Apr 7, 2013; Flushing, NY,USA; Miami Marlins starting pitcher Jose Fernandez (16) takes the mound during the first inning against the New York Mets at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

Marlins Way: A Preview Of Good Things To Come for the Miami Marlins?

Despite losing two of three games over the weekend to the New York Mets, the Miami Marlins had some bright spots to give their fans at least a glimmer of hope for what promises to be a long and difficult season.  The team’s bats finally awoke in New York after being put to sleep in Washington and manager Mike Redmond celebrated his first victory.  However, the big story was the exceptional debut of 20-year-old starting pitcher Jose Fernandez on Sunday.

-Fernandez cool and collected in history-making debut – MLB.com

Joe Frisaro has the story on how Jose Fernandez felt during his debut with comments from Fernandez and Redmond.


-Miami Marlins: Cuban RHP Jose Fernandez unlikely to move attendance needle – Sun Sentinel

Despite the excitement over the young Cuban right hander, Juan C. Rodriguez does not believe his starts will increase attendance any.


-Miami Marlins officials expect 30,000-plus for home opener and anticipate attendance decline this season – Palm Beach Post

The Marlins are surprisingly expecting over 30,000 fans to attend the home opener, but expect things to fall off quickly from there.  Joe Capozzi has comments from the always entertaining fantasy world of David Samson.


-Marlins call up Kyle Skipworth – Miami Herald

The Marlins called up catcher Kyle Skipworth on Friday after putting Casey Kotchman on the DL.  Clark Spencer discusses the Marlins limited options that forced the move.


-A glove short, 4 Miami Marlins try their hand at first base drill – Palm Beach Post

Joe Capozzi also has the almost comical scene that took place at Citi Field before the game where five Marlins worked on taking grounder at first base, but had to share three first basemen’s mitts between them.


-Miami Marlins struggle to find consistency at first base – Fish Stripes

S Gelm over at Fish Stripes has the story on the struggles currently facing the Marlins at the first base position.


-Morrison among Marlins players making rehab strides – MLB.com

Spencer Fordin provides an update on the rehab for Logan Morrison and Christian Yelich.


Here at Marlin Maniac:

-Marlin Maniac’s Miami Marlins Player of the Week

Here is an opportunity to vote for your Marlins player of the week.


-The Good, The Bad, The Ugly Recap: Miami Marlins vs New York Mets

Andy Salgado recaps the Marlins 4-3 loss to the Mets on Sunday which included the debut of Jose Fernandez.


-Miami Marlins: Can Jose Fernandez Live Up To The Hype?

Placido Estevez takes a stab at predicting Jose Fernandez’s season by looking back at the records of 20-year-old starting pitchers from the recent past.


-Miami Marlins Cough up Four Late-Game Runs in a 7-3 Loss to the Mets

Geoff Parkins has the recap on the Marlins loss despite connecting for 11 hits.


-Game Recap: Miami Marlins Offense Explodes Against The New York Mets

James C. Eztbach Jr. has the story on the Marlins first victory of the 2013 season.


-Miami Marlins @ New York Mets Series Preview: Chat with Matt Musico of Rising Apple

Ehsan Kassom chatted with Matt Musico of Rising Apple to preview the series against the Mets.

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