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Adam Ottavino: New Closer With New Weapons

Adam Ottavino has been frustrated by platoon splits over his career. And admittedly, he’s had trouble with the lefties. So he’s looked around baseball for pitchers with similar skillsets that he can learn from. First, he asked me about Steve Cishek, but he quickly understood that his arm slot made him a different pitcher than […]
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

SAGNOF Special: Saving and Stealing the Sleepers

Saves can often come from little known sources.  That concept is something we Razzballers call SAGNOF - Saves Ain't Got No Face.  I played in one RCL (Razzball Commenter League) last year and in that league I owned Sean Doolittle from Sunday March 30th until the last day of the season.  I didn't draft him.  I picked him up because I was looking for someone that could help with...
Via Razzball
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins spring training attendance up 18 percent

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) The Miami Marlins' offseason investment in talent paid dividends at their spring training ticket office. Even with Wednesday's announced crowd of 3,304 - the smallest of the exhibition season - the Marlins drew an average of 5,071 fans to Roger Dean Stadium for their 14 home games. That's an 18 percent increase from 2014, when Miami averaged 4,306 fans. ''Every...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Saving Money on Closers

After the elite-tier options, Craig Kimbrel, Aroldis Chapman, and Kenley Jansen, are off the board, owners can find value with several Relief Pitchers in 2015. Owners will be able to buy these closers for $16-20 or draft them a few rounds after the elite options are off the board. View image | gettyimages.com Steve Cishek's 39 saves in 2014 places him at the top of the...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Marlins giving back to South Florida communities during annual Ayudan Week

The Miami Marlins' first full-squad workout isn't until Feb. 24, but various members of the organization have already begun making the rounds in South Florida for Ayudan Week. Ayudan Week, which sends groups of current and former Marlins players, executives and front office staff into the community, culminates on Saturday at Marlins Park for Winter Warm-Up. On Sunday, closer Steve...
Via Fox Sports Florida
February 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Marlins pitchers Steve Cishek, Tom Koehler, Mat Latos take in Panthers game

SUNRISE, Fla. -- Miami's boys of summer were treated to a taste of winter Sunday as Marlins pitchers Tom Koehler, Mat Latos and Steve Cishek spent the afternoon as honored guests of the Florida Panthers as part of the team's annual Ayudan Week. Started in 2009, Ayudan Week is a team-organized community outreach event that consists of former Marlins players, Marlins executives and...
Via Fox Sports Florida
February 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Marlins closer Steve Cishek primed for spring training to arrive

Six days a week, Miami Marlins closer Steve Cishek visits Cressey Sports Performance in Jupiter, Florida, for his offseason workout routine. Mondays and Thursdays: Legs. Tuesdays and Fridays: Upper body. Wednesdays and Saturdays: Movement. Just last week, Cishek threw two bullpen sessions for the first time since the season ended in late September. Although pitchers and catchers...
Via Fox Sports Florida
February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Steve Cishek on Steve Cishek: The Making of a Marlin

Steve Cishek learned to throw a slider in 2009. Three years later, the side-winding Miami Marlins righty learned how to throw it more effectively against left-handed hitters. He has since emerged as one of the best closers in baseball. Cishek – as Eno Sarris wrote in December – has a reverse platoon split, despite an […]
Via Fangraphs
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Marlins avoid arbitration with closer Cishek and 3 others

MIAMI (AP) The Miami Marlins and closer Steve Cishek have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a $6.65 million, one-year contract. The team also settled Friday with right-handers Henderson Alvarez and Aaron Crow, as well as second baseman Dee Gordon. Alvarez agreed at $4 million for 2015, while Gordon will make $2.5 million and Crow's deal is for $1,975,000. Miami pitchers Mat Latos...
Via AP on Fox
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Marlins reach agreements with four of seven arbitration-eligible players

The Miami Marlins agreed to 2015 contracts with four of their seven arbitration-eligible players prior to Friday's 1 p.m. deadline, including closer Steve Cishek, All-Star right-hander Henderson Alvarez and All-Star second baseman Dee Gordon. Cishek, the club's closer since taking over duties for Heath Bell in 2012, settled for $6.65 million, according to reports. He has gone 15...
Via Fox Sports Florida
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Four Marlins avoid arbitration, agree to deals

The Miami Marlins agreed to 2015 contracts with four of their seven arbitration-eligible players prior to Friday's 1 p.m. deadline, including closer Steve Cishek, All-Star right-hander Henderson Alvarez and All-Star second baseman Dee Gordon. Cishek, the club's closer since taking over duties for Heath Bell in 2012, settled for $6.65 million, according to reports. He has gone 15...
Via Fox Sports Florida
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets vs Marlins: Who Are Better Positioned To Challenge The Nationals?

