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
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
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?