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Marlins activate C Jeff Mathis from 15-day DL

DENVER (AP) The Miami Marlins have activated catcher Jeff Mathis from the 15-day disabled list. He is available to play in the series opener against the Colorado Rockies on Friday. In a corresponding move the Marlins designated catcher Jhonatan Solano for assignment. Mathis, 32, broke his right hand early in the season and was placed on the disabled list April 13. He had just six...
Via AP on Fox
54 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Series preview: Miami Marlins vs. Colorado Rockies

The Miami Marlins are traveling to Denver this weekend to take on the Colorado Rockies in a 3-games series that pits two teams that have struggled for the most part this season, but find themselves playing better of late. Miami has won each of its last two series over the Chicago Cubs and New York Mets, taking two games from each team. Before that stretch, the Marlins had dropped...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

The New Marlins Manager Went On A Fun F-Bomb Tirade, Got Kicked Out

A couple weeks ago I had to sit here and read Twitter baseball experts tell me how horrible it was that the Marlins hired their GM, Dan Jennings, to be the new head coach after they fired Mike Redmond. Sure, Jennings has like zero managerial experience. Sure, he was a suit who wasn’t used to the daily grind of being a manager. Guess what? The Marlins aren’t in last in the NL...
Via Busted Coverage
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Junior Lake causes benches to clear with taunt

Your browser does not support iframes. During the sixth inning of Wednesday’s game between the Cubs and Marlins, tempers flared and benches cleared following a home run by Junior Lake. Lake launched a home run to left field off of Marlins pitcher Dan Haren and took a moment to admire it. A bat flip followed...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Marlins still waiting on custom-designed plane

MIAMI (AP) -- The Miami Marlins have been slow out the gate this year, and their new custom-designed team plane has yet to get off the ground. Team officials leased a Boeing 767-200 from a private company during the offseason and ordered it retrofitted with extra-large seats, couches, a massage table and card tables. But the Marlins are still waiting for the plane to be finished...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Advertising Disaster, Marlins Fail Trying To Troll Cubs

In the movie “Back to the Future II,” made in 1989, there was a prediction that indicated the Chicago Cubs would beat “Miami” to win the World Series on October 21, 2015. Since then, the Miami Marlins have run a huge marketing campaign with the slogan “Rewrite the Future,” except there’s one huge problem. Back To The Future Prediction Marty McFly, Michael J. Fox...
Via Sports Mockery
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jose Fernandez eager to return to Marlins after 'lonely' recovery from injury

Miami Marlins right-handed Jose Fernandez is inching closer towards returning to the hill after over a year of rehab stemming from Tommy John surgery to repair his elbow, a period of his life he admits was tough to deal with at times. Joining MLB Network's "MLB Tonight" before the Marlins' game on Tuesday, Fernandez discussed his rehab, which has been progressing in the past few...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins option Steve Cishek to AA

The Miami Marlins‘ early struggles of  2015 season don’t seem to be getting better any time soon.  They have already fired their manager and have dropped nine of the last thirteen games.  Now they have decided to option former closer Steve Cishek to their AA ball club as reported by Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com. The veteran righty came into the 2015 season regarded as the Marlins’...
Via Baseball Essential
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Cishek to work on mechanics in minors

The Miami Marlins are hoping a trip to the minor leagues will straighten out what is wrong with former closer Steve Cishek. Cishek was optioned to the club’s Double-A affiliate in Jacksonville on Monday.  But manager Dan Jennings told the Miami Herald that he doesn’t think the demotion will be a long term deal.  Cishek, who had 73 saves the last two seasons for the Marlins...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Giancarlo Stanton eats a Kit Kat like a savage

Normally I would say a 25-year-old athlete who is currently signed to a $325 million contract can eat his food however he pleases, but this just isn’t right. On Monday, Miami Marlins infielder Dee Gordon shared a photo of Giancarlo Stanton eating a Kit Kat bar. If you’re wondering why we blurred the above photo...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Panik: The Other Brandon Crawford

Strictly based on WAR, the top middle-infield tandem so far has been playing half the time in Miami. The season hasn’t been a complete disaster for the Marlins, because they’ve observed steps forward by Dee Gordon and Adeiny Hechavarria, and that bodes well for the future, if the present is a little bit shot. Also […]
Via Fangraphs
4 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Power Rankings (June Edition): How Good are the Marlins?

on April 16, 2015 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Today is the first day of June, which means it’s time for our updated MLB power rankings.  The end of each month marks a good time to evaluate where each team stands in the league as a whole. Find out where Justin Dyer ranks Giancarlo Stanton, Henderson Alvarez and the Miami...
Via TopSportsReport
4 days ago  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Marlins 4, Mets 3

