Gray, Cingrani, Paxton: Young Pitchers Impressing in 2014

MLB News

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 […]

Felix Hernandez and Jose Fernandez Dominate on Opening Day

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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 […]

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

Marlins News

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 […]

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

Marlins News

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Miami Marlins Reach Agreement with Jarrod Saltalamacchia

Marlins Rumors

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 […]

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 […]