MARLINS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Marlins' offense doesn't quit, but can't pick up Urena

On a day in which they finalized a seven-player trade designed to boost their chances at ending a 12-year playoff drought, the Marlins watched the Cardinals elbow past them in the National League Wild Card race by battering starter Jose Urena. Buoyed by a six-run fifth that chased Urena from the game, the Cardinals captured their ninth win in 12 games on Friday with an 11-6 victory...
Via Marlins.com
53 minutes ago

Bryan Morris hopes to return by mid-September

Miami’s bullpen will soon feature another veteran arm. Marlins reliever Bryan Morris, who has been on the disabled list recovering from back surgery, is hoping to return by mid-September, according to Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald. Since Miami acquired Morris from Pittsburgh, he has proven to be a valuable addition to the bullpen. Over 17.2 innings this season, he’s pitched...
Via Fish Stripes
3 hours ago

Phelps’ fastball velocity and variety are key to his success

Phelps’ ability to throw off a hitter’s timing has helped him become an extremely effective setup reliever. After Carter Capps suffered a season ending UCL tear, the Miami Marlins’ bullpen looked to be in shambles. Many wondered who would serve as the primary setup reliever to A.J. Ramos, especially after Mike Dunn landed on the disabled list in early April. Surprisingly...
Via Fish Stripes
4 hours ago

Former Padre Rodney, Marlins excited about trade

With the acquisition of Andrew Cashner and Colin Rea on Friday, it's no secret the Marlins are all in this year. The players have taken notice, too, and are happy to see the club's commitment to winning.
Via Marlins.com
4 hours ago

The different scale upon which we judge the Marlins

In a trade with the San Diego Padres, the Miami Marlins surrendered a large chunk of their farm system as well as Jarred Cosart and Carter Capps to get a rental (Andrew Cashner) and a swingman (Colin Rea). This comes less than a month after a separate trade with the Padres acquiring 39-year-old relief pitcher Fernando Rodney for […] The post The different scale upon which we...
Via Today's Knuckleball
5 hours ago

Miami Marlins trade rumors: Club could still consider adding reliever

Will Smith could be an option. Even after adding Andrew Cashner and Colin Rea on Friday morning, the Marlins could still consider adding a left-handed reliever. MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro reported the Marlins expressed interest in Mike Montgomery before he was traded to the Cubs and could be open to adding another relief option. Miami doesn’t have many prospects to turn to after...
Via Fish Stripes
7 hours ago

Marlins Designate Cole Gillespie, Cole Figueroa

The Marlins have designated outfielder Cole Gillespie and utilityman Cole Figueroa for assignment, per a club announcement. Their roster spots were needed for the club’s acquisition of righties Andrew Cashner and Colin Rea.
Via MLB Trade Rumors
8 hours ago

2003 Marlins reflect on Bartman play

The famous Steve Bartman play in Game 6 of the 2003 National League Championship Series at Wrigley Field often has been told from the Cubs point of view, but never really from that of the Marlins, who went on to beat the Yankees in the World Series.
Via Marlins.com
9 hours ago

Marlins signal they’re going for it with latest deal

The Miami Marlins have made it clear that they’re very serious about winning in 2016. Needing starting pitching after losing Wei-Yin Chen to injury, they went out and made a move for two starters from San Diego that will help them fill out a full, five-man rotation, according to Jon Heyman. Miami will receive Andrew […] The post Marlins signal they’re going for it with latest...
Via Today's Knuckleball
11 hours ago

Report: Marlins agree to deal to acquire Andrew Cashner

The Marlins and Padres have agreed to a trade that will send right-handed starting pitcher Andrew Cashner to Miami. The news was first reported by ESPN’s Buster Olney. San Diego already traded starting pitcher Drew Pomeranz to the Boston Red Sox earlier this month, and the team is clearly committed to being sellers heading into the Aug. 1 trade deadline. The Padres also traded...
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Minor League Report 7/29/16: Miami Marlins Minor Misfortune

Winning in the minor leagues is not priority number one, but if a team isn’t winning and lacks talented players then there are some real problems. Brandon Magee takes a look at the Miami Marlins minor misfortune and finds three very flawed short-season teams. Judging the merits of a minor league team, or system, by its record is an easy accomplishment. For example, one look at...
Via Sons of Sam Horn
16 hours ago

Gordon rejoins Marlins following 80-game suspension

MIAMI (AP) Dee Gordon walked into the Miami Marlins clubhouse four hours before game time and was greeted at his locker by a three-foot-high stack of boxes - bats, gloves, shoes and more, all new. ''Three months of stuff,'' he said. That's how long he had been gone. Gordon returned Thursday from an 80-game suspension for a positive drug test and was in the lineup against the St...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dee Gordon apologizes to Marlins fans as he returns from his PED ban

Dee Gordon played a total of 21 games for the Miami Marlins this season before getting hit with an 80-game suspension for performance enhancing drugs. The ban was a shocker given Gordon’s small stature and lack of power, but it was one that seriously hurt the Marlins, who are just four games back of the first-place Nationals in the NL East.On Thursday night, he returns from the...
Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Dee Gordon apologizes on Twitter before rejoining Marlins

MIAMI (AP) Miami Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon has issued an apology on Twitter following his return from an 80-game suspension for a positive drug test. Gordon says in a video that he's learned from his mistake and will come back stronger. The 2015 NL batting and stolen base champion was reinstated before Thursday's game against St. Louis. When Gordon tested positive for...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins unveil logo for 2017 MLB All-Star Game

With the MLB All-Star Game heading to South Florida next season, the Miami Marlins amped up the anticipation on Wednesday by officially unveiling the 2017 Midseason Classic’s official logo. We proudly present: the 2017 @MLB @AllStarGame logo!#ASGMiami | https://t.co/UexHfPilCQ pic.twitter.com/zrsHujnXJi — Miami Marlins (@Marlins) July 27, 2016 Interestingly, the logo...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins 2B Gordon Set to Return From Suspension

MIAMI (AP) Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon will be eligible for reinstatement from his 80-game suspension on Thursday prior to Miami's game against St. Louis. Gordon, last year's National League batting champ, was suspended for violating the league's performance enhancing drug policy. He will be looking to help the Marlins (53-46) make a postseason push although he will not...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins Trade Rumors: Andrew Cashner edition

The Miami Marlins are right in the thick of things in the National League playoff race. They are 53-45 but that still leaves them 4.5 games back from the Washington Nationals in the NL East. The clear weakness of the team is the starting pitching. With news of Wei-Yin Chen hitting the disabled list, this only deepens the need for pitching. Obviously they don’t need an ace, that...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Dontrelle Willis' great reaction to Giancarlo Stanton home run

During Saturday’s game between the Marlins and Mets, Giancarlo Stanton launched a monster home run that hit the scoreboard in left field at Marlins Park. Perhaps just as enjoyable as Stanton’s blast was the reaction by a former member of the Marlins. Dontrelle Willis was on hand for the game as it was his bobblehead night at the stadium. While there for the festivities, Willis...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Ichiro explains why you'll never see him slam a bat in frustration

Ichiro Suzuki is six hits away from the magical 3,000-hit milestone for his major-league career.The Miami Marlins' outfielder is having a remarkable season, batting .343 in a part-time role at age 42. Throughout his 16 season in the majors, we've seen the future Hall of Famer do just about everything on the diamond -- except take out his frustration on his bats."Why wouldn't you...
Via FOX Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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