Showing posts with label Marlins. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Marlins. Show all posts

Friday, December 06, 2013

SS Rafael Furcal Signs with Marlins

The Marlins have agreed to sign free agent SS Rafael Furcal to a one-year contract to be their starting second baseman.

The deal is pending a physical and believed to be worth $3.5 million plus incentives...

The Mets were very interested in Furcal when free agency started, but they’re interest faded shortly after that..

Furcal, 36, played in 121 games with St. Louis in 2012, but did not play at all in 2013 due to Tommy John surgery. He is a career .281 hitter with a .346 OBP over 13 seasons.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Recap: Spring Training Game 27 - Marlins beat Mets 6-5

Final Score: Miami 6, NY Mets 5

Clint Sammons drove in the winning run in the ninth inning to lift the Miami Marlins to a 6-5 victory over the New York Mets in spring training action.

Sammons went 2-for-2 with two RBI while Hanley Ramirez hit a solo home run in the second inning for the Marlins. Mark Buehrle gave up four runs -- three earned -- on seven hits over 5 1/3 innings in the start.

Mike Nickeas hit a two-run home run and Josh Thole added an RBI in the loss for the Mets. Miguel Batista gave up one run on two hits over just two innings in the start.

Box Score:

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Recap: Spring Training Game 12 - Jose Reyes shows face, Mets lose to Marlins 3-1

Final Score: Miami 3, NY Mets 1

Chris Coghlan had two hits and scored two runs in Miami's 3-1 victory over the New York Mets.

Josh Johnson gave up a run on five hits over three innings for the Marlins.

Jason Bay went 2-for-2 with a double for New York, while R.A. Dickey tossed two hitless frames.

Ex Mets' shortstop Jose Reyes made an appearance and went 0 for 1 against R.A. Dickey, as he left following a 54-minute rain delay in the 3rd inning.

Box Score:

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Recap: Spring Training Game 8 - Marlins beat Mets in Rain shortened game

Final Score: Miami 4, NY Mets 2 (five innings)

Hanley Ramirez and Bryan Petersen each had two hits and scored a run, as the Miami Marlins posted a 4-2 win over the New York Mets in a Grapefruit League game called after five innings because of rain.

Miami starter Mark Buehrle gave up two runs on five hits in four innings of work.

Johan Santana allowed an unearned run on two hits in his second spring start for the Mets. Santana struck out two and walked one in 2 2/3 frames.

Box Score:

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Recap: Spring Training Game 5 - Marlins Squeak by Mets

Final Score: Miami 5, NY Mets 4

Hanley Ramirez went 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBI as the Miami Marlins topped the New York Mets, 5-4, on Thursday.

Austin Kearns also homered for the Marlins, while Carlos Zambrano allowed three runs on three hits and three walks in 1 1/3 innings.

Lucas May had a two-run double and Adam Loewen smacked a solo homer for New York. Mike Pelfrey was touched for four runs on six hits and two walks in a 2 2/3-inning start.

Box Score:

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Recap: Spring Training Game 4 - Mets shut out Reyes-less Marlins

Final Score: NY Mets 7, Miami 0

Justin Turner went 3-for-3 with a home run and three RBI, as the New York Mets routed the Miami Marlins, 7-0, in Grapefruit League play.

Josh Thole doubled in a run and Mike Nickeas, Lucas May and Matt Den Dekker also contributed RBI for the Mets, who received two no-hit innings from starter Jonathan Niese.

Sean West gave up three runs and walked four in his 1 2/3-inning start for the Marlins, who were held to four hits in the contest.

Ex-Met Jose Reyes was with the Marlins split-squad in Miami for a game against Florida International University at their new ballpark.

Box Score:

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Jose Reyes feels bad for Mets, comes to grip with their decision

Dan Martin of the NY Post caught up with Jose Reyes who said he's come to grips with the way his days with the Mets came to an end, but it's still tough for him to take.

"I understand it's a tough situation for the organization," said Reyes, who signed a six-year free-agent contract with the Marlins in December after the cash-strapped Mets decided they couldn't afford him and opted to not make him a lowball offer. "What they're going through isn't easy and that's why I was hurt at the beginning. But with the problems they have, I get it. I feel bad for them."

And he still doesn't quite get why they didn't come up with any offer at all.

"At least come to me and say, 'This is what we have,'" Reyes said Thursday while at a Marlins charity golf tournament at Miccosukee Golf and Country Club. "Make a push. Even if it's not what I'm looking for, show me you still want me."

But as some of his former Mets teammates worked out a couple of hours to the north, Reyes was ready for his new start with the Marlins.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Marlins are "being very aggressive" on Cuban Outfielder Yoenis Cespedes

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that the Marlins "are being very aggressive" on Cuban outfielder Yoenis Cespedes.
Danny Knobler of reported Friday that the Marlins might not pursue Cespedes as hard as originally thought, but Cafardo evidently is hearing differently.

Cafardo adds that the Nationals are "right behind" the Marlins, the Phillies "are always sneaky" and the Cubs, Red Sox, and Yankees "appear intrigued by his tools." Cespedes is expected to be granted free agency in the early part of January.

