Marlins Losing Continues, But Team Not As Bad As Their Record Indicates

Yes, the Marlins are 11-30. Despicable. Deplorable. But is this team really that bad? The Fish have had tons of injuries. Nathan Eovaldi, Henderson Alvarez, Giancarlo Stanton, Logan Morrison, Jeff Mathis, Donovan Solano, Joe Mahoney, Casey Kotchman - the list goes on and on. It hasn't helped this team gain any consistency at all at any point in the season thus far. Not an excuse, but it … [Read more...]

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...]

Marlins Spring Training 2013: Demotions, Lawsuits, and Other Notes

Looks like I was wrong about Chone Figgins. Despite hitting .318 this spring with the Fish, he is not viewed as a valued asset over other options the Marlins have in house. He was released by the Marlins this past Wednesday, leaving the team with 42 players left in camp. That means that Figgins could not displace Nick Green, Kevin Kouzmanoff, Matt Downs, and Chris Valaika as an option. Figgins … [Read more...]

Marlins Spring Training 2013: Observations vs Mets 3/16


A couple of things are standing out to me while watching this game against the Mets today in Port Saint Lucie. Kevin Slowey has solid stuff. That 5th starter spot is going to be a tough decision with Wade LeBlanc, John Maine, Alex Sanabia, and Slowey in the mix. They might just have to keep all of them around to give the Fish more options for starting pitching if young arms aren't quite up to … [Read more...]

Marlins Spring Training 2013: Key Battles Emerging for CF, 5th Spot in Rotation, IF

The Marlins spring is really getting some notice around baseball. This is a team that has purged payroll, yet again, and has reverted back to a youth movement. Although this has netted much criticism from fans, it does seem to have promise for the immediate future. The Marlins are winning games and playing highly competitive baseball at all positions. They are getting solid pitching … [Read more...]

Fish Stew: Marlins Spring Training 2013 Sunday Edition 3/3

So, what is going on in the world of the Miami Marlins? Let's pull up some chairs and take a look. Dan Le Batard finally weighs in on the whole Jeffrey Loria thing. States that basically, this franchise has to win back the trust of the fans - but did they ever truly have it in the first place? Credibility is at the core of the problem for the Marlins and Le Batard, surprisingly for him, makes … [Read more...]

Marlins Spring Training 2013: Fish Stew 2/25


Just a collection of some of the articles circulating on the Marlins today as they are knee deep in Spring Training: Marlins took on the Braves today (lost, 7-6) and Mike Redmond reflected on his time with the man in the dugout across the field, Fredi Gonzalez and his gratitude towards Carlos Tosca. Jeffrey Loria launches a pre-emptive strike to the media, a defiant "letter to the fans" that … [Read more...]

Marlins 2013 Preview: Pitching

Nathan Eovaldi

A lot of prognosticators are going out and proclaiming the 2013 Marlins will be a 100 loss team. Even the Marlins own beat writers, Clark Spencer among them, is projecting a similar record for the Fish in 2013. Even though he says that he predicted the same for the 2006 Marlins, then coached by rookie manager Joe Girardi, Spencer stated that the Marlins then were a less known quantity than they … [Read more...]

5 Bold Predictions for the 2013 Miami Marlins

MLB: All Star Futures Game

Well, 2012 is history and 2013 is here. So, as we pause to take stock of our lives at this time of year, let's consider what the new year will bring for the Fish. 2012 was an utter, and total, disappointment. Spending over $100M a year ago in the offseason only netted 69 wins for a team that never seemed to get its footing and establish itself. Their bombastic manager, Ozzie Guillen, was fired. … [Read more...]