Found April 22, 2013 on More Hardball:
Giancarlo Stanton was on the brink of stardom and ready to challenge the world as MLB's perennial homerun champion (crushed 93 HR through his age 22 season).  However, his team (Miami Marlins) traded away the rest of the club's talent and provided him with no supporting cast. This season has been a complete waste.  He's yet to hit a homerun, and only yesterday did he finally collect a RBI.  He's batting .188/.545 on the season and has committed 4 errors.  He voiced his displeasure with the team using Twitter and one has to wonder if he remains disgruntled and hoping to play his way onto another team via trade.  All other 29 squads would lineup at the chance to reel in the young slugging Marlin if he were to be put on the trading block.  But until then, he is forced to hit in a lineup with the likes of Juan Pierre, Greg Dobbs, Placido Polanco, Donovan Solano, Rob Brantly, Chris Coghlan, Justin Ruggiano, Adeiny Hechavarria, Chris Valaika, Miguel Olivo, and Austin Kearn...

Marlins rookie Jose Fernandez sees snow for first time in life

Seeing snow in Minnesota during the month of April isn't all that unusual. In fact, folks around the state are pretty accustomed to it.What is unusual, though, is seeing snow at all for Miami Marlins rookie pitcher Jose Fernandez. Apparently, the 20-year-old had never seen snow flakes until Monday when Miami's game against the Twins was postponed due to inclement weather...

Justin Upton And Six Others Have More Home Runs Than The Miami Marlins

Everyone anticipated that the Miami Marlins were going to be offensively challenged after trading the likes of Jose Reyes and others during their offseason fire-sale. However, after 19 contests the Marlins are a pathetic 4-15 nestled in the basement of the NL East . In 688 plate appearances Marlins hitters have gone yard only six times on the season, that is an average of one home...

Rank relief: The Miami Marlins have lots of problems

Jon Rauch stares at Todd Frazier’s bases clearing double The Marlins were able to win one of the four game series against the Reds and were tied today going into the 7th.  Then Jon Rauch showed up for work.  He didn’t land in a great situation, coming into the game with the bases loaded courtesy of Alex Sanabia.  The bases were loaded via a walk and two hits.  Rauch came...

Twins, Marlins double down after snowy night

The Minnesota Twins and Miami Marlins finished at the bottom of their divisions in 2012. While things appear to be looking up for the Twins, the Marlins may be even worse off. Minnesota can match its longest winning streak from 2012 when it meets visiting Miami in the opener of a split doubleheader Tuesday. A 5-3 road win against the White Sox on Sunday gave the Twins (8-7) their...

Eight Run Seventh Puts Fish Away

The Cincinnati Reds put together an eight run inning in the seventh that took more than 40 minutes to complete and that was the deciding factor in their 10-6 win over the Miami Marlins on Sunday.   The final score makes the game look a closer than it really was after Miami put up four in the ninth inning.   Miami is now 4-15 on the year which is the worst record in Major League...

Fernandez gives up runs, Marlins fall to Twins

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Oswaldo Arcia hit his first career home run and Kevin Correia gave up two runs in seven innings, leading the Minnesota Twins over the Miami Marlins 4-3 Tuesday in the opener of a day-night doubleheader. Arcia's three-run homer in the fourth backed Correia (2-1), who allowed five hits and struck out five. The Twins shrugged off yet another chilly day at Target...

How Big a Year is This for Giancarlo Stanton?

The Marlins and the Twins are playing a doubleheader on Tuesday. In the first inning of the first game, Giancarlo Stanton faced Kevin Correia with a man on, and Correia threw a first-pitch fastball at 89 miles per hour down the heart. Stanton swung and grounded into a double play, and one of the Marlins’ broadcasters remarked that it was probably Stanton’s best swing in a week...

Marlins-Twins Preview

The Minnesota Twins and Miami Marlins both finished at the bottom of their respective divisions in 2012. While things appear to be looking up for the Twins, the Marlins may be even worse off. Minnesota can match its longest winning streak from 2012 with a victory Monday night against Miami as the teams begin a two-game series at Target Field. A 5-3 road win against the White Sox...
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