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...]

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

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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 2007 to the Detroit … [Read more...]

Marlins Way: High Tech Solutions to Coaching, Using Drones

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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 coordinator Cullen McRae … [Read more...]

Marlins Way: Frank Menechino Wants Fish to Work

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He spent a year in sabbatical simply hunting and fishing. In search of bigger game, sharpening the skills needed to become a better predator, Frank Menechino wanted to get some distance from the game before he came back to teach others. A little insight into the man who made himself into a big leaguer while scrapping for the Oakland A's for many years was published in the Miami Herald recently. … [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...]

Marlins Keep Adding to 2014 Roster

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Lots of low-risk, high-reward type of budget signings are pushing the Marlins forward this offseason. They were able to shore up their backstop position with Jarrod Saltalamacchia and fortify problem positions with Garret Jones and Rafael Furcal at 1st and 2nd, respectively. Instead of trying to find a longer-term solution for their 3rd base woes, they took a flyer on Casey McGehee who had a … [Read more...]