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Jeffrey Loria: No Other Player for Marlins Will Wear No. 16

As everyone who follows baseball or the news knows Jose Fernandez, an All-Star pitcher for the Miami Marlins was killed early Sunday morning in a South Florida boating accident. Miami cancelled their game on Sunday, but played on Monday against the New York Mets. Players for the Marlins honored Fernandez by all wearing his No. 16 jersey. Following the game, the players left the game ball and all their hats from the game on the pitcher’s mound. Prior to the game, Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria said that no other player for the Marlins would wear the... 
 

Atlanta Braves Trade Jeff Francoeur to Miami Marlins

The Miami Marlins have acquired Jeff Francoeur a veteran outfielder from the Atlanta Braves in a deal that involved three teams with the Texas Rangers being the third team. Dylan Moore an infielder in the minor leagues was traded to Atlanta from Texas and Matt Foley a catcher in the minor leagues went to the Braves from Miami. As part of this trade, Atlanta will send Miami nearly $105,000 to offset the contract of Francoeur. Texas obtained a part of international signing slots from the Marlins and one from the Braves. Any player in the big leagues... 
 

Ichiro Suzuki Inches Closer to 3,000 Hits Milestone

Just 29 Major League Baseball players in the history of the sport have reached 3,000 hits in their career. The 30th player is closing in quickly on that milestone. Ichiro Suzuki, the 42-year old outfielder for the Miami Marlins is just six hits short of the big milestone, after recording 3 hits in Sunday’s game. During the Marlins win of 6-3 on Sunday over the St. Louis Cardinals, Suzuki went 3 for 4 that included a base on balls, double and steal. The day was big for Suzuki as it moved him just six hits shy of the mark of 3,000 for his MLB career.... 
 

Giants set to acquire Casey McGehee from Marlins

The San Francisco Giants have found a replacement for Pablo Sandoval at third base for the 2015 season, at least they hope so. The Giants announced they have acquired  third baseman Casey McGehee from the Miami Marlins in a trade that sends right-handers Kendry Flores and Luis Castillo to Miami. Earlier this off-season Sandoval signed a free-agrect deal, $95 million over five years with the Boston Red Sox, leaving the Giants with a huge hole to fill. McGehee is expected to serve more or less as a bridge at the position until the team can... 
 

Miami Marlins Sign Michael Morse

The Miami Marlins have signed Michael Morse to a two year deal worth $12 million reports Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald. Morse, 32, could slot into first base with the Marlins, either as a platoon partner with Garrett Jones or in a full-time role. A $12 million price tag seems attractive after seeing designated hitters Billy Butler and Kendrys Morales garner $30 million and $18 million, respectively. After an injury-marred 2013 campaign where he hit a miserable .215/.270/.381, Morse signed a one year, $6 million deal with the San Francisco... 
 

Marlins Acquire Mat Latos from Reds

The Miami Marlins have acquired starting pitcher Mat Latos from the Cincinnati Reds reports Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. In exchange the Reds will receive pitcher Anthony DeSclafani and catcher Chad Wallach. It’s been a busy couple of days for the Marlins who acquired second baseman Dee Gordon from the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday night. Latos, who turned 27 earlier this week, is coming off an injury-plagued year. He made just 16 starts as an elbow injury limited him significantly. Prior to that he had posted four straight solid seasons... 
 

Dodgers Ship Dee Gordon to Marlins in Six Player Trade

The Los Angeles Dodgers and Miami Marlins have agreed to a six player trade reports Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald. Dee Gordon and Dan Haren will go to the Marlins while left-hander Andrew Heaney, second baseman Enrique Hernandez, reliever Chris Hatcher and catching prospect Austin Barnes are on their way to Los Angeles. Gordon, the Dodgers second baseman and a 2014 All-Star and Heaney, a 23 year-old hurler who was picked 9th overall in 2012, are the main pieces in the deal. Earlier this offseason Haren, who exercised his $10 million player... 
 

