Thu, 15 Aug 2013 09:15:53 -0700
Miami Marlins SP Jose Fernandez will be shut down at around 170 innings this year. He's currently at 139 2/3 innings, so he could be shut down before the season's final month. Fernandez had never pitched above Class A before this season as a 21-year-old. The team could decide to shut SP Jacob Turner down, too, if he shows signs of fatigue. SPs Brad Hand and Brian Flynn could be called up in September to help fill the rotation. SP Sam Dyson is another candidate. It's doubtful SPs Andrew Heaney, Anthony DeSclafini or Justin Nicolino will be recalled from Double-A Jacksonville.
Fantasy Tip: Fernandez, at 8-5 with a 2.45 ERA and 149 strikeouts, is a heavy favorite for NL Rookie of the Year honors. He's been fantastic, but the time to utilize his talents is running out. Just be aware. Any of the young hurlers the Marlins may call up would only be useful for a start or two in deep NL-only leagues. If you're in the running for a fantasy championship, it's probably wise not to rely on them.
Mon, 19 Nov 2012 19:01:22 -0800
The 12-player trade with the Toronto Blue Jays was approved Monday, Nov. 19. The Miami Marlins acquired SS Yunel Escobar, INF Adeiny Hechavarria, SP Henderson Alvarez, C Jeff Mathis, OF Jake Marisnick, P Justin Nicolino and P Anthony DeSclafini.
Tue, 13 Nov 2012 17:52:23 -0800
The Miami Marlins agreed to send SPs Josh Johnson and Mark Buehrle, SS Jose Reyes, OF Emilio Bonifacio and C John Buck to the Toronto Blue Jays Tuesday, Nov. 13, in exchange for SS Yunel Escobar, 2B Adeiny Hechavarria, SP Henderson Alvarez, SP Justin Nicolino, OF Jake Marisnick, C Jeff Mathis and RP Anthony DeSclafini. However, the trade isn't official.
Tue, 13 Nov 2012 17:27:09 -0800
The Miami Marlins will also receive C Jeff Mathis and minor-league prospect RP Anthony DeSclafini in the blockbuster trade with the Toronto Blue Jays.