Has the Marlins Trade With the Blue Jays Panned Out?

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Let's revisit that trade made in November, 2012 for a moment. Consider the main pieces in the deal - Mark Buerhle, Josh Johnson, Emilio Bonifacio, John Buck, and Jose Reyes all headed north to Toronto while the Fish received Henderson Alvarez, Jake Marisnick, Adeiny Hechavarria, Anthony DeSclafani, Justin Nicolino, Jeff Mathis, and Yunel Escobar. The Marlins contended they got younger and … [Read more...]

Back to the Future: Marlins Trade for Bryan Morris, Add Kevin Gregg

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The future is bright for the Fish, despite getting swept by the first place Braves and losing Jose Fernandez for the year. So bright, they want to make some moves now to put out some fires now. Bryan Morris was acquired from the Pittsburgh Pirates for the 39th overall pick in the draft, which starts this Thursday. The Marlins recently lost Carter Capps with a right elbow sprain - adding to the … [Read more...]

Marlins Deal Nolasco to Dodgers, Get Trio of Young Arms From Dodgers

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The Marlins all-time leader in wins is now a Dodger. Ricky Nolasco, who grew up a Dodger fan in southern California, is heading back home to help them make a push towards the playoffs. This was a move that was slated to happen, so hardly a shock here. The Marlins made the move for two reasons - free up money and get some young players in return for a departing Ricky Nolasco, in the final year … [Read more...]

Marlins Dynasty: What Could Have Been?

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As I go around town lately, everyone is donning Miami Heat paraphernalia. It's good to see endless speculation about your Heat, too - the praise is finally nice to see. History has been rewritten. Lebron James has transitioned from villain to good guy as the result of winning. And I can't help but wonder is this will happen for the Miami Marlins, too. Can Jeffrey Loria migrate from sourpuss … [Read more...]

Dodgers’ Hanley Ramirez shows old form in return to Miami – South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com

"That's the old Hanley that everybody here knows," LeBlanc said. "Maybe he is just reinvigorated over there, a fresh start. That's what a lot of guys need sometimes." Ramirez completed his triumphant return to Marlins Park on Sunday by driving in three runs in the Dodgers' 5-0 victory over his former team. In the three-game series, Ramirez was eight for 13 with five runs batted in, two runs … [Read more...]

Report: Mets discussed Bay trade with Fish – Mets Blog – ESPN New York

Marlins discussed deal to send Bell, Buck to Mets

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Mets discussed sending Jason Bay to the Miami Marlins for closer Heath Bell and catcher John Buck, Ken Rosenthal reports. Bay is owed $16 million next season, plus a $3 million buyout of a vesting option for 2014. That option only kicks in at $17 million if Bay has 600 plate appearances next season, which will not occur. The ex-Met Bell is owed a combined $18 million in … [Read more...]

Miami Marlins trade Gaby Sanchez to Pirates, Edward Mujica to Cardinals – Miami Marlins – MiamiHerald.com

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“Again, our disappointment with the team continues,’’ president of baseball operations Larry Beinfest said in his opening statement about the trades before later pointing out players can still be traded before Aug. 31 but must clear waivers first. The additions from Tuesday’s two moves: 23-year-old left-handed-hitting third baseman Zackary Cox, a former 2010 first-round pick who was hitting … [Read more...]

San Diego Padres at Miami Marlins – July 28, 2012 | MLB.com Preview

The Marlins hope to get some early returns on the Hanley Ramirez trade when righty Nathan Eovaldi makes his first start for Miami on Saturday. The 22-year-old Eovaldi, acquired along with Minor Leaguer Scott McGough on Wednesday for Ramirez and Randy Choate, was 1-6 with a 4.15 ERA in 10 starts with the Dodgers this season, and he also appeared 10 times for Los Angeles last year. He gave up … [Read more...]

Hanley Ramirez reinvigorated, happy in L.A. – South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com

"He just seems to be smiling a lot more the last couple of days," Choate said. Choate thought that might be because Ramirez was freed of the expectations that were placed on him in Miami. "It seemed there were a lot of expectations fell solely on him and a lot of blame fell solely on him," Choate said. "It just seemed the more that we started failing, the more he started getting … [Read more...]

Hanley Ramirez and His Legacy of Ego?

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When Hanley Ramirez eventually returns to Miami in Dodger Blue, what kind of recognition will he get from the crowd? Apparently, those left behind to pick up the pieces of a franchise being characterized as a "disappointment", a "failure", or having a "fire sale" have nothing to say, except relief. If Greg Cote's article is right, Ozzie Guillen bluntly calls out Hanley for his lack of … [Read more...]