Though Bill Parcells have become a name that many in South Florida have grown to loathe, he continues to make his annual trips to Marlins Spring Training Camps, according to Joe Frisaro of MLB.com.
The former vice president of the Dolphins is most well-known in Miami for setting the Dolphins franchise backwards a decade with his questionable decision-making, is a longtime friend of the Marlins general manager, Dan Jennings.
Marlins manager Mike Redmond seems to be a fan of the former Dallas Cowboys head coach, though, as he said, “I hope he’s around a lot. I like to listen.”
Parcells, who used to play catcher during his High School days, had no comments on the new collision rules the MLB has put into place, but did mention that he enjoyed them during his playing career.
An Attempt To Solve The Mystery Of Marcell Ozuna | Fangraphs
The Marlins, as bad as they are, have an entertainingly wanton disregard of service time considerations for their top prospects. Marcell Ozuna is one example of this philosophy (or lack thereof).
This has been my dumb way of announcing that, starting next week, we will be again returning to the often awful world of modern television to review brand new episodes of the brand new season of Survivor: Brawn vs. Brains vs. Beauty, which Marlins president David Samson took a leave of absence DURING THE REGULAR SEASON AROUND THE TRADE DEADLINE to participate in.
Know Your Enemy: Miami Marlins | Bleed Cubbie Blue
Two years ago, to big fanfare, the Marlins changed their logo and colors and signed a bunch of expensive free agents. That led to a 93-loss season, so they dumped all the expensive free agents and went (mostly) with kids. That led to a 100-loss season in which they scored just 513 runs, the lowest total by a National League team in a non-labor-dispute season since 1968.
After months and months of waiting, fans can finally lay their eyes on their favorite team’s shiny new toys when spring training begins every year.
Camp Confidential: Jose Fernandez moving on up | USA Today
Jose Fernandez walked into the spring training clubhouse, found his locker, paused, smiled and took a photo. It’s not six feet from where he dressed last spring, but it represents the massive leap he’s already made in his career.
Fish Stripes starts off the official player-by-player 2014 season preview by discussing the team’s most important free agent addition, catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia. What can “Salty” do to help the team’s anemic offense at the position?
Anthony DeSclafani, a right-handed pitcher who split 2013 between Jupiter and Jacksonville, comes in at #7 on Fish Stripes 2014 Marlins Top Prospects list.
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There’s no question that the Miami Marlins biggest offseason acquisition had to be former Red Sox catcher and World Champion, Jarrod Saltalamacchia. That’s one reason that the Marlins improving from their record from a season ago hinges on how much success Saltalamacchia has moving from the hitter friendly Fenway to the more pitcher friendly Marlins Park.
Welcome back to the Greatest Moments in Marlins History. A walk-off grand slam is always nice. A few Marlins have accomplished this feat before, but has anybody ever done it with a pink bat?
Earlier today, we took a look at the optimistic view for the Miami Marlins new shiny catcher, Jarrod Saltalamacchia. While there is a decent chance the Saltalamacchia turns into a major boon for the Marlins, there is always a chance the signing could come back and haunt the Marlins.
Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald mentioned yesterday the vicious collision that current Miami Marlins manager Mike Redmond had more than a decade ago with new Marlins third baseman Ty Wigginton.
In a nutshell, high pucker factor collisions at home plate will now result in a run if the catcher doesn’t have the ball, and an out if he does. If the runner slides, or the catcher provides a lane, then there will be no penalty.