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Marlins position analysis: Second base

Second base wasn't supposed to be a revolving door in 2014 when the Miami Marlins signed veteran Rafael Furcal to a one-year, $3.5 million deal last offseason. But various leg injuries prevented the 36-year-old from re-energizing his career in South Florida. After missing 2013 with Tommy John surgery, Furcal sustained a hamstring strain during spring training in Jupiter, Fla...
Via Fox Sports Florida
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Giancarl-no Stanton

Oh boy, that title sure was a doozy. But oh well, it gets my point across; Giancarlo Stanton won’t be coming to Boston this off-season. Could Cespedes be heading south? Yoenis Cespedes by Kelly O’Connor Don’t get me wrong, I love Stanton and could spend literally all day watching replays of his home runs on youtube. But it’s just not going to happen, at least not this year...
Via Fire Brand AL
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: All of Giancarlo Stanton's 2014 homers added up

This is a pretty awesome video put together by the staff over at Whistle Sports. It shows all 37 of Giancarlo Stanton’s homers from the 2014 season. Needless to say, there were some tape-measure shots. It also adds up the distance of all the homers, which was a total of nearly three miles. Who needs to ride a scooter to the ballpark? Instead, maybe just hitch on to one of Stanton’s...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins outright utility man Jordany Valdespin to Triple-A

With the offseason underway, the Miami Marlins made a pair of transactions on Friday. Utility player Jordan Valdespin was outrighted to Triple-A New Orleans, while the Texas Rangers claimed utility player Ed Lucas. Valdespin, who signed a minor-league deal last December without an invitation to spring training, was coming off a 50-game suspension after the Biogenesis probe. Upon...
Via Fox Sports Florida
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins Rumors: Miami targeting SP this offseason

The Miami Marlins exceeded all expectations this season and were able to compete for a playoff spot until the final week of the season.  Heading into this offseason, instead of standing pat, MLB.com's, Joe Frisaro, is reporting that the club is set to target starting pitching this winter.This would be a major step toward helping the club remain competitive and getting to the...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins to pursue starting pitching this winter

The Miami Marlins appear intent on pursuing a starting pitching upgrade this winter, as the position is "high on Miami's shopping list this offseason", according to MLB.com's Joe Frisaro. The Marlins seem set on adding versatility to their 40-man roster, which could lead to some current starters moving to the bullpen, opening the door for new faces in the rotation...
Via Pro Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins' Fernandez throwing just 4 1/2 months after surgery

MIAMI -- Jose Fernandez released the ball with such velocity that the sound of it landing in the catcher's mitt echoed crisply throughout Marlins Park. And to think, he's nowhere close to throwing hard yet. Fernandez's recovery from elbow-reconstruction surgery is turning another corner, with the Miami Marlins' ace now starting a throwing program. He made 25 tosses...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins Injury Update: Jose Fernandez throws for first time since surgery

The Miami Marlins finished the 2014 season with a record of 77-85, fourth in the National League East. They finished in the middle of the pack in both runs scored and ERA. Significant injuries to Giancarlo Stanton and Jose Fernandez hindered any hopes for a push in the division. The good news on Fernandez is that he threw for the first time since undergoing surgery on his right...
Via MLB Injury News
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Rehabbing Marlins ace Jose Fernandez begins throwing program

  Miami Marlins ace Jose Fernandez is throwing again, 4-1/2 months after he underwent season-ending Tommy John elbow surgery. Fernandez made 25 throws of 30 feet -- half the distance from the mound to the plate -- and said he felt great after the brief workout Wednesday at Marlins Park. The 2013 National League Rookie of the Year was cleared last week to begin a throwing program...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins president: We're not trading Giancarlo Stanton

Giancarlo Stanton’s talents are staying in South Beach. The Marlins have long expressed a desire to keep Stanton despite continued speculation Miami might eventually trade the two-time All-Star. Marlins president David Samson told the Miami Herald on Monday that Stanton is a big part of the organization’s future plans. “He’s on this team (in 2015) either way,” Samson said...
Via NESN.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins Rumors: Miami unlikely to pursue Yasmany Tomas, Hector Olivera

The Miami Marlins have now been reportedly deemed unlikely to pursue Cuban stars such as Yasmany Thomas and Hector Olivera who could be major signings this offseason.#163081814 / gettyimages.comThis is according to a report by Joe Frisaro on joefrisaro.mlblogs.com:A couple of Cuban players have attracted Miami’s interest. Outfielder Yasmany Tomas worked out for representatives...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
17 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Steven Souza saves no-hitter with amazing catch

Jordan Zimmerman owes Steven Souza a drink. Zimmerman, a pitcher for the Washington Nationals, was one out away from his first career no-hitter Sunday when Miami Marlins outfielder Christian Yelich lifted a fly ball to deep left field. The ball looked like it would find the turf, ending Zimmerman’s bid, but Souza sprinted back, laid out and made an incredible catch to end the...
Via NESN.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

End of season post-mortem: Miami Marlins

All things considered, the 2014 Miami Marlins were a bit of a surprise. Sure, they were never truly a playoff contender — especially after Jose Fernandez tore his UCL in mid-May and needed Tommy John surgery — but they hung around .500 for much of the season. Coming off a year in which they lost 100 games, there may actually be some reason for hope on South Beach. Preseason Prediction...
Via The Outside Corner
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Giancarlo Stanton posts pic showing face is looking better

Last Thursday, Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton was blasted in the face with an 88-mph fastball resulting in “multiple facial fractures”, “dental damage” and a “facial laceration requiring stitches”. Tuesday, the slugger (and National League MVP candidate) took to Instagram to post an update as to how he’s doing.  And, well, considering dude had broken teeth...
Via Hall of Very Good
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Casey McGehee went nuts during Marlins-Brewers fight (Video)

Miami Marlins third baseman Casey McGehee and manager Mike Redmond were both ejected from Thursday’s game with the Brewers after two Marlins were hit by pitches in the same at-bat. First Giancarlo Stanton was hit in the face by Mike Fiers (the pitch was called a strike because Stanton swung), and then Fiers hit pinch-hitter […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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