Salty will wear No 39 wit #Marlins
MLB.com "Garrett Jones has finalized his two-year deal with the Marlins, and an announcement is expected on Monday. The 32-year-old, formerly with the Pirates, is expected to be a platoon option at first base. A left-handed hitter with 102 career home runs, he also offers depth in right field. Jones..." December 09
MLB.com "Former managers Tony La Russa, Joe Torre and Bobby Cox have been elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame by a unanimous vote of the Expansion Era committee. La Russa, Torre and Cox rank third, fourth and fifth in managerial victories in Major League history, each winning more than 2,000..." December 09
Marlins now telling teams they WILL trade Logan Morrison shortly. One team that appears very interested is the Rays, to replace James Loney
MLB Trade Rumors "The Pirates are discussing first base upgrades and the names of Logan Morrison and Adam Lind have come up recently, reports Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports (Twitter link). Pittsburgh was first connected to Lind last week. Those reports also connected the Buccos to James Loney, but Morosi..." December 09
CBSSports.com "The Astros have signed free agent relief pitcher Chad Qualls to a two-year deal, the club announced Saturday afternoon. It also includes a club option for a third year in 2016. The deal is for $9.5 million plus incentives, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. Qualls, 35, had a 2.61 ERA,..." December 07
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "It's not the Jose Reyes-Mark Buehrle-Heath Bell triumvirate of two years ago, but the Marlins in less than a week have landed another free agent threesome. Friday, they announced the acquisitions of catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia and shortstop Rafael Furcal. Signed to a three-year, $21 million..." December 07
Sources: Red Sox and Brewers among teams that have checked in with Marlins about Logan Morrison. @FOXSports1
Miami Herald "The Marlins are so open to the idea of trading Logan Morrison, presuming they can get something decent back for him, that they've already had discussions with at least one potential replacement. According to sources, the Marlins have had serious discussions with former Pirates first baseman..." December 06
Actual scoop! Source confirms #Orioles have agreement with Ryan Webb for 2-year deal worth $4.5 million, pending physical.
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The Miami Marlins are adding a veteran bat to their infield, just not at the position most anticipated. A league source confirmed a Fox Sports report that Rafael Furcal has agreed to a one-year deal to be the club's starting second baseman. The contract is believed to include a $3 million to..." December 06
A 3Bman TBA RT @legsanity: any idea who the next target is after the Salty signing?
Sources: #MARLINS agree with Rafael Furcal on one-year contract, pending physical. Plan is for Furcal to be everyday second baseman.
If Nippon Pro Baseball accepts $20mil max posting fee with team with worst record gets first shot at Tanaka - Hou, Miami, CWS, Cubs.lined up
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Jarrod Saltalamacchia's journey through free agency has brought him home. The West Palm Beach-born Saltalamacchia according to multiple sources who has agreed in principle to a three-year, $21 million deal. It came together Tuesday, when the Twins shifted their focus away from the..." December 04
Source: NPB clubs indicating they will accept maximum bid structure for posting system, now negotiating w/ MLB where that point would be.
MLBPlayers.com "The executive board of the Major League Baseball Players Association voted unanimously to appoint Tony Clark as the union's next executive director, pending a vote by the general membership, it was announced today during the MLBPA's annual executive board meeting. The general membership will vote..." December 04
Source tells me #Marlins are offering Saltalamacchia 2 years w/ 3rd-yr team option. Guessing Twins will have to top it (guarantee 3rd year?)
The @Marlins do not tender contracts to OF Chris Coghlan or RHP Ryan Webb.
Marlin Maniac "Many people in baseball viewed Jarrod Saltalamacchia as the second best free agent catcher on the market this year. If he truly is, then the Marlins just scored a big win in free agency. “Salty” is close to signing a free agent deal with the Miami Marlins, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox..." December 03
Update: Jarrod Saltalamacchia and #Marlins have agreed in principle to three-year, $21 millon contract
MLB.com "The free-agent pool got a boost on Monday, with former closers John Axford and Andrew Bailey among the biggest names cut loose ahead of the 11:59 p.m. ET non-tender deadline. Teams had until that time to offer -- or tender -- contracts to arbitration-eligible players. A non-tendered player..." December 03
CBSSports.com "A few weeks ago, talks between Major League Baseball and Nippon Professional Baseball about a new posting system hit a snag. MLB reportedly grew impatient and felt NPB's officials were dragging their feet seeking approval and finalizing the agreement. As a result, MLB amended their..." December 02
Hardball Talk "Interesting story from Juan C. Rodriguez of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel about Marlins shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria and advanced defensive metrics. The Marlins are confident that Hechavarria is one of the best defensive shortstops in the league — in fact, Marlins president of baseball..." November 30
Fansided "It was obvious that Mark Ellis’s time with the Los Angeles Dodgers was up when they signed Cuban infielder Alexander Guerrero. The Dodgers declined the 36 year old veterans $5.75 million dollar option but expressed interest in him returning to the team. His return to the Dodgers may be..." November 30
Gammons Daily "It appears that Dan Jennings has flexibility Larry Beinfest did not, and as he has reconstructed his front office with the additions of Craig Weissmann from Oakland, Jeff McAvoy from Tampa and Mike Berger from Arizona, some flexibility as far as trades are concerned. The Marlins have a wealth of..." November 29
Deadspin.com "Recently, as you may recall, we announced our plan to subvert the annual elections for baseball's Hall of Fame by buying votes from voters. Our idea was to make a mockery and farce of the increasingly solemn and absurd election process, and to take some power from the duly appointed custodians of..." November 27
Source: #Marlins have discussed Napoli internally and could enter mix at right price. Napoli is South Florida native and good friends ...
