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Marlins Rumors: Miami likely to pursue James Shields this offseason

The Miami Marlins look to have a strong future.  They have the best offensive player in Giancarlo Stanton and one of the best young pitchers in the game in Jose Fernandez, who should return from injury by mid-season, and a solid core of young players all around the diamond.  This offseason, Marlins' insider Joe Frisaro is reporting that they have an upwards of 75 million...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins position analysis: Third base

Last offseason when the Miami Marlins looked at areas of concern, third base sat atop the list. Seven players saw time at the position, which sorely lacked production (5 HRs/51 RBI).   In mid-December, the Marlins signed Casey McGehee, who had been relegated to Japan after his five-year big-league career fizzled in 2012. He resuscitated it by batting .292 with 30 doubles, 28 homers...
Via Fox Sports Florida
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Giancarlo Stanton Has New Perspective On Life Following Scary Beanball

Giancarlo Stanton’s career flashed before his eyes. Stanton was struck in the face by a pitch from Mike Fiers on Sept. 11 during a game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. The beanball left Stanton banged up, but the Miami Marlins slugger also came away from the scary incident with a new perspective. “I realized that in general,” Stanton told Yahoo! Sports’ Tim...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins Injury Update: Ginacarlo Stanton healthy and expected to have normal offseaosn

After a taking a Mike Fiers fastball to the face in September, the future of Miami Marlins outfielder Ginacarlo Stanton looked in jeopardy.  He would go on to miss the remainder of the season virtually crushing the team's playoff hopes.  The Associated Press is reporting that Stanton has declared himself healthy and ready for a regular offseason workout routine.#455980640...
Via MLB Injury News
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins' Stanton expects to have normal offseason after major injury

SAN FRANCISCO — Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton expects to have a normal offseason of conditioning as he recovers from his facial injuries. Stanton was struck under the left eye by a fastball from Milwaukee's Mike Fiers on Sept. 11, ending his season. He sustained facial fractures, dental damage, cuts that required stitches and two black eyes. The outfielder attended...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Giancarlo Stanton wins Hank Aaron Award as NL's top offensive player

Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton's career year garnered him the first of what could be several postseason awards Saturday night. Stanton was named the National League's recipient of the Hank Aaron Award, given to the top offensive player in each league, as voted on by fans and a Hall of Fame panel. It was first introduced in 1999 to commemorate the 25th anniversary...
Via Fox Sports Florida
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Who is the orange-clad Marlins fan at the World Series?

MIAMI -- Among the standouts at the World Series has been a Miami Marlins fan in the front row behind home plate. Laurence Leavy's orange Marlins jersey made him easy to spot at Games 1 and 2 amid a sea of Kansas City Royals blue. He says a Royals official approached him offering to move him to the team owner's suite, but Leavy (pronounced Leh'-vee) declined. Two nights...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins' Stanton, Yelich, Hechavarria named finalists for NL Gold Gloves

Three Miami Marlins could be accepting awards this offseason for their stellar defensive play in 2014. Shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria, left fielder Christian Yelich and right fielder Giancarlo Stanton were named finalists for Gold Gloves at their respective positions, as announced by Rawlings Thursday afternoon. All three are first-time finalists. Hechavarria, who finished with a ...
Via Fox Sports Florida
8 days ago  |  Discuss

‘Marlins Man’ Stealing Show During World Series, 2014 MLB Postseason

If you watched either of the first two games of the World Series, you might have asked yourself, “Who is that guy sitting behind home plate wearing a bright orange Miami Marlins jacket?” If you didn’t, we’ll let it slide, though we’d suggest paying a little more attention to the things that really matter in life. To answer the question, his name is Laurence Leavy, better...
Via NESN.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Twitter Users Troll Marlins Fan Who Attends World Series (Photo)

In the sea of royal blue, you’ll see that orange dot stick out and quite obnoxiously.  This Marlins fan is getting more buzz than the game and that’s not a good thing. Game 1 already took the cake for having the worst ratings in MLB history. Perhaps it’s up to “The Marlins Man” to keep the game alive? Meanwhile on Twitter, some people had fun with his presence in Kansas...
Via Geeks and Cleats
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins fan behind home plate says Royals offered him private suite to move

