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'Miami Marlins Postseason Special' to debut Nov. 2 on FOX Sports Florida

MIAMI (Oct. 31, 2014) -- On Sunday, Nov. 2 at 6:00 p.m., FOX Sports Florida, the statewide television home of the Miami Marlins, will debut the "Miami Marlins Postseason Special" recapping Miami's 2014 season. The team had 15 more victories than the previous season despite losing their Rookie of the Year ace, pitcher Jose Fernandez, early in the year and the National...
Via Fox Sports Florida
18 hours ago  |  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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Marlins Rumors: Miami likely to pursue James Shields this offseason

The Miami Marlins look to have a strong future.  They have the best offensive player in Giancarlo Stanton and one of the best young pitchers in the game in Jose Fernandez, who should return from injury by mid-season, and a solid core of young players all around the diamond.  This offseason, Marlins' insider Joe Frisaro is reporting that they have an upwards of 75 million...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins position analysis: Third base

Last offseason when the Miami Marlins looked at areas of concern, third base sat atop the list. Seven players saw time at the position, which sorely lacked production (5 HRs/51 RBI).   In mid-December, the Marlins signed Casey McGehee, who had been relegated to Japan after his five-year big-league career fizzled in 2012. He resuscitated it by batting .292 with 30 doubles, 28 homers...
Via Fox Sports Florida
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins position analysis: Third base

Last offseason when the Miami Marlins looked at areas of concern, third base sat atop the list. Seven players saw time at the position, which sorely lacked production (5 HRs/51 RBI).   In mid-December, the Marlins signed Casey McGehee, who had been relegated to Japan after his five-year big-league career fizzled in 2012. He resuscitated it by batting .292 with 30 doubles, 28 homers...
Via Fox Sports Florida
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Stanton: You don't know what you got until it's almost gone

Giancarlo Stanton's career flashed before his eyes. Stanton was struck in the face by a Mike Fiers pitch during a Sept. 11 game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. The beanball left Stanton banged up, but the Miami Marlins slugger also came away from the scary incident with a new perspective. "I realized that in general," Stanton told Yahoo! Sports' Tim...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Giancarlo Stanton Has New Perspective On Life Following Scary Beanball

Giancarlo Stanton’s career flashed before his eyes. Stanton was struck in the face by a pitch from Mike Fiers on Sept. 11 during a game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. The beanball left Stanton banged up, but the Miami Marlins slugger also came away from the scary incident with a new perspective. “I realized that in general,” Stanton told Yahoo! Sports’ Tim...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins Injury Update: Ginacarlo Stanton healthy and expected to have normal offseaosn

After a taking a Mike Fiers fastball to the face in September, the future of Miami Marlins outfielder Ginacarlo Stanton looked in jeopardy.  He would go on to miss the remainder of the season virtually crushing the team's playoff hopes.  The Associated Press is reporting that Stanton has declared himself healthy and ready for a regular offseason workout routine.#455980640...
Via MLB Injury News
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Trout and Giancarlo Stanton Win Hank Aaron Awards

Major League Baseball announced that Angels center fielder Mike Trout and Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton are the winners of the 2014 Hank Aaron Award in their respective leagues. Since 1999, the Hank Aaron Award is presented annually to the best overall offensive performer in both the American League and National League. In a press conference and pregame ceremony held at...
Via Mets Merized Online
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Trout and Stanton win Hank Aaron Award

Angels’ Mike Trout and Marlins’ Giancarlo Stanton, were named the 2014 winners of the Hank Aaron Award. The award is given annually to the most outstanding offensive player in each league. Commissioner Bud Selig, who is stepping down in January, made the presentation today before Game 4 of the World Series at AT&T Park. Trout, 23, led the AL in runs scored (115...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins' Stanton expects to have normal offseason after major injury

SAN FRANCISCO — Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton expects to have a normal offseason of conditioning as he recovers from his facial injuries. Stanton was struck under the left eye by a fastball from Milwaukee's Mike Fiers on Sept. 11, ending his season. He sustained facial fractures, dental damage, cuts that required stitches and two black eyes. The outfielder attended...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins' Stanton expects to have normal offseason

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton expects to have a normal offseason of conditioning as he recovers from his facial injuries. Stanton was struck under the left eye by a fastball from Milwaukee's Mike Fiers on Sept. 11, ending his season. He sustained facial fractures, dental damage, cuts that required stitches and two black eyes. He attended Game 4 of...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Giancarlo Stanton wins Hank Aaron Award as NL's top offensive player

Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton's career year garnered him the first of what could be several postseason awards Saturday night. Stanton was named the National League's recipient of the Hank Aaron Award, given to the top offensive player in each league, as voted on by fans and a Hall of Fame panel. It was first introduced in 1999 to commemorate the 25th anniversary...
Via Fox Sports Florida
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Who is the orange-clad Marlins fan at the World Series?

