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MARLINS RUMORS & GOSSIP

A Conversation With Miami Marlins Prospect Maxx Tissenbaum

Miami Marlins prospect Maxx Tissenbaum has led an exciting baseball life already despite still waiting for his Major League debut. He was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, and was drafted out of high school by his home town team, the Toronto Blue Jays. He elected to attend college rather than sign, however. After a successful college career at Stony Brook, he was drafted by the...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

A Conversation With Miami Marlins Pitcher Adam Conley

Miami Marlins lefty Adam Conley was drafted by the Fish in the second round of the 2011 draft out of Washington State University. He worked his way through the minors and made his Major League debut on June 10, 2015. He put together an impressive rookie season, going 4-1 in 15 appearances (11 starts) with a 3.76 ERA and 7.93 K/9. In a mostly disappointing season for the Marlins,...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

2016 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. Other Projections: Arizona / Atlanta / Baltimore / Boston...
Via Fangraphs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

2016 Fantasy Baseball: Miami Marlins Team Preview

2015 Quick Overview Finishing 71 – 91, the 2015 season wasn’t the kindest of years for the Miami Marlins on either side of the field. Ranking in the bottom fifth of the league in runs scored, home runs, on base percentage, and slugging percentage among others, the Marlins failed to generate a game plan that could consistently win games. The loss of Giancarlo Stanton for a good...
Via The Fantasy Fix
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins sign infielder Don Kelly to minor league contract

MIAMI (AP) -- Infielder Don Kelly has signed a minor league contract with the Miami Marlins, with an invitation to major league spring training. Kelly turns 36 on Feb. 15. He appeared in only two games with the Marlins last season, going hitless in one at-bat. He appeared in 545 games with Detroit from 2009 through 2014, and broke into the majors with Pittsburgh in 2007. Kelly is...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins invite fans to “join a foursome with a Marlins player”

  Anyone who has ever seen Giancarlo’s photo shoot for ESPN’s body issue got reeeaaally excited Thursday when the Miami Marlins tweeted out this enticing offer. (h/t Yahoo! for capturing the since-deleted tweet for posterity) This invitation prompted a wide range of responses from fans: Probably have to check with my wife. I'll DM you if she's up for it. https://t.co/kCdTrGcPRA...
Via The Comeback
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins forced to delete poorly worded ‘foursome’ tweet

Dear team social media and promo people: do you really not notice how these things look? Below is a tweet sent out Thursday by the Miami Marlins. It’s about a team-sponsored charity golf outing that includes Marlins players, coaches, and broadcasters. It reads as if it is talking about something completely different, does it not?   This is the internet. Anything that...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins Re-Sign Don Kelly

The Miami Marlins re-signed versatile utility man Don Kelly to a minor league contract with an invitation to Major League Spring Training. Kelly began his career with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2007 but spent the majority of his career with the Detroit Tigers. Kelly was a Tiger from 2009-2014 and developed quite a following in Detroit. Kelly only appeared in two games for the Marlins...
Via Baseball Essential
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Could the Miami Marlins contend in 2016?

Last season, the National League East was by far the worst division in baseball.  As a division, they “boasted” a .462 winning percentage and three of its five teams lost 90+ games.  The Nationals won 83 games and finished second, so they very nearly had only one team with a winning record. Even though the Mets won the pennant and put it together when it counted, top to bottom...
Via The Outside Corner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Yasiel Puig reportedly down to seven percent body fat

Whatever concerns the Dodgers may have had about Yasiel Puig’s physical condition appear to have been resolved. The Dodgers held their annual FanFest event Saturday at Dodger Stadium, and Puig was one of the topics of conversation. Team president Andrew Friedman told the press that the Cuban outfielder “looks great.” “He looks great,” Friedman said via the LA Times...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins reportedly still looking to add rotation help

Even after signing Wei-Yin Chen to a five-year deal, the Miami Marlins are reportedly still looking to add to the rotation.According to Joe Frisaro of MLB.com, they're looking for a veteran pitcher:"With the pitching market thinning out, the Marlins remain open to adding another starter or perhaps a reliever, but the club is leaning toward signing candidates who would accept a Minor...
Via Fox Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Farewell to Marlins Park 1.0

