November 11, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints outside linebacker Jonathan Vilma (51) against the Atlanta Falcons prior to kickoff of a game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Marlins Way: Team in Legal Battle with NFL Star Jonathan Vilma

Outside of the team making a smart decision, nothing the Miami Marlins franchise does can surprise the outside world anymore. The team has been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons this season, starting with the fire sale that occurred last November.

So it should be no surprise at all that the Marlins are currently in a legal battle with former Miami Hurricane star linebacker Jonathan Vilma.  He is currently involved in a legal battle with the team’s management of his concession stand, according to Brian Hamacher of NBC Miami.

Vilma provides the money quote in all of this:

“Hopefully we’ll get it rectified. As I said, it’s an unfortunate situation, they oversold us, I think we all know the Marlins have been doing a good job of that the past couple years.”

With that quote, I think that Jose Reyes, Mark Buehrle, and Vilma could have a very nice dinner conversation at some point.

Gaudy home stats put Fernandez in exclusive company | Sun-Sentinel

Making his second-to-last start Friday against the Nationals, Jose Fernandez is pacing all qualifying major league starters with a 1.29 home ERA.

One first-year pitcher since 1916 has started 13 or more home games and won at least seven of them without taking a loss: Jose Fernandez.

September grind a new frontier for many Marlins | Marlins News

Through all the slumps and struggles, Marlins manager Mike Redmond has been a voice of reason.

Upbeat by nature, Redmond is skilled at offering advice and optimism to his youthful squad. But when it comes to preparing his team for the rigors of getting through the month of September in the big leagues, even Redmond is at a loss for words.

Miami Marlins’ young pitchers are season’s bright spot | Miami Herald

The Marlins don’t hit. They don’t score. They don’t win very often.

But they’re better than most in one area: pitching.

Miami Marlins September call-ups: Examining Brian Flynn’s first start | Fishstripes

The Miami Marlins saw another young starter debut yesterday when they sent Brian Flynn, the tall rookie left-hander to the mound for the first time in the majors. Flynn was not as effective as Marlins fans would have hoped, given his success in Triple-A this season. Flynn threw just four-plus innings with two strikeouts, three walks, and two home runs allowed.

Prospect of the Day: Brian Flynn, LHP, Miami Marlins | Minor League Ball

Miami Marlins rookie lefty Brian Flynn made his major league debut yesterday against the Chicago Cubs, allowing three runs on six hits and three walks in four innings, fanning two. It wasn’t a great game, but it comes on the heels of an excellent season in Triple-A, and more chances will certainly follow. Flynn didn’t receive a huge amount of attention pre-season, but he’s got talent and is today’s Prospect of the Day.

Here at Marlin Maniac:

Miami Marlins @ Chicago Cubs Game Preview 9/4/13

The Miami Marlins earned their 3rd consecutive win last night as they defeated the Chicago Cubs by a score of 6-2. Christian Yelich and Donovan Solano led the charge with each collecting 3 hits and 2 RBI’s. The bullpen was stellar as Tom Koehler failed to make it through the 5th inning, but Ryan Webb earned the win by pitching a flawless 6th and 7th. Chris Coghlan also had an impressive game barreling up some baseballs at the plate and playing some stellar defense at third base.

Miami Marlins Bullpen Implodes In Loss To Chicago Cubs, 9-7

With the wind blowing out at Wrigley Field, the Miami Marlins were looking to win four games in a row for the first time this season as they faced off against the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday afternoon. The Fish had taken the first two games of the series against the Cubs and the last one against the Braves on Sunday.

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