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Morse and Marlins finalize $16 million, 2-year contract

MIAMI (AP) Michael Morse and the Miami Marlins have finalized a $16 million, two-year contract. Morse gets a $1 million signing bonus and salaries of $7 million next season and $8 million in 2016 under the agreement announced Wednesday. The Marlins expect the Broward County native to replace Garrett Jones as their first baseman and to bat cleanup. Morse hit .279 with 16 homers and...
Via AP on Fox
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mike Morse gets two-year deal from Marlins

Getty Images The Marlin have pursued Mike Morse for much of the offseason and on Tuesday they reached a deal with him pending a physical. Morse, 32, becomes the latest addition to the Marlins who have been one of the busiest teams this offseason. In Morse they get a player who finished last season with .279/.336/.475 line, 16 homers and 61 RBI in 131 games with the Giants. Am...
Via Tireball.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ranking the NL East First Basemen

Opening Day is still months away, but it’s never too early to start looking at how the National League East is shaping up. Let’s take a look, position by position, at how each team shapes up around the diamond. Of course a lot can still happen between now and Opening Day – players may be traded, free agents may sign, injuries may change things, etc. But for the time being let’s...
Via Mets Merized Online
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins position analysis: First base

Though it's the beginning of the offseason, the Miami Marlins front office is already looking ahead to 2015 and working on ways the team can reach the postseason for the first time since 2003. Over the next few weeks, I'll be breaking down the Marlins at each position -- analyzing what went right and wrong for the players that saw action there -- as well as the likelihood of their...
Via Fox Sports Florida
October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Nats' Jordan Zimmermann throws no-hitter vs. Marlins on final day of season

WASHINGTON -- Jordan Zimmermann threw the first no-hitter by a Washington Nationals pitcher, the gem preserved by a diving catch in left field by defensive replacement Steven Souza Jr. for the final out in a 1-0 victory over the Miami Marlins in a regular-season finale Sunday. Zimmermann (14-5) allowed only two baserunners, finishing with 10 strikeouts and one walk. He retired the...
Via AP on Fox
September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins at Washington Nationals series primer

Four games stand between the Miami Marlins (76-82) and the offseason, but there is still something to play for -- second place in the National League East. The Atlanta Braves and New York Mets each sit a half game ahead of the Marlins in the standings. Miami already avoided a fourth straight season in last place by taking two of three from the Philadelphia Phillies to close out its...
Via Fox Sports Florida
September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Back To Losing, Gare

Dillon Gee had a bad first inning, and the Marlins turned into nine Mark Belangers on Wednesday as Miami defeated the Mets 4-3. Adeiny Hechavarria and Garrett Jones turned in web gems, but it was Marcell Ozuna’s inning ending catch at the wall off the bat of Wilmer Flores in the fifth with two runners on that was the sure sign that things weren’t going to go the Mets’ way...
Via Metstradamus
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

MRI Reveals Sprained Elbow For Lagares, Return Uncertain

Juan Lagares left Tuesday night’s game against the Marlins with what the team initially called a hyper-extended right elbow. He was removed prior to the top of the fifth and was replaced by Kirk Nieuwenhuis. Lagares hyper-extended it while making a strong throw to nail Garrett Jones at second base after trying to run down a fly ball by Jarrod Saltalamacchia to shallow center...
Via Mets Merized Online
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Giancarlo Stanton ties team HR record as Marlins top Brewers

  Giancarlo Stanton hit his National League-leading 37th home run of the season, tying the Marlins record for career homers, and Miami beat the reeling Milwaukee Brewers 6-4 on Monday night. Stanton, who also leads the league with 105 RBI, matched Dan Uggla's team mark with 154 homers. Marcell Ozuna and Garrett Jones added back-to-back shots for Miami, which won consecutive games...
Via AP on Fox
September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Marlins 9, Mets 6

The Mets (64-74) lost to the Miami Marlins (67-69) this afternoon by a score of 9-6. What you should know: Giancarlo Stanton got the Marlins on the board first this afternoon as he rocketed his 34th home run of the year over the left field fence to give the Marlins an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning. Marcell Ozuna hit a triple to center field in the bottom of the...
Via Mets Merized Online
September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

The most exciting walk offs for the week ending August 17th

Two walk offs this week for each of the Nationals, Indians, and Rangers. Hey, when it rains, it pours, I guess. August 12th, Rays vs Rangers Walk off walk to score a pitcher. That’s gotta suck. August 13th, Diamondbacks vs Indians 4 So…Asdrubal who? Zach Walters is already endearing himself to Indains fans. August 14th, Diamondbacks vs Marlins Yeah, I’m going with the Spanish...
Via Bloguin Best
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

The most exciting walk offs for the week ending August 17th

Two walk offs this week for each of the Nationals, Indians, and Rangers. Hey, when it rains, it pours, I guess. August 12th, Rays vs Rangers Walk off walk to score a pitcher. That’s gotta suck. August 13th, Diamondbacks vs Indians 4 So…Asdrubal who? Zach Walters is already endearing himself to Indains fans. August 14th, Diamondbacks vs Marlins Yeah, I’m going with the Spanish...
Via The Outside Corner
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Stanton hits league-leading 32nd homer, Marlins manhandle D-backs

  Giancarlo Stanton hit his 32nd homer and drove in four runs to power the Miami Marlins past the Arizona Diamondbacks 10-3 Sunday. Stanton began the day tied for the major league home run lead with Baltimore's Nelson Cruz and Chicago White Sox rookie Jose Abreu. Garrett Jones also homered for the Marlins, who have won five of seven to get back to the .500 mark at 62-62. Marcell...
Via AP on Fox
August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Stanton's three-run HR powers Marlins' 10-run outburst