Marlins Park opened to much fanfare four years ago, and while the team quickly abandoned what it had taken on as its new operational identity, there’s no abandoning a ballpark that fast. Not that the Marlins want to leave, anyway, but — love it or hate it — Marlins Park will be around for a while yet. One of the funny things about the stadium is that it took exactly one game...
Via Fangraphs
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins 2B Dee Gordon celebrates $50 million extension with McDonald’s

Put yourself in the position of a professional athlete who just had an incredible season and earned a lengthy extension, let’s say $50 million over five years. With that kind of money, you’ll celebrate and treat yourself with a nice and expensive meal, right? Well, not if you’re Miami Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon. According to posts from his Twitter, just hours after his...
Via Campus Sports Net
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins moving in their fences

Since Marlins Park opened in 2012, hitters have only hit 412 homers, the second fewest in the Majors during that span, behind only AT&T Park in San Francisco. I’d choose to believe it’s because everyone is scared of that garish home run sculpture in left-center field, but the Marlins believe it’s because the fences are too far. So, the Marlins are moving in the fences...
Via The Comeback
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins sign NL batting champ Gordon to five-year, $50 million deal

MIAMI -- NL batting champion Dee Gordon has signed a five-year contract with the Miami Marlins.An agreement was reached last week on the deal for $50 million, which also includes a $14 million club option for 2021. The Marlins announced the signing Monday and scheduled an afternoon news conference.Gordon led the NL in batting (.333), hits (205) and stolen bases (58) last season,...
Via Associated Press
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Three MLB teams that should consider relocation

Even in the heart of the NFL’s playoff season, the buzzword around the nation’s biggest sports entity has been “relocation.” With the Rams leaving St. Louis for Los Angeles (and the Chargers potentially being not too far behind), the second biggest market in the U.S. will once again have at least one team in town for the first time in more than two decades. The chances of...
Via The Sports Daily
25 days ago  |  Discuss

The Other Weapon In the Marlins Bullpen

Yesterday I wrote about Carter Capps, who last year was on his way to an almost impossible season before elbow trouble sent him off. The idea was to remind you of just what Capps was able to do over 30-odd innings, and in support of that, I noted that Capps had baseball’s most unhittable pitch if you set the minimum to 100 of a given pitch type thrown. That’s important — Capps’...
Via Fangraphs
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Dee Gordon locks in for life with Miami Marlins deal

On Wednesday evening, it was reported that the Miami Marlins had agreed to a lucrative five-year, $50 million deal with their stud second baseman Dee Gordon. The deal could be worth up to as much as $64 million if that option kicks in for a sixth year. In what could be one of the more obvious tales of a change of scenery affecting a player for the better, the speedster now locks...
Via The Outside Corner
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins Make a Questionable Move in Signing Wei-Yin Chen

The Miami Marlins made a splash on Monday when they signed free agent starter Wei-Yin Chen to a five year, $80 million deal. The deal also includes a sixth-year vesting option so overall, the deal could be worth as much as $96 million if the sixth-year option vests. Chen will join a Marlins rotation that includes ace Jose Fernandez along with right hander Tom Koehler, right hander...
Via The Sports Journal
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Marlins sign Wei-Yin Chen to five-year deal

The Miami Marlins have signed left-handed pitcher Wei-Yin Chen to a five-year, $80 million deal reports Jon Heyman of MLB Network. The deal reportedly includes a no-trade clause and has a sixth year vesting option which can bring the total contract to $96 million. chen agrees to 80M, 5 yrs with marlins — Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) January 12, 2016   The deal is a bit of...
Via The Outside Corner
28 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Zac Rinaldo lays out Tom Wilson with a big hit

When the name Zac Rinaldo is evoked around the NHL, you are bound to get more than a few snide remarks about the player. He isn’t known as one of the most skilled players in the league, but he sure as heck knows what his job is on the Bruins. The job you may ask? Hitting people and knocking them on their butt. The video below shows him accomplishing his goal. I am sure for...
Via Puck Drunk Love
January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Dan Haren reflects on MLB career with hilarious tweets

    Dan Haren retired from Major League Baseball at the end of the 2015 season, and now he’s using his Twitter account to share some great insights into his career. Haren decided he was bored on his exercise bike on Monday and took to Twitter to share some stories you can’t get anywhere else. Just a few of the highlights:   I went into almost every start the last few...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 04, 2016  |  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
November 28, 2015  |  Discuss
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