With the calendar now flipped over to 2015, baseball season is right around the corner.
Giancarlo Stanton expects to be back for the start of spring training. Jose Fernandez is projected to return around the All-Star break. And the Miami Marlins believe they’ll be ready to rejoin playoff contention in 2015.
On the same day the Marlins ended their 2014 season by getting no-hit by Jordan Zimmermann of the Washington Nationals, Miami began looking ahead by giving manager Mike Redmond a two-year contract extension.
Nationals manager Matt Williams won’t announce his postseason rotation until Washington’s opponent is determined, though Jordan Zimmermann is definitely in his plans.
Strasburg took over the league lead in strikeouts and gave up only two hits through six scoreless innings in his final tuneup ahead of his first postseason, helping the NL East champion Washington Nationals beat the Miami Marlins 5-1 on Saturday.
After an impressive second half of 2014, Miami Marlins right-hander Jarred Cosart will head into the offseason with an eight-walk performance he called “embarrassing.”
The Miami Marlins still plan to make a multiyear contract offer to NL home run leader Giancarlo Stanton this offseason, despite his recent season-ending injury.
The Miami Marlins will finish with their most successful season in four years, but that likely won’t stop them from wondering just how far they could’ve gone had their two biggest stars not fallen victim to season-ending injuries.
The Miami Marlins will face a pitcher on Wednesday making his final bid for a new contract.
Sometimes a player does particularly well against a certain team, or teams. That point was proved once again on Tuesday night in Miami.