season

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Injured Marlins left-hander Caleb Smith elected to have surgery to correct a Grade 3 lat strain, officially ending his 2018 season. Smith will have surgery in Philadelphia on July 9. Smith suffered the injury Sunday in Colorado, exiting the game after just 1 1/3 innings. He had a MRI..." June 29

  • Why the Marlins and Padres could dominate the trade market with a Brewers-like plan

    CBS Sports "Calendars will flip to July in a few days, leaving us weeks away from the 2018 trade deadline. Most of the attention will be on teams like the Texas Rangers (will they move Adrian Beltre and Cole Hamels?) and the Baltimore Orioles (is Manny Machado heading out of town earlier than expected?),..." June 29

  • Report: MLB working on relaxing shoe restrictions

    Larry Brown Sports "MLB is working on a more relaxed shoe policy after encountering criticism the past few years. Yahoo Sports’ Jeff Passan reports that MLB and the MLBPA are working on changing the league’s footwear policy to allow players the ability to wear cleats with more..." June 28

  • Marlins To Promote Sandy Alcantara

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Marlins announced today that right-hander Sandy Alcantara will be recalled from Triple-A New Orleans to start Friday’s game against the Mets. The 22-year-old righty is considered to be among the organization’s top overall prospects and was the centerpiece in the offseason trade..." June 27

  • Derek Dietrich is enjoying his best month as a Marlin. But will it also become one of his last months as a Marlin?

    Miami Herald "Derek Dietrich is enjoying his best months as a Marlin. The Marlins are likely to receive trade interest in Dietrich given his hot bat, his versatility in playing a number of positions, and the fact he has only one more season remaining before he becomes eligible for free..." June 27

  • Dan Straily drops appeal of five-game suspension

    Hardball Talk "Marlins manager Don Mattingly said that starter Dan Straily has dropped the appeal of his five-game suspension and will begin serving it today, Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports. Straily received his suspension on Thursday, two days after intentionally hitting Giants..." June 27

  • Marlins boss Derek Jeter is selling his 'castle' for $14.8M

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Derek Jeter is selling the upstate New York castle that the former Yankees star — and current Miami Marlins CEO — bought 15 years ago for nearly $15 million. The property in Greenwood Lake, known locally as the Tiedemann Castle, is listed at $14.75..." June 26

  • Marlins' top rookie starting pitcher likely out for the season with shoulder injury

    Miami Herald "It looks like the Marlins have lost their most consistent starting pitcher for the rest of the season. Caleb Smith, who was placed on the 10-day disabled list after exiting early from Sunday’s start in Colorado, underwent an MRI on Monday that revealed a Grade 3 lat strain in..." June 26

  • The strikeout epidemic ailing Major League Baseball is showing no signs of slowing down

    New York Daily News "From his office high above 245 Park Ave. in Manhattan, the commissioner of baseball, Rob Manfred, can feel and hear it: Whiffff! It is the sound of his players striking out in record numbers, sucking the action out of his game to the point where it too often feels like a funeral for..." June 22

  • Rizzo: Nationals Unwilling To Meet Asking Price On Realmuto

    MLB Trade Rumors "In a surprisingly candid interview with Jim Bowden of MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM (Twitter link, with audio), Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo largely quashed rumors and speculation that have tied his team to star Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto. According to Rizzo, the Nationals..." June 22

  • Report: MLB bans transactions with Mexican League over ‘corruption’

    Larry Brown Sports "Major League Baseball has reportedly banned teams from signing any players who are affiliated with the Mexican League due to questions and concerns over how contracts have been negotiated. In a letter sent to teams on Tuesday that was obtained by Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, MLB..." June 22

  • Straily suspended 5 games for Posey HBP "Miami Marlins pitcher Dan Straily has received a five-game suspension and an undisclosed fine for intentionally throwing a pitch at Buster Posey of the San Francisco Giants, while warnings were in place for both teams, in the bottom of the second inning of Tuesday night's game at AT&T..." June 21

  • MLB trade market: Stranded stars J.T. Realmuto and Starlin Castro may soon leave Miami

    USA Today "The Miami Marlins’ offseason teardown was devastating to J.T. Realmuto and Starlin Castro, in entirely different ways. While Realmuto hated to see teammates like NL MVP Giancarlo Stanton, Marcell Ozuna, Christian Yelich and Dee Gordon get dealt away, to the point he requested a..." June 21

  • Marlins Release Severino Gonzalez, Sean Burnett

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Marlins have released right-hander Severino Gonzalez and veteran left-hander Sean Burnett from their Triple-A affiliate in New Orleans, as first tweeted by the club’s Triple-A broadcaster, Tim Grubbs. Gonzalez, 25, spent a day on the..." June 20

  • Mets need four things to happen if they want J.T. Realmuto

    SNY TV "The Mets are in dire need of a long-term, everyday catcher that can hit, deal with the pressure of New York and handle the team's pitching staff. This is why, if Sandy Alderson intends to change the complexion of the team via trade this summer, I'd like for him to find a way to get..." June 18

  • 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