Found April 26, 2013 on The Victory Formation:
In old and completely beaten into the ground news, Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria is an idiot. This time, though, it is from overruling his General Manager and Manager and dictating on the field lineup changes. Wait, the owner is doing this, you ask. Yes, the owner. The same scumbag who ruined the once proud Montreal Expos only to get a free pass and somehow be allowed to ruin another Major League franchise, is now acting as baseball’s version of Jerry Jones, equipped with an equally creepy tan. Loria personally directed a lineup change that flip-flopped starting pitchers Jose Fernandez and Ricky Nolasco in Tuesday’s doubleheader. Reportedly this, along with his other constant meddling with on-field decisions, has left Marlins’ players furious with the owner. Loria wanted Fernandez, the 20-year-old phenom, to pitch during the day game, when the weather would be warmer. In a truly karmic twist, the weather was warmer during the night game. Baseball tradition usually allows the veteran pitcher to choose which game of a double-header he will pitch in. Tradition doesn’t mean jack to Loria though. Come on, have you seen that stadium? Or those terrible Marlins uniforms? Loria put manager Mike Redmond in a terrible [...]

Marlins owner fiddling with lineup?

Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria reportedly overrode manager Mike Redmond's plan for who would pitch in the team's doubleheader against the Twins this week.

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...

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's home run clears scoreboard

Miami Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton hit his first home run of the year on Saturday night in his 18th game. Stanton got his money's worth with the moonshot, as his first inning homer off of Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Travis Wood traveled an estimated 440 feet and went over the scoreboard in left field at Marlins Park. Last May, Stanton hit a similar blast that broke...

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...

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 [...]

Giancarlo Stanton hits mammoth home run over scoreboard

Miami Marlins’ Giancarlo Stanton hit the longest home-run in Marlin Park history Saturday against the Chicago Cubs. The first-inning shot off of Travis Wood traveled a reported 472-feet and landed over the scoreboard in left field. This epic blast ended a 27-game homerless streak for Stanton.

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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