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Source: Miami interested in Cuban OF Martinez

As part of their organizational makeover, the Marlins are placing a greater emphasis and more resources into signing international players. One of their early targets is Cuban-born outfielder Julio Pablo Martinez.
Author: Joe Frisaro
Posted: January 19, 2018, 5:43 pm

Five low-cost starters for Marlins to target

Through trades, the Marlins stocked their Minor League system with several potentially high-end pitchers. Four of them are in the Top 10 on MLB Pipeline's list of Marlins prospects -- Sandy Alcantara (No. 1), Jorge Guzman (No. 2), Nick Neidert (No. 7) and Merandy Gonzalez (No. 10).
Author: Joe Frisaro
Posted: January 18, 2018, 7:59 pm

Marlins sign 1B Rodriguez to Minors pact

The reigning Double-A Southern League batting champion is the latest non-roster invitee to Marlins' Spring Training. Jonathan Rodriguez, a power-hitting first baseman and outfielder, has signed a Minor League contract with an invitation to Spring Training.
Author: Joe Frisaro
Posted: January 18, 2018, 7:02 pm

At plate, Sheffield struck fear in foes

Gary Sheffield is almost certainly not going to get elected by the Baseball Writers' Association of America. But if there was a scary hitter Hall of Fame, the slugger would be a first-ballot selection.
Author: Joe Posnanski
Posted: January 18, 2018, 7:42 am

Ziegler says he won't ask Marlins to trade him

Brad Ziegler signed a two-year, $16 million contract with the Marlins last offseason, and the veteran right-hander has every intention to stick with the club until he is told otherwise.
Author: Joe Frisaro
Posted: January 17, 2018, 4:02 pm

Mayors tour Marlins Park, discuss HR sculpture

The Marlins had a couple of distinguished guests tour their ballpark on Tuesday. Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez and City of Miami Mayor Francis Suarez each made separate visits, and according to the team, they discussed a variety of topics.
Author: Joe Frisaro
Posted: January 17, 2018, 3:30 pm

Cutch deal affects markets for Yelich, Realmuto

Pittsburgh on Monday dealt former National League MVP outfielder Andrew McCutchen to the Giants just two days after ace Gerrit Cole was sent to the Astros. The two major moves have reshaped the market, which could potentially impact the number of clubs coveting Marlins outfielder Christian Yelich and catcher J.T. Realmuto.
Author: Joe Frisaro
Posted: January 16, 2018, 3:53 pm

Inbox: Will the Marlins deal Realmuto, Yelich?

From what I've gathered, after Giancarlo Stanton, Dee Gordon and Marcell Ozuna were traded, the Marlins' intentions were to keep Yelich, Realmuto, and we can add Starlin Castro to that group.
Posted: January 15, 2018, 3:16 pm

Marlins sign Van Slyke, Diaz to Minors deals

The Marlins added right-handed hitting and pitching depth to their system by signing outfielder/first baseman Scott Van Slyke and right-hander Jumbo Diaz to Minor League contracts on Saturday with invitations to Spring Training. Miami also added right-hander Tyler Cloyd and lefty Mike Kickham as non-roster invitees for when Spring Training opens at the Roger Dean Stadium complex in Jupiter, Fla., on Feb. 14.
Author: Joe Frisaro
Posted: January 13, 2018, 2:45 pm

J.T., Straily, Bour appear headed for arbitration

The Marlins reached agreement with infielders Miguel Rojas and Derek Dietrich on one-year deals Friday, but the organization was unable to come to terms with three of its core players who are arbitration-eligible for the first time: J.T. Realmuto, Dan Straily and Justin Bour.
Author: Joe Frisaro
Posted: January 13, 2018, 12:56 am

Prospect Alcantara: 'New doors are opening'

Sandy Alcantara possesses a 100-mph fastball, and he has top-of-the-rotation starter potential. With all the makings of a future ace in place, it would be tempting for the Marlins to speed up the developmental clock for the 22-year-old.
Author: Joe Frisaro
Posted: January 11, 2018, 3:20 pm

Marlins boast bevy of fireballers in '18 bullpen

With six weeks remaining before the start of Spring Training, is taking a look at the projected relief corps of all 30 teams. Here's how the Marlins might stack up.
Author: Joe Frisaro
Posted: January 10, 2018, 4:00 am

Where's the hair? Straily talks shave, rebuild

All the offseason moves mean the Marlins will have plenty of new faces in the clubhouse when Spring Training opens in February. It also may take a second or two to recognize a familiar face, because right-hander Dan Straily has shaved his previously full, red beard.
Author: Joe Frisaro
Posted: January 9, 2018, 8:44 pm

Dependable Urena, Straily front young rotation is taking a look at the projected rotation of all 30 teams ahead of Spring Training. Here's how the Marlins might stack up.
Author: Joe Frisaro
Posted: January 9, 2018, 4:01 am

Marlins' new-look lineup balances speed, power

With Miami's Spring Training set to begin with pitchers and catchers workouts on Feb. 14, takes a look at how the lineup currently shapes up.
Author: Joe Frisaro
Posted: January 8, 2018, 2:00 pm

