Tag:Florida Marlins
Posted on: March 17, 2010 12:39 pm

Fish looking at Lowell

The Miami Herald reports the Florida Marlins have shown some interest in Boston Red Sox third baseman Mike Lowell.

Florida scouts were on hand for Boston's Monday spring training game in which Lowell made his 2010 Grapefruit League debut. The Red Sox have been trying to move Lowell after adding Adrian Beltre in the offseason.

Lowell played for the Marlins from 1999-2005, hitting .272 with 143 homers and 578 RBI. The last four seasons, the South Florida high school product, played for the Red Sox.

Lowell, who won World Series rings with Florida (2003) and Boston (2007), is coming off offseason thumb surgery and is also dealing with a hip issue.
Posted on: March 5, 2010 10:46 am
Edited on: March 8, 2010 10:06 am

Rays, Marlins looking at Blalock

Marc Topkin of the St. Petersburg Times reports the Tampa Bay Rays are interested in signing former Texas Ranger infielder Hank Blalock to a minor league deal. The Florida Marlins have shown interest, too.

Blalock, 29, hit .259 with 152 home runs and 535 RBI during his eight seasons with Texas. The left-handed hitter struggled with a .234 average last season, finishing with 25 homers and 66 RBI in 495 plate appearances.

Posted on: February 5, 2010 12:37 pm

Mark Reynolds deal with Arizona

Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic takes a look at why a three-year deal with Mark Reynolds makes sense for the Diamondbacks.

Piecoro compares a deal for Reynolds similar to something Florida would give Dan Uggle and estimates a three-year deal in the $14 million-$15 million range would be fair.

Posted on: February 4, 2010 10:48 am

Marlins and Russell Branyan

From a Miami Herald blog :

The Marlins are "kicking the tires" on a number of left-handed hitters for a bench role, and Russell Branyan is one of them. But, contrary to a published report, two sources said the Marlins have NOT made an offer for the free agent first baseman.
Category: MLB
Posted on: February 2, 2010 11:14 am

Gregg considering Florida and Colorado

Reliever Kevin Gregg has narrowed his choices to the Colorado Rockies and the Florida Marlins, as reported by the Denver Post .

"I am not overly optimistic, but we have a chance," Rockies GM Dan O'Dowd said Monday. "Our job would be as a setup guy."

That is the hang-up for Gregg, who wants to be a closer. He likes the idea of spring training in Arizona, where he lives. And he likes the Rockies' chances of reaching the playoffs. But the Rockies have a proven closer.

In Florida, Leo Nuñez is not nearly as entrenched. Gregg could compete for the spot

Posted on: January 15, 2010 11:20 am

Marlins and Uggla Deal/arbitration players

Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post blogs about some moves the Marlins could make as arbitration nears.

Marlins are believed to targeting second baseman Dan Uggla for a new contract.  According to the blog, Uggla's agent and the club have been in daily discussions this week.  The Marlins’ goal is to avoid arbitration and ink Uggla to a one-year deal. He made $5.35 million in 2009 and could get up to $8 million in 2010 if he ends up going to arbitration.

The Marlins still have to deal with five other arbitration players aside from Uggla: Jorge Cantu, Cody Ross, Leo Nunez, Anibal Sanchez and Renyel Pinto. Capozzi was told the Marlins have had very limited talks with the agents for Cantu and Ross since the season ended. And, as for Pinto, the general belief is that the Marlins will trade him before the season starts.

Don’t be surprised if things come together fairly quickly over the next few days. The club has a strict policy of not negotiating with players after salary figures are exchanged.


Posted on: January 6, 2010 11:13 am

Marlins still players for Chapman, Uggla update

From Juan C. Rodriguez of the Sun-Sentinel :

The Marlins still in the game for free agent Cuban left-hander Aroldis Chapman.  According to a source, the club is believed to have increased their initial $13 million offer.  Chapman expects to sign in the next few days however another source expects Chapman to sign with the Angels or Blue Jays for around $21 million.

As for Dan Uggla, another source says it's looking more likely that Uggla will start the season as a Marlin.



Posted on: December 21, 2009 12:31 pm

Marlins make offer to Chapman

MLB.com is reporting (via the Miami Herald) the Marlins have made a five-year offer worth $13 million for Aroldis Chapman, the Cuban defector and hard-throwing lefty.


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