Found March 22, 2012 on Full Spectrum Baseball:
The transformation from Florida Marlins to Miami Marlins involved much more than a name change. There’s a new stadium. A new manager. A new shortstop. A new left-handed starter. A new closer. New expectations. But in the end the Marlins have assembled a group of talented players but a roster with just as many question marks as sure things. There’s potential there, on paper, but which players from the group are actual keeper candidates? SS Jose Reyes is an easy choice to leadoff, both this list and the Marlins lineup. Some have questioned the switch-hitter’s motivation in years past, only to see him have a career year in a contract year. Those same people may expect him to return to those poor habits now that he’s gotten his big contract, but Reyes seems determined to prove his critics wrong. RF Giancarlo Stanton – or Mike, as you may know him better as – has had “Home Run Leader” written all over him since he first arrived in the Majors wearing a Marlins uniform. Two seasons into h...

Marlins closer: I'm Kenny Powers

Marlins closer Heath Bell takes pride in his resemblance to Kenny Powers, the star in the comedy show "Eastbound and Down."

Reyes Homers in Loss

Jose Reyes hit his first homerun of the Grapefruit League during Friday’s 2-1 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals.  It was the fifth time the Miami Marlins had matched up with the World Champions this Spring.   The loss extended the Marlins’ streak without a win that dates back to last Thursday.    Overall Miami is now 7-9 in the Grapefruit League. Carlos Zambrano started and...

2012 Top 20 Prospects – Miami Marlins

It’s prospect season again. I’ve had my rankings listed on team pages, but have been horrible about keeping those up to date. As I mentioned on the pages, I’m looking at other rankings when I make mine (along with scouting reports and my own opinion). Next is the Miami Marlins. For the top 20, I’ve listed them according to my ranking. I’ve also listed the rankings of other...

MLB Preview – Miami Marlins

2011 Review: 2011 was a season to forget for Florida Miami. Josh Johnson got injured (surprise), Javier Vazquez was ineffective for half a season, and Hanley Ramirez had the worst season of his career. Part of it was chalked up to ineffective management from Edwin Rodriguez, part to injuries. Overall, the team underperformed for the full season and that’s not what the team wants...

Mark Buehrle says he skipped a start because he has ‘Dutch Elm Disease’

Those who know Mark Buehrle or those who follow the White Sox would not be alarmed to hear that the left-hander skipped a start earlier this week. It’s just something Buehrle does as part of his preparation for the regular season. However, any missed time is a cause for concern for reporters — especially ones who are not accustomed to to newly-acquired Buehrle’s preseason habits...

Get Your Miami Marlins Kicks, No-Ring Circus & Nice Cheeks

Do you see random sh$% while driving to work and think it needs to be seen by the masses? Does the guy who sits next to you at work look like a tool on a daily basis? Does your dog lick his balls in an odd fashion? Is your neighbor working on some sort of outer space vehicle behind his shed? We want your WTF photos. Email us. jQuery(function($){$("a...

Winless Streak Extended

The Miami Marlins returned to action on Thursday after a much needed day off but the results remained the same as they tied the Atlanta Braves 5-5.  The Marlins have not been able to put together a win since last Thursday.  In that time, they have lost five games and tied two.     On a positive note, Miami tallied thirteen hits in this game. Ricky Nolasco made the start and...

How The Marlins Spend $2 Million

Um, wow.And it's not fair, Internet, to **** gay people over this thing. Just because it's making everyone who views it remember Liberace, just because it brings together all of the understated class and taste of a John Waters film shot in a trailer park, and just because guys in the Mardi Gras celebrations in New Orleans and the Mummers parade in Philadelphia think it'...

Reyes hits first Marlins HR in loss to Cards

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) -- Adam Wainwright remembers how his St. Louis Cardinals teammates stepped up last season while he was recovering from elbow surgery. Now, he's ready to pick up the slack with ace Chris Carpenter sidelined indefinitely. Wainwright pitched five shutout innings and the Cardinals beat Miami 2-1 on Friday, overcoming Jose Reyes' first home run for the Marlins...

Cardinals 2, Marlins 1

Adam Wainwright pitched five shutout innings and the St. Louis Cardinals beat Miami 2-1 on Friday, overcoming Jose Reyes' first home run for the Marlins. Wainwright, who missed last season following elbow surgery, allowed three hits and struck out five. He has given up just an unearned run in 14 innings this spring. Marlins starter Carlos Zambrano looked rusty, allowing two...

MLB Preview – New York Mets

2011 Review: Let’s look for positives…Jose Reyes won the batting title (even though he sat out the final game of the season to preserve his small lead). Jason Isringhausen got his 300th save. Not too much else positive to report though. On the other hand, the negative summed up the season. Ace Johan Santana didn’t pitch at all. The Wilpons were tied to the Madoff ponzi scheme...
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