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
16 hours ago

Source: Fredi could return to Marlins as 3B coach

The Marlins are moving towards bringing back Fredi Gonzalez at a time when Tim Wallach is drawing interest from the Rockies as a managerial candidate.
23 hours 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
1 day 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
1 day 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
1 day 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.
1 day ago

Column: Marlins must at least listen on offers for Stanton

Is Giancarlo Stanton really untouchable? He’s the face of the franchise. He defines the team in the public’s eye. Since 2010, the second-round draft pick out of Sherman Oaks, Ca., has caught the imagination of Marlins fans with his towering stature and booming home runs. But after seven seasons with the Marlins, in which he’s missed at least a month in five of those, is he...
Via Today's Knuckleball
4 days ago

Marlins see room for growth on offense

For the most part, the names are expected to be the same for the Marlins in 2017. What the organization is looking for, especially from its position players, is overall improvement.
4 days ago

Coast Guard to look at jetty in Jose Fernandez boat crash

MIAMI (AP) U.S. Coast Guard officials say they'll examine lighting on the Miami Beach jetty involved in a boat crash that killed Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez and two other men last month. Rear Admiral Paul Thomas said in a letter this week to U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio that the Coast Guard is commissioning a new analysis of the north and south jetties at the entrance to a channel...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Column: Marlins must hold on to these five

This isn’t going to be a discussion on who the Marlins have already wrapped up for 2017; it’s going to be a look at who the Marlins should wrap up for next season. Here’s a look at five Marlins who should be untouchable heading into next season. Catcher J.T. Realmuto – The backbone of any successful franchise is its catcher. He’s sort of the quarterback of the team. Every...
Via Today's Knuckleball
7 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
14 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
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Hitting coach Barry Bonds among those fired by Miami Marlins

MIAMI (AP) The Miami Marlins fired hitting coach Barry Bonds, third base coach Lenny Harris and bullpen coach Reid Cornelius on Wednesday. The team also announced it signed third baseman Martin Prado to a three-year extension and exercised their option on outfielder Ichiro Suzuki. Miami finished fourth in the majors in batting at .263 but fourth-lowest in runs at 655 and next-to...
Via Associated Press
20 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
22 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
23 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 — Canes Football (@CanesFootball) September...
Via The Sports Daily
25 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
26 days ago  |  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
27 days ago  |  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
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins players turned down boat invitation from Fernandez

As if the pain of losing a 24-year-old teammate isn’t enough, several Miami Marlins players are now haunted with one of the most crippling thoughts a person can have. That could have been us. In a chilling feature about the hours before Fernandez and two other men were killed in a boating accident, Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports notes that Fernandez asked several Marlins teammates...
Via Larry Brown Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

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