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12/18/2014 | McGehee: Miami ready to face high expectations

As an organization, step one for the Marlins was assembling the necessary parts to make the team a contender. The front office believes it has done so with the additions of slugger Michael Morse, frontline starter Mat Latos and speedster Dee Gordon. Step two falls into the hands of those in uniform: manager Mike Redmond, his coaching staff and the players. Third baseman Casey McGehee says the challenge now is living up to expectations.

12/17/2014 | Latos embraces homecoming with Marlins

Mat Latos' playing career is coming full circle. The 27-year-old, who grew up a Marlins fan and played high school and college ball in South Florida, is now looking to help take his hometown big league team to the next level.

12/16/2014 | Marlins full of intrigue after roster reshaping

Michael Morse does two things for the Miami Marlins, both significant. First, he continues the momentum that began with the signing of Giancarlo Stanton. Second, Morse adds to a team that already looked capable of contending for a postseason berth in 2015.

12/16/2014 | Marlins, Morse agree to two-year contract

The Marlins didn't need to look further than their own backyard to find their power bat. On Tuesday morning, confirmed free agent Mike Morse has agreed to a two-year deal, pending completion of his physical.

12/15/2014 | Dodgers complete Jensen trade with Marlins

The Dodgers sent Minor League right-handed pitcher Craig Stem to the Marlins on Monday to complete the trade that brought them outfielder Kyle Jensen.

12/15/2014 | Busy offseason has expectations rising for Marlins

A taste of winning in 2014 has the Marlins hungry for more. So much so that the organization has made a series of bold moves that have converted the club into a contender in the National League East. The drive to rapidly improve comes two years after the organization labored through a 62-100 record as well as a public perception problem in 2013.

12/12/2014 | Busy Marlins turning attention to further moves

At the Winter Meetings, the Marlins came away with a second baseman, a couple of starters and plenty of answers about how the roster will shape up heading into Spring Training.

12/11/2014 | Marlins Park set to host BYU-Memphis bowl game

When the BYU and Memphis football programs fly into South Florida next week, most players will see get their first glimpses of world-famous beaches. The cold weather in Utah and Tennessee will be left behind for mild temperatures, light breezes and palm trees. The Cougars (8-4) and Tigers (9-3) will compete on the gridiron for the first time in the inaugural Miami Beach Bowl, which will take place at Marlins Park at 2 p.m. ET on Dec. 22.

12/11/2014 | Rising Marlins make most of trip to swap meet

After four eventful days at the Winter Meetings, the pieces are starting to fall into place for the Marlins. Now that the dust has settled, the organization is optimistic that it's moving closer to contending in the National League East. Granted, games aren't won in December, but the Marlins clearly are exiting MLB's biggest offseason showcase riding the momentum of three trades that covered all but one significant need.

12/11/2014 | Marlins build on momentum of Stanton contract

The Marlins' acquisitions of All-Star second baseman Dee Gordon and starter Mat Latos during the Winter Meetings -- just weeks after signing Ginacarlo Stanton to a massive deal -- show Miami is committed to building a winner in the near future.

12/11/2014 | Dee-lighted! Gordon embraces trade to Miami

In the offseason, Dee Gordon still lives five minutes from his parents' house in central Florida, dropping in for breakfast every morning before heading to his workout. He was born in Windermere, Fla., and played his high school ball in Avon Park. Now, the speedy 26-year-old second baseman -- baseball's reigning stolen-base king -- is headed back to his home state.

12/11/2014 | Marlins add reliever, lose slugger Canha in Rule 5 Draft

The Marlins selected left-handed pitcher Andrew McKirahan from the Chicago Cubs in the Major League phase of the Rule 5 Draft on Thursday. The 24-year-old reliever will be given a chance to make the big league roster out of Spring Training.

