Found April 26, 2013 on The Outside Corner:
Do you need another reason to dislike Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria? Of course you do. On Tuesday, Loria apparently overrode manager Mike Redmond and switched starting pitchers Ricky Nolasco and Jose Fernandez in Miami's doubleheader with Minnesota. Loria wanted Fernandez to start the day game and Nolasco to start the night game. Loria insisted Fernandez, the team's prized 20-year-old rookie, pitch in the first half of the doubleheader at frigid Target Field instead of the scheduled Nolasco because the day game was expected to be warmer. The temperature at Fernandez's first pitch (38 degrees) was actually colder than at the beginning of Nolasco's start (42 degrees). Rookie manager Mike Redmond delivered the news to Nolasco about 2½ hours before the first game against the Minnesota Twins, and it did not go over well with him or his teammates. Standard protocol for doubleheaders is that veterans choose which game they want to pitch. Not only did Loria ignore th...

Marlins Owner Jeffrey Loria Reportedly Meddled With Starting Rotation, Drawing Ire of Miami Clubhouse

There may be no man in baseball more roundly hated by fans, players and team personnel than Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria. Not only has the team’s miserable production on the field (5-17 as of Friday, the worst mark in the majors) caused fans to avoid state-of-the-art Marlins Park like the plague, Loria’s seeming desire to control every aspect of his organization is continuing...

Miami Drops Another Close One

Kevin Slowey received run support on Thursday but it was not enough to give him his first win of the year as the Miami Marlins fell to the Chicago Cubs by a final of 4-3.   Slowey was in a position to win entering the sixth inning but allowed the tying run.   The Marlins are now 5-17 on the season and continue to be able to string two or more wins together.   Despite only being...

Marlins owner denies lineup tampering

Did Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria personally instruct his baseball staff to flip-flop starting pitchers in a doubleheader Tuesday against the Twins? Yes, according to a report by Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports. No, according to Loria. "I had nothing to do with the decision," Loria told on Friday. "I was informed of the decision by the baseball department...

Miami Marlins ‘higher ups’ are now making decisions on who should pitch and when they should pitch

You don’t need a reminder that the Miami Marlins is arguably one of the worst run organizations in sports. Between threatening to sue long-time season ticket holders and trying to get a player to buy house in Miami just two days before trading him, the Marlins have being a horrible organization down to a science.But on Tuesday, the “higher ups” in the Marlins organization decided...

Stanton Homers, Fish Fall Again

The Miami Marlins lost their third straight game to the Chicago Cubs on Saturday by a final tally of 3-2.  It wasn’t all bad news for Miami however as Giancarlo Stanton hit his first home run of the season.    The 472 foot blast cleared the scoreboard in left field in what was one of the longest home runs hit so far at Marlins Park.   With the loss, Miami is now 5-19 on the...

GIF: Giancarlo Stanton’s first home run of season goes over 470 ft

Tweet   The main power threat in the Miami Marlins lineup is right fielder Giancarlo Stanton and he might be able to hit a baseball further than anyone in MLB today. Last year Stanton hit this titanic blast at Coors Field in Colorado, which still may be in orbit. Saturday, he launched his first home [...]

Cishek gives up HR in ninth, Marlins fall to Cubs

MIAMI (AP) -- Luis Valbuena hit a tie-breaking solo home run in the ninth inning to lift the Chicago Cubs to a 4-3 win over the Miami Marlins on Thursday night. The Marlins fell to 5-17 which matches the worst start in franchise history through 22 games according to STATS. Miami had the same record in 1995. Shawn Camp (1-1) pitched the eighth and Carlos Marmol got the final three...

Giancarlo Stanton Hates April

Giancarlo Stanton is off to a slow start. The Miami Marlins are, too, which is anything but a surprise. With the second lowest payroll in the Bigs, they are a rebuilding team, coming off a fire sale this offseason. Stanton, by far the most talented player left on this team, ended 2012 in an impressive fashion. In the final 21 games of the season, he launched 8 home runs, 3 doubles...

GIF: Giancarlo Stanton’s first home run of season estimated over 470 ft

Tweet   The main power threat in the Miami Marlins lineup is right fielder Giancarlo Stanton and he might be able to hit a baseball further than anyone in MLB today. Last year Stanton hit this titanic blast at Coors Field in Colorado, which still may be in orbit. Saturday, he launched his first home [...]

Stanton ends HR drought, Marlins fall to Cubs

MIAMI (AP) -- Giancarlo Stanton's home run over the left-field scoreboard was estimated at 472 feet, the longest by a Miami player at Marlins Park. Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum believes it was longer. "I think they're a little short," Sveum said. Sveum, who played 12 years in the majors and has seen his fair share of home runs, ranks Stanton's as one of...

Cubs Take Another

The Marlins Marlins were beaten by the Chicago Cubs 4-2 on Friday in a game they trailed from the start.  Chicago has now taken the first two of the series and Miami has 18 losses on the year to go along with only five wins.   That record puts the Marlins on pace for the worst record in Major League Baseball history.   Currently, it’s good enough for worst this season in MLB...

Marlins struggle at plate, fall to Cubs

MIAMI (AP) -- Anthony Rizzo had two home runs and four RBIs to power the Cubs to a 4-2 victory over the Miami Marlins on Friday night, giving Chicago back-to-back wins for the first time this season. Rizzo's second career two-home run game gave him eight on the season, the most by a Cubs left-handed hitter in April. Billy Williams (1970) and Henry Rodriguez (2000) each hit seven...

Zone% by Batting Order Position

Giancarlo Stanton is struggling and Giancarlo Stanton’s teammates are terrible. These two things are true. These two might be related. It would make sense that these things are related, because the drop-off from Giancarlo Stanton to the guys hitting behind his is absurdly larger. Stanton has played in 16 games this season, and has hit third in all 16 of those games. The cleanup...
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