Miami Marlins, Giancarlo Stanton Reach Agreement on Mega Deal

The Miami Marlins and  Giancarlo Stanton have reached an agreement on a record-setting 13-year, $325 million contract extension, according to CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman. While the deal hasn’t yet been made official, Heyman reports “there is a clear understanding the deal will be finalized. Stanton, 25, will receive an opt-out clause in addition to a no-trade provision, according to those sources. FOXSports.com first reported the sides were talking about a deal for $300 million or more. A press conference to celebrate the mega deal is expected... 
 

Miami Marlins Closing in on Huge Deal with Giancarlo Stanton

The Miami Marlins are closing in on a 13 year, $325 million dollar deal with slugger Giancarlo Stanton, reports Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. The deal would be the largest in baseball history. It would reportedly contain both a no-trade clause and an opt-out clause, giving Stanton the power to control where he would go in the event the Marlins considered moving him and the flexibility to hit free agency earlier. There’s no doubt that Stanton is one of the best players in the major leagues. He’s also just 25 years old and will be under team... 
 

MVP Candidates: Miami Marlins Giancarlo Stanton

Despite losing pitching phenom Jose Fernandez to season-ending elbow surgery, the Miami Marlins are still hanging around the fringes of the National League Wild Card hunt. At 64-65, they are just four games behind the San Francisco Giants for the second Wild Card berth. While their .465 rest-of-season projected winning percentage doesn’t inspire much hope, this season has been much more successful than most baseball analysts predicted. A big reason for why the Marlins are still in the hunt is the performance of Giancarlo Stanton. The Marlins... 
 

MLB Trade Rumors: Should the Marlins Deal Giancarlo Stanton?

The Miami Marlins got off to a surprising start in 2014. As late as May 8th, they were in first place in the National League East. Since then they’ve gone 11-20 and after losing to the New York Mets, they enter the All-Star break at 44-50. Despite the team’s struggles, slugger Giancarlo Stanton is having an excellent season. Stanton, who is still just 24, is playing in his fifth major league season. He dealt with injuries in 2013, and produced a slash line of .249/.365/.480 for a 135 wRC+ and 2.3 fWAR. Good numbers to be sure, but... 
 

Tyler Kolek: Marlins Reach Agreement With Second Overall Pick

The Miami Marlins shave reached an agreement with Tyler Kolek, the second overall pick of the 2014 draft, and will officially introduce their newest prospect later today.The deal is worth a reported $6 million below the approximate $6.822MM slot price for the No. 2 overall selection. Kolek is a big-bodied right-hander, 6-foot-5, 255-pound,  who can touch triple digits and boasts a plus curve. “He’s got plenty of arm strength without trying to force anything,” Marlins vice president of scouting Stan Meek said, after the Marlins drafted... 
 

Gray, Cingrani, Paxton: Young Pitchers Impressing in 2014

Young players stole the show in 2013, and just four days into the 2014 season, several young pitchers are already making their mark. Youthful hurlers Michael Wacha, Jose Fernandez, and Chris Archer have turned in strong outings after making good showings in 2014. In addition, Sonny Gray, Tony Cingrani, and James Paxton had excellent first outings. Here’s a more in-depth look at what these three pitchers did in their first go-round in 2014. The 24 year-old Gray, a Vanderbilt product, made his mark in 2013, striking out 25.7 percent of hitters... 
 

Felix Hernandez and Jose Fernandez Dominate on Opening Day

Baseball is back. After a five month layoff, teams are playing meaningful games again. On Opening Day, aces Felix Hernandez and Jose Fernandez looked as though they hadn’t missed a beat. The Seattle Mariners ace worked six innings Monday night. He surrendered two earned runs, both on a two-run shot by Mike Trout. Of the 25 hitters he faced, Hernandez tallied 11 strikeouts, while issuing only one walk. His changeup was virtually unhittable. Hernandez’s changeup, which at times comes in at 90-91 miles per hour, has been his go-to pitch... 
 

