Could the Nationals improbable comeback be the turn around?

No one on earth would have envisioned the season start that has become a reality for the 2015 Washington Nationals.  Sitting in last place in the National League East, with an anemic offense, inconsistent pitching, and poor defense, these Nationals are a far cry from what most analysts predicted to be the World Series favorite. Last night looked more of the same.  The Atlanta Braves...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Johnson's HR helps Braves beat reeling Nationals, 8-4

ATLANTA (AP) Kelly Johnson homered and drove in three runs, Eric Stults pitched 6 1-3 strong innings and the Atlanta Braves beat Washington 8-4 on Monday night to give the Nationals their sixth straight loss. Johnson's two-run homer into the right-field seats came in Atlanta's three-run sixth inning off Doug Fister (1-1). Fister gave up 10 hits and five runs, four earned, in 5 2...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Reed Johnson Attempts To Prolong Career With Miami Marlins

The Miami Marlins inked the eternal, high-socked spark-plug Reed Johnson to a minor league deal yesterday as the veteran outfielder attempts to prolong his presence on the baseball field. The 38-year old Johnson will look to latch back on with the Marlins once the team finalizes it’s Opening Day roster. The #Marlins have signed OF Reed Johnson to a minor league contract with...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Reed Johnson agrees to minor league deal with Miami Marlins

MIAMI (AP) Outfielder Reed Johnson has agreed to a minor league contract with the Miami Marlins and has been invited to bug league spring training. Johnson hit .235 in 187 at-bats last year, his 12th in the majors and first season with the Marlins. He will compete for a spot as a reserve outfielder. The agreement was announced Tuesday, three days before Marlins pitchers and catchers report.
Via AP on Fox
February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Marlins sign Reed Johnson to minor-league deal

The Miami Marlins announced the signing of veteran outfielder Reed Johnson to a minor-league deal with an invitation to spring training on Tuesday afternoon. Johnson, who has spent 12 seasons in the big leagues, played with the Marlins in 2014. As the fourth outfielder, he batted .235 with 15 doubles, two home runs and 25 RBI in 113 games. In a pinch-hitting role, Johnson hit .239...
Via Fox Sports Florida
February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

A new home for many new faces

While many old faces left Atlanta this winter, the Braves more than doubled the number of players joining the club. Expecting to take roster spots throughout the farm system and even a few with the big league club, Atlanta’s newest faces are largely unknown to Braves’ fans. They aren’t all unknown, however. A few old friends will join the club or be given invites to Spring...
Via BravesWire
January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Still On The Market - Free Agent Squad

With Spring Training fast approaching (February 19th for pitchers and catchers), I thought I scour the free agent market to see who's feeling a bit lonely.  The bats are pretty much picked cleaned, but plenty of value is still awaiting to ink contracts in the pitching department, especially relief pitchers.  Below you will find a 25-man roster composed of remaining free agents...
Via We Should Be GM's
January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

The Atlanta Braves bullpen will look much different in 2015

The Atlanta Braves bullpen will look a lot different in front of dominant closer Craig Kimbrel in 2015. Top set-up man Jordan Walden? Traded to the Cardinals. Reclamation project turned fireballer David Carpenter? Traded to the Yankees along with the promising Chasen Shreve. Reliable waiver claim Anthony Varvaro? DFAed and shipped off to Boston. When you combine those losses with...
Via Bloguin Best
January 02, 2015  |  Discuss

The Atlanta Braves bullpen will look much different in 2015

The Atlanta Braves bullpen will look a lot different in front of dominant closer Craig Kimbrel in 2015. Top set-up man Jordan Walden? Traded to the Cardinals. Reclamation project turned fireballer David Carpenter? Traded to the Yankees along with the promising Chasen Shreve. Reliable waiver claim Anthony Varvaro? DFAed and shipped off to Boston. When you combine those losses with...
Via The Outside Corner
January 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Four Miami Marlins opt to test free-agent waters

With the 2014 season officially over and the offseason underway, four Miami Marlins elected free agency. Though none of them come as surprises, pinch-hitter Reed Johnson, infielder Rafael Furcal, right-handed reliever Kevin Gregg and right-hander Brad Penny will test the market. Johnson, who turns 38 in December, signed a one-year deal last winter. He hit .235 with 15 doubles, two...
Via Fox Sports Florida
October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

The NLeast You Should Know Vol. 23

Photo: NY Mets Don’t look now but your New York Mets are making moves in the National League East. No, they are not vying for a spot in the playoffs, that ship sailed when they were officially eliminated late last week. But, after a 4-2 week, the Mets have climbed over the Marlins for third place and sit just one half game behind the sinking Braves for second place behind the Nationals...
Via NYMetsLife
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins clubhouse reveals healthy dynamic between teammates this season

MIAMI, Fla. -- Fantasy football leagues. Celebratory handshakes. Team dinners. Since spring training, the Miami Marlins have grown into a tight-knit group with a complementary mix of inexperienced and veteran players. When All-Star slugger Giancarlo Stanton and outfielder Reed Johnson got struck by consecutive errant fastballs last Thursday, Garrett Jones and Casey McGehee led the...
Via Fox Sports Florida
September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Marlins 6, Mets 5

