Reactions to Jacob Turner’s Designation

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Why was Jacob Turner released? Let's look at some reactions. Juan Rodriguez at the Sun-Sentinel summed it up this way: Turner showed plenty of flashes, but struggled to string together a run of competitive starts. His biggest issue this season was closing out hitters and innings. Opponents slashed .384/.405/.571 with two outs against him. Including Sunday's loss to the Reds, who tagged him … [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...]

Pitchers and Catchers Report; Spring Training Underway

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Today pitchers and catchers embark to start the 2014 campaign for the Marlins, their 21st in franchise history. With 69 players on the roster for spring training, the number one goal is to acclimate new players with established players and see how things progress on the field. Most obvious, at this stage, is integrating Jarrod Saltalamacchia into the program and getting him familiar with the … [Read more...]

Brian McCann Still Best Deal; Chris Iannetta, Hank Conger, and other ideas

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Great read over on Fish Stripes about possibly trading for Chris Iannetta or Hank Conger, two potential catcher targets from the LA Angels of Anaheim. Breaking it down, it seems that Iannetta's offense is not enough to overlook his defensive woes. Sure, as catchers go, he has a solid bat. But you would be giving up quite a bit of pitching talent to net his services. Hank Conger has a bit more … [Read more...]

Marlins get 5th no hitter in club history from Henderson Alvarez

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A strange ending to an historical event in Marlins' history. The game was tied 0-0 and Henderson Alvarez found himself in the awkward position of fist-pumping his final out in the top of the 9th only to realize his team hasn't won yet. And not a single teammate rushed the mound either. It took a wild-pitch to bring in a run (Giancarlo Stanton) from 3B to give the go ahead run. Very typical … [Read more...]

Miami Marlins’ young pitchers are season’s bright spot – Miami Marlins – MiamiHerald.com

The Marlins don’t hit. They don’t score. They don’t win very often. But they’re better than most in one area: pitching. Though they have the youngest staff in the majors, it’s also one of the best in years for the Marlins — and it’s above average compared to the rest of the National League. “Doesn’t make you bad just because you’re young,” said Marlins’ pitching coach Chuck Hernandez. … [Read more...]

Marlins Head Into the All Star Break With Lots of Positives

This isn't April. And the Marlins are very happy about that. After becoming the butt of many jokes in MLB, the Marlins have turned it around. The start was so bad, however, it is a question if anyone else will take notice. The players on this team certainly have. With a 22-17 record since May 31st, the second best in the NL over that span, the Marlins are playing with a sense of … [Read more...]

Marlins Young Trio of Starters Starting to Get Recognition; Recall Braves Rotation

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John Smoltz. Greg Maddux. Tom Glavine. These were the bedrock of the Braves rotation for their great runs in the 90's and around the turn of the millennium. They anchored the staff and paced the competitive mentality of the Braves organization. They were so good, they didn't compete with their peers but with themselves within their own rotation. The way that Jacob Turner, Nathan Eovaldi, and … [Read more...]

The Marlins Are In a Groove: June Swoon

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15-10 after the month of June. They amassed more wins in June alone than they have in the months of April and May combined (14). According to TeamRankings.com, the Marlins entered the month of June with an overall power rating of 92.1, ranking them 29th in the entire league. As of today, July 1st, their overall power rating is 102.9 for 6th best in MLB. They are 7-3 over their last 10 and have … [Read more...]

Things Looking Up for the Marlins?

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At the end of May, things were already looking dismal. The Fish were in the midst of a 9 game losing streak after getting swept by their in-state rivals, the Tampa Bay Rays, and were going to face the New York Mets. That was May 30th. Now, the Marlins are 12-9 since. They are heading back to Miami after defeating the defending champion Giants 3 out of 4 games in San Francisco. The city is … [Read more...]