The Marlins were greeted in D.C. by an amazing message from the Diamondbacks

The Marlins will end their season in Washington, D.C., this weekend. And after what likely was a somber plane ride, they were greeted by a pretty special message when they arrived at the ballpark.Still reeling from the tragic loss of Jose Fernandez, the Marlins discovered these kinds words in the weight room at Nationals Park. They were left by the Diamondbacks, who wrapped up a...
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Marlins looking forward to healthy Chen in 2017

Wei-Yin Chen is locked up with the Marlins through at least 2017 with options after that. To hear Marlins manager Don Mattingly talk about the lefty, it would appear the club is looking forward to Chen being an integral part of the Marlins pitching rotation next season. He was the team’s 2016 Opening Day starter […] The post Marlins looking forward to healthy Chen in 2017 appeared...
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Jose Fernandez jersey goes missing at candlelight vigil

The high school jersey of late Miami Marlins’ pitcher Jose Fernandez has gone missing. Fernandez’s alma mater — Tampa’s Braulio Alonso High School — held a candlelight vigil to honor Fernandez. At the event’s conclusion, the jersey was missing. “Hillsborough County Public Schools sent out a press release to media saying Fernandez’s jersey was hanging in the dugout...
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Where Martin Prado’s previous teams went wrong

Whether they admit it or not, every team that has had Martin Prado and traded him away has regretted it. That regret has stemmed in part from the return on the trades, the subsequent maneuvers that were made to replace Prado, and for losing what it is that Prado provides on and off the field. […] The post Where Martin Prado’s previous teams went wrong appeared first on Todays Knuckleball.
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Hearts heavy, Marlins say goodbye to Fernandez

On Thursday, funeral services were held for two-time All-Star pitcher Jose Fernandez at St. Brendan Catholic Church in Miami. The private service was attended by family, friends, the Marlins' organization and MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred.
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First-rounder Garrett headlines Marlins' instructs

Marlins instructional league is headlined by the club's 2016 Draft picks, a recovering Jordan Holloway and Justin Twine, who is adjusting to a position change.
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Marlins players surrounded Jose Fernandez’s hearse during its procession

It’s been three days since the world learned of the tragic death of Jose Fernandez, and the emotions are still raw for everyone involved, especially the Marlins themselves. Today, as Fernandez’s body was driven through Miami in a public procession and memorial, the team surrounded the hearse as it made its way through the streets of Miami. The entire @Marlins team surrounds...
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The Miami community honors Jose Fernandez in a memorial service

Fans, teammates and members of the Marlins’ front office gathered Wednesday for an emotional public memorial for Jose Fernandez.Fernandez, the team’s 24-year-old charismatic ace, was killed tragically in a boating accident in Miami early Sunday morning with two other young men. The Marlins honored Fernandez on Monday, when everyone in uniform wore his No. 16, which will be retired...
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2 days ago

Maria Arias is Jose Fernandez’s pregnant girlfriend

Jose Fernandez was very close to becoming a father at the time he was killed last weekend. Maria Arias, a 24-year-old whom Fernandez met through his love for fishing, is expecting a baby in February. The Daily Mail spoke with several of Fernandez’s family members who confirmed the Miami Marlins pitcher starting dating Arias just weeks before she became pregnant in May. In a...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Marlins players turned down boat invitation from Fernandez

As if the pain of losing a 24-year-old teammate isn’t enough, several Miami Marlins players are now haunted with one of the most crippling thoughts a person can have. That could have been us. In a chilling feature about the hours before Fernandez and two other men were killed in a boating accident, Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports notes that Fernandez asked several Marlins teammates...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Bar: Marlins' Fernandez was there before fatal boat accident

MIAMI (AP) A Miami bar and restaurant is confirming that Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez was a patron at the establishment before he and two friends were killed in a boat crash. A spokeswoman for American Social Bar & Restaurant confirmed Tuesday in an email that Fernandez was there before the accident. The statement did not say whether Fernandez had been drinking or...
Via Associated Press
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Marlins pay tribute to Jose Fernandez before and after Monday’s game

The Miami Marlins lost one of their brightest stars when pitcher Jose Fernandez was tragically killed in a boating accident on Sunday. Monday, they gave him a stirring tribute. Miami hosted the New York Mets at Marlins Park and both teams came out to stand along the baselines before the game for a moment of silence. Every Marlins player was wearing Fernandez’s jersey and all...
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Marlins' Dee Gordon breaks down into tears after hitting lead-off home run

Dee Gordon took the first pitch of the Marlins' first-at bat since Jose Fernandez's tragic death Sunday from the right-handed batter's box while wearing Fernandez's helmet as a tribute to his late teammate.The third pitch, he hit a home run.It was Gordon's first home run of the season. He broke down into tears upon reaching home plate, where he was embraced my his Marlins' teammates...
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3 days ago

Jose Fernandez's friend sent ominous text message prior to crash

A text message sent by one of the men who died in the fatal boating crash on Sunday off the coast in South Florida that killed Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez is chilling and eerie given what later transpired. Eddy Rivero is one of the three men who died in the crash, along with Fernandez and Emilio Macias. In a text message conversation with a friend, Rivero hinted at potential...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Miami Marlins are retiring Jose Fernandez's number

The Miami Marlins were never going to forget Jose Fernandez, but the organization is taking a step to ensure his presence remains around the club forever.On Monday, a day after the 24-year-old Fernandez was killed in a boating accident, Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria announced the club is retiring Fernandez's No. 16.It's yet another gesture to show just how much Fernandez was beloved...
Via FOX Sports
3 days ago

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