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I’m currently in Jupiter, Florida, as a guest both of (a) my 91-year-old grandfather and (a) the Miami Marlins of Florida. Today was the third and final day on the backfields here, and what follows represents the third and final installment of mediocre analysis on same. (Read Day 1 and Day 2.)
BEST OF MAXIM
Carlos Zambrano had his worst start as a member of the Miami Marlins thus far in Wednesday’s 6-3 loss to the Houston Astros. The loss is insignificant but the worrisome part was the five walks allowed by Zambrano. With only one start to go before the regular season, the veteran will look to turn things around against the New York Yankees at Marlins Park in five days....
THE KEY WORD IS 'TASTEFUL'
Yes, that is Marlins outfielder Logan Morrison pictured above.
And yes, he’s dressed as a mermaid on the cover of the Miami New Times. And though, that picture is weird enough in itself, the outtakes are even weirder.
Via Miami New Times
Marlins’ outfielder Logan Morrison is known for his twitter antics, which got him demoted to the minor league last season.
Today he commented on the team’s controversial home run feature that is basically a conglomeration of moving fish and flashing rainbow colors.
Seizure or not, this thing is an embarrassment.
In his final start before the regular season, Josh Johnson was in mid-season form striking out nine Washington Nationals’ hitters in a 3-2 Miami Marlins loss on Friday night. The Marlins now have only three games left before Opening Night with two of those coming at Marlins Park. For the Spring, the Marlins sit at 10-12.
Johnson finishes the Spring with a 2-2 record...
The Miami Marlins have released outfielder Aaron Rowand according to Joe Frisaro of MLB.com. The Marlins signed him back in December 2011.
Rowand hit .233/.274/.347 with 4 HR's and 21 RBI's in 331 AB's with the Giants in 2011 before he was released in September. The 34-year old is a career .273/.330/.435 hitter with 136 HR's and 536 RBI's in 4374 AB's throughout...
Key Stats: Since 2006, Hanley Ramirez's first year in baseball (minus the 2 PA's in '05), he has averaged a .301 AVG, 22 HR, 103 R, 72 RBI and 36 steals. Toss out the 92 game 2011 season caused by injury, and his numbers turn into a .313 AVG, 25 HR, 112 R, 78 RBI and 39 steals. Hanley is an elite talent and depending on your skills preference is arguably the best shortstop...
25-year old right-handed reliever Jose Ceda is out indefinitely due to an elbow sprain. Ceda, who was making a run to be a middle reliever in the Miami Marlins' bullpen, will likely require Tommy John surgery. The surgery, as most people know, takes around a year to recover from.
Ceda is a 6'4", 280 LB rookie, has pitched 5 games (7.1 IP) this Spring, sporting a 1...
Read the methodology behind the ratings here. Remember that the grading scale is 20-80, with 50 representing league average.
2012 Organizational Rankings
#30 – Baltimore
#29 – Houston
#28 – Oakland
#27 – Pittsburgh
#26 – San Diego
#25 – Minnesota
#24 – Chicago White Sox
#23 – Seattle
Miami’s 2011 Ranking: 17th
2012 Outlook: 53 (14th)
The biggest strength for the...
As Spring Training winds down, the always entertaining, often illuminating and frequently controversial Ozzie Guillen is currently settling into his role as the brand new Miami Marlins manager. He recently engaged in a Twitter interview with GQ writer Dan Hyman to discuss a multitude of topics baseball-related and otherwise, but by far the most [...]
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) -- Lucas Harrell gave up one unearned run in five innings for the Houston Astros on Wednesday in a 6-3 victory over the Miami Marlins.
Making a late bid for a spot in the Astros' rotation, Harrell scattered three hits and walked none in his first start of the spring.
Marlins starter Carlos Zambrano walked five in four innings for the Marlins.
From the CPL
The Morehead City Marlins have officially launched their new website and catchphrase in advance of the highly anticipated 2012 season.
The Marlins have teamed up with PrestoSports, a Maryland based sports web design company, for a fresh new and interactive page design, so fans may now easily navigate in style.
“PrestoSports is very excited to be partners...
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) Anibal Sanchez put to rest any questions about the Miami Marlins' rotation.
Sanchez allowed a run in five innings, including Carlos Beltran's second homer, and the Miami Marlins beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-1 Thursday.
Sanchez had been limited to three starts this spring because of a sore shoulder. He gave up two hits and a walk.
Matt Holliday walked...
Giancarlo Stanton and Logan Morrison returned to the lineup for the Florida Marlins, who lost to the Washington Nationals 3-2 Friday night.
Stanton, who had not played since March 11 because of wrist and knee injuries, went 0 for 2 with a walk. Morrison was out with troublesome knee since March 13. He had an RBI single in three at-bats.
Ian Desmond homered to left on the first...