MARLINS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Miami's possible scenarios with, without Jansen

After aggressively courting Kenley Jansen at the Winter Meetings, the Marlins now are awaiting a decision. Until he makes up his mind, Miami is evaluating all its options. Here's a quick look at what may happen if Jansen selects Miami or if he goes elsewhere.
Via Marlins.com
1 day ago

Report: Marlins may target Neftali Feliz

With the pool of available free agent relievers threatening to dry up quickly, the Miami Marlins may be forced to devise a creative backup plan. According to a report by Joe Frisaro of MLB.com on Thursday, the Marlins may target former All-Star closer Neftali Feliz as they await a decision from Kenley Jansen. As the #Marlins await decision from Jansen, Neftali Feliz is another...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins pick up three minor-leaguers in Rule 5 Draft

Miami didn’t pick in the MLB version of the draft, though. The Marlins made three selections in the minor league version of Friday’s Rule 5 Draft at the Winter Meetings. With the Marlins’ top target in the MLB Rule 5 Draft, right-handed pitcher Justin Haley, coming off the board before their 14th pick, the organization decided to pass on the MLB part of the draft. In terms...
Via Fish Stripes
2 days ago

Marlins have reportedly made ‘monster offer’ to Kenley Jansen

The Miami Marlins are desperate to sign a top-of-the-line closer, and that could wind up making Kenley Jansen a very rich man. Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports that the Marlins have made Jansen a “monster offer” that could rival the five-year, $86 million deal Aroldis Chapman got from the New York Yankees. Sources: The Marlins have made a monster offer for Kenley Jansen...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins happy to have added depth at Meetings

From the moment they arrived on Sunday, the Marlins approached the Winter Meetings with a single-minded focus. They were determined to always be closing.
Via Marlins.com
2 days ago

AP sources: Locke, McGowan agree with Marlins

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) Left-hander Jeff Locke has agreed to a one-year contract with the Miami Marlins worth $3,025,000, according to two people familiar with the negotiations. In addition, the Marlins agreed to a one-year contract to keep right-hander Dustin McGowan, one of the people said. The people spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the agreements had not been announced...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Stanton, Ozuna may switch corners in outfield

Giancarlo Stanton and Marcell Ozuna could be on the move. No, neither is being discussed in trade talks, but the Marlins are considering switching their outfield spots.
Via Marlins.com
3 days ago

Marlins re-sign Dustin McGowan

McGowan had a solid season with the Marlins. UPDATE — Miami signed Dustin McGowan to a one-year deal, according to FanRag Sports’ Jon Heyman. The Marlins are close to re-signing free agent pitcher Dustin McGowan, according to MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro. McGowan made Miami’s roster as a non-roster invitee last spring and had a notable amount of success. Over 67.0 innings, he...
Via Fish Stripes
3 days ago

AP sources: Locke, Marlins agree to $3,025,000, 1-year deal

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) Two people familiar with the negotiations say left-hander Jeff Locke has agreed to a one-year contract with the Miami Marlins worth $3,025,000. The people spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the agreement was subject to a physical and had not been announced. The 29-year-old Locke had spent his entire big league career with Pittsburgh and was...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

AP source: Rodney, D-backs agree to $2.75M, 1-year contract

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) A person familiar with the negotiations says 39-year-old closer Fernando Rodney and the Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed to a $2.75 million, one-year contract. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the agreement is subject to a physical. Rodney was an All-Star for the third time this year, saving 25 games in 28 chances with San Diego...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Moises Alou thought we’d stop talking about Steve Bartman by now

If you thought Steve Bartman’s name would disappear from the baseball world once the Chicago Cubs won the World Series, you were (sadly) straight-up wrong. And former Cubs outfielder Moises Alou is one of those people. Alou, the left fielder that Bartman made contact with on the foul ball at Wrigley Field in Game 6 of the 2003 NLCS, told the media on Monday how he was “very...
Via The Comeback
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins get rotation help, signing Edinson Volquez to 2-year deal

The Miami Marlins and starting pitcher Edinson Volquez have agreed to a two-year, $22 million deal, according to Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal (and as confirmed by several reporters): Source confirms: #Marlins, Volquez in agreement on two-year, $22M contract, pending physical. First reported: @clarkspencer @flasportsbuzz. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) November 29, 2016 The 33...
Via The Comeback
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Cardinals may have interest in Marcell Ozuna

As the St. Louis Cardinals look to shore up their outfield, a team from across the National League may be of some assistance to them. According to a report by Mark Saxon of ESPN on Monday, Miami Marlins outfielder Marcell Ozuna is “one name to keep an eye on” with the Cardinals in the market for a center fielder. Ozuna, 26, was an All-Star last season, hitting .266/.321/.425...
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

How Can We Help Andrew Cashner Bounce Back?

Andrew Cashner just signed a one-year deal with the Rangers, the kind of deal you might call a pillow contract, an opportunity for Cashner to bounce back and get on the market with better numbers behind him. That’s the benefit for Cashner. As for the Rangers, they’re happy to get a relatively cheap veteran with some upside for the back end of their rotation. The only problem...
Via Fangraphs
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Cashner, Deep in the Heart of Texas

Another domino is about to fall in the free-agent pitching market. The market would make tapioca look exciting, yes, but someone has to throw innings for baseball teams, and the Rangers have decided to have Andrew Cashner throw some of those innings for them. Cashner has spent most of his time with the Padres and was traded to the Marlins around the trade deadline. Good 2013 and...
Via Fangraphs
22 days ago  |  Discuss

The Marlins’ Triple-A team is now called the New Orleans Baby Cakes… wait what?

As of Tuesday afternoon, the Miami Marlins’ minor-league baseball team was called the New Orleans Zephyrs. That was a pretty sweet name. It started with a cool letter, and you had to Google it to find out what it meant. But on Tuesday the Zephyrs became the latest minor-league team to outlandishly rebrand, becoming the—ugh—New Orleans Baby Cakes. We're proud to introduce...
Via The Comeback
24 days ago  |  Discuss
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