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Marlins top University of Miami in spring exhibition

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) -- Miami Marlins left-hander Andrew McKirahan needed only 12 pitches to strike out all three batters he faced Tuesday and help beat the University of Miami 7-1. McKirahan, a Rule 5 acquisition from the Cubs, was one of nine pitchers for Miami. They combined on a six-hitter with one walk. Slugger Giancarlo Stanton sat out, but the team went mostly with the lineup...
Via AP on Fox
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Marlins beat University of Miami 7-1

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) Miami Marlins left-hander Andrew McKirahan needed only 12 pitches to strike out all three batters he faced Tuesday and help beat the University of Miami 7-1. McKirahan, a Rule 5 acquisition from the Cubs, was one of nine pitchers for Miami. They combined on a six-hitter with one walk. Slugger Giancarlo Stanton sat out, but the team went mostly with the lineup...
Via AP on Fox
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Marlins consider their infield makeover an upgrade

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) Since 2010, Martin Prado has hit .339 against the Marlins with 33 RBIs, more than he has against any other team. So they traded for him. ''He won't kill us anymore from the other dugout,'' Marlins president of baseball operations Michael Hill said. The offseason acquisition of third baseman Prado was part of an infield makeover designed to upgrade the Miami dugout...
Via AP on Fox
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

How Did They Get Here:? The Miami Marlins

Last week I looked at the Atlanta Braves and tracked their progression as a franchise within the last 5 years. This week, I will continue my analysis of the National League East by looking at the team that finished 8 games under .500 and 4th in the division last year, but seems to be on the rise: the Miami Marlins. In 2010, the Marlins finished the season 80-82. Over the next three...
Via Batting Leadoff
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

2015 Fantasy Baseball Team Preview: Miami Marlins

View image | gettyimages.com OFFSEASON OVERVIEW A loud mouth starting pitcher in Mat Latos, an off the bench World Series hero in Michael Morse, and a second generation speedster Dee Gordon have been added to a Marlins team that should finish in the middle of the pack of the NL East in 2015. Even with these additions, among others, the Marlins are not primed to contend with the...
Via The Fantasy Fix
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Giancarlo Stanton and the Value of Intimidation

You’re 11 years old. You toss your flattened “Piña Mango” Capri Sun pouch to the floor of your mother’s dog hair riddled Honda Odyssey and pull the door handle that activates the painfully slow automatic sliding door. As the door creeps along and the heat of the mid-July sun begins to fill the smelly minivan, you […]
Via Fangraphs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Returning from Tommy John surgery: Matt Wieters, Jose Fernandez

Returning from Tommy John surgery always is a long and arduous process and more players have gone through it in recent years than ever before. On Sunday two All-Star big leaguers took important steps towards their return to the game. The Baltimore Orioles‘ All-Star catcher Matt Wieters and Miami Marlins‘ ace pitcher Jose Fernandez each took big steps towards their recoveries...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Marlins ace Jose Fernandez throws off mound for first time since May 2014

Miami Marlins ace Jose Fernandez threw off a mound for the first time on Sunday morning. Fernandez, who underwent Tommy John surgery on May 16, 2014, tossed 15 pitches -- all fastballs, according to media in Jupiter.  The 22-year-old had been playing catch up to 150 feet and throwing off flat ground with his fastball and breaking pitch.  When pitchers and catchers reported for...
Via Fox Sports Florida
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins Spring Training: Position Players

After Pitchers and Catchers reported last week, it was the position players of the Miami Marlins who came to camp this week. With the pitching core, we likely can foresee what the result will be but these years hitters are largely unpredictable due to the immense potential that the teams possesses. He are a few things to look for from the Marlins’ position players: 1) Are there...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Money Talks: Yoan Moncada, Giancarlo Stanton & Scherzer

In a recent Sports Illustrated article, Giancarlo Stanton said he was ‘angered’ by the record $325 million dollar contract offer from the Miami Marlins. Miami’s history of cutting payrolls after signing high priced talent is one reason for the anger stating, “five months [of winning] doesn’t change five years.” I get what he is trying to convey to the public and he very...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins newcomer Andre Rienzo paving way as Brazilian-born big leaguer

