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1 Cold Takes: How The Marlins by Patrick Dubuque
1 Two-Strike Approach: Cold Water by Cat Garcia
1 Transaction Analysis: Switch-Pitchers and Triple-Digit Heat by Steve Givarz, Jeffrey Paternostro and Bryan Grosnick
0 Transaction Analysis: Marlins Gonna Marlins by Adam McInturff, Dustin Palmateer, Steve Givarz, Jeff Quinton and Jeffrey Paternostro
0 What You Need to Know: Sweep Takes by Demetrius Bell
0 Outta Left Field: Ichiro's Plan To Do It All by Dustin Palmateer
9 What You Need to Know: Oh, That Fernando Rodney by Daniel Rathman
1 Transaction Analysis: Rodney Takes His Quiver To Miami by Bryan Grosnick, Matthew Trueblood, Wilson Karaman and Christopher Crawford
0 Raising Aces: Command and Conquer by Doug Thorburn
0 What You Need to Know: Eight Solo Shots! by Daniel Rathman
1 What You Need to Know: Big Time Timmy Jim Is Back, Big Time by Ashley Varela
1 What You Need to Know: 4,257* by Demetrius Bell
2 Transaction Analysis: Walsh Revolution by Rian Watt, James Fegan and Matthew Trueblood
2 Transaction Analysis: Only The Loney by Jeffrey Paternostro and Bryan Grosnick
0 Cold Takes: The Milestone Percentage Added by Patrick Dubuque
6 What You Need to Know: Would You Believe It, A New Strikeout Record by Daniel Rathman
0 Raising Aces: Pre-Surgery Strasburg Is Finally Back by Doug Thorburn
4 Outta Left Field: Finding the Next Superstar On My HACKING MASS Roster by Dustin Palmateer
3 Winter Is Leaving by Bryan Grosnick
2 Fifth Column: Ranking the Year's Inside-The-Park Home Runs by Michael Baumann
15 Players Prefer Presentation: The Self-Expression Trap by Meg Rowley
4 An Agent's Take: Few and Far Between by Joshua Kusnick
0 Transaction Analysis: Gordon Takes Charge by R.J. Anderson
2 Raising Aces: Free Agent Roulette: Wei-Yin Chen by Doug Thorburn
4 Transaction Analysis: The Southpaw to South Beach by Bryan Grosnick and Wilson Karaman
1 Transaction Analysis: NL Non-Tenders To Rock Your World by R.J. Anderson
20 2016 Prospects: Miami Marlins Top 10 Prospects by Christopher Crawford and BP Prospect Staff
1 Rumor Roundup: Is Yovani Gallardo Worth the 13th Pick? by Daniel Rathman
1 BP Unfiltered: Scouting Ichiro as a Pitcher by Dan Rozenson
15 Transaction Analysis: Marlins Do Odd Thing by R.J. Anderson
1 What You Need to Know: Hello Noah by Chris Mosch
7 What You Need to Know: Thrice Harper! by Chris Mosch
11 Rubbing Mud: The Early-Season Odds Changers by Matthew Trueblood
1 Transaction Analysis: Second-Week Subs by R.J. Anderson
0 Every Team's Moneyball: Miami Marlins: Haste by Brendan Gawlowski
4 Rumor Roundup: Chase Utley is 'Easily Attainable,' Though Probably Not By You by Chris Mosch
5 Transaction Analysis: Marlins, and Yelich, Commit by R.J. Anderson
4 The BP Wayback Machine: Who Will Be MLB’s First $300 Million Player? by Maury Brown
1 Painting the Black: Pitch Sequencing, From Z to Y by R.J. Anderson
0 Rumor Roundup: Dayan Viciedo's Home Runs Are the Least Wanted Home Runs by Daniel Rathman
2 Transaction Analysis: Miami Ich by R.J. Anderson
3 Rumor Roundup: Hot Mets Rumor: Nothing Is Likely To Occur by Chris Mosch
7 Transaction Analysis: Martin in Miami, Nate to New York by R.J. Anderson and Mike Gianella
0 Rumor Roundup: A Monster Myers Move? by Chris Mosch
4 Transaction Analysis: Royals Bank on a Rios Rebound by R.J. Anderson, Ben Carsley and Nick Shlain
1 Rumor Roundup: It's Hard To Make Dan Haren Happy by Daniel Rathman
0 Rumor Roundup: The Slugging Korean Shortstop, Or Perhaps Non-Slugging Third Baseman by Daniel Rathman
0 Fantasy Team Preview: Miami Marlins by Ben Carsley
10 Transaction Analysis: The Pitchers the Reds Shed by R.J. Anderson, Zachary Levine and Jordan Gorosh
1 Transaction Analysis: The Reliever Receivers by R.J. Anderson and Bret Sayre
The franchise you couldn't say a nice word about six months ago has overperformed and put itself into a playoff race. The route has been especially baffling.
