MARLINS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Newcomer Francoeur gets latest party started

When he was dealt to the Marlins from the Braves on Wednesday night, Jeff Francoeur knew he was joining a team in the postseason race. It wasn't until Friday that the veteran outfielder realized he was also joining the party.
Via Marlins.com
10 hours ago

Johnson's RBI double in 9th lifts Marlins past Padres, 7-6

MIAMI (AP) Chris Johnson's run-scoring ground-rule double with two outs in the bottom of the ninth gave the Miami Marlins a 7-6 win over the San Diego Padres on Friday night. The Marlins scored three runs in the eighth to tie it before Johnson gave the Marlins their third walk-off win of the season. Johnson hit a deep fly ball to right-center field that took one bounce before landing...
Via Associated Press
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Johnson's walk-off hit lifts Marlins over Padres

For most of Friday night, the Marlins didn't have much bounce in their step. But after a frantic rally, they celebrated a 7-6 walk-off win on Chris Johnson's ground-rule double in the ninth inning.
Via Marlins.com
11 hours ago

Rumors & Rumblings: For now, Marlins opt to play Gordon

Dee Gordon and the Miami Marlins say they have moved on. The second baseman returned to the Marlins nearly a month ago — July 28 to be exact — after serving his 80-game suspension from Major League Baseball for testing positive for a performance enhancing drug. With Gordon batting at the top of the order […] The post Rumors & Rumblings: For now, Marlins opt to play Gordon...
Via Today's Knuckleball
15 hours ago

World Baseball Classic coming to Marlins Park

Marlins Park will be on the international stage once again in 2017 with the return of the World Baseball Classic. The 36,000-seat retractable-roof stadium will host first-round games next March 9-13.
Via Marlins.com
16 hours ago

WATCH: Royals’ Jarrod Dyson makes ridiculous catch to rob a homer

Kansas City Royals outfielder Jarrod Dyson provided a catch of the year candidate on Thursday night when he became the first player to ever rob a homer at Marlins Park. Miami’s Christian Yelich crushed one to deep center field, and appeared to have his 16th dinger of the season, but Dyson ran 98 feet before climbing the wall to make this absurd catch: Just ridiculous, @mrzoombiya...
Via The Comeback
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Marlins Designate Oswaldo Arcia For Assignment

The Marlins announced that they have designated outfielder Oswaldo Arcia for assignment in order to clear a spot on the roster for the newly acquired Jeff Francoeur. Arcia had only recently been claimed off waivers from the Rays, but his time with the Marlins will amount to just two games/two plate appearances. The 25-year-old former top prospect has now been designated for assignment...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
1 day ago

Braxton Garrett won’t pitch in minor league game this season

Miami is being cautious with its first round draft pick. Marlins first round draft pick Braxton Garrett won’t pitch in a minor league game this season because the club wants to be extra cautious with the high school lefty, according to Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald. "Garrett is fine," Marlins executive Marc Delpiano said. "We are taking it slow because he had never been built...
Via Fish Stripes
2 days ago

Marlins transfer Justin Bour to 60-day DL, place Derek Dietrich on 15-day DL

MIAMI (AP) -- The Miami Marlins have transferred first baseman Justin Bour to the 60-day disabled list and placed infielder Derek Dietrich on the 15-day disabled list.Miami announced the moves Tuesday before it opens its three-game series against the Kansas City Royals.Bour has been out since July 3 with a right ankle sprain and was originally expected back at the beginning of the...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Fernando Rodney’s club option just got more expensive

Now, the Marlins might be hesitant to keep him on the roster. Fernando Rodney’s 2017 club option just got more expensive. On its surface, the option was expected to be worth about $2 million, but the value has increased $1.5 million as a result of appearances and games he finished and could be worth a maximum of $5 million, according to Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald. When...
Via Fish Stripes
3 days ago

Giancarlo Stanton planning to return before end of regular season

It looks like whoever ruled out Giancarlo Stanton for the remainder of the season forgot to tell Giancarlo Stanton. Miami Marlins president of baseball operations Michael Hill said on Sunday that Stanton is planning to return before the end of the regular season. “He’s going to be back,” Hill said, per Joe Frisaro of MLB.com. “He’s told me he’s going to be back. He’s...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Joey Votto appropriately had 51 pizzas delivered to Ichiro Suzuki

Everybody likes pizza, it’s a fact of the human race. So naturally, Cincinnati Reds star first baseman Joey Votto decided that he was going to order some pizza for 3,000-hit club member Ichiro Suzuki. But he didn’t just order a few of them, he ordered 51 (!) pizzas, in honor of Ichiro’s No. 51. Yes, that’s 51 individual pizzas all for Ichiro, delivered to the Miami Marlins’...
Via The Comeback
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins: The summer freeze

All MLB teams go through rough patches throughout the season. It happens. However, some teams get cold at horrible times. For example, everyone remembers how the Boston Red Sox choked their season away, and cost Terry Francona his job, in September of 2011. That instance is very extreme compared to the 2016 Miami Marlins, a team that lacks playoff experience. After failing to take...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets, Marlins get in Twitter beef over injured player potshots

A snarky New York Mets fans managed to somehow ignite a contentious, albeit brief, Twitter feud between his favorite MLB team and the Miami Marlins. Perhaps what made the entire so strange is that the teams weren’t even squaring off on Tuesday night when the Twitter spat got started. Here’s how it played out. Said Mets fan reached out to the Marlins official Twitter account...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins to consider adding A-Rod after Stanton injury?

With Giancarlo Stanton out for the season, the Miami Marlins are looking for another bat, and Alex Rodriguez is under consideration. Marlins president Michael Hill told reporters on Sunday that Rodriguez is an available player and would be considered as an addition. Hill says #marlins will give A Rod consideration. "He's an available player. " — Craig Davis (@CraigDavisRuns...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Giancarlo Stanton out for season with groin injury

Giancarlo Stanton is out for the season with a groin injury, Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly announced on Sunday. Stanton was injured on the final play of Saturday’s 8-7 loss to the White Sox when he tried to stretch a single into a double. Stanton was 3-for-5 in the game with a home run and three RBIs to break out of a slump. Stanton finishes the season with a .244 batting...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Barry Bonds got ejected in a game against the Giants

San Francisco Giants legend and current Miami Marlins hitting coach Barry Bonds was ejected from Wednesday afternoon’s Giants-Marlins game at Marlins Park for arguing about the strike zone. I’m curious if this is Bonds’ first ejection as a coach — I’m assuming it is, considering it’s his first year as a coach in the majors. Also, this is probably the first time Bonds...
Via The Outside Corner
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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