Marlins post tribute to Ali following his death

The passing of boxing icon Muhammad Ali touched home with the Marlins.
7 hours ago

Heroes And Zeroes: Mets 6, Marlins 2

Miami pitching gave up three home runs as Miami's offense only mustered one. Heroes James Loney (NYM) +27.6% Loney batted seventh and played first base for the Mets. He fouled out with nobody on to end the second (-1.1%), then with a man on first and two outs in the fourth he singled to center (+2.0%). In the seventh inning, he hit a two-run homer with nobody out (+26.8%) to...
Via Fish Stripes
7 hours ago

Dunn trying to shake off rust in key situations

Pitching in high-leverage innings late in games is difficult enough for any reliever. Marlins lefty Mike Dunn is also dealing with having to shake off some rust after being on the disabled list until a few days ago.
8 hours ago

Marlins erroneously announce Muhammad Ali’s death

The Miami Marlins had a moment straight out of a Southwest Airlines commercial. During Friday night's home game against the New York Mets, the Marlins flashed an image of Muhammad Ali on the scoreboard, along with the text, 1942-2016: Just announced at the Marlins game the goat has passed Muhammad Ali — 1999 PEDRO MARTINEZ (@b0ss561) June 4, 2016...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Marlins prematurely announce to their fans that Muhammad Ali passed away

The Los Angeles Times reports that Muhammad Ali is in “grave condition”, with his family at his bedside in a Phoenix hospital, and that “it could be hours” before his passing. Several news outlets have had similar reports, but there is not a report out there yet saying Ali has passed away. Well, either the Miami Marlins know something we don’t, or badly misunderstood the...
Via The Comeback
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Still without a hit, Chen batting righty

Batting from the left side didn't work out, so Wei-Yin Chen has decided to give hitting righty a shot. No, he's not becoming a switch-hitter. He's simply swapping sides.
13 hours ago

Miami Marlins are a top-10 team by underlying statistics

Among context-free teams, the Marlins are close to the top ten clubs in baseball, which is a good sign for Fish fans for the future. One look at the Miami Marlins and you might confuse them for a mediocre team. Outside of Jose Fernandez and that elite outfield of Giancarlo Stanton, Christian Yelich, and Marcell Ozuna, no one is really excelling. The back of their rotation is not...
Via Fish Stripes
18 hours ago

Miami Marlins trade rumors: Club seeking pitching depth

The Marlins still want depth moving forward. After topping the Pirates on Thursday night, the Marlins sit four games above five-hundred and third place in the National League East. Since the Marlins haven't had much success in May the last few seasons, it's a position the club is not used to being in. If the Marlins are interested in buying before the non-waiver trade deadline...
Via Fish Stripes
20 hours ago

Miami Marlins: Time for a bullpen makeover

After taking three of four from the Pittsburgh Pirates this week, the Miami Marlins are looking good right now. Unfortunately, the bullpen is becoming a serious issue and its recent inabilities to preserve leads almost demands a few changes to be made. Thankfully, changes have already been underway. Since May 26, three relief pitchers have been removed from the active roster. Bryan...
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Yelich's RBI double in the 12th lifts Marlins to 4-3 win

MIAMI (AP) Christian Yelich hit a walk-off double in the bottom of the 12th inning to lift the Miami Marlins to a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday night to win the four-game series. Yelich doubled to deep right-center field off A.J. Schugel (1-2) with two outs in the ninth to score Martin Prado from first without a throw home and tie the game at 3. Nick Wittgren...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

REPORT: Marlins release veteran RHP Edwin Jackson

According to a report from Chris Cotillo of SB Nation, the Miami Marlins have released veteran right-hander Edwin Jackson.  Appearing in only eight games as a member of the Marlins this season, Jackson was recently designated for assignment by the club on May 31. Although signing Jackson to a contact for 2016 this past offseason, the Marlins were only on the hook to pay him the...
Via Today's Knuckleball
1 day ago

