STEVE CISHEK NEWS

Steve Cishek returns to Miami Marlins after minor league stint

Steve Cishek is back from the minors.  Now the Miami Marlins are hoping their former closer’s game has returned with him. Cishek, who had 73 saves the past two seasons for the Marlins, has had trouble getting anyone out this campaign.  He blew four of his seven save opportunities and lost the closer’s role in May.  But even in a mop-up role, he was struggling with a 1-5 record...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Former closer Cishek to be recalled from Double-A by Marlins

MIAMI (AP) Demoted closer Steve Cishek will be recalled Saturday from Double-A Jacksonville by the Miami Marlins. Cishek was 1-5 with a 6.98 ERA when he was sent down June 1. He pitched six scoreless innings in five games for the Suns with two saves. Miami optioned right-handers Kendry Flores and Andre Rienzo to Triple-A New Orleans on Friday. Both will join the rotation there....
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins option Steve Cishek to AA

The Miami Marlins‘ early struggles of  2015 season don’t seem to be getting better any time soon.  They have already fired their manager and have dropped nine of the last thirteen games.  Now they have decided to option former closer Steve Cishek to their AA ball club as reported by Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com. The veteran righty came into the 2015 season regarded as the Marlins’...
Via Baseball Essential
June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Steve Cishek to work on mechanics in minors

The Miami Marlins are hoping a trip to the minor leagues will straighten out what is wrong with former closer Steve Cishek. Cishek was optioned to the club’s Double-A affiliate in Jacksonville on Monday.  But manager Dan Jennings told the Miami Herald that he doesn’t think the demotion will be a long term deal.  Cishek, who had 73 saves the last two seasons for the Marlins...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Why did Marlins players skip team charity event?

The Miami Marlins held their annual "Fish 'N Chips Casino Party" Thursday night, which is normally an opportunity for their fans a chance to interact with the team's current and former players as well as the coaches. Unfortunately, none of the players on the current Marlins roster showed up to this year's event.Considering the admission charge for the big night was $100 for singles...
Via Holdout Sports
May 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Marlins players don't show up to charity event; fans, president upset

MIAMI -- Mired in a seven-game losing streak, Miami Marlins players further disappointed their fans by failing to show as advertised for a charity event. The organization had said players would attend the event to benefit the inner cities baseball program. When no players showed, fans complained on social media, and team president David Samson wasn't happy either. ''I'm disappointed...
Via AP on Fox
May 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Marlins players fail to show for charity event

MIAMI (AP) Mired in a seven-game losing streak, Miami Marlins players have further angered their fans by failing to show as advertised for a charity event. The organization had said players would attend the event to benefit the inner cities baseball program. When no players showed, fans complained on social media, and team president David Samson said he was disappointed, too. The...
Via AP on Fox
May 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Could Matt Duffy Replace Casey McGehee as Possible X-Factor in San Francisco?

San Francisco Giants’ Matt Duffy hits a walk off single off Miami Marlins relief pitcher Steve Cishek in the ninth inning of their baseball game Sunday, May 10, 2015, in San Francisco. San Francisco won the game 3-2. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg) When the Giants lost their beloved all-star third-baseman and three-time champion Pablo Sandoval this off-season to Boston in free agency...
Via The Sports Journal
May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Bullpen Report 6.0

  Editor’s Note: Be sure to check out our DraftKings and FanDuel Cheat Sheets! Steve Cishek is out as the closer in Miami, but he’s part of the supposed trio  Full Article »
Via The Fake Baseball
May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Bullpen Report, Week 6: Pitching Awful Makes Me See-Sheck

Last week I went into what in the heck was wrong with Cody Allen.  That Situation is still a little foggy, like everyone's memory of your buddy's bachelor party.  This week, it's time to look at the side-flinging Steve Cishek.  Because when it gets down to it, closers are more interesting and they are basically that key piece in Jenga.  It starts with them and everything trickles...
Via Razzball
May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Baseball Profcast: Buy/Sell Shortstops Edition

In Episode 195, Professors Bryan Curley (@BaseballProf) and Lance Rinker (@LanceMRinker) discuss some fantasy baseball news from Wednesday and recap how the shortstops have fared this season. Topics include: Some closer talk, including whether you should drop Steve Cishek The speedy Delino DeShields Jr. Re-shuffling their shortstop rankings Listener questions! You can check...
Via Baseball Professor
May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Marlins 5, Dodgers 4: Steve Cishek Not Around To Save Dodgers

