Miami Marlins Morning Catch: Dan Haren Happy to be in Chicago


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The best time to kick someone is when they’re down. That seems to be the case with the Miami Marlins these days.

After receiving scrutiny from current players, fans, baseball analysts and even agent Scott Boras, the hits keep on coming for the franchise.

This time, it was the newly departed Dan Haren taking a shot at the Miami Marlins.

Haren doesn’t directly take a shot at the Miami Marlins’ front office, but he does state he feels bad for several of his former teammates, which all but implies he was not happy with how his exit, or other things in 2015, were handled by the Marlins’ front office.

I’d fully expect to hear some sort of soundbite from Michael Morse and Mat Latos, both whom were dealt to Los Angeles, in the coming days.

People are dumping on the Miami Marlins right now. And may I add, rightfully so.

More Miami Marlins News Around the Web:

Doggone good ending: Marlins win on Hechavarria’s walk-off homer – Craig Davis, Sun-Sentinel

It was supposed to be an historic Jose day. It ended up with a celebration for an unlikely home run hero.

Adeiny Hechavarria said he couldn’t remember hitting a home run to end a game.


The Marlins shortstop picked a prime time to change that Sunday as he sent a pitch from the Padres’ Brandon Maurer rocketing into the base of the home run sculpture in center field with one out in the bottom of the ninth for a three-run homer and a 5-2 walk-off win. (Read More Here)

Marlins reliever Carter Capps not too concerned with elbow stiffness – Christina De Nicola, Fox Sports Florida

The Miami Marlins seem to have avoided another devastating injury as reliever Carter Capps exited during the eighth inning of Sunday’s game with right elbow stiffness and is listed as day-to-day. He will undergo an MRI Monday morning for precautionary reasons.

“I’m not really concerned, just frustrated it tightened up when the game’s on the line,” Capps said. “It definitely gives me a lot of comfort like I said it already feels better now. I have full range of motion. I passed all the tests. It’s really not an issue, just unfortunately cramped up on me. Didn’t need it to happen that at-bat.” (Read More Here)

Marlins RF Giancarlo Stanton‘s rehab ‘definitely slower’ than expected –

Miami Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton was hoping to return within six weeks of having surgery on his fractured left wrist, but slow progress through his recovery has thrust that timetable into doubt.

Stanton, who suffered a left hamate fracture on a swing June 26 and underwent surgery two days later, said his rehab is going slower than expected. (Read More Here)

Miami Marlins: Introducing the Fan Pitch – Charlie Clarke, Marlin Maniac

Hello Marlins fans! Beginning this month, Marlin Maniac will be introducing a new way for you, the fans, to interact.

It’s called the Fan Pitch. Here’s how it will work:

Every week, you will get the chance to pitch in article ideas, as many of them as you want, using the hashtag ‘#MMfanpitch’ for a chance at getting your article idea posted. (Read More Here)

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