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  1. Garrett Jones reportedly drawing trade interest

    Dec 16, 2014, 10:41 PM EST

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    With so many clubs seeking power this winter, Garrett Jones could fetch the Fish some legitimate talent.

  2. Brandon Moss, Allen Craig on Marlins’ first base radar

    Nov 27, 2014, 6:05 PM EST

    Brandon Moss

    A couple more options have appeared on the Marlins’ radar for an upgrade at first base.

  3. The Marlins are snooping around Chris Davis and Evan Gattis

    Nov 26, 2014, 9:44 AM EST

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    Need some dingers? I know a guy who can get you some dingers, man.

  4. Marlins reportedly make two-year, $20 million offer to first baseman Adam LaRoche

    Nov 19, 2014, 9:22 PM EST

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    The Marlins have some money to spend, and free agent first baseman Adam LaRoche appears to be among their targets.

  5. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 15, 2014, 7:05 AM EST

    Max Scherzer

    Striking out 14 guys and/or scoring seven runs: strongly correlated with winning games.

  6. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 28, 2014, 6:32 AM EST

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    The Dodgers sweep their rivals in San Francisco, the Rays complain about Big Papi and I complain about Southwest Airlines messing with my kids’ vacation.

  7. Video: Yoenis Cespedes threw out another runner at home plate in spectacular fashion

    Jun 27, 2014, 8:28 PM EST

    Yoenis Cespedes

    One of these days, players will learn not to test the arm of Yoenis Cespedes.

  8. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 18, 2014, 6:41 AM EST

    Mike Moustakas

    Nine wins in a row and the shelling of a Tigers ace for the second straight night. And with that, the Royals are in first place.

  9. The Marlins are upset about the Red Sox’s travel roster

    Mar 6, 2014, 3:48 PM EST

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    According to Juan C. Rodriguez of the Sun Sentinel, the Marlins will be contacting the league office after the Red Sox declined to bring any of their established regulars to Palm Beach for Thursday’s spring training game. While teams are supposed to bring at least four “regulars” to road spring games, the rule has always…

  10. 2014 Preview: Miami Marlins

    Mar 4, 2014, 3:30 PM EST

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    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The Miami Marlins. The Big Question: Can the Marlins lose fewer than 100 games? The Marlins lost exactly 100 games…

  11. 2014 Free Agent Tracker

    Dec 25, 2013, 12:26 AM EST

    MLB: Yankees-Brian McCann Press Conference

    Here’s the rundown of where this winter’s top 150 free agents are landing, continuously updated throughout the offseason. Re-signings are posted in red, while players signing with new teams are in blue. Stars denote players who received qualifying offers and thus will cost their new team a draft pick if they sign elsewhere. (Non-tenders have…

  12. Marlins discuss Logan Morrison with Pirates, Rays

    Dec 9, 2013, 3:50 PM EST

    Logan Morrison

    Now that the Marlins have gotten older and worse by signing Garrett Jones, the smarter teams are coming out of the woodwork in pursuit of Logan Morrison. FOXSports.com’s Jon Morosi says both the Pirates and Rays have had conversations regarding the first baseman. John Perotto of the Beaver County Times reports that the Pirates and…

  13. Marlins have had “internal discussions” about a trade for Rays’ Sean Rodriguez

    Dec 7, 2013, 5:32 PM EST

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    According to Joe Frisaro of MLB.com, the Marlins have had “internal discussions” about a trade for Rays utility man Sean Rodriguez. The plan would be to play him at third base, possibly as part of a platoon. The Marlins are reportedly close to a two-year, $7.5 million contract with Garrett Jones, which likely signals that…

  14. Red Sox, Brewers among teams to indicate interest in Logan Morrison

    Dec 6, 2013, 10:20 PM EST

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    The Marlins signed Garrett Jones to a two-year, $7.5 million deal this afternoon, effectively squeezing Logan Morrison out. Instantly, rumors began to fly involving Morrison in a potential trade. Jon Morosi of FOX Sports tweets that the Red Sox and Brewers have checked in, though nothing is imminent. Morrison has had trouble staying on the…

  15. Marlins close to signing Garrett Jones; Logan Morrison on the way out?

    Dec 6, 2013, 1:50 PM EST

    Garrett Jones

    Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports that the Marlins are close to signing first baseman/corner outfielder Garrett Jones, who was let go by the Pirates last week. Jones lost his job to Justin Morneau down the stretch and the Pirates didn’t want to pay him around $5 million via arbitration. Why the Marlins want him is…