Carlos Marmol, Chaz Roe Sign with Marlins, Pat Neshek with Cardinals

Relievers Carlos Marmol and Pat Neshek have signed with the Miami Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals, respectively. Marmol received a one year major league deal worth $1.25, reports Enrique Rojas of ESPNDeportes.com. Neshek agreed to a minor league deal with an invite to Spring Training, according to Keith Olbermann of ESPN.com. The 31 year-old Marmol posted a 17.8 percent walk rate in 52 appearances with the Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Dodgers in 2013, and saw his ERA climb to 4.41, his highest mark since becoming a reliever. Marmol has... 
 

Jeff Baker Signs a Two-Year Deal with the Miami Marlins

Jeff Baker signed a two-year deal with the Miami Marlins, reports Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish. The 32 year-old Baker is guaranteed $3.7 million. Over parts of eight seasons and nearly 1500 plate appearances with the Chicago Cubs and Colorado Rockies, Detroit Tigers and Atlanta Braves, Baker produced a pedestrian .266/.316/.428 line for a 90 wRC+ and 1.9 fWAR. He struck out in 23.5 percent of his plate appearances. However, 2013 was a different story for Baker. Playing a part time role for the Texas Rangers, the veteran saw playing time... 
 

Carroll, Nix, Francoeur, Slowey, Minor Moves Roundup

Jamey Carroll, Jayson Nix, Jeff Francoeur and Kevin Slowey recently signed minor league deals. Slowey, a 29 year-old right-hander, signed with the Miami Marlins. He threw 92 innings for the Marlins in 2013, posting an ERA of 4.11 and an FIP of 3.81. For his career, he’s walked only 3.8 percent of hitters while striking out 17.7 percent. With a fastball that sits at 89-90, and one of the lowest groundball rates of any starter in the majors, Slowey has had troubles with the longball, as shown by a career 1.4 HR/9. He’ll face stiff... 
 

Mariners Acquire Logan Morrison In Trade With Marlins

The Seattle Mariners acquired 1B/OF Logan Morrison from the Miami Marlins in a trade in exchange for right-handed reliever Carter Capps. Morrison, 25, hit .242/.333/.375 with six home runs in 85 games in 2013. Capps, 23, has a 5.04 ERA and 2.76 K/BB ratio in 84 relief innings spread across two major-league seasons. In those 84 innings, he’s recorded 94 strikeouts, but he’s also allowed 12 home runs. Morrison has been the subject of numerous trade rumors throughout the off-season,  peaking this week when the team signed Garrett Jones... 
 

Mike Napoli Free Agency Peaking – Red Sox, Rangers, Mariners In Play

Mike Napoli talks are reaching the critical stage according to Jon Paul Morosi of CBS Sports. The Miami Marlins, Texas Rangers, Seattle Mariners, and Boston Red Sox are all in contention to sign the first baseman. Napoli played the 2013 season on a one-year deal worth $13 million after his three-year contract was voided due to a degenerative hip condition. Despite the condition, he set a career-high in plate appearances with 578, and did not have any issues concerning the hip. In his first year as a full-time first baseman, Napoli put up solid... 
 

Miami Marlins Reach Agreement With Rafael Furcal

The Miami Marlins have reached an agreement with shortstop Rafael Furcal on a one-year deal according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. Furcal missed the entire 2013 season after Tommy John surgery but hit .264/.325/.346 with the Cardinals in 2012. The deal is pending a physical and no dollar amount was released. Look for details of the financials coming soon. The 13-year veteran, is a career .281 hitter, known for having a strong arm at short. Several teams were said to be on on Furcal this offseason including the Mets, Pirates, Nationals, Rockies... 
 

Miami Marlins Reach Agreement with Jarrod Saltalamacchia

Catchers are flying off the free agent market. The Miami Marlins reached an agreement with Jarrod Saltalamacchia. Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reported the signing. Phil Mackey of 1500 ESPN reports that it is a two-year deal with a club option for the third year. The Marlins along with the Twins were reportedly interested in Saltalamacchia The addition of Saltalamacchia should shore up the Marlins dismal receiving cast. Marlins catchers hit an MLB-worst .192/.249/.280 in 2013 with a dismal -1.8 fWAR. Saltalamacchia is coming off a career... 
 

