JULY 12, 3:58pm: Misner has a buzzer-beating, $2.115MM deal, per MLB.com’s Jim Callis (Twitter links). Mokma will forego his commitment to Michigan State by inking a $557K agreement.
3:18pm: Misner is undergoing a physical, Jon Heyman of MLB Network tweets, though it’s not clear yet that the sides are otherwise fully squared away on a deal. Heyman adds that 12th-rounder Chris Mokma will agree to terms with the Fish if they can get Misner under contract.
9:20am: Bleday’s bonus will check in at $6,670,000, Jim Callis of MLB.com tweets. That checks in over his slot value by a narrow margin of $6,000.
JULY 10, 8:25pm: In addition to their deal with Bleday, the Marlins are close to an agreement with No. 35 pick Kameron Misner, tweets Craig Mish of SiriusXM. Before reaching a deal with Misner, Miami first needed to finish negotiations with Bleday so they could know how much it had left to offer Misner. While no deal is quite in place yet, Mish adds that Misner has already decided he will not return to Missouri.
In his junior season at Mizzou, Misner hit .286/.440/.481 with 10 homers, 10 doubles and 20 stolen bases (in 21 tries). Misner rated as the draft’s No. 26 prospect at BA, No. 30 at MLB.com, No. 31 at Fangraphs and No. 34 at ESPN. He’s regarded as a plus runner who can handle any outfield spot, and he draws praise for a potentially average hit tool and above-average pop. Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com call him a potential 20-20 threat if his development progresses.
7:22pm: The Marlins have agreed to terms with No. 4 overall draft selection J.J. Bleday, reports MLB Network’s Jon Heyman (via Twitter). The star Vanderbilt outfielder was widely considered a top-five talent and one of the best power bats in the draft. His slot comes with a $6.66MM value.
Bleday, 21, will add a high-end offensive prospect to an improving Marlins system that is currently deeper in pitching than in bats. In his final season at Vanderbilt, Bleday posted a ridiculous .350/.464/.717 slash with 26 home runs, 13 doubles and a triple in 320 plate appearances — all while walking more often (54) than he struck out (53).
Prior to draft day, Bleday checked in as this year’s No. 3 prospect, per Fangraphs, where Kiley McDaniel and Eric Longenhagen praised the Division-I home run leader’s power and improved approach at the plate. MLB.com tabbed Bleday as the No. 5 prospect in the draft and gave him plus grades on his arm strength and raw power, in addition to an above-average hit tool. Baseball America ranked him sixth and, like other reports noted that he profiles best as a prototypical right fielder (albeit one who can handle center “in a pinch). ESPN’s Keith Law ranked him seventh, noting an unorthodox swing but a classic power-hitting right fielder’s profile with a history of performance.
He’s going to be a stud. Too bad for him he got drafted by the Marlins.
But fortunately for the rest of us we now get to begin speculating as to which team he’ll be playing for in about five years. I’ll guess San Francisco or Seattle just for fun.
Ha! Good one!
Those days are over… Loria is gone.
Jeter has been just as bad, if not worse, in his short tenure so far. Got next to nothing for Stanton and Yelich
Of the seven players acquired in those two trades, one was already a vet and the other six were prospects. Of those six prospects, two have reached the majors with very varying results and two more were selected to go to the futures game. Maybe it takes more than a year to judge a trade?
1. Jeter is not our GM. Everyone needs to stop blaming him for the moves. He’s not responsible for those , however he did not handle fan relations or player relations well in his first few months making Yelich and realmuto want to leave. Still not our GM
2. Stanton trade worked out for us, gave us a lot more room to offer long term contracts to our young players instead of getting rid of them when they get expensive. He hasn’t performed to the level he did in Miami and while I think that will change the trade has still helped us. Devers is doing well in the minors and I believe Guzman will be a very solid bullpen arm in a few years. Castro has done a good job being a leader for a young team and holding down 2nd base until isan Diaz gets called up. He’ll net us a solid prospect at the deadline and some more salary relief.
3. While Yelich won the mvp last year he wouldn’t have in a marlins uniform. A lot of his home runs were thanks to his new park. His great year wouldn’t have mattered in Miami either. They wouldn’t have come close to playoffs. However our return for Yelich is huge. Lewis brinson has boatloads of potential and is excelling at AAA, it’s hard to step into the spotlight with a new team when they expect you to be the next coming of god. Isan Diaz is an elite defender who is improving incredibly fast. With his maturing defense power and contact he’ll be a stud for the marlins next year. Jordan yamamoto has been awesome so far. Didn’t give up a run until his 3rd game and still won. He faced the same team in his first two career starts and then another team twice for his 3rd and 4th starts and shut them down too. He’s got a lot of potential and I believe he will anchor our rotation for a while. Monte Harrison will be top 10 most athletic players in the game. He was a standout in every sport and could’ve chosen to play any sport professionally. He’s improved his strikeout percentage and will be a stud in right field for the marlins.
In conclusion, Jeter isn’t responsible for our moves but if he was we should be praising him for the moves. I agree he’s made mistakes in his role but the mans used to winning and being loved by everyone, its been humbling year for him and I think he’s gonna help the marlins get to the playoffs in the next 4 years. The marlins future is bright don’t count us out yet
Starlin Castro will net a good prospect at the deadline?
