MARLINS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Straily going through learning curve with new club

The getting-acquainted process for Marlins right-hander Dan Straily is more than just interacting and practicing daily with his new teammates. Game experience builds an entirely different bond.
Via Marlins.com
16 hours ago

Tazawa impresses with forkball in debut

The walk was the sticking point on Sunday for Junichi Tazawa, but the telling pitch for the Marlins' right-hander against the Cardinals was his forkball. Twice the 30-year-old executed the pitch for strikeouts in a scoreless third inning at Roger Dean Stadium.
Via Marlins.com
18 hours ago

All-Time Marlins Top 100: #31 A.J. Ramos

Miami’s current closer, AJ Ramos comes in at number 31 on our countdown. Throughout the 2016-17 offseason, Fish Stripes is counting down the top 100 Marlins of all-time. For comparison’s sake, we are using the Wins Above Replacement (WAR) metric as a measuring device. The top 100 WAR ratings are being featured. Today’s Marlin, Alejandro Hinjos Ramos, has earned 6.4 over his...
Via Fish Stripes
1 day ago

Christian Yelich, Justin Bour each blast 3rd-inning homers for Marlins

MARLINS 8, CARDINALS 7 At Jupiter, Florida, Christian Yelich and Justin Bour homered off closer Seung Hwan Oh in the third inning, and Matt den Dekker added a two-run single in the fifth. Marlins starter Edinson Volquez gave up a run without a hit in his one inning of work. New Cardinals center fielder Dexter Fowler walked twice and scored twice, and Matt Carpenter hit a three-run homer.
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Girlfriend of the late Jose Fernandez has baby daughter

The girlfriend of late Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez had a baby girl on Friday evening.Few details are known, but according to Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald, Maria Arias delivered the child she had with Fernandez, a baby girl named Penelope. Fernandez himself picked the name back in August when he learned that he was going to be having a girl.No information on height or weight...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Marlins' Yelich expected to add power, center field glove

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) If Giancarlo Stanton wasn't launching moonshots on a regular basis, Christian Yelich might be the talk of the Miami Marlins' outfield. ''I think (Yelich) is a star right now,'' manager Don Mattingly said. Mattingly expects the left-handed hitting Yelich, a former Gold Glove winner, current member of Team USA for the World Baseball Classic and a career .293...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Marlins Return to Action

Miami defeated the St. Louis Cardinals, 8-7 in return to action to open spring training. Miami defeated the St. Louis Cardinals, 8-7 at Roger Dean Stadium in their first spring training action of 2017. Miami starters J.T. Realmuto, Martin Prado, Christian Yelich, Justin Bour, and Adeiny Hechavarria each hit safely in the first few innings, but each player who started was lifted...
Via Fish Stripes
1 day ago

Jose Fernandez was divorced, death certificate reveals

Jose Fernandez was married at one point in his life, according to the former Miami Marlins pitcher’s official death certificate.TMZ obtained a copy of the document this week, and it lists Hernandez’s marital status as “divorced.” It is unclear when he was married, but Fernandez never spoke about having been married publicly.Fernandez was 24 at the time he died in a fatal...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Five reasons to feel good about the 2017 Marlins

A little fish friday optimism Many Marlins fans are not too optimistic about the upcoming 2017 season, and that is understandable. The team hasn’t been to the playoffs since they won the World Series back in 2003. The team is without a true number one starter, as they haven’t filled the void left by José Fernàndez. But there is always a reason to be optimistic, and there are...
Via Fish Stripes
2 days ago

Don Mattingly says reversing the tolerance for strikeouts would speed play

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) -- Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly thinks reversing the tolerance for strikeouts would speed the pace of play. "Analytically, a few years back nobody cared about the strikeout, so it's OK to strike out 150, 160, 170 times, and that guy's still valued in a big way," Mattingly said. "Well, as soon as we start causing that to be a bad value -- the strikeouts ...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

After outfield collision, Ichiro pranks teammate and claims he’s been cut

Ichiro Suzuki has been a pinnacle of health during his career in Major League Baseball, logging at least 700 plate appearances in 10 of his first 11 seasons in the majors before transitioning into more of a part-time role. Now entering his third season with the Miami Marlins, Suzuki has seemingly embraced his role as a fourth outfielder and veteran mentor.During a Spring Training...
Via The Comeback
5 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
11 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
12 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
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins: A new chapter

Call me crazy, but Jeffrey Loria can brag about how he won a World Series championship as the owner of the Miami Marlins. Seriously! Yet any baseball fan will mention how poor the Marlins did during Loria’s 15 years in South Florida. The Marlins made another unbelievable run as a wild card in 2003 for their second Commissioner’s Trophy in their young history, but it was the only...
Via isportsweb.com
14 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
15 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
16 days ago  |  Discuss

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
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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