While the sporting world was focused on Heat forward LeBron James putting up 61 on Charlotte, their South Florida counterparts were oblivious to the MVP's amazing night. Thanks to the early start times of Spring Training practices, the Marlins were oblivious to the 6'7 forward's amazing feat when they showed up to their mid-morning practices.
Oh how things could have been. A year and a half since Matt Dominguez was sent to Houston in exchange for Carlos Lee, the Astros third baseman sounded off on his past departure from the Fish.
While the promising Christian Yelich is about to start his first full season in the MLB, he's already following in some Hall of Fame footsteps. Nearly 50 years before Yelich was born, his great-grandfather Fred Gehrke made a Hall of Fame impact in the pro football world by designing the logo for the LA Rams in the mid-40's.
Is this a surprise to anyone? Probably not.
Thanks to Jake Marisnick's quick start to Spring Training, Marlins Maniac wonders if Marcell Ozuna is losing ground on a potential spot on the Marlins roster.
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Dave Cameron does another great piece that totally goes over my head. But as the title explains, the FanGraphs head man uses a lot of projections and advanced stats to determine the overall value for the 2014 off-season signings.
While we're around four weeks away from the start of the 2014 season, there still remains a handful of veteran free agents left on the market. Even though the list of names is clearly depleted, solid veteran pitchers Ryan Madson, Joe Saunders, Jeff Niemann and Oliver Perez (sorry Mets fans) are still looking for a gig for the 2014 season.
After taking a spiritual journey, SBNation's Grant Brisbee found the world's worst hat and shirt related to the MLB. And yes, it's uglier than Miami's offense in 2013.
DOGGY?!?!?! BASEBALL DOGGY!!!!
Dodgers reliever Brian Wilson is now the holder of a knuckleball which might be even more nasty than his four year old beard.
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Christian Yelich is the latest in a long line of highly touted Marlins hitting prospects, and he will make his full-season debut in 2014. Will he turn into the next success story like Giancarlo Stanton or flounder like Jeremy Hermida?
The Miami Marlins will look to improve on an awful baserunning season with the addition of new coach Brett Butler. How bad were they in 2013 and how can they improve in 2014?
After being accustomed to throwing a high-90s fastball for most of his young career, Miami Marlins' starter Nathan Eovaldi is looking to improve his offspeed pitches this spring. Eovaldi is expected to be Miami's second starter behind Jose Fernandez.