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What else can baseball fans do in January but dream of October? In You May Say I'm a Dreamer, the Outside Corner staff will imagine the route to a World Series in 2013 title for all 30 teams.
Jeffrey Loria's master plan has worked: the Miami Marlins are World Champions for the third time in 21 seasons despite shedding nearly $60 million from their 2012 payroll. Baseball purists around the country are sick to their stomach about what this will mean in the future for teams looking to rebuild, but you can't deny that Miami's approach in 2013 was successful.
Despite Loria demanding all of the praise for the success of the Marlins, he didn't win the World Series - the team on the field did. And that team was led by right fielder Giancarlo Stanton, who hit 48 home runs and posted a .991 OPS en route to winning the NL MVP award. Stanton solidified his status as one of the best players in baseball after his 2013 season, and has set himself up for a massive payday...
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JUPITER, Fla. Upon entering the Miami Marlins spring clubhouse at Roger Dean Stadium, one sees a rectangle-shaped room outlined with wooden lockers against the walls.
A group of temporary cubicles resides in the middle. Walk to the far side of the black metal section, and there are three consecutive lockers assigned to players wearing Nos. 76-77-78.
Don't be fooled by the high...
Well, the big-name free agent thing didn't work out this time. This offseason, the Marlins basically stripped the big league club down to its bare bones are once again in rebuilding mode. While the basbeall forecast is for rough weather in Miami this summer, there is some serious young talent at both the major league and minor league level. If developed to full potential, this...
Out of all of the bizarre injuries we've written about this winter, none of them have taken place on the field...until now. Miami Marlins first baseman Casey Kotchman cut the ring and middle fingers on his right hand when he grabbed a pop up machine that was falling over. The injury required four stitches, and Kotchman doesn't know when he'll be able to play following...
In the This Is My Nightmare series, we'll take a look at what the absolute worst case scenario for each team would be in 2013. Think of it as the negative complement to our You May Say I'm A Dreamer series that we'll be running during our preview series.
Coming up with a nightmare scenario for a team that literally sold off every major free agent acquisition they...
Continuing from our season preview of the Miami Marlins earlier today...
What should you expect from a very young Marlins rotation?
Aside from Ricky Nolasco, this is a very inexperienced batch of pitchers. You've got Henderson Alvarez (251 career innings), Wade LeBlanc (362 career innings), Nate Eovaldi (154 career innings), and Jacob Turner (67 2/3 career ininngs) getting...
What do you get when your team goes hog wild in the free agent market, loses 93 games, and then proceeds to sell off all of those awesome free agents they spent a ton of money on the prior offseason? The 2013 Miami Marlins, of course. It's essentially Giancarlo Stanton and a bunch of others in Miami this season, and everyone is expecting things to be a disaster for the Marlins...
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Marlins first baseman Casey Kotchman became the latest MLB player to suffer a bizarre injury after he hurt himself while preventing a pop-up machine from falling over.
Our first week of previews is in the books, and we're moving on to week number two today. This week's featured division is the NL East, and we're going to kick things off today with the Miami Marlins. We'll be rolling out the usual schedule today with the Marlins, and I hope you all enjoy looking at our previews of one of the most depressing teams in baseball.
How does one really be an x-factor on a team as depressing as the Miami Marlins? You've got the superstar in Giancarlo Stanton, you have the past their prime veterans in Juan Pierre and Placido Polanco, you have the youngsters who might not be ready for primetime in Rob Brantly, Adeiny Hechavarria, 60% of the starting rotation...where can you find an x-factor on this team? Well...
Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria fleeced taxpayers, teased with a big budget team for a year and then, bam, pulled the rug from underneath everyone. No one more so than (now) Blue Jays SS Jose Reyes. The...
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