I Like Turtles: Marlins Do the Small Things Right

I Like Turtles

The turtle survives not by any particularly noticeable natural ability. Not on account of its strength, speed, or any other tangible asset. Indeed, no great poetic alliterations or epics are dedicated to the turtle. No great works of art. The turtle survives because of its awareness. Once it is threatened, it withdraws into its protective shell and allows its predators to attack, waste their … [Read more...]

John Smoltz a Marlin?

What a strange time we live in. I mean, John Smoltz a Marlin? That would be like a Republican supporting this new health care package being pushed by the Obama administration. But seriously, really? Yes. Joe Capozzi, of the Palm Beach Post, is reporting that the Marlins are one of the teams that is interested in giving Smoltz employment. The situation is this - the Red Sox demoted Smoltz who … [Read more...]

Ricky Nolasco Pitches Gem to Keep Marlins On Top

The Florida Marlins were swept earlier in the year by the Pirates in a three game series. In fact, it seemed to set the tone for the Marlins early on in the season as they spiraled downward after starting the season 11-1. The Pirates, however, were a different team then featuring Nate McClouth - who has since been traded to the Braves. Still, the scrappy Pirates proved to be tough in this home … [Read more...]

How Long Until Gaby Sanchez Arrives at Thirdbase?

Gaby Sanchez left the University of Miami as a firstbaseman, but now is facing his professional future at another position: thirdbase. Every beat writer has been latching on to this story and its possibility, but our own MarlinAddict kind of put the observation out there first. Since he came back from injury, Gaby Sanchez has been playing third base and continuing to hit. Right now against … [Read more...]

Marlins Beat Braves; Own Best Record in MLB

Andrew Miller started tonight against the Braves' ace, Derek Lowe but it was Miller who would scrape by tonight. For his first start of the season, Miller was sitting pretty with a 4-1 lead in the 5th inning, but gave up the equalizer to leave the game after 4.2 innings with a tie 4-4. Lowe had given up 7 hits and 4 earned runs to that point while Miller gave up just 4 hits but 4 earned runs. … [Read more...]

Wes Helms Signs Extension

According to the Miami Herald, Wes Helms' veteran bat will continue to anchor the Marlins bench going into next season and beyond. This makes sense for both parties as both Helms and the Marlins feel very comfortable with each other. After all, Helms left the Marlins organization to explore other financial situations and returned this season in a trade which stabilized the Marlins bench and … [Read more...]

Nolasco Salvages Citrus Series for Marlins

This was probably a weekend of the best professional baseball the state of Florida has seen in its short history represented in MLB. Both the Marlins and the Rays, no longer the Devil Rays as new ownership has looked to turn the franchise around (they are in the final stages of securing funding for a new stadium, by the way), possess some of the best records in all of baseball. Tampa Bay is … [Read more...]

Marlins Battle Back, Retake 1st Place

This is what it is all about: a rivalry. Two teams with a storied history that are going toe to toe in order to claim the ultimate prize - and it is only just now turned June. The Phillies took the first game in this series, which lead them to temporarily hold the top spot in the NL East, but it was not to last. After abusing the Marlins 12-3 in the series opener (and the first game of the … [Read more...]

Marlins Sweep Double Header; MarlinsNation Has 1st Ever Tailgate

Several historical events took place today on a mostly sunny Sunday afternoon: Omar Vizquel is now the all-time leader in MLB history for games played as a shortstop. Dan Uggla has hit more home runs in a month than any other Marlin in Marlin history (12 - and counting!). MarlinsNation has finally had its first ever "tailgate" - although the tailgating part is being used liberally. We … [Read more...]

Marlins Sweep DBacks

The score board read 4-0. Arizona fans must be dumbfounded because they were swept by what seem to think is their mirror image. What is more amazing, however, is the total transformation that Andrew Miller has undergone. Start calling it the Wiley-factor. Frankly, we have already propounded the Midas-like ability he has had in a Marlins uniform as a pitching coach, but this is just more … [Read more...]