Don Mattingly says reversing the tolerance for strikeouts would speed play

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) -- Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly thinks reversing the tolerance for strikeouts would speed the pace of play. "Analytically, a few years back nobody cared about the strikeout, so it's OK to strike out 150, 160, 170 times, and that guy's still valued in a big way," Mattingly said. "Well, as soon as we start causing that to be a bad value -- the strikeouts ...
Via Associated Press
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mattingly: Reversing the tolerance for Ks would speed play

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly thinks reversing the tolerance for strikeouts would speed the pace of play. ''Analytically, a few years back nobody cared about the strikeout, so it's OK to strike out 150, 160, 170 times, and that guy's still valued in a big way,'' Mattingly said. ''Well, as soon as we start causing that to be a bad value - the strikeouts...
Via Associated Press
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Marlins' Ichiro held out of workouts following collision

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) The Marlins held Ichiro Suzuki out of workouts following an outfield collision during what officials termed a ''communications drill.'' Ichiro was kneed in the quadriceps on Tuesday by fellow outfielder Brandon Barnes, sending the 43-year-old Ichiro tumbling to the ground. Marlins manager Don Mattingly says he believes Ichiro will ''be OK.'' Barnes was not...
Via Associated Press
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ziegler's game built from the ground up

As a submarine-style pitcher, Marlins right-hander Brad Ziegler basically gives batters an upside-down view. His unorthodox delivery often causes his throwing hand to nearly scrape the mound before he flings sinkerball pitches that regularly find their mark down in the zone. "He gives a different angle," manager Don Mattingly said. "It's a different view. You don't see it very often...
13 hours ago

Mattingly all for increasing pace of play

Initiatives aimed at speeding up the action are fine with Marlins manager Don Mattingly. "We need to keep the game moving, and make the adjustments to the pace," he said. "As a game, we've got to continue to grow and evolve without losing the integrity of the game."
14 hours ago

After outfield collision, Ichiro pranks teammate and claims he’s been cut

Ichiro Suzuki has been a pinnacle of health during his career in Major League Baseball, logging at least 700 plate appearances in 10 of his first 11 seasons in the majors before transitioning into more of a part-time role. Now entering his third season with the Miami Marlins, Suzuki has seemingly embraced his role as a fourth outfielder and veteran mentor.During a Spring Training...
Via The Comeback
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Importance of Marlins pitching depth already clear

Just a few days into Spring Training, Jeff Locke has already been sidelined through injury. Luckily, Miami has newfound starting pitching depth. The Miami Marlins have struggled to cope with a lack of starting rotation depth over the past few years, and injuries to starters have often derailed seasons all by themselves. This year, though, may just be different. If it was the build...
Via Fish Stripes
1 day ago

Locke still battling left biceps tendinitis

Marlins left-hander Jeff Locke spent Tuesday resting his arm, while his teammates continued Spring Training in preparation for the 2017 season. It was the third day of inactivity for Locke, who is battling tendinitis in his left bicep.
1 day ago

All-Time Top 100 Marlins: #34 Dee Gordon

2015 NL Batting Champion Dee Gordon. Throughout the 2016-17 offseason, Fish Stripes is counting down the top 100 Marlins of all-time. For comparison’s sake, we are using the Wins Above Replacement (WAR) metric as a measuring device. The top 100 WAR ratings are being featured. Today’s Marlin, Devaris Gordon, earned 5.5 over his two seasons with Florida. Gordon, a 5’11”, 170...
Via Fish Stripes
1 day ago

Marlins Morning News: Pitching is a reason to be excited

General manager Mike Hill highlights key events and new pitchers as reasons to be excited for 2017. Plus links on Jeff Locke and first base woes. Marlins News Marlins Park will host both the World Baseball Classic and the All Star Game in what is shaping up to be a year to remember, on top of the numerous new arms added in the off-season to help the team’s playoff push. New...
Via Fish Stripes
1 day ago

Kushners backing out of Marlins purchase over ambassador issue

The Kushner family issued a statement on Wednesday night in which they said they were backing out of their pursuit of the Miami Marlins over an ambassador issue.The Kushners were reported to be close to purchasing the Miami Marlins from owner Jeffrey Loria. That news came out last week. Then on Wednesday, a report circulated saying Loria is going to become an ambassador for the US...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Jeffrey Loria to be ambassador to France

Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria appears to have quite the sweet gig lined up.The New York Post reported on Wednesday that the White House and State Department are in conflict over some ambassadorships. Within the article — which was mostly about the political battle between the sides — was a nugget saying that Loria is heading to France to be an ambassador for the Trump administration...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins will allow players to grow facial hair following ban last season

When Don Mattingly took over as manager of the Miami Marlins before last season, a ban on facial hair was put in place.But so many players complained about it that Mattingly decided to lift the ban, and so beards and mustaches will be permitted this season.“It was a constant fight last year, honestly, with guys,” Mattingly said, per Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald.“It just...
Via The Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins: Jose Fernandez locker to remain intact

According to Jessica Blaylock of Fox Sports Florida, the Marlins announced they will keep late Jose Fernandez’s locker intact, months after his passing.Blaylock also added the locker has remained untouched since he passed away in September of last year.The two-time All-Star and 2013 National League Rookie of the Year was with two friends when they were all killed in a boating...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 13 Prospects: Miami Marlins

Below is an analysis of the prospects in the Miami Marlins farm system. Scouting reports are compiled with information provided by industry sources as well as from my own observations. The KATOH statistical projections, probable-outcome graphs, and (further down) Mahalanobis comps have been provided by Chris Mitchell. For more information on thes 20-80 scouting scale by which all...
Via Fangraphs
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Jose Fernandez estate being sued by families of two men killed in tragic boat accident

The families of two men killed in the same boating accident in Miami that claimed the life of young Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez are suing Fernandez’s estate.Attorney Christopher Royer is heading up the lawsuit on behalf of the families of both men, Eduardo Rivero and Emilio Jesus Macias. The lawsuit is seeking $2 million each from the Fernandez estate.“The Rivero and...
Via The Comeback
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins players to wear patch honoring Jose Fernandez

Jose Fernandez was one of the brightest young stars in the game of baseball. A dominating pitcher and a charasmatic figure, Fernandez’s life was tragically cut short when he died in a boating accident in Miami back in September.It was a reminder that life itself is precious. That no matter how successful and positive you are, it can come to an end in the matter of seconds.In the...
Via Sportsnaut
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Christian Yelich Is an Under-the-Radar NL MVP Candidate in 2017

Making a name for yourself in the Miami Marlins outfield in recent years hasn’t been all that easy, but Christian Yelich has found a way to carve out some attention for himself in South Beach. Probably not enough yet, though. It’s tough when Giancarlo Stanton grabs headlines every time he punishes a baseball, or when Marcell Ozuna‘s name is either swirling in trade rumors or...
Via The Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Ivanka Trump’s father-in-law would not be approved as MLB owner

Charles Kushner, the father-in-law of President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka, reportedly is not involved in the bidding on the Miami Marlins, disputing a previous report. He also reportedly would not be approved as an MLB owner due to his criminal past.Earlier on Thursday, we shared a report saying that current team owner Jeffrey Loria had a handshake agreement in place to sell...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins owner reportedly has 'handshake agreement' to sell team for over $1 billion

The Miami Marlins reportedly have a "handshake agreement" in place to sell the MLB franchise for $1.6 billion, according to Mike Ozanian of Forbes.Ozanian cited two anonymous sources, who told him that the potential buyer is a New York City real estate developer who does not currently have the liquid assets to purchase the team."The problem, according to these sources, is the potential...
Via FOX Sports
13 days ago

Watch radio host literally eat crow after losing bet to Christian Yelich

Brendan Tobin, a host on Miami’s 790-AM The Ticket, can breathe a big sigh of relief after making good on his bet with Marlins outfielder Christian Yelich. And what Tobin was forced to do after losing said bet was tough to swallow, to say the least.The wager between Tobin and Yelich was made last August. The radio host proclaimed he would eat crow if Yelich hit 20 home runs by...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
13 days ago  |  Discuss

The Marlins and the Future of Starting Rotations

Last week, the Marlins rounded out their starting rotation by acquiring Dan Straily from the Reds. Straily will join Edinson Volquez, Wei-Yin Chen, Tom Koehler, and Adam Conley in likely making up the Marlins five-man rotation to start the year, and let’s be honest, that’s a pretty uninspiring group. Our projections currently rate Miami’s group of starters as the 27th best...
Via Fangraphs
January 23, 2017  |  Discuss

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