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
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sources: Marlins reel in Straily for prospect haul

The Marlins are on the verge of acquiring right-hander Dan Straily from the Reds for three of their top 16 prospects, according to multiple sources.
16 hours ago

Rating HOF results for players with Miami Marlins affiliations

It is official! Tim Raines, who was in his final year of eligibility, Ivan Rodriguez, and Jeff Bagwell have all made it to the Baseball Hall of Fame. With the PED speculation being the biggest elephant in the room, as usual, there were mixed reactions to those results, especially with Bagwell and Rodriguez. While none of these players are entering the Hall as a member of the Miami...
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Two former Marlins elected to Hall of Fame

Ivan Rodriguez and Tim Raines are headed to Cooperstown. Ivan Rodriguez and Tim Raines have been elected to the highest honor in Major League Baseball. The two former Marlins, along with Jeff Bagwell, have been elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame as part of the 2017 class. Rodriguez, more widely known as “Pudge”, received 76 percent of the vote and was elected in his first...
Via Fish Stripes
1 day ago

Don’t blame David Phelps for (probably) seeking more money

Phelps had one of the best seasons of his major league career in 2016. Miami was able to agree to new deals with all but one of its arbitration-eligible players last week, and it’s hard to fault the one who sought additional cash. David Phelps, who proved to be a valuable piece in the back-end of the Marlins bullpen last season, filed at $4.6 million while the Marlins’ ideal...
Via Fish Stripes
1 day ago

Marlins Morning News: Edinson Volquez’s brother killed in Dominican Republic

Marlins news and links from around baseball Marlins News: Newly acquired starting pitcher Edinson Volquez learned yesterday that his brother Brandy Volquez had been stabbed to death in the Dominican Republic. Volquez’s younger brother was only 25 years old and is survived by five children. The Fish Stripes staff would like to extend it’s condolences during this tough time for...
Via Fish Stripes
1 day ago

Around the Horn: 'Layers of quality' in Marlins' bullpen

Spring Training for the Marlins gets underway with pitchers and catchers workouts beginning on Feb. 14 at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Fla. As the countdown continues, is taking a position-by-position look at how Miami's 2017 squad is shaping up. This is the second in a multipart Around the Horn series that will run periodically until camp starts. Today's focus: the rotation.
2 days ago

2017 ZiPS Projections – Miami Marlins

After having typically appeared in the very famous pages of Baseball Think Factory, Dan Szymborski’s ZiPS projections have been released at FanGraphs the past few 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. Other Projections: Arizona / Atlanta / Boston / Chicago AL...
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins comes to terms with five of six arbitration-eligible players

MIAMI (AP) -- The Marlins have rewarded reliable All-Star closer A.J. Ramos with a $6.55 million contract as Miami reached agreement on one-year deals with five of its six arbitration-eligible players Friday.Ramos recorded 40 saves in 2016 and is expected to anchor a bullpen that could be the Marlins' strength. His new deal includes a $25,000 bonus for another All-Star selection...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Breaking down the Miami Marlins offseason moves

The Miami Marlins baseball team has been an average team since the last time they won the World Series in 2003. They have posted winning records in four of their last thirteen years but have still proven to attract young talent and veterans from around the league. This coming offseason, the Miami Marlins have already made acquisitions that emulate recent playoff teams by building...
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeffrey Loria reportedly willing to sell Marlins for $1.7 billion

Anyone with nearly $2 billion lying around can reportedly buy the Miami Marlins from owner Jeffrey Loria. “The latest buzz among sports bankers is that the Miami Marlins can be had for $1.7 billion,” a report from Mike Ozanian of Forbes said. Amazingly, $1.7 billion actually seems like a bargain for a few of MLB franchises. Prior to the 2016 season, a Forbes report valued...
Via Sportsnaut
December 15, 2016  |  Discuss

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 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
December 08, 2016  |  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
December 08, 2016  |  Discuss

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
December 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins want a closer, but have bigger needs

The Miami Marlins are in the market for a closer this week at MLB’s Winter Meetings. This is a bit surprising, considering AJ Ramos has saved 72 games for the club over the last two years while striking out 160 hitters in 134 1/3 innings. It’s even more surprising when you hear that the Marlins are considering throwing stupid money at one of the top closers on the market. ...
Via The Comeback
December 05, 2016  |  Discuss

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