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Marlins Injury Update: Derek Dietrich hurts ankle in winter ball

The Miami Marlins won 77 games this past season and finished near the middle of the pack in runs scored and ERA. One move that should improve the Marlins was the signing of Dee Gordon. On the injury front, backup infielder Derek Dietrich injured his ankle and ended his Winter League season on Tuesday. View image | gettyimages.com As reported by Juan C. Rodriguez at sun-sentinel...
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19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Biggest winners of the MLB offseason so far

The MLB offseason may still have a long way to go, but we have a really good idea of where certain teams are heading at this point. While some clubs have remained quiet through the early stages of the offseason, others have made strong statements by adding key players to positions of utmost need. From both Chicago teams filling holes with quality additions to a specific Florida...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Morse and Marlins finalize $16 million, 2-year contract

MIAMI (AP) Michael Morse and the Miami Marlins have finalized a $16 million, two-year contract. Morse gets a $1 million signing bonus and salaries of $7 million next season and $8 million in 2016 under the agreement announced Wednesday. The Marlins expect the Broward County native to replace Garrett Jones as their first baseman and to bat cleanup. Morse hit .279 with 16 homers and...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The reshaping of the Miami Marlins

The offseason for baseball is unlike any other in sports. Yeah, basketball had LeBron going back to Cleveland to play for the Cavs, but the constant wheeling and dealing of..... The post Baseball Takes Its Talents To South Beach: Reshaping The Miami Marlins appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
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Don’t Believe the Hype Surrounding the Marlins

When it comes to the Miami Marlins, the nails-on-chalkboard irritation of clichés unavoidably follows, whether they are positive or (overwhelmingly) negative. However, this year, following their big trades and free agent signings, let’s go in a different direction and use songs rather than the tried and true formula to prove a point about this organization. “Won’t Get Fooled...
Via Baseball Essential
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White Sox, Brad Penny agree to minor league deal

    The White Sox have signed 36 year old pitcher Brad Penny to a minor league deal. Penny, who has a lifetime ERA of 4.29, pitched with the Marlins for 8 games last year. He has pitched in 349 total games and started 319 of them. The signing should be depth in case of injury, as the White Sox seem to already have their rotation set with Chris Sale, newly acquired Jeff Samardzija...
Via Baseball Essential
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins Sign Michael Morse

The Miami Marlins have signed Michael Morse to a two year deal worth $12 million reports Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald. Morse, 32, could slot into first base with the Marlins, either as a platoon partner with Garrett Jones or in a full-time role. A $12 million price tag seems attractive after seeing designated hitters Billy Butler and Kendrys Morales garner $30 million and...
Via Baseball News Source
2 days ago  |  Discuss

You can’t fault the Miami Marlins for not trying this winter

After the Miami Marlins signed Giancarlo Stanton to a monstrous 13-year, $325 million contract extension earlier this winter, the team’s braintrust vowed to surround Stanton with a winning team in 2015 and beyond. The days of Miami being the primary farm team for the rest of baseball were over – this was going to be a team that would strive to win championships. At least, that...
Via Bloguin Best
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins have been trying this winter

After the Miami Marlins signed Giancarlo Stanton to a monstrous 13-year, $325 million contract extension earlier this winter, the team’s braintrust vowed to surround Stanton with a winning team in 2015 and beyond. The days of Miami being the primary farm team for the rest of baseball were over – this was going to be a team that would strive to win championships. At least, that...
Via The Outside Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins Reel in Another Bat, Agree to Terms with Morse

After having stints with four other ball clubs, Michael Morse, a Fort Lauderdale, Florida product, is accepting an opportunity to play close to home. The Miami Marlins continued their busy off-season by reaching an agreement with the outfielder/first baseman on Tuesday. Source confirms: Morse in agreement with #Marlins, two-year contract, pending physical. @JoeFrisaro first with...
Via Baseball Essential
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Morning Grind: Something Fishy In Miami

While most in baseball still shudder at the thought of that monstrous $325 million deal that Giancarlo Stanton signed with the Marlins, it’s not as outrageous as it seems on the surface when you consider what Miami owner Jeffrey Loria and president David Samson told Pirates president Frank Coonelly recently. “They thought it was a great deal. I just couldn’t get my head around...
Via Mets Merized Online
2 days ago  |  Discuss

