Let’s start with the Good. Jose Fernandez’s All-Star appearance. The Marlins’ lone representative at the mid-season classic pitched a perfect sixth inning, and wowing a number of people in the process. Fernandez dispatched former AL MVP Dustin Pedroia, Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera and MLB homerun leader Chris Davis in order, striking out Pedroia looking, … Continue reading Miami Marlins Monday Week 16: Bats Still on Break
For a time this season, it looked like the Miami Marlins would be epically, historically bad. Now? They're just bad, but things are looking up. The team started a putrid 14-42, and were solidly in the discussion of worst team of all-time, but after a few key pieces returned from injury, and a few young … Continue reading Miami Marlins Monday Week 15: Things Are Lookin’ Up
Zombies might have been better. It wasn’t unexpected, but the reality of the Ricky Nolasco trade is still surprisingly galling. The Marlins traded the franchise leader in Wins, Strikeouts, and Innings Pitched last Saturday for what one writer is calling a collection of “warm bodies”. The prospects received in return are not highly regarded. … Continue reading Miami Marlins Monday Week 14: Warm Bodies
Plenty of news to report on the roster front. The MLB held their annual First Year Player draft this week, and the Miami Marlins held the #6 overall selection. The Marlins chose University of North Carolina third baseman Colin Moran, nephew of former outfielder B.J. Surhoff. Moran, who hit .348 with 13 home runs, led … Continue reading Miami Marlins Monday Week 10: Who You Callin’ A Moran?
Week four of the 2013 Major League Baseball season flashed the dimmest glimmer of hope for the Miami Marlins. Mired in last place, sporting a historically futile offense and a gaggle of journeyman arms on the mound, the Marlins could have lifted themselves from MLB's cellar with a few wins against the almost equally putrid … Continue reading Miami Marlins Monday: More Meddling, Not, Alas, From a Galaxy Far, Far Away.
Here's the latest edition of my baseball beat for HeadlineMiami.com. This week's edition: The Grass Might Be Greener, but the Team Still Sucks. The Miami Marlins entered their second week of the season with nowhere to go but up. As it turns out, they didn't move at all. Entering the week tied with the worst … Continue reading Miami Marlins Monday: The Grass Might Be Greener, but the Team Still Sucks
Hey there WordPress Peeps, below is the first installment of my weekly Miami Marlins baseball beat for HeadlineMiami.com. Let me know what you think. The 2013 Miami Marlins season would be funny if it was a comedy with bats and balls, but, really, it's just sad. Here at Headline Miami we'll cover the … Continue reading Miami Marlins Monday