JUPITER, Fla. -- The Miami Marlins clubhouse at Roger Dean Stadium resembles a mini United Nations this spring training. Scattered among the Americans, Venezuelans and Dominicans are Ichiro Suzuki (Japan), Jhonatan and Donovan Solano (Colombia) as well as Adeiny Hechavarria (Cuba). Then there's right-hander Andre Rienzo, an example of MLB's increasing effort at globalization. Rienzo...
Via Fox Sports Florida
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Giancarlo Stanton was 'angered' over $325 million offer

First world problems right here. Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton, who signed the first $300 million contract in the history of North American sports back in November, indicated in an interview with Ben Reiter of Sports Illustrated that he was initially “angered” by the contract offer.  I think they were thinking I was going to be like, ‘Oh, well, sign me up...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

After 14 Seasons, Juan Pierre Decides To Hang It Up

Veteran outfielder Juan Pierre has decided that it’s time for him to hang up his cleats. The 37-year-old Pierre, spent 14 seasons in the MLB and played with six organizations. He finished his career with 1,994 games played, 2,217 hits, 614 stolen bases, and had a career batting average of .295, not to mention one championship with the Florida Marlins. But what Pierre will be remembered...
Via Baseball Essential
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins Prospect Profile: Justin Nicolino

Photo Credit: cooperstrength.com In late 2012, a trade between the Miami Marlins and Toronto Blue Jays went down that sent established players [such as Jose Reyes, Mark Buehrle, and Josh Johnson to the Blue Jays] for a seven player return Those players included the likes of pitcher Henderson Alvarez, shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria, and catcher Jeff Mathis. This trade also...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Giancarlo Stanton gets first-ever customized facemask

Giancarlo Stanton will be wearing a cage on his helmet this year after he was plunked in cringe-inducing fashion last September. But Stanton’s cage isn’t any normal face guard – it’s customized for him, with a slick “G” built into the design. Check it out. Giancarlo Stanton's facemask has a stylized "G" – MLB's first-ever personalized mask: http://t.co/1eNR6cMfu7...
Via The Outside Corner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 season preview: Miami Marlins

The Miami Marlins were a very busy team over the course of the winter. They overhauled much of the infield, with three of the five starting positions represented by new faces. They added Mat Latos and Dan Haren to their rotation. They’re getting Giancarlo Stanton back, and Jose Fernandez should rejoin the team sometime this summer. It seems that every few years, after seemingly...
Via The Outside Corner
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins expect pitchers will be most affected by pace of play changes

MIAMI -- Forty-five percent of the Miami Marlins' nine-inning games in 2014 went for at least three hours. The average Major League Baseball game exceeded three hours for the first time. In order to halt this trend, MLB recently announced several initiatives it hopes will improve the pace of play: managers can challenge a call from the dugout, a batter must keep at least one foot...
Via Fox Sports Florida
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Dan Haren talks about joining the Marlins

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Via Fox Sports Florida
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins Winter Warm-Up sights and sounds

View our updating gallery of photos, video and interviews from the Miami Marlins Winter Warm-Up. NOTE: You may need to refresh your browser for the gallery to appear.
Via Fox Sports Florida
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Latos on new rules designed to speed up baseball: ‘Terrible’

For years, Major League Baseball has been hearing the complaint that games take too long. At some point, changes were bound to be made in an effort to speed up the game. A step in that direction was taken on Friday. MLB announced a series of rule changes that will take effect during spring training...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins Pitchers and Catchers Reporting! Things to Watch

Today is the first great day of the MLB season; Miami Marlins’ Pitchers and Catchers reported for Spring Training. The pitching staff is generally considered a strength as well as young, improving part of the team. The catching core is deep, with Jarrod Saltalamacchia leading the way and Jeff Mathis competing with Jacob Realmuto for the back up position. As spring training is...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins Pitcher Jose Fernandez Could Be Back in June

For those of you who have a countdown clock for when you believe Miami Marlins’ starting pitcher Jose Fernandez will be back on the bump, you may want to extend that countdown. Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria says he expects Fernandez (who is coming off Tommy John surgery) to return sometime after June 1. “Once we get him on the mound, we’ll get a little more clarity,” says...
Via Sportsnaut
January 21, 2015  |  Discuss
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