A.J. Ramos and the rest of the Marlins travel to Chicago, Illinois this weekend to try and win some baseball games against the White Sox. With recent pitching struggles, the Fish hope to make some Illi-NOISE with their baseball bats, and score a whole boat load of runs, Miami style.
Steve Cishek was recently removed from the closer role leaving fans with one question—who replaces our Team USA 2013 representative?? The answer, according to Mike Redmond, is everybody! That’s a neat idea, pitching a whole lot of people at once. Hate to burst your bubble Mike only one guy can pitch a time, bonehead! Juan C. Rodriguez details other closer candidates.
In light of the upcoming Marlins/White Sox series, George Richards for the Miami Herald asks, “Remember Ozzie Guillen?” Well, do you? The manager from last year, who was funny? Ozzie Guillen. O-Z-Z-I-E. Remember him? Richards outlines a couple storylines between the three teams and the former manager.
Another crushing blow to the Marlins, the Miami ace went down Wednesday with a lat strain. Kevin Slowey clawed his way to the top of the Miami pitching ranks as a non-roster invitee, and has been described by Joe Frisaro as the “steadiest” starter and called his pre-injury innings “impressive.”
The Chicago Tribune published a short preview of their series against Miami. The post expands on the pressing issues going into the matchups such as “Who’s hot” and “Who’s not.” The two have also only met up for a series on nine occasions all time.
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Former Gainesville resident David Polakoff posted a write up of 23-year old righty Anthony DeSclafani a couple days ago. DeSclafani was the final throw-in in the infamous Blue Jays trade in November, and currently pitches for the Jacksonville Suns-AA.
Editor Ehsan Kassim posted the results from Miami’s minor league affiliates. Some of the highlights include the roster adjustments in the wake of Andrwe Heaney’s return and Logan Morrison’s rehab.
Hey, readers! You should do this contest. Be the Miami GM—show everyone what you’re made of. The rules are pretty self-explanatory, just pretend you’re the General Manager of the Miami Marlins and the staff here will vote on our favorite submissions. What are you waiting for? Do this!