Marlins and Astros Winners at the Gates; Dramatic Attendance Increases

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The Marlins and Astros will square off for a series in Houston tonight and although both teams are demonstrating remarkable improvement on the field, it is also translating to increases in ticket sales at the turnstiles. Both franchises are seeing increases of over 23% - far and away the best increases around baseball. (See the entire breakdown here.) Forbes has an interesting article that … [Read more...]

Marlins Way: Spring Training 2014 Primer

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Last year the Marlins entered Spring Training with very low expectations. The pundits picked them to finish in the cellar and with more than 100 wins. Looks like the Fish didn't receive that news well and went on to defy their critics by finishing with exactly 100 wins and not completely in the basement - the Astros proved to be worse. So, it wasn't the miraculous-look-out season that we Marlin … [Read more...]

Work Ethic Setting Tone Early

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Looks like the Marlins are getting some players into camp eager to get started. Joe Frisaro reports that Jarrod Saltalamacchia might be the "Juan Pierre" successor with his early starts each day. Usually, he is already at the park at about 5:30am each day, something that would make JP smile. Noting that chemistry was a big factor in helping the Red Sox win it all last season, and something … [Read more...]

Marlins Sign Casey McGehee

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The Marlins finalized what looks to be an overhaul of their roster heading into 2014 by signing free agent Casey McGehee from Japan's Rakuten Golden Eagles. The 31 year old had previous stints with the Brewers, Pirates, and Yankees over the course of his career and along the way has shown power in his bat. His most productive season in MLB was 2010 with the Brewers where he hit 23 home runs and … [Read more...]

Why Sending Marcel Ozuna and Derek Dietrich Down is a Good Sign for the Marlins Future

The good news is Christmas for Marlins fans has arrived. Christian Yelich and Jake Marisnick will make their MLB debuts with the Marlins - most likely as early as tomorrow. Everyone saw this coming and the arrival date of after the All Star break stood true. Yet, it is bitter sweet. Marcel Ozuna and Derek Dietrich, two rookies who have factored very heavily in the Marlins success in June, are … [Read more...]

Marlins’ Christian Yelich records two hits in Futures Game

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Yelich records two hits in Futures Game Marlins' top prospect doubles in first run of the contest By Mark Bowman / MLB.com | 7/14/2013 7:30 P.M. ET NEW YORK -- As the Marlins spent the past few weeks displaying the potential for a much brighter future, their top prospect Christian Yelich was recovering from the latest of the ailments that have slowed his development at the Minor League … [Read more...]

Fish Farm: A Survey of Prospects Heading into June

So June is upon us and there are rumors of players getting ready to be called up. Ever-present is the countdown of Christian Yelich and his arrival to the bigs. The kid continues to play slick OF hitting .272/.350/.538 with an .888 OPS. He has 6 HR and 28 RBI and although he has 46 Ks, he has grabbed 19BBs along the way. Yet over his last 10 games he is batting just .162 with 0 HRs. Despite this … [Read more...]

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

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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...]

Marlins Losing Continues, But Team Not As Bad As Their Record Indicates

Yes, the Marlins are 11-30. Despicable. Deplorable. But is this team really that bad? The Fish have had tons of injuries. Nathan Eovaldi, Henderson Alvarez, Giancarlo Stanton, Logan Morrison, Jeff Mathis, Donovan Solano, Joe Mahoney, Casey Kotchman - the list goes on and on. It hasn't helped this team gain any consistency at all at any point in the season thus far. Not an excuse, but it … [Read more...]

Jose Fernandez is MarlinsNation Pick for Rookie With Biggest Potential Contribution for 2013

Well, the results of our poll are in. 39% of you voted for Jose Fernandez to be the young player on the Marlins who will have the biggest impact on the season. Adeiny Hechavarria came in 2nd with 22% of the votes. Right now Hech is on the DL but is looking like he will make his return on schedule when May 2 rolls around. Some of you who have a bit more of a prophetic view picked Christian … [Read more...]