With spring training underway for the pitchers and catchers in Miami, all eyes are naturally on the Marlins new catcher to see just how well he will acclimate to south Florida. Lucky for him, Jarrod Saltalamacchia is from West Palm Beach and looks like a natural in black and orange. He has already caught a number of the Marlins staff including Jacob Turner and reigning Rookie of the Year Jose Fernandez. By all accounts things seem to be going well. It is vitally important for Salty to provide the necessary support to this young pitching staff, who really didn’t start to blossom until Jeff Mathis came back from an injury last year. It is proof that a good catcher is more than just a solid hitter, he leads a pitching staff and calls the right pitch in the right situation. Hopefully Salty can pick up where Mathis has left off.
If Miami Marlins catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia seems extra chatty this spring training, there’s a reason for it.
Miami Marlins face questions heading into Spring Training | Fish Stripes
With Spring Training officially underway, the Miami Marlins have several questions that will have to be answered before Opening Day. The rotation still has holes and reserve roles appear to be subject to competition.
Frank Menechino, the Marlins’ new hitting coach, takes a blue-collar approach to his job. ‘I had to work for everything I had,’ he said.
Carlos Marmol, who the Marlins’ acquired via free agency earlier this month, threw his first bullpen session Monday in Jupiter.
Here’s a look at lefty and fifth starter candidate Brian Flynn, who threw his first bullpen session Monday.
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Miami Marlins Season Preview: Steve Cishek | Chris Logel
With our final day of the player previews, it is only fitting that we finish with Marlins closer Steve Cishek. The excitement is in the air as pitchers and catchers have reported to Jupiter, Florida, and many will be looking toward Steve to be a leader. Cishek is coming off of a season in which he was arguably the most consistent Marlins’ player.
Welcome back to the Greatest Moments in Marlins History. What can be said about the 2007 season? The Marlins didn’t live up to their potential after a surprising 2006 season. It was Fredi Gonzalez first season as the Marlins skipper and Miguel Cabrera’s and Dontrelle Willis’ last season as Marlins. The Marlins finished 71-91, but the finish is what brings us to moment 42: The Marlins spoil the New York Mets playoffs hopes.