Tensions Rise Between Nats and Marlins

Photo: AP It was not an impressive night for the Washington Nationals, as the team lost 11-2 to the Miami Marlins. And it showed when, in the top of the fourth inning, Nats shortstop Ian Desmond yelled out to Marlins pitcher Tom Koehler after a 1-0 fastball came up and in. Koehler walked Nats right fielder Jayson Werth two batters earlier with a pitch that was also up and in, and...
Via DC Sports-Kings
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jarrod Saltalamacchia helps Marlins get heated in big win over Nationals

MIAMI -- Marlins catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia took offense when Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond began shouting at right-hander Tom Koehler during the fourth inning of Tuesday's 11-2 victory at Marlins Park. On a 1-0 pitch, Koehler missed high and inside on a fastball with a runner on second. The Marlins led 6-0 at the time, an improbable feat considering they had lost eight...
Via Fox Sports Florida
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jarrod Saltalamacchia helps Marlins get heated in big win over Nationals

A heated argument at the plate in the fourth inning helped light a spark under catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia and the Miami Marlins and help them end their losing streak with a rout of the visiting Nationals.
Via FOXSports.com
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ian Desmond tells Tom Koehler of the Marlins to throw it over the plate

There's no better way to make a 6-0 (soon to be 11-0) drubbing in the 4th inning watchable than by telling the opposing pitcher to throw it over the plate (turn up the volume on the Vine above). And so, Ian Desmond told Tom Koehler to throw it over the plate after coming high and inside, has words with Jarrod Saltalamacchia, benches clear, etc. (Vines, Screencap, via MASN/MLB TV)
Via Nationals Enquirer
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Benches clear in Nationals-Marlins game

MIAMI (AP) Washington Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond and Miami Marlins catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia got into a heated, nose-to-nose conversation at home plate, prompting both benches to clear during the fourth inning.
Via FOXSports.com
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Notebook: Marlins' Jeff Mathis steps in as Salty gets a rest

MIAMI -- With a matinee following a night game, Marlins manager Mike Redmond gave catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia Thursday's series finale against the Colorado Rockies off. Backup Jeff Mathis took his place and hit eighth in the order for his 2014 debut. Last season, the 31-year-old appeared in 73 games and carried the brunt of the work after Rob Brantly struggled and was demoted...
Via Fox Sports Florida
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Ramos douses Rockies as Marlins go 2-0

With the tying run on third in the eighth inning Tuesday, A.J. Ramos faced two Rockies' hitters. He got ahead of both 0-2 and threw nothing but sliders to both from that point. Wilin Rosario watched four drop out of the zone and jogged to first. Nolan Arenado watched one drop right into Jarrod Saltalamacchia's awaiting target and walked back to his position on the infield...
Via Pro Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies at Marlins game preview

MIAMI -- Always restless when he's not pitching, Jose Fernandez clowns with teammates and leads cheers in the dugout, offers to pinch run and begs to pinch hit. But all the Miami Marlins really want him to do is lead them out of last place, beginning Monday against the Colorado Rockies. The reigning NL Rookie of the Year will make his first opening day start, and at age 21, he...
Via Fox Sports Florida
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Breaking down the Marlins catchers

JUPITER, Fla. -- Miami's first move this offseason involved the position with the most input in every game: catcher. The Marlins signed Jarrod Saltalamacchia fresh off his World Series run with the Boston Red Sox. Saltalamacchia, a seven-year veteran, hit .273 with 14 home runs and 65 RBI in 121 games in 2013. This wasn't the first transition for the Royal Palm Beach, Fla...
Via Fox Sports Florida
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Ground ball breaks Derek Dietrich's nose

Miami Marlins second baseman Derek Dietrich fractured his nose after a ground ball took a bad hop and hit him in the face. Dietrich laid on the ground for a minute after the Cardinals’ Jon Jay grounder hit him in the fifth inning.  Dietrich was helped off the field by a trainer and taken to a local hospital for X-rays.  Dietrich was diagnosed with a fracture and also has a bruise...
Via Sports-Glory
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Jarrod Saltalamacchia homers to lead Marlins past Mets

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) -- Jarrod Saltalamacchia homered off Zack Wheeler, lifting the Miami Marlins to a 1-0 victory over the New York Mets on Friday night. Saltalamacchia's second homer of the spring -- in the second inning -- for his new team was the first run against Wheeler in Grapefruit League games. Saltalamacchia also singled to center in the fourth. Brian Bogusevic also singled...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Sorry, Jarrod Saltalamacchia, but $16 million is no reason for disappointment

It always amazes me when a multi-millionaire athlete says that he just does not get any respect or anything similar in his own mind. The word from Ricky Doyle of NESN.com is that former Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia is disappointed in the offer that Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington gave him during the offseason. Sorry, Mr. Saltalamacchia, but I just cannot feel any...
Via Beantown Banter
March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins Jarrod Saltalamacchia pranks Jose Fernandez

We’ve all been there before, when someone wears an eyebrow raising outfit to work and we all kind of snicker.  Well Miami Marlins free agent signee catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia eyed reigning Rookie of the Year Jose Fernandez with an intriguing get up, and called him out on it.  How?  He raided his locker and put on the purple pants and gold shoes and strolled onto the field...
Via Reading Between The Seams
March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins' Saltalamacchia jokes he hopes Red Sox go 0-162

