The Miami Marlins lineup is quickly rounding into form as a number of players have come off or are about to come off the disabled list. Logan Morrison came off the disabled list on Sunday to see his first action all season and the most important cog in the lineup, Giancarlo Stanton, is expected to rejoin the club on Monday. The addition of a couple of the biggest bats in the organization along with the positive impact made by rookies Marcell Ozuna and Derek Dietrich will make this lineup much more powerful than the bunch of slappies the Marlins started the season with.
The biggest threat in the Marlins’ organization is about to rejoin the club. Giancarlo Stanton, the 23-year-old slugger, could be joining the team on Monday for the series opener against the Brewers at Marlins Park.
The Marlins put outfielder Chris Coghlan on the 15-day disabled list this morning with right calf nerve irritation. First baseman Logan Morrison was activated from the 60-day disabled list. He is batting fifth today in the Marlins’ series finale against the New York Mets at Citi Field.
Saturday’s 2-1, 20-inning Miami Marlins win over the New York Mets by the numbers: 0 – Number of the Marlins’ 15 hits in 69 at-bats that went for extra bases.
When the season started, Marcell Ozuna started off on the Minor League disabled list with a fractured left wrist. Three weeks later, he was a regular in right field for Double-A Jacksonville.
The Miami Marlins drafted eight additional players on the second day of the 2013 MLB Amateur Draft. Curiously, not a single one of them was a pitcher. Scouting Director Stan Meek certainly made his feelings clear about the weaknesses in the Miami farm system, selecting eight consecutive position players yesterday. The Marlins largely avoided outfield prospects, where the team owns a surplus of talent. Instead, they loaded up on infield players.
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The long awaited and much anticipated return of the @LoMoMarlins twitter account to the major leagues is finally upon us. The Miami Marlins activated Logan Morrison from the 60-day disabled list this morning and added him to the active roster. To make room, the Marlins placed Chris Coghlan on the 15-day DL with a nerve irritation in this calf.
After a 20-inning marathon win yesterday, the Miami Marlins will be seeking their eight win in twelve games against the New York Mets and their fifth straight win against their division foes. The Marlins would actually be seeking their second consecutive series sweep against the Mets, although the first game of this series was won by the weather.
My fiancee left the house to go to the mall in the 7th inning. I told her when she got back, we’d go to dinner. She got back in the 12th inning, and I apologized, and promised that as soon as the game was over we’d get some dinner. Three hours later, we were on our way to get some calzones.
The Miami Marlins received two days off after being swept by the Philadelphia Phillies. The first day off was a scheduled off day for the team, unfortunately the second game was not. The first game of the Marlins-Mets series was postponed due to inclement weather. The two teams will make the game up in a single admission doubleheader on September 14th.
To preview the series between the Miami Marlins and the New York Mets, I had an email chat with Daniel Abriano, the editor of the New York Mets Fansided site, Rising Apple. RA does an excellent job of covering the Mets, their minor league system, as well as taking a retrospective look at past New York Mets moments.
Logan Morrison has become an underrated asset and an overly criticized member of the Miami Marlins. Fans seem to forget the promise that LoMo has shown in his first few seasons in the majors, when he is 100% healthy. The first baseman’s return from his knee surgery from last season is imminent.