Miami Marlins 2015 Schedule Released
By Ehsan Kassim
Aug 16, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins starting pitcher Brad Penny (R) talks with teammate starting pitcher Jose Fernandez (L) in the dugout during the eighth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Marlins Ballpark. The Marlins won 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
7th-8th: Stanton faces Miami for first time?
Opponent: Boston Red Sox
Yes, the headline is a reach, as the Marlins are not likely to trade Stanton this off-season. However, if he turns down a contract extension from the team in the off-season, it would not shock me to see the team pull the trigger for an over the top offer.
If that does happen, the Sox are going to be near the top of the teams trying to get Stanton. He profiles well at Fenway, and the Sox have the money and prospects to get a deal done. The Sox winning ways and attempts to build a perennial winner will also play a huge factor into Stanton wanting to sign long-term.
July 14th: All-Star Game:
Giancarlo Stanton, Christian Yelich, Henderson Alvarez, Marcell Ozuna, and Steve Cishek could all be positioned to play in the Mid-Summer classic. Who knows who else could surprise and play in this game.
17th-19th: Jose Fernandez Returns?
Opponent: Philadelphia Phillies
The Marlins have said they hope to have Jose Fernandez back after the All-Star break, which would fall into around this time frame. Fernandez experienced a rough outing in his lone start in Philly last season, so it would be nice to see him comeback tour start there.
Fernandez’s return to the Marlins staff could be a huge boost, especially if the team is hanging around for a playoff spot. Upon his return, this could be the look of the Marlins rotation:
- Jose Fernandez
- Henderson Alvarez
- Andrew Heaney
- Nathan Eovaldi
- Jarred Cosart
I get giddy thinking of how difficult this rotation can make it for opponents when they are all together.
The return of Jose would also give our writer Andy Salgado a chance to finally shave his head and beard.