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...]

Jose Fernandez Wins NL Rookie of the Year

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It just couldn't be denied. The kid was phenomenal on a team that lost 100 games this season and even the members of the media couldn't deny it. Jose Fernandez has come a long way from his days escaping Cuba to playing high school baseball in the Tampa Bay area. Now, as a big leaguer, he has some hardware to show off. The Marlins were 18-10 in games he started. Officially, he was 12-8 with a … [Read more...]

Matt Dominguez Trade: A Big Mistake For the Marlins

In order to try and jumpstart the offense last year, the Marlins traded away their top 3B prospect, Matt Dominguez, to the Astros for Carlos Lee. "El Caballo" was expected to help create more run production for the Marlins, who were also facing  a lot of time without Giancarlo Stanton, to try and get the team out of cardiac arrest. A few weeks later, the Marlins ended up trading Hanley Ramirez … [Read more...]

Miguel Cabrera Wins Player Choice Award, Indicates Wrong Direction for Marlins

Award season is starting for MLB and it's going to be a long one for Fish fans. Miguel Cabrera, fresh off his Triple Crown season and World Series appearance, now is a constant reminder of the wrong direction the Marlins have taken since 2003. Sure, Miguel Cabrera was putting on weight and there were some maturity issues back when Miggy was looking for his first big contract. The amount of … [Read more...]

Dodgers’ Hanley Ramirez shows old form in return to Miami – South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com

"That's the old Hanley that everybody here knows," LeBlanc said. "Maybe he is just reinvigorated over there, a fresh start. That's what a lot of guys need sometimes." Ramirez completed his triumphant return to Marlins Park on Sunday by driving in three runs in the Dodgers' 5-0 victory over his former team. In the three-game series, Ramirez was eight for 13 with five runs batted in, two runs … [Read more...]

Rotten Fish: Are the Marlins the Worst Team in Baseball?

The Marlins are scoring just 2.45 runs per game since the All Star Break. They are 29th in all of baseball in runs scored with only 392 runs scored all season. They are 26th in all of baseball with a .242 team batting average. The Marlins are 25th overall in baseball with a .308 on base percentage. Does this sound like a good team to you? Right now, the Fish are horrible. They are not … [Read more...]

San Diego Padres at Miami Marlins – July 28, 2012 | MLB.com Preview

The Marlins hope to get some early returns on the Hanley Ramirez trade when righty Nathan Eovaldi makes his first start for Miami on Saturday. The 22-year-old Eovaldi, acquired along with Minor Leaguer Scott McGough on Wednesday for Ramirez and Randy Choate, was 1-6 with a 4.15 ERA in 10 starts with the Dodgers this season, and he also appeared 10 times for Los Angeles last year. He gave up … [Read more...]

Hanley Ramirez reinvigorated, happy in L.A. – South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com

"He just seems to be smiling a lot more the last couple of days," Choate said. Choate thought that might be because Ramirez was freed of the expectations that were placed on him in Miami. "It seemed there were a lot of expectations fell solely on him and a lot of blame fell solely on him," Choate said. "It just seemed the more that we started failing, the more he started getting … [Read more...]

Marlins Changing Gears, Look to the Future

One of the large criticisms in the wake of the Hanley Ramirez deal can be why did they make a deal for Carlos Lee that cost them 3B prospect Matt Dominguez? Dominguez was being primed as the 3B of the future for the Marlins, but his hitting wasn't amounting to much. Sure, the kid can use the leather and many were comparing him early on to Ryan Zimmerman, but his hitting just never appeared. So … [Read more...]

Hanley Ramirez and His Legacy of Ego?

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When Hanley Ramirez eventually returns to Miami in Dodger Blue, what kind of recognition will he get from the crowd? Apparently, those left behind to pick up the pieces of a franchise being characterized as a "disappointment", a "failure", or having a "fire sale" have nothing to say, except relief. If Greg Cote's article is right, Ozzie Guillen bluntly calls out Hanley for his lack of … [Read more...]