Jarrod Saltalamacchia Drawing Interest From Marlins, Twins

With the signing of  A.J. Pierzynski by the Boston Red Sox expect the  interest for free-agent catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia to rise significantly  as the run on catchers this off-season continues. The Miami Marlins reportedly made an offer to catcher  Saltalamacchia and the Minnesota Twins who lost out on Pierzynski to Boston could be a perfect fit for Saltalamacchia. The Red Sox  reportedly offered Saltalamacchia a two-year deal. Saltalamacchia is said to be looking for a three-year deal at the minimum and the market for catchers... 
 

Jose Fernandez Named 2013 National League Rookie of the Year

Miami Marlins right hander Jose Fernandez was named the 2013 National League Rookie of the Year picking up 26 of 30 first-place votes. Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig finished second got the other four first-place votes. St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Shelby Miller was third. Dodgers pitcher Hyun-jin Ryu finished fourth. Fernandez was 12-6 with a 2.19 earned-run average, second to Dodgers ace and Cy Young Award favorite Clayton Kershaw. Fernandez also held opponents to a .182 batting average, the lowest among all major league... 
 

Marlins Trade Rumors: Potential Suitors for Five Players at Trade Deadline

In the wake of the Miami Marlins gutting its MLB roster back to “start”, Miami is obviously non-competitive leading to the trade deadline. Though the “Fish” are not in danger of being historically bad, they’re still a good bet for 100 losses and remain a few years away from any serious contention. Left with Giancarlo Stanton and a bunch of league minimum paychecks, the Marlins are undoubtedly going to continue its “selling” ways at this year’s deadline in the hopes of competing in the next few years. To... 
 

Jeff Mathis Walk-Off Grand Slam Propels Marlins to Victory (Video)

Heading into the bottom of the ninth, the San Diego Padres and Miami Marlins were locked in a 2-2 tie, but not for long as Jeff Mathis blasted a walk-off grand slam to open up the game and the victory for Miami. Mathis’ grand slam was the second of his career and the 3,000th home run in franchise history for the Miami Marlins. The Marlins struck first on Sunday on a Derek Dietrich two-run double to deep left center, scoring Logan Morrison and Marcell Ozuna for the early 2-0 lead. San Diego countered with two runs in the top of the seventh,... 
 

Marlins Ryan Webb, Mike Dunn, Not Steve Cishek, Likely to be Dealt

While most teams wonder what happens with hot-pitching Marlins’ pitcher, Ricky Nolasco, the Marlins are just as likely to deal some relievers at the trade deadline as they often do around this time. The popular rumor was they would trade closer, Steve Cishek, since Miami does not have any interest in competing this season and can take advantage of numerous teams with reliever needs. However, recent struggles from Cishek, particularly against lefties, has decreased his value and bloated his ERA to 3.45 in a pitcher’s park. Though Cishek... 
 

Miami Marlins Shopping Ricky Nolasco Ahead of Trade Deadline

According to a report by New York News Daily’s Andy Martino, the Miami Marlins have been aggressive in shopping their starting pitcher and highest paid player, Ricky Nolasco, before the July trade deadline. Nolasco is in the last year of a contract that has the Marlins paying him $11.5 million this season, wherein he will be a free-agent at the end of the the year. Nolasco has spent his entire seven year career with the Marlins and has posted a 3.68 ERA and 77/25 strikeout to walk in 100.1 innings of work this season, wherein Miami will most... 
 

Marlins Giancarlo Stanton Homers Twice To Reach 100 In Career

Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton hit two home runs Monday night in a win over the Arizona Diamondbacks including a game-winning blast off Heath Bell in the top of the ninth. The two home runs were his 99th and 100 of his career and made him the 10th youngest player to reach 100 home runs and the ninth fastest in Major League history to do so. The Marlins only had two hits in the game but they made them count with the Stanton home runs. The outfielder struggled mightily in April, batting .227, but since returning to the lineup he has... 
 

