Marlins Way: Jack McKeon to have Bypass Surgery

Mar 19, 2013; Jupiter, FL, USA; Miami Marlins special assistant to the owner Jack McKeon is seen in the dugout before a spring training game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Roger Dean Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Thoughts and prayers are with Miami Marlins special assistant and former manager Jack McKeon. His heart bypass surgery was rescheduled from Thursday to Monday and he will remain in the hospital. An emergency surgery at Duke University hospital got priority over McKeon’s surgery.

Despite the impending surgery, McKeon remains in good spirits:

“I’m fine. I’m not really hurting,” McKeon told MLB.com on Friday morning. “I just want to live about 25 more years. That’s all. We’re going to go in Monday and do the bypass. Everything looks good.”

Hall of Famer Andre Dawson will take the place of McKeon, along with Bill Beck as the Marlins representatives at the MLB Draft.

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Marlins manager Mike Redmond said, “We’re getting close” on power hitter Giancarlo Stanton’s return to the lineup, but also, “We can’t put a timetable on it.”

New Era Made a Miami Marlins Hat With a Brim That Seems to Be Covered In White Powder | Sports Illustrated 

Earlier this week Lids began unveiling new hats on its Twitter feed, asking fans to either “#copit or #dropit” or “#retweetit or #deleteit.” All was going fine until they promoted a series of New Era 59Fifty caps seemingly inspired by the deep space Cocaine Nebula. Fittingly, the first team subjected to the coca treatment was Tony Montana’s hometown team, the Miami Marlins.

 

Feb 22, 2013; Jupiter, FL, USA; Miami Marlins player Jake Marisnick (77) poses for a picture during photo day at Roger Dean Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Prospect Marisnick has record-setting night for Suns | Sun-Sentinel

Manager Mike Redmond reached out to Jake Marisnick, but he didn’t congratulate him immediately. He first asked whether the wind was blowing out during Thursday’s Double-A Suns-Blue Wahoos game in Pensacola. Redmond also inquired about whether the mascot was pitching.

Tom Koehler among Miami pitchers not receiving run support | Fishstripes

Right-handed pitcher Tom Koehler has a miniscule earned run average but has yet to win a game as a result of a Miami lineup that has consistently struggled to score runs.

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Down On The Farm Miami Marlins Daily Report: May 30th

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To preview the series between the Miami Marlins and the New York Mets, I had an email chat with Matt Musico, recently former editor of the New York Mets Fansided site, Rising Apple. Matt is now a contributor on Yahoo! and writes on a new Mets prospect site, Mets Minors.

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Last night the Miami Marlins announced that right hander Jacob Turner had been promoted and was scheduled to make a start Friday night against the New York Mets. To accommodate Turner, the Marlins optioned Duane Below to Triple-A New Orleans.

Tampa Bay Rays Rookie Deals Miami Marlins 9th Straight Loss

With yet another game in the books, the Miami Marlins gained more experience on how to have the worst record in the league. Last night the Miami Marlins took on the Tampa Bay Rays in what was the final game in what was a short two game series for the two interstate rivals. The Marlins took the field in front of their home fans with the expectation that they would be able to snap their dreaded 8 game losing streak, in hopes of restoring some joy within the organization and its fans. Unfortunately, they failed to find their way back into the win column, losing to Tampa 5-2.

New York Mets @ Miami Marlins Game Preview: Friday, May 31st 7:10 PM EST (Game 55)

After dropping another game last night to the Tampa Bay Rays, the Marlins have lost nine consecutive ball games. The Marlins are now a major league worst 13-41, four games worst than the Houston Astros. The Marlins have won just 5 games in the month of May and head into a month that they have struggled in the past two seasons.

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Game Recap: Miami Marlins Vs New York Mets

Todays’ game features the Miami Marlins’ Jacob Turner vs the New York Mets‘ Shaun Marcum. The Mets are coming off a sweep of their crosstown rival, the Yankees while the Marlins are coming off a spanking of their life at the hands of their in-state rival, the Tampa Bay Rays. Oh yeah, by the way, the Marlins have also lost nine straight. There is not enough rum on this planet to help me through this torture. I blame Loria.

 

Topics: Giancarlo Stanton, Jack McKeon, Jacob Turner, Jake Marisnick, Miami Marlins

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