No surprise. Jose Fernandez will be #marlins Opening Day starter, according to Mike Redmond
CBSSports.com "To no one's surprise, Marlins manager Mike Redmond announced Jose Fernandez will be the team's opening day starter in a few weeks. The right-hander was named NL Rookie of the Year and finished third in the Cy Young voting last season. At 21 years and 274 days old, Fernandez will be the youngest..." March 02
#Marlins RHP and reigning NL ROY Jose Fernandez earning $635,000 in 2014, $135K over the major league minimum.
Miami Herald "Derek Dietrich isn’t looking back. The 24-year-old second baseman — whose first big-league stint with the Marlins couldn’t have started any better or ended any uglier because of an altercation with former hitting coach Tino Martinez — is out to win a job with the big-league team this..." February 28
Miami Herald "It’s pretty rare when a future first-round pick in baseball gets the chance to face a future Heisman Trophy winner. But Marlins third-base prospect Colin Moran was part of one of those special moments last May. In his last regular-season game in a North Carolina Tar Heels uniform, Moran led off..." February 27
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "In the literal sense, Carlos Marmol always gets back in the saddle. He owns a ranch in his native Dominican Republic and spends much of his offseason riding horses. "That's my hobby," said Marmol, who currently has about 60 horses back home in Bonao. "I breed them. I sell them. One of my..." February 27
Ex New York #Yankee Carl Pavano - has announced hit retirement after trying to come back from a ruptured spleen that occurred last season.
#Marlins RHP Henderson Alvarez to miss a couple of days due to right shin infection..
Redmond said #Marlins plan on easing 2B Rafael Furcal into Grapefruit League action after missing all of 2013 following Tommy John surgery
USA Today "Major League Baseball implemented an experimental, controversial rule Monday to protect catchers, prohibiting baserunners from initiating deliberate collisions at home plate in hopes of preventing concussions and injuries. Tony Clark, executive director of the Major League Players Association,..." February 25
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Any other offseason, Henderson Alvarez joining his winter ball team in his native Venezuela might have generated at best moderate fanfare. This wasn't a typical offseason. Alvarez did not anticipate the reception he received in December, when he put on the La Guaira uniform for the first time...." February 19
#Marlins non-roster invitees Henry Rodriguez and Jesus Sanchez not on hand for first pitchers/catchers workout due to visa issues.
Miami Herald "The Marlins do not plan to make a multiyear offer to right fielder Giancarlo Stanton until after the season, which is fine with him. Asked if Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman’s recent eight-year, $135 million contract could be similar to what he gets eventually, Stanton said Saturday: “The..." February 16
Source: #Marlins Chris Hatcher cleared waivers and will likely head to camp with Miami as non-roster invite. Was DFA recently.
Fansided "The Orioles have added depth to their outfield, which has been a position of need for them this off season. Multiple sources reported that Baltimore claimed utility man Jimmy Paredes off waivers from the Miami Marlins Saturday afternoon. Paredes had been taken off of waivers by Miami from..." February 15
MLB.com "Jim Fregosi, a former All-Star shortstop who spent 53 years in professional baseball as a player, manager and scout, passed away early Friday morning, six days after suffering multiple strokes during an MLB alumni cruise. "He passed away at 2:36 a.m. [ET]," according to Jim Fregosi Jr., the..." February 14
ESPN New York "Major League Baseball owners, despite earning more than $8 billion in revenue in 2013, voted in January to allow individual teams to slash or eliminate pension-plan offerings to their non-uniformed personnel. The vote, tabled a year earlier when the intention became public, quietly took place..." February 14
Fox Sports "Major League Baseball announced on Thursday morning that a two-game Grapefruit League series between the New York Yankees and Miami Marlins will mark the return of MLB to Panama for the first time since 1947. The ''Legend Series,'' to be played March 15-16 at Panama City's Rod Carew Stadium,..." February 13
Hardball Talk "The New York Daily News reports that, now that A-Rod has dropped his appeal and is accepting his suspension, Major League Baseball is going to drop the lawsuit it filed last March against Biogenesis, Anthony Bosch, Juan Carlos Nunez and multiple other defendants. Which, of course, just..." February 12
Fox Sports "You may have noticed that spring training is about to begin, yet baseball still has not banned home-plate collisions. Both the players and owners want to enact such a rule to protect catchers, but the issue -- somewhat like expanded replay -- is more complicated than it appears. As Hall of..." February 12
Fox Sports "Pete Rose, who remains banned from Major League Baseball for betting on games during his years as a player and as a manager, said Monday that his transgression isn’t quite as bad as using performance-enhancing drugs. “They’re both bad. I think in my case, I know I didn’t do anything to alter..." February 11
SB Nation "Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton says that he would be willing to sign a long-term extension with the club if it shows a focus on competing, reports Joe Frisaro of MLB.com. Stanton, 24, recently agreed to a $6.5 million deal with the team for 2014 to avoid arbitration in his first..." February 11
MLB.com "Carlos Marmol celebrated a major victory before a pitch was even thrown Thursday night. Then his team lost the game. The veteran right-handed pitcher agreed to a one-year Major League deal with the Marlins for $1.25 million before the start of the Caribbean Series semifinal game between..." February 07
Source: Righty Chaz Roe is signing with the Marlins.
