Marlins and Astros Winners at the Gates; Dramatic Attendance Increases

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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...]

Spring Training 2014: Marlins Outfield Facing Shakeup?

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The plan was to put Christian Yelich in left, Giancarlo Stanton in right, and slap Marcell Ozuna in between the two in centerfield. Ozuna, who is more suited to playing in right field, really had an impact on the Marlins offense last season as a replacement for the injured Giancarlo Stanton. Yet right now, his spot on the roster is in jeopardy. Ozuna has not had a good spring offensively. He's … [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...]

Why Sending Marcel Ozuna and Derek Dietrich Down is a Good Sign for the Marlins Future

The good news is Christmas for Marlins fans has arrived. Christian Yelich and Jake Marisnick will make their MLB debuts with the Marlins - most likely as early as tomorrow. Everyone saw this coming and the arrival date of after the All Star break stood true. Yet, it is bitter sweet. Marcel Ozuna and Derek Dietrich, two rookies who have factored very heavily in the Marlins success in June, are … [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...]

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...]

A Glimpse Into the Future: What Are the Plans for the Marlins Outfield?

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We may have a slight problem. Giancarlo Stanton is poised to be coming off the DL soon. He is running on an anti-gravity treadmill - no, it is nothing out of Star Trek, just a vest that he wears while running on a treadmill to take his weight off of his body while he runs. He has been showing signs of progress and should be back sooner rather than later from a Grade 2 hamstring pull. Estimates … [Read more...]

Marlins Losing Continues, But Team Not As Bad As Their Record Indicates

Yes, the Marlins are 11-30. Despicable. Deplorable. But is this team really that bad? The Fish have had tons of injuries. Nathan Eovaldi, Henderson Alvarez, Giancarlo Stanton, Logan Morrison, Jeff Mathis, Donovan Solano, Joe Mahoney, Casey Kotchman - the list goes on and on. It hasn't helped this team gain any consistency at all at any point in the season thus far. Not an excuse, but it … [Read more...]

Derek Dietrich Hits First HR, Continues to Impress

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First Marcell Ozuna, and now Derek Dietrich. The kids are making a case to stay up with the club despite the massive injuries on this team. Dietrich hit his first MLB HR tonight to tie up the Marlins v. Dodgers game at 3-3; he already became the HR leader for 2B on the roster. (Well, that is if you don't count Chris Valaika.) He has a good glove defensively at 2B, but he may slide over to 3B … [Read more...]