The Mets (72-79) were defeated by the Miami Marlins (73-76) tonight at Citi Field by a score of 6-5. What you should know: Jacob deGrom was fantastic again this evening, as he struck out the first eight batters to greet him to start the game, tying a major league record that was originally set by Jim Deshaies of the Houston Astros in 1986. DeGrom would strike out 13 batters altogether...
Via Mets Merized Online
September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins announcer goes nuts after HBPs in Milwaukee

Temperes flared in Milwaukee at last night’s Brewers-Marlins game.  Miami’s star slugger Giancarlo Stanton was drilled in the face by Brewers pitcher Mike Fiers.  Stanton suffered facial fractures and dental damage thanks to the pitch – it was a scene you never want to see on the diamond. After a lengthy delay, Fiers then hit Reed Johnson with his next pitch.  Neither seemed...
Via Awful Announcing
September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

All hell broke loose after Giancarlo Stanton was hit in the face

The good news (if you could call it that) about Giancarlo Stanton’s injuries from last night – they don’t immediately to be as serious as they looked at first. #Marlins Giancarlo Stanton suffered a facial laceration requiring stitches, multiple facial fractures and dental damage — Joe Frisaro (@JoeFrisaro) September 12, 2014 There will be further evaluation of Stanton in...
Via The Outside Corner
September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers’ Mike Fiers ‘Deeply Sorry’ After Hitting Giancarlo Stanton In Face

It was clear from the moment it happened that Mike Fiers had made a terrible mistake. The Milwaukee Brewers pitcher immediately placed his hands on his head after he lost control of a pitch during the fifth inning Thursday night, hitting Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton in the face. Fiers, who had not hit a batter all season but proceeded to nail pinch hitter Reed Johnson...
September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Official Video: Brutal -- Marlins Stanton destroyed by pitch to face, Fiers to Twitter to apologize

After Florida Marlin Giancarlo Stanton was hit square in the face by Brewers hurler Mike Fiers' 88 MPH pitch and then Reed Johnson got drilled in the hand, benches cleared in Milwaukee.Your browser does not support iframes.Stanton has multiple facial cuts, fractures, and dental damage. He remained hospitalized overnight, scheduled to return to Miami today for further evaluation.Fiers...
Via Bob's Blitz
September 12, 2014  |  Discuss


Hi. I’m Troy McClure. You may remember me from such quotes as: “I can’t think of a more fitting punishment for Hamels than to play out the rest of his contract on the S.S. Amaro in Philadelphia.” “You know I may be hyper-critical of the Mets, but the Philadelphia Phillies are a clown car.” “To go one step further, run differential is 50-37 against the Phillies … most...
Via Metstradamus
August 29, 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

Reed Johnson thankful for childhood influence from Tony Gwynn

MIAMI -- When news of San Diego Padres Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn's death spread, Miami Marlins outfielder Reed Johnson received a text message from his mother. On Monday, Johnson's mom sent him a photo of his Little League cleats with Gwynn's signature on them. Johnson, who grew up an hour away from San Diego, attended the San Diego School of Baseball weekend camp that Gwynn taught...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins come alive in 10th to take down Nationals

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Casey McGehee's fourth hit of the game drove in the go-ahead run in the 10th inning, and Reed Johnson doubled home two more as the Miami Marlins defeated the Washington Nationals 8-5 on Wednesday night. Ed Lucas singled off Jerry Blevins (2-2) to open the 10th and Christian Yelich walked. After Derek Dietrich bunted the runners over, the Nationals intentionally...
Via Fox Sports Florida
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Reed Johnson cracks 2-run HR late but Marlins lose to Dodgers 6-5

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Yasiel Puig extended his career-best hitting streak to 12 games with his third home run in four days, a go-ahead three-run shot, and drew a bases-loaded walk in the Los Angeles Dodgers' 6-5 win over the Florida Marlins on Monday night. Dan Haren (5-1) overcame a shaky start following his 3-2 loss at Washington last Wednesday, allowing three runs and seven hits...
Via Fox Sports Florida
May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

'California' Marlins Q&A: Four Marlins visiting home state of California

Palm trees. Sunshine. Surf. When the Miami Marlins embarked on their current 11-game road trip, four players from California expected contingents of family and friends to watch them take on the San Diego Padres, Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants. Christian Yelich, who grew up 40 minutes away from Dodger Stadium, will get to play his hometown team in the Golden State for...
Via Fox Sports Florida
May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Notebook: Marlins giving some regulars rest Saturday

MIAMI -- Earlier in the week, Miami Marlins manager Mike Redmond talked about getting a few regulars a day off during the current 20-game stretch. On its fifth day, Redmond made a few moves to do so. Jeff Baker, who hasn't played since Tuesday with flu-like symptoms, started Saturday at second base and hit seventh in the order. Reed Johnson, who has reached base in four of his past...
Via Fox Sports Florida
May 03, 2014  |  Discuss

The Face Of Evil

Anytime a team blows a 5-1 lead, it’s cause for agita. But when a team blows a 5-1 lead after they get a two run HR from … of all people … Bobby Abreu (editor’s note: I almost typed “Bobby Bonilla”), that’s particularly galling. Then on top of that you get beat by a player that only seems to hit your team? Damn, where’s my crystal meth stash? The Mets build a 5-1...
Via Metstradamus
April 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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