Miami Marlins 2015 Schedule Released
By Ehsan Kassim
Mar 10, 2014; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant prior to the game against the San Francisco Giants at Scottsdale Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
1st-3rd: Kris Bryant to Miami?
Opponent: Chicago Cubs
The Cubs are not likely to be a contending team in 2015, but that doesn’t mean that a series against them shouldn’t be compelling. The Marlins could get their first glimpse of promising young prospects Javier Baez, Jorge Soler, and Kris Bryant in early June, when the Cubs visit Miami.
A matchup between the Marlins top pitching prospects and the Cubs top hitting prospects could be a fun sight to see for next several seasons. The series will also mark another home coming for Anthony Rizzo, a guy I actually got to see play at Stoneman Douglas High School back in the day. Jacob Turner will be making his first return to Miami for the first time since being traded in early August.
The Cubs, like the Marlins, are an up-and-coming franchise and should be a strong contender by the 2016 series.
5th-7th: Coors Field
Opponent: Colorado Rockies
Every time the Marlins visit Coors Field, I am sure to mark it on the calender as a must see game. There’s nothing more exciting than seeing the best power hitter in baseball hitting the ball in the Mile High City.
8th-10th: Reyes and Buehrle face Loria
Opponent: Toronto Blue Jays
This series will be the perfect opportunity for Jose Reyes and owner Jeffery Loria catch up on Reyes’ lack of a search for a home in Miami. Loria should avoid any conversations about pitbulls with Buehrle, as the left hander cannot keep them in Toronto, which was a major factor in him choosing Miami as his free agent destination.
While the Marlins and their fans are now happy with the trade that went down with the Jays, it’s going to be interesting to see if either of the two players traded from Miami still harbor any ill feelings towards the franchise.
This series could be our opportunity to find out.
Adeiny Hechavarria and Henderson Alvarez also face the organization that signed them and gave them their first opportunity this year.
15th-18th: Yanks visit Miami
Opponent: New York Yankees
The Yankees and the Marlins will have a four-game home and home series, like the Marlins had with the Tampa Bay Rays this season. This will be the Yankees squad that will be without Derek Jeter for the first time in forever. Don’t worry though, there will still be an overrated short stop that gets more hype than he receives playing in the series.
Loria has always wanted to run the Marlins like the Yankees, but without spending any money.