MARLINS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Jar Jar Binks videobombed Giancarlo Stanton on Star Wars day

The Miami Marlins beat Arizona Wednesday for their ninth win in the last ten games. Marlins star Giancarlo Stanton went 2-for-3 at the plate and belted his ninth home run of the year in the third inning, and after the game was visited by a monkey, a pig, and ... Jar Jar Binks. Stanton got into the spirit of May the 4th earlier in the day by working out while wearing a Chewbacca mask.
Via Fox Sports
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bour targets Friday return after doctor's visit

A visit to a hand specialist on Wednesday confirmed Justin Bour isn't dealing with a serious finger injury. The best-case scenario is the Marlins first baseman could be ready to return on Friday against the Phillies at Marlins Park.
Via Marlins.com
16 hours ago

Stanton homers, Marlins hold off D-backs for Jose

Giancarlo Stanton met power with power, crushing Rubby De La Rosa's 94-mph fastball over the wall in dead center for a two-run homer that helped propel the Marlins to a 4-3 win over the D-backs on Wednesday at Marlins Park.
Via Marlins.com
17 hours ago

Miami Marlins prospect profile of the week: J.T. Riddle

J.T. Riddle's versatility as an infielder strongly projects him as a future big league utility player. A great glove, and a good enough bat should allow him to at least reach the majors. His ability to hit will determine how long he stays there. Last week's prospect profile update: Kendry Flores tossed five strong innings Monday night against the Oklahoma City Dodgers. He gave up...
Via Fish Stripes
1 day ago

Miami Marlins suing season ticket holder?

The individual reportedly supported the team since its inaugural season. Miami is reportedly suing a season ticket holder for failing to pay for two seasons worth of tickets, according to Forbes' Darren Heitner. According to Axelband’s legal counsel, Daniel J. Rose, his client bought season tickets to the Marlins in 2011 for a two year span, and “the team reneged on everything...
Via Fish Stripes
1 day ago

Miami Marlins' Pat Shine successful in video replay challenges

The Miami Marlins since 2014 have had Pat Shine handle their video replay challenges to great success. Just how much of an impact has he had? The Miami Marlins have had the pleasure of having Pat Shine serve as the team's video coordinator. He is tasked with the goal of reviewing plays every game to see if there are any opportunities for the Marlins to gain an edge on video replay...
Via Fish Stripes
1 day ago

Marlins’ first baseman Justin Bour dislocates left pinky

According to a report from Joe Frisaro of MLB.com, Miami Marlins’ first baseman Justin Bour dislocated his left pinky during Tuesday’s matchup against the Arizona Diamondbacks.  However, Frisaro added that Bour did not sustain a fracture in the finger upon dislocating it late in the game. While it appears that the slugger avoided a tremendously serious setback, the Marlins will...
Via Today's Knuckleball
1 day ago

Marlins still worried about Zika as status of Puerto Rico games remains up in air

MIAMI (AP) -- Miami Marlins player representative Tom Koehler says the team attended a seminar on the Zika virus that heightened concerns about playing two games in Puerto Rico against the Pittsburgh Pirates on May 30-31.A decision is expected by the end of the week regarding whether the games will be played as scheduled or moved, Koehler said Tuesday.The Marlins were given a presentation...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins Option Cody Ege, Recall Nefi Ogando

Despite only a month of baseball having passed, the Miami Marlins bullpen has already resembled a revolving door. Another player left and a new one came in today, as the team optioned lefty Cody Ege to Triple-A New Orleans while calling up righty Nefi Ogando. Cody Ege had a rough first stint in the major leagues, pitching in five games totaling three innings. He allowed four runs...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Zika virus concerns could doom series in Puerto Rico

Concerns over the Zika virus have been a big part of the conversation leading up to the Rio Olympics, and now the disease could have an impact on the MLB as well. The Pittsburgh Pirates and Miami Marlins are scheduled to play a two-game series in Puerto Rico later this month. However, the virus has been transmitted locally in Puerto Rico, and the Pirates have expressed reservations about...
Via The Comeback
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Giancarlo Stanton launches another moonshot (VIDEO)