Marlins Kevin Slowey Demoted to Bullpen Role

The Miami Marlins have announced the demotion of starting pitcher Kevin Slowey to the bullpen in the wake of poor outings and as means to make room for Nate Eovaldi, who will attempt to return to the starting rotation for the first time this season. After starting the first seven games of the season on a strong note, in which he posted a 1.81 ERA and 36/8 strikeout to walk ratio in 44 2/3 innings of work, Slowey has regressed tremendously in his last seven outings. Over the course of those seven starts, Slowey has posted a 1-4 record and 7.08 ERA... 
 

Miami Marlins Giancarlo Stanton Reactivated from DL

The Miami Marlins have activated Giancarlo Stanton from the 15-day DL, who has been out since late-April with an injured hamstring, and will return to the lineup in Monday night’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers. Stanton may have been able to return at a sooner date if not for a bout with sore knees two weeks ago, which held back his rehab activities. Miami has had a miserable season in which they currently boast the worst record in the major leagues at 18-44, good enough for fifth in the NL East standings. The Marlins have struggled offensively... 
 

Marlins Jose Fernandez Dominates Mets in 8-1 Victory

Miami Marlins starter Jose Fernandez did it all for his club on Saturday afternoon, providing offense and superb pitching in an 8-1 victory over the New York Mets. Fernandez pitched seven scoreless innings, surrendering just three hits and striking out eight batters with one walk. Fernandez was in control of his arsenal, painting the plate nicely with his plus fastball and curveball combination, a pitch (curveball) he has relied heavily upon this season (and subsequently has had much success with). Coming off of the worst outing of his short career,... 
 

Giancarlo Stanton Making Progress: Takes Batting Practice

Giancarlo Stanton is making progress towards returning from the disabled list. Stanton took batting practice for the first time at Marlins Park since straining his right hamstring on April 30. Marlins manager Mike Redmond  was encouraged by the progress. “He looked good,” Redmond said, “like he was feeling all right. I didn’t ask him afterwards; I’m just going off the results. He was hitting them out. It’s another encouraging sign that he’s a little closer to being back on the field.” The next step for Stanton will be to include... 
 

Ricky Nolasco Fans 11 to End Miami Marlins Skid

Following a rough start on Tuesday against the Cincinnati Reds in which he surrendered six runs in five innings, Miami Marlins starter Ricky Nolasco rebounded with a solid performance against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday afternoon. Nolasco worked eight innings surrendering one run on five hits, striking out 11 batters with a commanding curveball that he was able to locate across the plate. Perhaps his best start of the season, Nolasco cemented a 2-1 victory for the struggling Marlins. Despite a record of 3-5, Nolasco has served as one of the... 
 

Derek Dietrich Offers Potential Spark for Struggling Marlins

Miami Marlins rookie second baseman Derek Dietrich went 2 for 4 with an RBI single in the Marlins’ 6-2 loss to the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night. The Miami newcomer has gone 6 for 14 with 4 RBI since his call up from Double-A Jacksonville on May 8, serving as the replacement for injured Donovan Solano along with journeyman infielder Nick Green. A multi-tool talent out of Georgia Tech, Dietrich was selected by the Tampa Bay Rays in the 2nd Round of the 2010 MLB Amateur Draft before being traded to Miami for veteran shortstop Yunel Escobar this... 
 

Marlins OF Giancarlo Stanton Placed On The DL

As expected, Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring  sustained last night trying to beat out an infield tapper in the 10th inning in Monday’s game against the New York Mets. Stanton’s bat was coming to life after three home runs against the Chicago Cubs this past weekend. See Video Below. The Marlins are the only team in the majors averaging fewer than three runs a game, and Stanton’s three homers still are one quarter of the lowest team total in the big leagues. Miami... 
 

Giancarlo Stanton Leaves Game With Apparent Hamstring Injury

Giancarlo Stanton clutched his right hamstring just as he reached the first-base bag and began hopping on one leg in obvious pain in the process of running out a ground ball and had to leave the game against the New York Mets. Stanton walked off the field gingerly with the assistance of trainer Sean Cunningham Stanton is batting .227/.341/381 thus far in 2013 and hit his first home run of the season this past weekend. Stanton missed five games earlier this season with a sore shoulder, and has been plaques with hamstring injuries throughout his... 
 

