Entitlement May Have Plagued Marlins


They were able to get their best young player to sign a 13 year deal, $325M deal. Next, they were able to lock up another one of their talented young outfielders for 7 years and $49M. A flurry of trades later to add players and talent in positions of need, and the Marlins were suddenly instant contenders. Again. Not so fast. At 20-31, the Fish have undergone a lot of tumult … [Read more...]

Reactions to Jacob Turner’s Designation

Jacob Turner

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 … [Read more...]

Marlins Way: Spring Training 2014 Primer


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 … [Read more...]

Marlins Way: Jose Fernandez Uses Unorthodox Conditioning to Prevent Sophomore Slump


Hard work never hurt nobody. Jose Fernandez is determined to put that to the test and also to show that his rookie season was no fluke. After all, the Marlins have had phenomenal rookie pitchers before - nothing like Dontrelle Willis who not only went on to win the ROY for the NL in 2003 but also challenge for the Cy Young Award in 2005 (finishing 2nd) only to be traded in … [Read more...]

Marlins Way: High Tech Solutions to Coaching, Using Drones


If you're a fan of the hero cam, get ready to become a fan of Marlins practices. Apparently the team is going in a different direction and adopting the use of technology to aid in the coaching of its hitters and pitchers. The Miami Herald reports that the team will use helmet mounted cameras and drones to track footage and improve performance of its players. Team video … [Read more...]