A day after collecting about 500 hits, the Dodgers struggled a bit more to string together hits in a 5-4 loss to the Marlins. After Alex Guerrero scored on a wild pitch in the fourth inning, Enrique Hernandez and Joc Pederson homered to help provide the offense. Carlos Frias was solid and unspectacular again, going six innings and striking out five, surrendering three runs...
Via Dodgers Digest
May 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Cishek Expatriated From Czech Savepublic

Maybe I shamed the Marlins into caring about their bullpen. Maybe I'm just like my mother, she's never satisfied. Why do we scream at Steve Cishek? This is what it sounds like, when fantasy baseballers cry! Damn, I'll never get sick of Prince. Well, except when I have to rely on him to hit homers from my 1st base slot. As they removed Cishek from the closer role, the Marlins...
Via Razzball
May 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Steve Cishek Blows Back to Back Saves

View image | gettyimages.com The Miami Marlins will turn to a closer by committee, after Steve Cishek failed to convert saves on back to back nights.  His ERA is over 10.00 on the year.  He has blown 4 saves in 2015, matching last seasons total.  He saved 39 games last season, striking out 84 batters in 65.1 IP.    The Marlins will turn to A.J. Ramos and Mike Dunn...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
May 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Baseball Profcast: Time To Own Kang

In Episode 192, Professors Adam Nodiff (@ANodBaseball) and Jake Devereaux (@DevJake) are back to discuss all the fantasy baseball action from over the weekend and answer some listener questions. Topics include: Steve Cishek’s grip on the Marlins closing role Confidence in Stephen Strasburg’s chiropractor Break out performances from Danny Salazar and Michael Pineda Why Jung...
Via Baseball Professor
May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Marlins let late lead slip away, fall to Giants in 9th

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Matt Duffy singled in Gregor Blanco with two outs in the ninth inning to cap a two-run rally off closer Steve Cishek and lift the San Francisco Giants to a 3-2 win over the Miami Marlins on Sunday. The Giants had been quiet offensively most of the game until breaking out against Cishek (1-2), who had not allowed an earned run in 13 previous appearances against...
Via AP on Fox
May 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Giants get 2 in the 9th to edge Marlins 3-2

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Matt Duffy singled in Gregor Blanco with two outs in the ninth inning to cap a two-run rally off closer Steve Cishek and lift the San Francisco Giants to a 3-2 win over the Miami Marlins on Sunday. The Giants had been quiet offensively most of the game until breaking out against Cishek (1-2), who had not allowed an earned run in 13 previous appearances against...
Via AP on Fox
May 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Utley goes yard in 1,500th career game; Phillies lose fourth straight

View image | gettyimages.com Final: Marlins 4, Phillies 3 WP: Steve Cishek (1-1, 8.64 ERA) LP: Ken Giles (1-1, 0.87 ERA) Miami, Fl - Having lost three out of their first four games on their current, ten-game road trip, the Philadelphia Phillies (8-16) were determined to get back to winning...
Via Philliedelphia
May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Juan Lagares Was An Unsung Hero In Mets Comeback Win

Lost in the thrill and excitement of the dramatic three-run homer by Daniel Murphy, was the booming double by Juan Lagares to get that ninth inning started. It was a huge moment that ignited what was to ensue. Lagares was down 0-2 in the count versus Marlins close Steve Cishek, but he battled back to 2-2 in the count, fouling off a couple of tough sliders before finally ripping another...
Via Mets Merized Online
April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Murphalicious! Murphy Blasts Game Winning Home Run

2015 has been a rough year Daniel Murphy, but Monday night’s performance could be a major turning point for him and the team as well. Murphy crushed a dramatic three run shot off of Marlins closer Steve Cishek in the 9th inning to give the Mets a 3-1 lead over their division rivals. He followed that up with a great defensive stab in the bottom of the ninth to keep the Marlins...
Via Mets Merized Online
April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Baseball Profcast: Cishek’s Struggles

In Episode 183, Professors Adam Nodiff (@ANodBaseball) and Bryan Curley (@BaseballProf) recap some fantasy relevant news from Monday. Topics include: Another implosion for Marlins closer Steve Cishek A bold call on Chris Archer’s ceiling How impressed we are with Drew Smyly, Michael Pineda, and Scott Kazmir Rest of season expectations for Archie Bradley A review of some hot...
Via Baseball Professor
April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

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
April 15, 2015  |  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
April 06, 2015  |  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
April 01, 2015  |  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
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