Giancarlo Stanton and the allure of power

There are many story lines centering on Giancarlo Stanton, but for fantasy owners, patience is starting to wear thin. Stanton is a known power commodity; even despite his propensity for injury, the light-tower power tantalizes for fantasy. But in order to procure his services for a fantasy team, one has to overlook his flaws which include strikeouts, low contact and the risk of...
Via Today's Knuckleball
19 minutes ago

Jacksonville's Yefri Perez is baseball's top base stealer

Jacksonville Suns speedster Yefri Perez currently leads all of Minor League Baseball with his 32 Stolen Bases. Throughout the of the month of May, Jacksonville Suns outfielder/infielder Yefri Perez has led all of professional baseball (Major Leagues included), in stolen bases. Currently Perez is tops in the game with 32 stolen bases through the first 46 games of the year, and...
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4 hours ago

Miami Marlins: Prado should be an All-Star again

Two of the five players leading the National League in batting average are on the Miami Marlins. One of them, Marcell Ozuna, is hitting at a level that he has never reached before in the big leagues. The other one is bringing back his glory days in Atlanta and helping the Marlins become a suddenly dangerous offensive team. Martin Prado is certainly not an unknown in the MLB, but...
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

No Giancarlo and Yelich? No problem for lineup

There were no speed bumps for the Marlins' offense the past two days with Giancarlo Stanton and Christian Yelich out.
19 hours ago

Jose lives out teenage dream with win at Trop

Jose Fernandez blew a kiss toward the crowd cheering him behind the Marlins' dugout. Miami's right-hander left the field after the seventh inning on Thursday like a star actor awash in applause following a pleasing final act, this moment serving as a time when his teenage dream met adult reality.
19 hours ago

Morris to DL with lumbar disc herniation

Marlins right-handed reliever Bryan Morris was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Thursday morning, retroactive to Wednesday, with a lumbar disc herniation. Miami recalled right-handed reliever Nick Wittgren from Triple-A New Orleans in a corresponding move.
1 day ago

Marlins place Bryan Morris on the disabled list

Nick Wittgren will get another opportunity. Miami placed Bryan Morris on the 15-day disabled list Thursday with lumbar disc herniation, the club announced. Morris, 29, pitched to a 3.06 ERA and 6.43 FIP over 17.2 innings. He was a consistent member of the Marlins' bullpen last season, pitching to a 3.14 ERA and 3.64 FIP over 63.0 innings. The move is retroactive to Wednesday....
Via Fish Stripes
1 day ago

Giancarlo Stanton not in lineup vs. Rays Wednesday

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton has right side soreness and was out of the lineup for Wednesday night's game at Tampa Bay."There was a little bit of this going on in spring training at different times so at this point I'm not really that concerned," Marlins manager Don Mattingly said."Hopefully it's not something major, it's a day or two. I think...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Giancarlo Stanton’s Concerning Contact Rate

Giancarlo Stanton has always had a lot of swing and miss in his game, offsetting all the whiffs with ridiculous power displays on his way to being one of the game’s elite sluggers. So when you look at Stanton’s 2016 numbers, it’s easy to just look at the overall line (which includes a 115 wRC+) and note the unsustainably low .256 BABIP — he’s at .324 for his career, given...
Via Fangraphs
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Puig benched for not hustling, cracks Don Mattingly joke

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig was yanked from Tuesday night’s game against the Cincinnati Reds for admiring a long RBI single. Puig smoked a ball off the right field wall in the bottom of the sixth, scoring Trayce Thompson to give the Dodgers a 4-2 lead. When he hit it, Puig clearly thought he had an opposite-field home run, so he admired the shot for a moment. That...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Miami Marlins are reportedly suing some of their season ticket holders and vendors

The Miami Marlins appear to be simply a bottom-line business to owner Jeffrey Loria.Which is apparently why the team is suing some of their season-ticket holders, luxury suite owners and vendors who have decided not to renew their deals at Marlins Park, according to the Miami New Times:"The Marlins have sued at least nine season ticketholders and luxury suite owners since 2013. That...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins suing nine season ticket holders, two vendors

Yes, you read that headline right. The Miami Marlins, a Major League Baseball team, are suing nine of their season ticket holders and two vendors. Miami sits at 23-21 this season and is fourth place in the National League East, three and a half games back of the 27-18 Washington Nationals. The Marlins are averaging 20,508 fans per game, which puts them at 26th out of the 30 MLB...
Via The Comeback
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton feeling good as he works through slump

MIAMI (AP) -- Everything about Giancarlo Stanton is epic: his physique, his contract, the distance of his home runs.And his latest slump.The Miami Marlins' $325 million slugger began the week 1 for 21 over the past six games with one single, one walk and 17 strikeouts.His numbers over the past 15 games weren't much better: 5 for 52 with 28 strikeouts and one RBI."I keep working at...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins should use Ichiro more often for short-term success

It might be a bit of a surprise to see that the Miami Marlins are fourth in the MLB in batting average and sixth in on-base percentage. About half of their games have been without Dee Gordon, who vaulted the team’s eighth-ranked batting average last year, due to his suspension. Miami’s outfield, in particular, has looked great at the plate. Except it is not the combination imagined...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Starting rotation turning the corner for Miami Marlins

The first 40 games of the 2016 season for the Miami Marlins have come and gone and Marlins fans can definitely have some mixed feelings on what the first quarter has brought. There have been lows, which are highlighted by the surprising suspension of NL batting champion Dee Gordon and the struggles of Adeiny Hechavarria. With the middle of the infield not performing to its potential...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Marcell Ozuna Breaking Out?

Marcell Ozuna is the third-best outfielder on his team. He can’t match the power and discipline of Giancarlo Stanton, and he can’t match the patient, contact-oriented approach of rising star Christian Yelich. Partially related to those two statements, Yelich and Stanton have signed contracts worth nearly $400 million total while Ozuna, despite possessing more service time than...
Via Fangraphs
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Christian Yelich Is Starting to Soar

You know who’s figuring it out? Christian Yelich! Not that Yelich ever didn’t have it figured out — his big-league career began with three consecutive 117 wRC+ seasons. He was as steady as anyone you could find, but he kept on occasionally hinting at more, and now he’s showing more more often. He’s 24, and he’s being coached by Barry Bonds. People everywhere kind of saw...
Via Fangraphs
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies fan saves wife from getting drilled in face by foul ball (vid)

A quick-thinking Philadelphia Phillies fan with catlike reflexes narrowly saved his wife from getting drilled in the face with a ball hit into the stands during Monday’s Philadelphia Phillies-Miami Marlins game at Citizens Bank Park. The drama unfolded in the bottom of the 4th inning when Phillies shortstop Freddy Galvis fouled a Adam Conley offering up into the stands. The...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins OF goes on 14-game hitting streak using Barry Bonds' bats

For Miami Marlins outfielder Marcell Ozuna, one of the benefits of having Barry Bonds as you hitting coach is that you get to use his old bats. Ozuna had five hits in nine at-bats in a doubleheader against the Nationals Saturday, extending his hitting streak to 14 games. Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg jammed Ozuna in the sixth inning and broke his bat, which was delivered to...
Via Fox Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

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