MARLINS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Marlins play big role in Team USA’s WBC Championship game victory

Yelich and Stanton combined for four hits and two RBI. For the first time ever, Team USA was crowned World Baseball Classic Champions on Wednesday night. The United States defeated Puerto Rico ( - ) on the shoulders of a marvelous pithing performance from Marcus Stroman. The Team USA starter threw six no-hit innings before allowing a double to Angel Pagan to lead off the seventh...
Via Fish Stripes
10 hours ago

With Prado out, Marlins could turn to Realmuto in 2-hole

Martin Prado's strained right hamstring does more than create just an opening at third base for the Marlins. It also vacates the No. 2 spot in the lineup.
Via Marlins.com
17 hours ago

Yelich becoming household name at Classic

The big stage is all that was needed for Marlins outfielder Christian Yelich to gain widespread attention.
Via Marlins.com
22 hours ago

Barring setback, Ellis to return to Grapefruit games next week

This week, Marlins catcher A.J. Ellis is getting his timing down at the plate in Minor League intrasquad games on back fields at the Roger Dean Stadium complex.
Via Marlins.com
22 hours ago

Derek Dietrich is the clear favorite to replace Martin Prado

With Martin Prado starting the season on the disabled list, the Marlins will need to replace him for the time being. It is never ideal when one of your best players gets injured two weeks prior to the start of the season. Martin Prado is entering his 12th season in the MLB; his third with the Miami Marlins. He will begin the year on the disabled list due to a Grade 1 strain of his...
Via Fish Stripes
1 day ago

The changing face of the Miami Marlins

Who is the current face, and who will it be in five years time? There is an infamous screenshot floating around the internet of a 2013 poll the MLB Network ran. It was part of a series encouraging fans to vote for the "face of the franchise" of their favorite team. 2013, you may recall, was fresh off the heels of the disastrous 2012 season and subsequent fire sale therein, so when...
Via Fish Stripes
2 days ago

Brad Ziegler is completely unique

A submarine delivery isn’t the only thing that makes Brad Ziegler stand apart, as his command and control numbers demonstrate. Last week we looked at Dustin McGowan’s rare combination of excellent outcome statistics despite horrible command and control, based on Baseball Prospectus’ corresponding metrics, CSAA (Called Strikes Above Average) and CS Prob (Called Strike Probability...
Via Beyond The Box Score
3 days ago

Marlins 3B Prado likely to miss opener with hamstring injury

Miami Marlins third baseman Martin Prado is expected to miss the start of the regular season after straining his right hamstring at the World Baseball Classic. Marlins manager Don Mattingly already has ruled out Prado playing in any exhibition games. ''Obviously it's never good, but I'm encouraged it's a Grade 1,'' Mattingly said Sunday at the Marlins' camp in Jupiter, Florida...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins 3B Martin Prado likely to miss start of season with hamstring strain

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) -- Miami Marlins third baseman Martin Prado is expected to miss the start of the regular season after straining his right hamstring at the World Baseball Classic. Marlins manager Don Mattingly already has ruled out Prado playing in any exhibition games. "Obviously it's never good, but I'm encouraged it's a Grade 1," Mattingly said. "From there we just kind of wait...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins 3B Prado expected to miss opener with bad hamstring

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) Miami Marlins third baseman Martin Prado is expected to miss the start of the regular season after straining his right hamstring at the World Baseball Classic. Marlins manager Don Mattingly already has ruled out Prado playing in any exhibition games. Playing for Team Venezuela, Prado injured his hamstring running out a ground ball in the sixth inning of Wednesday...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Giancarlo Stanton just hit a freakin’ ROCKET go-ahead homer for the USA

Giancarlo Stanton is the most powerful hitter alive, and the Miami Marlins’ outfielder showed off his talents Saturday night in Team USA’s must-win World Baseball Classic game against the Dominican Republic. With the game tied 2-2 in the the top of the fourth, Ervin Santana tried to sneak a fastball by Stanton on the inner half, and that was a bad idea. Stanton annihilated the...
Via The Comeback
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Fernandez found responsible for fatal boating accident

Former Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez was intoxicated and speeding when he and two others died in a boating accident last September, according to a report issued by police.As David Ovalle of the Miami Herald reported, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission said Thursday that Fernandez would have likely been charged with manslaughter and faced other charges had he lived. Investigators...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins updates at the World Baseball Classic

The World Baseball Classic is back, and that has turned a month of expedition games into one of serious international competition for selected players. The Miami Marlins have six players representing three countries, and all of those players got the luxury of playing in their home park for the first round. Here is a recap of each country with Marlins players. United States Three...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Christian Yelich, 2017 Fantasy Schmohawk

Well, I didn't expect to write this post.  I thought I was overrating Christian Yelich when I ranked the top 20 outfielders.  Never in my wildest dreams did I expect others to be so much more excited about him.  By the way, my wildest dreams include Giancarlo, marmalade and a goat wearing pants.  In my dream journal, I call that dream, "Ecstasy:  My Bleating Heart."  A schmohawk...
Via Razzball
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeffrey Loria reportedly expected to sell Marlins this year

Jeffrey Loria’s handshake agreement to sell the Miami Marlins apparently fell through, though that will not impede the owner’s attempt to sell his team.The Miami Herald’s Barry Jackson reports that Loria is expected to sell the Marlins this year, barring a change of heart.Jackson says Loria is in active talks with four groups of potential buyers and has had talks with two others...
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Jose Abreu ate fake passport on way to United States

In front of a federal grand jury in Miami on Wednesday, White Sox slugger Jose Abreu said he once ate a fake passport while flying to the US to cover up his illegal travel. This comes as part of an investigation into a smuggling operation that brought Cuban baseball players to the country.On an Air France flight from Haiti to Miami, Abreu testified that he had ordered a beer and...
Via The Comeback
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Girlfriend of the late Jose Fernandez has baby daughter

The girlfriend of late Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez had a baby girl on Friday evening.Few details are known, but according to Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald, Maria Arias delivered the child she had with Fernandez, a baby girl named Penelope. Fernandez himself picked the name back in August when he learned that he was going to be having a girl.No information on height or weight...
Via Larry Brown Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

After outfield collision, Ichiro pranks teammate and claims he’s been cut

Ichiro Suzuki has been a pinnacle of health during his career in Major League Baseball, logging at least 700 plate appearances in 10 of his first 11 seasons in the majors before transitioning into more of a part-time role. Now entering his third season with the Miami Marlins, Suzuki has seemingly embraced his role as a fourth outfielder and veteran mentor.During a Spring Training...
Via The Comeback
29 days ago  |  Discuss

The Marlins Have (Almost) Never Been Able to Frame

Over the course of their admittedly limited franchise history, the Marlins have had a catcher win a Gold Glove Award three times. The first winner was Charles Johnson in 1995, a season in which, according to Baseball Prospectus, he was one of the less-valuable defensive catchers in the game. Johnson then won again in 1996, and BP ranks his defensive value 96th out of 100 that year...
Via Fangraphs
February 20, 2017  |  Discuss
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