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Nationals designate Greg Dobbs for assignment

The Washington Nationals have designated utility man Greg Dobbs for assignment. Dobbs was moved off the Nationals 40-man roster so that the team could add Taylor Hill. He has hit just .171/.186/.195 over 43 plate appearances for the Nationals and Miami Marlins. He will now seek a minor league contract else where. Pitcher Christian Garcia has been released. The often injured pitcher...
Via Tireball.com
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Nations sign Greg Dobbs as infield depth

The Washington Nationals have signed infielder Greg Dobbs to a minor league contract. Dobbs was let of after going 1-for-13 with the Miami Marlins this season. He had signed a one-year extension with them worth $1.7 million last fa. The 35-year-old has a .257/.304/.343 batting line over his last 622 major league plate appearances. There is no reason to believe that Dobbs will...
Via Tireball.com
May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins release Greg Dobbs, flush away $1.7 million

Back in September the Marlins signed Greg Dobbs to a one-year, $1.7 million contract extension that had people like me shaking their heads and now today they released the 35-year-old bench bat. Dobbs had a grand total of 13 plate appearances this season, which means the Marlins a) completely changed their opinion of him in what would be three games worth of playing time for a starting...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins designate Greg Dobbs for assignment, Ed Lucas reinstated from DL

The Marlins designated Greg Dobbs for assignment while reinstating Ed Lucas from the disabled list Tuesday afternoon. Dobbs was just 1 for 13 (.077) with four strikeouts as a pinch-hitter this season. He had signed a deal last year worth $1.7 million. The 35-year-old is a career .246 pinch-hitter in 431 plate appearances with 97 hits -- 22 doubles, two triples, 10 homers and 76 RBI...
Via Fox Sports Florida
April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins designate utility player Greg Dobbs for assignment

getty images The Miami Marlins have designated utility player Greg Dobbs for assignment. Dobbs, 35, had just one hit in 13 trips to the plate this season. A year ago the Marlins made the curious decision to give Dobbs a one-year extension worth $1.7 million. The Marlins activated Ed Lucas from the disabled list to take Dobbs spot. Lucas was 6-for-14 during three rehab games with...
Via Tireball.com
April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Notebook: Leg injuries continue to hobble Marlins infielders

JUPITER, Fla. -- Three Marlins infielders continue to battle leg injuries as Opening Day draws closer. Greg Dobbs (quad), Rafael Furcal (hamstring) and Ed Lucas (hamstring) continue to be limited in their baseball activities. Manager Mike Redmond hopes Dobbs and Lucas can return Thursday following an off day. Dobbs has been sidelined since March 11, while Lucas felt discomfort last...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Lynn solid for Cardinals, Marlins win 5-4

JUPITER, Fla. -- Cardinals starter Lance Lynn allowed one hit in two shutout innings Saturday as a split squad of Miami Marlins beat St. Louis 5-4. Lynn is coming off his first season of pitching at least 200 innings. He says he hasn't experienced any ill effects following that workload. The Marlins won on Avery Romero's game-ending single in the ninth. St. Louis hit Nathan...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Phillies Catcher Brian Schneider Becomes A Minor-League Manager

Photo: Philliedelphia/Frank Klose Brian Schneider on the bench with Greg Dobbs in 2010 Plenty of catchers have gone into managing. The experience that comes with calling a game from behind the plate, working with catchers, and getting a full season's worth of at bats often lends itself to become a...
Via Philliedelphia
December 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Marlins 8, Mets 4(10)

The Miami Marlins needed extras to beat the New York Mets again Sunday, but only 10 innings instead of 20. Derek Dietrich hit a tying home run in the eighth and second baseman Daniel Murphy's 10th-inning error allowed Logan Morrison to score the go-ahead run in his first game in 11 months, boosting the Marlins to an 8-4 victory. Greg Dobbs added a sacrifice fly off Rob Carson...
Via AP on Fox
June 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Marlins score four in 10th, defeat Mets 8-4

NEW YORK (AP) -- The Miami Marlins needed extras to beat the New York Mets again Sunday, but only 10 innings instead of 20. Derek Dietrich hit a tying home run in the eighth and second baseman Daniel Murphy's 10th-inning error allowed Logan Morrison to score the go-ahead run in his first game in 11 months, boosting the Marlins to an 8-4 victory. Greg Dobbs added a sacrifice fly...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Marlins 11, Mets 6

Marcell Ozuna drove in four runs and Greg Dobbs hit a three-run homer to help the Miami Marlins complete a three-game sweep over the New York Mets with an 11-6 win on Sunday. Ed Lucas and Chris Coghlan each had four hits and two RBIs for the Marlins, who tied a season-high with 16 hits and swept the Mets in Miami for the first time since May 28-30, 2004. It was the first sweep...
Via AP on Fox
June 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Marcell Ozuna lifts Marlins to big home sweep of Mets

MIAMI (AP) -- Marcell Ozuna drove in four runs and Greg Dobbs hit a three-run homer to help the Miami Marlins complete a three-game sweep over the New York Mets with an 11-6 win on Sunday. Ed Lucas and Chris Coghlan each had four hits and two RBIs for the Marlins, who tied a season-high with 16 hits and swept the Mets in Miami for the first time since May 28-30, 2004. It was the...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Marlins Offense: Possible Solutions Not Too Distant