MIAMI -- Among the standouts at the World Series has been a Miami Marlins fan in the front row behind home plate. Laurence Leavy's orange Marlins jersey made him easy to spot at Games 1 and 2 amid a sea of Kansas City Royals blue. He says a Royals official approached him offering to move him to the team owner's suite, but Leavy (pronounced Leh'-vee) declined. Two nights...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Orange-clad Marlins fan stands out at World Series

MIAMI (AP) Among the standouts at the World Series has been a Miami Marlins fan in the front row behind home plate. Laurence Leavy's orange Marlins jersey made him easy to spot at Games 1 and 2 amid a sea of Kansas City Royals blue. He says a Royals official approached him offering to move him to the team owner's suite, but Leavy (pronounced Leh'-vee) declined. Two nights...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins' Stanton, Yelich, Hechavarria named finalists for NL Gold Gloves

Three Miami Marlins could be accepting awards this offseason for their stellar defensive play in 2014. Shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria, left fielder Christian Yelich and right fielder Giancarlo Stanton were named finalists for Gold Gloves at their respective positions, as announced by Rawlings Thursday afternoon. All three are first-time finalists. Hechavarria, who finished with a ...
Via Fox Sports Florida
8 days ago  |  Discuss

‘Marlins Man’ Stealing Show During World Series, 2014 MLB Postseason

If you watched either of the first two games of the World Series, you might have asked yourself, “Who is that guy sitting behind home plate wearing a bright orange Miami Marlins jacket?” If you didn’t, we’ll let it slide, though we’d suggest paying a little more attention to the things that really matter in life. To answer the question, his name is Laurence Leavy, better...
Via NESN.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Twitter Users Troll Marlins Fan Who Attends World Series (Photo)

In the sea of royal blue, you’ll see that orange dot stick out and quite obnoxiously.  This Marlins fan is getting more buzz than the game and that’s not a good thing. Game 1 already took the cake for having the worst ratings in MLB history. Perhaps it’s up to “The Marlins Man” to keep the game alive? Meanwhile on Twitter, some people had fun with his presence in Kansas...
Via Geeks and Cleats
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins fan behind home plate says Royals offered him private suite to move

If you watched Game 1 of the World Series on TV Tuesday night, you may have noticed a man in an orange visor and jacket sitting in the front row behind home plate. His name is Laurence Leavy, and he is — believe it or not — a Miami Marlins fan. Leavy, 58, calls himself...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins Fan Sits Behind Home Plate At World Series (Photo)

Just like their stadium back in Miami, this Marlins fan was also sitting alone in a baseball stadium. Baseball fans can certainly appreciate other fans. But amongst the Royals fans, this bright orange jersey definitely stood out. The Marlins fan, Laurence Leavy, and is notoriously known for wearing his Marlins gear where it’s clearly not in attendance. Perhaps he likes to stand...
Via Geeks and Cleats
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Fan in Marlins gear declined to change when asked

The Internet had some fun on Tuesday night speculating why in the heck was a guy dressed in Miami Marlins gear was kicking it in primo seats behind home plate during Game 1 of the World Series between the Kansas City Royals and San Francisco Giants. It turns out the guy has made the act...Read More The post Fan wearing Marlins garb at World Series allegedly asked to remove it ...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Who Is Marlins Man?

By Michael Weber. Watching game 1 of the World Series last night it was hard to miss the man in the bright orange jersey and visor sitting front-and-center behind home plate at Kauffman Stadium.  The jersey and visor sported the Miami Marlins logo and the man wearing them was Laurence Leavy. Leavy, a.k.a Marlins Man, is a sports enthusiast who has been spotted at major events nation...
Via Beyond The Spread
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins fan proving you can go to World Series without your team

When you're a Miami Marlins fan, you don't wait for your team to reach the World Series to make your own trip to the Fall Classic. That's the lesson from Laurence Leavy, who had a front-row seat behind home plate for Game 1 of the World Series in Kansas City, and was pretty noticeable since he was sporting an orange Marlins windbreaker in a sea of Royals blue. It wasn...
Via Fox Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

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
10 days 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
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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