“I always wanted to be on the show,” said Miami Marlins David Samson about the CBS hit show, “Survivor.” “If you have a dream, just do it. Don’t sit on the couch. Just go for it.”
To the surprise of absolutely no one who follows baseball, Miami Marlins manager Mike Redmond announced that defending National League rookie of the year Jose Fernandez will be the team’s opening day starter.
Doug Fister struck out the first two batters he faced in his spring debut with Washington, and the Nationals beat the Miami Marlins 10-3 Sunday.
Given an invitation to make the roster after injury-plagued seasons, John Lannan and Kevin Slowey both took positive steps Saturday in their spring debuts. Lannan and Slowey each threw two scoreless innings while giving up one hit as the Miami Marlins topped the New York Mets 9-1.
Much like the Miami Marlins playoff chances in recent years, team president David Samson’s appearance on CBS’ hit show Survivor was over before it even really got started.
The calendar may only read February 26, 2014, but Wednesday afternoon the Miami Marlins will take the field for the first time this year in an exhibition game against the University of Miami Hurricanes.
Spring training is a time to get in shape for the upcoming major league season, work on mechanics or maybe compete for a spot on the team.
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.
Miami Marlins pitchers and catchers reported to the team for spring training Sunday starting what every Marlins fan, player, and executive hope will be a quick turnaround for the downtrodden franchise.
A rash of injuries during the final week of spring training last year forced the Miami Marlins to add then 20-year-old right-hander Jose Fernandez to its starting rotation.