Miami Marlins Add Jose Fernandez To Opening Day Roster

The Miami Marlins  added prospect RHP  Jose Fernandez to their opening-day roster after placing RHP Nathan Eovaldi on the 15-day disabled list with a right shoulder injury. Henderson Alvarez is also out with a shoulder injury.  Fernandez has not pitched above Class A ball,  and posted a 1.75 ERA and 158/35 K/BB ratio over 134 innings in 2012. Fernandez will make his first start next Sunday against the New York Mets Fernandez was sent to minor league camp earlier this month,  and was expected to start the season with Double-A Jacksonville.... 
 

Miami Marlins Release Veteran Chone Figgins

The Miami Marlins released veteran infielder Chone Figgins today. Figgins  was signed to a minor league deal in early February in hopes that he could provide some infield that and perhaps contribute in the outfield. Figgins was released from the Seattle Mariners organization in November. The Mariners still owe $8 million-$36 million four-year deal that was signed before the 2010 season.   The Marlins now have 42 players remaining in camp according to Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald. Figgins  may catch on with another team  but those possibilities... 
 

Jeffrey Loria is the Worst Owner in Sports

Forget about just baseball owners. Jeffrey Loria is the worst owner in all of sports. In fact Loira is such a bad owner it seems fair to draw conclusions he’s a bad person too. How else can he be so comfortable spending everyone else’s money for nothing but his own profit? How else could he be so out of touch, not only did he take out full one page ads all around Miami, but he did it in a newspaper, which probably has as many fans as the Marlins? And the tell-tale sign of someone you can’t trust? When they apologize by blaming... 
 

Marlins Lose Jeff Mathis for the Rest of Spring Training

Remaining fans of the Miami Marlins will not be pleased with the opener in Jupiter this spring. Despite an 8-3 victory over the Cardinals, the only long-term repercussions on Saturday equaled bad news for Miami. Backup, veteran catcher, Jeff Mathis, suffered a non-displace fracture to his collar bone on a foul tip from Matt Holliday. Now he is projected to miss around six weeks, which extends about a week into the regular season. The Marlins, who traded their starting catcher, John Buck, from 2012, along with all of their higher paid players over... 
 

National League: Projected Platoons for 2013

With the ever rising cost of offense, more and more teams are looking to platoons as low-cost, high-reward options. The platoon is hardly a new managerial tool, but it seems as though there are more teams using the stat-heavy angle to leverage player’s stronger sides to enhance the team’s production–while also saving a penny or two in the process. Below is an in-depth, projected list of National League organizations and their respective platoons for 2013. Atlanta Braves: THIRD BASE -As much as the Braves like Juan Francisco‘s... 
 

Miami Marlins: 2013 Spring Training Preview Guide

Unlike last February, when south Florida was brimming with excitement over the debut of a new stadium and a roster stocked with standout acquisitions like Jose Reyes, Matt Buehrle and Heath Bell, expectations are low for the Miami Marlins in 2013. Owner Jeffrey Loria started a fire sale during the second half of last season when he unloaded Hanley Ramirez, Anibal Sanchez and Omar Infante. He continued this offseason by dealing Reyes, starting pitchers Josh Johnson and Buehrle, infielder Emilio Bonifacio and catcher John Buck to Toronto for Major... 
 

Marlins Add Chone Figgins on Minor League Deal

The bargain-hunting Miami Marlins signed former Seattle Mariners infielder Chone Figgins  to a minor-league deal with an invitation to major-league spring training. Figgins, now 35 years old, was released in November from the Mariners, still owed $8 million from a $36 million four-year deal that was signed before the 2010 season. If Figgins makes the Miami roster the team would only owe him $490,000, the league minimum. Figgins is a former All-Star who played eight seasons with Los Angeles Angels. Figgins finished 10th in American League most... 
 

