Marlins Way: Former Marlin Maniac Author Will Privette An Inspirational Fan

Jul 26, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins left fielder Juan Pierre (9) at bat against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Former Marlin Maniac author and close friend of the site Will Privette got some love from the local Miami newspaper, the Miami Herald in the Friday paper. Will, who was born without a tibia in his right leg, has been an major inspiration for players like Juan Pierre and former Marlins manager Jack McKeon.

Check out the Herald article for a really good read on the Privette and his Marlins connection:

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/08/16/3565917/inspirational-miami-marlins-fan.html#storylink=cpy

Inspirational Miami Marlins fan has ties with Juan Pierre, Jack McKeon | Miami Herald

Will Privette doesn’t claim to be the biggest Marlins fan. Or the oldest. Or even the loudest.

But Privette, who said he “joined forces” with the Marlins in 2003 while growing up in North Carolina, is the only one who can say he made national news eight months ago in a chaotic scene that was replayed over and over on ESPN and elsewhere.

Two hole one of several problematic spots in Marlins’ stagnant offense | Sun-Sentinel

More than four months into the season, manager Mike Redmond has yet to find a consistently productive option to hit ahead of Giancarlo Stanton in the two hole.

Caminero brings more heat to Marlins | Sun-Sentinel

The debutant procession of young talent continued for the Marlins with the arrival Friday of right-hander Arquimedes Caminero.

What stands out, aside from the longest first name in franchise history — Giancarlo Stanton and several others shared the distinction at nine letters — is another big arm with an explosive fastball that has reached 100 mph and makes him a candidate for closer of the future.

LoMo holding up well, getting hot at plate | Marlins News

The daily grind is not wearing down Logan Morrison. In fact, the Marlins first baseman is heating up as the season progresses.

How Morrison holds up certainly is something the club is monitoring, since he is overcoming two surgeries to his right knee.

Miami Marlins news: Outfielder Chris Coghlan to work at third base during rehab assignment | Fishstripes

Former Rookie of The Year Chris Coghlan will see time at third base throughout his rehab assignment. Coghlan, out since June 9 with a right calve injury, began the assignment on Wednesday with Class-A Jupiter and played at third.

Here at Marlin Maniac:

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Giancarlo Stanton Struggles in August Makes Teammates Jobs Harder 

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In my previous article, I wrote about Giancarlo Stanton‘s struggles so far in August has hurt the teams. So far his -0.4 WAR is the worst among all right fielders in the Major Leagues this month. It is easy to place singular blame on the biggest bat in the Marlins order and the lineups logical center of gravity, where everything swings around. But despite this artifact it is important to not ignore what the other major faults in the Marlins order has been so far August.

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Miami Marlins Capitalize On Error In Win Over Kansas City Royals, 5-2

In the rubber game of the three game series between the Miami Marlins and Kansas City Royals on Wednesday, the Marlins used an error and a wild starting pitcher to win the game and the series.  The error by Royals third baseman Elliot Johnson allowed Christian Yelich to reach base in the seventh inning and eventually score the go ahead run.

Jacob Turner’s 2013 Season, a Change for the Better

The Marlins concluded their trade for young pitching prospect Jacob Turner on July 23, 2012 nearly a week after this start in which Turner racked up a truly unimpressive line 2 IP, 7 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 3 HR allowed. In that game Turner threw 18 fastball, didn’t miss a single bat and allowed 2 home runs off of the fastball and one of the sinker. The Marlins saw this performance six days before they ultimately traded for the young Turner and seemingly they have proven to be correct so far in 2013. Below are Turner’s Sabermetric outcomes for his pitches from the 2012 season.

San Fransico Giants @ Miami Marlins Series Preview: Will Tim Lincecum be a Giant in 2014?

After a rough start to their 10-game road trip, the Miami Marlins finished out the trip well, winning two of the three games in their series against the Kansas City Royals. The team now returns home to start a 10-game homestand, beginning with the San Fransico Giants. The Marlins took three of four from the Giants earlier this season in San Fran.

San Francisco Giants @ Miami Marlins Game Preview August 8th, 7:10 PM EST Game (119)

The Miami Marlins return home to begin their 10-game homestand, which will feature the San Francisco Giants, Los Angeles Dodgers, and Atlanta Braves. First up for the Fish will be the Giants.

MLB Trade Rumors: Would the Minnesota Twins Really Trade For Giancarlo Stanton?

Now that the MLB trade deadline has passed it seems that the Giancarlo Stanton trade rumors have slowed, but they have not gone away completely.  Earlier this week, Nic Cafardo of the Boston Globe speculated that Boston Red Sox and Minnesota Twins would be in the best position to trade of Giancarlo Stanton in the offseason.  Now we had heard the Red Sox mentioned before as a potential trade partner for the Marlins, but this is the first time I have heard the Twins mentioned.

San Francisco Giants Outslug Miami Marlins in Wild Friday Night in Miami

The Marlins put on an offensive show against the usually good San Francisco pitching by scoring 10 runs for the first time since the Cleveland game a few weeks ago. Usually this means an automatic victory for the Marlins because of their excellent and consistent pitching performances.

Topics: Giancarlo Stanton, Jacob Turner, Logan Morrison, Miami Marlins

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