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Friday, November 18, 2022

Mets To Acquire Elieser Hernandez, Jeff Brigham From Marlins

The Mets are set to acquire right-handers Elieser Hernandez and Jeff Brigham from the Marlins, reports Mike Puma of the New York Post. Minor league righty Franklin Sanchez is headed back to Miami in return. Both Hernandez and Brigham were designated for assignment by the Marlins earlier this week.

The acquisitions of Hernandez and Brigham will give the Mets some needed depth in both the rotation and the bullpen, where they’re currently faced with the prospect of losing significant chunks of their staff. Starters Jacob deGrom, Chris Bassitt and Taijuan Walker are all free agents, and while the Mets already re-signed Edwin Diaz, they’ve also seen Seth Lugo, Adam Ottavino, Mychal Givens, Trevor May and Trevor Williams reach the open market.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: November 18, 2022 at 01:09 PM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: elieser hernandez, marlins, mets

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Reports: Marlins hiring Skip Schumaker from Cardinals as manager

The Miami Marlins are hiring St. Louis Cardinals bench coach Skip Schumaker as their manager, according to multiple reports.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: October 25, 2022 at 04:06 PM | 9 comment(s)
  Beats: marlins, skip schumaker

Monday, September 26, 2022

Don Mattingly won’t be back as Miami Marlins manager next season

Mattingly, the club’s all-time leader in managerial wins by a wide margin, is finishing his seventh season with the Marlins. He’s 437-584 in Miami, with one winning season in those seven years—a 31-29 mark in the pandemic-shortened 2020 season, when the team made its first playoff appearance since 2003.

“In general, the clubs I’ve had have always played hard,” Mattingly said. “I’ve always felt proud of that.”

His decision means a season that started with a big shakeup for Miami now ends with another. In February, Hall of Famer Derek Jeter—who had been Miami’s CEO, the first Black person in baseball history to hold that role with a franchise—announced a surprise departure after 4½ mostly unsuccessful years that didn’t come remotely close to matching his success as a player for the New York Yankees.

Now comes the Mattingly move, which means someone else will be in charge when the team gathers for spring training.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: September 26, 2022 at 12:19 AM | 14 comment(s)
  Beats: don mattingly, marlins

Sunday, August 28, 2022

Sandy Alcantara rebounds with complete game vs. Dodgers

He’s an old-school starter. There aren’t many of those guys around.

The article says the game drew 23,543 fans. The Dodgers were a big reason for the crowd. Years ago Bill James studied whether starting pitchers impact attendance. He found they didn’t. I wonder if that’s still true of the best starters around today?

“Seeing what Sandy’s doing,” catcher Jacob Stallings said, “it’s really kind of like an honor to be a part of what he’s doing. You haven’t seen somebody do what he’s doing right now, and I don’t know how many years, but complete games, throwing deep into games, getting strikeouts, getting early-count outs, it’s just special what he’s doing and it’s just fun to be a part of, for sure.”

jimfurtado Posted: August 28, 2022 at 09:51 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: marlins, sandy alcantara

Tuesday, August 02, 2022

Blue Jays To Acquire Zach Pop And Anthony Bass From Marlins

The Blue Jays are “closing in on” a deal for Marlins reliever Zach Pop, reports Shi Davidi of Sportsnet. Other pieces are expected to be involved as well, with Blue Jays prospect Jordan Groshans believed to be headed to the Marlins. Craig Mish of Sportsgrid says that Anthony Bass is also heading to the Jays. Jon Heyman of the New York Post says that the Jays will also get a smaller piece, which Davidi relays is a player to be named later.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 02, 2022 at 01:55 PM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: blue jays, marlins

Thursday, July 28, 2022

Miami Marlins top prospect Max Meyer to have Tommy John surgery

Right-hander Max Meyer, the Miami Marlins’ top prospect, will undergo Tommy John surgery, the team announced Thursday.

Meyer underwent an MRI on Monday that revealed the injury, and the decision to have the surgery was made after he consulted with multiple doctors.

The surgery will be performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles on a date that has not yet been determined.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: July 28, 2022 at 04:01 PM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: marlins, max meyer

Friday, June 10, 2022

Red-hot Marlins keeping ‘lightning rod’ Jazz Chisholm in check

Don Mattingly got his Marlins together for a meeting at just the right time, inspiring perhaps their best game of the year (a 12-2 win Tuesday over the Nationals) and a winning streak. Jazz Chisholm has turned into a star in Miami. But Chisholm turned out to be the subject for criticism in the team meeting, according to sources, as teammates apparently aren’t always as enamored as fans who love the style and sizzle.

Mattingly said he didn’t want anyone talking behind anyone’s back, and perhaps a little up-front honesty worked. Quizzed on what specifically was said to Chisholm, Marlins GM Kim Ng declined to elaborate further: “Reluctant to provide further detail — happy everyone is responding.”

Chisholm went out and hit two home runs that game, and later in an interview on MLB Network said, “I have that tool that’s called, I don’t care. I just go out there and have fun.”

One person, who suggested teammates may be “jealous,” said, “Jazz is like Dennis Rodman. He will always be a lightning rod. But he works and plays hard.”

Ng had a simple explanation for Chisholm’s recent exploits: “He’s good.”

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 10, 2022 at 01:18 PM | 18 comment(s)
  Beats: jazz chisholm, marlins



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