Found January 09, 2012 on
The Outside Corner:
While the Marlins have become big-spenders this off-season, they’ve always built their teams from within. That, of course, has only brought them periodic success, and it only gave them a fifth place finish as Hanley Ramirez had his worst professional season and Josh Johnson was lost early on to shoulder surgery. Michael Dunn made the biggest rookie impact by having a pretty Michael Dunn-like season - lots of strikeouts and lots of walks. Brad Hand also got thrown into major-league duty, but it was pretty obvious that he was rushed. Heading into 2012, there aren’t any major prospects really knocking on the door, but the Marlins are taking advantage of their new stadium and adding free-agents to fill needs.
Most of the minor-league talent is in the lower minors anyway. Of the top 10 prospects below, 4 played in Low-A, 2 played in High-A, and one will be making his full-season debut in 2012. Low-A Greensboro had tons of position player talent in Christian Yelich, Marcell Ozuna, JT Rea...
BEST OF MAXIM
During an incredibly busy offseason, three Miami Marlins staff members found time to train literally for a marathon and a half.
President David Samson, general manager Michael Hill and equipment manager John Silverman on Sunday completed Goofy’s Race and Half Challenge at Disney. What distinguishes this event? It entails running a half marathon on Saturday (13. 1 miles) followed...
Fox Sports Florida is giving fans some last glimpses of the Florida Marlins. Starting Wednesday through Feb. 29, the network will re-air eight of the club’s top games from last season. Here’s the list:
Airdate: Wednesday, Jan. 11 (12 p.m.)
Game date: Friday, April 1, 2011
Fans watched Josh Johnson take a no-hitter into the seventh inning; Buck hit a grand slam in his Marlins...
Miami Marlins chat with Juan Rodriguez
This mustachioed masterpiece is a former 1st round pick (selected twice in different drafts) and had a respectable, albeit brief career with the Phillies. In 9 MLB seasons, this man played for nearly that many teams. With neither speed nor power, he was overall a dud, but his lusty 1.319 pinch hitting OPS with the Phils is a nice achievement. Go ahead and name that Phillie...___________________...
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - He was ejected for arguing balls and strikes. He was suspended six games for arguing with...
Marlins intend on making it interesting this season. (Photo: Bocaratontribune.com)With the official start of Spring Training a little more than 50 days away excitement levels are high in Philly and other baseball towns across America. Even here in Virginia Beach, we are talking baseball on a regular basis. People around here are tired of hearing me talk about the the Phillies...
Newly acquired starting pitcher Carlos Zambrano will be leaving his Venezuelan team on the wishes of the Marlins.
In the inaugural edition of MSF’s baseball podcast “Call to the Bullpen” Corey D’Souza and I look at where remaining free agents Prince Fielder and Edwin Jackson may end up, and they analyze the Carlos Zambrano trade to the Miami Marlins from the Chicago Cubs and what that could mean for each team.
To close things out, Pat and Corey look at the players on the ballot for...