The NFL draft was the entire buzz this past weekend with a 3 day made for TV event that every football fan is certain will decide their team’s future. The Major League Baseball draft doesn’t get anywhere near the amount of hype which is understandable when you realize that even the best selections take several years to get to the big league team.
This year the Miami Marlins have the second selection in the draft which does not appear to have a certain number one pick. With the team’s trip to San Diego to play the Padres, Marlins president Michael Hill took advantage of the opportunity to personally scout one of the possible top picks in local high school pitcher Brady Aiken. The Marlins system is loaded with pitching talent, but in baseball you can never have too many pitchers.
President of Baseball Operations Michael Hill on Friday put eyes on left-hander Brady Aiken of Cathedral Catholic High School in Cardiff by the Sea, outside San Diego. Aiken is projected to be among the top three players taken in next month’s First-Year Player Draft.
A No. 63 Miami Marlins jersey waited for its owner in the visiting clubhouse before Sunday’s series finale at Petco Park. Right-handed reliever Henry Rodriguez, whose contract was officially selected on Sunday morning with the designation of Carlos Marmol, was still en route to Southern California.
The Miami Marlins have officially moved on from the Carlos Marmol era in Miami. After the latest bullpen meltdown in last night’s difficult loss to the San Diego Padres, the team designated Marmol for assignment. Marmol suffered a four-run inning that blew the game wide open, including giving up a three-run home run to Chase Headley. After the game, Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald tweeted the initial report.
Two weeks removed from his second Tommy John surgery, former Marlins right-hander and current Padre Josh Johnson was on the field pregame with his kids. The eldest of his young kids, Cash is a big Stanton fan and had been badgering Dad for a few weeks about renewing acquaintances when the Marlins came to town.
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Welcome back to this week’s edition of The Good, The Bad, and Quick Get Out of San Diego Marlins Recap. Let’s run through a quick recap- The Good: The 8th inning; The Bad: we lost 5-4; and Quick Get Out of San Diego: losing the series 3-1. Now with all that out of the way, let’s take a deeper look at the game.