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Chaim Bloom Explains Why Red Sox Were Interested In Richard Bleier

The Red Sox ultimately didn’t come away empty-handed after they decided to move on from longtime bullpen stalwart Matt Barnes. Barnes, who Boston designed for assignment last week, was flipped for Richard Bleier in a trade with the Miami Marlins. Bleier is a left-handed relief pitcher who the Red Sox have “liked for a while,” […] The post Chaim Bloom Explains Why Red Sox Were Interested In Richard Bleier appeared first on NESN.com.


2023 DRaysBay Community Prospect List No. 14

Kameron Misner is the Rays 13th prospect. Previous Winner OF Kameron Misner (6’4” 218, 25 in 2023) Kameron Misner was acquired from the Miami Marlins in last winter’s trade for Joey Wendle. In AA he hit .251/.384/.431 and put up a 120 wRC+. He put up a 16.9% walk rate and 30.4% strikeout rate while hitting 16 homers and stealing 32 bases. The reason for caution are his high strikeout rate and advanced age for the level. 2023 DRaysBay Community Prospect List Kameron Misner (10 votes) takes down the 13th spot ahead of Brock Jones (4 votes), Xavier Isaac (3 votes), Rene...

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Offishial news, 1/31/23: Historic Jazz Chisholm Jr. cover; Barnes-for-Bleier swap

@j_chisholm3/Twitter Today’s Marlins news roundup also includes various top prospect updates. Marlins Podcast Episodes https://t.co/a3lsyXU3rs— Fish Stripes (@fishstripes) January 31, 2023 The Marlins completed their fifth trade of the offseason, receiving right-hander Matt Barnes and approximately $5 million cash from the Red Sox in exchange for Richard Bleier. Both relief pitchers are coming off relatively down years, but seemingly fit their new teams better than their old ones. Craig Mish of SportsGrid doesn’t expect Miami to begin the season with a...

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Marlins trade Richard Bleier for Matt Barnes

Photo by G Fiume/ The Marlins desperately needed another high-leverage arm with a track record of missing bats. Veteran relievers Matt Barnes and Richard Bleier traded places on Monday in a deal between the Miami Marlins and Boston Red Sox, and I love it. Richard Bleier is headed to the Red Sox for Matt Barnes as @Ken_Rosenthal reported per sources.— Craig Mish (@CraigMish) January 30, 2023 Red Sox are also sending cash to the Marlins in the trade I believe it’s close to a million dollars per sources.— Craig Mish (@CraigMish) January 30, 2023 The Red...

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Get to know the 2023 Non-Roster Invitees

Which of these players has the best chance to make it on the Opening Day roster? On Wednesday, the Miami Marlins announced they would bring 27 non-roster invitees to their major league spring training camp (a 28th NRI, Daniel Castano, received his invite on Thursday). Highlighted by top prospects Eury Pérez, Dax Fulton, and Jacob Berry, the Marlins also brought in some minor-league free agents to compete for Opening Day roster spots. Top Prospects The biggest name of the top prospects is starter Eury Pérez. Due to Sandy Alcantara, Edward Cabrera, Jesús Luzardo, and Johnny...

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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...


Miguel Rojas To Wear No. 11 With Dodgers, But ‘Will Never Forget’ No. 72

The Los Angeles Dodgers shored up their infield depth with a trade that brought Miguel Rojas over from the Miami Marlins, giving...

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The Offishial Show Episode 186: Explaining Luis Arraez Trade from Both Sides

Photo by Mark Cunningham/MLB Photos via Ely gets the Twins’ perspective on how the blockbuster deal came together. Ely Sussman is visited by Ted Schwerzler of Twins Daily! They briefly cover the Miami Marlins’ signing of LHP Devin Smeltzer to a split contract, then go deep on last week’s trade that sent Pablo López, José Salas and Byron Chourio to Minnesota in exchange for Luis Arraez. Enjoy Episode 186! This full conversation is also available on YouTube. Subscribe to Fish Stripes over there. Follow Ted (@tlschwerz), Ely (@RealEly) and Fish Stripes...

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Offishial news, 1/25/23: Bruce Sherman won’t sell; Gary Sheffield falls short again

Photo by Michael Reaves/ Today’s Marlins news roundup also includes details on the club’s latest free agent signing. Marlins Podcast Episodes In response to a Los Angeles Times report that mentioned the Marlins “could go up for sale soon,” Bruce Sherman said he intends to run the team for the rest of his life. Although I respect the LA Times and don’t take Sherman’s statement at face value, it’s difficult to believe that he would be motivated to cash out at this particular time. Congrats to Scott Rolen on his election into the Baseball Hall of Fame....

