Miami Marlins ace Jose Fernandez came to the team with a lot of hype and through the first-half of the 2013 season, the 20-year-old phenom has lived up to all of the advanced billing.
One of the key pitchers the Miami Marlins hoped would be in a strong and young rotation will instead start the season out in Triple-A ball.
After a tumultuous offseason featuring a fire-sale of talent, the Miami Marlins are making plans for opening day 2013 and settled on the first pitcher out of the gates for the Fish.
The Miami Marlins feel pretty confident in their projected starting rotation of Ricky Nolasco, Jacob Turner, Nathan Eovaldi, and Henderson Alvarez. But the fifth spot is still up for grabs and the pitcher that will take the mound Saturday in the Marlins’ opening game of spring training is hoping to secure that spot.
When the Miami Marlins take the field Wednesday night for opening day against the St. Louis Cardinals, the Fish will send their pitching ace, Josh Johnson to the mound for the first time in almost a year.
The time for speculation and talk has finally ended for the Miami Marlins. In less than 48 hours, the Marlins will take the field to open the regular season for the first time at Marlins Park.
The Miami Marlins need starting pitching, and they may address that in a big way with Mark Buehrle; who the Fish are pursuing hard heading into the baseball winter meetings.
The Florida Marlins pitching rotation has taken its fair share of hits this season, most notably when Josh Johnson went down with an injury. So, the Marlins may look to the bullpen to find another starting pitcher.
Baseball fans across the country are rejoicing as Spring Training has sprung for every Major League Baseball team. It’s the time of year when optimism reigns and anything is possible. For the Marlins, it’s all about the Philadelphia Philllies.