It’s generally hard to define a franchise. Franchises are full of hundreds of people, each of them with his or her own hopes, dreams, college GPAs and skills. Teams that are bad at actual baseball can hold noble philosophies, can play a vital role in their communities, can be lovable losers or compassionate antiheroes. Except the Marlins, the one team everyone knows how to feel about. In the 2016 BP Annual, Matthew Trueblood excoriated Jeffrey Loria and Associates for nearly every decision they made last year: Read the full article... The Marlins have had a great year so far! Why we despair for them.
Since their baseball transformation in 2012, the
have always been an under-the-radar type of entertaining baseball story, good and bad. From taking on the crassness of Miami Marlins to be their first year manager, to having their general manager play dress-up in the dugout for nearly a full season, to watching one of baseball’s greatest and oldest hitters join the 3,000 club in their uniform — the Miami Marlins organization has been riddled with good “Hey, remember that time...” tales to rehash. Ozzie Guillen
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Seattle adds a pair of oddities to the bullpen and Miami makes an interesting pickup from Atlanta.
Seven players change hands in a deal that might seem confusing for any team but the Marlins.
The Red Sox finally lose a whole series, the Angels lose under protest, and Giancarlo Stanton makes a pretty picture.
Last year, he pitched. This year, he walks (and once again hits). How, and what's next? The maddeningly inconsistent closer had his first meltdown of the year. Meanwhile, the Brewers batted out of order and Lance McCullers dominated for real.
The Monday Takeaway
The Marlins were ahead 6-0 after they batted in the first half of the fourth inning yesterday. had been roughed up for 11 hits and six runs (five earned) without completing the fourth. Miami starter Matt Harvey had driven in a run with a base hit. And Harvey’s own throwing error had compounded the home team’s woes before Tom Koehler finally decided that enough was enough. Terry Collins
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Miami invests in Fernando Rodney avoiding pumpkin status and Los Angeles picks up a Clayton Kershaw fill-in. Notable performances this week from Trevor Bauer, Corey Kluber and Wei-Yin Chen.
There’s no time to waste, as the commander has ordered double-time for this week’s pitching notes. Permission to come aboard.
Kluber has been going through this rigmarole for a year and a half. Perhaps he was fortunate to string together so many dominant starts during his Cy-winning campaign of 2014, but Kluber continues to confound, with a glaring tendency toward disaster starts throughout the past two seasons. The peripherals far surpass the numbers—he has a K/BB ratio of 5.2 over the past season and a half but just a 3.52 ERA to show for his work—and his excellent stuff combined with A-grade mechanics provide a steady basis for command and consistency. Yet he gets bombarded by hits and runs every few starts, and his past two turns serve as exhibits 1A and 1B. ERA Read the full article... The low-scoring slugfest between 1993's hottest expansion teams, and more from Monday's action.
The Monday Takeaway
The Rockies and Marlins combined to hit eight home runs yesterday. Let’s have a look at—and note something significant about—each of them.
Read the full article... Tim Lincecum impresses in Angels debut, the Marlins pitch their way out of a shutout, and Jake Arrieta finds new and unsurprising ways to keep winning.
The Weekend Takeaway
When made his season debut on Saturday, the Angels had one question: Would he look like the Cy Young Award winner of 2009 or the 6.02 DRA-holder of 2014? Tim Lincecum
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Ichiro argues for being the new Hit King, Clayton Kershaw and Noah Syndergaard dominate again, and Johnny Cueto in San Francisco has been a good deal.