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Bruce Sherman commits to “lifetime” ownership of Miami Marlins

Photo by Megan Briggs/ Sherman quickly shot down a report this week that questioned his long-term plans for the franchise. Tuesday was shaping up to be a relatively quiet day for the Miami Marlins. The ripple effects of last week’s big trade are still being felt, with the club beginning Jazz Chisholm Jr.’s transition to center field and likely withholding him from the World Baseball Classic as a precaution. But other than that, not much doing locally. Maybe next year for Gary Sheffield. Then, thanks to a heads up from terrific Twitter user @Sevento17, my attention...

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Submit Your Questions for Brew Crew Ball Mailbag #20

Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports Leave your Brewers questions in the comments below or on Twitter for a chance to have them answered on Friday The Brewers’ offseason activity has picked up since the last edition of the Brew Crew Ball Mailbag, so here’s your chance to ask about the stories and events that have transpired within the past month. The club signed Wade Miley during the first week of January as their first big-league free-agent addition of the offseason. Last week, they agreed to a one-year deal with former Marlins third baseman and right fielder Brian...

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Offishial news, 1/24/23: Jazz “unlikely” to compete in WBC; Hall of Famer Bleier

Today’s Marlins news roundup also includes an update on their pursuit of free agent Yuli Gurriel. Marlins Podcast Episodes From Craig Mish and Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald: the Marlins are likely to prevent Jazz Chisholm Jr. from competing in the World Baseball Classic to “prioritize his preparation for the regular season by staying in Jupiter to work on playing center.” He was originally supposed to represent Great Britain in the tournament and play shortstop for them. They also report that Miami’s pursuit of Luis Arraez dated back to the Winter Meetings,...

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Twins to acquire OF Michael A Taylor in swap with rival Royals

“I’m a Twins player. Huh.” | Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports Take the word “rival” lightly. And you thought that the Minnesota Twins were done with everything ever after trading Luis Arraez to the Miami Marlins. Well, egg on your face! The Minnesota Twins are acquiring centerfielder Michael A. Taylor in a trade with the Kansas City Royals, sources tell me and @kileymcd.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) January 23, 2023 The Twins are in the process of acquiring outfielder Michael A Tayler from American League Central foe Kansas City Royals. The righty, who...

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Offishial news, 1/23/23: Inside Jazz’s move to center field; 2023 ZiPS projections

Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/ Today’s Marlins news roundup also includes reactions to the Arraez/López trade from a lot of different perspectives. Marlins Podcast Episodes Sunday’s winter ball updates: J.D. Osborne (Melbourne Aces) went 3-for-4 with a home run, his fourth dinger of the Australian Baseball League season. As my Marlins winter ball tracker shows, every player in the organization has concluded their participation except for Osborne and Cody Mincey in the ABL. Half of the respondents to our Twitter poll gave the Marlins a “B” grade for...

Tipsheet: While Cardinals stood pat, Twins bolstered pitching with Lopez trade

The Minnesota Twins did what many fans wanted the Cardinals to do: They traded for Miami Marlins starting pitcher Pablo Lopez.

Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Twins trade batting champ Arraez to Marlins for Pablo López

Luis Arraez was taking a nap Friday after a workout when he got a call and was told the Minnesota Twins had traded him to the Miami Marlins.

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The Marlins overpaid for Luis Arraez

Photo by Brace Hemmelgarn/Minnesota Twins/ The four-player blockbuster was one of the few completed MLB deals in recent years to be “rejected” by Baseball Trade Values’ model. Baseball Trade Values, the website that attempts to calculate the surplus value of all MLB players and most minor leaguers, has its flaws and limitations. The main one is that their trade simulator makes it too easy to create “acceptable” mock proposals. Fans are incentivized to chase the satisfaction of matching up the BTV on every side of their deals, rather than considering the...

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Today on Pinstripe Alley - 1/21/23

Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports Your Saturday program. We had a rare spurt of baseball news as we head to late January, as the Twins and Marlins took the time to warm up the hot stove and give us a pretty interesting trade. Minnesota sent infielder Luis Arraez to Miami in exchange for right-hander Pablo Lopez and a couple prospects. It’s a deal that invokes the rumored Gleyber Torres for Lopez swap that could have come to pass last August, but alas, that deal has officially been rendered impossible. On the site today, Estevão looks through history and finds one of...

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St. Louis Cardinals may regret offseason pitching misses

Another month of the offseason, another missed chance for the St. Louis Cardinals to add to their rotation. With the news on Friday that the Miami Marlins and Minnesota Twins had pulled off a trade that sent starting pitcher Pablo Lopez from south Florida to the Twin Cities, it marked another top-flight starter that had […] St. Louis Cardinals may regret offseason pitching misses - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Astros Crawfish Boil: Saturday, January 21, 2023

Photo by Carmen Mandato/ It’s a weekend Boil! It’s your weekend Boil! Houston Astros News Houston Astros Top Prospect Underwent Surgery (si.com) Are Houston Astros stars Yordan Alvarez, Kyle Tucker MVP value bets? (chron.com) Astros to host FanFest at Minute Maid Park tomorrow (mlb.com) Astros action you need to know: From the final two to what’s next (click2houston.com) MLB News Rangers Make Move in ESPN Power Rankings (si.com) McCutchen awestruck by reunion with Bucs: ‘I’m just thankful’ (mlb.com) Marlins moving Jazz to CF after Arraez trade...