  16. 2013 Non-tender Tracker

    Dec 2, 2013, 11:30 PM EST

    Andrew Bailey

    We’ll be writing up the non-tenders as they come in prior to Monday’s midnight deadline. These players immediately become free agents. AMERICAN LEAGUE Angels – RHP Juan Gutierrez, RHP Tommy Hanson, INF Chris Nelson, RHP Jerome Williams All of these were expected. Hanson and Williams would have cost upwards of $4 million apiece. Williams is…

  17. Pirates acquire Jaff Decker from Padres, designate Garrett Jones for assignment

    Nov 25, 2013, 1:20 PM EST

    Garrett Jones

    Garrett Jones, who was a regular for the Pirates for four-plus seasons before losing his job to Justin Morneau down the stretch, has been designated for assignment. Jones made $4.5 million this year and hit just .233 with 15 homers and a .708 OPS in 144 games, so at age 32 and with a similar…

  18. Top-of-the-order struggles doom Pirates in NLDS

    Oct 9, 2013, 11:16 PM EST

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    It was the bats that failed the Pirates in the end. Starling Marte finished the NLDS 1-for-19 with one walk and a hit by pitch from the leadoff spot. Neil Walker, right behind him batting second, was 0-for-19 with two walks. It’s tough to generate much offense when your top two hitters reach base a…

  19. National League Wild Card Game: Reds-Pirates lineups

    Oct 1, 2013, 3:40 PM EST

    Clint Hurdle, Marlon Byrd, Dusty Baker, Mark Carlson, Gerry Davis

    Here are the lineups for tonight’s National League Wild Card Game between the Reds and Pirates, in Pittsburgh: Reds: CF Shin-Soo Choo LF Ryan Ludwick 1B Joey Votto 2B Brandon Phillips RF Jay Bruce 3B Todd Frazier SS Zack Cozart C Ryan Hanigan SP Johnny Cueto Ryan Ludwick only drew three starts as the No.…

  20. Pirates hit back-to-back-to-back home runs, including an inside-the-park homer, against Cubs

    Sep 13, 2013, 8:50 PM EST

    Russell Martin

    The Pirates pulled another trick out of the bag tonight, hitting back-to-back-to-back home runs to erase a 3-0 deficit against Cubs starter Jake Arrieta. After Andrew McCutchen and Justin Morneau made two quick outs to start off the bottom of the fourth, Pedro Alvarez hit an inside-the-park home run to right-center. Russell Martin then cranked…

  21. Pirates acquire Justin Morneau from the Twins

    Aug 31, 2013, 2:46 PM EST

    Justin Morneau

    The Pirates picked up Marlon Byrd and John Buck in a deal with the Mets earlier this week, but they aren’t done bolstering their offense. FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reports that the Pirates have acquired first baseman Justin Morneau from the Twins for outfielder Alex Presley. Morneau passed through waivers earlier this month, so he…

  22. Francisco Liriano pitches a gem, blanks Cardinals over eight innings

    Aug 30, 2013, 10:15 PM EST

    Francisco Liriano

    Francisco Liriano was down on his luck when the Pirates signed him to a one-year, $1 million deal in February. He was coming off a year in which he posted a combined 5.34 ERA with the Twins and White Sox, the third time in four seasons he had posted an ERA in the fives. Liriano…

  23. Pirates activate Jose Tabata from the disabled list

    Jul 3, 2013, 2:49 PM EST

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    Jose Tabata is back from the disabled list after missing the past six weeks with an oblique injury. To make room for him on the roster the Pirates demoted yesterday’s spot starter, Brandon Cumpton, to Triple-A. Andrew McCutchen and Starling Marte obviously aren’t going anywhere in the Pirates’ outfield, so any playing time Tabata receives…

  24. Pirates win eighth in a row, are the first team to 50 wins

    Jun 29, 2013, 10:00 PM EST

    Milwaukee Brewers v Pittsburgh Pirates

    The Pirates continued their hot streak with a 2-1 victory over the Brewers tonight, their eighth in a row and their 50th of the season. The Red Sox also started the day at 49 wins, but dropped their afternoon game against the Blue Jays. The Cardinals won, so the Pirates maintain their one-game lead in…

  25. Play of the Day: Garrett Jones hits the Allegheny on the fly

    Jun 2, 2013, 8:25 PM EST

    Garrett Jones

    For just the second time in PNC Park’s 13-year history, a player hit a home run into the Allegheny River on the fly. Garrett Jones became the first Pirate to do so when he slugged a two-run, game-tying home run off of Reds reliever Jonathan Broxton down the right field line, clearing the sidewalk in…

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