This week saw the return of Logan Morrison and Giancarlo Stanton to the Marlin lineups. Their ability to hit the ball further than the other Marlins in their place is reason for optimism, despite dropping a series to Milwaukee. Wit their special abilities, Morrison and Stanton hope to veer the team off the course of historic incompetence. Will they live up to the hype? Will it be enough? These questions will be put to the test against the league’s best this weekend when the St. Louis Cardinals come to visit.
Marlins, Astros push to avoid epic failure | USA Today
The Astros vs. Marlins conversation stems from both teams being exceptionally sucky in 2013, but I feel the topic is only just beginning. In the future, national writers will also take note and compare the two franchise’s methods of rebuilding. Also in the future—hopefully—headlines won’t contain “epic” and “fail” in the same line.
Miami Marlins: Juan Pierre warming at an ideal time | Sun-Sentinel
It seems like only a week ago we were ready to bench Juan Pierre and let him wither away in the dugout, batting gloves in hand. Hey, it totally was! Alas, Coghlan is battling injury and Pierre is getting at-bats, like it or not. Juan C. Rodriguez talks about how well-timed JP’s recent hot streak is.
Manny Navarro at the Miami Herald does just what the headline says: he talks Morrison, Coghlan, and roster moves. Sometimes I wish Manny would tell us about other things, and just like, open up to his readers. Tell us how he really feels about things, perhaps about things other than the Marlins. It’s always Marlins with Manny. Marlins this, Marlins that. Anyways, the link is worth checking out for Morrison’s quote on his current knee status.
Coghlan to DL, LoMo activated | Fish Pond
Joe Frisaro posted a quick update on Coghlan’s DL stint and whether Logan Morrison’s nickname was still LoMo (it is)
Here at Marlin Maniac:
Staff writer Esteban Bailey took Lomo’s return as an opportunity to jot down his thoughts on the Marlins first basemen. They are mostly positive thoughts, looking at his (admittedly, limited) contributions on and off the field.
Editor Eshan Kassim had the opportunity to watch Miami’s AA affiliate, the Jacksonville Suns, in person last weekend. Eshan grabbed a couple of interviews during his trip, including Jacksonville’s play-by-play voice, Roger Hoover. I checked this out, if only to finally hear what Eshan’s voice sounds like.
Miami had an off day yesterday, so the most recent recap is—oh, gross. Milwaukee pummeled the Fish Wednesday. That’s all I have to say about that. I’ll leave the rest to staff writer Placido Estevez, who had the official recap.