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Miami Marlins Trade 2B Omar Infante And Pitcher Anibal Sanchez To Detroit Tigers

Miami Marlins Trade 2B Omar Infante And Pitcher Anibal Sanchez To Detroit Tigers

The Marlins are effectively throwing in the towel on the season, agreeing to trade second baseman Omar Infante and starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez to the Detroit Tigers for three prospects. While the deal has not been announced officially, the Marlins have revised their lineup for tonight’s game against the Braves, scratching Infante and moving Emilio Bonifacio to second base.
       According to sources, the Marlins are acquiring Jacob Turner, a top right-handed pitching prospect. In addition, MLB Network’s Peter Gammons tweeted the Tigers are also throwing in minor-league catcher Rob Brantly and minor-league left-hander Brian Flynn. Turner was the 9th overall pick in the 2009 draft and was ranked before the season by Baseball America as the 22nd overall prospect.
       The Tigers, who are in need of a second baseman, have been scouting Infante for weeks. Infante said before batting practice today that he expected to be traded.
        “I think I’m gone,” he said.
        Sanchez, who is eligible for free agency, was also ripe trade bait and told reporters following Sunday’s start in Pittsburgh that he understood the situation.

 

Miami Marlins Centerfield Sculpture Goes Off Courtesy Of Omar Infante!!!!

Miami Marlins Centerfield Sculpture Goes Off Courtesy Of Omar Infante!!!!

Leading off the second inning of this afternoon’s Miami Marlins/Houston Astros affair, second baseman Omar Infante became the first Marlins’ player to hit a home run at the new Marlins Park.

And the sculpture went nuts!!!

And just for good measure, in the 8th inning Hanley Ramirez hit a game-tying home run to even the score at 4-4.

And again, the sculture went berserk!!!

 

Did You See What New Marlins’ Manager Jack McKeon Said About ’30-Year Old Cardboard’???

Did You See What New Marlins’ Manager Jack McKeon Said About ’30-Year Old Cardboard’???

Florida Marlins To Hire Jack McKeon To Manage The Team For The Remainder Of The 2011 Season

Florida Marlins To Hire Jack McKeon To Manage The Team For The Remainder Of The 2011 Season

By Joe Frisaro / MLB.com

MIAMI — Change turned out for the better when the Marlins made an in-season managerial move in 2003. The end result was the second World Series title in franchise history after Jack McKeon took over as manager.

On Monday, the Marlins are expected to reintroduce McKeon as manager, eight years after winning a championship and six years removed from his last season in the dugout.

According to a source, McKeon will be named Florida’s interim manager a day after Edwin Rodriguez unexpectedly resigned on Father’s Day. He will close out the 2011 season, and the team is expected to make a full-scale managerial search before it moves into its new ballpark in ’12.

15/16 Is Outstanding, Except When It Represents How Many Games You’ve Lost…

15/16 Is Outstanding, Except When It Represents How Many Games You’ve Lost…

It is really hard to be a Marlins’ fan right now.

UGGHHHH – The Florida Marlins Have Lost 7 Straight Games, By A Combined 11 Runs….

UGGHHHH – The Florida Marlins Have Lost 7 Straight Games, By A Combined 11 Runs….

It has not been easy being a Florida Marlins fan over the last week.  The week has been chock full of losses and I’m watching several of the guys that were hitting and throwing well enter dangerous territory.

When I say dangerous territory, I specifically mean that you can see the team is lacking confidence – and it is coming from both the hitters and pitchers.

For the pitchera: Josh Johnson is in the DL.  Javier Vasquez cannot get past the 6th inning.  Chris Volstad allows base runners in virtually every inning.  And the once solid bullpen is not getting the critical outs that they had been recording earlier in the year – From Dunn to Sanches to Mujica to Webb to Choate, they’re all in a funk.

For the hitters:  Hanley is out.  Coghlan is in a rough spot.  Stanton looks absolutely uncomfortable at the plate.  LoMo is slumping badly.  And while Infante, Buck, and Dobbs are performing at their usual level, that doesn’t work when the team’s run-producers are not producing.

If it wasn’t for Gaby Sanchez, Anibal Sanchez, Leo Nunez, and Ricky Nolasco, who knows what this team would be going through…

Here is a breakdown of the last week:
6/01, lost 6-5
6/03, lost 6-5
6/04, lost 3-2
6/05, lost 6-5
6/06, lost 7-2
6/07, lost 1-0
6/08, lost 3-2

Please, please, please turn it around tonight – it is getting very hard to watch!!!

GO FISH!!!

Sweeping The San Francisco Giants Feels Oh, So Good!!!

Sweeping The San Francisco Giants Feels Oh, So Good!!!

After an amazing outing by Anibal Sanchez that completes a sweep of the defending World Series champions, the Florida Marlins’ confidence has to be at a season high.

And we still don’t have a healthy Hanley Ramirez or Josh Johnson…

GO FISH!!!