Miami Marlins History

This Day in Marlins History: Al Leiter traded

Sixteen years ago, the Marlins traded Al Leiter to the New York Mets for three prospects.

Marlins History: Carlos Delgado Signs With Marlins

Nine years ago, on January 25, 2005, Carlos Delgado agrees to terms with the Marlins.

History: John Henry becomes Marlins owner

Fifteen years ago, on January 19, 1999, the sale of the Marlins from H. Wayne Huizenga to John Henry was completed.

Marlins History: Paul Lo Duca signed to extension

Nine years ago, the Marlins and catcher Paul Lo Duca agree to a contract extension.

Hall of Fame: The next Marlins Hall of Famer

The Miami Marlins still do not have someone in the Hall of Fame with a Marlins cap on. Is there any hope for a Marlins Hall of Famer coming soon?

2014 Hall of Fame: Remembering Moises Alou

The Marlins had one prominent former Fish on the Hall of Fame ballot, and he fell away just as quickly as he arrived. Fish Stripes would like to reflect on Moises Alou and his rich history with the team.

Marlins History: Uggla gets extra contract year

Three years ago, Dan Uggla agreed to terms with the Atlanta Braves on a five-year contract extension.

Marlins history: Marlins acquire Kurt Abbott

Twenty years ago, the Marlins acquired infielder Kurt Abbott for a speedy young minor league outfielder named Kerwin Moore.

History: Johnson returns to Marlins in 2000

On this day in team history, free agent catcher Charles Johnson signed a five-year deal with Florida, marking a return to the Marlins for the player who was the franchise's first-ever draft pick in 1992. Johnson would be traded away again in 2002.

History: Plans for Marlins new stadium announced

On December 17, 2000, City of Miami officials and the Marlins announced plans for a new baseball-only stadium in downtown Miami.


History: All-Star catcher Santiago signed in 1992

On this day in team history, the expansion Marlins signed free agent catcher Benito Santiago to a two-year contract. An All-Star the previous four seasons, Santiago played solidly for Florida before giving way to top prospect Charles Johnson.

Marlins History: First Rule 5 Draft

On December 7, 1992, the Marlins participated for the first time in the Rule 5 draft and select pitchers Stanley Spencer and Mike Myers and outfielder Scott Pose.

History: Marlins sign free agent Alou in 1996

On this day in team history, the Marlins signed free agent outfielder Moises Alou to a five-year contract in 1996. Alou was a former All-Star still in the prime of his career. The acquisition capped a flurry of offseason signings for Florida.

History: Reliever Cook signed to two-year contract

On this day in team history, the Marlins signed free agent reliever Dennis Cook to a two-year contract in 1996. The well-traveled lefty showed he had plenty left in the tank in 1997, especially in the postseason, when he threw nine scoreless innings.

Marlins History: Carl Barger passed away

Twenty-one years ago today, Carl Barger, the Marlins' first team president, collapsed and passed away during the 1992 MLB Winter Meetings.

Marlins History: Castillo, Pierre traded

Eight years ago this week, the Marlins traded Luis Castillo and Juan Pierre, two of the team's top-of-the-order catalysts, in two separate trades.

Marlins History: Cabrera-Willis trade reflection

Earlier in the week, the Miami Marlins released the last vestige of the pieces of the infamous Miguel Cabrera trade to the Detroit Tigers. Yesterday was the anniversary of the deal, and it is worth reviewing the disaster of the deal.

History: Marlins trade young stars Willis, Cabrera

On this day in team history, the Marlins shipped off lefty Dontrelle Willis and slugger Miguel Cabrera to the Tigers for a six-prospect package. It was the latest in a series of trades that moved players set to receive an increase in salary.

History: Delgado traded to Mets in 2005

On this day in team history, first baseman Carlos Delgado was traded to the Mets just one season after the Marlins signed the slugger as a free agent. Ownership portrayed the deal as being part of a "market correction."

History: Marlins sign free agent CF Devon White

On this day in team history, the Marlins signed veteran free agent center fielder Devon White to a three-year, $9.9 million dollar contract. The seven-time Gold Glove winner's best days were behind him, but he did start on the 1997 championship team.

Marlins History: The Week of Trades

This week in Marlins history marks a time period when the Marlins have been historically more active than at any other time of the year.

History: Marlins sign Buck to be starting catcher

On this day in team history, the Marlins signed free agent catcher John Buck to a three-year, $18 million dollar deal. It was Florida's biggest signing since the team inked Carlos Delgado in 2005. Buck was coming off his first career All-Star season.

Marlins History: The first 1997 fire sale trade

Sixteen years ago, the Marlins traded All-Star Moises Alou, thus resulting in the start of the Marlins franchise developing a poor reputation.

History: Marlins pull blockbuster with Blue Jays

On this day in team history, the Marlins shockingly sent Jose Reyes, Mark Buehrle, Josh Johnson, and two others to Toronto for a four-player, three-prospect package. The payroll-motivated deal signified that the days of fire sales weren't quite over.

History: Willingham, Olsen traded to Nationals

On this day in team history, the Marlins sent starting outfielder Josh Willingham and young lefty Scott Olsen to the Nationals for Emilio Bonifacio and two minor leaguers.

History: Fredi Gonzalez becomes first MiLB manager

On this day in Marlins history, November 7, 2013, Fredi Gonzalez becomes the Marlins first minor league manager, paving the way to his eventually taking over the Fish 15 years later.

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