MARLINS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Marlins catcher Ellis is a backup with several major roles

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) Tom Kohler already understands why A. J. Ellis is considered a pitcher's catcher even though they've only been Marlins teammates for a week. ''He seems like he's a guy who's really going to push us,'' said Kohler, who went 9-13 with a 4.33 ERA last season. ''During my live (bullpen) session yesterday he wanted me to elevate the mental thought process. We were...
Via Associated Press
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Marlins Have (Almost) Never Been Able to Frame

Over the course of their admittedly limited franchise history, the Marlins have had a catcher win a Gold Glove Award three times. The first winner was Charles Johnson in 1995, a season in which, according to Baseball Prospectus, he was one of the less-valuable defensive catchers in the game. Johnson then won again in 1996, and BP ranks his defensive value 96th out of 100 that year...
Via Fangraphs
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ellis fitting in among familiar Marlins faces

A.J. Ellis may be a newcomer to the Marlins, but the veteran catcher is certainly no stranger to the organization.
Via Marlins.com
8 hours ago

Marlins boss excited about events, new arms

Presidents Day falls on the week the Marlins are scheduled to open their Grapefruit League schedule on Saturday against the Cardinals at Roger Dean Stadium.
Via Marlins.com
11 hours ago

Locke stalled with biceps tendinitis

Marlins left-hander Jeff Locke, who is competing for a rotation spot, has been shut down for a few days with biceps tendinitis.
Via Marlins.com
11 hours ago

Miami Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto ready to break out in 2017

2017 may be the year that Miami Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto finally garners the national accolades that he deserves. A former student of Carl Albert High School in Midwest City, Oklahoma, Realmuto put up huge numbers on the baseball diamond in high school. He set national records with his .595 batting average, 28 home runs, 88 hits, and 119 runs batted in as a high school senior...
Via isportsweb.com
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Marlins' Hechavarria admits lying in Cuban smuggling probe

MIAMI (AP) Miami Marlins shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria told a federal jury Friday he lied to investigators about knowing a key figure in an alleged Cuban ballplayer smuggling network linked to a Florida sports agent and a trainer. Hechavarria testified in the trial of agent Bartolo Hernandez and trainer Julio Estrada, who are accused of conspiracy and alien smuggling. Hechavarria...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins confirm Jeffrey Loria considering offers for team

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) -- Miami Marlins president David Samson says multiple groups are interested in purchasing the team. Speaking Friday before the club's first full-squad workout, Samson confirmed owner Jeffrey Loria is being considered for nomination as U.S. ambassador to France. Loria, the former Montreal Expos owner, bought the Marlins for $158.5 million in 2002 from John Henry...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kushners backing out of Marlins purchase over ambassador issue

The Kushner family issued a statement on Wednesday night in which they said they were backing out of their pursuit of the Miami Marlins over an ambassador issue.The Kushners were reported to be close to purchasing the Miami Marlins from owner Jeffrey Loria. That news came out last week. Then on Wednesday, a report circulated saying Loria is going to become an ambassador for the US...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Jeffrey Loria to be ambassador to France

Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria appears to have quite the sweet gig lined up.The New York Post reported on Wednesday that the White House and State Department are in conflict over some ambassadorships. Within the article — which was mostly about the political battle between the sides — was a nugget saying that Loria is heading to France to be an ambassador for the Trump administration...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins will allow players to grow facial hair following ban last season

When Don Mattingly took over as manager of the Miami Marlins before last season, a ban on facial hair was put in place.But so many players complained about it that Mattingly decided to lift the ban, and so beards and mustaches will be permitted this season.“It was a constant fight last year, honestly, with guys,” Mattingly said, per Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald.“It just...
Via The Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins: Jose Fernandez locker to remain intact

According to Jessica Blaylock of Fox Sports Florida, the Marlins announced they will keep late Jose Fernandez’s locker intact, months after his passing.Blaylock also added the locker has remained untouched since he passed away in September of last year.The two-time All-Star and 2013 National League Rookie of the Year was with two friends when they were all killed in a boating...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 13 Prospects: Miami Marlins

