MARLINS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Soft stuff has Marlins' hitters fishing

New season, same struggles for the Marlins against change-of-speed specialist Jeremy Hellickson. The veteran right-hander kept Miami's hitters off-stride yet again on Thursday afternoon
Via Marlins.com
5 hours ago

There is another group bidding to buy the Marlins

At least one report says so. Despite reports suggesting a group led by former Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter and Jeb Bush won the bidding to purchase the Marlins, commissioner Rob Manfred said there are still two groups involved in the process, according to Tim Healey of The Sun Sentinel. “There are multiple bidders for the Marlins,” Manfred said Thursday at the groundbreaking...
Via Fish Stripes
7 hours ago

Fish Farm Report: April 26th

Taylor Ard homers, but Marlins affiliates go 0-3 for the day. Triple-A New Orleans Baby Cakes The Baby Cakes were off on Wednesday and will open a five-game set in Nashville on Thursday. First pitch is set for 6:35 p.m. Double-A Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 4 @ Birmingham Barons 5 The Jumbo Shrimp (7-13) lost their second straight one run game to the Birmingham Barons (7-13...
Via Fish Stripes
8 hours ago

Marlins Claim Joe Gunkel

The Marlins have announced the claim of righty Joe Gunkel off waivers from the Dodgers. He has been optioned to Double-A.
Via MLB Trade Rumors
9 hours ago

Conley opens homestand vs. Bucs

The Pirates are ready to settle in for the long haul. Beginning with Friday's 7:10 p.m. ET series opener against the Marlins at Marlins Park, the Bucs will play 17 straight games without an off-day. For the Marlins, it will be a welcome return to Miami after enduring the longest road trip (mileage-wise) in franchise history.
Via Marlins.com
10 hours ago

Locke nearing rehab assignment

When Jeff Locke opened the season on the disabled list, the Marlins anticipated the left-hander would miss all of April and be ready sometime in May. Everything is proceeding on schedule.
Via Marlins.com
11 hours ago

Jeter/Bush Team Still Lining Up Money For Marlins Deal

We learned recently that Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria had elected to try to finalize a sale of the organization with a bidding group led by Derek Jeter and Jeb Bush. As noted at the time, though, that hardly means that a deal is inevitable. Reporting continues to emerge regarding the still-developing situation. Jon Heyman of Fan Rag writes that the Jeter/Bush group’s emergence...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
12 hours ago

Manfred says 2 groups still in Miami Marlins' bidding

Via Associated Press
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Marlins Morning News: Despite early homer, Marlins fall to Phillies 7-4

Martin Prado tried to set a tone early in the game last night with a home run in the third inning but his Marlins still lost. The Phillies have been on fire as of late, winners of five straight games took last night’s game 7-4. Marlins News The Marlins dropped yesterday’s game to the Phillies last night by a score of 7-4. Martin Prado went deep in the contest. Derek Jeter...
Via Fish Stripes
15 hours ago

Report: Derek Jeter/Jeb Bush-led group wins auction for Miami Marlins

Derek Jeter and Jeb Bush recently teamed up in an effort to buy the Miami Marlins, and according to a report, they succeeded.Scott Soshnick, who writes for Bloomberg, broke the news Tuesday. “A group led by former Florida governor Jeb Bush and former New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter have won the auction for the Miami Marlins baseball team, according to a person with knowledge...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dan Straily dominates, Marlins break things open in 11th to beat Padres

Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins: The Asian Invasion

It is easy to forget that the Miami Marlins lost two of three games in their recent road series against the Seattle Mariners. That is because there were big moments from the Marlins in each game. The biggest moments came from two players who entered the MLB as free agent signings from Asian countries. One returned to the city that hails him as one of greatest players in franchise...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins' plan to build Jose Fernandez statue drawing protests

Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez, along with two others, died last year in a tragic boating accident and the Miami Marlins organization has since announced plans to erect a larger-than-life-sized statue near the team’s ballpark.But the nature of Fernandez’s death — primarily his reported culpability in the accident that caused it — has some activists in Miami crying foul...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Edinson Volquez struggles in Marlins lose to Mariners

Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Marlins’ Christian Yelich makes amazing catch, crashes face-first into center-field wall

Christian Yelich is on his way to winning another Gold Glove award with plays like these.The Miami Marlins outfielder made a ridiculous over-the-shoulder catch in Wednesday’s game against the Seattle Mariners, robbing outfielder Jarrod Dyson of an extra-base hit in the bottom of the first inning. Yelich caught the ball on the heel of his glove before crashing face-first into the...
Via The Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Derek Jeter, Jeb Bush plotting joint bid to buy Marlins

A pair of high-powered bidders are reportedly joining forces to try and purchase the Miami Marlins.According to Douglas Hanks of the Miami Herald, former New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter and former Florida governor Jeb Bush have teamed up in a bid to purchase the Marlins from Jeffrey Loria.The sources said Wayne Rothbaum, a New York financier, is the duo’s primary rival for...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Noah Syndergaard leaves start because of blister issue

New York Mets fireballer Noah Syndergaard continues to be plagued by blisters to start the 2017 season.Syndergaard had a strong outing in Friday’s start against the Miami Marlins, giving up just one earned run on six hits, zero walks, and four strikeouts. But he had to exit after six innings and 87 pitches thrown due to an apparent recurrence of a blister on his pitching hand,...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins: Realmuto, Ozuna putting on a show

The Miami Marlins once again find themselves in the middle of the National League East standings out of the gate. They have made the New York Mets sweat through their first four match-ups of the season, including a near sweep at Citi Field. Marcell Ozuna and J.T. Realmuto have been a big reason why the Fish have stayed afloat despite a difficult schedule to begin the season. J.T...
Via isportsweb.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins Cat finds an adopted home with Marlins employee

Remember that cart that broke into Marlins Park and made himself at home on the stadium’s home run sculpture? That stray cat now has a new home, although it is not one with a giant home run structure. An employee of the Miami Marlins has taken on the responsibility of taking the loose cat home. A cat ran along the outfield wall in the middle of a game against the Atlanta Braves...
Via The Comeback
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins constructing 10-foot sculpture of Jose Fernandez outside Marlins Park

The Miami Marlins will continue to honor the late Jose Fernandez. Following the move to preserve the former Rookie of the Year’s locker in the team’s locker room, the team will construct a “nine or 10-foot” sculpture that will be displayed outside of Marlins Park in Miami. Marlins owner Jeff Loria spoke to ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick recently, and he revealed the organization...
Via Sportsnaut
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Rally Cat crawls on top of Marlins’ home run sculpture, interrupts game (Video)

You never know what will happen in Miami, as it’s a city that features a lot of unpredictable moments. That was the case on Monday, when a cat randomly made its way onto the field at Marlins Park, and was actually trapped there for ahwile. The kitten wound up in center field, and tried to climb under the wall to get away from the action. What that didn’t work, the little fella...
Via The Sports Daily
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Cat gets loose on field at Marlins Park, climbs up to home run sculpture

The atmosphere at Miami Marlins home games is usually lacking, so one cat decided to take matters into its own hands — err, paws — to spice things up.The cat caused a delay during the Marlins-Braves game on Tuesday night at Marlins Park, as it ran around on the field, and then escaped by climbing up that wacky home run sculpture over the left-center field wall.Yep, this actually...
Via The Comeback
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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