Miami’s premiere slugger is finding his groove. Over the past six games, Giancarlo Stanton has hit five home runs. His latest came in the fourth inning Saturday night in Milwaukee — the first time he’s played there since gruesomely taking a pitch to the face back in 2014. Like many of his homers, this one didn’t just sneak over the fence. In fact, Miller Park almost...
Via The Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins: Dee Gordon suspension causes need for policy change

The 2015 NL batting title winner and Miami Marlins second basemen Dee Gordon was recently suspended 80 games by the MLB for testing positive for PEDs. Being 5’11” and 171 pounds and not coming off injury, Gordon does not fit the typical model of a player who would take PEDs. The suspension which the speed demon originally planned to challenge, was eventually accepted keeping...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Adam Conley Pulled From No-Hitter, Marlins Fall Two Outs Short

  Adam Conley   With just four outs remaining in a potential no-hitter, Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly ambled out of the dugout to a chorus of boos to pull his young lefty Adam Conley after 116 pitches.  Conley, who was making just his 16th Major League start seemed upset in the dugout, but talked things over with his skipper as Jose Urena came on in relief. Urena...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Dee Gordon tested positive for PEDs during spring training, tried to appeal

After all of the NFL Draft hysteria had died down Thursday night, MLB dropped a major surprise with the announcement that Miami Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon tested positive for PEDs and would be suspended for 80 games starting immediately. Now, according to ESPN’s Jayson Stark, the positive test came during spring training, and Gordon has spent the early part of this season...
Via The Comeback
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Verlander goes off on PED rules after Dee Gordon news announced

Justin Verlander sounded off on PED rules after news of Dee Gordon’s suspension was announced late on Thursday night. News was released by MLB after the Miami Marlins beat the Dodgers in Los Angeles 5-3 Thursday that Gordon was suspended 80 games for testing positive for testosterone and a steroid. Yahoo’s Tim Brown says the news came out Thursday night because Gordon just...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Dee Gordon suspended 80 games for PED use

Miami Marlins second baseman and defending National League batting champion Dee Gordon has been suspended 80 games without pay after testing positive for performance-enhancing substances. This is a first violation of MLB’s PED policy, and the suspension begins immediately. Dee Gordon suspended 80 games for testing positive for not 1 but 2 PEDs: testosterone and clostebol. ...
Via The Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jose Fernandez Has Two Breaking Balls

Sometimes you just have to ask. Different systems have different answers for the pitching mix that Jose Fernandez brings to the mound each game. So I did ask him. I said, “Do you consider your breaking ball a slider or a curve?” And the Marlins’ righty said, “I got both. I can throw both. I trust them both equally.” It was a group scrum, not the time for a real in-depth...
Via Fangraphs
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Giancarlo Stanton hits batting practice HR out of AT&T Park

The Miami Marlins’ star slugger has started 2016 slowly — at least by his standards. Perhaps Sunday was the day to turn things around. It all started in batting practice prior to the game between the Marlins and Giants at AT&T Park. Stanton (who’s no stranger to long home runs) launched a ball that eventually bounced out of the stadium and into the parking lot beyond...
Via The Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins: who is most to blame for 2016’s slow start?

The Miami Marlins’ early season struggles have been a direct cause of the team’s anemic offense. Leading into Sunday’s game with the San Francisco Giants, the Marlins have posted a pathetic 5-11 record. The main issue behind the losing record is the lethargic offense, which is ranked 22nd in runs scored. Miami has not been able to find consistent play, averaging 5.8 runs per...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Barry Bonds declines Giants pregame ceremony, receives warm welcome anyway

Barry Bonds is looking to keep a low profile as he returns to San Francisco this weekend. Bonds, the MLB’s all-time home-run leader, is now the hitting coach with the Miami Marlins. Bonds’ Marlins play in San Francisco this weekend, and as Daniel Brown of the San Jose Mercury News reports, the Giants offered to hold a pre-game ceremony Friday for him to finally be placed on...
Via The Comeback
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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