Barry Bonds writes a parting note to the Marlins after being let go

The Miami Marlins let Barry Bonds go after only one season as the team's hitting coach, presumably because the offense didn't improve much.In 2015, Miami ranked second-to-last in the MLB in runs scored and 26th in OPS. This year, those numbers improved only slightly, as the Marlins ranked 27th in runs scored and 25th in OPS.There were also reports that Bonds didn't completely mesh...
Via FOX Sports
56 minutes ago

Marlins 2016 season report card

A year ago, the season couldn’t end fast enough. The Miami Marlins wallowed 20 games below .500 and the season was over for them long before fall temperatures began to cool off. What a difference a year makes. Injuries, suspensions and screwy trades aside, the Marlins hung in the playoff picture until August. Manager Don Mattingly nearly pulled off a minor miracle, pushing all...
Via Today's Knuckleball
10 hours ago

Marlins Rumors: Rodney, Payroll, Dunn, Rotation

Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald has a host of Marlins info in his latest column, including notes on Fernando Rodney, the team’s search for rotation upgrades, the payroll and Martin Prado’s extension (notably, Jackson reports that Prado receives a $1MM bonus as part of his contract if he’s traded at any point over the life of the three-year, $40MM pact). The Marlins “have...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
1 day ago

Hitting coach Barry Bonds among those fired by Miami Marlins

MIAMI (AP) The Miami Marlins fired hitting coach Barry Bonds, third base coach Lenny Harris and bullpen coach Reid Cornelius on Wednesday. The team also announced it signed third baseman Martin Prado to a three-year extension and exercised their option on outfielder Ichiro Suzuki. Miami finished fourth in the majors in batting at .263 but fourth-lowest in runs at 655 and next-to...
Via Associated Press
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Prado, Marlins complete 3-year extension

The Marlins announced on Wednesday that third baseman Martin Prado has signed a three-year contract extension. Per team policy, the Marlins don't announce financial terms, but has confirmed that the package is for $40 million.
1 day ago

Ichiro will be back for another season with Marlins

Ichiro Suzuki says he hopes to play until he's 50, and from what he showed this season, the Marlins may someday give him that opportunity.
1 day ago

Ranking the best Marlins games of the season

The Marlins played plenty of great games this season, but which ones cracked the top six? With a 10-7 loss to the Nationals on Sunday, the 2016 season ended for the Miami Marlins. Missing the playoffs with a 79-82 record was a little disappointing, but the Marlins played some great games this season. I put together a top six list of Miami’s best wins on the season. 6. July 18...
Via Fish Stripes
2 days ago

Report: Barry Bonds out as Marlins hitting coach

The Barry Bonds hitting coach experiment in Miami is over after one season. According to Jon Heyman of Today’s Knuckleball, the Marlins are letting Bonds go after one season as hitting coach. According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, the decision was made by manager Don Mattingly. Craig Mish of SiriusXM indicated that there were problems with Bonds in the clubhouse, as...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Hurricanes paying tribute to Jose Fernandez with helmet sticker

The Miami Hurricanes are paying tribute to Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez by wearing stickers with his initials and jersey number on the backs of their helmets for Saturday’s game against Georgia Tech. This past Sunday, we lost a big piece of our community. Tomorrow, we honor his memory. #JDF16 — Canes Football (@CanesFootball) September...
Via The Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jose Fernandez jersey goes missing at candlelight vigil

The high school jersey of late Miami Marlins’ pitcher Jose Fernandez has gone missing. Fernandez’s alma mater — Tampa’s Braulio Alonso High School — held a candlelight vigil to honor Fernandez. At the event’s conclusion, the jersey was missing. “Hillsborough County Public Schools sent out a press release to media saying Fernandez’s jersey was hanging in the dugout...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins players surrounded Jose Fernandez’s hearse during its procession

It’s been three days since the world learned of the tragic death of Jose Fernandez, and the emotions are still raw for everyone involved, especially the Marlins themselves. Today, as Fernandez’s body was driven through Miami in a public procession and memorial, the team surrounded the hearse as it made its way through the streets of Miami. The entire @Marlins team surrounds...
Via The Comeback
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Maria Arias is Jose Fernandez’s pregnant girlfriend

Jose Fernandez was very close to becoming a father at the time he was killed last weekend. Maria Arias, a 24-year-old whom Fernandez met through his love for fishing, is expecting a baby in February. The Daily Mail spoke with several of Fernandez’s family members who confirmed the Miami Marlins pitcher starting dating Arias just weeks before she became pregnant in May. In a...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins players turned down boat invitation from Fernandez

As if the pain of losing a 24-year-old teammate isn’t enough, several Miami Marlins players are now haunted with one of the most crippling thoughts a person can have. That could have been us. In a chilling feature about the hours before Fernandez and two other men were killed in a boating accident, Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports notes that Fernandez asked several Marlins teammates...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins pay tribute to Jose Fernandez before and after Monday’s game

The Miami Marlins lost one of their brightest stars when pitcher Jose Fernandez was tragically killed in a boating accident on Sunday. Monday, they gave him a stirring tribute. Miami hosted the New York Mets at Marlins Park and both teams came out to stand along the baselines before the game for a moment of silence. Every Marlins player was wearing Fernandez’s jersey and all...
Via The Comeback
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins' Dee Gordon breaks down into tears after hitting lead-off home run

Dee Gordon took the first pitch of the Marlins' first-at bat since Jose Fernandez's tragic death Sunday from the right-handed batter's box while wearing Fernandez's helmet as a tribute to his late teammate.The third pitch, he hit a home run.It was Gordon's first home run of the season. He broke down into tears upon reaching home plate, where he was embraced my his Marlins' teammates...
Via FOX Sports
10 days ago

All Marlins players will wear No. 16 tonight in honor of Jose Fernandez

When the Miami Marlins take the field tonight against the New York Mets, they will do so with heavy hearts a day after the tragic death of ace pitcher Jose Fernandez. Every player on the Marlins will be wearing Fernandez’s No. 16 instead of their regular jersey number as a tribute to their lost teammate. In honor of Jose Fernandez, all Marlins players will wear his No. 16 tonight...
Via The Comeback
10 days ago  |  Discuss

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