Take a look at Cespedes on this video to see what all these teams are looking at:

The Mets could use a talent like this in center field, but the Mets still are counting their change.

Cespedes is labeled the next Major League Phenom

Friday, December 02, 2011

Rumor Mill: Marlins are "OPTIMISTIC" they will land Jose Reyes, Mets only other team interested?

According to Matt Snyder of CBS Sportline, All-Star shortstop Jose Reyes has been connected with the Marlins for quite a while in rumors. And sources have told that the Marlins are optimistic they will land Reyes and are simply waiting on his decision. "Hopes are high," according to sources with knowledge of the team's thinking. And it's not just the Marlins themselves thinking this way.

"Everyone seems to think Reyes is the right fit for the Marlins," a baseball source told CBS Sports.

Not only is the fit right, but the level of interest and ability to sign Reyes seem to have dwindled the number of potential landing spots. Jon Heyman reports that the Braves, Giants and Phillies are out while the Tigers and Brewers seem "iffy." Danny Knobler of says the Tigers are out barring any late intervention by owner Mike Ilitch. Also, Knobler says the Brewers are out unless there's a huge change in plans.

So that basically leaves the Marlins and Mets, right?

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Marlins offer Jose Reyes Six years, $90 Million, Hanley Ramirez not happy about it?

The Miami Marlins' introductory bid for Jose Reyes was six years, $90 million, as first reported.

In addition to that going for them, the story cited a source saying the potential of playing in a warm climate, which would lessen the risk to his hamstrings, as well as playing for Ozzie Guillen, would be attractive to Reyes.

Meanwhile, Marlins beat writer Clark Spencer tweeted that Hanley Ramirez is not happy about potentially switching positions for Reyes. Tweeted Spencer (@clarkspencer):
"Ramirez is not at all pleased at prospect of changing positions if #Marlins sign Reyes; the two aren't the friends many portray."

The Mets have not made an offer , but can offer more...So this is not over yet... And there is already friction is brewing in South Beach between Hanley and the Team. Wonder if Hanley is the trade piece to get all the extra parts for Mr. Guillen, this should get interesting if he is traded for Reyes, but doubtful as the plan seems to have them together in the same Lineup..

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Marlins roll out the red carpet for Jose Reyes, show him their new ballpark

According to the NY Post, The Marlins gave free agent shortstop Jose Reyes a tour of their new ballpark Wednesday, team president David Samson confirmed on a Miami radio program.

“To be [interested], you have to meet each other and figure out from an investment standpoint where you’re going to go. We’re still working on that," Samson said, according to “We wanted him to see the ballpark. And see the ballpark, he did.”

The Marlins are also courting left-hander Mark Buehrle, who took a ballpark tour Tuesday, the person said. In addition, owner Jeffrey Loria and a contingent of team officials plan to visit the Dominican Republic on Thursday to watch a private workout by highly regarded Cuban outfielder Yoenis Cespedes.

“I would certainly count [Jose] amongst our priorities,” Samson said. "But we have a priority that includes pitching and includes position players. We have multiple priorities.”

The perennially thrifty Marlins are expected to increase their payroll from $57 million this year to about $80 million in 2012.

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Marlins looking to sign Jose Reyes, Trade or Move Hanley Ramirez?

Marlins making strong push for Reyes

The Marlins contacted Reyes one minute into the free agent signing period, according to Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald. A group of Marlins executives went to New York this week and it appears they were going to visit Reyes’ agent, Peter Greenberg.

Free agent shortstop Jose Reyes is scheduled to meet with the Marlins, according to WFAN's Mike Francesa (Twitter link).  The tweet says that Reyes has received an offer, but my guess is nothing has been formally presented at this early stage.

The Marlins' interest in Reyes is real, so what would become of Hanley Ramirez if they sign Reyes?  Marlins president David Samson told's Joe Frisaro there have been no conversations about moving Ramirez to another position, but I'd be surprised if the Fish haven't discussed the possibility internally.  A trade could be another option.

Sunday, April 03, 2011

Recap: 2011 Regular Season Game 2 - Mets at Marlins

New York Mets third baseman David Wright durin...
Final Score: New York 6, Florida 4 (10 innings) 

Willie Harris hit a two-run double to finish off a three-run 10th inning, and the Mets held on for a 6-4 victory over the Marlins to even their three-game series.

David Wright had an RBI single in the 10th for the Mets. The Marlins came back to get a run in the ninth on Brett Hayes' two-out single, but Blaine Boyer got Scott Cousins on a ground out to earn the save.

Six of the game's 10 runs were scored after the eighth inning, with both teams getting one in the ninth.

Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez (1-0) got the win despite giving up the game- tying run on Greg Dobbs' RBI single in the bottom of the ninth. Wright ended with three hits, including a solo homer, while Josh Thole was 3-for-4 with a go-ahead RBI single in the ninth.

