Logan Morrison has had a disappointing season in 2012 by all accounts. He started the season on the Disabled List due to off season knee surgery which led to missing the first two months of games. Then he struggled to find any consistency once he did return to the lineup and as we head into the final week of the season Morrison is sporting just a .246/.334/.386 slash line. However, for the first time since 2010 Logan is looking forward to a rehab free offseason.
His pending nuptials will make this an atypical offseason for Logan Morrison. From a baseball standpoint, he’s looking forward to a more run-of-the-mill couple of months.
You’d figure the Tigers wouldn’t have too much to complain about, given their high position in the standings. But Tigers manager Jim Leyland, ever the crusty one, lambasted the schedule-makers for having Detroit end its season in a National League ballpark, and Miami in particular. They’ll be in town next weekend.
They went from all-in to “trying to get back as much talent as possible” following a 34-38 start to the 2012 season.
At some point, Marlins manager Mike Redmond hopes all the suffering is worth it. As a player, Redmond experienced the lows of being on a Marlins team that lost 108 games, only to make steady strides until they won the World Series in 2003.
Miami Marlins closer Steve Cishek has converted 26 consecutive saves, with 31 saves on the season. Cishek took over the job that last season began to a struggling Heath Bell.
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In the first game of the doubleheader against the Nationals, how did the Marlins stand up against the Nats? Welcome to this edition of The Good, The Great, and The Records. Let’s jump into the quick recap- The Good: The Marlins Win 4-2; The Great: Bats and Pitching; and The Records: Juan Pierre and Steve Cishek. What am I talking about? Well let’s see.
I’ve thought of the 2013 Florida Marlins as the prologue to a really good book. Scratch that. They’re more like the first draft of a paper. You know it has problems; the punctuation is all wrong, there are typos, and the introduction is a mess. But there is also a flash of brilliance. The thesis statement is great, and really good primary sources tie your argument up with a tight bow. The problem is that the teacher reading the rough draft is Jeffrey Loria and he wants to write the third sentence of each paragraph.
The Miami Marlins were once again involved in childish behavior on Thursday night. Bryce Harper crushed a three-run home run off of Marlins starting pitcher Henderson Alvarez to give the Washington Nationals a 3-0 lead. Alvarez took exception to something Harper or the Nats did and decided to plunk the Nationals short stop, Ian Desmond, the very next batter on a 3-0 count.