AP source: Michael Morse agrees to terms with Marlins

MIAMI (AP) A person familiar with the negotiations says first baseman Mike Morse has agreed to a two-year contract with the Miami Marlins pending a physical. The person confirmed the deal to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because it had not been finalized. Last season Morse hit .279 with 16 homers and 61 RBIs in 131 games for the World Series champion San Francisco...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Morse gets two-year deal from Marlins

Getty Images The Marlin have pursued Mike Morse for much of the offseason and on Tuesday they reached a deal with him pending a physical. Morse, 32, becomes the latest addition to the Marlins who have been one of the busiest teams this offseason. In Morse they get a player who finished last season with .279/.336/.475 line, 16 homers and 61 RBI in 131 games with the Giants. Am...
Via Tireball.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins To Sign Michael Morse

According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports and Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, the Marlins and Michael Morse have agreed to terms on a two year deal. Morse, 32, spent last season with the world champion San Francisco Giants and batted .279 with a .336 on-base and .475 slugging, with 16 home runs, 61 RBI and a .348 BABIP. In his ten year career, Morse is a .281/.335/.473 hitter...
Via Mets Merized Online
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rumor Roundup: It`s Hard To Make Dan Haren Happy by Daniel Rathman

The Marlins might try to flip Dan Haren, but options are limited. Also, the Cubs aren`t interested in Colby Rasmus, and Brad Penny is mentioned.
Via Baseball Prospectus
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Brad Penny close to choosing team, Dan Johnson lands with Astros

Brad Penny will soon choose which team he will attempt to pitch for in the 2015 season. Penny apparently has three teams interested in signing him though all of the deals are likely of the minor league variety after he posted a 6.58 ERA in eight games last season. He sat out the entire 2013 season. Dan Johnson will continue his major league career after signing a minor league deal...
Via Tireball.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Reality of Giancarlo Stanton’s Record-Breaking Contract

In mid-November, the Miami Marlins signed slugging-outfielder Giancarlo Stanton to a heavily back-loaded, 13 year/$325 million contract—the largest contract in North American professional sports history. While it was thought that the deal was structured in such a way as to give the Marlins the financial flexibility needed over the next six seasons to surround Stanton with a solid...
Via Baseball Essential
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Frank Coonelly shed some light on Giancarlo Stanton’s contract

This weekend during PirateFest in Pittsburgh, Pirates owner Frank Coonelly had some comments about Giancarlo Stanton’s landmark 13-year, $325 million contract. The numbers involved with the deal blow his mind, and he shared an interesting line of thinking from Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria and president David Samson – they firmly expect Stanton to exercise the opt-out in the contract...
Via The Outside Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins interested in Michael Morse

With the Miami Marlins unable to reach a deal with any first basemen, including left-handed hitter Justin Morneau, they have been in contact with first basemen/outfielder Michael Morse, according to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald. The top free-agent first baseman option left on the open market, the 32-year-old is said to have had talks with the Marlins about potentially reaching...
Via Baseball Essential
4 days ago  |  Discuss

In his words: Marlins' Justin Bour details his overseas trip to visit troops

Justin Bour is a first baseman for the Miami Marlins. The Marlins acquired Bour, a 25th-round pick in the 2009 draft, from the Chicago Cubs during last year's Triple-A phase of the Rule 5 Draft. Bour made his big-league debut on June 5, 2014. The 26-year-old hit .284 with three doubles, a home run and 11 RBI in 39 major-league games as a rookie. He teamed up with FOXSportsFlorida...
Via Fox Sports Florida
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins sign Scott Sizemore to minor league deal

The Marlins have signed infielder Scott Sizemore to a minor league contract. Sizemore, 29, will also receive an invitation to spring training after spending the bulk of his 2014 season with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre where he hit .266/.329/.433 with seven homers and 41 RBI in 81 games. With an ability to play all across the diamond Sizemore has the ability to be a worthwhile...
Via Tireball.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

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
6 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
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Samford hires Chris Hatcher as football coach

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) Samford has hired former Murray State coach Chris Hatcher to lead the football program. The university announced Hatcher's hiring Thursday and will formally introduce him Friday at a news conference. Hatcher has a career record of 121-57 in 15 years as a college head coach at Murray State, Georgia Southern and Valdosta State. He replaces Pat Sullivan, who stepped...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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