Marlins' Stanton agrees to $6.5 million for 2014

Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton has avoided arbitration by agreeing to a $6.5 million, one-year contract The team also reached one-year agreements Friday with relievers Steve Cishek for $3.8 million and Mike Dunn for $1.4 million. Both had been eligible for arbitration. Stanton was arbitration-eligible for the first time. He made $537,000 last year and received a hefty...
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Valdespin Upset After Winter League Team Pinch-Hits For Him

  Miami Marlins infielder Jordany Valdespin has left his team in the Dominican Winter League after becoming infuriated when his manager pinch-hit for him in a playoff game this past weekend. The news was reported by ESPN Deportes’ Enrique Rojas. Valdespin hit only .167/.316/.612 in 108 regular season at bats for the Tigres del Licey with three home runs and was struggling...
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Miami Marlins Hot Stove: MLB News & Fantasy Baseball Analysis

  Miami Marlins Preview: 2014 Outlook and Offseason Moves Oh the Miami Marlins, what a unique yet confusing organization to follow. Yes, it’s true that not many teams can say they have won two World Series within a handful of years, but how many teams have suffered that much turmoil and uncertainty throughout their existence? [...]
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Jordany Valdespin continues to be a team-first player

Jordany Valdespin is not exactly the most user-friendly guy around. Last May he angered the Pirates by showboating after hitting a home run . . . with his team down 7-1. Last summer he threw a temper tantrum after learning he was being demoted to Triple-A Las Vegas. After going down to Vegas he helped start a benches-clearing brawl. Long before all of that he was said to be unpopular...
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New-look Marlins infield to present challenges at spring training

Marlins infield coach Perry Hill won't require nametags when he arrives in Jupiter, Fla. next month for the start of spring training. Hill does, however, expect it to take some time for Miami's infield additions to acclimate themselves to their teammates and organization. Over the offseason the Marlins upgraded their lineup with the signings of veterans Rafael Furcal, Garrett...
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Jordany Valdespin leaves winter ball team after being pinch-hit for

Miami Marlins infielder Jordany Valdespin has left his team in the Dominican Winter League after becoming infuriated when his manager pinch-hit for him in a playoff game this past weekend. The news was reported by ESPN Deportes’ Enrique Rojas. Valdespin hit only .167/.316/.612 in 108 regular season at bats for the Tigres del Licey with three home runs and was struggling offensively...
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Miami Marlins: Potential Marlins Hall of Fame inductees

Could Miguel Cabrera go to Cooperstown as a Marlin? (Marc Serota/Getty Images) A list of players who could make the Baseball Hall of Fame as a Marlin Last week, baseball’s newest class of Hall of Fame inductees was unveiled which included former starting pitchers Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine as well as former first baseman and designated hitter, Frank Thomas. To this point, there...
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Top 5 N.L. Pitchers in 2013: Jose Fernandez

2. Jose Fernandez, RHP, Miami Marlins In his first season in the big leagues, Miami rookie phenom Jose Fernandez has lived up to his original buildup as one of the outstanding pitching prospects in the game. To put into perspective the rookie season that Fernandez recorded, he was the first rookie to win at least a dozen games and post an ERA below 2.50 in a season with at least...

Giancarlo Stanton is the old man of the Marlins' outfield

Giancarlo Stanton has been one of the youngest players in baseball for so long that it seems surreal that he could be the old man of the Marlins' outfield this coming season. Heading into his age 24 season, Stanton looks to be joined by young guys, Marcell Ozuna and Christian Yelich, who both had a successful first taste of the Majors in 2013. Despite the youthful nature...
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Pitcher Slowey invited to Marlins' spring training

Right-hander Kevin Slowey is among 22 nonroster players to receive spring training invitations from the Miami Marlins. Slowey signed a minor league contract. He pitched in 22 games for the Marlins last year and went 3-6 with an ERA of 4.11. Other nonroster players receiving invitations included left-hander Andrew Heaney, a top prospect, and right-hander Jesus Sanchez, who has a...
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Marlins optimistic about free-agent additions

Much like holiday shoppers, the Miami Marlins made a list and checked it several times. Not too long after the organization's second 100-loss season, president of baseball operations Michael Hill, other members of the front office and coaching staff formulated a plan to improve the ballclub. It looked a lot like this: UPGRADE 1. Third baseman 2. Catcher 3. Speed 4. Offensive...
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Report: Marlins President David Samson to Compete on Next Season of ‘Survivor’

The Miami Marlins have finished in last place each of the last three seasons and haven’t made the postseason since their World Series run in 2003. But hey, baseball isn’t everything. Marlins team president David Samson will be one of 18 contestants on the next season of CBS’ hit reality game show Survivor, according to WPLG-TV in Florida. The season reportedly was filmed in...
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Miami Marlins president David Samson to appear on 'Survivor'

The circus that is the Miami Marlins is about to get a little crazier. Team president David Samson will be a cast member on the upcoming season of Survivor, which was filmed last summer in the Philippines. Season 28 of Survivor, entitled Cagayan, is scheduled to premiere in February. Samson is expected to be a part of the "brains" tribe as opposed to either the "beauty...
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Marlins re-sign pitcher Kevin Slowey

The Miami Marlins have re-signed pitcher Kevin Slowey to a minor league contract. Slowey, 29, appeared in 20 games making 14 starts for the Marlins in 2013. He finished with 92 innings pitched, a 4.11 ERA and a 1.35 WHIP before going down with a strained right forearm. If Slowey can prove to be healthy he has a good chance to returning to the Marlins rotation at some point in 2014...
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Marlins, ace pitcher Jose Fernandez make cameo on 'The Bachelor'

Confession: I watch The Bachelor. I don’t really talk about it that much because let’s face it, I’m not proud. But sometimes I want to treat myself to mindless trainwreck television and The Bachelor provides just that. But I am a sports fan first and foremost. For that reason, I didn’t watch Monday night’s The Bachelor season premiere live because it was opposite the BCS...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

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