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 CBSSports.com'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 MLB.com'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 CBSSports.com 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.


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12 Comments on "Marlins Notes: Hanley, Fielder, Cespedes"


rsanchez1
3 years 7 months 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 7 months ago

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

Kirk Edward Gerwin
3 years 7 months ago

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

fishfan4life
3 years 7 months ago

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

LeylandsLung
3 years 7 months ago

Cuba > Miami ???

3 years 7 months ago

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

Jeff
3 years 7 months ago

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

Infield Fly
3 years 7 months ago

Then they’d be the Chicago Cub[an]s!

Sounds good to me. :)

3 years 7 months ago

I doubt they sign both.  Cespedes more likely than Soler IMO.

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

verlander
3 years 7 months ago

I wouldn’t want to play there either.

3 years 7 months ago

maybe he’s seen the new uniforms….

pennypincher
3 years 7 months ago

Or the homerun display.