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NL East Top 10 Prospects Round-Up: May 4-10

The 2015 season is well underway and that means the minor-leagues are abuzz with activity. All the way from Single A to the majors, below is our weekly round-up of the top 10 prospects in the NL East. 1. Lucas Giolito RHP – Nationals: Giolito made his first start of the season this week for the Single A Potomac Nationals. The big righty will want to forget it quickly however...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

UNH offering a new course this fall: INCO 460 (01) - Deflategate

INCO 460 (01) - Deflategate exists. Wait, what?— Zack Cox (@ZackCoxNESN) May 8, 2015For reals:This course is not about deflated footballs. Instead, it is about the interplay between those footballs -- along with numerous other sports things -- and the legal, regulatory and journalistic systems governing sports. Students in Deflategate learn about crucial...
Via Bob's Blitz
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Saltalamacchia lands in D-backs' system after release from Marlins

  The Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed to terms on a minor league contract with Jarrod Saltalamacchia. The 30-year-old catcher was released by the Miami Marlins on Tuesday, barely into the second year of a three-year, $21 million contract. Saltalamacchia is to report to the team's spring training facility in Scottsdale, then be sent to one of the Diamondbacks' affiliates, probably...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jarrod Saltalamacchia’s Marlins Release No Reason For Red Sox Reunion

This embed is invalid" /> Sometimes, if you poke around a yard sale long enough, you’ll come away with something good. Other times, you’ll buy something that’s cool in theory but really only ticks off your wife in the end. The case of Jarrod Saltalamacchia is no different. Yes, the Red Sox probably could use a veteran catcher, or should at least...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Dee Gordon off to Sizzling Start with Marlins

Miami Marlins’ Dee Gordon (9) steals second against Washington Nationals second baseman Danny Espinosa (8) during the eighth inning of a baseball game, Monday, May 4, 2015, in Washington. The Nationals won 6-4. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) The Miami Marlins are struggling to find their consistency through their first 28 games of the 2015 season, and are off to a 13-15 start. However,...
Via The Sports Journal
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-Red Sox Catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia Released By Miami Marlins

This embed is invalid" /> MIAMI — The Miami Marlins have released catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia, making him a free agent. The move Tuesday came eight days after Saltalamacchia was designated for assignment. The Marlins parted ways with the veteran even though he has nearly two seasons left on the three-year, $21 million contract he signed before...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Vol. 4: NL East Weekly Wrap Up

The National League East didn’t quite see a changing of the guard as the first month of the season drew to a close, but they did see a potential division winner take charge. The Washington Nationals looked like the team many expected they would be at the beginning of 2015: the kings of the NL East. They won five games this week behind incredible pitching performances and timely...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Ratings Roundup: Miami Marlins, Chicago Cubs, MLB on ESPN

The Marlins had their highest rated April on FS Florida since 2012. In other news, the Cubs also hit a multi-year high during the month of April, and ESPN earned its second-smallest MLB audience of the season on Wednesday. Marlins Have Highest Rated April Since 2012 Miami Marlins Major League Baseball games averaged a 1.92 [...]
Via Sports Media Watch
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Morning Grind: Should Collins Have Walked Stanton?

Giancarlo Stanton had another field day against the Mets on Wednesday as the Marlins beat the Mets by a score of 7-3. In addition to a pair of spectacular catches in right field robbing the Mets of two potential extra-base hits, Stanton had two more hits including a two-run home run and three runs driven in. It led to some heated debate on our game thread and also on Twitter with...
Via Mets Merized Online
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Jarrod Saltalamacchia DFA’d By The Miami Marlins

Jarrod Saltalamacchia has been DFA’d by the Miami Marlins. The Miami Marlins made a bit of surprising move today when they decided to DFA (designate for assignment) their catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia who’s contract does not expire until the end of the 2016 season. This is the 2nd year of his contract that he was given in the off-season of 2013/2014. Saltalamacchia was given...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
14 days ago  |  Discuss

The Marlins are cutting bait on Jarrod Saltalamacchia

The Jarrod Saltalamacchia era in Miami is already over. The Marlins designated the veteran catcher for assignment today, less than halfway through a three-year, $21 million contract signed last offseason. #Marlins C Jarrod Saltalamacchia reinstated from paternity list and designated for assignment. — Juan C. Rodriguez (@JCRMarlinsbeat) April 27, 2015 The 29-year old Saltalamacchia...
Via The Outside Corner
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Giancarlo Stanton’s Laser Beam Home Run Left Bat At 113.6 MPH (Video)

