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Opinion: Have the Marlins Quietly Turned Themselves Into a Contender?

The Miami Marlins had planned to contend back in the season of 2012, just months after bringing in Carlos Zambrano (now retired), Josh Johnson (now with the San Diego Padres), Mark Buehrle, and Jose Reyes (both now with the Toronto Blue Jays), among others. After the 2012 season, the Marlins shipped Buehrle, Reyes, and Johnson to Toronto, months after sending Hanley Ramirez to the...
Via Baseball Essential
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Winter Meetings Update: Miami Marlins Edition

Source: Scott Cunningham/Getty Images North America When you think of the Miami Marlins a number of things come to mind. Most people think of one of the cheapest owners in professional sports. Others might think of fraud or other vaguely legalistic terms. I think of bulimia. No organization has been better at binging and purging over the years than the Marlins. Well, the 2015 version...
Via The Fantasy Fix
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mat Latos Acquired By The Miami Marlins

The Miami Marlins have acquired Mat Latos from the Cincinnati Reds For the second day in a row, the Miami Marlins have made a splash on the trade market by acquiring starter Mat Latos from the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for prospect Anthony DeSclafani and catcher Chad Wallach, son of Tim Wallach. The deal brings Latos back to where he grew up as a young kid. It also solidifies...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins maintain momentum with major moves at Winter Meetings

All was quiet on the Miami Marlins front during the first two days of Winter Meetings in San Diego. Would the organization that signed All-Star slugger Giancarlo Stanton to the largest North American sports contract add to a young but talented roster as promised? Would the organization take the next step in order to play October baseball for the first time in 14 years? Perhaps we...
Via Fox Sports Florida
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Confusing: Marlins GM Dan Jennings trades P Dan Jennings

The Miami Marlins made a splash on the final day of Major League Baseball’s winter meetings when they traded away the team’s general manager. At least, that’s what it looked like on paper. On Thursday, Marlins general manager Dan Jennings traded 27-year-old lefty Dan Jennings to the Chicago White Sox in a move that had even some within the Marlins organization scratching...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins GM Dan Jennings deals pitcher Dan Jennings

SAN DIEGO (AP) Dan Jennings traded Dan Jennings. On the final day of the winter meetings, the Miami Marlins sent Jennings, a 27-year-old left-handed reliever, to the Chicago White Sox on Thursday for 26-year-old right-hander Andre Rienzo. Dan Jennings, the Marlins' 54-year-old general manager, laughed about the deal. ''On the road, sometimes he'd get to the room and say to me, ...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

What Do The Marlins See in Dee Gordon?

The Marlins paid a steep price but Dee Gordon might be exactly what they need to compete in 2015.
Via Fangraphs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cincainnti Reds Trade Mat Latos to Miami Marlins

Well if this hasn't been the best MLB offseason...ever!  Mat Latos is on his way to the Miami Marlins, after the Cincinnati Reds agreed to trade him.  Latos was acquired by the Reds in December 2011, from the Padres and has lost just 16 of his 81 starts!  He owns a 3.34 ERA over 153 MLB starts, and just turned 27 years old. View image | Miami has been active...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Winter Meetings 2014: Day 3 Recap

Wednesday was a busy day at the Winter Meetings in San Diego with teams across the majors – notably the Los Angeles Dodgers – making significant trades and deals. Here’s a summary of what went down. Done deals The Dodgers look to have come to an agreement with free agent pitcher Brandon McCarthy, who was acquired by the New York Yankees from the Arizona Diamondbacks...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Marlins president Michael Hill on Gordon, Haren deal

Miami Marlins president of baseball operations Michael Hill talked about the team gaining infielder Dee Gordon and pitcher Dan Haren from the Los Angeles Dodgers during the MLB Winter Meetings on Wednesday.
Via Fox Sports Florida
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins Pay Steep Price to Not Get Better

Things have been enthusiastic around the Marlins lately. They surprised the industry by managing to lock up Giancarlo Stanton, and then they turned their attention to trying to extend a handful of other promising young big-leaguers. Also, the Marlins swore to improve the immediate big-league roster, signaling that they want to get to the playoffs. […]
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Making Sense Of The Miami Marlins Trade For Dee Gordon

Dee Gordon is taking his speed to Miami The Los Angeles Dodgers and Miami Marlins have struck a deal that sends shortstop/second basemen Dee Gordon and Dan Haren to the Marlins for Andrew Heaney, **** Hernandez, Austin Barnes, and Chris Hatcher. The deal is a steal for the Dodgers and have left many questioning what the exact motive behind the deal was for the Marlins. Let’s...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers trade Gordon to Marlins

