Spring Training 2014: Spring Training Under Way

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The Marlins got things going officially this week with a couple of games against the University of Miami Hurricanes and the FIU Golden Panthers. Prospects Angel Sanchez and Justin Nicolino got the starts but had mixed results. Both show obvious needs to get back into the swing of things and get the dust off their promising arms. In Sanchez, the Marlins have high hopes to see a return on their … [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...]

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...]

ATLANTA: Miami Marlins’ Tom Koehler is sent to Triple A – Miami Marlins – MiamiHerald.com

ATLANTA -- To make room for Henderson Alvarez on the roster and in the team’s starting rotation, the Marlins optioned rookie Tom Koehler to Triple A New Orleans.Alvarez made his first start of the season Thursday after returning from a stint on the disabled list with shoulder inflammation.Koehler had been in the rotation since May 12 and made 10 starts, going 1-5 with a 4.70 ERA. In his last start … [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...]

Anti-Marlins Backlash Reaching Critical Mass? Or Just Tip of Iceberg?

The offseason - a time for teams to renew hopes and fans to look forward to seeing what improvements will be made. A time for making season ticket sales. A time for giving back to the community. The Marlins, right now, have a serious problem brewing - that is, if they are even willing to address it. Joe Capozzi, of the Palm Beach Post, reported that only a handful of youngsters signed up for … [Read more...]