Wright lined his third hit of the game past Ryan Webb (0-1) and into center field, scoring Jose Reyes for a 4-3 lead in the 10th. Reyes, Angel Pagan and Wright led off the inning with consecutive singles and Harris' double knocked in the other two runners.

Gaby Sanchez doubled with one out in the bottom of the 10th and scored on Hayes' single to right field, but the Marlins couldn't rally further.

Sunday's rubber match will pit New York's R.A. Dickey against Florida's Javier Vazquez. In the season-opener on Friday, Josh Johnson carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning to lead the Marlins to a 6-2 victory.

Florida got another good start Saturday from Ricky Nolasco, who went seven innings and yielded two runs on seven hits with four strikeouts. Mets starter Jon Niese also gave up two runs in seven frames, allowing four hits and a walk while striking out three.

Saturday, April 02, 2011

Tonight's Lineup against Florida Game 2

Mets Saturday Lineup at FLA:
  1. Reyes-SS
  2. Pagan-CF
  3. Wright-3B
  4. Beltran-RF
  5. Davis-1B
  6. Duda-LF
  7. Emaus-2B
  8. Thole-C
  9. Niese-LHP

Friday, April 01, 2011

Recap: 2011 Regular Season Game 1 (Opening Night) Mets at Marlins

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Final Score: Florida 6, New York 2 

Josh Johnson carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning in a solid Opening Day start, leading the Florida Marlins to a 6-2 victory over the New York Mets. 

Johnson faced just one batter over the minimum before his no-hit bid was broken up by Willie Harris' double to begin the seventh.

The Mets rallied for two runs in the inning, but couldn't get any more against Johnson and three Florida relievers. Johnson (1-0) left with two outs in the seventh, yielding two runs on just three hits and two walks while striking out three.

As it turned out, the Marlins got all the offense they needed on John Buck's grand slam off Mets starter Mike Pelfrey (0-1) in the fourth inning. Logan Morrison added a solo homer and Gaby Sanchez had an RBI single for the other runs. 

Box Score: Click here

2011 Opening Night Mets Lineup

2011 Opening Night Mets Lineup for Tonight in Florida against the Marlins:
  1. Reyes - SS
  2. Harris - LF
  3. Wright - 3B
  4. Beltran - RF
  5. Pagan - CF
  6. Davis - 1B
  7. Emaus - 2B
  8. Thole - C
  9. Pelfrey - P

Mets Opening Day!

NY Mets fans have waited since October for this day, Opening Day of baseball. We dropped managers, GM's, starting pitchers, a second baseman and a few million for court expenses this offseason and today is the day we start fresh.
Pelfrey will take the ball tonight at 7 PM against the Marlins in Florida. The game can be seen on SNY.
Thats of course if the Red Sox and Phillies don't mind us playing 162 games before we crown a champion.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Recap - Final Spring Training Game 35 - Marlins vs Mets

PORT ST. LUCIE, FL - FEBRUARY 24:  RY 24:  Chr...Image by Getty Images via @daylife
Final Score: NY Mets 6, Florida 3

Scott Hairston hit a three-run homer as part of a four-run seventh inning to lift the New York Mets to a 6-3 win over the Florida Marlins in spring training action.

Joshua Satin added a solo shot, while David Wright also knocked in a run for the Mets. D.J. Carrasco picked up the win for throwing a scoreless seventh inning, allowing one hit. Justin Hampson earned the save with a perfect ninth.

Chris Coghlan and Logan Morrison each had an RBI for Florida. Edward Mujica was tagged with the loss after getting roughed up for four runs on as many hits in the seventh.

The teams will open the regular season against each other on Friday at Sun Life Stadium.

Box Score:

Friday, March 18, 2011

Castillo Back to the Fish??

Luis Castillo 2003 HomeImage by BaseballBacks via Flickr
According to Fish Bytes,  The Marlins have spoken internally about reacquiring second baseman Luis Castillo, who was released on Friday by the New York Mets.

Castillo, who has one year remaining on his contract, is owed $6 million, which the Mets will absorb.

The 35-year-old second baseman played 10 seasons with the Marlins from 1996-2005 and won three Gold Gloves and two World Series rings with the team.

The Marlins have discussed Castillo as a low-cost option at second base if Matt Dominguez doesn't make the club and Omar Infante is moved to third.

Here are some of the comments on Fish Bytes:

I hope the Marlins sign him. He'd be a good reserve second baseman/pinch hitter and possibly a starter if he plays well. He's also a fan favorite.


The Florida Heat must be getting to their brains....LOL

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Friday, March 11, 2011

Recap: Spring Training Game 17 - Florida vs Mets

Final Score: NY Mets 10, Florida 0 

Ike Davis and Josh Thole each hit two- run homers as the New York Mets blasted Florida, 10-0, in Grapefruit League play.

Angel Pagan collected two hits and scored three times, while Luis Castillo also hit safely twice and scored two runs for the Mets. Jon Niese worked 4 2/3 innings in the start and fanned four while giving up just three hits.

Chris Volstad was touched for seven hits and six runs -- three earned -- over three full frames for the Marlins, who committed five errors in defeat. 

Box score: Click Here
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