Starlin likely to remain Marlins' second baseman

From the day he was dealt from the Yankees to the Marlins as part of the Giancarlo Stanton trade, many have speculated that Starlin Castro should not unpack his bags because he won't be staying long in South Florida.
Author: Joe Frisaro
Posted: January 5, 2018, 5:00 pm

Sources: Nats interested in Realmuto, Yelich

According to multiple sources, the Nationals are interested in J.T. Realmuto and Christian Yelich, either individually or perhaps together in what would be a mega package.
Author: Joe Frisaro
Posted: January 4, 2018, 4:36 pm

Braves eye Fish: Yelich, Realmuto discussed

When Alex Anthopoulos became the Braves' general manager in November, he inherited one of the top farm systems in baseball.
Author: Jon Paul Morosi
Posted: January 4, 2018, 6:04 am

Yelich could shift to left field in 2018

If the Marlins opt to hold onto Christian Yelich, the 26-year-old may find himself on the move to another spot in the outfield.
Author: Joe Frisaro
Posted: January 3, 2018, 3:38 pm

Marlins' overhaul includes seeking big bats

As part of their directive to restock their system from the bottom up with pitching, the Marlins parted with two of the most feared hitters in the game. Trading Giancarlo Stanton to the Yankees and Marcell Ozuna to the Cardinals removed 96 home runs from a lineup that remains a work in progress.
Author: Joe Frisaro
Posted: January 2, 2018, 5:17 pm

New-look Marlins must answer questions in '18

As the calendar turns to 2018, the Marlins embark on a new era -- with many new faces. Moving forward, addresses five pressing questions confronting the Marlins in the new year.
Author: Joe Frisaro
Posted: December 31, 2017, 10:21 pm

Livan, Millwood made their marks on mound

Livan Hernandez was much more famous than Kevin Millwood. We don't often talk about the Hall of Fame in literal terms -- as, in fact, a Hall of Famous Players -- and instead try to compare players based on their play. Well, Millwood was probably a better pitcher than Hernandez if you want to compare their entire careers.
Author: Joe Posnanski
Posted: December 31, 2017, 5:15 pm

Marlins finish '17 ready for new chapter

Home run and RBI records may have fallen for the Marlins, but little else went the organization's way in 2017, which will go down as a season in transition.
Author: Joe Frisaro
Posted: December 30, 2017, 5:05 pm

Miami would need 'huge overpay' for Yelich, J.T.

The Marlins are not pressing the issue, but they are open to dealing their two most valuable trade assets -- outfielder Christian Yelich and catcher J.T. Realmuto.
Author: Joe Frisaro
Posted: December 29, 2017, 5:04 pm

Marlins' Guzman primed for breakout in '18

Jonathan Mayo breaks down a list of an even dozen prospects -- six hitters and six pitchers -- who seem primed to have big 2018 seasons and who could, as a result, land on our Top 100 at some point in the current year.
Author: Jonathan Mayo
Posted: December 29, 2017, 6:36 am

Inbox: Where do Yelich, Realmuto fit in rebuild?

Will the Marlins hold onto Christian Yelich and J.T. Realmuto? Beat reporter Joe Frisaro answers this question and more in the latest Inbox.
Author: Joe Frisaro
Posted: December 28, 2017, 4:16 pm

Marlins among most improved farm systems

Jim Callis looks at the five clubs who improved their prospect stocks the most in the past year, led by the Oakland Athletics.
Author: Jim Callis
Posted: December 26, 2017, 10:00 pm

Denbo high on Marlins' new pitching prospects

The major trades the Marlins made recently have brought some much-needed starting pitchers into the system.
Author: Joe Frisaro
Posted: December 26, 2017, 1:44 am

Prospect Neidert excited to be part of rebuild

A fixture in the Modesto Nuts rotation for much of the 2017 season, right-hander Nick Neidert was a rooting fan of the club when it won the Class A Advanced California League championship in September.
Author: Joe Frisaro
Posted: December 26, 2017, 12:05 am

Volquez made no-hitter more than just a feat

If fate indeed is real, it certainly was with Edinson Volquez on June 3, 2017.
Author: Joe Frisaro
Posted: December 23, 2017, 3:35 pm

Wallach family together from field to feast

Life in professional baseball keeps you on the go, but the Christmas season is about stability, family and tradition for Marlins bench coach Tim Wallach.
Author: Joe Frisaro
Posted: December 22, 2017, 8:07 pm

The Hall of Fame Case: Livan Hernandez

The Hall of Fame Case: Livan Hernandez
Author: Michael Clair
Posted: December 21, 2017, 8:47 pm

New Prolight 59Fifty Spring Training caps are in

New Era unveiled the new PROLIGHT 59FIFTY that players will be wearing this spring, a fitted cap featuring a new featherweight polyester material that is the lightest on-field fabric in MLB history.
Posted: November 19, 2017, 6:23 pm

Marlins' Top 30 Prospects list

Who do the Marlins have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Miami's Top 30 Prospects on's Prospect Watch.
Posted: February 18, 2017, 1:50 am

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Giancarlo Stanton might hit 80 homers using this wild training method

Giancarlo Stanton’s power and determination are coming with him to New York. It wouldn’t be the MLB offseason without players posting videos of their crazy workouts and training methods. As it generally goes, the closer spring training gets, the more intense these videos become.
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