Found July 31, 2012 on Fangraphs:
The honeymoon is over for the Miami Marlins and Carlos Zambrano. Big-Z may have gotten off to a great start in Miami, but a recent swoon, in which he has given up 35 earned runs in his last 41.1 innings, has put the 31-year-old pitcher back in the bullpen. The Chicago Cubs used the same approach ...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Marlins move "embarrassed" Zambrano to bullpen

Right-hander Carlos Zambrano was taken out of the starting rotation and moved to the bullpen Monday while he tries to work out his struggles. Zambrano, 5-9 with a 4.54 ERA in 20 starts, pitched in relief of Mark Buehrle on Monday. He allowed an unearned run, striking out three batters in 1 2/3 innings in his first relief appearance since Aug. 4, 2010. Zambrano will be replaced...

Marlins move Zambrano into bullpen

The Miami Marlins moved Carlos Zambrano to the bullpen on Monday. Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen said left-hander Wade LeBlanc, who has worked only in relief this season, will take Zambrano's spot in the rotation on Wednesday night against the Atlanta Braves. LeBlanc is 1-1 with a 1.15 ERA. He was 17-21 with a 4.47 ERA in 52 career starts the past four years with San Diego....

Report: Carlos Zambrano Demoted

According to a report from Aaron Gleeman of NBC Sports, the Miami Marlins have demoted Carlos Zambrano to the bullpen.  The decision to move Zambrano comes after Zambrano’s disappointing performance against the San Diego Padres last Friday; where he clearly had little control over his pitches in the 7-2 loss. It’s safe to say that the former Chicago Cub is struggling in a Marlin...

Miami Marlins Fans Duped Again After Management Dismantles Team

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...

2012 Miami Marlins Timeline: From Buyers To Sellers

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...

Marlins' Morrison placed on disabled list

Left fielder Logan Morrison, who was batting just .116 (5-for-43) with no homers and no RBI in 13 games since the All-Star break, was placed on the disabled list Sunday with right knee inflammation. Morrison said he might need more knee surgery, possibly before the season ends, to repair a broken suture from a surgical procedure Dec. 5 to repair a torn patella tendon. Morrison...

The Gaby Sanchez Trade From a Marlins Perspective

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...

Pirates trade Gorkys Hernandez to Marlins for Gaby Sanchez

With the trade deadline rapidly approaching this afternoon, the Pirates sent Gorkys Hernandez and their competitive balance draft pick to the Marlins for Gaby Sanchez and right-handed reliever Kyle Kaminista. Sanchez struggled quite a bit in 50 games with the Marlins this year (.202/.250/.306) and that resulted in a demotion to Triple-A, but prior to this year he posted back-to...

Pirates get Gaby Sanchez from Miami

The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired former All-Star first baseman Gaby Sanchez from the Miami Marlins in a deal shortly before the trade deadline. The Pirates also got minor league pitcher Kyle Kaminska on Tuesday for minor league outfielder Gorkys Hernandez and one of baseball's new extra draft picks given to financially weaker teams. The 28-year-old Sanchez was having a...

Cardinals acquire RHP Mujica from Marlina

Right-handed reliever Edward Mujica was acquired by the Cardinals, who sent third baseman Zack Cox to the Marlins, according to the MLB Network. Mujica, 28, has a 4.38 ERA in 39 innings this season. He came to Miami along with outfielder Cameron Maybin in a deal with San Diego in 2010. Mujica missed two weeks during the first half of July recovering from a broken toe on his right...

Marlins trade Mujica for former No. 1 pick

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The St. Louis Cardinals acquired bullpen help at the trade deadline, getting right-hander Edward Mujica from the Miami Marlins for 2010 first-round pick Zack Cox. The 28-year-old Mujica (Moo-HEE'-kah) is 0-3 with a 4.38 ERA and two saves in 41 games and has held right-handed hitters to a .211 batting average. Last year he was 9-6 with a 2.96 ERA. The 23-year...

Marlins trade Gaby Sanchez to the Pirates for Gorkys Hernandez

According to Jim Bowden of ESPNxm, the Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired first baseman Gaby Sanchez in exchange of outfielder Gorkys Hernandez. Sanchez, 28, struggled this year in Miami hitting .202/.250/.306 with 3 HR's and a 48 OPS+ in 196 plate appearances for the Marlins this season. Hernandez, 24, is hitting .083/.154/.237 with a -37 OPS+ in 26 plate appearances with the...
MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.