If you watched Game 1 of the World Series on TV Tuesday night, you may have noticed a man in an orange visor and jacket sitting in the front row behind home plate. His name is Laurence Leavy, and he is — believe it or not — a Miami Marlins fan. Leavy, 58, calls himself...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins Fan Sits Behind Home Plate At World Series (Photo)

Just like their stadium back in Miami, this Marlins fan was also sitting alone in a baseball stadium. Baseball fans can certainly appreciate other fans. But amongst the Royals fans, this bright orange jersey definitely stood out. The Marlins fan, Laurence Leavy, and is notoriously known for wearing his Marlins gear where it’s clearly not in attendance. Perhaps he likes to stand...
Via Geeks and Cleats
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Who Is Marlins Man?

By Michael Weber. Watching game 1 of the World Series last night it was hard to miss the man in the bright orange jersey and visor sitting front-and-center behind home plate at Kauffman Stadium.  The jersey and visor sported the Miami Marlins logo and the man wearing them was Laurence Leavy. Leavy, a.k.a Marlins Man, is a sports enthusiast who has been spotted at major events nation...
Via Beyond The Spread
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Who’s The Marlins Fan At The World Series?

If you are watching the World Series and are paying attention to the fans behind home plate, you have probably noticed a man wearing orange Miami Marlins gear. Maybe you have spotted him at other games this postseason, as he was at the Royals-Orioles series and in San Francisco for the NLCS. So who is this guy? Is he aware he has the wrong MLB gear on? Meet Marlins Man! Marlins...
Via Sports Mockery
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Jose M. Fernandez Cuban Stats

Multiple reports indicate Cuban second baseman Jose Fernandez has left the island and will seek to play in MLB. For those of you Google-stymied by his also-Cuban namesake, his full name is Jose Miguel Fernandez Diaz. I have Fernandez’s birthday as April 27, 1988, meaning that 2015 will be his age-27 season. He has played played for Matanzas in Serie Nacional since 2007-2008, giving...
Via Obstructed View
14 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Rumors: Jose Fernandez defects from Cuba

With many teams in search of a second baseman this offseason, the best player available may now be on the market. Jon Morosi of Foxsports is reporting that Cuban second baseman Jose Fernandez has defected and is looking to sign a major league contract.Cuban 2B Jose Fernandez has defected and is seeking an MLB contract, sources confirm. He's regarded as a big league player.—...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins Rumors: Miami targeting SP this offseason

The Miami Marlins exceeded all expectations this season and were able to compete for a playoff spot until the final week of the season.  Heading into this offseason, instead of standing pat, MLB.com's, Joe Frisaro, is reporting that the club is set to target starting pitching this winter.This would be a major step toward helping the club remain competitive and getting to the...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins Injury Update: Jose Fernandez throws for first time since surgery

The Miami Marlins finished the 2014 season with a record of 77-85, fourth in the National League East. They finished in the middle of the pack in both runs scored and ERA. Significant injuries to Giancarlo Stanton and Jose Fernandez hindered any hopes for a push in the division. The good news on Fernandez is that he threw for the first time since undergoing surgery on his right...
Via MLB Injury News
29 days ago  |  Discuss

End of season post-mortem: Miami Marlins

All things considered, the 2014 Miami Marlins were a bit of a surprise. Sure, they were never truly a playoff contender — especially after Jose Fernandez tore his UCL in mid-May and needed Tommy John surgery — but they hung around .500 for much of the season. Coming off a year in which they lost 100 games, there may actually be some reason for hope on South Beach. Preseason Prediction...
Via The Outside Corner
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Casey McGehee went nuts during Marlins-Brewers fight (Video)

Miami Marlins third baseman Casey McGehee and manager Mike Redmond were both ejected from Thursday’s game with the Brewers after two Marlins were hit by pitches in the same at-bat. First Giancarlo Stanton was hit in the face by Mike Fiers (the pitch was called a strike because Stanton swung), and then Fiers hit pinch-hitter […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch: Giancarlo Stanton hit in face with pitch, leaves in ambulance

Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton left Miller Park in an ambulance during the fifth inning on Thursday night after being hit directly in the jaw with a pitch by Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Matt Fiers. Stanton, an NL MVP candidate, entered Thursday’s game versus Milwaukee with 37 home runs, 105 runs batted in and was keeping his club in the Wild Card race. But numbers and accolades...
Via The Sports Daily
September 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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