Jose Fernandez is set to make $2.8 million next season, but that figure can easily become $3 million based on the number of games he starts, according to Yahoo! Sports' Jeff Passan:
Source: Jose Fernandez gets $2.8 million from the Marlins and can reach $3M with games started.Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) January 15, 2016
After signing Wei-Yin Chen, it is unlikely the Marlins trade Marcell Ozuna for a starting pitcher:
The signing of Wei-Yin Chen basically ends any thoughts the #Marlins have about trading OF Marcell Ozuna for a pitcher.— Joe Frisaro (@JoeFrisaro) January 12, 2016
Chen's deal is the second largest for a free agent starter in Marlins history:
Wei-Yin Chen's reported $80M deal would be the 2nd-largest free-agent deal in Marlins history: pic.twitter.com/UwvGVRT5WS— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) January 12, 2016
David Phelps and the Marlins agreed on a $2.5 million deal for 2016:
david phelps, marlins settle at $2.5M— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) January 16, 2016
Chris Johnson could prove to be the ideal complement to Justin Bour at first base.
Dee Gordon agreed to a five-year, $50 million extension.
Chris Narveson will have a chance to win a spot in the Marlins' bullpen next season.
Should the Marlins consider a Bour/Johnson platoon?
The Marlins avoided arbitration with all of their arbitration eligible players.
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Yoenis Cespedes is expected to sign within the next few days.
Kansas City signed Ian Kennedy to a five-year deal.
Chris Davis accepted a seven-year contract to return to Baltimore.
The Padres are reportedly close to signing Fernando Rodney.