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05-06

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29

Bizball: The Marlins' Sinking Attendance
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Maury Brown

04-30

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The Call-Up: Marcell Ozuna
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Mark Anderson and Bret Sayre

04-15

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3

Profiles in Lack of Lineup Protection
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-15

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild 181: Giancarlo Stanton's Lineup Protection Problem
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-12

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9

Raising Aces: Jose Fernandez, the Debut Ante
by
Doug Thorburn

04-11

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6

Skewed Left: Marlins on the Move
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Zachary Levine

04-08

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5

BP Unfiltered: A Quick Note on Jose Fernandez's Process
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Ben Lindbergh

04-08

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 176: Jose Fernandez and Service Time/Jose Bautista and Umpire Payback
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

03-29

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21

Prospectus Preview: These Questions Three: The Bottom of the Barrel
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Russell A. Carleton and Ian Miller

03-28

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Overthinking It: What it Would Mean for the Marlins if Placido Polanco Bats Fourth
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Ben Lindbergh

03-22

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 165: The Worst Team to Work For/Baseball Without Outfield Fences/When to Give Up on Top Draft Picks/Would Mariano Rivera Make an All-Time Team?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

02-22

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 146: 2013 Season Preview Series: Miami Marlins
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Pete Barrett

01-22

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 123: How Far Away Are the Astros?/The MLBPA is Mad at the Marlins/Is A-Rod's Surgery Suspicious?/The Future of Baseball on the Radio
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-12

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Skewed Left: Giancarlo Stanton and Being Alone in the Lineup
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Zachary Levine

12-03

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 93: Behind the Scenes of the Blue Jays-Marlins Blockbuster
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-20

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 86: Should the Commissioner Have the Ability to Overturn a Trade?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-19

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24

Bizball: Marlins Ownership and a History Lesson in Greed
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Maury Brown

11-15

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 83: Astros vs. Marlins in 2013/The Next Farewell Tour/Yasmani Grandal's Suspension/Mark Trumbo, Center Fielder
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-14

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 82: The Marlins-Blue Jays Blockbuster
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-14

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Transaction Analysis: The Toronto Blue Jays Acquire Most of the Remaining Miami Marlins
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R.J. Anderson, Derek Carty, Jason Parks and Mark Anderson

11-08

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Manufactured Runs: What the Recent Trend Toward Inexperienced Managers Means
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Colin Wyers

09-06

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Prospect Profile: Brian Flynn
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Hudson Belinsky

08-31

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 33: The Least Likely Team to Win a World Series In the Next 10 Years/Does it Matter if Jimmy Rollins Jogs?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-18

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BP Unfiltered: The Longest Home Run Hit Since 2009
by
Ben Lindbergh

07-24

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 5: Foghorn
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-23

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 4: Harp
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-25

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8

What You Need to Know: Wednesday, April 25
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Daniel Rathman

03-30

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3

The BP Wayback Machine: Defending Jeffrey
by
Nate Silver

02-22

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28

Prospectus Preview: NL East 2012 Preseason Preview
by
Derek Carty and Michael Jong

12-05

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26

Transaction Analysis: Going to Miami
by
R.J. Anderson

11-01

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9

Prospectus Perspective: Moving Forward in Miami
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Bradley Ankrom

09-09

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8

Kiss'Em Goodbye: Florida Marlins
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Kevin Goldstein, Jay Jaffe and ESPN Insider

06-21

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7

Divide and Conquer, NL East: Just How Bad Have the Marlins Been This Month?
by
Michael Jong

06-19

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BP Unfiltered: Edwin Rodriguez Resigns
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John Perrotto

03-31

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42

Pre-Season Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

09-27

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6

Kiss'Em Goodbye: Florida Marlins
by
Ken Funck, Kevin Goldstein and ESPN Insider

07-28

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Checking the Numbers: Deadline Confusion
by
Eric Seidman

06-04

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17

Checking the Numbers: A Developmental Dilemma
by
Eric Seidman

04-04

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29

Pre-Season Predictions
by
Baseball Prospectus

02-09

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17

Team Health Reports: Florida Marlins
by
Will Carroll

10-01

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Kiss'Em Goodbye: Florida Marlins
by
Baseball Prospectus

04-22

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36

On the Beat: Reeling in the Marlins
by
John Perrotto

04-06

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28

Preseason Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

01-05

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60

Prospectus Today: Too Much Sun
by
Joe Sheehan

11-20

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24

Future Shock: Marlins Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

09-16

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3

Prospectus Today: The Neglected Florida Marlins
by
Joe Sheehan

05-31

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Can Of Corn: Fishy Success
by
Dayn Perry

05-12

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Prospectus Today: Miracle in Miami?
by
Joe Sheehan

05-07

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Flying Fish
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John Perrotto

04-05

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Preseason Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

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May 6, 2013 5:00 am

Bizball: The Marlins' Sinking Attendance

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Maury Brown

Jeffrey Loria's club is seeing a historic decline in tickets sold in the second year of its new ballpark.

“Nobody loves me, nobody cares,
Nobody picks me peaches and pears.
Nobody offers me candy and Cokes,
Nobody listens and laughs at me jokes.
Nobody helps when I get into a fight,
Nobody does all my homework at night.
Nobody misses me,
Nobody cries,
Nobody thinks I'm a wonderful guy.” –Shel Silverstein, poet and singer/songwriter

Shel Silverstein didn’t write this about the Marlins. For one, he died just a few short years after the club was christened in South Florida. Certainly, the Marlins are loved by some, just not by as many as they could, which is to say the current owners haven’t done themselves any favors. In poll after poll, column after column, Jeffrey Loria is ranked as the worst owner in all of North American professional sports.









