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Who’s The Marlins Fan At The World Series?

If you are watching the World Series and are paying attention to the fans behind home plate, you have probably noticed a man wearing orange Miami Marlins gear. Maybe you have spotted him at other games this postseason, as he was at the Royals-Orioles series and in San Francisco for the NLCS. So who is this guy? Is he aware he has the wrong MLB gear on? Meet Marlins Man! Marlins...
Via Sports Mockery
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins position analysis: Shortstop

While there are questions at first and second base this offseason, the area of the infield with the most certainty would be shortstop after a career year from Adeiny Hechavarria. The 25-year-old has appeared in 294 of 324 games over the past two seasons since being acquired in the 2012 blockbuster trade with the Toronto Blue Jays. Hechavarria played in 146 games this year. A right...
Via Fox Sports Florida
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sporting News MLB awards: Chris Young, Casey McGehee voted top comebackers

RHP Chris Young of the Mariners and 3B Casey McGehee of the Marlins are Sporting News’ 2014 AL and NL Comeback Players of the Year, respectively, as selected by a panel of 196 major league players. The veteran players put up solid campaigns after spending 2013 out of Major League Baseball. Young, 35, was a key part of Seattle's rotation a year after struggling in limited...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Drake Airballs Jumper at Kentucky Midnight Madness

Started from the bottom, now Drake’s ball is back at the bottom without hitting the rim. – – – – – Also see … Report: NFL teams worried Johnny Manziel’s love of Drake suggests serious judgment issues Drake schedules emergency photo op with 1st place, 5-2 Miami Marlins SP’s NCAA Basketball page The post VIDEO: Drake Airballs Jumper at Kentucky Midnight Madness appeared...
Via Sports Pickle
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jose M. Fernandez Cuban Stats

Multiple reports indicate Cuban second baseman Jose Fernandez has left the island and will seek to play in MLB. For those of you Google-stymied by his also-Cuban namesake, his full name is Jose Miguel Fernandez Diaz. I have Fernandez’s birthday as April 27, 1988, meaning that 2015 will be his age-27 season. He has played played for Matanzas in Serie Nacional since 2007-2008, giving...
Via Obstructed View
5 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Rumors: Jose Fernandez defects from Cuba

With many teams in search of a second baseman this offseason, the best player available may now be on the market. Jon Morosi of Foxsports is reporting that Cuban second baseman Jose Fernandez has defected and is looking to sign a major league contract.Cuban 2B Jose Fernandez has defected and is seeking an MLB contract, sources confirm. He's regarded as a big league player.—...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins position analysis: Second base

Second base wasn't supposed to be a revolving door in 2014 when the Miami Marlins signed veteran Rafael Furcal to a one-year, $3.5 million deal last offseason. But various leg injuries prevented the 36-year-old from re-energizing his career in South Florida. After missing 2013 with Tommy John surgery, Furcal sustained a hamstring strain during spring training in Jupiter, Fla...
Via Fox Sports Florida
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Giancarl-no Stanton

Oh boy, that title sure was a doozy. But oh well, it gets my point across; Giancarlo Stanton won’t be coming to Boston this off-season. Could Cespedes be heading south? Yoenis Cespedes by Kelly O’Connor Don’t get me wrong, I love Stanton and could spend literally all day watching replays of his home runs on youtube. But it’s just not going to happen, at least not this year...
Via Fire Brand AL
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins outright utility man Jordany Valdespin to Triple-A

With the offseason underway, the Miami Marlins made a pair of transactions on Friday. Utility player Jordan Valdespin was outrighted to Triple-A New Orleans, while the Texas Rangers claimed utility player Ed Lucas. Valdespin, who signed a minor-league deal last December without an invitation to spring training, was coming off a 50-game suspension after the Biogenesis probe. Upon...
Via Pro Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: All of Giancarlo Stanton's 2014 homers added up

This is a pretty awesome video put together by the staff over at Whistle Sports. It shows all 37 of Giancarlo Stanton’s homers from the 2014 season. Needless to say, there were some tape-measure shots. It also adds up the distance of all the homers, which was a total of nearly three miles. Who needs to ride a scooter to the ballpark? Instead, maybe just hitch on to one of Stanton’s...
Via Sportsnaut
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins outright utility man Jordany Valdespin to Triple-A

With the offseason underway, the Miami Marlins made a pair of transactions on Friday. Utility player Jordan Valdespin was outrighted to Triple-A New Orleans, while the Texas Rangers claimed utility player Ed Lucas. Valdespin, who signed a minor-league deal last December without an invitation to spring training, was coming off a 50-game suspension after the Biogenesis probe. Upon...
Via Fox Sports Florida
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers get INF Lucas from Miami on waiver claim

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) The Texas Rangers have acquired infielder Ed Lucas from the Miami Marlins on a waiver claim. The Rangers got the 32-year-old Lucas on Friday. Lucas hit .251 with one home run and nine RBIs in 69 games for Miami last season. He played all four infield spots, and also saw time in left field and right field. Lucas began last year on the disabled list because of...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Three Miles of Giancarlo Stanton Home Runs

