Current Boston Red Sox and former Miami Marlins owner John Henry started a minor controversy with his Tweet saying the Marlins should apologize for their everyday lineup. This was in response to the Marlins complaints that the Red Sox sent a sub standard line up to the teams’ spring training game last week. Well it appears that MLB agrees with the Marlins in this dispute as it is being reported that the Red Sox have been fined for failing to send enough regulars to a spring training game.
John Henry is not impressed with the Marlins’ rebuilding program. Responding to the original report that the Marlins were “outraged” because Boston sent only one front-line player to Roger Dean Stadium on Thursday, the Red Sox owner took a shot at the team he used to own.
Now Jarrod Saltalamacchia knows what it is like to spend a day in Jose Fernandez‘s shoes. Friday morning, the new Marlins catcher took to the field modeling Fernandez’s gold shoes and purple jeans. Saltalamacchia even completed the look with the NL Rookie of the Year’s No. 16 jersey.
Carlos Marmol survived a shaky outing in his debut for the Marlins, one in which he walked a pair of batters before working out of a bases-loaded jam with a swinging strikeout on a 94-mph pitch in the sixth inning of Sunday’s 3-1 loss to Detroit.
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Next weekend, the Miami Marlins and New York Yankees are scheduled to travel to Panama to play a couple of Spring Training games. Not the entire Marlins team is headed to Panama, as they are slated for a split-squad weekend. The team will have a game on Saturday against the Nationals at Roger Dean Stadium, and on Sunday they travel to Fort Myers to take on the Twins.
The Miami Marlins and Boston Red Sox played a spring training game last Thursday in Jupiter. The Marlins anticipated a big crowd as they would be hosting the World Champions and were rewarded with a sell out crowd. Unfortunately for the paying customers the Red Sox decided to send a lineup full of minor leaguers to the game with not a single starter from last season making the trip.
Spring Training is in full bloom and baseball is here once again. That means the constant Giancarlo Stanton trade rumors are soon to get under way as well. The Marlins have recently shown a willingness to extend Stanton’s contract, but Stanton, who is under team control through the 2017 season, has not expressed a willingness to sign a long-term deal with the team, unless the franchise shows Stanton that they are headed in the right direction.
Welcome back to the Greatest Moments in Marlins History. 23. In the entire history of baseball there have been only 23 perfect games. A perfect game could be considered one of the rarest feats in all of baseball. Moment 22 a Marlins came very close to accomplishing that moment. On June 10, 1997 Kevin Brown threw the 243rd no hitter in Major League History. How close was he to a perfect game? Let’s find out.