Marlins Spring Training 2013: Jacob Turner Likely to Be Demoted, Rotation Set

Jacob Turner could not throw strikes and that was ultimately the deciding factor on his immediate future with the Marlins. In a rain-shortened 4-1 loss to the Astros, Turner walked the lead off batter in every inning he pitched and just struggled with his control. Getting more time at AAA New Orleans will allow him to work on his control a bit and focus more on "pounding the strike zone" as Mike … [Read more...]

Eovaldi excited about opportunity 2013 presents |

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Acquired from the Dodgers as part of the Hanley Ramirez deal last July 25, Eovaldi projects to fit into the middle of Miami's rotation, behind Ricky Nolasco and Jacob Turner. Eovaldi and Henderson Alvarez, brought in from the Blue Jays in November, are the primary candidates for the third and fourth spots. There will be plenty of competition for the fifth starter. Wade LeBlanc, Brad Hand, Tom … [Read more...]

Marlins Get Big Test With Phillies; Marquee Matchup With Johnson Vs Halladay

The Marlins were unable to get a win last  night as the Phillies showed they are more than just a pitching rotation in coming back on the Marlins 3-0 lead to take the first game in the series. This means the Marlins will not be able to make up the 2 game lead the Phillies had, but a strong finish in this series by taking these next two games will help. There is more pub for the Fish, too, as … [Read more...]

Is Miller Finally Becoming Reliable?

Andrew Miller got the win last night over the Giants and improved his record to 2-2 on the year. Since his return from an oblique injury, Miller has also been putting up more consistent numbers. His ERA has dropped from 6.94 to 4.31 since coming back April 20th. Over that span, Miller has also struck out 26 batters while walking only 15. He has given up more than 2 earned runs only once in the … [Read more...]

Nolasco Sent Down; Sean West Called Up

The Palm Beach Post is reporting that Ricky Nolasco is being sent down to AAA New Orleans while Sean West will be called up and make his debut being called up from AA Jacksonville. Nolasco's ERA is at 9.07 now and the Marlins have finally realized he has to get "straightened out" and the best way to do that is to do it at the minor league level. Look, I have been very suspicious of Nolasco - I … [Read more...]

Marlins Sweep Nats; Cody Ross Does it Again

We got to find a good nickname for Cody Ross. The guy is having an unbelievable start to the 2009 season. Today Ross goes 3/4 with a home run in the 8th inning and a 3-run double to untie the game in the top of the 9th. The runs lead to the Heat's 11th win as Matt Lindstrom entered the game in a save situation and shut down the Nationals. Poor DC fans. They must really hate the Marlins right … [Read more...]

Gentlemen Start Your Engines

After all the trades, free agent headlines, minor league promotions and baseball stadium debates, we're finally at the eve of what its all about....Opening Day. The Marlins can climb above .500 all time on opening day with a win against the Washington Nationals Monday, currently sitting at 8-8 all-time. Coach Fredi Gonzalez has announced his batting order for tomorrow's 4:05 start and might … [Read more...]

Ryan Tucker to Make Pitching Debut

The way the Marlins are blowing through their bullpen, it is no wonder they decided to call up one of their better pitching prospects - but it isn't Chris Volstad. Instead, it is Ryan Tucker who is being called up from AA Carolina to make his MLB debut. With the bullpen heavily taxed with innings - Burke Badenhop had to come in and pick up some innings tonight against the Reds in the Marlins … [Read more...]