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Mike Dunn, Marlins Avoid Arbitration

Photo Credit: USA Today Sports Images Just three days after the Miami Marlins came out on top in the Mat Latos arbitration case, it appears that fellow pitcher Mike Dunn did not want to fall to the same fate. The Marlins and the veteran left handed reliever have agreed to terms on a two year deal worth $5,800,000 this evening, with a possibility at making an extra $100,000 in...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Marlins reliever Dunn agrees to $5.8 million, 2-year deal

MIAMI (AP) Left-hander Mike Dunn has agreed to a $5.8 million, two-year contract with the Miami Marlins and will avoid arbitration. Dunn's sports agency tweeted an announcement of the deal Sunday, and the Marlins confirmed an agreement. Dunn went 10-6 with a 3.16 ERA in 57 innings for Miami last year, all in relief. This season will be his fifth with the Marlins, and he has a career ERA of 3.36.
Via AP on Fox
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Marlins, Mike Dunn agree to 2-year deal to avoid arbitration

The Miami Marlins and reliever Mike Dunn agreed to a two-year deal Sunday to avoid arbitration. Dunn, who went 10-6 with a 3.16 ERA and 22 holds in 75 appearances (matching his career high) in 2014, is the lone returning left-handed arm in the bullpen after the Marlins dealt Dan Jennings to the Chicago White Sox. Over six seasons, he is 20-19 with a 3.36 ERA in 311 games. Dunn, who...
Via Fox Sports Florida
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Marlins GM says pitcher Jose Fernandez could return in June or July

Miami Marlins ace Jose Fernandez could make his 2015 debut sometime in June or July, according to general manager Dan Jennings. In an interview with MLB Network Radio on Sunday, Jennings said the 2013 National League Cy Young finalist and NL Rookie of the Year has a timetable between June 15 and July 15. The Marlins host the New York Yankees June 15-16. July 15 is during the All...
Via Fox Sports Florida
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

New presidential budget could mean trouble for stadium deals

The U.S. Government has been pretty active the last couple days in its relationship with Major League Baseball. Shortly after announcing that top Cuban prospect Yoan Mancada was available to be signed by any Major League team, a story flew under the radar in regards to President Barack Obama’s budget proposal on Monday. Among the numerous parts of the substantial proposal was...
Via The Outside Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball Team Preview: Miami Marlins

When the Marlins win 90 games, they win the World Series. They won 92 games in 1997 and 91 games in 2003. They haven’t won more than 87 games in any other season. It seems as though they are making a push for 2015. First, they signed their NL MVP runner-up, Giancarlo Stanton, to a 13-year, $325 million extension. Then they traded for Mat Latos, Dee Gordon, and Martin Prado. Add...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins closer Steve Cishek primed for spring training to arrive

Six days a week, Miami Marlins closer Steve Cishek visits Cressey Sports Performance in Jupiter, Florida, for his offseason workout routine. Mondays and Thursdays: Legs. Tuesdays and Fridays: Upper body. Wednesdays and Saturdays: Movement. Just last week, Cishek threw two bullpen sessions for the first time since the season ended in late September. Although pitchers and catchers...
Via Fox Sports Florida
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins Top 20 Prospects 2015

The calendar has flipped and spring training is fast approaching once again, meaning it is time for the baseball world to go crazy over prospect rankings for the forthcoming season. Based primarily on stats and potential, below is our list of the Miami Marlins’ top 20 prospects for 2015. 1. Tyler Kolek RHP: Drafted 2nd overall in 2014, Tyler Kolek has arguably the best stuff...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins vs. Mat Latos 1st arbitration case of year to reach hearing

  Pitcher Mat Latos and the Miami Marlins have argued their cases in Major League Baseball's first salary arbitration hearing this year. The 27-year-old right-hander asked a three-person panel Wednesday for a raise from $7.25 million to $10.4 million, and the Marlins argued he should be paid $9.4 million. A decision by Margaret Brogan, Phillip LaPorte and Steven Wolf is likely Thursday...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Arquimedes Caminero

ARQUIMEDES CAMINERO RIGHT HANDED PITCHER   Born: June 16, 1987Height: 6’4″Weight: 250Bats: RightThrows: RightSigned: Int’l free agent, 2005 (Marlins)How Acquired: Trade from Marlins (for cash)Country: Dominican RepublicAgent: Kinzer Management Group WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES Volstad ranked high on prospect lists for his first several years in the minors...
Via Pirates Prospects
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates Acquire RHP Arquimedes Caminero From the Marlins

The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired right-handed pitcher Arquimedes Caminero from the Miami Marlins in exchange for cash considerations, the team has announced. They previously had an open spot on the 40-man roster, so no corresponding move needs to be made. Caminero was recently designated for assignment by the Marlins on January 28th, and it’s interesting that the Pirates were...
Via Pirates Prospects
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins Man (Kinda) Gets His Own Baseball Card

In January, Topps revealed that they were putting out a subset showcasing famous (and infamous) ceremonial first pitches from the 2014 season. Now they’ve seemingly added another subset for collectors to search for…cards featuring “Marlins Man”. Sure, saying “Marlins Man” (real name Laurence Leavy) has his own card is almost like suggesting the dude next to him does...
Via Hall of Very Good
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Two-Year Deal In The Cards For James Shields, Marlins?