Below is an analysis of the prospects in the Miami Marlins farm system. Scouting reports are compiled with information provided by industry sources as well as from my own observations. The KATOH statistical projections, probable-outcome graphs, and (further down) Mahalanobis comps have been provided by Chris Mitchell. For more information on thes 20-80 scouting scale by which all...
Via Fangraphs
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Jose Fernandez estate being sued by families of two men killed in tragic boat accident

The families of two men killed in the same boating accident in Miami that claimed the life of young Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez are suing Fernandez’s estate.Attorney Christopher Royer is heading up the lawsuit on behalf of the families of both men, Eduardo Rivero and Emilio Jesus Macias. The lawsuit is seeking $2 million each from the Fernandez estate.“The Rivero and...
Via The Comeback
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins players to wear patch honoring Jose Fernandez

Jose Fernandez was one of the brightest young stars in the game of baseball. A dominating pitcher and a charasmatic figure, Fernandez’s life was tragically cut short when he died in a boating accident in Miami back in September.It was a reminder that life itself is precious. That no matter how successful and positive you are, it can come to an end in the matter of seconds.In the...
Via Sportsnaut
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Christian Yelich Is an Under-the-Radar NL MVP Candidate in 2017

Making a name for yourself in the Miami Marlins outfield in recent years hasn’t been all that easy, but Christian Yelich has found a way to carve out some attention for himself in South Beach. Probably not enough yet, though. It’s tough when Giancarlo Stanton grabs headlines every time he punishes a baseball, or when Marcell Ozuna‘s name is either swirling in trade rumors or...
Via The Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Ivanka Trump’s father-in-law would not be approved as MLB owner

Charles Kushner, the father-in-law of President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka, reportedly is not involved in the bidding on the Miami Marlins, disputing a previous report. He also reportedly would not be approved as an MLB owner due to his criminal past.Earlier on Thursday, we shared a report saying that current team owner Jeffrey Loria had a handshake agreement in place to sell...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins owner reportedly has 'handshake agreement' to sell team for over $1 billion

The Miami Marlins reportedly have a "handshake agreement" in place to sell the MLB franchise for $1.6 billion, according to Mike Ozanian of Forbes.Ozanian cited two anonymous sources, who told him that the potential buyer is a New York City real estate developer who does not currently have the liquid assets to purchase the team."The problem, according to these sources, is the potential...
Via FOX Sports
11 days ago

Watch radio host literally eat crow after losing bet to Christian Yelich

Brendan Tobin, a host on Miami’s 790-AM The Ticket, can breathe a big sigh of relief after making good on his bet with Marlins outfielder Christian Yelich. And what Tobin was forced to do after losing said bet was tough to swallow, to say the least.The wager between Tobin and Yelich was made last August. The radio host proclaimed he would eat crow if Yelich hit 20 home runs by...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
11 days ago  |  Discuss

The Marlins and the Future of Starting Rotations

Last week, the Marlins rounded out their starting rotation by acquiring Dan Straily from the Reds. Straily will join Edinson Volquez, Wei-Yin Chen, Tom Koehler, and Adam Conley in likely making up the Marlins five-man rotation to start the year, and let’s be honest, that’s a pretty uninspiring group. Our projections currently rate Miami’s group of starters as the 27th best...
Via Fangraphs
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Marlins acquire Dan Straily from the Reds

Talk about getting water from a rock. Less than a year after picking up Dan Straily off waivers from the San Diego Padres, the Cincinnati Reds have reportedly flipped the veteran starter to the Miami Marlins for three prospects. Straily, 28, is coming off a rebound performance this past season. He posted a 14-8 record with a 3.76 ERA and 1.19 WHIP in 34 games (31 starts) for the...
Via Sportsnaut
January 19, 2017  |  Discuss
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