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Jhonatan Solano, brother of Donovan, among Marlins' non-roster invitees

The Marlins announced eight non-roster invitees, including catcher Jhonatan Solano, the older brother of Miami infielder Donovan Solano, on Tuesday afternoon. Left-handers Chris Narveson and Pat Urckfitz, right-handers Ryan Reid and Ryan Chaffee, shortstop Reid Brignac as well as outfielders Cole Gillespie and Kenny Wilson also signed minor-league deals with the organization. In...
Via Fox Sports Florida
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Marlins catcher Rob Brantly claimed off waivers by White Sox

Rob Brantly, the Miami Marlins' 2013 Opening Day catcher, was claimed off waivers by the Chicago White Sox on Monday afternoon. Brantly, acquired in the 2012 trade with the Detroit Tigers that included Anibal Sanchez and Omar Infante, spent all of 2014 in Triple-A New Orleans where he hit .255 with 15 doubles, two triples, four homers and 37 RBI in 101 games. Upon his arrival in...
Via Fox Sports Florida
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Marlins seek multiyear deals with several players

MIAMI (AP) The Miami Marlins' top baseball executive says it's too early to tell whether the team will be able to reach agreements with several of their young players who have been offered long-term contracts. The offers came after the Marlins sealed a record $325 million, 13-year deal with slugger Giancarlo Stanton last month. The Marlins seek more modest multiyear agreements with...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 ZiPS Projections – Miami Marlins

After having typically appeared in the very hallowed pages of Baseball Think Factory, Dan Szymborski’s ZiPS projections have been released at FanGraphs the past couple 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. Batters At five-plus wins Giancarlo […]
Via Fangraphs
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Beckham and Miami on track for MLS franchise project

David Beckham’s business group has maintained his plan to secure a Major League Soccer (MLS) team for Miami will happen adding they hope to have “positive and exciting news” soon, while the former England captain and British business partner Simon Fuller have signed a “groundbreaking” joint venture with Global Brands Group. The Miami Beckham United group needs to secure...
Via 90Soccer
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Marlins offer to Jose Fernandez needs an upgrade

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Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Recap of MLB off-season moves 11/17 – 11/30 (National League)

NL East   Miami Marlins: The Marlins extended OF Giancarlo Stanton to a record 13-year, $325 million deal. The move keeps the star outfielder in Miami long term. While there is an opt out option for him after his sixth year, the move assures the fans that this team wants to compete for a long time. The Marlins acquired RP Aaron Crow from the Royals for LHP Brian Flynn and RP Reid...
Via Total Sports Live
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins Rumors: Miami in contact with Jake Peavy

The Miami Marlins have been in the rumor mill a lot this offseason. They clearly need to sign a bat to go with slugger Giancarlo Stanton, but they are also in the market to sign a veteran starting pitcher to add to their very young staff. One potential player to fill that role is Jake Peavy. #458010232 / gettyimages.com Jerry Crasnick of ESPN has reported that the Marlins are...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins Make 6-Year Offer To Jose Fernandez

The Miami Marlins have made a 6-year, $40-million offer to ace Jose Fernandez, according to a report by Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. The Marlins gave star RF Giancarlo Stanton a 13-year, $325 million dollar extension last week, and it would seem that the Marlins and owner Jeffery Loria believe they can win now, and want to lock up their young core for the future. The 22-year old right...
Via Baseball Essential
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Marlins are attempting to lock up the rest of their core

Since signing Giancarlo Stanton to the most expensive contract in sports last month, it’s been quiet around the Miami Marlins – their lone move was the acquisition of reliever Aaron Crow from the Kansas City Royals. But that silence isn’t because of a lack of trying – according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the club is trying to lock up several members of its young core alongside...
Via The Outside Corner
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins add Brandon Moss, Allen Craig to 1B targets

The Miami Marlins are continuing to add to their list of potential first baseman for the upcoming season. Earlier, Max Wildstein wrote about how the Marlins have interest in Atlanta Braves catcher/outfielder Evan Gattis, as well as Baltimore Orioles slugging-first baseman Chris Davis. However, Miami now is looking into the possibility of acquiring Oakland Athletics 1B/OF Brandon...
Via Baseball Essential
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins Rumors: Marlins have interest in Allen Craig

The Miami Marlins have been linked to almost every free agent first baseman on the the market in their quest to find a bat to protect Giancarlo Stanton in the lineup. The latest rumor, from Clark Spencer is that they have shown interest in acquiring Allen Craig from the Boston Red Sox.Johnmaxmena2 Wiki CommonsAdd Allen Craig to the list of first basemen the #marlins are looking...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Where do the Marlins Go from Here?

