Mattingly sees slide rule as another adjustment

Major League Baseball's new slide rule shouldn't be an issue for the Marlins, as long as the players understand the rule. The way manager Don Mattingly sees it his club will have to make the adjustments. If they do, it shouldn't be a problem.
3 hours ago

Miami Marlins: Urena, Narveson Updates

The Miami Marlins have started their season. Despite two hard fought games, they fell short in both games against the Tigers. They begin a weekend series in Washington, with an unusual day off on Friday, today. Here are updates with two of Miami’s pitchers, one in AAA New Orleans and one in Miami. José Urena was the #7 prospect for the Miami Marlins in 2014, but has been off of...
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Miami Marlins' Tyler Kolek undergoes Tommy John surgery

The top prospect is out for the season. Marlins top prospect Tyler Kolek successfully underwent season-ending Tommy John surgery Wednesday, according to's Jonathan Mayo. Tyler Kolek, @Marlins No. 1 prospect, had Tommy John surgery today. — Jonathan Mayo (@JonathanMayo) April 7, 2016 Although Kolek is the best prospect in the Marlins' system, he has not had much success...
Via Fish Stripes
12 hours ago

Where the Marlins' Top 30 Prospects are starting the season

With the 2016 season getting started, here's a look at where the Indians' Top 30 prospects are projected to start the season. Miami's No. 2 prospect Josh Naylor will start the year at Class A Greensboro.
1 day ago

The Miami Marlins should not follow Dee Gordon's hitting philosophy

Last week, Dee Gordon claimed he does not look to draw walks. This is a philosophy that the rest of the Miami Marlins should ignore. Dee Gordon created a minor stir last week when he claimed to not care about drawing walks.  It was a particularly interesting quote, because the ability to draw a walk is typically considered a strong addition to any player's offensive arsenal.  Everyone...
Via Fish Stripes
1 day ago

Marlins have played without either Fernandez or Stanton for 290 games

Some would say it feels like more. Miami decided to have Jose Fernandez start in the second spot in the rotation to better manage his work load, so when the Marlins conclude their brief two game series with the Tigers Wednesday afternoon at Marlins Park, Fernandez will be in the lineup And a day after hitting his first home run of the season, Giancarlo Stanton will also be in the...
Via Fish Stripes
1 day ago

Miami Marlins Manager Don Mattingly Announces Opening Day Lineup

After a Spring Break full of tinkering with the everyday lineup, Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly has settled on and announced Tuesday’s Opening Day lineup. The Marlins will send Wei-Yin Chen to the mound against the Detroit Tigers for the first game of their 2016 season with this lineup: Dee Gordon, 2B Marcell Ozuna, CF Christian Yelich, LF Giancarlo Stanton, RF Martin Prado...
Via Baseball Essential
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins 2016 season primer: Health will be key

MIAMI (AP) -- Giancarlo Stanton was in midseason form during batting practice one spring morning, sending a succession of pitches off or over the fence as teammates looked on, smiling and shaking their heads in admiration.Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez watched, too, pretending to be unimpressed."Those balls aren't regulation," Gonzalez hollered at Stanton. "They're a little...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins: Chen, Rojas Updates

The Miami Marlins open their season at home against the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday. The offense will be facing Justin Verlander for their first game. The Tigers, meanwhile, will be seeing a pitcher that few expected to see in Game #1. The Marlins have decided to be cautious with Jose Fernandez this season, and that may be the reason why Wei-Yin Chen, who signed with Miami after four...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins place Dunn on 15-day DL, designate Hand, Gillespie for assignment

MIAMI (AP) -- Miami Marlins left-hander Mike Dunn has been placed on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained left forearm.The move Sunday was retroactive to March 25. Dunn underwent an MRI which was negative, and the Marlins don't believe his injury is serious, president of baseball operations Michael Hill said Sunday.Miami designated left-hander Brad Hand and outfielder Cole...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins: Conley, Barraclough Updates

With Spring Training wrapping up and the regular season just around the corner, there are several players that deserve a good look into what they could expect this season. The first two players on the Miami Marlins that will be analyzed are pitchers Adam Conley and Kyle Barraclough. Conley has been on the Marlins’ map for the past three years. However, his Spring Training opportunities...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Ichiro in Back-Up Role Again as 3,000-Hit Plateau Looms

JUPITER, Fla. – Back-up player. Making spot starts. Pinch hitter. Not in starting lineup. Platooning. It’s going to be all different again for No. 51 of the Miami Marlins this season, just like it has been for him for the last few seasons in his career. At the ripe young age of 42, Ichiro Suzuki is taking this not-new scenario facing him with much acceptance.  After playing...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
8 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 Season Preview: Miami Marlins

The Marlins hold an interesting combination of some of the best players in all of baseball (Stanton, Fernandez and Gordon) and some of the worst. This turned into 71 wins in 2015 and a third place finish, well ahead of the Braves and well behind the Nationals. Because of the stars, this version of the Marlins, which is very similar to last year’s, should be very entertaining, but...
Via The Outside Corner
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Jose Fernandez will not start for Marlins on Opening Day

New Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly received a ton of justifiable criticism during his up-and-down tenure with the Los Angeles Dodgers. From in-game decision making to how he handled the 25-man roster given to him, Mattingly was considered an enigmatic figure in the Southern California sports scene. It remains to be seen if this is going to change in Florida, but his first...
Via Sportsnaut
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins sluggers say Barry Bonds didn’t win HR derby

The news that Barry Bonds — at 51 years old, no less — beat Miami Marlins sluggers Christian Yelich and Giancarlo Stanton in a home run-hitting contest was greeted with amazement when the story surfaced on Wednesday. Emerging statements concerning exactly what happened, however, are now planting seeds of doubt concerning the veracity of the original accounting of the events...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
21 days ago  |  Discuss

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