Dodgers Send Trio Of Righties To Marlins For Ricky Nolasco
The Deal The second domino fell in the starting-pitcher trade market when the Dodgers sent a trio of power-armed righthanders to the Marlins for Ricky Nolasco. Miami receives Steve Ames [...]
Marlins Make Matt Krook An Early Exception To Draft Strategy
FORT LAUDERDALE—Beginning with sixth overall pick Colin Moran, a third baseman out of North Carolina, the Marlins went heavy on college players in the draft. Thirty of their selections—18 pitchers, [...]
What Your Team Did In The Draft: National League Edition
Now that all of the selections have been made, our draft experts took a few moments to glance at each team’s draft list and see what stood out. We won’t [...]
Marcell Ozuna Reaches Full Stride Upon Reaching Miami
FORT LAUDERDALE—Marcell Ozuna wasn’t supposed to beat fellow outfield prospect Christian Yelich to the majors. He wasn’t even supposed to beat Jake Marisnick to Double-A Jacksonville. Ozuna did both. A [...]
The Top 10 Youngest Players In Each League On Opening Day
As we’ve done for three years, here’s a look at the Top 10 youngest players in each league as the season began (you can also see the 2012 Opening Day, 2011 [...]
Velocity Spike Surprises Raudel Lazo . . . And Marlins
By the end of lefthander Raudel Lazo's first pro season with the Marlins, he was consistently hitting 94 mph. That kind of jump isn't unprecedented, but it was unexpected in his case if for no other reason than his stature.
Skipworth Now Focuses More Attention On Defense
The Marlins drafted Kyle Skipworth, an offensive-minded catcher at Patriot High in Riverside, Calif., with the sixth overall pick in 2008. They didn't expect that he might reach the majors on the merits of his defense.
DeSclafani Looks Forward To Smooth Sailing In Miami
Righthander Anthony DeSclafani hopes his trade from the Blue Jays to the Marlins translates into playing in the big leagues a little sooner, though he's farthest away of the six players Miami received in the deal that shipped Mark Buehrle, Josh Johnson and Jose Reyes to Toronto.
Justin Nicolino Perfects New Pitch For New Team
Following their 12-player mega-deal with the Blue Jays in November, the Marlins invited newly-acquired lefthander Justin Nicolino to Miami for a brief visit. The 21-year-old hails from Orlando, but because Miami is banking on Nicolino making his permanent home in South Florida, they wanted him to learn the city and the ballpark.