Giancarlo Stanton broke the bank with his 13-year, $325 million contract with the Miami Marlins. That’s great for him, but what does this mean for the Fish moving forward? Is team owner Jeff Loria going to have any money left to build a championship contender around him? It’s nice that Loria finally decided to open up the purse strings after having the second-lowest opening...
Via The Sports Post
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins Rumors: Marlins looking to trade to upgrade at first base

After inking Giancarlo Stanton to the biggest contract in sports history, the Miami Marlins now have a focus to put bats around him to help him to be even more successful.  They lost out on Adam LaRoche to play first, but Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald is reporting that they may look for an upgrade at the position via trade. #454537042 / gettyimages.com Two players that...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins position analysis: Relief pitchers

No group of Miami Marlins evolved more over the course of the season than the bullpen. Through the first two months of the 2014 schedule, relievers let leads slip away in the middle innings before closer Steve Cishek could nail down the win. By the All-Star Game, the staff was 19-19 with a 3.75 ERA. Of 37 save opportunities, it blew 15 of them. The Carlos Marmol experiment failed...
Via Fox Sports Florida
14 days ago  |  Discuss

“Marlins Man” is Getting Charitable

In an effort to extend his fifteen minutes of fame (and raise some money for charity in the process), Laurence “Marlins Man” Leavy is putting some of his signature duds on the auction block. That’s right, the Florida lawyer who made headlines in October after appearing behind homeplate during all seven games of the World Series is unloading some of his eye catching orange...
Via Hall of Very Good
18 days ago  |  Discuss

10 facts about Giancarlo Stanton's reported new deal

It really is hard to comprehend the amount of money Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton will earn during the span of his reported 13-year, $325 million extension. We know the numbers, but they are so high compared to the average human that’s it’s extremely difficult to pinpoint just how much cash that is. On that note, we decided to give you 10 stunning facts about...
Via Sportsnaut
23 days ago  |  Discuss

The Wind Up: Marlins Lock in Their Big Fish

One may think a series of baseball in Japan pitting MLB players against the best Japanese baseball has to offer would make the majority of us re-think about the whole “World Champions” title, because the reality is we only play against ourselves. Whoever is thinking that would likely be wrong, unfortunately. In more sensible news, Clayton Kershaw and Mike Trout got what they...
Via The Sports Post
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Sunday Notes: More from the GM Meetings

Two things stood out when I talked to Miami Marlins president Michael Hill in Phoenix this week. One was the importance of character when building a roster. The other was seemingly contradictory and had to do with the team’s home ballpark. Hill brought up character after first citing track records, scouts evaluations, and statistical data. […]
Via Fangraphs
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins Injury Update: Enrique Hernandez suffers abdominal strain in winter ball

Miami Marlins utility man Enrique Hernandez is expected to miss the remainder of the Winter League season due to a lower-abdominal strain, reports Joe Frisaro of MLB.com: #458008142 / gettyimages.com Hernandez felt discomfort during a workout Tuesday in Puerto Rico. He's been advised to rest the injury and will be evaluated next week in Miami, when the team will have...
Via Sports Injury Alert
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins president on Stanton: We 'have to have him signed'

Stop us if you’ve heard this before: The Miami Marlins are not interested in trading Giancarlo Stanton. It’s been a similar refrain since the beginning of the offseason for the Marlins in regards to their star outfielder. Yet that hasn’t stopped a number of teams — including the Boston Red Sox — from inquiring multiple times about Stanton’s availability. So when Marlins...
Via NESN.com
28 days ago  |  Discuss
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