Pitching Woes Plaguing Marlins in Young Season

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There are a lot of problems that affect a team that is currently starting the year with a 3-8 record. Some are to be expected when you have a lot of new moving parts that still need time to gel with the other, more established players. Dee Gordon is not one of them; he is hitting the ball, getting on base, stealing bases and setting up the hitters behind him to be productive. … [Read more...]

Marlins Tender to All Five Arbitration Eligible Players

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Joe Frisaro is reporting that the Marlins have tendered contracts to all five arbitration eligible Fish before tonight's 11:59pm deadline. That means Steve Cishek, Casey McGehee, Nathan Eovaldi, Henderson Alvarez, and Mike Dunn will all be retained by the Marlins. This prevents all five players from walking as free agents; the tender means the Marlins will have them signed … [Read more...]

Marlins No Hit Yankees in Panama

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The Marlins went on down to Panama to play in the Legends Series, which would honor newly-retired Mariano Rivera. The series, a two game date in Panama, was intended to both honor Panama's native son before his former teammates while also raising money for charities like the Children's Hospital in Panama City. The crowd erupted in cheers every time Rivera appeared. For MLB … [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 … [Read more...]

Work Ethic Setting Tone Early

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Looks like the Marlins are getting some players into camp eager to get started. Joe Frisaro reports that Jarrod Saltalamacchia might be the "Juan Pierre" successor with his early starts each day. Usually, he is already at the park at about 5:30am each day, something that would make JP smile. Noting that chemistry was a big factor in helping the Red Sox win it all last … [Read more...]