Michael Jong

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Marlins outfield versus the Pirates outfield

The Miami Marlins' outfield has arguably been the best crew of the season, while the Pittsburgh Pirates' outfield houses the reigning MVP and two of the brightest young players in the game. Who you...

Giancarlo Stanton, MVP, and the meaning of "value"

The nebulous meaning of the word "value" in the Most Valuable Player award ultimately determines the chances of Giancarlo Stanton taking the award.

Miami Marlins' Christian Yelich: A balanced star

Amid the fantastic year of Giancarlo Stanton, Christian Yelich is quietly having a star-level campaign by doing all the little things decently.

Marlins' one-run wins not good of future succcess

The Miami Marlins are getting by with one-run wins this season, but that does not bode well for the team as it continues to strive for a playoff spot.

MLB Scores: Marlins 10, Diamondbacks 3

The Miami Marlins won big with a huge display of runs, backed by Giancarlo Stanton's three-run homer and Christian Yelich's three-hit day. Tom Koehler did his job well as the Fish took the series...

Marlins vs. D'backs: Game 124 Thread and Ichthy

The Miami Marlins go for the series win at home versus the Arizona Diamondbacks, and they'll have Tom Koehler on the mound to do battle versus Josh Collmenter.

Brad Hand vs. Jacob Turner


Brad Hand is one year older than Turner too.

MLB Scores: Marlins 2, Diamondbacks 3

This time, the Miami Marlins fell short on their comeback attempt against the Diamondbacks. Brad Hand gave up two early home runs and the Fish mustered only two runs on Trevor Cahill in a 3-2 loss.

Marlins vs. D'Backs: Game 122 Thread and Ichthy

The Miami Marlins will look to snag a second game in this four-game set against the Arizona Diamondbacks, and they'll look to try and do it with Brad Hand on the mound.

Revisiting the Adeiny Hechavarria defense question

After two months, more data is in on Adeiny Hechavarria's defense and the results still pose serious questions about how effective he is at shortstop.

Stanton's MVP odds tied to Marlins' playoff odds

If the Miami Marlins want to help Giancarlo Stanton earn an MVP, then the team needs to get to winning, because the odds get a lot worse without a playoff appearance.

MLB Scores: Marlins 5, Diamondbacks 4 (10)

The Miami Marlins pulled off another comeback, from down 3-0 early to tying it up with an Adeiny Hechavarria hit and winning it in walk-off fashion in the tenth inning thanks to a Marcell Ozuna knock.

Marlins vs. D'backs: Game 121 Thread and Ichthy

The Miami Marlins and Arizona Diamondbacks start a four-game series tonight at Marlins Park, with Brad Penny and Chase Anderson taking the mound.

A modest Jacob Turner comparison

The Miami Marlins traded Jacob Turner for essentially nothing last week. But has he been bad enough to be traded like that? Here's a modest comparison of him with some other pitchers with whom you...

Giancarlo Stanton vs. Miguel Cabrera through four-plus seasons


EDIT: Made it bigger

Originally from this article on the Marlins' plans for Stanton. I never planned on doing the comparison at this exact point in time, but boy am I glad I did. Perfect match, huh?

Marlins may have $75 million payroll next season

The Miami Marlins may boast a hefty increase in payroll next season in the team's efforts to surround Giancarlo Stanton with a contending ballclub. What can Miami do with that kind of money?

MLB Scores: Miami Marlins 2, St. Louis Cardinals 5

Nathan Eovaldi failed to hold back the tide of the St. Louis Cardinals, as the Miami Marlins were shut down by Justin Masterson and the Cards for a 5-2 loss.

Marlins vs. Cardinals: Game 120 Thread and Ichthy

The Miami Marlins send Nathan Eovaldi to the mound tonight in the finale versus the St. Louis Cardinals in search for the sweep. Opposite him will be Justin Masterson.

Jarred Cosart finding the strike zone for Marlins

Jarred Cosart is finding the strike zone more often, which has led to his modest success through two starts with the Miami Marlins.

Marlins interested in free agent James Shields

The Miami Marlins want to bolster their team around Giancarlo Stanton, and one area of interest is (surprise!) in starting pitching. The Marlins are interested in making a push for free agent...

Marlins to build around Stanton without contract

According to Joe Frisaro of, the Miami Marlins are planning to build around Giancarlo Stanton, even if it means taking him all the way to free agency in 2017.

Cubs and Marlins are building in opposite fashions

The Chicago Cubs are building a future juggernaut behind position player prospects and pitching lottery tickets, including former Marlins starter Jacob Turner. The Fish are building their team in...

MLB Scores: Miami Marlins 3, St. Louis Cardinals 0

A shutout would not have been a surprising result from tonight's Miami Marlins/St. Louis Cardinals tilt, but it was Jarred Cosart who delivered the goose egg while Donovan Solano took care of Adam...

Rany Jazayerli on the Marlins' Jacob Turner move


Four months ago, the Marlins could have gotten a huge haul of talent for Turner, yet they cut him even though he was pitching better than ever. Turner’s FIP this year is the best of his career. His average fastball velocity (92.6 mph) is the highest of his career. Releasing him defies explanation. If you were to put together a list of the pitchers most likely to be the Arrieta of 2015, Turner might rank at the very top. I’m sure the Marlins had their reasons for getting rid of him, but then I’m sure they had their reasons for getting rid of Millar 11 years ago.

- Rany Jazayerli, noted baseball smart guy, over at Grantland. The Cubs are building a team in the right manner, the Marlins are going in the opposite direction, interestingly enough.

Marlins vs. Cardinals: Game 119 Thread and Ichthy

Jarred Cosart makes his Miami Marlins return against the St. Louis Cardinals after missing a start with an oblique injury. He will face off against Adam Wainwright.

The awkward season of Jarrod Saltalamacchia


Jarrod Saltalamacchia was signed to solidify the catcher position over the next three years. In some ways, he has, and in others, he hasn't. It's been an awkward year at the plate and behind it for...

Stanton has good chance for 40 homers in 2014

Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton has yet to reach 40 home runs in a single season, but thanks to a recent hot streak of long balls, he is back on track for that mark in 2014.

MLB Scores: Miami Marlins 6, St. Louis Cardinals 5

The Miami Marlins got two home runs from Giancarlo Stanton and took early leads multiple times, but the St. Louis Cardinals fought back and almost stole one from Steve Cishek before Miami...

GIF: Stanton hits two monster homers against Cards

The Miami Marlins got some pretty monstrous homers from Giancarlo Stanton en route to an early 3-0 lead. One may have been the longest we have seen at Marlins Park.

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