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It’s easy to write the Miami Marlins off and most media outlets are doing just that.   The team traded off a good portion of the roster and looks vastly different than it did one year ago on Opening Day.  It’s gotten younger, and it’s gotten cheaper but the truth it — it’s also gotten better.   That’s going to be something you don’t read or hear much right now however.   What you will see are projections for 100 loss seasons, last place finishes, and maybe even some comparisons to the 1962 Mets.   The Marlins proved in 2006 that they could make a good portion of so-called experts look foolish and they are set to do that again.  In this preview, you’ll find an outline of why that is — broken down position by position. It all starts with new manager Mike Redmond, who will be the perfect man in charge of this young group.   He will get the most out of the roster and will keep things interesting all season long.   In 2006, Joe Girardi won Manager of the Year for exceeding expectations wi

Fernandez Makes Opening Day Roster

In a stunning move, the Miami Marlins promoted highly touted pitching prospect Jose Fernandez to the Major Leagues on Sunday.   Final roster decisions were due to Major League Baseball this afternoon and the Marlins made a number of transactions including this one.   The need for Fernandez came about due to sudden injuries to Nate Eovaldi and Henderson Alvarez.  Both are expected...

Miami Marlins pitching breakdown

New Miami Marlins manager Mike Redmond had one clear message this spring for his pitchers: pound the strike zone. Last season, Marlins pitchers walked 495 hitters, placing ninth among 16 NL teams. If youre thinking, "Thats not too bad," you probably didnt see many games. Miami hurlers often labored and got behind in counts. Other pitching statistics from 2012 included a...

Marlins add Fernandez to roster

Top pitching prospect Jose Fernandez was added to the Miami Marlins' roster Sunday, and he's scheduled make his major league debut next Sunday against the Mets in New York. The unexpected move comes because of injuries to right-handers Nathan Eovaldi and Henderson Alvarez. They had been announced as part of the rotation, but instead both will start the season on the disabled...

Jose Fernandez joins Marlins' starting rotation

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Top pitching prospect Jose Fernandez has been added to the Miami Marlins' roster and is scheduled make his major-league debut next Sunday against the Mets in New York. The move Sunday was necessitated because of injuries to right-handers Nathan Eovaldi and Henderson Alvarez. Both had been expected to be part of the rotation, but instead they'll start the...

Marlins spring training review

Things get real very real for the Miami Marlins on Monday. Not only will Mike Redmond make his big-league managerial debut, the Marlins will open against talented right-hander Stephen Strasburg and the defending NL East champion Washington Nationals. Miamis Ricky Nolasco will oppose Strasburg at Nationals Park as the Marlins begin their 21st season at 1:05 p.m. ET. I'm excited...

Marlins beat Triple-A affiliate in spring finale

METAIRIE, La. (AP) -- Placido Polanco homered twice and drove in five runs, Wade LeBlanc pitched four perfect innings and the Miami Marlins beat their Triple-A New Orleans affiliate 7-0 on Saturday. Polanco followed Juan Pierre's leadoff single in the first with a long home run off Brad Hand. Polanco added a three-run shot to center in the fourth. The homers were his first this...

Futuristic: Marlins Summon Wunderkind Jose Fernandez

The Marlins, in a shocking turn of events have purchased the contract of Top RHP prospect Jose Fernandez. It’s not shocking that Fernandez is going to get to pitch in the majors this season.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Miami Marlins Top Pitching Prospect To Make Debut Next Sunday vs. Mets

The Miami Marlins conducted an offseason fire sale that sent virtually every big name player out of town. With injuries mounting to their pitching staff, the Marlins have decided to move their top pitching prospect, Jose Fernandez, into the starting rotation. Nathan Eovaldi and Henderson Alvarez have been moved onto the disabled list while dealing with shoulder inflammation to start...

More Marlins Mayhem

So the Marlins discovered today that they had a couple of starters with bum wings in Nathan Eovaldi and Henderson Alvarez, which is odd because both pitchers seemed fine all the way through spring training, but sure, whatever. To fill those rotation holes they called up organizational arm and pseudo-prospect Alex Sanabia. Did fellow org arm and pseudo-prospect Brad Hand, or someone...

Called Up: Jose Fernandez

Kiley calls up some video and a scouting reports from the 2012 minor league season on Marlins hot prospect Jose Fernandez. The 20-year-old Cuban-born righty was named to the Miami rotation today.

Miami Marlins 2013 Season Preview

by Steve EtterFlorida CorrespondentGiancarlo Stanton, Photo: d-deee, Flickr.comAfter the November fire sale where Reyes, Buehrle, and Johnson all got shipped to Toronto, it seemed like rookie manager Mike Redmond only had two players and they were Giancarlo Stanton and pitcher Ricky Nolasco and even with them there were rumors that they were going to be traded. Now that the dust...

2013 MLB Preview: National League East

NL East At A Glance Miami Marlins: The team that essentially alienated whatever fan base they thought they had looks like an obvious 5th place team in this division. They do however have the best player in the division in Giancarlo Stanton. No matter what the rumors say, I still think Giancarlo is a Marlin for a very long time. If I’m wrong, I hope I’m apologizing on my way to...
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