Giancarlo Stanton’s home run Thursday still hasn’t landed. The Miami Marlins slugger has hit some skyscraping moonshots in his young career, but he opted for a different flight pattern in Philadelphia when he hit an absolute laser beam of a two-run homer off Phillies pitcher Justin De Fratus in the sixth inning. That thing wouldn’t just hit Fenway Park’s Green Monster...
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Redmond, Price among MLB managers feeling early pressure

Three weeks into the 2015 MLB season, a handful of managers may already be feeling the pressure of making sure their teams fulfill expectations. Is it a coincidence that Reds skipper Bryan Price vomited a bucketful of F-bombs at Cincinnati Enquirer beat reporter C. Trent Rosecrans after his team had lost seven of its past eight games, dropping to fourth place in the NL Central...
Via The Outside Corner
18 days ago  |  Discuss

These Marlins weren't going to be very good

When the Marlins reorganized their front office not too long ago, one of the hopes was that Jeffrey Loria would no longer so frequently meddle in the team’s operation. In 2015, however, the team has stumbled right out of the gate, and there’s chatter that Loria is getting involved. From a recent report about manager […]
Via Fangraphs
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins Owner Quizzed People About Wally Backman At Citi Field

Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria “quizzed” people at Citi Field during the weekend about Wally Backman’s readiness to be a major league manager, according to a report in the New York Post. Loria was in attendance in Queens as his Marlins were swept in a four-game series by the New York Mets. The Miami Herald reported on Sunday that manager Mike Redmond’s job is in jeopardy...
Via Mets Merized Online
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Sources: Wally Backman Being Considered To Replace Marlins Manager Mike Redmond

After a humbling and disastrous four-game sweep at the hands of the New York Mets this weekend at Citi Field – a sweep that now leaves them with the second-worst record in the majors at 3-10 – the Miami Marlins are in panic mode. At least that’s what some are saying in South Florida. The Miami Herald is reporting tonight that manager Mike Redmond is on the hot seat and that...
Via Mets Merized Online
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Redmond reportedly already on the hot seat with Marlins

The Miami Marlins have been a huge disappointment this season, and manager Mike Redmond is on the hot seat as a result. The Miami Herald’s Clark Spencer reports that Redmond’s job is already in jeopardy following the team’s 3-10 start. Spencer points out that team owner Jeffrey Loria has had an itchy trigger finger with...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Miami Marlins OF Ichiro Suzuki Eludes Tag at the Plate Not Once But Twice

Over the years. Ichiro Suzuki has become known as a hitting machine; the kind of guy that you can count on to get on base. Of course that does not mean much if he can't find his way home. Over the course of his career he has done just that 1306 times. One of the most beautiful runs scored of his illustrious career came Thursday night against the Mets.He went for the head first slide...
Via FatManWriting
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins: 10 Games down, 152 to go!

After a week and a half of games, there are a few trends that are starting to arise with the 2015 Miami Marlins. Some are good, some are bad, and others aren’t worth keeping an eye on. Injuries Christian Yelich has been experiencing back tightness and that could be cause for concern over the season since back injuries tend to linger and effect performance throughout. Hopefully...
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Giancarlo Stanton ditches protective mask at the plate

Giancarlo Stanton for the first time on Tuesday night stepped into the batter’s box without a protective face guard attached to his helmet, something he has been wearing throughout spring training and the early part of the regular season. And the results were good. In his sole at-bat without the custom, carbon fiber face guard,...Read More The post Giancarlo Stanton starting to...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
26 days ago  |  Discuss

The Marlins’ slam dunk celebration is awesome

On Friday night, the Miami Marlins beat the Tampa Bay Rays 10-9 in ten innings after a walk off single by Christian Yelich. After the win, Mat Latos set Dee Gordon up for a celebratory slam dunk on Yelich. Jeffrey Loria is everything that’s wrong with pro sports…but I can’t help but like this Marlins team. Help me. The post The Marlins’ slam dunk celebration is awesome appeared...
Via Awful Announcing
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Rain delay came after Marlins president misread weather app

The first newsworthy thing the Miami Marlins did during the 2015 MLB season was forget to close their retractable roof to avoid a rain delay. Marlins Park, which cost $515 million to build and was opened just three years ago, is one of six MLB stadiums with a retractable roof. Despite that, the second inning...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Marlins have rain delay in ballpark with retractable roof

The Miami Marlins opened a new ballpark in 2012 that features a retractable roof. Yet, somehow, their first home game of the 2015 season was stopped in the second inning because of rain. The weather in South Florida can be extremely unpredictable, which is why the Marlins became one of just six teams in professional...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

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