Sun, 27 Jul 2014 10:41:51 -0700
The Atlanta Braves have identified acquiring a left-handed reliever as their top priority before the trade deadline and are believed to be interested in Boston Red Sox RP Andrew Miller. Arizona Diamondbacks RP Oliver Perez, Chicago Cubs RP Wesley Wright, Texas Rangers RP Neal Cotts, Houston Astros RP Tony Sipp and Miami Marlins RP Mike Dunn are other lefties believed to be available via trade.
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.
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.
Thu, 10 Apr 2014 13:56:57 -0700
Miami Marlins manager Mike Redmond said he still trusts RP Carlos Marmol, the team's primary eighth-inning setup man, in big late-game situations despite the fact that Marmol blew the lead against the Washington Nationals by allowing a grand slam. "It's easy to second guess now. I still felt good about having Marmol out there. This guy has closed out a lot of games and pitched in a lot of big situations over the course of his career. That's why we signed him, to come in and take over for the guys we lost. We're going to need this guy to pitch in some big situations and some big games," Redmond said. RPs A.J. Ramos, Mike Dunn and Arquimedes Caminero could be used in the eighth inning if Marmol continues to struggle.
Fantasy Tip: Based on Redmond's statement, it would lead us to believe that Marmol is the primary handcuff to Steve Cishek in the ninth. As of now, however, Cishek is in no danger.
Fri, 17 Jan 2014 11:58:35 -0800
The Miami Marlins avoided arbitration with RP Mike Dunn Friday, Jan. 17, by agreeing to a one-year, $1.4 million deal.
Wed, 03 Jul 2013 12:06:35 -0700
The Miami Marlins are receiving calls about the availability of RPs Steve Cishek, Mike Dunn, Ryan Webb and Chad Qualls.
Thu, 06 Jun 2013 07:30:05 -0700
The Miami Marlins have told teams that CL Steve Cishek and RP Mike Dunn are not available in trades.
Sun, 02 Jun 2013 18:01:32 -0700
The Miami Marlins might consider dealing RP Mike Dunn, a left-handed reliever, in the days and weeks leading up to the MLB non-waiver trade deadline July 31.
Mon, 20 May 2013 22:20:36 -0700
Miami Marlins manager Mike Redmond said following the game Monday, May 20, that Steve Cishek is no longer the only closer. "We're going to use everybody," he said, mentioning Cishek, Chad Qualls and Mike Dunn by name. Qualls was warming up Monday when Miami was holding a 2-1 lead in the eighth inning but was used in the ninth inning in a non-save situation. Left-handed bats are hitting .333 versus Cishek, while right-handed hitters are hitting just .111.
Fantasy Tip: A.J. Ramos might be included in this group as well. Still, this is looking like a messy situation for fantasy purposes. If Cishek improves on his weakness, he'd probably be given a shot to get the job back all to himself, but Redmond won't look to do that in the near future without a clear turnaround from Cishek. Don't drop him, though, as he's probably still the lead option.
Dunn, who likely was unavailable Monday after pitching on two straight days, is your best bet for speculation because he's the chief late-innings lefty and has so far been OK versus right-handed bats. Qualls and Ramos could sneak in deep-league value, as well, but they may cancel each other out often.
Tue, 17 Jul 2012 05:17:53 -0700
Miami Marlins RP Mike Dunn recorded his first career save Monday, July 16. RP Heath Bell pitched a scoreless eighth with two strikeouts to get to Dunn.