Ian Kinsler isn't too fond of his time with his former team. But what about Jarrod Saltalamacchia? Kinsler caused quite a stir last week when he told ESPN Magazine that he hopes the Texas Rangers "go 0-162" and that the club's general manager Jon Daniels is a "sleazeball." He later said those comments were taken out of context. Saltalamacchia is preparing...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Saltalamacchia uses Kinsler's 'sleazeballls' to crack BoSox joke

Jarrod Saltalamacchia might be disappointed about the Boston Red Sox’s contract offer in free agency, but the Miami Marlins catcher clearly harbors no ill will toward his former club. Saltalamacchia poked fun at the Red Sox and former teammate Ian Kinsler, whom he played with in Texas, before Thursday’s Red Sox-Marlins spring training game in Jupiter, Fla. “I hope they go 0...
Via NESN.com
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Jarrod Saltalamacchia determined to build new memories with Marlins

JUPITER, Fla. -- Four months ago, Jarrod Saltalamacchia rode a duck boat through Boston to celebrate the Red Sox's third World Series in the past 10 years. On Thursday afternoon, Miami's new catcher found his former team in the visiting dugout at Roger Dean Stadium for a Grapefruit League game. While guys like David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia and Mike Napoli didn't make the...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Jarrod Saltalamacchia ‘Disappointed’ By Red Sox’s Contract Offer In Free Agency

Jarrod Saltalamacchia simply didn’t receive an offer he liked from the Boston Red Sox. Saltalamacchia, who signed a three-year, $21 million contract with the Miami Marlins over the offseason, told The Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo on Wednesday that he was “disappointed” the Red Sox made the lowest offer among the teams who bid for the catcher’s services in free agency. ...
Via NESN.com
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox Player Analysis: David Ross

Last season, the Boston Red Sox had two established Major League catchers coming into the year: Jarrod Saltalamacchia and David Ross. Saltalamacchia was expected to see the line share of starts but Ross was projected to get some solid playing time as well. Things did not go nearly as expected for the Red Sox with Ross getting a concussion twice, once landing on the 60-day DL. Due...
Via CLNS Radio
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Salty Was Shocked At 'Low-Ball' Red Sox Offer

(USAToday Photo)The Boston Globe's Nick Cafardo reports that former Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia was disappointed in the team's contract offer over the Winter. Said Salty, "I wasn't asking for the moon. Based on what I got here. But they weren't willing to go anywhere near that. I was shocked. The more I thought about it, I realized, based on how they...
Via FenwayNation
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Plane crashes next to Jarrod Saltalamacchia's Florida home

It's a story as old as the game of baseball itself. You know the one. A World Series-winning catcher leaves his old team with hopes of bringing a championship to his hometown club.  Then, during the first week of Spring Training with his new team, he heads home after a workout to discover a plane crash right next to his house. Wait...what? There's no joke here....
Via Hall of Very Good
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Jarrod Saltalamacchia Returns From Workout To Find Plane Crashed Near Home

Miami Marlins catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia witnessed a scary sight upon his return from a workout Monday: a partially submerged, homemade aircraft in a pond close to his home. A plane had crashed near Saltalamacchia’s home, and the the pilot did not survive, according to the Sun Sentinel. Leonard “Link” McGarity, a former Marine pilot who flew commercially for American Airlines...
Via NESN.com
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Saltalamacchia, Marlins keep beards neat-and-trim

The Miami Marlins are hoping a new policy on beards doesn't become too hairy. Manager Mike Redmond says the team will let players grow beards this year, but wants them to be neat and trim. Marlins newcomer Jarrod Saltalamacchia was among Boston's bearded bunch last season, a scraggly group that helped the Red Sox win the World Series. Saltalamacchia says he discussed beards...
Via AP on Fox
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia getting to know his Marlins pitchers

JUPITER, Fla. -- If Miami Marlins catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia seems extra chatty this spring training, there's a reason for it. Saltalamacchia, who signed a three-year contract during the offseason, inherits a young pitching staff that posted the lowest ERA (3.71) in club history last season. "At this point, just trying to develop a relationship with them," Saltalamacchia...
Via Fox Sports Florida
February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Saltalamacchia eager to get going with Marlins

Jarrod Saltalamacchia can't wait to report to spring training with the Miami Marlins - and it has nothing to do with the short drive to their camp. ''I'm really excited to be here,'' Saltalamacchia said Saturday, when Marlins players met the media at Marlins Park a day before pitchers and catchers report. ''With the pitching staff and the bullpen...
Via AP on Fox
February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Jarrod Saltalamacchia pens love letter to Sox Nation

The GuruContributing Writer (John Raoux, AP / AP)Former Red Sox curly haired catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia was officially introduced as a Miami Marlin this week. The catcher left the Sox for a 3-year, $21 million contract and the comforts of South Beach.Before leaving, Salty did pen this thank you to Red Sox Nation: “I was going to say that I’ve made the decision to take my...
Via RedSoxLife
December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

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