A plaintive voice from within the internet has suggested to the author that the video embedded here — which features all 37 of Miami outfielder/real-life colossus Giancarlo Stanton‘s home runs from 2014 — might be of some interest to at least a portion of this site’s readers. An idea with merit, that. Of particular note […]
Via Fangraphs
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins Rumors: Miami targeting SP this offseason

The Miami Marlins exceeded all expectations this season and were able to compete for a playoff spot until the final week of the season.  Heading into this offseason, instead of standing pat, MLB.com's, Joe Frisaro, is reporting that the club is set to target starting pitching this winter.This would be a major step toward helping the club remain competitive and getting to the...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins position analysis: First base

Though it's the beginning of the offseason, the Miami Marlins front office is already looking ahead to 2015 and working on ways the team can reach the postseason for the first time since 2003. Over the next few weeks, I'll be breaking down the Marlins at each position -- analyzing what went right and wrong for the players that saw action there -- as well as the likelihood...
Via Fox Sports Florida
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins to pursue starting pitching this winter

The Miami Marlins appear intent on pursuing a starting pitching upgrade this winter, as the position is "high on Miami's shopping list this offseason", according to MLB.com's Joe Frisaro. The Marlins seem set on adding versatility to their 40-man roster, which could lead to some current starters moving to the bullpen, opening the door for new faces in the rotation...
Via Pro Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins' Fernandez throwing just 4 1/2 months after surgery

MIAMI -- Jose Fernandez released the ball with such velocity that the sound of it landing in the catcher's mitt echoed crisply throughout Marlins Park. And to think, he's nowhere close to throwing hard yet. Fernandez's recovery from elbow-reconstruction surgery is turning another corner, with the Miami Marlins' ace now starting a throwing program. He made 25 tosses...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins’ Jose Fernandez has ‘incredible’ second throwing session

Jose Fernandez was popping the catcher’s mitt at Marlins Park on Friday, and he wasn’t even letting it rip. “The ball is coming out of my hand incredible,” Fernandez said after completing just his second throwing session in his comeback from Tommy John surgery. “I’m just excited to get a ball in my hand and let it go again.” Fernandez threw a baseball Wednesday for...
Via Pro Sports Daily
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Fernandez says throwing feels better than ever

MIAMI (AP) Jose Fernandez released the ball with such velocity that the sound of it landing in the catcher's mitt echoed crisply throughout Marlins Park. And to think, he's nowhere close to throwing hard yet. Fernandez's recovery from elbow-reconstruction surgery is turning another corner, with the Miami Marlins' ace now starting a throwing program. He made 25 tosses...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins Jose Fernandez completes day two of pitching program

MIAMI -- Like he would before every start, Miami Marlins ace Jose Fernandez played catch in the outfield at Marlins Park Friday afternoon. The sound of his throws popping into a mitt, however, didn't echo before thousands of fans but dozens of South Florida media. The recipient wasn't catchers Jarrod Saltalamacchia or Jeff Mathis but head athletic trainer Sean Cunningham...
Via Fox Sports Florida
18 days ago  |  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...
Via Fox Sports Florida
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins Injury Update: Jose Fernandez throws for first time since surgery

The Miami Marlins finished the 2014 season with a record of 77-85, fourth in the National League East. They finished in the middle of the pack in both runs scored and ERA. Significant injuries to Giancarlo Stanton and Jose Fernandez hindered any hopes for a push in the division. The good news on Fernandez is that he threw for the first time since undergoing surgery on his right...
Via MLB Injury News
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins' Stanton, McGehee named finalists for Players Choice Awards

Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton and third baseman Casey McGehee were named finalists for Players Choice Awards on Wednesday. In ballots voted upon by his peers, Stanton is nominated for Player of the Year alongside Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw and Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout. He is also up for NL Outstanding Player with Kershaw and Pittsburgh Pirates...
Via Fox Sports Florida
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Rehabbing Marlins ace Jose Fernandez begins throwing program

  Miami Marlins ace Jose Fernandez is throwing again, 4-1/2 months after he underwent season-ending Tommy John elbow surgery. Fernandez made 25 throws of 30 feet -- half the distance from the mound to the plate -- and said he felt great after the brief workout Wednesday at Marlins Park. The 2013 National League Rookie of the Year was cleared last week to begin a throwing program...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins' Jose Fernandez begins throwing program

MIAMI (AP) Miami Marlins ace Jose Fernandez is throwing again, 4 1/2 months after he underwent season-ending Tommy John elbow surgery. Fernandez made 25 throws of 30 feet - half the distance from the mound to the plate - and said he felt great after the brief workout Wednesday at Marlins Park. The 2013 National League Rookie of the Year was cleared last week to begin a throwing...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss
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