Found June 06, 2013 on Fox Sports:
It may have been a college professor, or perhaps a commentator on Yahoo! Answers, that once stated, "Perception is a reality, but perception is not reality itself." Such is true in the world of sports. Observations are not in short supply, and thanks to amplified coverage and presence of social media, some mindsets become repeated and echoed, thus transforming into perceived actualities. The diamond has its fair share of supposed infallibilities. "Don't bat left-handers together in the lineup" is a personal favorite, as well as the decree that "closers can't pitch in non-save situations." Watching a few broadcasts over the weekend, one maxim that reared its head multiple times was the conviction that "hitting starts to heat up over the summer." It's an adage baseball fans have heard multiple times, so much so that it's become an accepted truth. Moreover, it's an assumption that many fantasy owners take to heart when their...

Marlins end up with solitary focus on position players

The Miami Marlins went heavy on position players in the second day of the MLB Draft on Friday. Miami picked eight position players, including shortstop Ben Deluzio of Orlando First Academy in the third round and Cal State Fullerton junior catcher Chad Wallach, the son of longtime major-league third baseman Tim Wallach, in the fifth round. Marlins director of scouting Stan Meek said...

Marlins take UNC 3B Colin Moran with sixth pick

The Miami Marlins selected North Carolina third baseman Colin Moran with the sixth overall pick in the MLB Draft on Thursday night.Moran is arguably the best player on the nation's No. 1 ranked team. The junior from Rye, N.Y., is hitting .357 with 13 home runs, 84 RBIs and 69 runs for North Carolina (52-8).The 6-foot-3, 215-pound Moran has been a decorated collegiate player,...

Marlins rumors: Ricky Nolasco is available

The Miami Marlins showed this offseason that they're willing to trade basically anyone on their team. With the way they've started the season you wouldn't think that this has changed. As such, it's not surprising to see that right-handed starting pitcher Ricky Nolasco is available, according to Joe Frisaro of Nolasco is the Marlins' highest-paid player...

ASU's Williams taken by Marlins with 44th pick

Arizona State pitcher Trevor Williams was selected by the Miami Marlins with the 44th overall pick in the second round of the MLB draft on Thursday. Williams, a junior, went 6-6 this season in 16 starts with an ERA of 4.12, but his career ERA of 2.99 is tied for the fifth-lowest in the program's modern history. He threw three complete games this season while striking out 81...

Miami Marlins Fans Get Angry About a Flip of the Bat?

File this under one of the dumbest things to ever get mad about. On Monday Domonic Brown of the Philadelphia Phillies hit a home run against the Miami Marlins. As he watched the ball fly out of the park he flipped his bat towards the dugout--and that has made the Marlins Faithful mad. Really. Forget the little dance/bow after he rounds the bases. It's the bat flip that has...

The Phils take the series from the Marlins thanks to a walk-off grand slam home run by John Mayberry, Jr., winning in eleven innings, 7-3.

The Phils win their series with the fish thanks to John Mayberry, Jr.’s walk-off grand-slam home run in the eleventh, beating the Marlins, 7-3. The Marlins took the lead in the top of the second as, with runners on second and third, and with nobody out, Casey Kotchman hits an RBI ground out, 6-3, knocking in Marcell Ozuna, who had started the inning off with a double, then moved...

Daily Notes: To Miami’s Credit, Very Briefly

Table of Contents Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of the Daily Notes. 1. Featured Game: Miami at New York NL, 19:10 ET 2. Today’s MLB.TV Free Game 3. Today’s Complete Schedule Featured Game: Miami at New York NL, 19:10 ET Introduction It is very much the case that the Miami Marlins, as an organization, are prone to damnable fiscal maneuvers and deserve censure...

Marlins and Mets rained out; Sept 14 makeup

Updates with probable pitchers for Saturday and Sunday. The Miami Marlins' series opener at the New York Mets on Friday night was postponed because of rain, The game was rescheduled as part of a single-admission doubleheader on Sept. 14 at 4:10 p.m. It was the second straight rainout for the Mets, who were washed out at the Washington Nationals on Thursday. The matchup of...

Brown Homers Again, Hamels Shuts Down Marlins for Sweep

On a beautiful Wednesday afternoon, the Phillies beat the Marlins, 6-1, finally getting back to the .500 mark with a sweep. They’re back level ground for the first time since they were 6-6. It’s also the first time the Phils have won four straight games. As my colleague Corey Seidman pointed out via twitter, the Phillies have scored at least six runs in four consecutive games...

Marlins End 6-Game Trip at Citi Field

The Miami Marlins swept the New York Mets over the weekend, but were the victims of a sweep in Philadelphia. The Phillies took all three games from the Marlins as Miami’s six-game road trip got off to an 0-3 start. The good news for Miami is that the trip concludes in Citi Field against the [...]

Game Preview: Marlins vs Mets

The Marlins come back to Citi Field tonight as the Mets look for vengeance after being swept by the Marlins last weekend. There’s not a lot of certainty in this series thanks to Mother Nature. Last night’s game was rained out and the current plan is to have Harvey still start to night, move Marcum tomorrow and have Niese go on Sunday. It’s also supposed to rain today, and tonight...

Marlins-Mets Preview

After the Miami Marlins surprisingly swept the New York Mets last weekend, Tropical Storm Andrea could wash out the teams' meeting Friday night at Citi Field and a scheduled matchup of two of the best young pitchers in baseball. Jose Fernandez and the Marlins try to avoid matching a dubious team record, while Matt Harvey looks to help the Mets gain a measure of revenge. Miami...

Moran Taken Sixth Overall In MLB Draft

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - North Carolina junior third baseman Colin Moran was selected sixth overall by the Miami Marlins in the 2013 MLB Draft Thursday night. Moran becomes the 19th Tar Heel to be drafted in the first round and the seventh since 2006.

Marlins-Mets rained out

NEW YORK The Miami Marlins' series opener at the New York Mets on Friday night was postponed because of rain. The game was rescheduled as part of a single-admission doubleheader on Sept. 14 at 4:10 p.m. It was the second straight rainout for the Mets, who were washed out at the Washington Nationals on Thursday. The Marlins and Mets will play on Saturday at 1:10 p.m. on Fox Sports Florida.

Previewing the 2013 MLB Draft for the Tigers

For the first time since selecting Jacob Turner with the ninth overall pick in the 2009 MLB Draft, the Detroit Tigers will make a first round selection. This season’s pick, 20th overall, comes on the heels of a 2012 draft where the club did not make its first selection until the second round (91st overall).
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