The Los Angeles Dodgers surely are a busy bunch during MLB’s winter meetings. Fresh off acquiring shortstop Jimmy Rollins from the Philadelphia Phillies, Los Angeles has sent second baseman Dee Gordon and starter Dan Haren to the Miami Marlins. The Marlins will send former first-round pick and top prospect Andrew Heaney to the Dodgers in the deal. Also joining Heaney in Dodger...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins Rumors: Marlins have interest in Dee Gordon

The Miami Marlins enter this winter looking to make changes to improve upon a 77-win season, which landed them in fourth place in the National League East. At 16th in runs scored and 19th in team ERA, the Marlins have already made strides this off season by inking Giancarlo Stanton to a 13-year contract. Another player on their radar is shortstop Dee Gordon, who would add defense...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jhonatan Solano, brother of Donovan, among Marlins' non-roster invitees

The Marlins announced eight non-roster invitees, including catcher Jhonatan Solano, the older brother of Miami infielder Donovan Solano, on Tuesday afternoon. Left-handers Chris Narveson and Pat Urckfitz, right-handers Ryan Reid and Ryan Chaffee, shortstop Reid Brignac as well as outfielders Cole Gillespie and Kenny Wilson also signed minor-league deals with the organization. In...
Via Fox Sports Florida
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins catcher Rob Brantly claimed off waivers by White Sox

Rob Brantly, the Miami Marlins' 2013 Opening Day catcher, was claimed off waivers by the Chicago White Sox on Monday afternoon. Brantly, acquired in the 2012 trade with the Detroit Tigers that included Anibal Sanchez and Omar Infante, spent all of 2014 in Triple-A New Orleans where he hit .255 with 15 doubles, two triples, four homers and 37 RBI in 101 games. Upon his arrival in...
Via Fox Sports Florida
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins seek multiyear deals with several players

MIAMI (AP) The Miami Marlins' top baseball executive says it's too early to tell whether the team will be able to reach agreements with several of their young players who have been offered long-term contracts. The offers came after the Marlins sealed a record $325 million, 13-year deal with slugger Giancarlo Stanton last month. The Marlins seek more modest multiyear agreements with...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 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. Batters At five-plus wins Giancarlo […]
Via Fangraphs
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Recap of MLB off-season moves 11/17 – 11/30 (National League)

NL East   Miami Marlins: The Marlins extended OF Giancarlo Stanton to a record 13-year, $325 million deal. The move keeps the star outfielder in Miami long term. While there is an opt out option for him after his sixth year, the move assures the fans that this team wants to compete for a long time. The Marlins acquired RP Aaron Crow from the Royals for LHP Brian Flynn and RP Reid...
Via Total Sports Live
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins Make 6-Year Offer To Jose Fernandez

The Miami Marlins have made a 6-year, $40-million offer to ace Jose Fernandez, according to a report by Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. The Marlins gave star RF Giancarlo Stanton a 13-year, $325 million dollar extension last week, and it would seem that the Marlins and owner Jeffery Loria believe they can win now, and want to lock up their young core for the future. The 22-year old right...
Via Baseball Essential
12 days ago  |  Discuss

The Marlins are attempting to lock up the rest of their core

Since signing Giancarlo Stanton to the most expensive contract in sports last month, it’s been quiet around the Miami Marlins – their lone move was the acquisition of reliever Aaron Crow from the Kansas City Royals. But that silence isn’t because of a lack of trying – according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the club is trying to lock up several members of its young core alongside...
Via The Outside Corner
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Where do the Marlins Go from Here?

Giancarlo Stanton broke the bank with his 13-year, $325 million contract with the Miami Marlins. That’s great for him, but what does this mean for the Fish moving forward? Is team owner Jeff Loria going to have any money left to build a championship contender around him? It’s nice that Loria finally decided to open up the purse strings after having the second-lowest opening...
Via The Sports Post
18 days ago  |  Discuss

10 facts about Giancarlo Stanton's reported new deal

It really is hard to comprehend the amount of money Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton will earn during the span of his reported 13-year, $325 million extension. We know the numbers, but they are so high compared to the average human that’s it’s extremely difficult to pinpoint just how much cash that is. On that note, we decided to give you 10 stunning facts about...
Via Sportsnaut
27 days ago  |  Discuss

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