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Marlins aim to lean on veterans in 2018

With so many new faces, the Marlins are looking for veterans like J.T. Realmuto and first baseman Justin Bour to take on leadership roles. Realmuto was frequently mentioned in trade rumors, but he isn't likely to be dealt.
Via Marlins.com
5 days ago

Bour taking precautions with back spasms

Justin Bour took batting practice on Saturday morning, but due to back spasms, he was scratched from the lineup in a game that the Marlins beat the Cardinals, 7-3, at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium.
Via Marlins.com
12 days ago

Justin Bour wins arbitration case with Marlins

Marlins first baseman Justin Bour has won his arbitration case over the Marlins, according to his agent, Marc J. Kligman of Total Care Sports Management (Twitter link). Bour will earn $3.4MM in 2018, beating out the $3MM salary the Marlins proposed.More to come. Marlins first baseman Justin Bour has won his arbitration case over the Marlins, according to his agent, Marc J. Kligman...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
February 02, 2018  |  Discuss

Quick hits: Free agents frustrated; arbitration hearings heat up

Unrest on the players’ side of the fence in a dismally slow offseason reached the point where player reps in the union asked if whether it was viable for even those who have signed contracts to collectively refuse to report to spring training until Feb. 24, reports Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic (subscription required). That represents the mandatory reporting date, though pitchers...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
February 02, 2018  |  Discuss

NL East notes: More on Marlins discontent

It was no secret that Christian Yelich wasn’t happy with the Marlins’ latest fire sale, and the team felt that Yelich could’ve become a clubhouse distraction had he remained on the roster, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.  This is why trading Yelich was more of a priority than dealing catcher J.T. Realmuto, as “the Marlins believe Realmuto will be a good soldier if he isn...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
January 31, 2018  |  Discuss

Aaron Judge launches 501-foot home run over Marlins’ statue

Aaron Judge did not disappoint in his Home Run Derby debut.The New York Yankees slugger hit a 501-foot home run that completely cleared the Miami Marlins’ home run sculpture in left-center field. Judge also hit another monstrous fly ball that actually hit the roof of the stadium, but it did not count as a home run. Had it not been interfered with, it may have gone 500 feet as well...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 10, 2017  |  Discuss

Pair of Home Run Derby tickets go for more than $6,500

While Tuesday’s All-Star Game is having trouble selling tickets, seats for Monday’s Home Run Derby are going for a pretty penny on the secondary market.ESPN’s Darren Rovell reported that a pair of seats behind home plate went for over $6,500 on StubHub. With two Miami Marlins (Giancarlo Stanton, Justin Bour) and phenoms like Aaron Judge and Cody Bellinger, it’s no surprise that these...
Via Sportsnaut
July 10, 2017  |  Discuss

Justin Bour, Same As He Ever Was

Justin Bour is going to participate in the Home Run Derby tonight. He’s tied with a bunch of other guys at 16th in baseball with 20 homers. He’ll surpass his previous career high early in the second half. This is the point at which we normally address a crazy mechanical change a player’s made, allowing him to reach a new level of performance. That crazy change might not exist in...
Via Fangraphs
July 10, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Yankees pursuing Justin Bour trade

The New York Yankees are in dire need of a first baseman, and have looked to the Miami Marlins for aid.The Yankees are trying to trade for Marlins first baseman Justin Bour, according to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald. A move could prove difficult, however, as Bour is under affordable team control through 2020.It’s easy to see why the Yankees would be interested. Bour is hitting...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Marlins considering Chris Carter, Mark Reynolds

After hitting the second-fewest home runs in the MLB last season, the Miami Marlins are hoping to add some raw power on the free agent market.According to a report by Jerry Crasnick of ESPN on Friday, the Marlins want to sign a righty first baseman to complement Justin Bour and are considering Chris Carter and Mark Reynolds among other options. Carter, 30, batted .222/.321/.499 in...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 20, 2017  |  Discuss

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