Found May 06, 2014 on Pro Sports Daily:
Back in September the Marlins signed Greg Dobbs to a one-year, $1.7 million contract extension that had people like me shaking their heads and now today they released the 35-year-old bench bat. Dobbs had a grand total of 13 plate appearances this season, which means the Marlins a) completely changed their opinion of him in what would be three games worth of playing time for a starting player, and b) paid him about $130,000 per plate appearance. Or maybe c) didn’t want him in the first place, but owner Jeffrey Loria loves him.

Jose Fernandez named NL Pitcher of the Month for April

Miami Marlins ace Jose Fernandez was voted National League Pitcher of the month for April. Fernandez went 4-1 with a 1.74 ERA (second) and 65 strikeouts (first) over seven starts. The 2013 NL Rookie of the Year earned monthly honors last July and August for first-year players. On Sunday in a no-decision, the 21-year-old became the first pitcher in Marlins history to allow fewer than...

Miami Marlins: First place Fish open road trip in San Diego

Henderson Alvarez has thrown three shutouts in his last eight starts. Marlins begin 11-game road trip against Padres The Miami Marlins completed an 8-1 homestand on Wednesday with a sweep of the New York Mets. Over Miami’s last four games (all wins), the Fish have notched three walk-off victories. On Wednesday, Marcell Ozuna’s sacrifice fly scored Giancarlo Stanton in the bottom...

Miami Marlins: Early turnaround simply remarkable

Mike Redmond’s Marlins are one of baseball’s early surprises. (Frank Couts) Marlins’ hot start a complete team effort While it’s still the first week of May, the Miami Marlins can move into first place in the National League East with a win on Wednesday and some help from the St. Louis Cardinals. After losing 100 games for just the second time in franchise history last...

Notebook: Christian Yelich taking advantage of bunt opportunities

MIAMI -- One game after blasting his first home run of the season, Miami Marlins left fielder Christian Yelich led off the third inning of Monday's 4-3 victory over the New York Mets with his fourth bunt base hit. It's an element to his game that didn't exist before. The 22-year-old has put in the time with third-base and outfield coach Brett Butler, who recorded 185...

Video: Marlins ball boy dives into stands to catch foul ball

Somebody give this guy a contract.During the third inning of Wednesday's Marlins-Mets game, Ruben Tejada hit a shot foul down the third base line that appeared to be heading into the stands. The Marlins ball boy had other ideas and wound up making a catch worthy of YouTube and SportsCenter greatness. Well, he almost made the catch.The ball boy's name is Trevor Takasc and...

Tom Koehler throws 8 shutout innings as Marlins sweep Mets with another walk-off win

MIAMI (AP) -- Marcell Ozuna hit a sacrifice fly with one out in the ninth inning, and the Miami Marlins completed a three-game sweep of the New York Mets by winning 1-0 Wednesday. Miami's Tom Koehler pitched eight innings to match a career high, and for the second consecutive start he didn't allow a run. The right-hander gave up two hits and one walk, lowering his ERA to...

Marlins get another walk-off win to sweep Mets

Make it three walk-off wins in four days for the high-flying Miami Marlins. Wednesday afternoon, Marcell Ozuna played the role of hero. His fly ball to center field with one out in the ninth inning off Kyle Farnsworth got just deep enough to allow Giancarlo Stanton to come racing home from third with the winning run in a 1-0 victory against the visiting New York Mets.

MMO Game Recap: Marlins 3, Mets 0

The problem with throwing away two games in three days, first a 6-0 lead on Saturday, and then a 3-0 lead last night, is that a night like tonight comes, when the opposing pitcher is good enough to pitch a shutout. Bartolo Colon started out shaky, but found his way through seven innings, but three runs were all the Marlins would need to beat the Mets 3-0 and take the second straight...

OJTB: Walked Off: Mets Fall to Marlins, 4-3

Entering the bottom of the eighth inning of Monday’s contest at Marlins Park, the Mets were riding high. LHP Jonathon Niese had limited the Miami Marlins’ offense, and New York (16-15) held a 3-0 lead. Then, the proverbial roof crashed. Miami (17-15) tied the contest against RHP Daisuke Matsuzaka in the eighth and prevailed, 4-3, on 3B Casey McGehee’s RBI single in the bottom...

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Game Preview: Mets @ Marlins

The Mets were able to escape Denver with a win and now head into Miami two games above .500 in an incredibly close NL East. The Marlins continued their stark home / away split since playing the Mets earlier in the season sweeping the Braves at home and taking the series from the Dodgers. This led to the Braves actually accusing the Marlins of stealing signs because of the home and...

Marlins at Padres game preview

TV: FOX Sports Florida Time: Pregame coverage begins at 9:30 p.m. Following another successful homestand, the Miami Marlins are hopeful that they can finally turn around their abysmal road record when they set out on their longest trip of the season. The Marlins could use a better outing from Jacob Turner if they want to get that trek off to a winning start Thursday night against...

MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Marlins, 7:10 PM

The Mets conclude their road trip with a three-game set against the Miami Marlins beginning tonight at 7:10 PM. Miami owns the best home record in the majors at 14-5 at Marlins Park this season. Jon Niese (2-2, 2.20 ERA) opposes right-hander Nathan Eovaldi (2-1, 2.58) in the series opener.  Niese has pitched nine consecutive starts allowing three runs or less, tied for...

Marlins' Henderson Alvarez goes distance, shuts out Mets

MIAMI (AP) -- Henderson Alvarez pitched a six-hitter for his second shutout this season, and the Miami Marlins won again at home, beating the New York Mets 3-0 Tuesday night. Miami improved to a major league-best 16-5 at Marlins Park, and is 7-1 on its current homestand with one game left. The Marlins clinched the series and have won seven of their eight home series -- they are 2...

Alvarez shuts out Mets; Marlins 7-1 on homestand

The mystique of Marlins Park has the baseball world befuddled. How to explain why the Marlins have turned virtually unbeatable at home when they rarely win anywhere else? After Tuesday's 3-0 win over the Mets, they are 7-1 on this homestand with a matinee finale remaining Wednesday, and 16-5 at home this season. The Braves' suspicions last week that their signs were being...
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