12/11/2014 | Marlins land Latos as rotation gets more seasoning

The Marlins remained relatively quiet the first couple days at the Winter Meetings, but they went out with a bang, consummating two trades on Thursday that reeled in some needed pitching depth. The biggest impact move was reaching a deal for Mat Latos, a proven top-of-the-rotation right-hander with postseason experience. Miami also acquired righty Andre Rienzo from the White Sox.

12/11/2014 | Marlins manager Redmond addresses reaching next level

Mike Redmond is directing a developing Marlins club that improved by 15 games in 2014, and Miami prepared to take another step in '15.

12/11/2014 | Scouts of the Year honored at Winter Meetings

Mike Brito was honored Wednesday night at the Winter Meetings, when he was named International Scout of the Year at the 31st annual Scout of the Year banquet. Orrin Freeman (West Coast) of the Marlins, Tom Kotchman (East Coast) of the Red Sox and the late Paul Provas (Central) won Scout of the Year awards as well.

12/10/2014 | Gordon's electric play will bring jolt to Miami's lineup

Dee Gordon, with his thrilling, game-breaking speed, is joining the Marlins to reshape the lineup and crank up the electricity in the wake of a blockbuster Winter Meetings swap that rocked both coasts on Wednesday.

12/10/2014 | Quick thinking: Miami adds speedy Gordon in 7-player deal

The Marlins are hopeful of being in the playoff race, and they've enhanced their chances by acquiring one of the fastest players in the game. As part of a blockbuster trade on Wednesday, Miami acquired stolen-base champion Dee Gordon and right-hander Dan Haren from the Dodgers for four players, including top prospect Andrew Heaney.

12/9/2014 | Potential splash coming from Marlins

All the elements are in place for the Marlins to make a huge splash before the Winter Meetings wrap up on Thursday. The club on Tuesday had numerous conversations with multiple teams regarding a power bat, starting pitcher and second baseman.

12/9/2014 | Reds may listen to Aroldis offers; Miami an option?

The Reds appear willing to listen to trade proposals for All-Star closer Aroldis Chapman, a source told on Tuesday. If available, Chapman could draw considerable interest on the market. A possible destination could be the Marlins, who are seeking pitching. However, there's been no serious discussion with any specific teams.

12/9/2014 | Narveson, 7 others sign Minors contracts with Marlins

Seeking as much left-handed pitching depth as possible, the Marlins have signed Chris Narveson to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Spring Training. The team on Tuesday announced eight non-roster invitees, with the list also including catcher Jhonatan Solano and utility infielder Reid Brignac. Also getting invited to camp are lefty Pat Urckfitz, right-handers Ryan Reid and Ryan Chaffee and outfielders Cole Gillespie and Kenny Wilson.

12/9/2014 | Marlins counting on Crow as a starter?

With or without adding a front-line starting pitcher, the Marlins are preparing Aaron Crow to start. The club has already informed the 28-year-old about its intentions when Spring Training opens in February.

12/9/2014 | Redmond tears Achilles tendon playing tennis

In 13 years as a big league catcher, Mike Redmond played through pain, withstood a handful of jarring collisions and avoided significant surgery. The offseason hasn't been as kind. The Marlins' manager showed up at the Winter Meetings sporting a walking boot on his right foot, the result of a torn Achilles tendon he sustained while playing tennis. Surgery is set for Friday.

12/8/2014 | Marlins try to fill one void without creating another

If something makes sense, the Marlins will listen, but the club's clear mission is to add a frontline starting pitcher and a power bat while avoiding major subtractions off their big league roster.

12/8/2014 | Hitting lesson with Stanton part of charity auction

Giancarlo Stanton's impact on the field is often measured by some mammoth-sized home runs. How the Marlins' two-time All-Star right fielder gets himself ready to hit is now being used to make an impact for a good cause.

12/8/2014 | Brantly claimed off waivers by White Sox

Rob Brantly, the Marlins' Opening Day catcher in 2013, was claimed off waivers by the White Sox on Monday. The 25-year-old spent this past season catching at Triple-A New Orleans, but the club also was experimenting with him at other positions.

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