While their teams are playing miles away over the coming weeks, the Heat, Marlins and Panthers announcers will be holed up inside South Florida studios, calling games on monitors while wondering if they missed anything not captured by TV cameras. The situation is unusual, and far from ideal, but it’s the new way of life in a pandemic. Faced with restrictions about the number of employees that can travel, the teams believe keeping their announcers at home is the best approach.
Posted: July 9, 2020, 5:42 pm
The Miami Marlins don’t begin their 2020 season until July 24 when they travel to face the Philadelphia Phillies to start a shortened 60-game season put in place due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Posted: July 9, 2020, 5:32 pm
It’s just going to take one team to mess it up for everybody. I hope everybody gets that. It’ll take five guys to get a whole team sick, and then if a whole team is sick, that could end the season for everybody else.
Posted: July 9, 2020, 12:15 pm
It’s been known since March that Sandy Alcántara wants to start on Opening Day. And he should. Even though José Ureña and Caleb Smith might also be in the running to begin the season on July 24 against the Phillies at Philadelphia, Alcántara is the most appropriate choice to receive the ball on Day 1.
Posted: July 9, 2020, 12:00 pm
For all the team’s legitimate excitement about young pitching depth and its expressed hopes to make a run in this shortened 60-game season, Miami knows it won’t do much of anything if it scores just 3.80 runs per game — a statistic that ranked the Marlins 29th out of 30 Major League Baseball teams.
Posted: July 9, 2020, 3:17 am
Jonathan Villar’s spot in the Miami Marlins’ lineup is all but assured. Manager Don Mattingly still sees the switch-hitter who has a blend of power and skills on the basepaths as his leadoff hitter, no different than the situation three-plus months ago.
Posted: July 8, 2020, 6:53 pm
A six-pack of Miami Marlins notes on a Wednesday:
Posted: July 8, 2020, 6:52 pm
Former Marlins pitcher Dan Straily, who’s spending 2020 in the Korea Baseball Organization where they have playing for months without fans, said as much on his podcast. While the KBO is on the verge of being able to admit paying customers thanks to South Korea’s success in containing COVID-19, there’s been little progress made in the U.S. The state of Florida, in particular, has reported a discouraging spike in positive cases in recent weeks.
Posted: July 8, 2020, 11:00 am
You’re 21 years old and have just been drafted No. in the MLB Draft. Instead of heading out to some small-town rookie ball or Single-A team, you’ve been summoned to join a 60-man roster with the Miami Marlins, prepping with everyone else for a season’s start that could be in question.
Posted: July 8, 2020, 4:25 am
Some quick tidbits and analysis of the Miami Marlins’ 60-game schedule for the 2020 season, which was released Monday night. The Marlins open the season July 24 with a three-game road series against the Philadelphia Phillies.
Posted: July 7, 2020, 8:05 pm
The news came down in mid-May, about two months after sports around the country were put on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic, and Miami Marlins utility man Jon Berti wasn’t sure how to react.
Posted: July 6, 2020, 7:10 pm
The Miami Marlins have had four players in their 60-man roster pool test positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, Marlins president of baseball operations Michael Hill said Saturday.
Posted: July 4, 2020, 7:45 pm
Baseball is back as the Miami Marlins take the field for the first time since sports took a hiatus due to the coronavirus.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 9:27 pm