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Thursday, February 13, 2020

Marlins believe throwing more strikes will lead to more wins

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Midway through Ryne Stanek’s first throwing session of spring training with the Miami Marlins, he was interrupted by pitching coach Mel Stottlemyre Jr.

Stanek’s fastball kept sailing inside.

“If you find yourself missing consistently in the same area ...” Stottlemyre said, embarking on a discourse about arm angles, eye focus and release points —that is, how to throw strikes.

Strikes were a problem for the Marlins last year. They led the majors with 615 walks and led the National League with 105 losses, which is not a coincidence.

That Marlins management thinks this is news probably explains a lot about much of that team’s history.

 


Saturday, February 08, 2020

Lots of prospects for Marlins to sort out in spring training

MIAMI (AP) — There’s only one direction to go for the Miami Marlins, who have endured 10 consecutive losing seasons and stumbled last year to 105 defeats, their highest total since 1998.

So yes, they should be better in 2020.

That might not mean much in the short term, and a .500 finish might still be a year or more away. But the Derek Jeter regime begins Year 3 optimistic the long-suffering franchise is finally trending upward.

The job in spring training will be to sort through a roster much deeper in young prospects than a year ago, and to identify building blocks for the future.

Feels like its own punchline, doesn’t it?

 


Wednesday, January 08, 2020

Eric Duncan promoted to hitting coach by Miami Marlins

MIAMI (AP) — Eric Duncan has been promoted to hitting coach by the Miami Marlins, who also announced five additions to their coaching staff Tuesday.

Newcomers joining manager Don Mattingly will be bench coach James Rowson, first base-outfield coach Billy Hatcher, bullpen coach Wellington Cepeda, catching coach Eddy Rodriguez, and assistant hitting coach Robert Rodriguez.

The Marlins also finalized a $17.5 million, two-year contract with left fielder Corey Dickerson that was agreed to last month. He gets a $2 million signing bonus, half payable on Nov. 30 and half on Nov. 30, 2021, and salaries of $7 million this year and $8.5 million in 2021.

 

 


Friday, September 20, 2019

Miami Marlins agree to contract extension with manager Don Mattingly

The Miami Herald has confirmed that the Miami Marlins have agreed to a contract extension with manager Don Mattingly.

The terms of the deal have not yet been disclosed.

The news, which was first reported by Extrabase’s Daniel Alvarez, is expected to be made official at a pregame news conference Friday before the first game Marlins’ final home series of the season against the Washington Nationals.

Mattingly, the longest tenured manager in Marlins history, is 272-364 with 10 games remaining in his fourth year with the franchise.

What, they aren’t going to trade him for some prospects that will never have any value so that Jeter can buy another boat?

 


Thursday, September 19, 2019

Who has the worst team in Miami? It’s a close call

MIAMI (AP) — The Dolphins look like the worst team in the NFL, perhaps ever, and might even be the worst team in Miami.

On the other hand, a comparison with the Marlins is one matchup the Dolphins could win.

A consideration of various aspects of ineptness.

QLE Posted: September 19, 2019 at 12:48 AM | 6 comment(s)
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Saturday, September 14, 2019

Is Diamondbacks pitcher Zac Gallen the latest star sent packing by Derek Jeter’s Marlins?

NEW YORK — Zac Gallen had just moved into his Miami apartment.

Two weeks later, he needed to move out.

A day after making his seventh career start with the Marlins and lowering his ERA to 2.72 with seven innings of two-run, eight-strikeout ball, the rookie right-hander was summoned to manager Don Mattingly’s office.

Gallen, who was just beginning to get acclimated to his new surroundings, initially assumed the coaching staff wanted to go over his last outing. But the Marlins had other plans on July 31 — and they weren’t sending Gallen back down to the minors.

Question- what do we do when Betteridge’s Law points to one answer to a question and what we’ve seen of the Marlins in action points to another?

 


Friday, September 06, 2019


 

 

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