Is Stanton Amicable Towards Staying Put With the Marlins?

MLB: Pittsburgh Pirates at Miami Marlins

Winning 5 of their past 6 games (50-53 overall), it appears the Marlins are resurging just in time to make a push for the playoffs. They remain 7 games out of first for the NL East but only 5.5 games back for a potential Wild Card showdown. Things are also starting to fall into place. Injuries are starting to shake out; the rotation seems to be getting some internal help from the maturation of … [Read more...]

Marlins and Astros Winners at the Gates; Dramatic Attendance Increases

MLB: Oakland Athletics at Miami Marlins

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...]

Free Giancarlo Stanton; Seeking Star for All Star Game

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Vote often and, well, vote NOW! Giancarlo Stanton remains 4th in the all star voting for the NL outfield. Although the young slugger is helping lead the Marlins to victory, he needs your support. Voting closes at 11:59pm on Thursday - follow the link above to help him out. Heck, here's another link if you are too lazy to move your mouse cursor. It's clear that Stanton should be starting. He … [Read more...]

Marlins Not Quite Ready for Contention; Swept by Braves

MLB: Atlanta Braves at Miami Marlins

The Marlins had put two runs on the board and were within one run of striking in the middle game of their series against the Braves. AJ Ramos, who has been a consistent force in the backend of the bullpen, took to the mound to give the Fish another chance. All he did was make things worse - the Braves "gumped" a few more runs and ended up finding themselves knee deep in a 9-5 victory. Who's … [Read more...]

How Does Bryce Harper’s Injury Affect the Marlins?

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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...]

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...]

An Opened and Closed Case: Marlins Park

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With one of the worst offenses in the big leagues last year, the Marlins are in need of an overhaul. They started that process with changing the roster around at the corner infield spots, adding a more consistent presence behind the plate, and banking on young potential in the outfield. That is only the beginning. The discussion now turns to the power bats in the lineup - and how to coax them out … [Read more...]

Marlins Have Two Heavyweights On Horizon

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Recently Juan C. Rodriguez over at the Sun-Sentinel was thinking out loud about the implications of the Braves' re-signing Freddie Freeman to an 8 year deal worth $135M on the Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton. The basic conclusion is, the Marlins will have to pay. How much? About $128.5M for about the same amount of service time - and that would be if the Marlins signed Stanton now. If he has a … [Read more...]

What’s Next for Giancarlo Stanton and the Marlins?

MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at Miami Marlins

If this was a marriage, they might be in therapy. Or preparing for a divorce settlement. No one is certain about which direction things are heading but it does seem that the more serious the Marlins are about winning, the more likely they will retain the services of Giancarlo Stanton. For now, it is a one year experiment. Both parties have a lot to prove to the other. The Marlins have to … [Read more...]

Giancarlo Stanton Signs; Marlins Avoid Arbitration

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The Friday 1pm arbitration deadline came and went and for the second year in a row, the Marlins avoiding a hearing with any of their players. It was the first time since 2005-2006. One of the focal points was Giancarlo Stanton's status - he ended up netting a one year, $6.5M deal; up from his $537K from last season. Stanton's numbers were not good enough to really challenge Miguel Cabrera's … [Read more...]