Marlins Update – Week of July 4
For the Marlins, it's all about the rising young talent, as they have some
of the most explosive young stars in the league and have been turning some heads all season long in the wide open N.L. East.
One of the biggest reasons for optimism for the fan base, of course, has been the development of Giancarlo Stanton, who burst
onto the scene last season by launching balls into the seats on the regular before taking his game to the next level this
year. Stanton has been near or at the top of the National League all season long in home runs and RBIs, giving the Marlins
a major boost in the heart of their order in the process.
But even though Stanton has been fantastic this season, the
Marlins have had plenty of other bright spots as well. One of them, of course, has been Casey McGehee, who has been hitting
at a.300 clip or better throughout the season and has been knocking in runs left and right as well despite not being much
of a home run threat. Then there's Marcell Ozuna, another rising young star who knocked in a very solid 47 runs in his first
80 games of the season.
With an incredible young core, the Marlins' lineup has become one of the most feared in the
National League, giving them a chance to win every time they take to the field. It also helps to have guys like Henderson
Alvarez, who has held an ERA well below 2.50 throughout his first 16 starts of the season and gives the Marlins a major boost
every fifth game. Tom Koehler has also shown some major signs as well, providing many reasons for optimism as the Marlins
look to continue being a factor in one of the most competitive divisions in all of baseball. With plenty of big games ahead,
the Marlins clearly have no intention of going quietly as they look to continue to develop their immensely talented core of
2014 Miami Marlins Schedule
There is nothing quite like being there when the game
is on the line and the Marlins are digging in, as this is a team that has plenty of talent once again this season and aspirations
of getting right back into the playoff mix. The Marlins have a team of talented youngsters that is looking to make a statement
that they're contenders in Major League Baseball this season. Built just a few years ago, Marlins Park is a new stadium that
should be packed to the brim for the biggest matchups this baseball season. Be there in the stands to see the top Marlins
sluggers hit towering home runs into the seats and you'll see loud and clear what all the buzz is about. But don't make the
mistake of thinking that it's only about the home games, as road matchups featuring the Marlins are always loaded with Marlins
fans who come out to the stands to make sure they don't miss out on the action.
The Marlins will have their work cut
out for them when the Atlanta Braves hit the diamond at Marlins Park this season. The Braves are the reigning National League
East champs, and the road to the 2014 division title goes through them. The Braves boast a well-rounded group of players that
were able to put together 96 regular season wins in 2013. It won't be easy, but the Marlins will be looking to send the Braves
back to Atlanta will a few losses every time the Braves come to Miami this season.
The Fish will have more big games
on their hands every time the Washington Nationals come to town to try and take home some wins back to the nation's capital.
The Nats are one of the most talented teams in the National League, and are not to be taken lightly. With a loyal crowd behind
them, though, the Marlins can defeat any team in Major League Baseball, and that's why the fans need to come out in big numbers
for all the biggest games of the 2014 season. The Marlins have major aspirations this season, and support from their loyal
fans could go a long way in making this a season to remember in Miami as the Marlins look to make it happen and give their
fans another memorable year of nail-biting excitement.
Miami Marlins Team Info
The Miami Marlins play
in the National League East division of Major League Baseball, a division that also features the Atlanta Braves, Washington
Nationals, New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies. The Marlins wound in in last place in the division in 2013, something
that this team is not looking to repeat this year. With 2014 comes hope that the Marlins can rise in the ranks of the N.L.
East and contend with the best teams in the division for the top spot in the standings. The Marlins certainly are not lacking
in the talent department, and have some of the best young sluggers in the game. Get out to the stadium in 2014 to see these
dynamos put some deep homers into the seats. Led by Giancarlo Stanton and Jose Fernandez, the Marlins have a balanced team
loaded with rising stars and savvy vets, making them a team to look out for as the Marlins look to put it all together this
The MLB Experience
People have been coming together to watch athletes compete for a long time
now, and that doesn't look to be changing any time soon. Major League Baseball is one of the most popular sports in the United
States of America for a reason, and that's because people love to come out to the ballpark to experience all a pro baseball
game has to offer. These players are incredible in their skill and dedication to the game of baseball, and that's something
you have to see in person to truly appreciate. Be there this season to see the Miami Marlins take to the field for a big game,
and you just might witness a deep home run late in the game to put the Marlins ahead.
Miami Marlins History
Miami Marlins franchise was founded in in 1993 as the Florida Marlins, and the team played their home games at Sun Life Stadium
from 1993 to 2011. In 2012, the Marlins moved into a brand new facility, Marlins Park and changed their named to the Miami
Marlins. The Marlins have been to the World Series twice in their relatively short history, in 1997 and 2003, winning the
World Championship both times and showing their fans what a winning team is supposed to look like. Great players in the franchise's
history include guys like Miguel Cabrera, Edgar Renteria, Josh Beckett, Kevin Brown and more, and you never know when the
next franchise legend is going to burst onto the scene with an unbelievable season.
Miami Marlins Trivia
was the first player in Marlins franchise history to win the Rookie of the Year award?
The answer is pitcher Dontrelle
Willis, who won the award in 2003. Willis played for the Marlins for several seasons and was one of the most dynamic left-handed
pitchers in the game at that point.
Fans of Major League Baseball love to get out to the ballpark
to see their favorite teams hit the baseball diamond. Baseball isn't called the National Pastime for nothing, and the fans
love to get pumped up for a big game. Marlins fans are ready to cheer on the Marlins this season, and seeing a game in the
Florida sunshine is about as good as it gets. Join them in the stands this year and catch a great Marlins game as the Fish
look to dominate their opponents and once again be major factors in the N.L. East. On the road, the Marlins will also be hoping
to put together plenty of wins, giving you opportunities to ditch the couch and head out for an away game loaded with a great
atmosphere that you'll be talking about a long time after the final pitch.