Peter Gammons and Ken Rosenthal are reporting that the Marlins have sent Scott Olsen and Josh Willingham to the Washington Nationals for second baseman Emilio Bonifacio, right-hander P.J. Dean and outfielder Jake Smolinski.
Heading to the bottom of the ninth, you know we were all thinking the same thing — once again Wes Helms is coming up, followed by Hanley Ramirez, down a run. Hmm… Wes went first, and just like the night before, struck out. Then came Hanley, and just like the night before, he hit a … Continue reading Another Dramatic Ending for the Fish
We tried it a couple of years ago so it’s not surprising that the Marlins are interested in Jacque Jones, who was recently designate for assignment by the Detroit Tigers (who probably first acquired Jones because they heard the Marlins wanted him). In the near term it may make sense but one Josh Willingham comes … Continue reading Marlins Going After Jacque Jones?
Following a sweep by the Dodgers, Fredi Gonzalez has decided to shake things up a bit with a new lineup: Amezaga, Hermida, Ramirez, Jacobs, Cantu, Uggla, Gonzalez, Rabelo. Finally we can see Hanley Ramirez bat in his ideal position. This lineup also places Dan Uggla 6th where his low batting average and high strikeouts are … Continue reading Fredi Shakes Up the Lineup
I wasn’t able to pick it all up, but Mike Jacobs announced the lineup for FSN today used the following nicknames: Hanley “H2R” Ramirez Josh “The Hammer” Willingham Jorge “Cannot” Cantu Mike “Robo” Rabelo Alfredo “The Fly Mexican” Amezaga Mark “I can dunk on you” Hendrickson
Another win for the first place Marlins, this time riding a strong performance by Mark Hendrickson and surviving another outfield blunder. Great play by Josh Willingham to save a game tying homerun. In unrelated news, Mike Rabelo was activated off the DL and Paul Hoover was sent down to AAA.
The 2008 Florida Marlins roster is now set. Our starting rotation is Mark Hendrickson, Rick VandenHurk, Andrew Miller, and Scott Olsen with Ricky Nolasco likely taking in the fifth slot when it comes up. Update: Sorry, it’s not completely final. We need confirmation that Jason Wood is also on the team. Update 2: If Jeremy … Continue reading Marlins [Almost] Finalize Roster
The somewhat irreverent baseball blog Bugs & Cranks slapped its keyboard on the Marlins today for their latest and season-long performance. They take shots at Fredi and the team for inconsistent play and sometimes illogical actions. For example, Josh Willingham‘s game winning hit in the 10th inning was a no brainer — yes, on paper … Continue reading The Essence of the 2007 Marlins