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The Miami Marlins added four players to the 40-man roster on Friday.   The four minor leaguers added were Ramon Benjamin, Dan Jennings, Tom Koehler and Kevin Mattison.   With the new additions, the Marlins have 39 players on the 40-man roster as they continue talks with multiple free agents.    The players were placed on the [...]

Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria cheered, jeered after rebranding

On NASCAR duty through the weekend, but will try to keep you guys up to speed on Marlins stuff. Came across a couple of diametrically opposed articles regarding Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria that I thought would be a good springboard for discussion. Nathan Vardi at Forbes had an interesting blog post on Loria in which he credits him for getting the stadium deal done. In the lead, he...

Miami Marlins RHP Alex Sanabia starting Arizona Fall League title game

Right-hander Alex Sanabia went to the Arizona Fall League to log some innings after an injury-plagued season. Saturday afternoon, he’ll try to pitch the Surprise Saguaros to the AFL championship over Salt River. MLB Network will televise the game starting at 3:10 p.m. The Saguaros are comprised of pospects from the Marlins, Braves, Rays, Rangers and Royals. Sanabia in seven starts...

Are The Marlins For Real?

The news this week that the Miami Marlins had offered Jose Reyes a six year deal worth roughly $90 million sent many Mets fans, myself included, into a panic. However, having had a few days to digest the news has allowed me to take on a bit of a different perspective. That new perspective was aided by the news that the Marlins have since offered a nine year deal worth $225 million...

The (Florida) Miami Marlins are insane to offer Albert Pujols over $200 million dollars

I was going to comment on this reported offer yesterday, but I had to let this set in for a at least a day. The Florida/Miami Marlins reportedly offered former St Louis Cardinals 1B Albert Pujols a nine-year, $225 million dollar contract. Are they out of their minds? Yes, I understand the ownership wants to make a big splash next season when they roll out their new,...

Buying Pujols, One Hat at a Time

Miami Marlins Merchandise is flying off the shelves: In terms of revenue, Samson said sales of Marlins apparel on Friday, Saturday and Sunday equaled “17 percent of the merchandise we sold all of last year. “We just got the results in because we just finished counting the cash,” Samson said at the general managers’ meetings on Wednesday. Every one of those hats and batting...

Marlins Notes: Oviedo, Shields, Gio, Prospects

You'll be seeing a lot of "Marlins Notes" posts on MLBTR this winter as the Fish look to be major players this offseason.  Here's the latest from Miami.... The Marlins are proceeding as if Juan Carlos Oviedo (a.k.a. Leo Nunez) will not be back with the team next season, assistant GM Dan Jennings told Jim Bowden on MLB Network Radio (Twitter link). In a...

Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Reyes, Kemp, Realignment

Nine years ago today, the Marlins, Rockies, and Braves swung a three-team, eight-player trade. Colorado send Mike Hampton and Juan Pierre to Florida in exchange for Charles Johnson, Preston Wilson, Vic Darensbourg, and Pablo Ozuna. The Marlins then flipped Hampton to Atlanta for Tim Spooneybarger and Ryan Baker. The $103.5MM left on Hampton's contract was spread out between...

Heyman On Marlins, Pujols, Wilson, Kershaw

The Red Sox have yet to hire a manager, so Jon Heyman of looks at the dynamics between GM Ben Cherington and Boston’s ownership group and how they are affecting the hiring process. Here are Heyman’s hot stove notes... We heard earlier in the week that the Marlins offered Jose Reyes a $90MM deal, but Heyman’s sources say Miami offered $10-20MM less than that. ...

Three NECBL Pitchers Added to 40-Man MLB Rosters

From Don Leypoldt Three former NECBL pitchers were added to Major League Baseball 40-man rosters this morning. The Colorado Rockies added lefty Christian Friedrich. The newly christened Miami Marlins called up righty Tom Koehler while the Chicago Cubs selected southpaw Jeff Beliveau. Adding the players to the 40-man roster protects them from the Major League Rule 5 Draft, which...
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