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  1. What to watch for at the 2014 Winter Meetings

    Dec 8, 2014, 6:00 AM EST

    Grand Hyatt

    HardballTalk is on the scene in San Diego for baseball’s annual free agent and trade bacchanalia.

  2. Marlins exercise $1.5 million option on Jeff Mathis

    Nov 1, 2014, 7:15 PM EST

    Jarred Cosart, Jeff Mathis

    The Marlins will be bringing back Jeff Mathis after exercising a $1.5 million option on the catcher.

  3. Marlins will pick up Jeff Mathis’ option for 2015

    Oct 30, 2014, 11:48 AM EST

    Jeff Mathis AP

    Mathis a career .196 hitter and has never topped a .650 OPS in nine seasons as a big leaguer.

  4. Jordan Zimmermann throws no-hitter against Marlins

    Sep 28, 2014, 3:25 PM EST

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    Jordan Zimmermann just threw the first no-hitter in Washington Nationals history on the final day of the 2014 regular season.

  5. Red Sox GM Ben Cherington: “I didn’t do a good enough job building a complete offense”

    Jul 17, 2014, 11:19 AM EST

    Ben Cherington

    It’s been less than nine months since the Red Sox hoisted the World Series trophy and less than eight months since general manager Ben Cherington won the Executive of the Year award, but with the team sitting at 43-52 he’s already started to apologize for this year’s product.

  6. VIDEO: Tony Gwynn Jr. gets standing ovation in Philly in first at-bat since his father’s death

    Jun 24, 2014, 11:22 PM EST

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    Tony Gwynn Jr. was activated from Major League Baseball’s bereavement list on Tuesday afternoon and made an appearance as a pinch-hitter in the eighth inning of Tuesday night’s 7-4 victory over the Marlins. It was his first at-bat since burying his Hall of Fame father last week in San Diego, and the fans at Citizens Bank Park made it a beautiful, genuine moment …

  7. Play of the Day: Marcell Ozuna nails Kirk Nieuwenhuis at the plate to end the game

    Jun 20, 2014, 11:00 PM EST

    Marcell Ozuna

    Marcell Ozuna saved the Marlins with a game-ending throw to home plate to nail Kirk Nieuwenhuis.

  8. Marlins lose Jarrod Saltalamacchia to concussion

    Jun 1, 2014, 11:33 AM EST

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    Marlins catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia, who hit a deep hitting slump in May, has been placed on the 7-day concussion disabled list.

  9. Jarrod Saltalamacchia on sign-stealing accusations: “You kind of sit back and laugh a little bit.”

    May 2, 2014, 8:00 PM EST

    Marcell Ozuna, Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Garrett Jones

    Jarrod Saltalamacchia is bemused by the Braves’ accusation that his team stole signs to aid in their recent three-game sweep.

  10. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 17, 2014, 6:06 AM EST

    Julio Teheran

    Lots of shutouts yesterday. Including one that was the Platonic Ideal of a baseball game. At least if you have taste and stuff.

  11. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Apr 5, 2014, 8:56 AM EST

    Marlins AP

    A quick look at a busy Friday around MLB, including the offensive juggernaut that is the Miami Marlins.

  12. 2014 Preview: Boston Red Sox

    Mar 26, 2014, 1:30 AM EST

    Dustin Pedroia, David Ortiz

    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 Boston Red Sox. The Big Question: Have the Red Sox taken the steps necessary to avoid a post-championship decline? No…

  13. 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…

  14. 2014 Preview: Miami Marlins

    Mar 4, 2014, 3:30 PM EST

    giancarlo stanton getty

    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…

  15. A most interesting ball

    Feb 28, 2014, 2:30 PM EST

    Ball guy 2

    LAKELAND, FLORIDA — You know, you never handle your luggage in the show? Somebody else carries your bags. It’s great. You hit white balls for batting practice, the ballparks are like cathedrals, the hotels all have room service, and the women all have long legs and brains. Well, maybe not the white balls part. At…

