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Ichiro Picks Up Two More Hits In Marlins Loss To Braves

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KISSIMMEE (CBSMiami/AP) — The Miami Marlins strong Spring Training record took a hit on Thursday.

Even though he won 10 games for the marlins last season, Tom Koehler isn’t considering himself a lock for Miami’s rotation.

Johnny Gomes drove in two runs and Kelly Johnson went 2 for 2, leading the Atlanta Braves over the Marlins 6-3 Thursday.

Koehler allowed four runs and walked three in four innings in his second start of the spring.

“I’m extremely disappointed with the hits and not being able to put guys away,” Koehler said.

Koehler walked Braves pitcher Cody Martin to lead off the third inning.

“I can’t be walking pitchers,” he said. “I have to stop worrying about building myself up and start worrying about execution. We’re getting close now to the season.”

Braves starter Manny Banuelos allowed one run and three hits in two innings…

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Dwork On Sports: Marlins Interested In Cuban Infielder Olivera

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Welcome to the Dwork On Sports blog.  This is a place where I’ll cover all things related to South Florida sports, with a steady combination of facts and opinions while ultimately keeping a close eye on anything and everything related to our local teams.

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The Miami Marlins are feeling good as they ease their way into the Spring Training schedule.  Entering Thursday’s games, Miami has won five of their seven games against MLB opponents, as well as the two games they played against Florida International University and the University of Miami.

The Marlins have gotten solid production from a couple of their newbies, Michael Morse and Ichiro Suzuki, while others are working on getting acclimated to their defensive partners such as Martin Prado and Dee Gordon.

Indeed, the current Marlins roster should be a contender in the National League as is, but that doesn’t…

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How the NL East Stacks Up in 2015

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Spring training is starting, our favorite players are suiting up for the first time in months and every team has a sense that this could be their year. It’s almost baseball season.

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NL East Outlook

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NL East Outlook

Washington Nationals- 1st NL East

The Washington Nationals were one of the best teams in baseball last year and this year should be the same. The adding of Max Scherzer shows that they are not playing around. The starting rotation is going to be tough for opposing hitters and the bullpen will be just as difficult. The offense should be pretty good as well. Look for Ian Desmond to have a great year along with Jason Werth. Bryce Harper needs to have a great year to help carry this team to the World Series. The one issue with this team is that they have been this good the last few years but haven’t been able to win it all. Will they break this trend or will they continue to disappoint in the postseason.

New York Mets- 2nd NL East

The Mets have struggled in recent…

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Important Position Battles: NL East

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By Jim McCormick

Spring Training is an important time for managers and GM’s alike, as it is the perfect time to see how a player can perform. While stats don’t always translate to the regular season, evaluators will use the time to judge the player’s work ethic and how they impact the clubhouse. Heading into the spring, each team has positions that may have too much talent or players at the position that have not played good enough to lock up the position. Today, I will look at some of the important position battles for teams in the National League East.

Atlanta Braves:

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Positon: Second Base
Players Involved: Alberto Callaspo, Jace Peterson, Philip Gosselin

Entering the 2014 season, the Braves started off the season with Dan Uggla as their starting second baseman. Uggla was released by the Braves in July of 2014 after he struggled in his…

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MLB Divisional Preview, Part 6: NL East, The worst for last

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by Conway West 03.04.15

The NL East has seen better days. In the 1990s and 2000s, there was a 12-year stretch where the division represented the NL in the World Series 9 times. All five teams have either represented the NL in the Series or had the league’s best record in the past 16 seasons, an honor no other division holds.

At this point, the division looks weak. The division may have the two worst teams in baseball, and the second and third best teams do not look elite either. However, due to the disparity between the top tier and middle tier of teams in the National League, I predict two playoff teams from the East.

  1. Washington Nationals

2014: 87 wins; Steamer 2015: 91 wins; Conwaywest: 95 wins; JD Cam: 94 (1st place)
In: Max Scherzer, Yunel Escobar, Casey Janssen
Out: Tyler Clippard, Rafael Soriano, Adam LaRoche, Ross Detwiler…

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Marlins Park to host 2017 MLB All-Star Showcase

marlins.tumblr.comIt didn’t take long for the new commissioner Rob Manfred to make an impact in the Miami Marlins community.

Come July 2017, the phrase “Going to Miami” will no longer be linked to the 1998 Will Smith song “Miami”. Instead, that phrase will carry a new meaning as baseball fans travel from across the country to fill Marlins Park for the 2017 All-Star Showcase.

A long time coming for the Marlins franchise, Jeffrey Loria has finally got the approval from Rob Manfred to hold the 2017 All-Star Game at Marlins Park. A saga that will have two decades once the All-Star festivities commence at Marlins Park, in downtown Miami.

The saga began in 1997 when the formerly named Florida Marlins won the World Series and were chosen by Bud Selig as favorites to host the 1998 All-Star Showcase that next season. Only to have Marlins fans dreams shattered quicker by owner Jeffrey Loria, when he unloaded all the teams’ talent. Compelling Selig to turn on his words, and give the honor of hosting the 1998 All-Star showcase to the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field.

Furthermore, Loria thought he was a shoe in to host the 2015 All-Star showcase based on his unveiling of the Miami Marlins new stadium, Marlins Park in 2012. A line of thinking that led him to getting shot down again by Selig as he watched the honor of hosting this year’s All-Star showcase go to the Cincinnati Reds to hold at Great American Ballpark.

Finally though, after two decades of All-Star host envy and a recent recognized commitment to his team’s future success shown in Loria this off-season, Rob Manfred and MLB has dubbed Marlins Park the host of the 2017 All-Star showcase.