Miami Marlins weaken bullpen by adding David Phelps to starting rotation

Miami’s bullpen is losing a top arm. The inconsistency of the back-end of Miami’s bullpen was clear in Wednesday’s 5-4 loss to the Cubs. Fernando Rodney, acquired in June to bolster the Marlins’ bullpen, has been unable to do so consistently. Since joining the Marlins, Rodney has posted an ERA well over four. On Wednesday, he allowed a run in the eighth inning. It could...
Via Fish Stripes
14 hours ago

Inbox: What roster adjustments will be made?

How do the Marlins best manage this Dee Gordon /Derek Dietrich playing time situation? -- @JarrahVW.
15 hours ago

Marlins in desperate need of fifth starter

Now what? The Marlins had apparently made the move to solidify their starting rotation. A trade with San Diego was supposed to have brought Andrew Cashner and Colin Rea to South Florida and become the final piece to the puzzle as the Marlins battled to make the playoffs for the first time since the 2003 World […] The post Marlins in desperate need of fifth starter appeared first...
Via Today's Knuckleball
15 hours ago

Pleskoff: An interview with Don Mattingly

The Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) recently held their annual convention in Miami, Florida. Part of the convention agenda was a session of interviews with four high-profile baseball personalities from the present and the past. Previous subjects in this series were Barry Bonds, Tony Perez and Andre Dawson. The interview subject today? The thoughts […] The post Pleskoff...
Via Today's Knuckleball
18 hours ago

Ichiro on hunt for 3,000 as Phelps makes 1st start

The countdown to 3,000 for Ichiro Suzuki moves on to Colorado on Friday night. But exactly when the 42-year-old, who remains two hits away from becoming the 30th player in MLB history to reach the milestone, will get into the lineup remains unclear. What is known is the Marlins have moved David Phelps from the bullpen to the rotation, and the right-hander gets the nod in the series...
1 day ago

Derek Jeter explains what makes Ichiro a 'once in a lifetime' talent

With Ichiro Suzuki on the cusp of becoming the 30th member of baseball’s 3,000-hit club, Derek Jeter took the opportunity to praise him for a Hall of Fame career.Writing on The Players’ Tribune, Jeter chronicled his relationship with Ichiro through the years, beginning way back with their first chat at second base when the Japanese-born star knew basically no English. Although...
Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Recovering Bour expected back for Rox series

The Marlins anticipate adding a power bat for their weekend series against the Rockies on Friday at Coors Field. First baseman Justin Bour, who has been on the disabled list since July 6 with a right ankle sprain, is hoping to be reinstated before the set.
1 day ago

David Phelps will join Miami Marlins starting rotation

The veteran right hander will start against the Rockies on Friday The acquisition of starters Andrew Cashner and Colin Rea from San Diego late last week brought some bulk and depth to a Marlins starting rotation that desperately needed it. Cashner slid right into being arguably the second, if not third, best arm in the rotation and Rhea gave the Marlins depth in the back end to fill...
Via Fish Stripes
1 day ago

The Marlins and Padres made the strangest 'trade' on deadline day

The Miami Marlins and San Diego Padres made a deal before the MLB trade deadline struck on Monday that probably won't be talked about much, but it was definitely the strangest deal of the day.Miami shipped a player back to San Diego only three days after originally  trading for him. Here's what happened:Last Friday, the teams made a seven-player deal. The Marlins got pitchers Andrew...
Via FOX Sports
3 days ago

Marlins RHP Rea goes on disabled list with sprained elbow

MIAMI (AP) Miami Marlins right-hander Colin Rea has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right elbow sprain after his debut with the team was curtailed by the injury. The move was made Sunday, when Miami recalled right-hander Nefi Ogando from Triple-A New Orleans. Rea pitched 3 1/3 scoreless innings and allowed one hit against the St. Louis Cardinals before he left Saturday...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Rea injured in Miami debut, Marlins win 11-0

MIAMI (AP) The Miami Marlins' big win might have come with a price. Newly acquired Colin Rea left early with an elbow injury in his Miami debut in the Marlins' 11-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday night. ''We obviously needed the win, but it's not at that cost,'' Marlins reliever David Phelps said. ''Hopefully, it's nothing, but you never like to see a starter...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Two-Start Pitchers, Week 18: Cashing in on Cashner Breaks Miami’s Bank

Yes, this is a two-start article, but we're going let this edition serve as a reminder of a few things for the rest of the fantasy season as Andrew Casner was recently the star of a trade between the Marlins and Padres. As a result, let us remember: Andrew Cashner's not good. Leaving Petco Park to pitch is not good. (Even with improvements to the Park Factor, it's still a net...
Via Razzball
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Marlins agree to deal to acquire Andrew Cashner

The Marlins and Padres have agreed to a trade that will send right-handed starting pitcher Andrew Cashner to Miami. The news was first reported by ESPN’s Buster Olney. San Diego already traded starting pitcher Drew Pomeranz to the Boston Red Sox earlier this month, and the team is clearly committed to being sellers heading into the Aug. 1 trade deadline. The Padres also traded...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Dee Gordon apologizes to Marlins fans as he returns from his PED ban

Dee Gordon played a total of 21 games for the Miami Marlins this season before getting hit with an 80-game suspension for performance enhancing drugs. The ban was a shocker given Gordon’s small stature and lack of power, but it was one that seriously hurt the Marlins, who are just four games back of the first-place Nationals in the NL East.On Thursday night, he returns from the...
Via FOX Sports
7 days ago

Miami Marlins unveil logo for 2017 MLB All-Star Game

With the MLB All-Star Game heading to South Florida next season, the Miami Marlins amped up the anticipation on Wednesday by officially unveiling the 2017 Midseason Classic’s official logo. We proudly present: the 2017 @MLB @AllStarGame logo!#ASGMiami | — Miami Marlins (@Marlins) July 27, 2016 Interestingly, the logo...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Marlins interested in Wade Miley

The Miami Marlins are apparently trying to say “Miley, what’s good?” According to a report by Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald on Monday, the Marlins are interested in Mariners left-hander Wade Miley, a pitcher whom they have been interested in before. Here's another name to add to list of starters being considered by the #Marlins: Wade Miley. They've had interest in him...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins Trade Rumors: Andrew Cashner edition

The Miami Marlins are right in the thick of things in the National League playoff race. They are 53-45 but that still leaves them 4.5 games back from the Washington Nationals in the NL East. The clear weakness of the team is the starting pitching. With news of Wei-Yin Chen hitting the disabled list, this only deepens the need for pitching. Obviously they don’t need an ace, that...
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins trade rumors: pitching edition

The Miami Marlins have been one of the most surprising stories in baseball this year. They have always had the potential to be great and are finally starting to live up to their expectations. With the chance to break their postseason drought, Miami will look to be buyers before the MLB trade deadline passes. They have already acquired reliever Fernando Rodney and the organization...
11 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Dontrelle Willis' great reaction to Giancarlo Stanton home run

During Saturday’s game between the Marlins and Mets, Giancarlo Stanton launched a monster home run that hit the scoreboard in left field at Marlins Park. Perhaps just as enjoyable as Stanton’s blast was the reaction by a former member of the Marlins. Dontrelle Willis was on hand for the game as it was his bobblehead night at the stadium. While there for the festivities, Willis...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

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