  16. 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…

  17. Jarrod Saltalamacchia introduced as the Marlins new catcher

    Dec 9, 2013, 3:25 PM EST

    Jarrod Saltalamacchia

    Jarrod Saltalamacchia, his wife and his three daughters just came into the media room here at the Winter Meetings to be introduced as the Marlins’ new catcher. It was a touching ceremony: It put me in mind of the Winter Meetings two short years ago, when we last saw the Marlins introduce a big free…

  18. 2013 Winter Meetings Preview

    Dec 8, 2013, 9:58 AM EST

    Winter Meetings pic

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL — Greetings from the Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort, deep in the dark recesses of the happiest place on Earth. I have been down here with my children since last Tuesday, doing battle with a mouse. The mouse is a worthy adversary. Much respect for him and his hyper-efficiency at separating…

  19. Marlins sign free agent catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia to three-year, $21 million contract

    Dec 3, 2013, 7:03 PM EST

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    As first reported by Juan C. Rodriguez of the South Florida Sun Sentinel, Miami has signed free agent catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia to a three-year, $21 million contract. The deal is only pending a physical. Salty drew serious interest from the Twins, Rangers, Rockies and Blue Jays before settling Tuesday with the Fish. He’ll take over…

  20. Report: Red Sox agree to one-year deal with A.J. Pierzynski

    Dec 3, 2013, 8:23 AM EST

    a.j. pierzynski getty

    UPDATE: ESPN’s Buster Olney reports that Pierzynski’s one-year deal is worth $8.25 million. 8:57 a.m. ET: Sean McAdam of CSNNE.com reports that Pierzysnki will get a one-year deal. He’ll essentially function as a stopgap option with the Red Sox, as prospects Christian Vazquez and Blake Swihart aren’t too far away from the big leagues. 8:23 a.m.…

  21. Report: Marlins recently made offer to Jarrod Saltalamacchia

    Dec 3, 2013, 12:09 AM EST

    Jarrod Saltalamacchia

    The Marlins have mostly been connected to marginal free agents so far this offseason, but they have one notable name on their wish list. According to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, the Marlins recently made an offer to free agent catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia. The specifics aren’t known, but Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald confirms that…

  22. Report: the Twins are close to a “major free agent signing”

    Nov 27, 2013, 5:35 PM EST

    Twins logo

    Tim Dierkes of MLB Trade Rumors is hearing some buzz: Heard from a rival team the Twins are close to a major free agent signing. Name is unknown at this time. — timdierkes (@timdierkes) November 27, 2013   It’d be somewhat surprising to see the Twins sign a “major” free agent, as they have not…

  23. Gammons: Dioner Navarro is close to signing somewhere

    Nov 25, 2013, 7:33 PM EST

    Dioner Navarro AP

    We have already seen Brian McCann, Carlos Ruiz, Brayan Pena, and Geovany Soto sign free agent contracts, and now it appears that another catcher is about to go off the board. Told Dioner Navarro is moving to resolution, Boston not in pursuit — Peter Gammons (@pgammo) November 25, 2013 While Navarro isn’t a big name,…

  24. Twins have Jarrod Saltalamacchia on their radar

    Nov 24, 2013, 5:25 PM EST

    Jarrod Saltalamacchia

    Now in the mix for a catcher after moving Joe Mauer to first base, the Twins could pursue free agent Jarrod Saltalamacchia, writes Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe. He suggests Salty could fetch a three-year deal in the $30 million range, which is in the Twins’ affordability range. They currently have $46 million committed…

  25. Does McCann to New York set up a Salty, Red Sox reunion?

    Nov 23, 2013, 9:35 PM EST

    Jarrod Saltalamacchia

    It’s the catcher market that has moved the most quickly in free agency this winter, with Brian McCann becoming the first elite free agent to come to terms, agreeing to a five-year, $85 million deal with the Yankees on Saturday. The other catcher deals: Carlos Ruiz – Phillies (three years, $26 million) Geovany Soto –…

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