Is Stanton Amicable Towards Staying Put With the Marlins?

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Winning 5 of their past 6 games (50-53 overall), it appears the Marlins are resurging just in time to make a push for the playoffs. They remain 7 games out of first for the NL East but only 5.5 games back for a potential Wild Card showdown. Things are also starting to fall into place. Injuries are starting to shake out; the rotation seems to be getting some internal help from the maturation of … [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 it was a baseball … [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 season that we Marlin … [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 season, and something … [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

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at Colorado Rockies

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...]

Marlins Continue Seeking Value For Bullpen; Sign Henry Rodriguez

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The Marlins seem to have some luck in making below-the-radar moves with their bullpen needs - and they may have another in the making. The Marlins signed Henry Rodriguez to a minor league deal and are looking to see if the reliever with a live fastball can harness some accuracy to become a serviceable bullpen option again. For his career, Rodriguez has 150 Ks in 148IP - and 102 BBs. He's … [Read more...]

Giancarlo Stanton Signs; Marlins Avoid Arbitration

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The Friday 1pm arbitration deadline came and went and for the second year in a row, the Marlins avoiding a hearing with any of their players. It was the first time since 2005-2006. One of the focal points was Giancarlo Stanton's status - he ended up netting a one year, $6.5M deal; up from his $537K from last season. Stanton's numbers were not good enough to really challenge Miguel Cabrera's … [Read more...]

Things Looking Up for the Marlins?

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At the end of May, things were already looking dismal. The Fish were in the midst of a 9 game losing streak after getting swept by their in-state rivals, the Tampa Bay Rays, and were going to face the New York Mets. That was May 30th. Now, the Marlins are 12-9 since. They are heading back to Miami after defeating the defending champion Giants 3 out of 4 games in San Francisco. The city is … [Read more...]

Jose Fernandez is MarlinsNation Pick for Rookie With Biggest Potential Contribution for 2013

Well, the results of our poll are in. 39% of you voted for Jose Fernandez to be the young player on the Marlins who will have the biggest impact on the season. Adeiny Hechavarria came in 2nd with 22% of the votes. Right now Hech is on the DL but is looking like he will make his return on schedule when May 2 rolls around. Some of you who have a bit more of a prophetic view picked Christian … [Read more...]