MARLINS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Marlins have positives to build on for 2017

The Marlins didn’t reach their goal of making the playoffs in 2016. But despite faltering in August, there were some positives to the season. Here are but a handful of the things that inspired the team and will make for an optimistic view of next season. Christian Yelich in center field – Granted, Yelich was pretty good in left field. But when Marcell Ozuna was sidelined by...
Via Today's Knuckleball
1 day ago

Marlins in AFL: Anderson raking, Nola learning to catch

Back in the Arizona Fall League, Brian Anderson is showing what a difference one year can make. After batting just .115 (3-for-26) last fall, Anderson has been one the circuit's better hitters this year in the early going, ranking fourth in batting average (.393) and third in OPS (1.112) through nine games entering Friday.
Via Marlins.com
1 day ago

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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Inbox: How will Marlins' rotation look in 2017?

Who will be the Marlins' five starting pitchers to begin next season? Beat reporter Joe Frisaro answers this question and more in the latest Marlins Inbox.
Via Marlins.com
3 days ago

4 reasons why the Marlins missed the playoffs

The Marlins were once again shut out of Major League Baseball’s postseason in 2016, as an August swoon prevented them from breaking a 12-year drought. They were in serious contention until that point and looked to be on their way to extending the season for the first time since 2003, when they won the World Series. The Marlins were 57-48 after July but got swept by the Cubs during...
Via Today's Knuckleball
3 days ago

2017 Marlins season may rest on Chen’s arm

If Wei-Yin Chen cannot regain the form which prompted Miami to sign the left-hander, the team will find it difficult to move up the standings next season. Wei-Yin Chen became the most expensive pitcher in Marlins history last winter when he signed on the dotted line for $80 million guaranteed over five years. However, the Marlins did not get what they hoped they were paying for last...
Via Fish Stripes
4 days ago

Marlins Morning News: Which free agents return?

Numerous Marlins bench players and bullpen arms are set to hit the free agent market this winter, but who will Miami try to keep? Plus links on Adeiny Hechavarria and Wei-Yin Chen. Marlins News Andrew Cashner. Mike Dunn. Fernando Rodney. Those are just some of the names who could be set to leave the club via free agency before Spring Training comes around, and Miami should...
Via Fish Stripes
4 days ago

Marlins considering analyst change

Miami might only feature two analysts next season. Miami’s front office executives will meet next month to determine whether to keep all four of its analysts or only use two, according to Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald. The Marlins haven’t decided whether to stick with four TV analysts again next season or settle on one or two. There will be discussions next month. The...
Via Fish Stripes
4 days ago

Marlins banking on Chen to regain old form

It's no secret the Marlins will be pursuing starting pitching depth after the World Series and the Hot Stove season gets underway. But the rotation could receive a huge lift if Wei-Yin Chen regains the form that made him a coveted free agent last offseason.
Via Marlins.com
5 days ago

The Miami Marlins covered the costs for Jose Fernandez’s funeral

As awful as the Jose Fernandez situation has to be for everyone — including the Miami Marlins — the team has tried to do some good in light of the sadness. It was reported Tuesday that the Marlins covered the costs of Fernandez’s funeral and cremation. Along with that, the team made a donation to St. Brendan Catholic Church in Miami, which was the church that hosted the public...
Via The Comeback
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Job Posting: Miami Marlins Baseball Analytics Intern

Position: Miami Marlins Baseball Analytics Intern Location: MiamiDescription: The Baseball Analytics Intern will assist Baseball Operations decision-making through the analysis and research of baseball information. The specific day-to-day responsibilities of this position will vary depending on the baseball calendar, but will revolve around using objective data to answer baseball...
Via Fangraphs
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Barry Bonds out as Marlins hitting coach

The Barry Bonds hitting coach experiment in Miami is over after one season. According to Jon Heyman of Today’s Knuckleball, the Marlins are letting Bonds go after one season as hitting coach. According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, the decision was made by manager Don Mattingly. Craig Mish of SiriusXM indicated that there were problems with Bonds in the clubhouse, as...
Via Larry Brown Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Martin Prado serves as player-manager in Marlins’ season finale

Sunday marks the final day of the MLB season, and although there is a preponderance of games that still have postseason implications, for most teams today’s results are meaningless. One of the teams with nothing to play for is the Miami Marlins. With their postseason dreams long dashed, Manager Don Mattingly decided to let his players have a little fun in the season finale. Mattingly...
Via The Comeback
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Hurricanes paying tribute to Jose Fernandez with helmet sticker

The Miami Hurricanes are paying tribute to Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez by wearing stickers with his initials and jersey number on the backs of their helmets for Saturday’s game against Georgia Tech. This past Sunday, we lost a big piece of our community. Tomorrow, we honor his memory. #JDF16 pic.twitter.com/LVGLosJPbC — Canes Football (@CanesFootball) September...
Via The Sports Daily
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Theo Epstein, Martin Prado, and Front Office Value

According to recent reports, the Marlins are on the verge of signing third baseman Martin Prado to a contract that would keep him from hitting the free agent market this winter; the extension will cost them roughly $40 million over three years, keeping Prado in Miami for his age 33-35 seasons. According to even more recent reports, the Cubs are on the verge of signing President...
Via Fangraphs
September 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Marlins players surrounded Jose Fernandez’s hearse during its procession

It’s been three days since the world learned of the tragic death of Jose Fernandez, and the emotions are still raw for everyone involved, especially the Marlins themselves. Today, as Fernandez’s body was driven through Miami in a public procession and memorial, the team surrounded the hearse as it made its way through the streets of Miami. The entire @Marlins team surrounds...
Via The Comeback
September 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Maria Arias is Jose Fernandez’s pregnant girlfriend

Jose Fernandez was very close to becoming a father at the time he was killed last weekend. Maria Arias, a 24-year-old whom Fernandez met through his love for fishing, is expecting a baby in February. The Daily Mail spoke with several of Fernandez’s family members who confirmed the Miami Marlins pitcher starting dating Arias just weeks before she became pregnant in May. In a...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 28, 2016  |  Discuss
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