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Tommy Hutton Q&A: Preparation under way for Marlins' 2015 season

There are 24 days until Miami Marlins pitchers and catchers report to Jupiter, Florida for the start of spring training. By Feb. 25, the entire squad will work out at Roger Dean Stadium with optimism brimming within the organization. Why? On paper, the Marlins became one of the winners of the offseason. It began when they signed All-Star slugger Giancarlo Stanton to a record-breaking...
Via Fox Sports Florida
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds are going nowhere fast

What’s going nowhere fast and red all over? The Cincinnati Reds, of course! After a 76-win season, the Reds have seemingly adopted the bold strategy of maintaining the status quo. Their offseason thus far has consisted of just three moves of any note: trading away Mat Latos, trading away Aldredo Simon and trading for Marlon Byrd. That’s two moves with an eye on rebuilding...
Via The Outside Corner
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds are going nowhere fast

What’s going nowhere fast and red all over? The Cincinnati Reds, of course! After a 76-win season, the Reds have seemingly adopted the bold strategy of maintaining the status quo. Their offseason thus far has consisted of just three moves of any note: trading away Mat Latos, trading away Aldredo Simon and trading for Marlon Byrd. That’s two moves with an eye on rebuilding...
Via Bloguin Best
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Hometown Hero: Mat Latos Stabilizes Miami Marlins Rotation with veteran presence

This is the second post in a series of articles analyzing the Miami Marlins’ offseason acquisitions. Mat Latos will be one of the best pitching additions made by any team in the National League, provided he remains healthy the entire season. His addition to the roster also helps balance out the loss of Andrew Heaney while improving the rotation. His veteran workhorse presence will...
Via isportsweb.com
23 days ago  |  Discuss

3 Floridians glad to be joining Marlins

MIAMI (AP) Mat Latos sat in the left-field plaza at Marlins Park as he reminisced about attending the first game in franchise history when he was 5 years old. A few feet away, Michael Morse shared his memories of going to the same game. The two new teammates are South Florida natives who grew up Marlins fans, and they joined their favorite team as a result of deals last week. The...
Via AP on Fox
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

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
December 17, 2014  |  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 Bloguin Best
December 12, 2014  |  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
December 12, 2014  |  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...
Via NESN.com
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

What will the Reds rotation look like in 2015?

SAN DIEGO -- Now that Mat Latos and Alfredo Simon have been traded, the Reds have openings in their starting rotation. They can also look closer at the prospects of extending the contracts of two other starters who are due to become free agents at the end of next season. Johnny Cueto and Mike Leake are entering the final seasons of their contracts and the Reds would like to keep...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
December 11, 2014  |  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
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Latos, Simon deals give Reds room to maneuver

SAN DIEGO -- The Reds made some noise on the final day of Major League Baseball's annual Winter Meetings by trading away starting pitchers Mat Latos and Alfredo Simon in separate deals Thursday morning. While the moves hit at what has been the strength of the team the past few seasons -- the starting rotation -- they also allow the Reds flexibility to address some glaring weaknesses...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Reds trade pitcher Mat Latos to Marlins

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The Miami Marlins have acquired right-hander Mat Latos from the Cincinnati Reds for pitching prospect Anthony DeSclafani and catcher Chad Wallach, their second big deal in less than 12 hours. The Reds traded away two starters in quick succession Thursday morning. They sent Alfredo Simon to the Detroit Tigers for two more youngsters, right-hander Johnathon Crawford...
Via AP on Fox
December 11, 2014  |  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...
Via NESN.com
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins acquire Latos from Reds

SAN DIEGO (AP) The Miami Marlins have acquired right-hander Mat Latos from the Cincinnati Reds for pitching prospect Anthony DeSclafani and catcher Chad Wallach, their second big deal in less than 12 hours. The Reds traded away two starters in quick succession Thursday morning. They sent Alfredo Simon to the Detroit Tigers for two more youngsters, right-hander Johnathon Crawford...
Via AP on Fox
December 11, 2014  |  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
December 11, 2014  |  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
December 11, 2014  |  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
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins pick up Mat Latos in trade with Reds

The Marlins continue to add starting pitchers, this time picking up Mat Latos from the the Reds. The trade for Latos comes one day after the team acquired Dan Haren and Dee Gordon from the Dodgers. In exchange for Latos the Reds will pick up right handed starter Anthony DeSclafani and Chad Wallach, a 23-year-old catching prospect. The Marlins opened up the offseason signing outfielder...
Via Tireball.com
December 11, 2014  |  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 | gettyimages.com Miami has been active...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
December 11, 2014  |  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 Bloguin Best
December 11, 2014  |  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
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Reds rumored to be trading starting pitchers to Detroit and Miami

Twitter is blowing up with this news. It would appear that Mat Latos is being talked about in a deal to the Miami Marlins. That is the one name we are hearing. We are also hearing that the Reds and Tigers are close to a trade on a starter, but we don’t have a name there. This day has been wild and I’ve literally been awake for 30 minutes. It seems that maybe, just maybe, the...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Mat Latos 2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

On December 8, Day 2 of the Winter Meetings, we’ll officially begin our Top 200 Countdown. (We would start on Day 1, but that’s a Sunday and, well, I’ll be watching football.) As the Countdown progresses we’ll receive comments on many of the posts. The comments typically take one of a few different forms: “Great analysis!” (Note: Thanks in advance!) “I mostly agree...
Via Baseball Professor
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

The 10 MLB players most likely to be traded this winter

The MLB hot stove season is already off to an active start, with some big signings and trades made before Thanksgiving. Free agency has plenty of options for teams seeking starting pitching or relievers, but those without money to spend might find better options on the trade market. Clubs looking for offensive help will almost certainly have to make a deal to get what they need...
Via The Outside Corner
November 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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