MARLINS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Miami’s best first base platoon option is not on the roster, per ZiPS projections

Xavier Scruggs seemed to be an ideal option, until he signed with a Korean team. The Marlins’ best right-handed hitting option at first base isn’t currently on the roster, according to FanGraphs’ ZiPS projections. Xavier Scruggs, who received playing time with the Marlins last season but signed with a Korean team recently, would have been Miami’s best option if he were...
Via Fish Stripes
5 hours ago

2017 ZiPS Projections – Miami Marlins

After having typically appeared in the very famous pages of Baseball Think Factory, Dan Szymborski’s ZiPS projections have been released at FanGraphs the past few years. The exercise continues this offseason. Below are the projections for the Miami Marlins. Szymborski can be found at ESPN and on Twitter at @DSzymborski. Other Projections: Arizona / Atlanta / Boston / Chicago AL...
Via Fangraphs
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins morning news: Marlins to try Realmuto at first base

Will Don Mattingly allow J.T. Realmuto to drop his catcher's mask and don a first baseman's glove next season? Plus notes on A.J. Ramos, Tom Koehler, Ramon Cabrera, and more. Marlins News: The Marlins are reportedly considering experimenting with playing catcher J.T. Realmuto at first base next season, according to MLB.com's Marlins beat writer, Joe Frisaro. Realmuto has never...
Via Fish Stripes
18 hours ago

All-Time Top 100 Marlins: #48 Bryan Harvey

Bryan Harvey was the Marlins’ first ever closer. Throughout the 2016-17 offseason, Fish Stripes is counting down the top 100 Marlins of all-time. For comparison’s sake, we are using the Wins Above Replacement (WAR) metric as a measuring device. The top 100 WAR ratings are being featured. Today’s Marlin, Bryan Stanley Harvey, earned 4.0 while with the Marlins. Harvey, a right...
Via Fish Stripes
2 days ago

Marlins comes to terms with five of six arbitration-eligible players

MIAMI (AP) -- The Marlins have rewarded reliable All-Star closer A.J. Ramos with a $6.55 million contract as Miami reached agreement on one-year deals with five of its six arbitration-eligible players Friday.Ramos recorded 40 saves in 2016 and is expected to anchor a bullpen that could be the Marlins' strength. His new deal includes a $25,000 bonus for another All-Star selection...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins reportedly avoid arbitration with Ramos

The Marlins have avoided arbitration with closer A.J. Ramos, settling on a $6.55 million deal with the right-hander for 2017, according to a report from MLB Network insider Jon Heyman on Friday. The club has not confirmed the report.
Via Marlins.com
3 days ago

Fireballer Steckenrider eager for shot at bigs

When Spring Training begins on Feb. 14, hard-throwing reliever Drew Steckenrider will get his first taste of big league camp. The right-hander, ranked by MLBPipeline.com as the Marlins' 18th overall prospect, is trending toward reaching the Majors at some point in 2017.
Via Marlins.com
3 days ago

Anderson, Peters among Marlins' spring NRIs

Two of the Marlins' most highly regarded prospects will get a taste of big league camp when Spring Training opens on Feb. 14. On Thursday, Miami announced that left-hander Dillon Peters and third baseman Brian Anderson are among eight internal non-roster invitees to Spring Training.
Via Marlins.com
4 days ago

Breaking down the Miami Marlins offseason moves

The Miami Marlins baseball team has been an average team since the last time they won the World Series in 2003. They have posted winning records in four of their last thirteen years but have still proven to attract young talent and veterans from around the league. This coming offseason, the Miami Marlins have already made acquisitions that emulate recent playoff teams by building...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins: Which Edinson Volquez will they get?

The starting rotation for the Miami Marlins was on its way toward becoming dangerous, but it took a devastating hit in September when Jose Fernandez died from a boating accident. Replacing him is impossible, but the Marlins are doing their best to get what they can find. Their first major signing of the offseason was 33-year-old Dominican Edinson Volquez. At certain times, he looks...
Via isportsweb.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

2017 Minor League Preview: Miami Marlins

Many, many years ago the old west was littered with once horse towns. This made travel problematic. With one horse you were destined to stand in endless lines waiting to get where you were going. Then again what's the point of living in a one horse town? You might as well just walk to a town with multiple horses. Or maybe you could take the horse to a town with more horses and trade...
Via Razzball
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins add two bullpen arms

Word around baseball was that the Miami Marlins were in the hunt for a big name closer to solidify the back of their bullpen. Adding Kenley Jansen or Aroldis Chapman to an already strong bullpen would significantly take the burden of a starting rotation who projects to be sub-par this upcoming season. Unfortunately, Jansen and Chapman both declined better offers from Miami to sign...
Via isportsweb.com
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeffrey Loria reportedly willing to sell Marlins for $1.7 billion

Anyone with nearly $2 billion lying around can reportedly buy the Miami Marlins from owner Jeffrey Loria. “The latest buzz among sports bankers is that the Miami Marlins can be had for $1.7 billion,” a report from Mike Ozanian of Forbes said. Amazingly, $1.7 billion actually seems like a bargain for a few of MLB franchises. Prior to the 2016 season, a Forbes report valued...
Via Sportsnaut
December 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Locke, Ellis, McGowan finalize deals with Marlins

MIAMI (AP) Left-hander Jeff Locke has signed his $3,025,000, one-year deal with the Miami Marlins. The team also announced contracts with catcher A.J. Ellis and right-hander Dustin McGowan on Monday. The deals were reached last week at the winter meetings. Locke's deal includes performance bonuses ranging from $25,000 for making the All-Star Game to $100,000 for being chosen...
Via Associated Press
December 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Marlins may target Neftali Feliz

With the pool of available free agent relievers threatening to dry up quickly, the Miami Marlins may be forced to devise a creative backup plan. According to a report by Joe Frisaro of MLB.com on Thursday, the Marlins may target former All-Star closer Neftali Feliz as they await a decision from Kenley Jansen. As the #Marlins await decision from Jansen, Neftali Feliz is another...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Marlins have reportedly made ‘monster offer’ to Kenley Jansen

The Miami Marlins are desperate to sign a top-of-the-line closer, and that could wind up making Kenley Jansen a very rich man. Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports that the Marlins have made Jansen a “monster offer” that could rival the five-year, $86 million deal Aroldis Chapman got from the New York Yankees. Sources: The Marlins have made a monster offer for Kenley Jansen...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Moises Alou thought we’d stop talking about Steve Bartman by now

If you thought Steve Bartman’s name would disappear from the baseball world once the Chicago Cubs won the World Series, you were (sadly) straight-up wrong. And former Cubs outfielder Moises Alou is one of those people. Alou, the left fielder that Bartman made contact with on the foul ball at Wrigley Field in Game 6 of the 2003 NLCS, told the media on Monday how he was “very...
Via The Comeback
December 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins want a closer, but have bigger needs

The Miami Marlins are in the market for a closer this week at MLB’s Winter Meetings. This is a bit surprising, considering AJ Ramos has saved 72 games for the club over the last two years while striking out 160 hitters in 134 1/3 innings. It’s even more surprising when you hear that the Marlins are considering throwing stupid money at one of the top closers on the market. ...
Via The Comeback
December 05, 2016  |  Discuss
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