With Miami continuing to climb their way up the standings of the National League, star slugger Giancarlo Stanton has been the standout leader. With that in mind, the Marlins will embark on a potentially brutal 11-game road on Thursday while being in the midst of a 20 game in 20 consecutive day run. Marlins manager Mike Redmond is struggling to find a way to allow his star slugger to rest while the team is in the middle of an unbelievable stretch.
Marlin Maniac's Chris Logel returns with his weekly MLB power rankings.
Bleacher Report's Cheng Sio takes a look at some of the biggest Marlins prospects who are off to the hottest starts.
While the Marlins organization continues to look at Christian Yelich as a potential power threat, Miami's recent success has been because of the youngster's ability to trick the opposing defense with a classic "smallball" approach. In the following piece from the Sun Sentinel, Yelich talks about how Brett Butler helped him with this addition to his repertoire.
Despite Miami's continued solid power-hitting performance, clean-up hitter Casey McGehee has entered mid-May without a single home run. While that may discourage the majority of players, the veteran third baseman is trying to prevent that from bothering him.
Around the League
Billy Hamilton's hand injury may keep him out for several weeks, the latest in a long line of disappointment and injuries for the Reds' struggling outfield. But is this injury, and the resultant return of Roger Bernadina, just too much for the team to overcome?
SBNation's Grant Brisbee takes a look at CBS's Jon Heyman's recent comments pertaining to baseball writers who have recently appeared in the upcoming "Million Dollar Arm" movie.
Is this the year that our dreams of postseason chaos come true?
FanGraphs' Nathan Stoltz takes an indepth look on some of the best power arms that are currently in the minor leagues.
In his upcoming book, future Hall-of-Famer Mariano Rivera made an extremely intriguing statement as he put Red Sox infielder Dustin Pedroia over long-time Yankees teammate Robinson Cano.
The Miami Marlins have been among the best teams in baseball at home so far this season, and Garrett Jones thinks he has found the secret to hitting in the cavernous Marlins Park.
It's still early, but at 17-15, the Miami Marlins have exceeded just about everyone's expectations. One area of concern in the early going has been middle relief. Can newcomer Carter Capps become a reliable bridge from the starters to closer Steve Cishek?
Miami Marlins starter Jose Fernandez won National League Pitcher of The Month for the month of April. Here are some reactions from around the league.
Miami Marlins infielder Rafael Furcal suffered a setback while rehabbing from his hamstring injury, as he re-injured it during a game for Double-A Jacksonville.