With some internal and/or modest changes, the offensive woes have the possibility to be resolved more easily than expected. When looking at the 2013 Marlins season, the very second that the Opening Day lineup was announced with Placido Polanco in the cleanup spot behind Giancarlo Stanton, it was very clear that the offense was in severe dire straits far more worse than anticipated...
Via MarlinsBaseball.com
May 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Frandsen Channeling and Surpassing Dobbs

The Phillies haven’t gotten off to the best of starts but the team hasn’t been devoid of bright spots. The Phillies’ bench has been one of the best in the league and Kevin Frandsen deserves much of the credit. Frandsen is hitting .258/.361/.516 in 37 plate appearances after hitting .338/.383/.451 last year. Frandsen had the best season of his career in 2012, and in the early...
Via Phillies Nation
May 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Zone% by Batting Order Position

Giancarlo Stanton is struggling and Giancarlo Stanton’s teammates are terrible. These two things are true. These two might be related. It would make sense that these things are related, because the drop-off from Giancarlo Stanton to the guys hitting behind his is absurdly larger. Stanton has played in 16 games this season, and has hit third in all 16 of those games. The cleanup...
Via Fangraphs
April 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Marlins 7, Mets 5

Alex Sanabia won for the first time in more than two years and the Miami Marlins gave Mike Redmond his first victory as a major league manager, beating the New York Mets 7-5 Friday night. The Marlins began the day at 0-3 and were the only team in the majors without a win. Sanabia (1-0) had been absent from the majors since late in the 2011 season. He pitched six shutout innings...
Via AP on Fox
April 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins Shelve Placido Polanco As Cleanup Hitter In Favor Of Greg Dobbs

I am glad I do not have the responsibility of coming up with a lineup here. Mike Redmond, Miami Marlins Manager, has ended his experiment of having former Phillies infielder Placido Polanco bat cleanup behind. The new solution: former Phillies pinch-hitter Greg Dobbs. #Marlins today LF Pierre, 3B Polanco, RF...
Via Philliedelphia
April 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Phillies Trade Infielder Freddy Galvis To Miami Marlins For Utility Player Greg Dobbs

Photo: Philliedelphia/Frank Klose In a move to shore up the Phillies bench, the Phillies sent utility infielder Freddy Galvis to the Miami Marlins for utility infielder Greg Dobbs, according to various media outlets. The move gives the Phillies a veteran left-handed bench presence with some power. Galvis was expendable because...
Via Philliedelphia
April 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Desperate Miami Marlins Offering Buy-One, Get-One Free Deal For Opening Day

Current Marlins promotion on their website Imagine this: you can see Juan Pierre, Placido Polanco, Greg Dobbs, and Chad Qualls... and then see them again another day for free! While most baseball fans eagerly line up months in advance to try to snag an opportunity to see their team on...
Via Philliedelphia
March 25, 2013  |  Discuss

On the Effect of the Marlins’ Home Run Sculpture

When plans were revealed for Marlins Park’s left-center home run sculpture, people freaked out. When the sculpture was actually constructed and emplaced, people freaked out all over again, having been given a better sense of scale. The thing drew criticism from all corners, and while I’m sure some of that was just piling on, and while I’m sure some more of that was just standard...
Via Fangraphs
January 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Placido Polanco Takes His Talents to South Beach; May Be Highest Paid Miami Marlin

The Miami Marlins are THE premiere destination for older ex-Phillies. With Greg Dobbs already on board, the Marlins added Juan Pierre earlier this offseason. According to Danny Knobler of CBS Sports, Placido Polanco will be the latest addition to the Marlins' infield. The Marlins are still expected to trade starter...
Via Philliedelphia
December 20, 2012  |  Discuss

A Realistic Way the Phillies Could Acquire Giancarlo Stanton

Your browser does not support iframes.  Giancarlo Stanton is pissed off.  And why wouldn't he?  A rising star that was part of the new Miami Marlins, he finds himself surrounded by a bunch of rookies.   This is a demoralizing blow to the budding superstar.  But, by making the major league minimum on a frugal Marlins team, Stanton is not slated to go anywhere.  But - maybe...
Via Philliedelphia
November 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Phillies Player Review: Laynce Nix

Before the 2012 season, Ruben Amaro, Jr. signed Laynce Nix to fill the team’s need for a left-handed bat off the bench in the same vein as Ross Gload and Greg Dobbs before him. The deal was relatively cheap and also provided the roster with a player who had a superfluous “y” in their name, something the team was lacking after Jayson Werth skipped town in 2010 and left the Phillies...
Via Phillies Nation
November 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Giancarlo Stanton is "Pissed Off" By Marlins Trade

What do the Marlins players think about the team dumping their best (and most expensive players?  If superstar Giancarlo Stanton is any indication: they aren't happy.    Hearing the news he turned to Twitter. Some public critism would be good: maybe he can talk himself out of town. Recently-dumped Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen's son Oney also got in on the action: ...
Via Philliedelphia
November 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Revisiting last year’s MLB free agent signings

Before all our attention is focused on the post-season, I thought I’s take a quick look back at free agent signings from the past year and how those deals worked out in 2012. The focus here is just on what teams got for their money. In other words: Did the players meet or exceed the expected value of the contracts they signed? I focused on major league signings only, so the analysis...
Via Fangraphs
October 01, 2012  |  Discuss
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