Fish Bites: Phil Hughes no longer a possibility for Marlins

Nick Laham

The Marlins were reportedly interested in free agent Phil Hughes, however several reports indicate he will be signing with the Twins. Plus links on Jose Fernandez, Miami's bullpen and various trade possibilities.

-Weaknesses and Quick Trade Fixes for Miami Marlins | Bleacher Report

After losing 100 games, many would think the Miami Marlins would have weaknesses throughout its roster. Believe it or not, the Marlins don't have as many holes as Swiss cheese.

-Marlins Way: Hot Stove to Begin Cooking Soon? - Marlin Maniac - A Miami Marlins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

It’s almost time for the Hot Stove to start cooking soon. Thanksgiving has passed and we are almost at the annual Winter Meetings. This means we could be hearing more Logan Morrison rumors, more interest from the Marlins end in free agents, and the of course the ever so annoying Giancarlo Stanton rumors.

-Boston Red Sox and Miami Marlins Trade Partners? - Marlin Maniac - A Miami Marlins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

There has been some talk lately regarding the Boston Red Sox and Miami Marlins as potential trade partners. Various names have been thrown around, including a trade involving Will Middlebrooks and possibly Logan Morrison. Peter Gammons is reporting today that it might be a different Red Sox third baseman that the Marlins are targeting.

-Twins reportedly to sign pitcher Phil Hughes - Baseball Wires - MiamiHerald.com

The Minnesota Twins are expected to announce the signing of free-agent righthander Phil Hughes to a three-year, $24 million deal this week, according to a person with knowledge of negotiations.

-Miami Marlins expected to give Scott Sizemore plenty of consideration - Sun Sentinel

Count the Marlins among the teams that will give infielder Scott Sizemore plenty of consideration as he searches for a new home. Sizemore opted for free agency last week when the Athletics tried to outright him off their 40-man roster. The Marlins have had internal discussions about offering Sizemore, who can play second and third base, a minor league deal.

-Marlins add two to baseball operations | marlins.com: News

The Miami Marlins today announced two additions to their baseball operations department. Mike Berger has been named Vice President, Assistant General Manager and Jeff McAvoy has been named Director of Pro Scouting. The announcements were made by Marlins President of Baseball Operations Michael Hill.

-Jose Fernandez and Wil Myers are your Rookies of the Year, and here are 6 reasons they're awesome | MLB.com

Aside from Fernandez's 2.19 ERA or Myers' 132 OPS+, let's take a look at why else these Sunshine State studs impressed us this year

-Stanton, LoMo produce Marlins' longest homers | MLB.com

Giancarlo Stanton displays his penchant for mammoth home runs and Logan Morrison joins in for the Marlins' five longest drives of 2013.

Around The League

-Further narrowing down the Hall of Fame ballot. | SportsonEarth.com : Jonathan Bernhardt Article

After our first pass through this year's Hall of Fame ballot, we're left with 19 impressive names. Now we narrow it down further, evaluating the careers and Hall cases of Moises Alou, Jeff Kent, Ray Durham, Luis Gonzalez and Kenny Rogers.

-Orioles acquire catcher Johnny Monell from Giants for cash | MLB.com: News

The Orioles acquired catcher Johnny Monell from the Giants on Saturday in exchange for cash considerations.

-Phil Rogers: Ricky Nolasco addition points Minnesota Twins in right direction | MLB.com: News

Brad Radke was never on the cover of Sports Illustrated. His teams in Minnesota never made it to the World Series. But unlike the last three seasons, playing against the Twins in those years was about as much fun as a basement flood. By signing Ricky Nolasco, that's an experience that general manager Terry Ryan and skipper Ron Gardenhire are committed to recreating.

-Mets interested in pitcher Bronson Arroyo; meeting uncertain | MLB.com: News

Free-agent right-hander Bronson Arroyo is set to meet with the Mets and general manager Sandy Alderson next week, according to ESPNNewYork.com. However, Newsday reporter David Lennon tweeted that the Mets do not currently have plans to meet with the right-hander.

At Fish Stripes

-Miami Marlins free agent target: Phil Hughes - Fish Stripes

The Miami Marlins could pursue Phil Hughes, and it could allow them to secure their rotation after a trade of one of their young pitchers.

-The Marlins and the Giancarlo Stanton trade question - Fish Stripes

The Miami Marlins insist that Giancarlo Stanton is not available for trade. But is the team right to make him untouchable like this?

-Fish Bites: Miami Marlins to play UM, FIU in preseason exhibition games - Fish Stripes

The Miami Marlins will open up the 2014 season by playing two exhibition games against UM and FIU. Plus links on Jose Fernandez, Logan Morrison, and Mike Redmond.

-Miami Marlins should consider trading first baseman Logan Morrison - Fish Stripes

Last week, several reports indicated that several teams have contacted the Marlins with regard to Logan Morrison. Since his productivity has dramatically decreased, Miami should at least listen to the incoming offers.

-Marlins Black Friday free agent deals: Four bargain free agents available - Fish Stripes

The Miami Marlins are bargain shopping this season for deals, and what better time to consider the bargains available than on Black Friday. Here are five free agent names that should not cost much.

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