John Henry Fired Shot at Marlins Regular Season Lineup on Twitter

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Earlier this week tales emerged how the Marlins have been “outraged” that the Red Sox would dare ship a lineup full of minor league prospects to a Grapefruit League recreation. The only two players within the Boston lineup that day with any big league at bats had been Jackie Bradley Jr. and Ryan Lavarnway. The Marlins were mad, calling it a “gross violation” and contemplated filing a criticism with the MLB house office. Sox GM Ben Cherington apologized and it seemed like the “controversy” was over.

Seems Red Sox proprietor John Henry has his personal thoughts on the situation and tweeted as much Saturday afternoon, delivering a first round TKO to the Marlins group, albeit without naming them instantly.

Obviously Henry has no love misplaced for the Marlins — a staff he previously owned before selling it to Jeffrey Loria in 2002.

I’m unsure what the Marlins should feel the need to apologize for. Giancarlo Stanton is a budding star and the rest of the beginning lineup is effectively … ummm … eight other players, including former Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia.

 

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Jose Fernandez: Marlins’ Rookie of the Year Is Cycling 600 Miles Per Week

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Jose Fernandez, the Marlins’ 2013 Rookie of the 12 months starter, has a brand new low season training routine. He joined a biker gang, for rich people. He bought a tricked-out $10,000 street bike and has been biking near 600 miles per week in a peloton.

Pitching coach Chuck Hernandez likes the look of his sculpted lower physique.

“His legs are going to be strong, obviously.It stored him in good shape and he came to camp in fine condition. Past that, I’m really not all in favour of his bike,” Hernandez mentioned. “He’s slimmed out, he’s grown into a person now. He seems great.”

It’s not clear how the biking will have an effect on his pitching. But endorphins are probably a more salubrious dependancy for a pitcher than Captain Crunch.

 

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Marlins fire president of baseball operations Larry Beinfest

Somebody needs to seem accountable for the

Miami Marlins

stinking and proprietor Jeffrey Loria isn’t going to fireplace himself. So as an alternative, Loria did Friday what many inside baseball have been anticipating and

fired Larry Beinfest

, the workforce’s president of baseball operations.

“Larry has labored with me for 13 years, making big contributions to our efforts and serving as a partner to me within the process. I wish him nothing however the perfect and know he’ll make an awesome addition wherever he lands,” Loria stated in a press release published on MLB.com.

Beinfest had been with the Marlins since 2002, when he was introduced on as basic supervisor and senior vice president. He was an assistant GM with the Montreal Expos earlier than that, so he’s been by Loria’s aspect for a while. Beinfest was GM when the Marlins gained the World Collection in 2003 and in 2007 was promoted to president of baseball operations.

As you properly know, every little thing is just not hunky-dory in Miami. The workforce has lost a hundred games this year (and counting) after shedding a lot of the stars from its roster the previous couple seasons. Studies have been circulating that Loria was making baseball choices, i.e. butting into Beinfest’s job.

For just a few weeks now, Beinfest had been pegged because the scapegoat for the Marlins’ ugly season. It got to the purpose earlier this week that Beinfest went on the radio in Miami and mentioned all of the rumors of his demise had been weighing on him. Craig Davis of the SunSentinel summarized the radio interview:

“I feel the tumultuous part and unsettling part is reading about it and residing it everyday. You understand I’m an individual just like anyone else. I have a wife and youngsters and all that good things. It may well definitely grate on you,” Beinfest said.

Reports have circulated for the second yr in a row that Beinfest’s job was in jeopardy. It was reported last week that he confronted proprietor Jeffrey Loria and requested him to determine about his status by some means. Beinfest stated Tuesday that he wanted to maintain his conversations with Loria inside as a result of that’s the professional factor to do, however naturally reading those issues get to him.

“Lots of things are out there. I’m not going to answer them,” Beinfest stated. “Let’s face it, this hasn’t been pleasant, I don’t suppose for Jeffrey or for the group the last couple of weeks reading all these things. We have now an attendance-challenged building, a 100-loss workforce and there’s numerous things to worry about right here. I’m unsure that I’m necessarily at the top of the listing.”

He seemed like a man who knew his fate was coming, and just wanted to get it over with. Loria also announced the Marlins fired Jim Fleming, Beinfest’s assistant. Loria then promised “further bulletins” about the group’s new baseball operations structure. Loria didn’t announce it, but USA In the present day’s Bob Nightengale is reporting that Dan Jennings, the Marlins assistant GM and vp of participant personnel, will take over for Beinfest.

 

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Marlins Park usher takes awkward tumble on foul ball

Logan Morrison was quite the destructive pressure on Friday evening at Marlins Park. Along with hitting the longest residence run in the stadium’s two 12 months historical past — estimated anywhere from 467 to 484 toes relying on who you consider — he also clubbed a foul ball up the primary base line that resulted in one of the stadium’s ushers taking an ungainly and doubtlessly dangerous fall.

It occurred in the very first inning. On a 1-zero pitch, Morrison turned on the ball and pulled a pointy grounder extensive of first base. On the second massive hop, the ball skipped into the stands after which ricocheted off a primary row cupholder. Bear in mind, we’re in Miami, so there are 5-6 followers seated on this part of field seats.

