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Miami Marlins: Could Lewis Brinson have a leg up for Rookie of the Year?

With ample opportunity to play for the Miami Marlins, could Lewis Brinson be the favorite for NL Rookie of the Year? When trades are made, sometimes that leads to opportunities, especially for younger players. For the Miami Marlins, the rebuilding program is underway with a fire sale of trades, including their entire outfield last season […] Miami Marlins: Could Lewis Brinson have a leg up for Rookie of the Year? - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Florida Marlins Blog | South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Marlins send top pitching prospect Sandy Alcantara to Triple-A

Marlins’ top pitching prospect Sandy Alcantara will start the season in Triple-A. Alcantara, the centerpiece of Miami’s offseason trade that sent All-Star outfielder Marcell Ozuna to St. Louis, was optioned to New Orleans on Tuesday along with outfielder Braxton Lee and relief pitcher Nick Wittgren....

Fish Stripes

Marlins Rotation Candidates: Justin Nicolino

The last man standing from the 2012 Blue Jays trade tries to make the most of his last chance in Miami. Who’s more to blame: the former Marlins front office or their former player development staff? Doesn’t really matter at this point. The 2017 sale of the franchise brought with it wholesale changes to the decision-makers in those departments. Evaluation tools and philosophies are different—and hopefully, better—moving forward. Following the example of several recent World Series champions, the Marlins have switched their focus to amassing young, impact talent. The intent is to...

Florida Marlins Blog | South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Starlin Castro fits in with Marlins, but still misses Yankees

Starlin Castro has been through a laborious rebuilding process in Chicago and all the losing that goes with it. As an eight-year veteran he had no interest in reliving the growing pains with the Marlins. So when the Giancarlo Stanton trade included him as the only player with minor league experience...

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Miami Marlins Links, 3/7/18: Bow down to Lewis Brinson, spring position battles, plus some randomness

Get over the hump with Wednesday’s news and notes. Miami Marlins links for Wednesday, March 7th Lewis Brinson goes DEEP Tuesday’s game wasn’t televised, but the consensus among eyewitnesses is that Brinson resembled Giancarlo Stanton with his no-doubt home run against Cardinals pitcher Jack Flaherty. Aside from being his first long ball since arriving in January’s trade, it broke up the right-hander’s no-hitter in the fourth inning. MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro caught up with the top prospect in the clubhouse: “First one in a Marlins [uniform], it felt good,” Brinson said. “He...

Kansas City Star

KC Royals sign former Marlins, Twins pitcher Ricky Nolasco | The Kansas City Star

The Royals on Wednesday signed free-agent veteran starting pitcher Ricky Nolasco to a minor-league contract with a major-league spring training invite. Nolasco’s contract with the Royals is worth $1.5 million, plus $250,000 in incentives, if he makes the roster.

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Jorge Guzman: Marlin on the Rise

Guzman is a flame throwing right-hander who could one day make a huge impact in Miami. Jorge Guzman was acquired by the Marlins this past offseason in the infamous deal that sent Giancarlo Stanton to the New York Yankees. Guzman was originally signed by the Houston Astros in June 2014 as an international free agent out of the Domincan Republic due to his electric fastball at such a young age. The right-hander recently turned 22 and weighs in at 182 pounds while standing at six feet two inches tall. According to MLB Pipeline, he currently ranks as Miami’s No. 4 prospect heading into the...

River Ave. Blues

Fan Confidence Poll: March 5th, 2018

Spring Training Record: 8-2 (51 RS, 45 RA) Spring Training Schedule This Week: Mon. OFF; Tues. @ Tigers; Weds. @ Mets (SNY, MLB.tv); Thurs. vs. Phillies (YES, MLB.tv); Fri. @ Braves; Sat. vs. Mets (YES, MLBN, MLB.tv); Sun. @ Marlins Top stories from last week: The Yankees swooped in to sign free agent slugger Adam […] The post Fan Confidence Poll: March 5th, 2018 appeared first on River Avenue Blues.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Report: Players' union files grievance against Pirates, three others regarding revenue sharing

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Last month, the Major League Baseball Players Association hinted at frustration, amid a slow free-agent market, at the use of revenue-sharing income by the Pirates and Miami Marlins. On Tuesday, it took things a step further.

Miami Herald

Marlins rookie Sandy Alcantara impressing in spring training | Miami Herald

Sandy Alcantara, the centerpiece among the prospects the Miami Marlins received from the St. Louis Cardinals in the trade for Marcell Ozuna, is showing maturity beyond his years and the tools that could make him a top of the rotation starter in the near future.

Tim and Sid: Will the Marlins trade Stanton?

Tim and Sid discuss the seemingly increasing chances that the Miami Marlins will be trading the MLB home run and RBI leader for 2017, Giancarlo Stanton.