The Miami Marlins (19-30) defeated the Mets (27-22) by a score of 4-3 tonight at Citi Field. Despite striking out eleven batters, Matt Harvey‘s fate was sealed early on when Justin Bour took him deep for a three-run home run in the fourth inning. Altogether, Harvey let up four runs and six hits over eight innings. He fell to 5-3 on the season. Harvey has let up eleven earned runs...
Via Mets Merized Online
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Marlins’ Mr. Dependable: Appreciating Ichiro Suzuki

The Miami Marlins have never been a model of stability. An organization known for frequent roster and managerial changes, the Marlins have continued their trend of upheaval in 2015. After firing manager Mike Redmond and replacing him with General Manager Dan Jennings, the Fish are in the midst of yet another turbulent transition. Lost in the discussion of Miami’s most recent shakeup...
Via Standing O Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Dee Gordon thought Marlins’ manager hire was a joke

Just like the rest of us, Dee Gordon thought it was a joke when he learned his Miami Marlins named its GM the new manager. Gordon told ESPN during an interview on Thursday that he thought teammate Giancarlo Stanton was joking when he told him about the new manager. “When I got word of it,...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Why did Marlins players skip team charity event?

The Miami Marlins held their annual "Fish 'N Chips Casino Party" Thursday night, which is normally an opportunity for their fans a chance to interact with the team's current and former players as well as the coaches. Unfortunately, none of the players on the current Marlins roster showed up to this year's event.Considering the admission charge for the big night was $100 for singles...
Via Holdout Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

The Marlins’ Middle-Infield Magic Trick

The Miami Marlins have been in the news this week, because they did something that’s at worst kind of stupid, and at best pretty confusing. But the Marlins only did something newsworthy in the first place because the team, overall, has been an early disappointment, and disappointing baseball teams tend to leave a few people […]
Via Fangraphs
16 days ago  |  Discuss

The Marlins, managers and the changing game

On Sunday, the Marlins fired manager Mike Redmond. It’s what teams do when they find themselves performing worse than expected, even if expectations of contention were probably less realistic than the hype would have suggested. The manager is the fall guy when things go badly, though, and things are going badly in Miami, so Redmond […]
Via Fangraphs
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins: Is Dan Jennings the answer at manager?

After being swept by the Mets in mid-April the Miami Marlins were 3-10, and team ownership made no secret of manager Mike Redmond’s position firmly atop the hot seat. The team then won nine of ten games including a five game winning streak, and Redmond’s job seemed to be safe. However, now in mid-May the Marlins sit at 16-22, falling fast, and owner Jeffrey Loria has seen enough...
Via isportsweb.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Conine’s stint as Marlins manager must have been shortest in MLB history according to this report

Mike Redmond became the first managerial casualty of the 2015 season over the weekend.  The Miami Marlins fired their manager with the team off to a disappointing 16-22 start this season. What followed was a handy lesson in the value in being right versus the value in being first. When the dust cleared from Redmond, USA Today’s Bob Nightengale reported that former Marlin and...
Via Awful Announcing
18 days ago  |  Discuss

The next Marlins manager is, of course, their general manager

Just in case you thought the Miami Marlins somehow couldn’t get *more* dysfunctional, their situation just turned into even more of a mess. Their new manager, replacing the deposed Mike Redmond, will be…general manager Dan Jennings. dan jennings is indeed the next marlins manager, according to sources. — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) May 18, 2015 Bobby Cox, this is not. Jennings...
Via The Outside Corner
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeffrey Loria’s Quick Hook Continues to Set Marlins Back

Sportsnaut Guest Post – Written by Robin Hill Art dealers typically do not ply their craft in the public eye. So, when an art dealer has the spotlight shown on them, bad results may follow. This happenstance has also been proven in the sports world. Jeffrey Loria is Miami’s most famous art dealer and has been since he abanadoned the title of most famous art dealer in Montreal...
Via Sportsnaut
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins fire manager Mike Redmond

The Miami Marlins were nearly no-hit on Sunday, and it was only a Justin Bour single with two outs in the ninth that prevented them from finishing a game with zero hits for the second time in less than eight months. But apparently, “almost” is good enough for Jeffrey Loria and the Marlins – manager Mike Redmond was fired after the 6-0 defeat to the Braves. The #Marlins...
Via The Outside Corner
19 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Fan makes incredible catch on Stanton bomb

This play had a little bit of everything. Fresh off hitting a ball completely out of Dodger Stadium earlier this week, Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton absolutely destroyed a pitch from Atlanta Braves starter Alex Wood on Saturday. This Stanton home run was a
Via Sportsnaut
20 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Giancarlo Stanton hits HR out of Dodger Stadium

Tuesday night, Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton hit his eighth homer of the season off the Dodgers’ Mike Bolsinger. Well, that would be one way to describe the play. But it wouldn’t convey anywhere near the majesty of this feat. Stanton hit the ball out of the park. No, really. He launched the ball out of Dodger Stadium, clearing the awning over the left-field pavilion...
Via The Outside Corner
23 days ago  |  Discuss
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