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Miami Marlins Announce 2016 Coaching Staff

After firing manager Mike Redmond mid-season and watching the disaster that was general-manager-turned-manager Dan Jennings, the Miami Marlins decided on a more experienced skipper. They hired former Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly, who had been the front office’s first choice all along. The team interviewed a few other candidates, such as Larry Bowa, Manny […]
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Barry Bonds: ‘I’m a Hall of Fame baseball player’

Barry Bonds was formally introduced as the new Miami Marlins hitting coach on Friday, which meant he met with the media for the first time. Inevitably, his continued omission from the Hall of Fame was raised, and Bonds had an interesting take on things. Bonds on HOF chances: "I'm a Hall of Fame baseball player. That's all that matters to me. I'll leave the voting process up...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

MMO Free Agent Profile: Steve Cishek, RHP

Steve CishekBats: Right — Throws: RightPosition: Relief PitcherBorn: June 18th, 1986 (Age 29) After the Cardinals non-tendered Steve Cishek Wednesday night, it gave the Mets another option to consider for the bullpen. Right now, the only truly reliable arm behind Jeurys Familia is Addison Reed, leaving the Mets with a clear need to upgrade. Mets fans know what he is capable of...
Via Mets Merized Online
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Giancarlo Stanton supports Barry Bonds as Marlins hitting coach

If the Miami Marlins are serious about hiring Barry Bonds as a hitting coach, it’s good to know that their top player supports the move. Giancarlo Stanton joined TMZ Sports for an interview and was asked what he thought about his Marlins considering hiring Bonds. “It’s all about the bottom line. Controversies aside, the man was a genius,” Stanton said of Bonds. “For that...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: South Florida And Western Kentucky To Play In Miami Beach Bowl.

Miami Marlins Park. Image via CBSSports.com.It looks as though South Florida and Western Kentucky already has their bowl plans in place. The two teams have reportedly accepted bids for the Miami Beach Bowl.Brent McMurphy, citing sources, reported that the Bulls will accept an invitation to the second-annual Miami Beach Bowl, to be held on Dec. 21. in Miami, Fl. USF will play in Miami...
Via Shirts With Random Triangles
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Necessary Moves: Marcell Ozuna, Miami Marlins

Over the next 30 days, I’ll look at 30 players—one from each team—that I believe should be traded, but more along the lines of a “what if” scenario. Some will seem obvious, just as others will seem nonsensical. Some may also seem desperate, but it’s important to understand that this list is entirely subjective and made up solely of notable names. A player can be deemed...
Via The Sports Post
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Henderson Alvarez a good target for Phillies?

Surprisingly, 25-year-old right-handed starter Henderson Alvarez was non-tendered by the Miami Marlins. Shockingly, the Marlins were unable to find another team willing to part with a mid-level prospect to acquire the 2014 All-Star. To be fair to the Marlins, Alvarez is coming off significant shoulder surgery, and will not be ready until May 2016 at […]
Via Baseball Essential
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins minor leaguer suspended 60 games for positive test

NEW YORK (AP) Miami Marlins catcher Robert Llera has been suspended for 60 games under baseball's minor league drug program following a positive test for a metabolite of Stanozolol. The 22-year-old hit .250 this year in 14 games and 36 at-bats for the rookie-level Gulf Coast League Marlins. The suspension starts with the opening of next season. His suspension, announced Wednesday...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Yasiel Puig and Don Mattingly didn’t talk at all toward end

    It’s no secret that Yasiel Puig hasn’t exactly been Mr. Popular on the Los Angeles Dodgers. But the extent to which he has been a problem in the clubhouse is magnified by his relationship with Don Mattingly. According to a detail from ESPN’s Mark Saxon, Puig and Mattingly did not talk at all toward the end of the manager’s stay with the Dodgers. That apparently...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Miami Marlins Have Ten Decisions to Make by Wednesday

All Major League Baseball teams must make decisions on whether or not to tender contracts to their arbitration-eligible players by this Wednesday night at midnight. The Miami Marlins have ten decisions to make before then, some much more difficult than others. If the team tenders a player a contract, that means they retain control of […]
Via Baseball Essential
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins Looking to Add Barry Bonds

He’s baaaaaaaaaaack! Almost. Monday, Jon Heyman reported that the Miami Marlins were looking to add Barry Bonds as their new hitting coach. “Team higherups have quietly been discussing this possibility for weeks,” Heyman wrote. “Bonds, known as a brilliant tactician, has worked as a special spring instructor for the Giants on occasion. It isn’t known whether he’s willing...
Via Hall of Very Good
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Marlins considering Barry Bonds as hitting coach

The Miami Marlins might swing for the fences with their next hiring. Barry Bonds is under consideration to become a Marlins hitting coach, according to CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman. Team higher-ups reportedly have been discussing the possibility quietly for weeks. Frank Menechino, who spent the last two seasons as Miami’s hitting coach, is expected back, but the Fish reportedly would...
Via NESN.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Miami Marlins announcer let go because he was ‘too negative’

