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
The Miami Marlins capped a resurgent month of June with a walk-off grand slam from perhaps the most unlikely of candidates in their lineup. Light-hitting catcher Jeff Mathis entered the game on Sunday hitting .121, and was 1-for-15 (.067) with runners in scoring position at that point. The Padres, understandably, had intentionally walked Greg Dobbs to … Continue reading Miami Marlins Monday Week 13: Walk-Off Slam and Showing Skin
This was a good week for the Marlins. (And a good week for rookie Marcell Ozuna’s tummy.) The Fish managed their first winning road trip since May of 2012, taking four of seven games in Arizona and San Francisco, two teams locked in a heated race in the NL West. One of the players who … Continue reading Miami Marlins Monday Week 12: The Odd Outfielder Out and In-N-Out Burgers
Third-string catcher Miguel Olivo bailed on the Marlins this week, leaving after batting practice before Friday night's win over the St Louis Cardinals. According to several reports, Olivo had repeatedly asked the front office for his release, but the Miami Marlins have refused to do so. The team, in turn, placed Olivo, batting .203 with … Continue reading Miami Marlins Monday Week 11: A Bail, A Bloody Glove & Bad Backs
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.