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The top 10 MLB left fielders headed into spring training 2017

While not having the proven depth of many other positions, there are still a number of dangerous bats that lineup in left field. All but one player that checks in on this top 10 list hit at least 20 home runs, and five connected for 30. That is a potent collection of power, especially considering that this is far from a one-trick pony position. It is also an area that is home to...
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Giancarlo Stanton, Christian Yelich combine for 3 RBI against Cardinals

CARDINALS 7, MARLINS 4 At Jupiter, Florida, Yadier Molina, Aledmys Diaz and Eric Fryer had two hits apiece for St. Louis. Molina and Fryer each drove in two runs. Miami's Christian Yelich, who is slated to play for Team USA in the WBC, had two hits and two RBIs. Giancarlo Stanton doubled in in a run for the Marlins, and Dan Straily worked a scoreless inning.
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Christian Yelich, Justin Bour each blast 3rd-inning homers for Marlins

MARLINS 8, CARDINALS 7 At Jupiter, Florida, Christian Yelich and Justin Bour homered off closer Seung Hwan Oh in the third inning, and Matt den Dekker added a two-run single in the fifth. Marlins starter Edinson Volquez gave up a run without a hit in his one inning of work. New Cardinals center fielder Dexter Fowler walked twice and scored twice, and Matt Carpenter hit a three-run homer.
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Marlins' Yelich expected to add power, center field glove

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) If Giancarlo Stanton wasn't launching moonshots on a regular basis, Christian Yelich might be the talk of the Miami Marlins' outfield. ''I think (Yelich) is a star right now,'' manager Don Mattingly said. Mattingly expects the left-handed hitting Yelich, a former Gold Glove winner, current member of Team USA for the World Baseball Classic and a career .293...
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Yelich, Bour go deep in victory to begin spring

The ball was flying out of Roger Dean Stadium on Saturday afternoon, and Tyler Moore's drive in the seventh inning ended up being the difference in the Marlins' 8-7 victory over the Cardinals in the Grapefruit League opener. Christian Yelich and Justin Bour also homered for Miami, and Matt Carpenter homered and drove in three for St. Louis.
3 days ago

Marlins will allow players to grow facial hair following ban last season

When Don Mattingly took over as manager of the Miami Marlins before last season, a ban on facial hair was put in place.But so many players complained about it that Mattingly decided to lift the ban, and so beards and mustaches will be permitted this season.“It was a constant fight last year, honestly, with guys,” Mattingly said, per Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald.“It just...
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Christian Yelich Is an Under-the-Radar NL MVP Candidate in 2017

Making a name for yourself in the Miami Marlins outfield in recent years hasn’t been all that easy, but Christian Yelich has found a way to carve out some attention for himself in South Beach. Probably not enough yet, though. It’s tough when Giancarlo Stanton grabs headlines every time he punishes a baseball, or when Marcell Ozuna‘s name is either swirling in trade rumors or...
Via The Sports Daily
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch radio host literally eat crow after losing bet to Christian Yelich

Brendan Tobin, a host on Miami’s 790-AM The Ticket, can breathe a big sigh of relief after making good on his bet with Marlins outfielder Christian Yelich. And what Tobin was forced to do after losing said bet was tough to swallow, to say the least.The wager between Tobin and Yelich was made last August. The radio host proclaimed he would eat crow if Yelich hit 20 home runs by...
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Miami radio host will literally eat crow after losing bet over Christian Yelich

The Miami Marlins fell to .500 after a tough loss against the Washington Nationals on Thursday. The game was largely uneventful for Miami as three errors and just four mediocre innings from Tom Koehler led to the defeat. One of the Marlins runs’ came from a Christian Yelich solo homer in the seventh. Insignificant, right? Wrong. With Yelich’s 20th home run, Miami radio host Brendan...
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September 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Marlins OF jabs Dolphins WR for kneeling during anthem

There was some Miami professional athlete-on-athlete crime on Sunday. Kenny Stills was one of four Dolphins players to take a knee during the national anthem prior to the Dolphins’ game with the Seahawks Sunday, following a trend started by Colin Kaepernick during the preseason. During the game, Stills made a major mistake when he dropped a long bomb that should have gone for...
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September 11, 2016  |  Discuss

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