Giancarlo Stanton is suffering through what seems to be a season long slump and his frustration has become clearly evident in recent quotes. Manager Mike Redmond decided that he had seen enough and gave Stanton the night off on Saturday replacing him with Justin Ruggiano, who was 0 for his last 38. That’s right…the replacement for your struggling slugger is a guy who has not had a hit in 2 months. Could the frustration caused by a combination of the off season trades, the struggles of the team early in the season, the injuries and constant trade rumors be contributing to Stanton’s poor performance on the field?
Each disappointing at-bat increased Giancarlo Stanton’s level of frustration. After seeing the slugger go hitless in three at-bats with two strikeouts in Friday’s 5-0 loss at Atlanta, Marlins manager Mike Redmond decided a day off was in order.
A couple of seasons ago the Marlins and Braves received some hype for having two of the game’s budding young superstars playing right field in Giancarlo Stanton and Jason Heyward. To a somewhat lesser extent, a similar comparison is warranted between the clubs’ shortstops.
It’s hardly any surprise that the two teams with the poorest records in the majors — the Astros and Marlins — are also the two youngest. But age isn’t everything.
At first glance, Colin Moran has been awful in his month of baseball with Low Class A Greensboro. However, after digging a little deeper, it become more clear to see that Moran hasn’t been even close to has bad as his traditional statistics suggest.
Not long ago, the Miami Marlins appealed to the citizens of Miami to approve public funding for a baseball stadium. They cried the poor mouth claiming they were hemorrhaging money and were in danger of having to relocate. The politicians of the City of Miami agreed without ever having asked to look at the books. They were eager to tear down the beloved Orange Bowl Stadium which had aged well past its expiration date.
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Funny how baseball works sometimes. Henderson Alvarez will be making his eight start of the season today, but this will be the third time that he faces the Braves. On the other hand, Jose Fernandez has 22 starts and has yet to face the Braves.
Giancarlo Stanton gets the day off, likely to allow him to clear his head a bit. He has been slumping as of late and the Marlins desperately need his bat to get going. Without Stanton, this lineup could definitely contend for the worst lineup in major league history.
Today we will conclude reviewing the Marlin Maniac top 20 prospect list I made in the preseason. We have already gone over the top 5 prospects, which included Jose Fernandez and Christian Yelich and prospects #6-10, which included Marcell Ozuna, and prospects #11-15, which included the interesting Adam Conley. Today we will go outside the top 10, and look at MM’s preseason prospects #11-15. This list includes three players that have spent plenty of time in the majors already and two more promising young prospects.
The Miami Marlins, losers of five straight straight games, will travel to Atlanta to take on the Braves, winners in each of their last 13 games. Even though the teams come into the game headed in two completely different directions, the Marlins best shot of stealing a game would be tonight.
The Miami Marlins look to rebound after a terrible sweep at the hands of the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Marlins held a lead in each game, but were incapable of holding a lead of 2, 3, and 4. The Marlins will continue their nine-game road trip with a stop in Atlanta. Turner Field is now the proud home of a Waffle House, on that we hope the Marlins players do not go to right before game time.
Let’s continue reviewing the Marlin Maniac top 20 prospect list I made in the preseason. We have already gone over the top 5 prospects, which included Jose Fernandez and Christian Yelich and prospects #6-10, which included Marcell Ozuna. Today we will go outside the top 10, and look at MM’s preseason prospects #11-15. This list includes three players that have spent plenty of time in the majors already and two more promising young prospects.