Ty Wigginton Gets Spring Training Invitation with Marlins


To help bolster the competition for their bench, the Marlins brought in the much traveled Ty Wigginton - recently departing the St. Louis Cardinals who had signed him to a 2 year deal worth around $5M. Wigginton only appeared in 47 games and put up a .158/.238/.193 slash line as a Cardinal. Yet the 36 year old can offer some pop off the bench, hitting 169 home runs over his career since … [Read more...]

Marlins Grab Jordany Valdespin


The Marlins continue to improve their roster heading into the 2014 season by grabbing another OF bat away from the Mets in Jordany Valdespin. The Dominican native will bring some speed and a touch of power to the OF. The potential is there for Valdespin to have an impact, but he comes with some questionable baggage. He had a 50 game suspension while playing for the Mets in 2013 for the … [Read more...]

Jacob Turner Shines in Call Up, Snaps 9 Game Losing Streak

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The Marlins have had a very frustrating season, to say the least, but perhaps things are turning around. In order to fill the rotation spot previously held by Alex Sanabia, who is on the DL, the Marlins recalled Jacob Turner from AAA New Orleans. Turner had been slated to be the #2 starter in the rotation at the start of the season but failed to show strong command in Spring Training, and was … [Read more...]

Marlins Get Second Win in a Row in 15 Innings

It was a late comeback. The Marlins had to score 2 runs in the bottom of the 15th to get it, too, but it did come - the first time this year the Marlins were able to win two in a row. Tonight, they will go for - wait for it - three in a row. That's right, math skills folks. But seriously, in a crazy game where Giancarlo Stanton pulled a hammy, Juan Pierre was beaned on his elbow, and Ruben … [Read more...]

Jose Fernandez Set to Make MLB Debut

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The Marlins' #1 rated prospect will finally realize his dreams of pitching in the big leagues this afternoon as the Marlins look to close out the series against the New York Mets in their second series of the 2013 season. It was an epic moment in the making for the 20 year old. Fernandez fled Cuba via a speedboat - getting shot at as they made their break. He had served time in jail previous to … [Read more...]

With Competition Tightening in NL East, Marlins Look For Sustainability

The Nationals won the division last season built on the strength of young pitching and strong offensive assets like Bryce Harper. The Braves are looking to reclaim their ownership of the NL East by signing the Upton brothers this offseason to boost up their offense and defense. The Phillies are always looking for ways to improve and they attempted to do so via a questionable trade with Texas for … [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...]

Marlins Losing Ground; Could Shift to Division Be The Way?

No matter how many games the Marlins win, it just seems like the Rockies mirror them. When the Marlins lose, that's when the Rockies let up and lose. It is a shell game right now for the NL Wildcard. The Marlins sit 5 games out and have the San Francisco Giants merged between them and the leading Rockies. Is this still a realistic possibility? There are 26 games left for the Fish. That means … [Read more...]

Marlins Off to 3-0 Start, Par for the Course

Look, I love the Marlins as much as any fan of the team, but I am holding them to a higher level of expectation this year. Sure, the pundits are consistently picking the Marlins to - yet again - finish at the bottom of the barrel and they aren't exactly blazing up the highlight reel at ESPN. But isn't that the normal level of expectation for this team from the national perspective? It is as if … [Read more...]