Joel Sherman of the NY Post asked seven AL and NL team executives who they believed were best positioned to challenge the Nationals for top spot in the NL East between the Mets and the Marlins. AL Assistant GM: “I like the Marlins better at this point. I think their rotations are similar, especially if Haren shows up, but I like the Marlins’ bullpen a little bit better. However...
Via Mets Merized Online
December 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Investigating Steve Cishek for Adam Ottavino

When the Rockies came to town this year, there was a tap on my shoulder. Adam Ottavino wanted to talk pitching. For some reason, I didn’t turn on my recorder. That’s fine, I guess, sometimes you just lose yourself in the conversation and want to kick yourself later when you look down. We had a […]
Via Fangraphs
December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins position analysis: Relief pitchers

No group of Miami Marlins evolved more over the course of the season than the bullpen. Through the first two months of the 2014 schedule, relievers let leads slip away in the middle innings before closer Steve Cishek could nail down the win. By the All-Star Game, the staff was 19-19 with a 3.75 ERA. Of 37 save opportunities, it blew 15 of them. The Carlos Marmol experiment failed...
Via Fox Sports Florida
November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Signing David Robertson? Trading Jenry Mejia?

Recently there’s been a lot of chatter about who the Mets closer should be next season with some even suggesting trading Jenrry Mejia who was second in the NL in saves during the second half with 18, only one behind the Marlins’ Steve Cishek. Joe Sheehan raised the possibility of the Mets signing former Yankees closer David Robertson on Monday. The logic being that we forfeited...
Via Mets Merized Online
November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Closer Role Should Be Jenrry Mejia’s To Lose

Recently there’s been a lot of chatter about who the closer should be next season with some even suggesting trading Jenrry Mejia who was second in the NL in saves during the second half with 18, only one behind the Marlins’ Steve Cishek. I have no problem with Jenrry Mejia as the closer entering the season. Keep in mind he pitched through a sports hernia. Ultimately, the closer doesn´t...
Via Mets Merized Online
October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Family time and Eurotrips: Marlins players make most of earlier than hoped offseason

As the National League Division Series matchups came into focus late Wednesday night, Miami Marlins players and coaches had already begun their offseason around the globe. Closer Steve Cishek and his wife, Marissa, are expecting their first child -- a girl named Emmy -- on Oct. 14. Over the past few months, Marissa has put together the baby's room in their new place, though it will...
Via Fox Sports Florida
October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins edge error-plagued D-backs

MIAMI -- Henderson Alvarez made a successful return to the mound after missing two starts, pitching seven strong innings and leading the Miami Marlins to a 2-1 win over the sloppy Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday. Alvarez (9-5) allowed one run and five hits. He struck out six after missing time with right shoulder inflammation. He lowered his home ERA to a National League-best 1...
Via AP on Fox
August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins edge error-plagued D-backs

MIAMI -- Henderson Alvarez made a successful return to the mound after missing two starts, pitching seven strong innings and leading the Miami Marlins to a 2-1 win over the sloppy Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday. Alvarez (9-5) allowed one run and five hits. He struck out six after missing time with right shoulder inflammation. He lowered his home ERA to a National League-best 1...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins notes: Reliever Mike Dunn continues to come through as wins mount

MIAMI -- Miami Marlins left-handed reliever Mike Dunn entered this season like any other with goals in mind. As a setup man for closer Steve Cishek, Dunn hoped to record at least 25 holds over the course of a 162-game schedule. With his two shutout innings on Thursday, he collected his 10th victory of the season -- setting a franchise record for a Marlins reliever. Dunn is 10-5 with...
Via Fox Sports Florida
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins podcast: Frank Forte with Steve Cishek

Frank Forte chats with Miami Marlins closer Steve Cishek. Topics include Cishek's unusual throwing motion and how he came to keep a bible verse in his back pocket. :25 -- Favorite sport growing up :54 -- Playing basketball in high school 1:30 -- Talking Tennessee 3:40 -- Unusual throwing motion 5:00 -- At what point did it click in the minors? 6:20 -- Significance of bible verse...
Via Fox Sports Florida
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Billy the Marlin accepts Raymond's Ice Bucket Challenge

Billy the Marlin was given 24 hours to complete the Ice Bucket Challenge after being nominated by fellow MLB mascot, the Tampa Bay Rays' Raymond. Billy wasted no time joining the Ice Bucket movement, and he fearlessly leaped into the Marlin's ice bath just hours after his nomination. Eager to join the efforts to #StrikeOutMLS, Billy held up signs that read, "Thank you, @RaysRaymond...
Via Fox Sports Florida
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins notes: Solid defense keeping team in rhythm

MIAMI -- The Miami Marlins took over Monday night's web gems with defensive highlights in both the outfield and infield. In the fifth inning alone, Giancarlo Stanton made a diving catch at the warning track to rob Kolten Wong of extra bases. Shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria turned a 6-3 double play by ranging to the right of second, racing to the bag and throwing to first to end the...
Via Fox Sports Florida
August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Fans get chance to cool off Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton in ALS challenge

MIAMI -- Pitchers have been unable to cool down Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton of late, but fans can bid on the chance to do so. Closer Steve Cishek, who took part in the ALS Ice Bucket phenomenon, recently challenged Stanton. It set up an opportunity to raise money for the ALS Recovery Fund, a non-profit organization that promotes research and education as well as care...
Via Fox Sports Florida
August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins: MLB’s best in one-run games

By defeating the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday night, the Miami Marlins got their 29th victory by one run so far this season. That statistic is the best in the majors. While it may seem somewhat obscure, it speaks to the development of the team and immense progress that it has made since a dismal 2013. Monday night’s game marked contest No. 118 for Miami. The Marlins have been...
Via isportsweb.com
August 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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