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Marlins officially announce signing of free-agent 1B Michael Morse to 2-year deal

The Miami Marlins officially announced the signing of free-agent first baseman Michael Morse to a two-year deal Wednesday afternoon. Morse will join fellow offseason acquisitions Dee Gordon and Mat Latos for an introductory event Friday at Marlins Park. The Nova High School graduate hit .279 with 16 home runs and 61 RBI in 131 games for the San Francisco Giants in 2014. He drove...
Via Fox Sports Florida
10 days ago  |  Discuss

By trading Latos and Simon, Reds create flexibility for one more run

After the Reds traded Mat Latos and Alfredo Simon on Thursday, you might wonder if general manager Walt Jocketty is beginning a rebuilding project in Cincinnati. At the end of July and when the Reds were officially eliminated from playoff contention, I advocated this team trading off some pieces to get younger and more players under club control, rather than making one last run...
Via The Outside Corner
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Mat Latos’ Wife Finds Out He’s Being Traded On Twitter, Freaks Out

There were plenty of trade rumors about Cincinnati Reds pitchers during this year’s MLB winter meetings, and Dallas Latos didn’t miss a beat. The wife of former Reds starter Mat Latos apparently was watching Twitter diligently Thursday, and she happened to catch the moment her husband was traded to the Miami Marlins. She then frantically live tweeted the whole event. WHO. WHEN...
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Steamer Doesn’t Like Mat Latos

As was made evident by the Giancarlo Stanton extension, the Marlins are trying to build up to win. On Wednesday, they added Dee Gordon, a player who has been good in one year. On Thursday, they added Mat Latos, a player who has been good in several. There’s another difference, though — in 2014, Gordon […]
Via Fangraphs
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds Trade Mat Latos, Alfredo Simon In Deals With Marlins, Tigers

This embed is invalid" /> The Cincinnati Reds have unloaded two starting pitchers. The Reds traded Mat Latos to the Miami Marlins and Alfredo Simon to the Detroit Tigers, the team announced Thursday. Cincinnati has long been considered a potential source of starting pitching given the club’s payroll constraints and the pitchers’ impending free...
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Mat Latos’ wife Dallas freaks out on Twitter over trade rumors

Cincinnati Reds pitcher Mat Latos has been at the center of various trade rumors over the past several days, and his wife has not been handling it well. Dallas Latos has been tweeting up a storm this week, openly admitting that she is freaking out and drinking wine in an attempt to deal with trade...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds trade Mat Latos to Miami for RHP Anthony DeSclafini and C Chad Wallach

The whirlwind day continues in Reds land as the Reds have announced that they have traded Mat Latos to the Marlins for RHP Anthony DeSclafini and catcher Chad Wallach. Anthony DeSclafini He has some big league experience with the Marlins, posting a 6.27 ERA in 33.0 innings in the 2014 season where he had just five walks and 26 strikeouts. Put the Reds defense behind him and I bet...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Mat Latos is heading to Miami

Well, the rumors were correct – Mat Latos has been dealt from the Cincinnati Reds to the Miami Marlins for minor leaguers Anthony DeSclafani and Chad Wallach. Latos going to #Marlins for DeSclafani and Chad Wallach. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 11, 2014 The 24-year old DeSclafani came over to Miami in the blockbuster trade with the Blue Jays two winters ago. In...
Via The Outside Corner
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins discussing deal to acquire Mat Latos from Reds

The deal is far from final, but it appears that the Miami Marlins are nearing another trade to bolster their rotation. The club is in talks with the Cincinnati Reds about Mat Latos. at this point, all I can report about #Marlins mystery starter to be acquired today is he's a right-hander 1 yr from free agency. — Joe Frisaro (@JoeFrisaro) December 11, 2014 Sources: #Marlins...
Via The Outside Corner
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Reexamining the Mat Latos trade a full two years later

On Dec. 17, 2011, the Reds acquired SP Mat Latos from the Padres in exchange for 1B Yonder Alonso, SP Edinson Volquez, and prospects RP Brad Boxberger and C Yasmani Grandal. Initial reactions of the trade were expectantly mixed among fans and media alike, with one media member and former club general manager calling it "The most lopsided trade I've witnessed in recent memory...
Via Redlegs Review
December 16, 2013  |  Discuss

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