The good news it that the Marlins just strengthened their bullpen by acquiring Arthur Rhodes from the Seattle Mariners. The terrible news is that they gave up Gaby Hernandez. More details to follow.
Despite being 45-43 and only 2.5 games out of first in early July, the Marlins are about to undergo major changes. The pitching staff, most desperately needing help right now, is changing radically as both Josh Johnson and Chris Volstad are moving into the starting rotation this week. With Anibal Sanchez beginning his rehab starts, … Continue reading The New Look 2008 Florida Marlins
MVN is reporting that the Marlins called up Chris Volstad to make his major league debut on Sunday against he Rockies. Scheduled started Mark Hendrickson is allegedly being demote to the bullpen. While Albuquerque is not terribly far from Denver, it’s a bit surprising, if true, to have Volstad start on 3-days rest. Plus, the … Continue reading Have The Marlins Called Up Volstad?
Home runs by Mike Jacobs and Luis Gonzalez combined with Mark Hendrickson making it to the 6th inning, and the Marlins go to 9-5 and keep a 1.5 game lead in the National League East.
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
A few news and notes: Mark Hendrickson is the lucky winner of our opening day starting pitcher lottery joining the ranks of Charlie Hough, Kevin Brown, and Dontrelle Willis in the Marlins record books. With Jose Castillo gone, Jorge Cantu will start at third base. ESPN is reporting that Miguel Cabrera just signed an 8-year … Continue reading Hendrickson to Start on Opening Day
If you thought Spring Training would help answer many of the questions about the Marlins, think again. Here are some of what we believe are the lingering issues:
Now that we know that Anibal Sanchez will not be ready for Spring Training, the Marlins signed 6-9 left-handed pitcher Mark Hendrickson to a one-year deal worth $1.5 million. He is a mediocre 43-59 in 179 career games with a 5.01 ERA. But, he’s started more than 30 games three times in his career, so … Continue reading Fish Add a Tall Pitcher