Miami Marlins announcer Tommy Hutton was recently fired after 19 years on the job, apparently because he was “too negative” on air for owner Jeffery Loria’s taste, per Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald. Jackson notes this as a particularly poor reason for firing one of the most respectable and well-liked announcers in MLB, writing “Hutton was critical when necessary and...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins, Dee Gordon working on multi-year deal

Dee Gordon and the Miami Marlins are discussing a contract extension. Kim Klement USA TODAY SportsAround this time of year, there are so many rumors, speculation and sources, it can be hard to keep up with.How about a player openly talking about a contract extension? That makes things easy, right?In an interview with MLB Network, Miami Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon said that...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

One Marcell Ozuna for Sale

People tend to make too much of leverage. If you’re looking to trade a player, and you announce a list of the player’s weaknesses, weaknesses no one else knew about yet, sure, that would be bad for negotiations. That also doesn’t happen. What does happen, sometimes, is that a team gets tired of a player, and expresses a willingness to trade him, and the negative opinion doesn’t...
Via Fangraphs
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Marlins getting 'a ton of interest' in Dee Gordon

The Marlins could be looking to deal Dee Gordon this offseason. Anthony Gruppuso USA TODAY SportsThe Miami Marlins are in a tough spot.Cheap, controllable assets are like gold in today's game and the Marlins have a few pieces that fit into that category -- Jose Fernandez, Marcell Ozuna, Dee Gordon, to name a few. Still, they're more than just a few pieces away from contending anytime...
Via Fox Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

“Marlins Man” is Getting Charitable…Again

This past season, Laurence Leavy (aka “Marlins Man”) attended 148 baseball games, including all five games of the 2015 World Series. And now, the Fort Lauderdale lawyer wants you to own the iconic jersey and visor he wore to those games (and a host of other cool things)…all in the name of charity. Among the other items up for auction: One ticket to the MLB Opening Night Game...
Via Hall of Very Good
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Marcell Ozuna seems to be as good as gone from the Marlins

The Miami Marlins remain a trainwreck. Expectations are that the club will trade talented 25-year old center fielder Marcell Ozuna this weekend…simply because owner Jeffrey Loria has a problem with him for whatever reason. Multiple teams have approached the #Marlins about Marcell Ozuna. They're being told Miami wants a young starter in return. — Jerry Crasnick (@jcrasnick...
Via The Outside Corner
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Jose Fernandez Getting On Marlins’ Nerves; Could Pitcher Be Traded?

It’s clear to see, just by watching an inning or two, what Jose Fernandez brings to the table. But could the Miami Marlins ace have major character issues? That sounds like it could be the case, according to a report from Andy Slater, a talk show host and on-air personality on 940 WINZ in Miami. He reported Wednesday that there are issues within the organization regarding Fernandez’s...
Via NESN.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Marlins won’t trade pitching ace Jose Fernandez

Several experts have said they wouldn’t be surprised if the Miami Marlins traded ace righty Jose Fernandez this offseason, but a report on Tuesday claims that isn’t in the cards. Joe Frisaro of MLB.com has been told by two “highly-places sources” that Miami won’t be dealing it’s 23-year-old stud. While it would make sense for the Marlins to get as much as they can for...
Via Rumors and Rants
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins To Trade Their Young Ace Jose Fernandez

According to Sirius XM radio host Craig Mish of Miami’s The Ticket, there is rowing sentiment around Baseball and internally with the Marlins that right-hander Jose Fernandez will be traded this offseason. This could be a reaction to Marlins president David Samson telling the Miami Herald last week that Jose Fernandez had rejected a multi-year contract offer. According to...
Via Mets Merized Online
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins president David Samson takes shots at Scott Boras

Marlins team president David Samson has put super agent Scott Boras on blast. The feud between the two heightened when the Marlins sent outfielder Marcell Ozuna, a client of Boras’, to the minors following a slump. When pressed about the topic on Wednesday, Boras told Craig Davis of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel the Marlins were sending a message “that there is a calculus...
Via The Outside Corner
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Marlins fire general manager Dan Jennings

The Miami Marlins have made a somewhat surprising move, as the Miami Herald is reporting they’ve fired general manager Dan Jennings. More details on Marlins' dismissal of general manager Dan Jennings, which hasn't yet been announced: https://t.co/AMaam7H9lI — Barry Jackson (@flasportsbuzz) October 29, 2015   The Marlins haven’t officially announced the move. Jennings...
Via The Outside Corner
October 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Urban Meyer has interesting response to QB questions

Every Thursday during the football season, Urban Meyer has a call-in radio show on Columbus’ 97.1 The Fan, an ESPN affiliate.  The Ohio State coach answers a couple questions from the show’s hosts before taking calls from Buckeye fans. This season, the majority of the fans’ calls have been regarding OSU’s quarterback situation. Why don’t you start J.T.? Did you promise...
Via College Spun
October 13, 2015  |  Discuss

A brief history of Ichiro wanting to pitch

The final day of the regular season saw the fulfillment of what was, for Ichiro, a career-long dream — he got to pitch in a game in the major leagues. Which is something that made Ichiro happy, and it made all the other players happy, and it made all the fans happy, and here we all are, delighted to no end that Ichiro got to stand on the rubber. Think about it hard enough and maybe...
Via Fangraphs
October 05, 2015  |  Discuss
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