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April 30, 2013 11:07 am

The Call-Up: Marcell Ozuna

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Mark Anderson and Bret Sayre

Meet the Marlins' new right fielder.

The Situation: Though he has played only 10 games above High-A, the Marlins are looking to 22-year-old outfielder Marcell Ozuna to fill the void left created by Giancarlo Stanton’s trip to the disabled list with a hamstring injury. The Marlins added Ozuna to their 40-man roster over the offseason, which made the decision to call him up now that much easier. The 22-year-old, who was ranked no. 10 on BP’s Marlins Top 10 list by, was hitting .333 with five home runs and 15 RBI in 10 games for Double-A Jacksonville.

Background: Signed out of the Dominican Republic in 2008, Ozuna debuted with the Marlins’ DSL affiliate that summer, posting a .279 batting average while knocking 14 doubles and six home runs as a 17-year-old. Playing in the rookie-level Gulf Coast League in 2009, Ozuna continued to excel at a young age, this time hitting .313 in 55 games and blasting another 22 doubles and five more home runs. After starting with Low-A Greensboro in 2010, Ozuna broke a bone in his left wrist, forcing him to miss the next two months. After recovering, Ozuna tore through the New York-Penn League, leading the league in home runs (21) and runs batted in (60). The Marlins gave him another crack at Low-A in 2011, and he handled it well, posting a .266/.330/.482 line in 131 games. After a promotion to High-A for the 2012 season, Ozuna nearly duplicated his batting line (.266/.328/.476) while leading the Florida State League in home runs (24) and RBI (95).

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April 15, 2013 10:15 am

Profiles in Lack of Lineup Protection

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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Can Giancarlo Stanton succeed without a good cleanup hitting behind him?

A few days before the season started, I wrote about Marlins manager Mike Redmond’s decision to consider batting Placido Polanco in the cleanup slot. Most of the article was about where Polanco would rank among historically terrible cleanup hitters, but it ended with this:

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Ben and Sam discuss how the Marlins' lack of lineup protection has affected Giancarlo Stanton so far.



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April 12, 2013 6:58 am

Raising Aces: Jose Fernandez, the Debut Ante

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Doug Thorburn

Doug's review of the rookie's mechanics in his promising opening outing.

A number of rookie pitchers toed the rubber last weekend. Trevor Bauer continued his personal battles with mechanical consistency  on his way to walking seven Rays (including the first four he faced), while Julio Teheran continued to struggle with his curveball. Shelby Miller had a successful introduction to 2013, building on his excellent showing down the stretch last season, though his heavy reliance on the fastball raises familiar questions as he gets deep into games.

The aforementioned pitchers had each entered spring training with a chance to win a spot in the rotation for their respective reams, and each player had already been exposed to the bright lights of the majors, but the most impressive rookie on display last weekend was a 20-year-old with zero experience above high-A who shocked the baseball world with his massive leap to the majors. Jose Fernandez made his major-league debut for the Marlins on Sunday, pitching in Miami less than two years after he had been selected in the first round of the 2011 draft out of a Florida high school. Fernandez stepped onto the field as the second-youngest player in a major-league uniform (that Bryce Harper guy is younger).

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April 11, 2013 5:00 am

Skewed Left: Marlins on the Move

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Zachary Levine

Might the Marlins have been better off taking their act on the road, rather than constructing a new stadium?

Ten years ago today, home became something altogether foreign. Baseball’s already bilingual bunch from la belle province, on this date back in 2003, went Caribbean, playing their first of 43 games over a two-year period in a temporary home in Puerto Rico.

A mainlander hit the first home run, if Brian Schneider’s birthplace of Florida still counts. A Japanese import got the win, as Tomo Ohka pitched eight innings of the 10-0 slaughter of David Cone and the Mets.

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A quick look at Jose Fernandez's impressive big-league debut.

Remember the process/outcome matrix from Winning Decisions that Paul DePodesta once posted on his blog?

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Ben and Sam talk about why the Marlins have put service-time considerations aside in Jose Fernandez's case, then discuss Jose Bautista's comments about umpires.



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The final installment of a five-part series on the pressing questions confronting each team in 2013.

In the week leading up to Opening Day, we're asking and answering three questions about each team in a five-part series ordered by descending Playoff Pct from the Playoff Odds Report. Today, we continue with a look at the group of six teams with the worst odds of winning at least a Wild Card. As a reminder, you can find links to our preview podcasts for each team here.

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The Marlins find a new way to be an embarrassment.

Earlier this week, Marlins manager Mike Redmond told a group of Miami beat writers that third baseman Placido Polanco might bat cleanup behind Giancarlo Stanton this season. Yes, you’re allowed to laugh. Here are the relevant quotes:

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Ben and Sam answer listener emails about the worst team to work for, what baseball would look like without outfield fences, when it's okay to give up on high draft picks, and how Mariano Rivera compares to top starting pitchers.



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Ben and Sam preview the Marlins' season with Daniel Rathman, and Pete talks to Sun-Sentinel Marlins beat writer Juan C. Rodriguez (at 16:59).



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