Marlins and Jose Valverde Reaching Deal Described As Utterly False

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There are reports that the Marlins are close to signing reliever Jose Valverde to a one year deal - not so fast. Clark Spencer reports that this is most likely a Scott Boras trick, trying to drive up his client's value. Besides, the Marlins and Boras very rarely ever do business (see Ivan Rodriguez post 2003 season). While there has been contact there hasn't been any real discussions about … [Read more...]

Can Steve Cishek Take the Next Step?

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He's a bit unusual. He likens himself to Shrek for some reason, despite his slender frame, relying on the way his last name sounds perhaps (his Twitter handle is @srSHREK31). He's an unabashed Christian. His delivery looks a bit more like Dan Quisenberry than anything prototypical. Yet in Steve Cishek, the Marlins may have found their answer for the end of the bullpen. In a season in which … [Read more...]