Marlins, Jones finalize two-year contractUpdated 3 hours ago Share TweetGarrett Jones has finalized his two-year deal with the Marlins, and an announcement is expected on Monday.Share TweetThe market for Mike Napoli heated up quickly this week with the Seattle Mariners, Texas Rangers and Miami Marlins all showing interest in the first baseman/designated hitter. Ultimately, though, Napoli decided the best place for his career and still ung…Share TweetAnother veteran free agent with World Series championship experience is joining the Marlins. The Marlins announced Friday that they have signed Rafael Furcal to a one-year deal, and he is expected to start for Miami at second base.Share TweetThird base may be consuming most of the Marlins' attention at the Winter Meetings next week, but the club is close to securing a two-year deal with free-agent first baseman Garrett Jones, putting Logan Morrison's future in Miam in question.
Marlins, Saltalamacchia complete three-year dealUpdated Dec 6 (3 days ago) Share TweetAfter successfully completing his physical, Jarrod Saltalamacchia joined Miami on Friday, when the team formally announced the three-year deal on Friday, three days after reaching agreement on a contract.
The Walk-Off: Marlins gets Salty, Mariners emerge as spenders, Carlos Beltran visits KCUpdated Dec 3 (6 days ago) Share TweetThe Walk-Off is your end-of-the-day collection of news and gossip from the world of baseball, plus the best of the blogosphere and other assorted goodness. FREE-AGENT SIGNING: Hey, what's this? The Miami Marlins are spending money on a free agent? The r…
Twins finish four-year, $49M deal with NolascoUpdated Dec 3 (6 days ago) Share TweetMINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minnesota Twins, and general manager Terry Ryan, have always been hesitant to dive too deeply into the free agent pool in search of answers to the team's problems.Source: CNNSI.comShare TweetFree-agent catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia has reached agreement on a three-year, $21 million contract with the Miami Marlins pending a physical exam, a baseball source told ESPN.com.
Marlins release '09 Rookie of the Year CoghlanUpdated Dec 3 (6 days ago) Share TweetChris Coghlan, the 2009 NL Rookie of the Year, became a free agent when the Miami Marlins failed to offer him a 2014 contract by Monday's midnight ET deadline.Source: ESPN.com
Homecoming could help lure Napoli to MiamiUpdated Nov 27 Share TweetMichael Hill, the Marlins' new president of baseball operations, has repeatedly said, "All options are on the table." Could the ballclub be preparing to make a big splash on the free-agent market? If so, slugging first baseman Mike Napoli woul…Share TweetThe Marlins continue to beef up their front office with experienced player evaluators. On Tuesday the team announced the hiring of Mike Berger as vice president/assistant general manager, and Jeff McAvoy as director of pro scouting.
Winter League roundup: Marlins' Ozuna fuels GigantesUpdated Nov 25 Share TweetOutfielders Marcell Ozuna of the Marlins and Billy Hamilton of the Reds were among the stars in Winter League play on Monday.Share TweetMichael Weiner's family members, friends and baseball associates said goodbye to him at a Sunday memorial service that drew Commissioner Bud Selig, super agent Scott Boras, ex-players such as Dave Winfield and Frank Thomas, Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey L…
Marlins have company in search for run producersUpdated Nov 20 Share TweetThe 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.
Blockbuster of 2012 set Marlins up with talentUpdated Nov 15 Share TweetA year ago at the General Managers Meetings, the seeds were planted for what blossomed into one of the biggest and most controversial trades in Marlins history. At the time, the deal created a backlash, but Miami president of baseball operations Michael…
Video of Jose Fernandez’s wonderfully tearful reunion with his grandmother five years after defecting from CubaUpdated Nov 14 Share TweetYour browser does not support iframes. Jose Fernandez left much behind in Cuba when he defected with his mother and sister five years ago at age 15. He's gained a lot since moving to the United States, though. Not only freedom, but a career with the Mia…
Yankees to play two spring games in PanamaUpdated Nov 12 Share TweetMLB.com has confirmed that the Yankees and Marlins are finalizing plans for two split-squad games to be played on March 14 and 15 in Panama City, which will serve as a tribute to Mariano Rivera.Share TweetJose Fernandez of the Marlins won the National League Rookie of the Year Award and Wil Myers of the Rays took the American League honors in voting results announced Monday by the Baseball Writers' Association of America.Share TweetYou could have made the case that Wil Myers and Jose Fernandez both started the 2013 season in the wrong place. But considering they were both crowned Rookie of the Year on Monday, it's safe to say their seasons ended exactly where they had hoped.Fernan…Share TweetJeffrey Loria is a seasoned art dealer by day — having opened his own private art dealing business at age 24 — and the universally loathed owner of the Miami Marlins in his spare time. For once, though, it‘s his original gig, and not the beginnings of a…
The GM's Office: Wieters On The Block?Nov 19Jim Bowden takes a look at Matt Wieters' future with the Orioles.
SweetSpot TV: Market For ClosersNov 19Eric Karabell and David Schoenfield take a look at what the market is like for closers.
SweetSpot TV: Cy Young Award PreviewNov 12Eric Karabell and David Schoenfield take a look at the finalists for the Cy Young Award in the AL and NL.
The GM's Office: ROY PredictionsNov 11Jim Bowden makes his predictions for the rookie of the year awards.
Best of Times, Worst of TimesDec 9The envelopes, please. Performance of the Year by a running back: Philadelphia’s LeSean McCoy, who ran through eight inches of snow in the greatest fourth-quarter performance ever by an Eagle back—11 carries, 148 yards, two touchdowns. How does he not s…
Don Banks: Snow, wind, ice can't slow LeSean McCoy, EaglesDec 8PHILADELPHIA -- It speaks quite well of the Philadelphia Eagles and where they might be headed this season that they weathered this particular storm. The driving, game-altering snow that turned the game into a mini-Winter Olympics. The 14-point third-qu…
Don Banks: No shortage of drama on Survival Sunday; more Week 14 SnapsDec 8PHILADELPHIA -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight from an impossibly snowy, memorable and frenetically-paced Sunday in the NFL, otherwise known as Week 14. ...
NFL - John Clayton's Last Call, Week 14Dec 8Three playoff hopefuls got critical victories on a wild, show-filled Sunday, writes John Clayton.