Ty Wigginton Gets Spring Training Invitation with Marlins

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To help bolster the competition for their bench, the Marlins brought in the much traveled Ty Wigginton - recently departing the St. Louis Cardinals who had signed him to a 2 year deal worth around $5M. Wigginton only appeared in 47 games and put up a .158/.238/.193 slash line as a Cardinal. Yet the 36 year old can offer some pop off the bench, hitting 169 home runs over his career since … [Read more...]

Tough Way to End Road Trip; Marlins Swept by Cardinals – LA Times

As he reflected on his team’s last six days late Sunday afternoon inside his confining Busch Stadium office, Marlins manager Mike Redmond thought about all the missed opportunities that turned this once promising roadtrip into a losing one. “We were pretty sloppy,” he said of Friday night’s series opener against the Cardinals, “but we were still in the game. [Saturday], we had a chance and let … [Read more...]

Marlins Spring Training 2013: Marlins Get Easy Win Against Cardinals; Small Ball Reigns Supreme

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He goes by the term "beast mode" and Juan Pierre wasted no time reintroducing himself to the 3,000+ on hand at Roger Dean Stadium yesterday in the Marlins Spring Training 2013 debut against the Cardinals. "Beast Mode" hit a triple off of Jon Jay, sped around the bases in a blur, slid into 3B, and eventually would go on to score on a Giancarlo Stanton sac ground out. Put it in a frame; that is … [Read more...]

Miami Marlins trade Gaby Sanchez to Pirates, Edward Mujica to Cardinals – Miami Marlins – MiamiHerald.com

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“Again, our disappointment with the team continues,’’ president of baseball operations Larry Beinfest said in his opening statement about the trades before later pointing out players can still be traded before Aug. 31 but must clear waivers first. The additions from Tuesday’s two moves: 23-year-old left-handed-hitting third baseman Zackary Cox, a former 2010 first-round pick who was hitting … [Read more...]

Marlins Opening Night 2012: A New Era for Miami Baseball

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The sun was setting as we passed by it - the phantom of years past. Yet, it wasn't even technically old, just abandoned. Sun Life Stadium, the place where the Marlins used to play, when they were called the Florida Marlins, sat like a snowbird waiting in the sun for its final moment. As I passed it there seemed to be a last desperate gasp. We were rolling south towards bigger and better … [Read more...]

Braves Choke; Marlins Look To Future

The Braves ended their epic fail season by losing to the Phillies today while watching the Cardinals sail past them to grab the NL Wildcard on the final day of the season. The Cardinals were only 8.5 games in back of the Braves as of September 5th. Meanwhile, the Marlins were closing out their 2011 season by losing to the Nationals in their last ever game at the cavernous Joe Robbie-turned-Sun … [Read more...]

Hanley Ramirez is the Alpha and the Omega as Marlins Squeeze Past Cardinals

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It literally started with a bang. Hanley Ramirez blasted a home run to give the Fish the kind of start they needed to snap their now 5 game losing streak. It was also just the sort of thing Hanley needed to get something going this month after a dismal July. What nestled in between was a pitcher's duel. Josh Johnson did his best to continue his audition for the Cy Young but was gassed after 8 … [Read more...]

It Gets Worse For the Fish as Skid Hits 5 Straight

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They get swept by their rival Phillies and now the Cardinals come to down and shut them out. Not a great way to start this series against another playoff contender and it seems as if the Marlins' hopes of getting to the postseason are dimming. Sure, there is plenty of baseball left, and there is time to win this weekend series against the Redbirds, but with a 7-0 onslaught it sure doesn't feel … [Read more...]

Hermida’s Walk Off Keeps Marlins Rolling

Another day, another Cy Young opponent. After facing the Giants Lincecum and Randy "Big Unit" Johnson, the Marlins went up against Chris Carpenter last night in what would shape up to be a tough contest. The Marlins had to come from behind as Emilio Bonifacio delivered some key hits to drive in runs, tying the game 3-3 with a bloop single that went off Carpenter's glove. The real fireworks, … [Read more...]