The Miami Marlins may be thinking about adding a big piece to their rotation. James Shields, the best pitcher available on the open market, could be Miami bound if the Marlins come up with an offer good enough to entice the big game pitcher to head to south beach. According to MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro, a two-year deal makes sense for the club. The speculated offer would be for two...
Via Baseball Essential
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Link Between MLB Teams and Specific Countries

At the Cincinnati Enquirer, C. Trent Rosencrans notes that, after Ichiro Suzuki plays his first game in a Miami Marlins uniform, the Reds will be the only of the 30 MLB teams to never employ a player born in Japan at the major-league level. (Tip of the hat to MLBTradeRumors.) Here is a quote that […]
Via Fangraphs
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Cishek on Steve Cishek: The Making of a Marlin

Steve Cishek learned to throw a slider in 2009. Three years later, the side-winding Miami Marlins righty learned how to throw it more effectively against left-handed hitters. He has since emerged as one of the best closers in baseball. Cishek – as Eno Sarris wrote in December – has a reverse platoon split, despite an […]
Via Fangraphs
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #99: Christian Yelich | OF | MIA

Yelich is one of the youngest players in the major leagues at just 23, but since the Marlins drafted him in the first round of the 2010 Amateur Draft he’s done nothing but impress. Even during his first taste of the major leagues in 2013 he put that pretty left-handed swing to work and exceeded expectations. Over just 62 games, he posted a .288 batting average, 34 R, 4 HR, 16...
Via Baseball Professor
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Ichiro Suzuki, Miami Marlins Agree To One-Year, $2M Contract

MIAMI — Ichiro Suzuki has decided to play for the Miami Marlins. Suzuki and the team have agreed to a $2 million, one-year contract, pending a physical, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Friday because the contract with the 41-year-old outfielder has not been finalized. The contract...
Via NESN.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins Pitcher Jose Fernandez Could Be Back in June

For those of you who have a countdown clock for when you believe Miami Marlins’ starting pitcher Jose Fernandez will be back on the bump, you may want to extend that countdown. Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria says he expects Fernandez (who is coming off Tommy John surgery) to return sometime after June 1. “Once we get him on the mound, we’ll get a little more clarity,” says...
Via Sportsnaut
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins reportedly intensify interest in Ichiro Suzuki

The Miami Marlins are looking for outfield depth and reportedly have intensified their interest in Ichiro Suzuki. ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick reported the news on Saturday and believes Suzuki could be a good fit for the Marlins because of his experience and speed. Ichiro just turned 41 and needs 156 hits to reach 3,000 for his...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Dan Haren will report to Marlins Spring Training

The Dan Haren/Marlins saga has been rolling on for about a month now. If you’re not familiar with the situation, here’s a brief recap – the Dodgers traded Haren to the Marlins in the Dee Gordon trade, Haren has said he won’t play for a team that isn’t on the west coast, and wants a trade away from the Marlins. But even with all of the issues involving Haren and the Marlins...
Via The Outside Corner
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Martin Prado to the Rescue! The Miami Marlins’ most underrated move

In one of the most underrated moves of the offseason, the Miami Marlins have acquired Martin Padro from the New York Yankees in exchange for Nathan Eavoldi (and others). While Nathan Eavoldi has a large amount of potential to this his arsenal of pitches and his velocity, his underlying statistics leave a lot to be desired. Acquiring a player like Martin Padro for a likely number...
Via isportsweb.com
29 days ago  |  Discuss

The Top-Five Marlins Prospects by Projected WAR

Earlier today, Kiley McDaniel published his consummately researched and demonstrably authoritative prospect list for the Miami Marlins. What follows is a different exercise than that, one much smaller in scope and designed to identify not Miami’s top overall prospects but rather the rookie-eligible players in the Marlins system who are most ready to produce wins […]
Via Fangraphs
January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Could the Miami Marlins have the best outfield in baseball?

It hasn’t exactly been quiet, but the Miami Marlins have managed to upgrade their roster substantially towards contending in 2015. In a National League East that is expected to be run by the Washington Nationals in the upcoming season, the Marlins seem to be the team that has the best chance of standing in their way in doing so. A primary reason that they find themselves in such...
Via The Outside Corner
January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

The reshaping of the Miami Marlins

The offseason for baseball is unlike any other in sports. Yeah, basketball had LeBron going back to Cleveland to play for the Cavs, but the constant wheeling and dealing of..... The post Baseball Takes Its Talents To South Beach: Reshaping The Miami Marlins appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Confusing: Marlins GM Dan Jennings trades P Dan Jennings

The Miami Marlins made a splash on the final day of Major League Baseball’s winter meetings when they traded away the team’s general manager. At least, that’s what it looked like on paper. On Thursday, Marlins general manager Dan Jennings traded 27-year-old lefty Dan Jennings to the Chicago White Sox in a move that had even some within the Marlins organization scratching...
Via NESN.com
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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