MARLINS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Stanton, Yelich, Prado are All-Star Ambassadors

Giancarlo Stanton, Christian Yelich and Martin Prado, three of the most popular players on the Marlins, will be front and center during All-Star festivities.
Via Marlins.com
3 hours ago

Locke looks for elusive first win with Marlins

An eventful season series that's already featured a 16-inning affair and two walk-off endings between the Marlins and Mets continues for the second game of a three-game set Wednesday night at Marlins Park.
Via Marlins.com
16 hours ago

Stanton looking forward to fun of Miami Derby

Giancarlo Stanton welcomes all challengers to the T-Mobile Home Run Derby, set for July 10 at Marlins Park. What the Marlins' slugger is quick to remind is that whoever commits, they should remember to have fun.
Via Marlins.com
20 hours ago

Although you have seen this start before, this season is no sequel for the Dodgers

Perhaps this is finally the year for the Dodgers. I mean, what else could one possibly ask for out of a contender than what the Dodgers have produced over the first half of the season. They have the world’s greatest pitcher, a rookie sensation that regularly drops jaws and one of the most sterling records in all of baseball to show for it.However it is also a scenario that, based...
Via Yardbarker
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Marcell Ozuna – the Miami Marlins’ new hitting machine

Giancarlo Stanton, the Miami Marlins’ home run hitting phenom, gets paid the big bucks, $325 million over 13 years to be exact. But it’s Stanton’s counterpart, Marcell Ozuna, who has been carrying much of the weight in the Marlins’ batting order through late June. The 26-year old left fielder from the Dominican Republic is coming off of his first All-Star selection and is...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Should Giancarlo Stanton participate in 2017 MLB Home Run Derby?

It is one of the most exciting parts of the year when rising stars and sluggers from around the league come together on a weekend and enjoy the festivities that the All-Star break gives them. One of the best events is the Home Run Derby, which has been customarily held the day before the MLB All-Star Game. Its roots begin in the 1980’s untelevised and it was structured as a two...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Taking Inventory: Miami Marlins

This is the 10th entry in MLBTR’s Taking Inventory Series. Click for entries on the White Sox, Royals, Phillies, Pirates, Giants, Padres, Reds, Braves and Tigers. While the Marlins have played better of late, they face an uphill climb just to get to within striking distance of postseason contention. The signs point to moving some veteran assets, but there’s also a significant...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
2 days ago

In appreciation of Ichiro, the oldest man to play center field since at least 1900

When Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly filled in his lineup card Sunday, he slotted the 43-year-old Ichiro Suzuki in center field. Ichiro proceeded to play nine innings at the position in a 4-2 Marlins win over the Cubs, making him the oldest man to appear in center since… well, just about ever.Per the Elias Sports Bureau, no one Ichiro’s age has played centerfield since 1900...
Via The Comeback
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cuban-American businessman emerges as potential Marlins buyer

Whether it’s former MLB player Derek Jeter or the Romney family, there’s been a ton of reports surfacing as to who might purchase the Miami Marlins.We can add another name to the list.Cuban-American businessman and owner of MasTec, Jorge Mas, has reportedly emerged as a serious candidate to buy the Marlins from owner Jeffrey Loria.“A source with direct knowledge of the possible...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeb Bush now said to be joining Romney in pursuit of Miami Marlins

Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins: Does Justin Bour have a chance at being an All-Star?

There are two players who deserve to represent the Miami Marlins when the All-Star Game goes into Marlins Park in July. The first one, Marcell Ozuna, appears to be an obvious choice. He has proven that his hot start to last season was no fluke. He has turned into one of the best all-around hitters in the MLB. Not only is he on the verge of hitting 20 home runs for the season, but...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins minor league catcher Roy Morales suspended 80 games for positive PED test

Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Marlins unlikely to tear down roster before deadline

The Miami Marlins are in a familiar spot with the trade deadline looming.According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, the Marlins are not currently planning a total teardown of the roster, which would involve selling players such as outfielders Christian Yelich and Marcell Ozuna.Lesser players may become available closer to the deadline, with closer A.J. Ramos among them. However...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Could next Marlins ownership group trade Giancarlo Stanton?

The next ownership group of the Miami Marlins may have a very big decision to make with regards to the team’s superstar player.Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports wrote Friday that, while Giancarlo Stanton’s name is not currently being floated in trade talks, whoever the new owners are may change that after taking over.“It matters what the new owners want to do,” one source told...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Ichiro Suzuki becomes all-time Interleague Play hit king

The career of Ichiro Suzuki has had many highlights which will no doubt result in a place in baseball’s Hall of Fame. On Wednesday, he added another. With a hit against the Oakland Athletics, the Miami Marlins outfielder became MLB’s leader in all-time Interleague Play hits. Certainly, it’s worth noting that Interleague Play began in 1997. So, those who played even a decent...
Via Sportsnaut
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Minor leaguer wears heavy leather work gloves when he bats

Things are always a bit unorthodox in Minor League Baseball. But that normally comes in the form of strange promotions. For the Greensboro Grasshoppers, a Class A affiliate of the Miami Marlins, the apparel of one of their players is what’s unorthodox. As Jeff Mills of the Greensboro News & Record noted, the gloves that outfielder Dalton Wheat wears to the plate are a bit...
Via Sportsnaut
15 days ago  |  Discuss

After leaving Chicago, Miami in turbulent fashion, Ozzie Guillen wants to manage again

Ozzie Guillen’s time as manager of the Chicago White Sox and Miami Marlins was turbulent, to say the least. In Chicago, Guillen frequently clashed with then-GM Kenny Williams, leading to him leaving town in 2011 to manage the Marlins for the 2012 season. In Miami, Guillen lasted just one season as a high-priced team failed to meet expectations, while Guillen himself came under...
Via The Comeback
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Twitter study finds no-hitter jinx does not exist

A no-hitter is once of the most dominant performances in all of sports. (Unless you’re Edwin Jackson, in which case seven years later I’m still trying to comprehend how he made it all the way through that performance with eight walks.) We got our first such awe-inspiring performance of the season from Miami Marlins hurler Edinson Volquez earlier this week.That got Twitter data...
Via The Comeback
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs' Addison Russell blasted by wife on Instagram

Addison Russell was about to face a world of problems after Wednesday’s game.The Chicago Cubs shortstop was blasted by his wife Melisa on Instagram. In her post, Melisa talked about “being cheated on” and hinted at a potential breakup. “Being free to be able to make your own choices for your own happiness beats being cheated on, lied to, & disrespected any day. #herestonewbeginnings...
Via Larry Brown Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Another Marcell Ozuna Breakout

Entering the 2017 season, Marcell Ozuna had been a roughly average offensive player over the course of his career and slightly better than that in the field. Per 600 plate appearances, that works out to something close to a three-win player. This year, Ozuna looks like he might reach 3.0 WAR by the All-Star break. He’s getting on base nearly 40% of the time and has powered up with...
Via Fangraphs
21 days ago  |  Discuss
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