MLB Trade Rumors "The Marlins have agreed to a one-year, $1.25MM deal with reliever Carlos Marmol, reports Enrique Rojas of ESPNDeportes.com (Spanish language link)." February 06
SI.com "Former NBA All-Star Tracy McGrady confirmed his intentions to play baseball, saying to Yahoo! Sports’ Tim Brown that the attempt is “not a gimmick.” McGrady retired from the NBA in August and it has been reported that he can throw a 90 MPH fastball. The Sugar Land Skeeters of the Atlantic..." February 05
Fort Worth Star-Telegram "The dirt road that Texas Rangers scouts and officials navigated to reach the home of coveted prospect Jairo Beras has been altered by progress the past few years. An overpass, part of the major road improvements designed to make a tourist’s two-hour commute from Las Americas International..." February 05
Jeff Baker and marlins agree to 2-year deal
Fansided "It remains highly doubtful that the Boston Red Sox would entertain the notion of trading third baseman Will Middlebrooks, but if they do, the Miami Marlins apparently want in. Middlebrooks struggled mightily during the 2013 campaign – eventually being demoted to the minor leagues. But the young..." February 02
#Marlins sign OF Reed Johnson to minor lg contract w/invitation to ML spring training.
Fish Stripes "The Miami Marlins have had a mixed offseason in terms of successes and failures before the 2014 campaign. On the one hand, they made a smart move to pick up Jarrod Saltalamacchia for three years at very affordable prices. On the other hand, they commited two years to a potentially..." January 28
Fox Sports Florida "Marlins top prospect Andrew Heaney doesn't worry about the pressure that comes with being the ninth overall pick in the 2012 First-Year Player Draft. When the 22-year-old left-hander arrives in Jupiter, Fla., in three weeks for the start of big league camp, Heaney will zero in on his own high..." January 28
Hardball Talk "MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro reports that the Marlins have signed utilityman Ty Wigginton to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training. Wigginton will be competing for a bench job. He can play first, second, and third, and even has experience in the outfield corners. Wigginton was..." January 25
MLB.com "The Marlins still have some offseason shopping to do before Spring Training opens on Feb. 16. The club is in the market for a right-handed hitter to come off the bench. A veteran on Miami’s list is outfielder Vernon Wells. The 35-year-old was designed for assignment by the Yankees earlier..." January 24
Hardball Talk "We’ve mentioned before that Marlins President David Samson is going to be a contestant on “Survivor.” Yesterday his little bio for the show was released. In those things, the contestants talk up their accomplishments and explain why they’ll win. Here’s Samson: Personal Claim to Fame: Got local..." January 23
Jennings @marlins told us they have communicated with Giancarlo Stanton their desire to sign him to a longterm deal the soonerthebetter XM89
CBSSports.com "By 2015, all 30 MLB ballparks must have either handheld or walk-through metal detectors in place, the league has informed teams. "This procedure, which results from MLB's continuing work with the Department of Homeland Security to standardize security practices across the game, will be in..." January 21
Stanton gets $6.5M from #Marlins, plus $100K for 600 PAs. Two sides avoid arbitration - a coup, considering their contentious history.
RHP Steve Cishek and #Marlins agree on $3.8M one-year deal, avoiding arb
#Marlins sign RH Henry Rodriguez to minor lg contract w/invitation to ML spring training. Also 2B Avery Romero extended invitation to ML ...
Miami Herald "Chris Coghlan’s up-and-down odyssey with the Miami Marlins is over. Coghlan has signed a minor-league contract with the Chicago Cubs, according to the New York Post’s Joel Sherman. The deal will pay him $800,000 if he makes the majors and an additional $250,000 in incentives based on plate..." January 16
ESPN.com "A few months ago, even a few weeks ago, it looked as if the final details of baseball's bold new replay world were going to be dropped into place at the January owners meetings. Uh, not so fast. One slight problem: MLB still hasn't cut a deal with either the players' or umpires' unions. Not..." January 15
Fox Sports Florida "Marlins infield coach Perry Hill won't require nametags when he arrives in Jupiter, Fla. next month for the start of spring training. Hill does, however, expect it to take some time for Miami's infield additions to acclimate themselves to their teammates and organization. Over the offseason..." January 14
Hardball Talk "Jordany Valdespin is not exactly the most user-friendly guy around. Last May he angered the Pirates by showboating after hitting a home run . . . with his team down 7-1. Last summer he threw a temper tantrum after learning he was being demoted to Triple-A Las Vegas. After going down to Vegas he..." January 14
CBSSports.com "In each of the last two seasons, we've watched an all-time great walk away from baseball. In 2012 it was Chipper Jones, and last year it was Mariano Rivera. Both players were honored in each road ballpark in their final seasons and received gifts from the other clubs. Commissioner Bud Selig,..." January 14
SI.com "Outwit. Outplay. Outlast. While certainly not the slogan of the Marlins, those words will soon be guiding Marlins president David Samson in an off-the-field endeavor. According to Local 10 Miami, Samson, 45, will be one of 18 contestants to compete during the next season of Survivor. Named..." January 11
Hardball Talk "WPLG-TV in Florida reports that Marlins president David Samson will follow in Jeff Kent’s footsteps and appear as a contestant on the next season of “Survivor.” According to Will Manso of WPLG the new season begins airing on CBS next month and Samson will be one of 18 players. Samson has..." January 09
#Marlins sign five to minor league deals: RHPs Kevin Slowey & Craig Westcott, LHP Jose Gonzalez, 2B/OF Jordany Valdespin and OF Joe Benson.
New York Post "First-year candidate Greg Maddux is not going to be a unanimous selection to the Baseball Hall of Fame on Wednesday, but he could be on target, like one of his perfectly placed fastballs, to wind up with the highest percentage of votes in history. Sure, the Hall of Fame continues to be the Hall..." January 08