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“Marlins Man” is Getting Charitable

In an effort to extend his fifteen minutes of fame (and raise some money for charity in the process), Laurence “Marlins Man” Leavy is putting some of his signature duds on the auction block. That’s right, the Florida lawyer who made headlines in October after appearing behind homeplate during all seven games of the World Series is unloading some of his eye catching orange...
Via Hall of Very Good
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Giancarlo Stanton: Long-Term for the Long Haul

Somewhere, Mike Trout is smiling. Everyone who follows baseball knows by now that Giancarlo Stanton is a very, very rich man as he finalized a 13-year, $325 million deal earlier this week to remain with the Miami Marlins. He just turned 25 years old and is set for life, but what about the other end of it? And no, the other end in this instance is not the Miami Marlins organization...
Via The Sports Post
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Olbermann Calls Marlins Stanton Deal a Scam

Keith Olbermann is calling shenanigans on the $325-million deal the Marlins signed Giancarlo Stanton to just days ago. The outspoken TV personality was highly critical of the Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria and how they signed a handful of players to $312-million in salary in 2012 headlined by Jose Reyes before shipping them out in a fire sale shortly thereafter. Olbermann put focus...
Via BlackSportsOnline
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Marlins Rumors: Miami could pursue Jason Hammel and Justin Masterson

Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports that the Miami Marlins are expressing interest in many starting pitchers on the free agent market this winter. The team has the ability to do so even after signing Giancarlo Stanton to a 13 year, $325 million deal. Stanton took a pay cut in the first two seasons so that the Marlins can go out and do something to build a contending team around...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins add Justin Nicolino, other prospects to 40-man roster

The Miami Marlins added five minor leaguers, including top prospect Justin Nicolino, to their 40-man roster Thursday afternoon. Nicolino, the organization's Pitcher of the Year, went 14-4 with a 2.85 ERA in 28 starts with Double-A Jacksonville in 2014. The left-hander, who turns 23 Saturday, led the Suns to the Southern League title. He was acquired in the 2012 blockbuster trade...
Via Fox Sports Florida
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins offer Adam LaRoche two years, $20 million

When Giancarlo Stanton signed his new megadeal, there were some questions on how the Marlins would surround him with talent and stay competitive. After all, they haven’t been known to spend big, and when they have, it’s been short-lived. But the fact that Stanton’s contract is so back-loaded may help Miami in the short-term, and it looks like we’re starting to get some clues...
Via The Outside Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins offer Adam LaRoche 2-year, $20-million contract

The Miami Marlins offered current free-agent Adam LaRoche a two-year deal worth $20-million deal, according to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald. THIS JUST IN: #Marlins offer free-agent Adam LaRoche 2-year, $20-million deal, according to @flasportsbuzz. #MLB — Evan Petzold (@EvanPetzold) November 20, 2014 LaRoche has been the Marlins top interest after they extended Giancarlo...
Via On-Base Talk
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Marlins might only pay Giancarlo Stanton $107 million

It’s taken awhile to get the full breakdown on Giancarlo Stanton’s mammoth new contract with the Marlins, but the numbers have finally been revealed by ESPN’s Jayson Stark. And as expected, they’re shocking, and the contract is severely backloaded. According to a major league source who had seen the terms, Stanton’s salaries over those first three seasons will be only ...
Via The Outside Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins announce 2015 spring training schedule

With an encouraging 2014 season and blockbuster contract building momentum for the organization, the Miami Marlins announced their upcoming spring training schedule. Pitchers and catchers will report on Feb. 20, 2015, with the first full-squad workout set for Feb. 24. The Marlins will play 19 games at Roger Dean Stadium and 30 overall. The exhibition slate opens March 2 against Florida...
Via Fox Sports Florida
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers get minor leaguer Kyle Jensen from Marlins

  The Dodgers have acquired minor league outfielder-first baseman Kyle Jensen from the Miami Marlins in exchange for a player to be named or cash. The deal was announced Monday night. Jensen spent last season with Triple-A New Orleans, hitting .260 with 27 homers and 92 RBI in 133 games. He was tied for fourth in the Pacific Coast League in homers, and his RBI total ranked second...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

10 facts about Giancarlo Stanton's reported new deal

It really is hard to comprehend the amount of money Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton will earn during the span of his reported 13-year, $325 million extension. We know the numbers, but they are so high compared to the average human that’s it’s extremely difficult to pinpoint just how much cash that is. On that note, we decided to give you 10 stunning facts about...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Wind Up: Marlins Lock in Their Big Fish

One may think a series of baseball in Japan pitting MLB players against the best Japanese baseball has to offer would make the majority of us re-think about the whole “World Champions” title, because the reality is we only play against ourselves. Whoever is thinking that would likely be wrong, unfortunately. In more sensible news, Clayton Kershaw and Mike Trout got what they...
Via The Sports Post
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Sunday Notes: More from the GM Meetings

Two things stood out when I talked to Miami Marlins president Michael Hill in Phoenix this week. One was the importance of character when building a roster. The other was seemingly contradictory and had to do with the team’s home ballpark. Hill brought up character after first citing track records, scouts evaluations, and statistical data. […]
Via Fangraphs
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Marlins, Giancarlo Stanton agree on 13-year, $325 million deal

            Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports The Miami Marlins and slugger Giancarlo Stanton have agreed to terms on a 13-year contract worth $325 million, according to Jon Heyman of there’s agreement on terms between stanton & marlins, at $325M, 13 yrs. just working on language. — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS...
Via Sports-Glory
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins Injury Update: Enrique Hernandez suffers abdominal strain in winter ball

Miami Marlins utility man Enrique Hernandez is expected to miss the remainder of the Winter League season due to a lower-abdominal strain, reports Joe Frisaro of #458008142 / Hernandez felt discomfort during a workout Tuesday in Puerto Rico. He's been advised to rest the injury and will be evaluated next week in Miami, when the team will have...
Via Sports Injury Alert
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Marlins, Stanton discussing record-breaking deal

            Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports The Miami Marlins and right fielder Giancarlo Stanton are discussing a contract that would be the biggest in all of professional sports. Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reports that the Marlins and Stanton are having talks on a deal that would span at least 10 years, and be worth at least $300 million. The massive...
Via Sports-Glory
9 days ago  |  Discuss

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