Miami Marlins Morning Catch: Giancarlo Stanton to Return Friday


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Giancarlo Stanton could finally return to the Miami Marlins lineup Friday night, as the team takes on the National East leading New York Mets. Christian Yelich could also make his return for that series.

Stanton went down with his hamate injury on June 26th and has not played since. He owns 27 home runs on the season, which is still in the picture to win the home run title, but he’d need a huge final month of the season.

Despite missing over 2 months, Stanton still paces the Miami Marlins with his 3.8 fWAR and the team has fallen into further obscurity with their superstar sidelined.

As long as Stanton does not hurt himself again, there’s a good chance we’ll finally see Jose Fernandez and Stanton take the field together for the first time since last May by mid-September.

Fingers crossed.

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Marlins OF Giancarlo Stanton could return to lineup Friday |

Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton could return from his hand injury on Friday against the New York Mets, according to’s Joe Frisaro.

Stanton has not played since fracturing the hamate bone in his left hand on June 26. He had surgery to repair the injury two days later and was expected to miss four to six weeks.

Stanton is batting .265 this season with 27 home runs in 74 games. Despite having missed more than 50 games, Stanton still has the 15th-most home runs in the majors this season.

Stanton had been named to his third career All-Star team but the injury left him unable to participate in the game. (Read More Here)

The truth about the Miami Marlins’ core – Michael Jong, Fishstripes

The Miami Marlins made it pretty clear they believe they have a strong core and are just a few players away from division and playoff contention. Their stated reasoning for it is simple:

“The record, in our mind, doesn’t change the evaluation,” [team president David Samson] said. “It’s hard not to believe [you have a playoff-contending core when] you have one of the top three pitchers and one of the top three position players in baseball on one team. That’s hard to find. We may be the only team that has that.”

The club thinks that having two of the best players in baseball is more than enough to start up a fantastic team ready for contention. To some degree, this is true; if you think that the Marlins need to reach about 40 Wins Above Replacement to reach playoff contention, the Fish are already at least eight or nine wins into the race with just two players on board. (Read More Here)

Marlins’ management not making the grade – Sports Xchange

Batting below .100 is rarely a good thing, but that’s just about the Miami Marlins’ front office has done in the past calendar year.

We examined all the team’s trades, free-agent and other significant moves, and here’s a report card:

–On Sept 28, 2014, they extended the contract of manager Mike Redmond for two years. Grade: F — the Marlins looked stupid when they fired him just 38 games into the season, bringing in a man (Dan Jennings) who had never coached above high school. (Read More Here)

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