Marlins LHP Wei-Yin Chen has no-hitter through 6 innings

MIAMI (AP) Marlins pitcher Wei-Yin Chen is working on a no-hitter through six innings against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Chen hit a batter with a pitch and walked two in the second inning Thursday night, but has since retired his last 13 hitters. The left-hander from Taiwan has five strikeouts and has thrown 61 of his 90 pitches for strikes. Miami center fielder Ichiro Suzuki has...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins Reliever David Phelps Has Found a Home in the Eighth Inning

Miami Marlins reliever David Phelps has been working as a setup man this season after spending a few years as a swingman. Since his rookie season in 2012, Phelps has appeared in 135 games, 59 of those as a starting pitcher. For his career, he has thrown 326.1 innings as a starter and 113 as a reliever. His 4.36 ERA as a starter is fine, but nothing special, as is his 3.50 ERA as...
Via Baseball Essential
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins: Atlanta Braves=Unnecessary Kryptonite

The Miami Marlins are within striking distance of taking over first place in the competitive National League East. They have been unable to make that extra push because they are having lots of trouble against one of their division rivals: the one that is not even in contention! The Atlanta Braves? You mean the same team that started the season 0-9, the one that had just two home...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Marcell Ozuna playing best baseball of career for Miami Marlins

Going into the 2016 season, the Miami Marlins outfield was considered a position of strength for the club. With the rotation being young and inexperienced, the bullpen being thin, and the infield a talented but unpredictable group, the outfield was looked upon by both the front office and fans as an important trio for success in 2016. With Giancarlo Stanton going through a double...
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Giancarlo Stanton’s Concerning Contact Rate

Giancarlo Stanton has always had a lot of swing and miss in his game, offsetting all the whiffs with ridiculous power displays on his way to being one of the game’s elite sluggers. So when you look at Stanton’s 2016 numbers, it’s easy to just look at the overall line (which includes a 115 wRC+) and note the unsustainably low .256 BABIP — he’s at .324 for his career, given...
Via Fangraphs
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Puig benched for not hustling, cracks Don Mattingly joke

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig was yanked from Tuesday night’s game against the Cincinnati Reds for admiring a long RBI single. Puig smoked a ball off the right field wall in the bottom of the sixth, scoring Trayce Thompson to give the Dodgers a 4-2 lead. When he hit it, Puig clearly thought he had an opposite-field home run, so he admired the shot for a moment. That...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

The Miami Marlins are reportedly suing some of their season ticket holders and vendors

The Miami Marlins appear to be simply a bottom-line business to owner Jeffrey Loria.Which is apparently why the team is suing some of their season-ticket holders, luxury suite owners and vendors who have decided not to renew their deals at Marlins Park, according to the Miami New Times:"The Marlins have sued at least nine season ticketholders and luxury suite owners since 2013. That...
Via Fox Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins suing nine season ticket holders, two vendors

Yes, you read that headline right. The Miami Marlins, a Major League Baseball team, are suing nine of their season ticket holders and two vendors. Miami sits at 23-21 this season and is fourth place in the National League East, three and a half games back of the 27-18 Washington Nationals. The Marlins are averaging 20,508 fans per game, which puts them at 26th out of the 30 MLB...
Via The Comeback
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Marcell Ozuna Breaking Out?

Marcell Ozuna is the third-best outfielder on his team. He can’t match the power and discipline of Giancarlo Stanton, and he can’t match the patient, contact-oriented approach of rising star Christian Yelich. Partially related to those two statements, Yelich and Stanton have signed contracts worth nearly $400 million total while Ozuna, despite possessing more service time than...
Via Fangraphs
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Christian Yelich Is Starting to Soar

You know who’s figuring it out? Christian Yelich! Not that Yelich ever didn’t have it figured out — his big-league career began with three consecutive 117 wRC+ seasons. He was as steady as anyone you could find, but he kept on occasionally hinting at more, and now he’s showing more more often. He’s 24, and he’s being coached by Barry Bonds. People everywhere kind of saw...
Via Fangraphs
16 days ago  |  Discuss

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