Miami Marlins Series Preview: Revisiting the Marlins-Jays Blockbuster Trade
By Ehsan Kassim
Jun 6, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Miami Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton (L) celebrates with second baseman Dee Gordon (9) after scoring during the ninth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. The Rockies won 10-5. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports
Watch out! The Miami Marlins have won 3 consecutive series and four out of their past five series. While the team still sits 9 games below .500 at the beginning of June, there is still plenty of time for the team to turn things around.
After series wins over the New York Mets, Chicago Cubs, and Colorado Rockies, the Miami Marlins will travel to Toronto to take on the Blue Jays. The meeting will mark the first time the teams square off since the blockbuster trade during the 2012 off-season.
Unfortunately, Henderson Alvarez will miss his first return to Toronto, as he still sits on the DL with his shoulder woes he combated most of the season. Short stop Adeiny Hechavarria, whose been playing well of late, gets a chance to face his former ballclub.
Jose Reyes will also be making his first start against the Marlins since the trade. Mark Buehrle will start one of the games against his former club.
We sat down with the Editor of FanSided’s Blue Jays blog Jays Journal, Kyle Franzoni to get acquainted with his club as they prepare for the season’s first meeting with the Marlins.
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