Posts Tagged ‘Miami Marlins’

Phils Fillet Fish in Season High Run Scoring Victory

April 22nd, 2015 by Joe Buscemi | Comments Off on Phils Fillet Fish in Season High Run Scoring Victory | Filed in Baseball, Phillies, Sports

The Phillies bats were well awake in tonight’s 7-3 win over the division rival Miami Marlins. This game saw many positives for the Phils. Seven runs on seven hits, the team was clearly effective at the dish and unlike many other games did not leave men stranded in scoring position.

Ryan Howard hit a 2-run bomb to straight away center in the 6th which put the Phils back on top of the Marlins 4-3. This home run was the “big piece’s” first of the season, ending a career high drought of 42 consecutive at-bats without going yard.

The team looked to add some insurance runs in the 7th, after Francoeur & Herrera reached base safely, Ben Revere wound up knocking both runners in as he slammed his first triple of the year into the right field gap giving the Phils a 6-3 lead. Chase Utley would later send Ben home on an RBI sac fly, which would be the last of the offense the Phillies would need to knock off the fish.

Phillies starting pitcher Jerome Williams had a rather decent outing going 6 innings, allowing 3 runs (2 of them earned) on 8 hits, collected 6 strikeouts and only allowed 1 walk. The bullpen did a great job to solidify the Phillies victory. Luis Garcia and Ken Giles only allowed for a combined 2 hits in each of their innings of work. Papelbon would later get the call to close in a non-save situation (when a team is up by 4 runs in the 9th, it is not viewed as a save situation per MLB rule).

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Giancarlo Stanton Inks Historic Deal

November 18th, 2014 by AmyMac | Comments Off on Giancarlo Stanton Inks Historic Deal | Filed in Baseball, General
Miami Marlins have signed Giancarlo Stanton for $325M/13 years.

Miami Marlins have signed Giancarlo Stanton for $325M/13 years.

 

Today, the Miami Marlins and Giancarlo Stanton agreed to a $325 million, 13-year contract. Stanton can opt out after six years, and he has a no-trade clause in place. Jeffrey Loria, Miami’s owner, remarks that the “landmark moment for the franchise and Giancarlo” is “for the city and fans to rally around.” Did Loria miss the memo that Miami still doesn’t care about their baseball team? Certifiably insane business deal aside, who does he think he’s kidding? If a brand new stadium – with fish tanks, folks -couldn’t draw a crowd, I don’t know that Stanton and his $150,000+ per game will. The Fish only have seven fans, and I’m pretty sure one of them is Giancarlo’s mom. Don’t kid yourself, Loria.

It’s no secret that I find these kinda of hyper-inflated contacts to be ridiculous. It’s not even the money that seems the craziest – it’s the number of years. This all started with the likes of Jayson Werth and his Boras-drawn contract with Washington. It only got worse when the Angels signed Albert Pujols for $240 million over ten years – plus a boatload of extras. Now, Giancarlo Stanton has the the largest MLB contract in history – for the time being.

Stanton just turned 25 – a lot can change between now and when he’s 38. If he’s able to tear the leather off the ball the same way 13 years from now, I’ll eat my hat, but these contacts have gotten out of control. I wonder how this makes minor leaguers feel – we’d love to have them come up, but there’s barely any payroll left. Don’t get me wrong; I appreciate that Stanton is one hell of a hitter – in 2014 his numbers were .288/37/105 – but I’ve yet to see him sprout wings and fly or breathe fire. 105 RBIs or not, a commitment of $325 million until after my first grader graduates high school is ludicrous.

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Deconstructing The Phillies: Starting Pitching

October 7th, 2014 by Mike H. | Comments Off on Deconstructing The Phillies: Starting Pitching | Filed in Baseball, Phillies

After yet another horrendously obvious season, the Phillies finally know that something needs to change. Whether they act on that knowledge is a different story. As we wait to see how the winter unfolds for the Phillies, I thought I’d post some of my own ideas of how to “fix” this team. Along the way, other contributors will throw in their two cents as well. In the first week we’ll address the starting pitching. So for some drastic ideas, read past the jump. (more…)

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Countdown To Opening Day 2013: 4 Days

March 28th, 2013 by Mike H. | Comments Off on Countdown To Opening Day 2013: 4 Days | Filed in Baseball, General, Phillies
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Til opening day

Instead of focusing on the Phillies today, I’d like to focus on the rest of the division.  While the Phillies made changes that will have long-term ramifications, the rest of the division did too. Some for the better. Some potentially for the worse. So let’s make our way around the NL East.

Marlins

The Marlins may have secured themselves a guaranteed spot in the cellar of the NL East in 2013. After going “all in” for 2012, Mr. Loria went “all out” for 2013, and not in a good way. Basically, the only players most fans will probably recognize are Giancarlo Stanton and Logan Morrison. The Marlins may have made moves that will help them contend in the future, but they appear to be contending for the first pick in the 2014 draft for now.

Mets

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Ozzie Guillen Might Have A Drinking Problem

April 7th, 2012 by Johnny G | Comments Off on Ozzie Guillen Might Have A Drinking Problem | Filed in Baseball, General

Miami Marlins’ Manager Ozzie Guillen spoke with CBS sports yesterday and made some pretty disturbing comments.

“I get drunk because I’m happy we win or I get drunk because I’m very sad and disturbed because we lose,” Guillen said. “Same routine, it never changes. It’s been the same routine for 25, 28 years. It doesn’t change. I don’t like to go out.”

“I don’t have time,” Guillen said. “I’ve got to be here early, and I go to sleep so drunk that I have to recover in time to go to the park.”

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What’s Going On In the Marlins’ Clubhouse?

March 30th, 2012 by Johnny G | Comments Off on What’s Going On In the Marlins’ Clubhouse? | Filed in Baseball, General

Yes, that is Hanley Ramirez and the newly acquired Jose Reyes sporting what looks like an orange hairdo. I don’t think I want to know what’s going on in there. These two look like they have sugar running through their veins.

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