MARLINS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Report: Marlins may target Neftali Feliz

With the pool of available free agent relievers threatening to dry up quickly, the Miami Marlins may be forced to devise a creative backup plan. According to a report by Joe Frisaro of MLB.com on Thursday, the Marlins may target former All-Star closer Neftali Feliz as they await a decision from Kenley Jansen. As the #Marlins await decision from Jansen, Neftali Feliz is another...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Marlins have reportedly made ‘monster offer’ to Kenley Jansen

The Miami Marlins are desperate to sign a top-of-the-line closer, and that could wind up making Kenley Jansen a very rich man. Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports that the Marlins have made Jansen a “monster offer” that could rival the five-year, $86 million deal Aroldis Chapman got from the New York Yankees. Sources: The Marlins have made a monster offer for Kenley Jansen...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Marlins happy to have added depth at Meetings

From the moment they arrived on Sunday, the Marlins approached the Winter Meetings with a single-minded focus. They were determined to always be closing.
Via Marlins.com
13 hours ago

Marlins Make $80MM-Plus Offer To Kenley Jansen

The Marlins have made an offer of five years and more than $80MM to free agent closer Kenley Jansen, Yahoo! Sports’ Jeff Passan tweets. The Marlins were reportedly the runners-up to acquire Aroldis Chapman, who agreed to a five-year, $86MM deal with the Yankees late tonight. Now, with Chapman off the table, it appears they’re trying to lure Jansen with a similarly huge offer...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
23 hours ago

Marlins agree to deals with Locke, Ellis and McGowan

Another rotation candidate is about to join the Marlins. Left-hander Jeff Locke has reached an agreement on a one-year contract, pending completion of his physical, MLB.com has confirmed.
Via Marlins.com
1 day ago

Marlins To Sign A.J. Ellis

The Marlins have agreed to a one-year, $2.5MM deal with veteran backstop A.J. Ellis, reports ESPN’s Buster Olney (on Twitter). Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald had just reported that the Marlins appeared to have a “good shot” at landing Ellis to be the new backup catcher in Miami, where he’ll be reunited with former manager Don Mattingly and former teammate Dee Gordon. Ellis...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
1 day ago

AP sources: Locke, McGowan agree with Marlins

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) Left-hander Jeff Locke has agreed to a one-year contract with the Miami Marlins worth $3,025,000, according to two people familiar with the negotiations. In addition, the Marlins agreed to a one-year contract to keep right-hander Dustin McGowan, one of the people said. The people spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the agreements had not been announced...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Stanton, Ozuna may switch corners in outfield

Giancarlo Stanton and Marcell Ozuna could be on the move. No, neither is being discussed in trade talks, but the Marlins are considering switching their outfield spots.
Via Marlins.com
1 day ago

Marlins Close To Re-Signing Dustin McGowan

The Marlins are close to re-signing right-hander Dustin McGowan, reports MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro (via Twitter). It is not clear at this point whether or not the veteran hurler stands to receive a major league deal. McGowan, 34, turned in a nice year for the Marlins in 2016 after joining the organization as a minor-league free agent. Over 67 frames, he worked to a 2.82 ERA on just...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
1 day ago

AP sources: Locke, Marlins agree to $3,025,000, 1-year deal

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) Two people familiar with the negotiations say left-hander Jeff Locke has agreed to a one-year contract with the Miami Marlins worth $3,025,000. The people spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the agreement was subject to a physical and had not been announced. The 29-year-old Locke had spent his entire big league career with Pittsburgh and was...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

AP source: Rodney, D-backs agree to $2.75M, 1-year contract

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) A person familiar with the negotiations says 39-year-old closer Fernando Rodney and the Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed to a $2.75 million, one-year contract. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the agreement is subject to a physical. Rodney was an All-Star for the third time this year, saving 25 games in 28 chances with San Diego...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Marlins could be interested in Jeff Locke

The left-hander threw 127.1 innings for the Pirates as both a starter and a reliever in 2016, and would provide Miami with additional rotation depth. The Marlins know that there is a lack of star talent available on the starting pitching front this winter, so they are keen to find a diamond in the rough for an affordable price. MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro has added another potential...
Via Fish Stripes
3 days ago

Moises Alou thought we’d stop talking about Steve Bartman by now

If you thought Steve Bartman’s name would disappear from the baseball world once the Chicago Cubs won the World Series, you were (sadly) straight-up wrong. And former Cubs outfielder Moises Alou is one of those people. Alou, the left fielder that Bartman made contact with on the foul ball at Wrigley Field in Game 6 of the 2003 NLCS, told the media on Monday how he was “very...
Via The Comeback
3 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 Marlins Season Review: Giancarlo Stanton

After another injury-plagued season, Miami will need a fully healthy Stanton if they'd like to compete in 2017. 2016 Stats: .240, 27 HR, 74 RBI, .326 OBP, .489 SLG, .815 OPS, 2.5 WAR For every good team, there's a player that is essentially the catalyst of their offensive success. For the Fish, Giancarlo Stanton is that player. Don't get me wrong, there is certainly other talent...
Via Fish Stripes
3 days ago

Marlins Morning News: Marlins actively engaging free agent market

Add back-up catcher to the Marlins offseason target list Miami Marlins News: The Miami Marlins are still on the hunt for a marquee closer and there is belief throughout the league that the Marlins may be a dark horse in the pursuit of Mark Melancon. With catcher, Jeff Mathis signing a deal with Arizona this week, the Marlins are now searching for a back-up catcher. While Thomas...
Via Fish Stripes
3 days ago

Marlins get rotation help, signing Edinson Volquez to 2-year deal

The Miami Marlins and starting pitcher Edinson Volquez have agreed to a two-year, $22 million deal, according to Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal (and as confirmed by several reporters): Source confirms: #Marlins, Volquez in agreement on two-year, $22M contract, pending physical. First reported: @clarkspencer @flasportsbuzz. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) November 29, 2016 The 33...
Via The Comeback
10 days ago  |  Discuss

How Can We Help Andrew Cashner Bounce Back?

Andrew Cashner just signed a one-year deal with the Rangers, the kind of deal you might call a pillow contract, an opportunity for Cashner to bounce back and get on the market with better numbers behind him. That’s the benefit for Cashner. As for the Rangers, they’re happy to get a relatively cheap veteran with some upside for the back end of their rotation. The only problem...
Via Fangraphs
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Cashner, Deep in the Heart of Texas

Another domino is about to fall in the free-agent pitching market. The market would make tapioca look exciting, yes, but someone has to throw innings for baseball teams, and the Rangers have decided to have Andrew Cashner throw some of those innings for them. Cashner has spent most of his time with the Padres and was traded to the Marlins around the trade deadline. Good 2013 and...
Via Fangraphs
20 days ago  |  Discuss

The Marlins’ Triple-A team is now called the New Orleans Baby Cakes… wait what?

As of Tuesday afternoon, the Miami Marlins’ minor-league baseball team was called the New Orleans Zephyrs. That was a pretty sweet name. It started with a cool letter, and you had to Google it to find out what it meant. But on Tuesday the Zephyrs became the latest minor-league team to outlandishly rebrand, becoming the—ugh—New Orleans Baby Cakes. We're proud to introduce...
Via The Comeback
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Officials say alcohol was factor in Jose Fernandez crash

Investigators have determined that alcohol was likely a factor in the boating accident that killed Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez and two of his friends last month. According to a search warrant affidavit that was obtained by the Miami Herald, Fernandez and his two friends, 27-year-old Emilio Jesus Macias and 25-year-old Eduardo Rivero, all had a strong odor of alcohol on...
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 26, 2016  |  Discuss
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