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Joe West is apparently one tough hombre. Known more for his country music singing ways and his propensity for being kind of a jerk on the field, the umpire proved Wednesday night that he can take a punch. And by punch, we mean a wooden bat to the side of the head. West was behind the plate in Atlanta for the Braves-Marlins game, when Carlos Lee took a big hack with an elongated backswing...
The below video should be a lesson to all home plate umpires who have to stand behind Miami Marlins slugger Carlos Lee.
During Wednesday's Marlins/Braves game, Lee was at the plate when a pitch from Atlanta's Ben Sheets caused Carlos to swing so hard that his back swing hit umpire Joe West in the head.
West was a little bloodied from the moment but stayed on because...
The Miami Marlins entered the 2012 MLB season with perhaps the highest expectations that they ever placed upon themselves. Owner Jeffrey Loria had expected his team to compete for a postseason berth for each of the past three seasons, but those expectations were just flat out unrealistic.
But after fleecing convincing the taxpayers to help finance a new stadium, the...
Wins and losses are insignificant for the Miami Marlins who are playing out their schedule, but they picked up a victory on Wednesday over the Atlanta Braves. The final score was 4-2 and Jose Reyes extended his hitting streak to 19 games, the current longest such streak in Major League Baseball. Robbed of a double early on in the game by a blown call, Reyes would go on...
The trade deadline has come to an end and one of the biggest sellers ever year usually is the Miami Marlins. This wasn’t supposed to be the case this year, as the Marlins in an effort to draw fans to their new stadium in downtown Miami did the unthinkable. They actually spent lots of money on key free agents, and hired successful/very controversial manager Ozzie Guillen to add...
The Miami Marlins were short-handed Thursday with outfielder Justin Ruggiano dealing with back spasms, outfielder Bryan Petersen unable to start due to a sore right shoulder, and infielder Donnie Murphy sidelined with flu-like symptoms. Ruggiano has missed two consecutive games after feeling his back tighten up following Tuesday's rain delay. "I felt it in the eighth...
The Miami Marlins dropped Thursday’s game to the Atlanta Braves 6-1 to lose their four game series. All was not lost however as Jose Reyes extended his hitting streak to 20 games which ties a personal career high for the shortstop. The streak which is the current longest such streak in Major League Baseball is now only 15 games shy of Luis Castillo’s franchise record...
Born: September 2, 1983
Drafted: 4th Round, 126th Overall, 2005 (Marlins)
How Acquired: Traded from Marlins
College: University of Miami (FL)
Agent: Beverly Hills Sports Council
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Sanchez missed his junior year at Miami due to a suspension, but the Marlins...
Sam Evans writes for Fish Stripes, a Miami Marlins site on the SB Nation network. Sam covers the Marlins prospects for Fish Stripes, and was kind enough to send over his thoughts on the Gaby Sanchez trade, with a look at the struggles from Sanchez this year, as well as more information on minor league reliever Kyle Kaminska. To see my analysis on Gorkys Hernandez, who went to Miami...
Sometimes the most interesting trades are the ones that don't happen.
Consider this fascinating change-of-scenery exchange that the Miami Marlins and New York Mets kicked around, according to major league sources:
Outfielder Jason Bay to the Marlins for reliever Heath Bell and catcher John Buck.
The deal never was close, sources said. But it would have enabled both clubs to...
ATLANTA (AP) -- Miami broke out for three runs in the first inning against Ben Sheets after scoring just three total in two losses to Atlanta, and the Marlins ended the Braves' seven-game winning streak with a 4-2 victory Wednesday night.
Carlos Lee, Greg Dobbs and Bryan Petersen had consecutive run-scoring singles in the first inning for Miami.
Carlos Zambrano (6-9) gave up...
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Born: October 5, 1988
Drafted: 25th round, 766th overall, 2007 (Marlins)
How Acquired: Trade from Marlins
High School: Napierville HS, Napierville, IL
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Kaminska is a finesse pitcher who throws an 89-91 mph fastball and a marginal slider...
The Miami Marlins grand experiment hasn’t worked this year, leading to the trades of Hanley Ramirez, Anibal Sanchez, Omar Infante and Randy Choate before the non-waiver trade deadline. In a perfect world, they wouldn’t have had to trade those players, because they would still be fighting for a playoff spot at this point in the season. But it hasn’t been a perfect world for...