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Miami Marlins Finally Make A Splash, Trade Pablo Lopez

The Miami Marlins finally made a splash this offseason to fix their offense, dealing Pablo Lopez to the Twins for Luis Arraez. Well, the Miami Marlins finally did it. After weeks, if not months, of rumors surrounding Miami’s starting rotation, the club finally pulled the trigger on a deal. Pablo Lopez is on his way […] Miami Marlins Finally Make A Splash, Trade Pablo Lopez - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More


Potential Red Sox Target Traded In Marlins-Twins Blockbuster

The Miami Marlins and Minnesota Twins pulled off a blockbuster trade Friday that kinda, sorta has indirect implications for the Boston Red Sox. The Twins traded infielder Luis Arraez to the Marlins for starting pitcher Pablo López, infield prospect Jose Salas and outfield prospect Byron Chourio, according to announcements from both clubs. It had been […] The post Potential Red Sox Target Traded In Marlins-Twins Blockbuster appeared first on NESN.com.

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Offishial news, 1/20/23: Cueto being Cueto; Chapman to KC; minor league coordinators

Today’s Marlins news roundup also includes the results of our first-ever “Call-Up Contest.” Marlins Podcast Episodes Thursday’s winter ball updates: Javier Sanoja (Cardenales de Lara) went 1-for-5 with 1 RBI. Aroldis Chapman inked a one-year, $3.75 million deal with the Royals, which includes up to $4 million in performance bonuses. SportsGrid’s Craig Mish and El Extrabase’s Daniel Álvarez-Montes report that the Marlins never even made a formal offer to him. Plenty of experienced relievers remain on the free agent market, thought most of them have had recent...

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Mascot Royal Rumble: Which mascots in the Marlins organization can I take in a fight?

Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports These characters were created to entertain. How would their talents translate to one-on-one combat? If you’re reading this, it means the Miami Marlins haven’t yet pulled the trigger on a blockbuster trade or the team is mired in a long losing streak. As a 25-year-old man with too much time on my hands, I often ponder which animals I can take in a fight. These thoughts often stay within my own head, but now, you’re all going to hear it. I have ranked each mascot from the Marlins organization—including the major league team and...

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Marlins trade Pablo López to Twins for Luis Arraez

Photo by Eric Espada/ The Marlins bundled a pair of teenage hitters with López to acquire an elite contact hitter and reigning American League batting champ. The Miami Marlins have traded Pablo López and teenage position players José Salas and Byron Chourio to the Minnesota Twins for Luis Arraez. The Athletic first reported that the deal was nearing the finish line after being rumored to be a possibility earlier in the offseason. I expressed my complete thoughts about the blockbuster in a Fish Stripes Twitter Space, so please listen back to that if you missed it...

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BREAKING: Twins trade Luis Arraez to Marlins for Pablo López, Prospects

Photo by Lawrence Iles/Icon Sportswire via The Twins acquire a quality starter for the 2022 AL Batting Champion. According to Jeff Passan of ESPN, and later confirmed by Dan Hayes and Ken Rosenthal of the Athletic, the Twins have agreed to trade AL batting champ Luis Arraez to the Miami Marlins in exchange for SP Pablo López, SS Jose Salas, and OF Byron Chourio. The Twins have had long-standing interest in López, and they have finally acquired their targeting starting pitcher. López pitched to the tune of a 3.75 ERA/3.71 FIP in 2022. In 180 innings, he struck out...

Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Twins trade batting champion Luis Arraez to Miami for pitcher Pablo Lopez, prospects

Lopez, a righthander, was 10-10 with a 3.75 ERA for the Marlins in 32 starts last season. The 26-year-old has been with Miami for his entire career, breaking into the majors in 2018.

Florida Marlins Blog | South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Marlins trade for AL batting champ Luis Arraez, send Lopez to Twins

Arraez, 25, had a breakout season for Minnesota last year, making his first All-Star team while batting a league-best .316 and denying Aaron Judge a Triple Crown. The New York Yankees star led the AL in home runs and RBIs.

J.T. Realmuto is possible trade candidate this offseason

Marlins All-Star catcher J.T. Realmuto could potentially be a trade candidate this offseason About Major League Baseball: Major League Baseball (MLB) is the most historic professional sports league in the United States and consists of 30 member clubs in

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

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.