Not great just a minor leaguer with some potential, marlins are good at finding the diamonds in the rough
Nothing for Stanton? How about a gigantic contract off the payroll to supplement the team in better ways then an oft injured player? Yelich deal got us Yamamoto and Diaz, who are both tearing it up this year. As well as Monte Harrison. Everyone likes to label that deal as a loss because of Brinson but Yelich was good with the Marlins, not the perennial MVP he is now. Playing in Milwaukee was a better situation for him anyhow so he would’ve never developed into a perennial MVP with Miami. Sometimes, guys just take off in others places.
If he doesn’t who cares… it clears way for Isan Diaz and if he doesn’t work out, Jose Devers in a year or two.
lol, who ar s___ing
$6.66M? The Mark of the BEAST!!!!
I would asked for one cent less. Haha
So original. Never gets old… smh. Everyone trades players or lets them walk at some point. What happens when the Marlins start extending the core players? Is the joke just over?
When the Marlins actually decide to extend core players and not trade them all away, people will stop laughing at them.
Marlins extended Stanton and Yelich. Problem is, stanton shouldn’t have gotten an extension and there was no pitching on the team after the death of Jose Fernandez
The Marlins extended Gordon, Yelich, Ozuna, and Stanton…..then traded them all. to increase profits…sound familiar?
See my comment above.
Except Ozuna never accepted an extension and lol at Gordon, he peaked two years ago. Stanton was a pure salary dump sure, but they got a good SS prospect out of it. Yelich is what it is honestly.
no, but it won’t happen unless they extend and then trade them. Minor leagues for NL central
Who did Loraia b###, to get a stadium built and why would Florida go for it? The Rays and Marlins should have made an agreement with the Yankees to play at old Yankee stadium. For that matter New York shouldn’t have agreed to pay for any of the Yankees stadium. They’d have incentive to rent it out like I’ve suggested if they wanted a new stadium. The Marlins and Rays wouldn’t be permanent residents but could while looking for a new location and drawing more fans and revenue. Although not very old their stadiums have been losses.
I should add, the A’s could have used it somewhat as well as any other team suffering from a lack of attendance who’s putting a quality product on the field. Texas will get another team, maybe the A’s, Portland/Vancouver could get a team but honestly what are they waiting for on adding London/Manchester/Etc, Tokyo, Seoul, and Paris/Marseille/etc. Start those teams now, allowing them to start drafting, signing free agents, trading, and allowing trades of all draft picks. A team not “existing” yet could trade a high draft pick (that would be used on a college pitcher who’s basically ready) could be traded for four-five teenaged pitching prospects and a utility position player. The position player could be sent for a competitive balance pick. It would make a better product by the time those teams actually enter the league. I’d give them other advantages, like a 40 man roster that doesn’t have to play at mlb level. (Being able to take a rule five pick or more and not actually play in mlb.) It wouldn’t hurt the league like people act like. There could also be movement like the Angels trading Pujols and picks with cash and Adell.
bjupton? Who you working with? You have thought so far out of the box you are in it! What ever you run for I will vote for you. And ‘honestly’ you are right there with that question; “What are they waiting for? What?
Miami gave them the stadium because they wanted to keep mlb here. The deal they had with dolphin (and the 9 other names) stadium was really bad. They made no money off of ticket sales. So they threatened to walk and everyone got together and decided to keep the team here. Miami wants an Olympics and just to be able to say that basically south Florida has all professional sports available (Panthers play in Broward). Originally the deal was used to make the area the stadium is in better and get rid of some old bad looking houses. That has not worked out. They built lots of retail and restaurant space by the stadium that no one is really taking.
Miami there is so much going on the fans are so fair weathered. If they win they get great attendance. The old stadium could pack in 65k. There is still a chance for baseball to do well here. There are more fans than you think they just don’t go. But when the team is just decent the TV ratings are actually very high. Once they build some good faith again they will get back to an average of 20k a game which is all they need. This unfortunately has become a very wait and see team. Right now there is so much dead money on payroll. Once it goes back down do they extend some of these kids? Do they go after the pieces they need? That’s going to tell the truth but it’s at least 2 years away. I’m excited to see what happens at least
bjup……you swear they did not listen to your well thought out suggestion? No wonder dude. Keep trying!
Is there any reason that only Jim Callis is reporting that the Dodgers have signed Jimmy Lewis? He tweeted it 6 hours ago. Lewis also tweeted it yesterday himself.
It’s because Jim Callis wrote it as a rumour while Lewis tweeted as a official signing….
I meant the other way around.
Does this go into Vandy hiring salary statistical average?
CJ Abrams was the right pick at #4. That’s why they are the Marlins.
Bleday was far an away the right pick at 4. Dudes going to be a perennial all star.
time will tell , I would take the under
Hello Steve Adams,
“Bleday’s bonus will check in at $6,670,000, Jim Callis of MLB.com tweets. That checks in over his slot value by a narrow margin of $6,000.” Is the slot value is $6,000,000 not $6,000?
The slot value is $6,664,000
I’m guessing they just added the $6000 so that the signing reads as $6.67M instead of 666
Or probably he made a mistake.