MIAMI (AP) -- Giancarlo Stanton hit his 32nd homer and drove in four runs to power the Miami Marlins past the Arizona Diamondbacks 10-3 Sunday. Stanton began the day tied for the major league home run lead with Baltimore's Nelson Cruz and Chicago White Sox rookie Jose Abreu. Garrett Jones also homered for the Marlins, who have won five of seven to get back to the .500 mark at 62...
Via Fox Sports Florida
August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Stanton homers, drives in 4, Marlins beat D-backs

MIAMI (AP) Giancarlo Stanton hit his 32nd homer and drove in four runs to power the Miami Marlins past the Arizona Diamondbacks 10-3 Sunday. Stanton began the day tied for the major league home run lead with Baltimore's Nelson Cruz and Chicago White Sox rookie Jose Abreu. Garrett Jones also homered for the Marlins, who have won five of seven to get back to the .500 mark at 62-62...
Via AP on Fox
August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins rally, beat Diamondbacks 5-4 in 10 innings

MIAMI (AP) Marcell Ozuna doubled home Garrett Jones with the winning run in the 10th inning, and the Miami Marlins topped the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-4 on Thursday night. Ozuna's line-drive to left-center came off Bradin Hagens (0-1), who was making his major league debut. Hagens got a double play to escape the ninth, but Jones reached on a leadoff walk in the 10th and scored two...
Via AP on Fox
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins 6, Pirates 3

Day one of the McCutchen-less stretch was looking pretty good for seven innings. Charlie Morton dealt with some wildness to deliver a very solid start, and an ugly lineup was able to scratch out two runs and put him in position for a hard-earned victory. Then the Pirates bullpen let the collective air out of a packed PNC Park as the game slipped away in slow, miserable fashion....
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Garrett Jones hits late HR but Marlins fall short vs. Reds

MIAMI (AP) -- Billy Hamilton scored three times to help the Cincinnati Reds break out of an offensive slump and beat the Miami Marlins 7-3 on Sunday. Todd Frazier had a season-high four hits and Devin Mesoraco hit a two-run single for the Reds, who had 15 hits and took three of four games in Miami. They improved to 5-11 since the All-Star break and scored more than five runs for...
Via Fox Sports Florida
August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Garrett Jones, Marcell Ozuna homer as Marlins sweep Astros

HOUSTON (AP) -- Garrett Jones and Marcell Ozuna homered to lead the Miami Marlins over the Houston Astros 4-2 Sunday and complete a three game sweep. Jones' homer capped a three-run first for the Marlins, and Ozuna padded the lead with his solo shot in the sixth. Miami has won seven of eight following a six-game skid. Jacob Turner (4-6) allowed one run and six hits in 5 2-3 innings...
Via Fox Sports Florida
July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Garrett Jones lifts Marlins past Braves in 10

ATLANTA (AP) -- Garrett Jones drove in two runs with a bases-loaded single in the 10th inning, lifting the Miami Marlins to a 3-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Monday night. Christian Yelich led off the 10th with a single off Shae Simmons (1-2) and moved to second on Jordany Valdespin's sacrifice bunt. Following an intentional walk to Giancarlo Stanton, Simmons walked Casey...
Via Fox Sports Florida
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins notes: A tale of two slides

MIAMI -- Had Charles Dickens witnessed Friday's opener between the Oakland Athletics and Miami Marlins, he may have written a story titled "A Tale of Two Slides." Down 2-0 in the third, Miami's Garrett Jones singled to left. Giancarlo Stanton, who was on second, rounded third and beat Yoenis Cespedes' throw home. But Stanton slid feet first and Bud Norris' tag got him before his...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins at Philadelphia Phillies series primer

The Miami Marlins (37-38) dropped their eighth contest in their past 11 to finish their season-long 10-game homestand, falling below .500 for the first time since April 30. The offense, still near the top of several statistical categories, has hit .228 over the past two weeks. The pitching staff has surrendered five or more runs eight times. And yet, the Marlins sit 2½ games back...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins notes: Lineup changes in series finale against Mets

MIAMI -- The combination of a struggling offense and an opposing southpaw pitcher led Miami Marlins manager Mike Redmond to tweak his lineup for Sunday's series finale against the New York Mets. After getting shut out just twice over the first 64 games of the season, the Marlins have been held scoreless three of their past 10 contests. They are 3-7 during that span. With Jonathon...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

High winds and rain cause a few, small leaks at Marlins Park

MIAMI -- When Miami Marlins first baseman Garrett Jones knocked the go-ahead three-run homer during the seventh inning of Tuesday night's 6-5 win over the Chicago Cubs, a storm raged on outside Marlins Park. Unexpected 53 mph winds and hard rain caused leaks in the joints between the operable roof panels and the fixed roof panels. The Clevelander club located behind the wall in left...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Garrett Jones snaps homerless slump at prime time for Marlins

MIAMI -- Miami Marlins first baseman Garrett Jones was 99 percent certain the Chicago Cubs would go with lefty reliever Wesley Wright for a pivotal seventh-inning at-bat Tuesday night. With runners at first and second with one out, the Cubs kept righty Brian Schlitter on the mound to face Jones in a tie ballgame. It was a move that backfired, as Jones blasted a 91 mph fastball that...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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