The average raise for a player in salary arbitration was 117 percent this year, according to a study by The Associated Press, led by steep hikes for Freddie Freeman, Craig Kimbrel, Giancarlo Stanton and Michael Brantley.
If Jose Fernandez continues to develop into an ace pitcher for the Miami Marlins, South Florida fans better see him while he’s here because there’s no way the team will pay the new premium price for a top pitcher in baseball.
With the Red Sox and Dodgers both finishing the season atop their division with 90+ wins, which of these two has the best chance to finish the season as champions?
Now that his season is complete, it’s clear that Miami Marlins rookie pitcher Jose Fernandez just put together one of the greatest rookie seasons in Major League Baseball history.
Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez has had about as good a rookie campaign as possible in 2013 and will make his final start in 2013 Wednesday night.
The Miami Marlins went into Thursday’s afternoon tilt with the Los Angeles Dodgers knowing they were facing the likely Cy Young Award winner in Clayton Kershaw. The Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher didn’t disappoint by giving up just five hits in eight innings as L.A. knocked off Miami, 6-0.
Both Clayton Kershaw and Clay Buchholz find themselves off to absolutely electric starts in the 2013 season. So begs the question, which of them is the best?
R.A. Dickey earned his 19th victory with a strong performance, Jason Bay and Scott Hairston homered and the New York Mets barely held on in the ninth inning for their second straight home win, 4-3 over the Miami Marlins on Saturday.