Tag:Florida Marlins
Posted on: June 26, 2008 11:48 am
Edited on: June 26, 2008 12:04 pm

Molony's Latest: Sabathia, Teixeira, Lewis

MLB.com's Jim Molony has a slew of hot stove info today.

Posted on: June 25, 2008 12:22 pm
Edited on: June 25, 2008 1:51 pm

Draft Roundup: Skipworth, Crow, Hosmer

Got a few draft items today, so let's put them into one post.

Posted on: June 19, 2008 4:38 pm
Edited on: June 19, 2008 4:55 pm

Stark's Latest: Sabathia, Bedard, Phillies, Freel

It's Thursday, and you know what that means.  Time for another installment of Jayson Stark's Rumblings and Grumblings at ESPN.com.

Posted on: June 19, 2008 11:13 am
Edited on: June 19, 2008 12:23 pm

Rosenthal's Latest: Teixeira, Liriano, Garcia, Wil

Ken Rosenthal has a new hot stove article up.

  • Rosenthal leads with some Mark Teixeira-Angels speculation, but admits the Braves aren't considering trading him and the Angels are content with their team.  The Halos' .706 team OPS ranks 12th in the AL; something should be done.
  • All kinds of Mariners turmoil.  They could look to acquire a center fielder given the move back to right for Ichiro.  Releases of Richie Sexson and Jose Vidro could be on the agenda.  And chemistry problems abound, with Ichiro and Kenji Johjima at the center.
  • The Ms might consider Chris Antonetti and David Forst for the GM job, but both could choose to wait for the position to open up on their current teams.  Antonetti seems likely to stay put, based on his comments and actions.
  • Adam Dunn likes the Reds' future and wants to stay.
  • If the Twins keep Francisco Liriano in the minors a bit longer, he will lose his shot at becoming a Super Two player.
  • Past reports have named the Mets, Red Sox, Braves, Yankees, White Sox, Rangers, Indians, Mariners, and Tigers as clubs interested in Freddy Garcia.  Rosenthal adds the Rays to the mix.
  • On Sunday, Peter Gammons said the Red Sox "might look at a count worker like the Marlins' Josh Willingham" if David Ortiz needs surgery.  Rosenthal agrees that the Sox "indeed might be interested" but believes the Marlins want to hang on to him (even though he reaches arbitration after this season).
  • The Cardinals "made a quick inquiry" on Michael Barrett but backed off when Yadier Molina's injury turned out to be day-to-day.
Posted on: June 17, 2008 2:26 pm
Edited on: June 17, 2008 5:57 pm

Odds and Ends: Fujikawa, Inge, Haren, Jacque

Today's collection of links...

Posted on: June 16, 2008 6:00 am
Edited on: June 16, 2008 6:55 am

Gammons' Latest: Sabathia, Dunn, Harden

ESPN's Peter Gammons has a new blog post up.

  • The Indians are "thoroughly scouting" eight teams that may be interested in C.C. Sabathia, including the Yankees, Red Sox, Cubs, and Dodgers (the Mets may be another).  Gammons agrees with Ken Rosenthal that Mark Shapiro may trade Sabathia soon to maximize his value.  Gammons does not see the Yanks jumping in with Phil Hughes or a multi-prospect offer, unless Chien-Ming Wang's injury forces their hand.  He does not think the Cubs or Phillies have the goods, but suggests the Rangers as a dark horse.
  • If the Cubs don't have enough for Sabathia, Plan B could be Randy Wolf, Greg Maddux, or even Erik Bedard. The Padres and Mariners have been informed of the Cubs' interest.
  • Gammons seems to indicate that Mark Teixeira could be available if the Braves fall out of the race (although Tex is not mentioned by name).
  • The Dodgers may have been open to trading Brad Penny, but his shoulder injury puts the kibosh on that.
  • Adam Dunn's whifftastic ways scare the Red Sox, who might pass even if David Ortiz needs surgery.  Gammons suggests Josh Willingham would be a better fit.
  • Rich Harden could be a huge acquisition, one of the game's most dominating pitchers.  It's the same story though - will any team be willing to meet Billy Beane's asking price given Harden's injury history?
Posted on: June 12, 2008 11:05 am
Edited on: June 12, 2008 12:50 pm

Jacque Jones Designated

Jacque Jones' Marlins career lasted just 44 plate appearances, about half the amount he received in Detroit.  He's been designated for assignment to make room for Robert Andino.  According to MLB.com, Jones expects to clear waivers but isn't sure about accepting the Marlins' minor league assignment.

Things are looking up for the Marlins' outfield - Josh Willingham is close to returning, Cameron Maybin is mashing at Double A, and Cody Ross has shown impressive power.  They just need Jeremy Hermida to pick it up.

Category: MLB
Posted on: June 11, 2008 9:41 pm
Edited on: June 11, 2008 9:48 pm

Odds and Ends: Gibbons, Skipworth, Viciendo

Let's catch up with some more links.

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