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MARLINS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Miami Marlins add Brandon Moss, Allen Craig to 1B targets

The Miami Marlins are continuing to add to their list of potential first baseman for the upcoming season. Earlier, Max Wildstein wrote about how the Marlins have interest in Atlanta Braves catcher/outfielder Evan Gattis, as well as Baltimore Orioles slugging-first baseman Chris Davis. However, Miami now is looking into the possibility of acquiring Oakland Athletics 1B/OF Brandon...
Via On-Base Talk
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Marlins Rumors: Marlins have interest in Allen Craig

The Miami Marlins have been linked to almost every free agent first baseman on the the market in their quest to find a bat to protect Giancarlo Stanton in the lineup. The latest rumor, from Clark Spencer is that they have shown interest in acquiring Allen Craig from the Boston Red Sox.Johnmaxmena2 Wiki CommonsAdd Allen Craig to the list of first basemen the #marlins are looking...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Where do the Marlins Go from Here?

Giancarlo Stanton broke the bank with his 13-year, $325 million contract with the Miami Marlins. That’s great for him, but what does this mean for the Fish moving forward? Is team owner Jeff Loria going to have any money left to build a championship contender around him? It’s nice that Loria finally decided to open up the purse strings after having the second-lowest opening...
Via The Sports Post
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins Rumors: Marlins looking to trade to upgrade at first base

After inking Giancarlo Stanton to the biggest contract in sports history, the Miami Marlins now have a focus to put bats around him to help him to be even more successful.  They lost out on Adam LaRoche to play first, but Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald is reporting that they may look for an upgrade at the position via trade. #454537042 / gettyimages.com Two players that...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins Rumors: Miami talking with Detroit about David Price or Rick Porcello

The Miami Marlins have been in talks with the Tigers about a possible acquisition for either David Price or Rick Porcello, according to Jon Morosi with Fox Sports. While talks are not yet serious, that may not be the case the whole offseason. #453227182 / gettyimages.com Sources: Marlins have inquired to Tigers about availability of David Price or Rick Porcello. Talks are...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins position analysis: Relief pitchers

No group of Miami Marlins evolved more over the course of the season than the bullpen. Through the first two months of the 2014 schedule, relievers let leads slip away in the middle innings before closer Steve Cishek could nail down the win. By the All-Star Game, the staff was 19-19 with a 3.75 ERA. Of 37 save opportunities, it blew 15 of them. The Carlos Marmol experiment failed...
Via Fox Sports Florida
2 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Baseball: Disappointments — NL Starting Pitchers

Jose FernandezSource: Denis Poroy/Getty Images North America The senior circuit certainly had their fair share of disappointments on the hill. In most cases, we are talking about pitchers that got hurt and underperformed because of that. Injuries happen, but when players build a track record of good health and performance then it is easy to be disappointed. The fact is that pitchers...
Via The Fantasy Fix
2 days ago  |  Discuss

“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
6 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
7 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
8 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
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Marlins, Stanton agree to record-breaking $325M deal

Tweet According to a report from CBS Sports‘ Jon Heyman, the Miami Marlins and slugger Giancarlo Stanton have agreed to a record-breaking 13-year, $325-million extension — the largest contract in the history of professional sports. Heyman writes: Superstar outfielder Giancarlo Stanton and the Marlins now have a deal in place for a record $325 million over a record...
Via Los That Sports Blog
11 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
11 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
12 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
12 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 MLB.com: #458008142 / gettyimages.com 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
13 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
14 days ago  |  Discuss
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