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Making the case for Stanton as MVP

Giancarlo Stanton – Photo Credit – Paul Hadsall   No Miami Marlins player has ever been named an MVP. Granted, they have only been around since 1993 but 20+ years is a long time to go without one of those awards being associated with your franchise. That drought could, and probably should change this season. Right fielder Giancarlo Stanton has been the National League‘s best...
Via Hot Stove MLB
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Marlins-Rockies Preview

Henderson Alvarez has pitched much like an ace while trying to help the Miami Marlins overcome the season-ending injury to star Jose Fernandez. Not even a stint on the disabled list could cool off the right-hander. Alvarez will try to win his fourth straight start Friday night when the Marlins try to resume their push for a playoff spot as they open a nine-game road trip with the...
Via AP on Fox
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The Marlins’ Young Outfield One of Baseball’s Best

The National League Wild Card race is hardly a race at all. It feels as though the teams vying for the playoffs’ back door don’t actually want to claim the prize, struggling as the contenders have in recent months. There is another team on the outside of that cohort or recent playoff squads, something of […]
Via Fangraphs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Giancarlo Stanton gets helping hand in completing ice bucket challenge

MIAMI -- Andrew Mendez stood behind Miami Marlins All-Star Giancarlo Stanton as the slugger anxiously sat on a stool next to the home dugout Tuesday afternoon at Marlins Park. Mendez proceeded to grab a bucket of ice water and pour it over Stanton's head, all in the name of charity. It's not the most conventional way to meet a favorite player, but it's for a good cause...
Via Fox Sports Florida
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Without Fernandez, season has been challenging, but Marlins in hunt

MIAMI -- Life after Jose Fernandez. It's hardly the situation the Miami Marlins pictured entering the 2014 season. And yet that has been the case since May when last year's National League Cy Young finalist underwent Tommy John surgery. Despite his absence, the Marlins have managed to not only match their 2013 win total but also remain in the thick of the postseason chase...
Via Fox Sports Florida
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Stanton, Marlins pull away from D-backs

MIAMI -- The numbers are adding up for Giancarlo Stanton. So are the wins for the Miami Marlins. Stanton hit his major league-leading 32nd homer and drove in four runs Sunday, powering the Marlins past the Arizona Diamondbacks 10-3. Stanton has a career-high 88 RBI, one more than he had in 2011. He went 7-for-14 with four walks and six RBIs in the four-game series against Arizona...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins: Alvarez’s return improves playoff chances

The return of starting pitcher Henderson Alvarez to the Miami Marlins’ starting pitching rotation drastically improves the team’s chances of making the postseason, as the game on Saturday, Aug. 16 showed. Miami’s offense managed only two runs, but with Alvarez on the mound it was enough as the Marlins won 2-1. Arizona got three hits and the run that Alvarez allowed during the...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Henderson Alvarez shaky at first, settles down in return from DL

MIAMI -- They call Miami Marlins right-hander Henderson Alvarez the entertainer, and with good reason. From his opening kung fu windup to his eephus pitch, Alvarez never ceases to amaze spectators, teammates and opponents with his eccentric persona. Upon his return to the mound from the disabled list, Alvarez pitched seven innings in the Marlins' 2-1 victory over the Arizona...
Via Fox Sports Florida
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins Injury Update: Henderson Alvarez activated for start

The Miami Marlins have activated pitcher Henderson Alvarez for a start tonight against the Arizona Diamondbacks, reports Juan C. Rodriguez of The Sun-Sentinel:#Marlins option DeSclafani, activate Alvarez from DL.— Juan C. Rodriguez (@JCRMarlinsbeat) August 16, 2014 #452906932 / gettyimages.comAlvarez has not pitched since July 30 after inflammation was discovered in his right...
Via Sports Injury Alert
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins: Brad had no “Hand” in loss

Five runs, two runs. Five runs, two runs. Those are the amount of runs that the Miami Marlins have scored in their last four contests. As you would expect, the outcomes were: win, loss, win, loss. On Friday, Aug. 15, Miami wasted a solid outing by starting pitcher Brad Hand to fall to the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-2. Hand wasn’t superb in the outing. His first inning was anything...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Miami Marlins aren’t “Dunn” yet

On Thursday, Aug. 14, the Miami Marlins won their third game in their last four tries, defeating the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-4 in 10 innings. The victory brought Miami back to within a game of .500 and kept the Marlins alive in the National League wild card race, sitting four games back with 41 games to play. While Miami fans are caught up in scoreboard watching, the most interesting...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Rafael Furcal to undergo season ending surgery on hamstring

getty images The 2014 season for infielder Rafael Furcal is over. Next week the 36-year-old will undergo season-ending surgery to remove scar tissue from his left hamstring. Furcal earned $3.5 million his season to produce a .171/.216/.229 line over nine games for the Marlins. He missed the entire 2013 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery. The season got off to a late start...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Marlins not optimistic about Stanton extension

The Miami Marlins have a track record of trading their top players away from the organization. Outfielder Giancarlo Stanton might be the next on the list to depart South Beach for greener pastures. Miami did not trade Stanton before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline and has been adamant about keeping the All-Star outfielder. Stanton will not become a free agent until after...
13 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Dan Jennings hit in head by liner, carted off field

Miami reliever Dan Jennings was involved in a scary moment during Thursday’s Pirates-Marlins matchup. In the seventh inning of the game, Jennings was hit in the left side of his head by a Jordy Mercer line drive. He immediately fell down to the ground, and then got up and staggered around on the mound, looking completely dazed. Catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia ran to his aid, as the...
Via The Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Redmond loses mind over controversial home plate ruling

MLB Major League Baseball wanted to eliminate those nasty collisions at home plate, the ones that make a catcher look like a tackling dummy. So in the off-season, they instituted a blocking the plate rule. A catcher couldn’t stand in a runner’s path if he didn’t have the ball. The wording was a bit more ambiguous but that was the gist. To my knowledge the rule hadn’t been...
Via With Leather
20 days ago  |  Discuss
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