MARLINS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Marlins owner still mourning Jose Fernandez but vows he won't 'quit on this team'

Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria normally goes to Europe with his wife, Julie, at the end of November or early December.This year, following the death of Marlins ace Jose Fernandez on Sept. 25, the Lorias did not wait that long.“We were so shocked and so upset, we just left for three or four weeks,” Loria said Thursday night. “We’ve been back a couple of weeks now and we’re...
Via FOX Sports
7 hours ago

Treanor returns to Marlins as bullpen coach

The Marlins have a new bullpen coach, but they are losing an unheralded part of their staff.
Via Marlins.com
22 hours ago

Marlins finalize 2-year, $22 million deal with RHP Edinson Volquez

MIAMI (AP) -- Right-hander Edinson Volquez has finalized a $22 million, two-year contract with the Miami Marlins after passing his physical.A news conference was scheduled for Thursday afternoon at Marlins Park to discuss the agreement reached earlier this week.Volquez, 33, helped pitch the Kansas City Royals to the World Series title in 2015 as he went 13-9 with a 3.55 ERA. He slipped...
Via Associated Press
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

All-Stars Ozuna, Ramos among arbitration-eligible players

A half-dozen Marlins, including All-Stars Marcell Ozuna and A.J. Ramos, are eligible for arbitration, and the organization faces a deadline at the end of the week to determine if they will be part of the club's 2017 plans.
Via Marlins.com
2 days ago

Marlins Rumors: Ramos, Ozuna, Fister, Phelps, Gee

The Marlins have “signaled that they might be willing to trade” closer A.J. Ramos, reports ESPN’s Jayson Stark (via Twitter). On the one hand, the news isn’t all that surprising, as Ramos projects to earn a relatively hefty $6.8MM in 2017 and is only controllable for another two seasons, so Miami could market him as it looks to add more stability to its rotation. On the other...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
2 days ago

Marlins could trade Ramos

This might be counter-productive. The Marlins have “signaled to other clubs” they could be open to trading closer A.J. Ramos this winter, according to ESPN’s Jayson Stark. The Marlins also have signaled that they might be willing to trade current closer A.J. Ramos, especially if revenue-sharing rules change https://t.co/M5qfk7zsj5— Jayson Stark (@jaysonst) November...
Via Fish Stripes
3 days ago

2016 Marlins Season Review: Marcell Ozuna

A closer look at Marcell Ozuna's bounce back season 2016 Stats: .266, 23 HR, 76 RBI, .321 OBP, .772 OPS, 2.5 WAR Marcell Ozuna enjoyed a bounce back season for the Marlins in 2016, becoming an all-star for the first time in his career while finishing near the top in almost all Marlins offensive categories. Ozuna drastically improved from his disastrous season in 2015, doubling...
Via Fish Stripes
3 days ago

Marlins get rotation help, signing Edinson Volquez to 2-year deal

The Miami Marlins and starting pitcher Edinson Volquez have agreed to a two-year, $22 million deal, according to Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal (and as confirmed by several reporters): Source confirms: #Marlins, Volquez in agreement on two-year, $22M contract, pending physical. First reported: @clarkspencer @flasportsbuzz. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) November 29, 2016 The 33...
Via The Comeback
3 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 Marlins Season Review: Jeff Mathis

The Marlins backup catcher did his job in 2016 and that was all that the team could ask for. 2016 Stats: 132 PA, .238 AVG, .601 OPS, 2 HR, 15 RBI, 0.1 WAR Jeff Mathis finished his fourth consecutive season as the Marlins backup catcher in 2016 and yet again was able to stay healthy and do his job. Mathis appeared in 41 games this season, which was an increase from the 32 games...
Via Fish Stripes
4 days ago

Report: Cardinals may have interest in Marcell Ozuna

As the St. Louis Cardinals look to shore up their outfield, a team from across the National League may be of some assistance to them. According to a report by Mark Saxon of ESPN on Monday, Miami Marlins outfielder Marcell Ozuna is “one name to keep an eye on” with the Cardinals in the market for a center fielder. Ozuna, 26, was an All-Star last season, hitting .266/.321/.425...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

How Can We Help Andrew Cashner Bounce Back?

Andrew Cashner just signed a one-year deal with the Rangers, the kind of deal you might call a pillow contract, an opportunity for Cashner to bounce back and get on the market with better numbers behind him. That’s the benefit for Cashner. As for the Rangers, they’re happy to get a relatively cheap veteran with some upside for the back end of their rotation. The only problem...
Via Fangraphs
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Cashner, Deep in the Heart of Texas

Another domino is about to fall in the free-agent pitching market. The market would make tapioca look exciting, yes, but someone has to throw innings for baseball teams, and the Rangers have decided to have Andrew Cashner throw some of those innings for them. Cashner has spent most of his time with the Padres and was traded to the Marlins around the trade deadline. Good 2013 and...
Via Fangraphs
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Marlins make Kenley Jansen top free agent target

The Miami Marlins are aiming high with their top free agent target. According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Marlins have made reliever Kenley Jansen their top target in free agency. With the team’s issue being their rotation and a lack of quality starting pitching available on the free agent market, the Marlins are considering creating something of a “super pen” to...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami-Dade commission approves Jose Fernandez Avenue outside Marlins Park

Jose Fernandez name will live on throughout the Miami-Dade area. A street outside Marlins Park will now be known as Jose Fernandez Avenue after Miami-Dade commissioners agreed to honor the recently deceased Miami Marlins pitcher. Fernandez and two others were tragically killed in a boat crash last month. A toxicology report indicated Fernandez was well over the legal alcohol consumption...
Via The Comeback
November 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Baseball Star Jose Fernandez Died With Cocaine In His Blood

Life without extreme would be bland and boring. That’s why everyone is trying to find a thing that will fill the life with joy and excitement. Some go in for sports, while others prefer casino and gambling of all sorts. In fact, it doesn’t really matter which way you choose. Whether you bet on horses or you enjoy online slot machines at websites like All Slots Casino, you continue...
Via Hall of Very Good
November 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins: Looking back at the Fort Bragg game

Perhaps a Miami Marlins-Atlanta Braves game, which is not even open to the public, is not considered a memorable game, but there was more than just a baseball game featured on a July 3 night in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. In an effort to extend the experience of baseball to a broader audience, Commissioner Rob Manfred and his crew spent a year planning an unforgettable Sunday Night...
Via isportsweb.com
October 30, 2016  |  Discuss

BREAKING: Jose Fernandez Toxicology Report Released

The toxicology reports from Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez’s autopsy have finally been released. The report, which was obtained by ESPN state that Fernandez had cocaine in his system and was legally drunk when he was killed in a boating accident on Sept. 25. The report also stated that there were other substances detected in Fernandez’s blood. Fernandez had a blood alcohol...
Via Gamedayr
October 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Officials say alcohol was factor in Jose Fernandez crash

Investigators have determined that alcohol was likely a factor in the boating accident that killed Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez and two of his friends last month. According to a search warrant affidavit that was obtained by the Miami Herald, Fernandez and his two friends, 27-year-old Emilio Jesus Macias and 25-year-old Eduardo Rivero, all had a strong odor of alcohol on...
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 26, 2016  |  Discuss
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