MLB.com "The induction ceremony for the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., next July 28 could have a real Atlanta Braves flavor to it. Former Braves pitchers Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine, each a 300-game winner, head a ballot stacked with superstar newcomers that will be studied by..." November 26
Miami Herald "It's been a quiet offseason so far for the Marlins, who have yet to make so much as a ripple -- much less a splash -- with either a free agent signing or trade of any sort, big or small. But they are continuing to poke about for upgrades, and here are a couple of new names to add to the..." November 24
Fansided "It seems like the Miami Marlins are hunting for someone who can hold down the hot corner as they’ve contacted several teams about possible trades that involved guys who could play third base. Maybe they won’t have to trade after all. One guy they were possibly interested in was Angels Mark..." November 22
#Marlins add 6 to roster: LHP Grant Dayton, RHP Michael Brady, RHP Angel Sanchez, RHP Jose Urena, OF Brent Keys, C JT Realmuto. 40-man at 39
MLB.com "The Marlins are surveying the market for impact bats, but they are not alone. Demand for quality hitters is high around the league, and the supply is scarce. For upgrades, the Marlins are exploring trades and modestly priced free-agent options. "You're assessing needs, sharing thoughts and..." November 20
MLB.com "There's an old joke that says all you need to have a long career in baseball is to pitch with your left hand and have a pulse. It's a big-league exaggeration, of course, but the best lefties in the business are right on the pulse of what makes playoff contenders successful. During this..." November 18
ESPN.com "Major League Baseball officials impeded a Florida Department of Health investigation of Biogenesis founder Tony Bosch by purchasing clinic documents they likely knew had been stolen and had been warned not to obtain, sources close to the investigation told "Outside the Lines." The Department of..." November 15
Reports: Japanese players' union approves new posting system. Players could be posted as early as Nov. 20.
USA Today "Major League Baseball took a big step toward full-scale instant replay reviews Thursday when the 30 club owners unanimously approved funding for an extensive video system that would allow managers to challenge almost every umpire's call except balls and strikes. "The clubs are very excited..." November 14
Owner: "Serious reservations" among clubs about posting process. Possible no agreement is reached, which means no Tanaka this off-season.
CBSSports.com "Officials from the Cubs and Marlins both agree they may have something to talk about. The Cubs have a stockpile of high-end position prospects and the Marlins have a long list of fine young pitchers. Prospect-for-prospect deals are rare because they require a strong stomach. Needless to say,..." November 13
New York Daily News "The Yankees have yet to release their spring training schedule for 2014, but when they do, it will feature a very different type of road trip. According to a source, the Yankees and Marlins will play a pair of exhibition games in Panama City. The games are tentatively scheduled for March 15-16,..." November 13
CBSSports.com "When someone recently suggested to a Marlins person that maybe they could just "tweak" a couple things to get better, the Marlins person said he thought to himself, "Tweak? We lost a hundred games. If we tweak, we might lose 98." No, the Marlins have set out to make some decent-sized changes..." November 12
MLB.com "At age 21, Jose Fernandez has made the leap from prized prospect to head of the class. The Marlins' phenom, who has an inspiring personal story and mesmerizing talent, has been voted the National League Rookie of the Year by the Baseball Writers' Association of America (BBWAA). Long considered..." November 12
MLB.com "In his wildest dreams, Jose Fernandez could never imagine achieving all he has during his remarkable rookie season. The Marlins' ace reached the big leagues at age 20, and he became the Marlins' lone All-Star. Now the hard-throwing right-hander is a finalist for the National League Rookie of..." November 11
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The numbers don't always confirm what the eye sees. Such is the debate between scouts and sabermetricians. In Marlins' right-hander Jose Fernandez, the two sides agree he's an ace. Monday, Fernandez will learn if he is the National League Rookie of the Year. He's already received several top..." November 11
Tampa Tribune "Jose Fernandez’s promotion to the Miami Marlins to begin the season was unexpected considering he hadn’t thrown an inning above Single-A. Wil Myers’ mid-June arrival was highly anticipated and somewhat delayed, according to some who follow the Rays. Both were impact players and proved early..." November 11
MLB.com "The top contenders for baseball's four major individual honors, as voted on by the Baseball Writers' Association of America, were revealed Tuesday on MLB Network. The winners of the Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year Awards (Monday), Managers of the Year (Tuesday), Cy Young Awards (Nov. 13) and..." November 06