Marlins Spring Training 2013: Demotions, Lawsuits, and Other Notes

Looks like I was wrong about Chone Figgins. Despite hitting .318 this spring with the Fish, he is not viewed as a valued asset over other options the Marlins have in house. He was released by the Marlins this past Wednesday, leaving the team with 42 players left in camp. That means that Figgins could not displace Nick Green, Kevin Kouzmanoff, Matt Downs, and Chris Valaika as an option. Figgins … [Read more...]

Marlins Spring Training 2013: Is Jacob Turner in Danger of Losing Spot in Rotation?

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According to Joe Capozzi, the Marlins may be thinking of pushing Jacob Turner out of the rotation. Right now, Turner has a 16.20 ERA in 3.1 IP with 2 K's and 4 BBs. He is not throwing strikes or "pounding the strike zone", something of a mantra for manager Mike Redmond's Marlins this spring. So far this year, Turner has thrown 40 pitches and only 22 have been for strikes. Yes, that is a very … [Read more...]

Marlins Spring Training 2013: Observations vs Mets 3/16


A couple of things are standing out to me while watching this game against the Mets today in Port Saint Lucie. Kevin Slowey has solid stuff. That 5th starter spot is going to be a tough decision with Wade LeBlanc, John Maine, Alex Sanabia, and Slowey in the mix. They might just have to keep all of them around to give the Fish more options for starting pitching if young arms aren't quite up to … [Read more...]

Marlins Spring Training 2013: Key Battles Emerging for CF, 5th Spot in Rotation, IF

The Marlins spring is really getting some notice around baseball. This is a team that has purged payroll, yet again, and has reverted back to a youth movement. Although this has netted much criticism from fans, it does seem to have promise for the immediate future. The Marlins are winning games and playing highly competitive baseball at all positions. They are getting solid pitching … [Read more...]

Fish Stew: Marlins Spring Training 2013 Sunday Edition 3/3

So, what is going on in the world of the Miami Marlins? Let's pull up some chairs and take a look. Dan Le Batard finally weighs in on the whole Jeffrey Loria thing. States that basically, this franchise has to win back the trust of the fans - but did they ever truly have it in the first place? Credibility is at the core of the problem for the Marlins and Le Batard, surprisingly for him, makes … [Read more...]

Spring Training: Stories of Redemption and Reclamation Many with Marlins


Just looking over the roster for Spring Training with the Marlins, many will recognize some of the faces but many will also fail to recognize many more. There are some familiar ones: Juan Pierre, Giancarlo Stanton, Ricky Nolsaco. There are many that will need some guidance for fans: Alfredo Silverio, Sam Dyson, Joe Mahoney. Yet one thing is consistent this spring; no matter who is in camp it is … [Read more...]

Miami Marlins sign RHP John Maine to minor league deal – Sun Sentinel

He hasn't pitched in the majors since 2010 and is on the wrong side of 30, but the Miami Marlins are giving right-hander John Maine a chance. The Marlins agreed with the former New York Mets starter to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training. Maine since he debuted with the Baltimore Orioles in 2004 can boast 108 career major league appearances, all but three of which were … [Read more...]