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Marlins sign Volquez to two-year deal

News broke Monday evening that the Marlins signed starting pitcher Edinson Volquez, a 2008 All-Star, to a two-year deal worth $22 million. Volquez has a 4.44 career ERA and pitched the last two seasons with the Kansas City Royals. Miami... Continue Reading →

Nats bobble to a beatdown: Mets at Nationals 5.23.16

It was hardly a traditional Beanstalk Baseball game, and the sky wept due to Paul’s new life in Cincinnati. But Ben, Jack, and I made a Monday excursion to D.C. to witness the Nationals get clobbered by the Mets. Apparently... Continue Reading →

Washington bench bests Miami bullpen: Marlins at Nationals 5.13.16

A complete lackage of lefty relievers and a trio of home runs from the Nationals sunk the Marlins in game one of the four-game weekend series at Nationals Park. While it was tough to see the Marlins go down in... Continue Reading →

Marlins’ Monday resilience proves turned corner

Miami tried to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory Monday night, but the Brewers were having none of it. In a game where things went stereotypically wrong for the Fish, Jose Fernandez saved the team by pitching seven scoreless... Continue Reading →

A true American story of free food and home runs: Cubs at Reds 4.23.16

It was the second annual (hopefully it's annual) installment of me asking my friend Emily to ask her mom for her company's fancy-schmancy Reds tickets...and me tagging along with an assortment of other friends for an evening full of food... Continue Reading →

Counting Down 2015

It's a good thing I can find entertainment in baseball unrelated to the success of the Marlins, who haven't been to the playoffs since 2003. So here are some highlights of 2015, a Top 10 of sorts. 10. The number... Continue Reading →

Hutton’s departure highlights November newsworthies

It's become apparent that keeping up a Marlins blog is not easy--especially in the offseason--given the lackluster performance of this team in recent history and their seeming inability to provide any sustainable excitement. Luckily for me, it's basketball season in... Continue Reading →

When September Ends

Contrary to a certain Green Day song, September has been a whirlwind of excitement, traveling and school for me, which up to this point has prevented me from blogging about anything remotely related to baseball. Also, the fact that the... Continue Reading →

I destroyed the juju: Rockies at Nationals 8.7.15

Baseball players are very superstitious creatures. If you've ever been acquainted with a longtime baseball player, you know what I mean. If not, just know that ball players will often forego washing their socks or shaving or changing spots on the... Continue Reading →

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