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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...
Via Sports Injury Alert
6 hours 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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

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
1 day 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

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

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
2 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
2 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
3 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

Marlins maintain momentum with major moves at Winter Meetings

All was quiet on the Miami Marlins front during the first two days of Winter Meetings in San Diego. Would the organization that signed All-Star slugger Giancarlo Stanton to the largest North American sports contract add to a young but talented roster as promised? Would the organization take the next step in order to play October baseball for the first time in 14 years? Perhaps we...
Via Fox Sports Florida
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Confusing: Marlins GM Dan Jennings trades P Dan Jennings

The Miami Marlins made a splash on the final day of Major League Baseball’s winter meetings when they traded away the team’s general manager. At least, that’s what it looked like on paper. On Thursday, Marlins general manager Dan Jennings traded 27-year-old lefty Dan Jennings to the Chicago White Sox in a move that had even some within the Marlins organization scratching...
Via NESN.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins GM Dan Jennings deals pitcher Dan Jennings

SAN DIEGO (AP) Dan Jennings traded Dan Jennings. On the final day of the winter meetings, the Miami Marlins sent Jennings, a 27-year-old left-handed reliever, to the Chicago White Sox on Thursday for 26-year-old right-hander Andre Rienzo. Dan Jennings, the Marlins' 54-year-old general manager, laughed about the deal. ''On the road, sometimes he'd get to the room and say to me, ...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

What Do The Marlins See in Dee Gordon?

The Marlins paid a steep price but Dee Gordon might be exactly what they need to compete in 2015.
Via Fangraphs
7 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Marlins president Michael Hill on Gordon, Haren deal

Miami Marlins president of baseball operations Michael Hill talked about the team gaining infielder Dee Gordon and pitcher Dan Haren from the Los Angeles Dodgers during the MLB Winter Meetings on Wednesday.
Via Fox Sports Florida
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins Pay Steep Price to Not Get Better

Things have been enthusiastic around the Marlins lately. They surprised the industry by managing to lock up Giancarlo Stanton, and then they turned their attention to trying to extend a handful of other promising young big-leaguers. Also, the Marlins swore to improve the immediate big-league roster, signaling that they want to get to the playoffs. […]
Via Fangraphs
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Making Sense Of The Miami Marlins Trade For Dee Gordon

Dee Gordon is taking his speed to Miami The Los Angeles Dodgers and Miami Marlins have struck a deal that sends shortstop/second basemen Dee Gordon and Dan Haren to the Marlins for Andrew Heaney, **** Hernandez, Austin Barnes, and Chris Hatcher. The deal is a steal for the Dodgers and have left many questioning what the exact motive behind the deal was for the Marlins. Let’s...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers trade Gordon to Marlins

The Los Angeles Dodgers surely are a busy bunch during MLB’s winter meetings. Fresh off acquiring shortstop Jimmy Rollins from the Philadelphia Phillies, Los Angeles has sent second baseman Dee Gordon and starter Dan Haren to the Miami Marlins. The Marlins will send former first-round pick and top prospect Andrew Heaney to the Dodgers in the deal. Also joining Heaney in Dodger...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins manager Mike Redmond on Stanton, team expectations and next step (VIDEO)

Miami Marlins manager Mike Redmond takes some time during the winter meetings in San Diego to talk about how the team is shaping up for the coming season. Topics include Giancarlo Stanton's big contract: What he considers the next step for the team: And the expectations for the coming season:
Via Fox Sports Florida
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins Rumors: Marlins have interest in Dee Gordon

The Miami Marlins enter this winter looking to make changes to improve upon a 77-win season, which landed them in fourth place in the National League East. At 16th in runs scored and 19th in team ERA, the Marlins have already made strides this off season by inking Giancarlo Stanton to a 13-year contract. Another player on their radar is shortstop Dee Gordon, who would add defense...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
8 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 ZiPS Projections – Miami Marlins

After having typically appeared in the very hallowed pages of Baseball Think Factory, Dan Szymborski’s ZiPS projections have been released at FanGraphs the past couple years. The exercise continues this offseason. Below are the projections for the Miami Marlins. Szymborski can be found at ESPN and on Twitter at @DSzymborski. Batters At five-plus wins Giancarlo […]
Via Fangraphs
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Recap of MLB off-season moves 11/17 – 11/30 (National League)

NL East   Miami Marlins: The Marlins extended OF Giancarlo Stanton to a record 13-year, $325 million deal. The move keeps the star outfielder in Miami long term. While there is an opt out option for him after his sixth year, the move assures the fans that this team wants to compete for a long time. The Marlins acquired RP Aaron Crow from the Royals for LHP Brian Flynn and RP Reid...
Via Total Sports Live
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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