Is Stanton Amicable Towards Staying Put With the Marlins?

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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...]

Has the Marlins Trade With the Blue Jays Panned Out?

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Let's revisit that trade made in November, 2012 for a moment. Consider the main pieces in the deal - Mark Buerhle, Josh Johnson, Emilio Bonifacio, John Buck, and Jose Reyes all headed north to Toronto while the Fish received Henderson Alvarez, Jake Marisnick, Adeiny Hechavarria, Anthony DeSclafani, Justin Nicolino, Jeff Mathis, and Yunel Escobar. The Marlins contended they got younger and … [Read more...]

David Samson Does Not Survive

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David Samson, as most have already found out, just didn't have staying power. Marlins players and fans tuned in to watch the return of CBS' Survivor only to see the polarizing Samson find an early exit. After only an hour into the two hour premier, the rest of team "Brains" had enough. Voted group leader, he ended up getting voted off four votes to two. Some Marlins players commented that … [Read more...]

Fish Stew: Updates on all things Marlins around MarlinsNation

Enough about Jeffrey Loria, the slashed payroll, and the struggles of the offense. The Marlins are, yes, struggling to score runs and as we already discussed, that trend won't last - but don't expect it to go completely the other way, too. That is, not until bats like Christian Yelich come online. Jacob Turner is Struggling - looks like the control issues continue to plague the arm that was … [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...]

Mark Buehrle moves on from his one season with the Miami Marlins – ESPN

Asked Friday if he'd seen or heard the words of Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria, who spent three days attempting to explain his team's offseason to what's left of its fan base, Buehrle quickly shook his head. "I saw some of it and pretty much didn't pay attention to it," the 33-year-old left-hander told ESPN.com, "because I know what I was told and I saw what he was saying, and they weren't … [Read more...]

Reyes Rips Loria in Latest From Trade Fallout

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Jose Reyes isn't mincing words. He doesn't seem overly bitter, but he definitely paints a direct picture of his former boss - one that just leads to more confusion and more questions. "I was shocked, because Jeffrey Loria, he always told me he's never going to trade me," Reyes said with his new team at Spring Training. "He always called my agent and said, 'Tell Jose to get a good place here to … [Read more...]

Re-evaluating the Marlins and Blue Jays Trade

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The Marlins recently signed Chone Figgins to a minor league contract. This guy, back in 2009, was an MVP candidate for the Angels as he was a one-man wrecking crew getting on base, stealing bases, and scoring runs. His stint in Seattle, however, was a disaster. One of the heavy criticisms this offseason has been that the Marlins had a fire sale and shipped off their best players for nothing in … [Read more...]

In a Sea of Villainy, Jeffrey Loria Shows the Way

Is Jeffrey Loria the devil? Or evil mastermind? Or just smarter than we all think?

Lance Armstrong is on Oprah confessing that he cheated. And that he lied about cheating. Notre Dame media darling Manti Te'o, a runner up for the Heisman trophy and heart of the Irish defense, may have been involved in a hoax over a story about a girlfriend that died of leukemia. Somewhere, Jeffrey Loria is sighing relief, smiling in the mirror giving himself an "atta-boy". You see, … [Read more...]

Not Safe At Home: An Analysis of the Marlins Trade With the Blue Jays

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Some want to claim that this is the end of the line for the Marlins. That this deal will destroy their franchise and kill baseball in Miami once and for all. Others, a little more apologetically, urge caution and say that this deal does make baseball sense - if anyone is willing to listen to reason. Somewhere in the middle is the truth. Yes, the Marlins broke free of their three year watch … [Read more...]