Marlins Notes: Hanley, Fielder, Cespedes

It's been busy offseason for the Marlins, who signed Jose Reyes, Mark Buehrle, and Heath Bell before trading for Carlos Zambrano. Here's the latest from MLB's first Florida team…

  • Jon Heyman of's reports (on Twitter) that the Marlins briefly considered trading Hanley Ramirez to free up money so they could sign Prince Fielder, but they decided against it. Prince is in Detroit now, and Hanley will come to camp as the third baseman.
  • The Marlins are prepared to make a significant offer to Yoenis Cespedes according to's Joe Frisaro. He says it'll be four-to-six years in length. Cespedes recently gained residency in the Dominican Republic, and is waiting to be declared a free agent by MLB.
  • Meanwhile, Danny Knobler of reports (on Twitter) that Cespedes has told teams he would prefer not to play in Miami. However, Friasro tweets that Cespedes has no issues playing for the Marlins.

12 Responses to Marlins Notes: Hanley, Fielder, Cespedes Leave a Reply

  1. rsanchez1 3 years ago

    Man, Fielder is already in Detroit and they STILL won’t stop talking about him and the Marlins. Let it go already!

    And why would Cespedes prefer not to play in Miami? Is he afraid Cuban agents are gonna find him and drag him back to Cuba or something?

    • Infield Fly 3 years ago

      Maybe he just thinks there’s other places a Cuban can play ball [and live] besides the usual…and he’d be right. ­čśë

  2. Kirk Edward Gerwin 3 years ago

    Would be extremely comical if Ilitch pulled another rabbit from his hat and signed Cespedes.

  3. fishfan4life 3 years ago

    I don’t believe that Hanley report for a second.

  4. LeylandsLung 3 years ago

    Cuba > Miami ???

  5. This might be the greatest team to ever exist on planet Earth.

  6. Jeff 3 years ago

    I have the feeling both soler and cespedes will end up with Cubs.

    • Infield Fly 3 years ago

      Then they’d be the Chicago Cub[an]s!

      Sounds good to me. :)

    • I doubt they sign both. ┬áCespedes more likely than Soler IMO.

      Soler will go to A’s, O’s, Red Sox, Mariners, Rangers?!?!
      (These are all just educated guesses).

  7. verlander 3 years ago

    I wouldn’t want to play there either.

  8. maybe he’s seen the new uniforms….

  9. pennypincher 3 years ago

    Or the homerun display.

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