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Anibal Sanchez vs. Andrew Miller

             Andrew Miller was dismal once again, knocked out in the second inning on Sunday here at Dodger Stadium after coughing up seven runs on five hits and five walks. He lost in San Diego earlier in the week after he gave up four runs in the first.

            Clearly, things are not going well for Miller, and the more he struggles, the more he begins to look like the odd man out when Anibal Sanchez returns. While Miller was coming unraveled against the Dodgers, Sanchez was throwing 5 2/3 innings of shutout baseball in a rehab start in Fort Myers for Single A Jupiter. Sanchez gave up three hits and struck out six. The Marlins think he could be ready in about three weeks.

            

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TH

Good news about Anibal Sanchez. Let's just hope he stays healthy and can contribute this year.

Marlins Fan

Whats happens to Miller when Sanchez rejoins the rotation??? He clearly has a future with the club, does he go to the pen or back to the minors?

Marlins Fan

Whats happens to Miller when Sanchez rejoins the rotation??? He clearly has a future with the club, does he go to the pen or back to the minors?

thejuandiggler

The Miller experiment will have to wait till next year if Anibal returns to his old form.....no way Miller is justified over Olsen-Johnson-Nolasco-and likely Volstad
Who thinks we could trade Miller for a stud catcher like Saltalamachia or Victor Martinez?

ric

marlins have to get help this year...catcher...and a solid starting five...with sanchez appearing healthy again this will solidify the pitching in a couple of weeks....why not trade two terrible defensive players who both are mediocre at best offensively in hermida and jacobs to get a top notch young catcher and bring up mcpherson for 3b and shift cantu to 1b and bring up maybin for cf and make ross the everyday rf...also when deasa is ready he can platoon in cf with maybin...this will add defense to the weakest defensive team in baseball...and youth...and speed to the lineup, let's face it other than ramirez when this team is on base the guys don't exactly resemble an olympic relay squad, the marlin guys on base look like middle age women at line dancing, im sure other teams would like at jacobs and hermida as young guys who can hit for occasionally some power, although it seems likely both bums will wind up below 250 average this year with horrible strike outs, and neither is even adequate at moving runners along to scoring position, so let's strike while the iron is out...we have several prospects who could be ready by next year in the minors with defense and speed and decent stick, this could be a major major force in baseball especially if braman could move his sick ass out of florida and begin sueing all city projects perhaps in philly, they'd love him there wouldn't they?

Sean

Ric I totally agree with you. Jacobs and Hermida are defensive liabilities and mediocre hitters. Personally I'd love to see us try and package Hermida and Jacobs for Fuentes and Torrealba from Colorado, because we are in desperate need of a Catcher and a Closer. Maybe they would be willing to throw Tavares in too, because I really don't think Maybin is ready yet. If Sanchez comes back and pitches half as well as he did his rookie year, he'll still be an improvement over Miller.

tony carlesimo

Gonzalez continues to put Miller in as a starter when it is obvious he is not ready to compete at this level. His confidence has to be totally destroyed and his career as a major league pitcher could be in jeopardy. While discussing Gonzalez, ehat does he have against small ball. How many possible rallies have been killed by not bunting runners to second and instead having weak-hitting batters bouncing into double plays?

Pat

The Marlins are very much hit and miss (pun most certainly intended). Some days they can score 7 and higher, and the other days the fish are being shuting out or scoring 1. But, and this is assuming the batting line-up stays healthy, I think if they can solidify their pitching where they can get good showings from those coming off of injuries-Snachez, Johnson, Mitre-they might be able to grab the wide open NL East.
One of the good things about being in the NL East right now is the tight race and the hot-and-cold style of play that teams are inheriting in that division.

keith

The Marlins need to solidify pitching staff. We need to add someone consistent. Lets hope Volstad was not the Rookie fluke. We have seen it to often with Tucker, Badenhop, and Vandehurk.

Mike Jacobs Agent

You guys undervalue the market for a lefthanded hitting power bat which can produce 30+ homers and drive in 100+. Trade Jacobs and he ends up hitting 30+ homers for the next 6-7 years for someone else.

Mike Jacobs Agent

Only trade Jacobs for a power hitting catcher or a big-time pitcher. He's a stud who is about to hit his prime. Just wait, he's gonna be Uggla next year..Big rook year, mediocre soph yr, Big Time Jr. year.

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