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Offishial news, 1/27/23: MLB Pipeline unveils Top 100 list; Astros finally hire GM

Michael Packard/Pitcher List Today’s Marlins news roundup also includes David Samson’s take on Bruce Sherman’s ownership situation. Marlins Podcast Episodes The reveal of MLB The Show 2023’s cover athlete is coming on Monday. With some gamers speculating that Jazz Chisholm Jr. could get the nod, the Marlins posted a video of him throwing batting practice to fellow Bahamian Cherif Neymour...while wearing an MLB The Show t-shirt. The fact that “center fielders are hard to get right now” via trade and free agency made the Marlins think more seriously...

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Outside The Confines: A good old-fashioned trade

Photo by Megan Briggs/ The Twins and Marlins make a deal based on needs and not contracts. An Oakland legend passes. A look back at free agency and more news from around MLB. I remember when a team trading a batting champion would have been a huge deal. The last player traded the offseason after winning a batting title was Rod Carew back in 1979. The Minnesota Twins traded second baseman Luis Arraez, the 2022 American League batting champion, to the Miami Marlins for right-handed pitcher Pablo López and prospects Jose Salas and Byron Chourio. The Marlins announced...

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There’s No Such Thing as Enough Pitching

Pablo Lopez #49 of the Miami Marlins throws a pitch in the first inning against the Milwaukee Brewers | Photo by John Fisher/ Making Sense of the Twins’ Reported Interest in Back-End Starters Aside from the Carlos Correa free agency saga, the most consistent rumor theme this offseason has been the Twins’ purported interest in acquiring starting pitchers that would seemingly fit in the middle or back end of the rotation. That has caused more than a few followers of the team to scratch their heads because, generally speaking, the consensus across the baseball...

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5 key takeaways from the new Miami Marlins international signing class

Photo courtesy of the Miami Marlins Analyzing the Marlins’ new additions with help from a club executive. When MLB international free agency opened on Sunday, the Miami Marlins signed more than 30 new players, led by Janero Miller (MLB Pipeline’s No. 16 international prospect). Miami’s bonus pool ($6.37M) was tied for the largest among all MLB teams and they spent almost all of it on the first day of the signing period. “Intentionally tried to go a bit more position player-heavy given how pitcher-heavy we have focused before,” said Marlins senior director of...

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Biggest Marlins free agent deals under Bruce Sherman’s ownership and how they turned out

What happens when the Marlins spend real money in MLB free agency? Early on in Bruce Sherman’s tenure as principal owner, the Miami Marlins rarely spent big money on MLB free agents. That has gradually begun to change. There’s been an influx of cash via local and national revenue streams, and Miami’s player development system has not been able to provide sufficient homegrown talent to address every roster need. Lousy contracts inherited from the Jeffrey Loria era have all come off the books, leaving Sherman with no more excuses to justify a frugal approach. When the Fish...

Junichi Tazawa is a free agent for the 2019 season

Junichi Tazawa will enter free agency in 2019 after splitting time pitching for the Marlins and Angels in 2018 About Major League Baseball: Major League Baseball (MLB) is the most historic professional sports league in the United States and consists of 3