Back to the Future: Marlins Trade for Bryan Morris, Add Kevin Gregg


The future is bright for the Fish, despite getting swept by the first place Braves and losing Jose Fernandez for the year. So bright, they want to make some moves now to put out some fires now. Bryan Morris was acquired from the Pittsburgh Pirates for the 39th overall pick in the draft, which starts this Thursday. The Marlins recently lost Carter Capps with a right elbow sprain - adding to the … [Read more...]

How Does Bryce Harper’s Injury Affect the Marlins?


In his latest commercial, Bryce Harper is shown soaked in Gatorade hitting a pitch out of the park against a generic Marlins pitcher (who is also soaked in Gatorade). The ball literally transforms into a screaming Bryce Harper as it travels out of the park. Maybe that scream was Harper after he destroyed his thumb sliding into third base? The Nationals are reporting that Harper will be … [Read more...]

A Glimpse Into the Future: What Are the Plans for the Marlins Outfield?


We may have a slight problem. Giancarlo Stanton is poised to be coming off the DL soon. He is running on an anti-gravity treadmill - no, it is nothing out of Star Trek, just a vest that he wears while running on a treadmill to take his weight off of his body while he runs. He has been showing signs of progress and should be back sooner rather than later from a Grade 2 hamstring pull. Estimates … [Read more...]

Are Fans Turning Against LoMo?


Maybe its because of his tweets and the freeness with which he shares his opinions, but Logan Morrison is starting to rub even Marlin fans the wrong way. Yes, fans of a team that could desperately use some power in their lineup are starting to turn away from a guy who could provide more pop. Maybe it is all the self promoting? Guess who has another charity project starting up? Why not; being on … [Read more...]

Green To Be Sent To New Orleans; Hechavarria Returns

Batting .321 with 1 home run will not get you a longer stay, it seems. Nick Green, who was pied in the face after helping the Marlins get a win in 15 innings the other night, will reportedly be sent back to AAA New Orleans once SS Adeiny Hechavarria returns. Green is just a victim of injury and roster needs. Sure, the Marlins could use another utility IF that can apparently hit a bit, but they … [Read more...]

Giancarlo Stanton on 15 Day DL; Marcell Ozuna Makes MLB Debut

Miami Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton, left, is led off the field by team trainer Sean Cunningham, right, after straining his right hamstring in the ninth inning during a baseball game against the New York Mets, Monday, April, 29, 2013 in Miami. The Marlins defeated the Mets 4-3 in 15 innings. LYNNE SLADKY / AP PHOTO

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Just when he was starting to get his swing back, Giancarlo Stanton came up lame trying to leg out an infield hit in extra innings last night; a game which the Marlins did win 4-3 on a Nick Green sacrifice fly. An MRI was done and the results were negative but the prognosis is looking like about 2-3 weeks, the Miami Herald reports. Joe Mahoney also was placed on the 15 day DL after the game, but … [Read more...]

Second X-ray shows Marlins prospect Jake Marisnick has broken bone in hand

Just when you thought the Marlins were getting clear of injury... Marlins outfield prospect Jake Marisnick has a broken bone in his left hand and will miss about a month. Marisnick, the organization’s No. 3 prospect and No. 64 overall by Baseball America, was hit by a Trevor Rosenthal pitch in a game against the Cardinals on Wednesday. Original X-rays were negative but the Marlins decided to … [Read more...]

Marlins Spring Training 2013: Kyle Skipworth Gets His Chance


It came on a bad break. Jeff Mathis, acquired in the trade with the Blue Jays, was supposed to be the veteran backup catching option this summer for Rob Brantly heading into the season. Yesterday, against the Cardinals in the preseason opener, Mathis broke his collarbone in the 4th inning. "When I went to throw I felt it," Mathis said. "It wasn't right. Right now, it's non-displaced, which is … [Read more...]

Stanton Takes One Off the Noggin; Morrison is Free to Run


A smattering of injury-related topics from Spring Training today. Giancarlo Stanton was hit in the head by a 95 MPH fastball from Marlins' stud prospect Jose Fernandez in a simulated game today. X-rays came back negative and no signs of a concussion are apparent at this time although the Marlins are, expectedly, cautious with Stanton. Fernandez usually has great control and this one got away … [Read more...]

Logan Morrison An Illustration of Everything That Was Wrong With the Marlins


Long on potential, short on production, to my mind there is no stronger illustration of everything that was wrong with the Marlins 2012 season than Logan Morrison. He spends more time on Twitter than he does analyzing his approach to the plate and refining his game. I even caught a tweet of his during a game once - and I am sure it has happened more than that. Let's get something clear - I am … [Read more...]