Miami Marlins: Top 10 Prospects For 2013

A new year has brought new (and tempered) expectations for the Miami Marlins. Last offseason, the club opened the vault and spent $191 million for names like Jose Reyes, Mark Buehrle, and Heath Bell, and South Beach expected to be the scene of raucous World Series parties in October. Instead, the Marlins struggled under first-year manager Ozzie Guillen and underwent yet another fire sale that saw all the aforementioned players along with Hanley Ramirez, Anibal Sanchez and Josh Johnson among others in new uniforms. As spring training nears, there... 
 

Miami Marlins: Austin Kearns to Sign Minor League Deal

Austin Kearns spent 2012 with the Miami Marlins and hit .245 with four home runs and 16 RBI. Kearns was used primarily as a right-handed bat off the bench. According to the Miami Herald Kearns will re-sign with the Marlins on a minor-league contract with an invitation to spring training. Kearns is expected to provide depth for the Marlins at first base and as a corner outfielder. Logan Morrison who is recovering from right knee surgery for the Marlins, isn’t expected to be 100% heading into spring training. The team has a need at first base... 
 

Giancarlo Stanton: Five Possible and In-Depth Trade Scenarios

Marlins will listen to offers, but will they make a deal? It would be silly for the Miami Marlins to trade Giancarlo Stanton. At age 22, Stanton enjoyed his consecutive 30-plus homerun season–37 homeruns to be exact–and a dominant .290/.361/.608 line to go along with it. His 5.4 WAR is elite-worthy. And with just 2.118 years of service, Stanton and his growing talent are under team control for the next four years (or close to it). Yet, despite all this–and just being paid about 2% of his true value–the Marlins are willing... 
 

Marlins – Nolasco Wants Out, Stanton Unhapppy, and Escobar Being Shopped

It’s really not a lot of fun to be a Marlins fan these days After an epic salary dump/trade earlier this year that saw the team trade Josh Johnson, Jose Reyes, John Buck,  Hanley Ramirez, Anibal Sanchez and Mark Buehrle, wait have I missed anyone, today we learn that some of the leftovers from the big fish fry aren’t happy or are on the trade block or maybe both. Stanton, Nolasco and Escobar Giancarlo Stanton is reportedly not pleased with the situation in Miami. Stantons agent was asked if anything had changed with the young slugger... 
 

Free Agent Outfielder Juan Pierre Signs With Marlins

Pierre could hit lead-off for the Miami, provided he isn’t traded The Miami Marlins have signed veteran outfielder Juan Pierre. Pierre, 35, hit .307/.351/.371 with 37 steals for the Phillies this season. Juan C. Rodriguez of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that Pierre is getting a one-year contract from the Marlins worth $1.6 million. Pierre  played center for the Marlins from 2003-05, and is expected to see extensive playing in the Marlins outfield and possibly hit lead-off for the team. Logan Morrison will likely be... 
 

Marlins Trades Reaffirm MLB’s Laissez-Faire Indifference

“The damage to the Marlins’ ‘brand’ is impossible to calculate.” Baseball, often derided for it’s uncapped, laissez-faire player market that rewards deep pockets like the Yankees and Dodgers, is home to some of the most insatiable welfare pigs in professional sports. Jeffrey Loria and David Samson, respectively the Owner and President of that fluorescent pile of rubble that used to be the Miami Marlins, are two such freeloaders. The Marlins are now infamous for having imploded their roster for a third time... 
 

Marlins – Who is Left to Trade – Nolasco, Morrison, Stanton ?

The Marlins may not yet be done dealing players Ricky Nolasco and Logan Morrison might want to stay close to the phone. Morrison is reportedly being shopped and Nolasco is expected to be traded. Still basking in the afterglow of the mega-trade that sent Josh Johnson, Mark Buehrle, Emilio Bonifacio and catcher John Buck to Toronto in exchange for pitchers Henderson Alvarez and Justin Nicolino, infielders Yunel Escobar and Adeiny Hechavarria, and center fielder Jake Marisnick, catcher Jeff Mathis and minor league right-hander Anthony... 
 
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