Sun, 27 Jul 2014 10:15:44 -0700
It appears unlikely that the Miami Marlins will trade CL Steve Cishek.
Fantasy Tip: This is good news not only for Miami fans but for fantasy owners who have Cishek, who would probably be moved into a setup role if he were traded to another team.
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:44:36 -0700
Miami Marlins RPs Steve Cishek and Mike Dunn are being observed by about 12 scouts at the Atlanta Braves' Turner Field during this series.
Fantasy Tip: Cishek, Miami's closer, has a very controllable contract, and the lefty Dunn has been an above-average performer for much of his career. Miami is on the precipice of contending for a playoff berth, so they might not be looking to sell, but fantasy players should prepare for any potential trade by referencing our Closer Depth Charts.
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:06:40 -0700
Miami Marlins CL Steve Cishek's name has been bandied about in plenty of trade rumors, but a major league source indicates a deal of Cishek, especially for a slew of prospects, might send the wrong message to OF Giancarlo Stanton. The All-Star has made it known he wants to see the team start showing franchise stability and a commitment to winning. Cishek is making $3.8 million this season, and could make even more next season through salary arbitration.
Sun, 20 Jul 2014 19:54:20 -0700
Miami Marlins CL Steve Cishek and RP Mike Dunn are being mentioned in trade rumors, according to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com.
Fantasy Tip: The blow for fantasy owners would come if Cishek is dealt as he would likely become a setup man wherever he lands.
Sat, 26 Apr 2014 11:50:00 -0700
Miami Marlins RP Steve Cishek blew his first save in his last 34 opportunities Friday, April 25, against the New York Mets. He allowed two runs on four hits in two-thirds of an inning and was tagged with the loss. Cishek's streak of 33 consecutive saves was a franchise record and had been the longest active streak in the majors.
Tue, 01 Apr 2014 20:51:49 -0700
Miami Marlins RP Steve Cishek picked up his first save of the season Tuesday, April 1, against the Colorado Rockies. It was his 30th successful conversion in a row, the longest ongoing steak in baseball.
Fantasy Tip: Cishek has emerged as a solid No. 2 or 3 fantasy closer in all formats. Pitching for the penny-pinching Marlins scares some off, but when they do win, it is likely to be close, requiring his services.
Tue, 25 Feb 2014 12:30:41 -0800
Miami Marlins RP Steve Cishek (neck) isn't dealing with a stiff neck any longer, and he pitched in a simulated game Tuesday, Feb. 25, without any setbacks. "Felt good. Need some work with the slider. I wanted to throw a lot of splits today, (to) righties and lefties. I threw one that was terrible and that was it. So I was happy," Cishek said. He could appear in game action as soon as Friday, Feb. 28.
Thu, 20 Feb 2014 13:11:12 -0800
Miami Marlins RP Steve Cishek (neck) skipped his second bullpen Thursday, Feb. 20, while dealing with a sore neck.
Thu, 06 Feb 2014 13:51:03 -0800
The Miami Marlins signed free-agent RP Carlos Marmol (Dodgers) to a one-year, $1.25 million deal.
Fantasy Tip: Steve Cishek remains the incumbent ninth-inning man in Miami, but if Marmol continues to show the improvement he yielded late in the year with the Los Angeles Dodgers, he could steal some closures or the job outright if Cishek stumbles.
Fri, 17 Jan 2014 11:56:28 -0800
The Miami Marlins avoided arbitration with OF Giancarlo Stanton and RP Steve Cishek Friday, Jan. 17, by agreeing to one-year deals with both. Stanton will make $6.5 million and Cishek will earn $3.8 million.