In different phrases, nobody was there to knock the ball down, and an usher seated on a stool behind the almost empty part was a sitting duck. In her effort to avoid the ball, the usher leans again on her stool, maybe forgetting all together that she’s on a stool, and let’s just say it is great distance down from stool to concrete.

I’ll stand by my assertion that it was a doubtlessly dangerous fall. She easily could have smacked her head on the concrete. However since she was again in her seat just a couple pitches later, we are able to also name it a undoubtedly hilarious fall.

(MLB.TV)

She survived this time. Next time she might wish to contemplate carrying a seat belt.

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The Juice: Tigers, Pirates and Dodgers lead a day of exciting finishes

The Juice returns for season No. 6! It’s almost eligible for free-agency! Stop by daily for news from the action, along with great photos, stats, video highlights and more.

Sunday’s slate of baseball games gave us a handful of exciting finishes — walk-offs, heroic homers, come-from-behind rallies and, of course, a little bit of bickering.

Here’s a closer look:

Controversial Win of the Day: The Detroit Tigers beat the Boston Red Sox 7-5, scoring three runs in the eighth inning to bust open a 4-4 game. But that’s not the controversial part. It’s the play above — Daniel Nava dropping a fly ball in the eighth on what looked like the exchange from his glove to his throwing hand. The umpires ruled it a dropped ball. Nava and manager John Farrell argued, with Farrell eventually getting ejected and the umps not changing their mind. That helped Detroit put up their three runs and eventually get the win.

Had the umpires ruled Nava dropped the ball on the exchange, it would have been an out. That wouldn’t necessarily have stopped the Tigers rally, but it couldn’t have helped it.

Wild Finish of the Day: The Pittsburgh Pirates were down 6-3 to the Los Angeles Angels going into the ninth inning. That’s when things got wild. The Pirates rallied for three runs to tie the game against Angels closer Ernesto Frieri, who isn’t Jose Valverde, so this kinda thing isn’t an everyday possibility. Once the game went into extra innings, the Pirates put up another four runs, including a two-run single by Travis Snider, to make the score 10-6.

After giving up seven runs in the ninth and tenth, you’d think the Angels could be deflated. Actually, they rallied for three runs of their own in the bottom of the tenth. The score was 10-9, with two outs and runners at second and third when Mike Trout came up for the Angels. When it looked like the score might swing again, Trout stuck out to end the game.

Walk-Off of the Day: Kendrys Morales played the hero role in Seattle, hitting a three-run walk-off homer in the tenth inning to give the Mariners a 6-3 win over the Oakland Athletics.

(Getty Images) Back-to-Back Heroes of the Day: Tied 1-1 in the ninth, the Los Angeles Dodgers got back-to-back homers from Adrian Gonzalez and Hanley Ramirez to earn a 3-1 win over the Padres.

MORE SCORES

(Getty Images) Blue Jays 13, Orioles 5: The Jays win their 11th in a row, as Edwin Encarnacion, J.P. Arencibia and Jose Bautista have big days.

Rangers 2, Cardinals 1: Sunday Night Baseball turns into Monday Morning Baseball after a three-hour rain delay. When it clears up, the Rangers finish a three-game sweep of the Cards.

Reds 4, Diamondbacks 2: On “Star Wars” day in Arizona, Mat Latos plays the role of Sith — striking out 13 and surrendering just one run for the Reds.

(USA Today) Marlins 7, Giants 2: The Marlins get two homers from Justin Ruggiano to take three of four games from the Giants.

Rockies 7, Nationals 6: Rockies hold off a four-run, eighth-inning rally by the Nats.

Mets 8, Phillies 0: Matt Harvey dominates again: six innings, two hits and six strikeouts.

Cubs 14, Astros 6: Ryan Sweeney has six RBIs for the Cubs against the Astros, which is like four RBIs against a regular team.

Rays 3, Yankees 1: James Loney’s two-run single in the seventh inning gives Rays the win.

Royals 7, White Sox 6: The Royals scrap together three runs in the eighth for a come-from-behind win.

Braves 7, Brewers 4: Braves break a 24-inning scoreless streak, then decide seven runs sounds good.

Twins 5, Indians 3: Thank you and goodbye. Pedro Hernandez, called up from Triple-A to make an emergency start, helps the Twins avoid a sweep, then gets sent back down to the minors.

”I’m a big chips and salsa man, and there was some excellent chips and salsa. I wanted to talk to Jake [McGee] and Joel [Peralta]. So I got a little bucket of salsa, a little bucket of chips and I sat down with both of them. It was a good moment to just exchange thoughts, and I wanted them to know how much I believe in them, because that was a tough game for those guys.”

— Rays manager Joe Maddon, about a pre-game chat with two of his relief pitchers who had a tough day on Saturday and did much better on Sunday in Tampa Bay’s 3-1 win.

(USA Today)

Things obviously aren’t going well for MLB umpires if they’ve resorted to Storm Trooper bodyguards. Just kidding — this is from “Star Wars” day at the Arizona Diamondbacks game.

• Michael Cuddyer of the Rockies extended his hitting streak to 21 games, the longest in baseball this year.

• In their last 10 games the Miami Marlins are 6-4 — against tough opponents: The Giants, Cardinals and Diamondbacks. (via Clark Spencer).

• Angels closer Ernesto Frieri had retired 22 straight batters going into Sunday’s game. Then he blew a save, giving up three runs in 2/3 innings to the Pirates in the ninth inning.

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