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Marlins spring training schedule features home games with Venezuela, Yankees, Red Sox

The Marlins 2013 Spring Training schedule includes 20 games at Jupiter's Roger Dean Stadium including a game against the Yankees March 8th, the Red Sox March 11th, and Venezuela's World Baseball Classic team on March 5th.

The Marlins, who will play 32 exhibition games in all, will have pitchers and catchers report for physicals and the club's first on-field workout Feb. 12. Position players have physicals on February 15, with the first full-squad workout taking place that afternoon.

Season-ticket packages and 6+ Plans, which are the best options to ensure great seats for the Yankees and Red Sox games in Jupiter, are currently available by calling (561) 799-1345. Individual tickets for games in Jupiter will go on sale at the Roger Dean Stadium Box Office and local Ticketmaster locations on Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 10 am. For more ticket information, contact Roger Dean Stadium at (561) 775-1818 or check the stadium's website, www.rogerdeanstadium.com. Additional ticket information can also be found at the Marlins official website, www.marlins.com.

Here's the complete schedule
Sat., Feb. 23 vs. Cardinals, 1:05 p.m.
Sun., Feb. 24 at Nationals (Viera), 1:05 p.m.
Mon., Feb. 25 at Braves (Orlando), 1:05 p.m.
Tue., Feb. 26 vs. Mets, 1:05 p.m.
Wed., Feb. 27 at Nationals (Viera), 1:05 p.m.
Thu., Feb. 28 vs. St. Louis, 1:05 p.m.
Fri., March 1 vs. Minnesota, 1:05 p.m.
Sat., March 2 at Mets (Port St. Lucie), 1:10 p.m.
Sun., March 3 vs. Mets, 1:05 p.m.
Mon., March 4 Off day
Tue., March 5 vs. Venezuela World Baseball Classic team, TBA
Wed., March 6 vs. Cardinals, 1:05 p.m.
Thu., March 7 at Mets (Port St. Lucie), 1:10 p.m. 
Fri., March 8 vs. Yankees, 1:05 p.m.
Sat., March 9 ss-vs. Cardinals, 1:05 p.m.; at Nationals (Viera), 1:05 p.m. 
Sun., March 10 at Braves (Orlando), 1:05 p.m. 
Mon., March 11 vs. Red Sox, 1:05 p.m.
Tue., March 12 vs. Astros, 7:05 p.m.
Wed., March 13 vs. Braves, 7:05 p.m.
Thu., March 14 Off Day
Fri., March 15 at Yankees (Tampa), 1:05 p.m.
Sat., March 16 at Mets (Port St. Lucie), 1:10 p.m.
Sun., March 17 vs. Cardinals, 1:05 p.m.
Mon., March 18, at Minnesota (Fort Myers), 1:05 p.m.
Tue., March 19 vs. Cardinals, 1:05 p.m.
Wed., Marc 20 vs. Nationals, 1:05 p.m.
Thu., March 21 Off day
Fri., March 22 vs. Mets, 7:05 p.m.
Sat., March 23 vs. Cardinals, 1:05 p.m.
Sun., March 24 at Astros (Kissimmee), 1:05 p.m.
Mon., March 25 vs. Tigers, 1:05 p.m.
Tue., March 26 vs. Nationals, 1:05 p.m.
Wed., March 27 at Red Sox (Fort Myers), 1:05 p.m.
Thu., March 28 vs. Cardinals, 1:05 p.m.


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Only Marlins games i will go to this year are a few away Spring training games and the the 2 game series in Tampa. The Crook Loria could go find money somewhere else.

Dionysus Thelxinoe

Manny, did the Marlins PAY for this blatant promotional piece? And if not, then can you be anymore in their pocket?

Get used to this, boys and girls ... Marlins advertising the other teams' product. Cause nobody'll be buying theirs ... for years to come.


breaking news marlins pick up joe mahoney from thge orioles a first base outfielder with 29 doubles 10hrs in norfolk triple a theirs the stanton protection they where talking about woo hoo

mike shannon


Lawrence Wiener

There may be 10 or 15 folks who show up at the first spring game out of curiosity. After that, nada. Loria and Samson will be sitting in the stands all alone. On second thought, they won't be in the stands, they'll be at the bank counting their money. Takes a long time to get to 100 million.


Haha, this is completely a paid advertisement from the Marlins. You aren't fooling us, Miami Herald. Can't believe Manny Navarro would even pass this off as his "post".

boycott the Marlins

Marlins highlite of the year is playing the Yankeees and Red Sox in spring training. Marlins Park will host soccer ,the Miami Beer Festival , and some religion snake oil salesman name Joel Osteen. All very good reasons to stay the hell away.

Slap Johnson

All you Marlin fans are dead wrong. YOU might not show up but all the other teams fans will get to attend at rock bottom prices. When my Reds come in for their annual 3 game sweep, I'll be sitting in the front row knowing all you great Dade Countians footed the bill! THANKS!!!!

the Truth

Annual three game sweep? Guess you were too busy slappin your johnson last Sept. 14-16 , when your Reds with their choke like a dog manager Dusty Baker were in town.Lowly Marlins took 2 out of 3 and Reds had to win the 3rd game in 11 innings to avoid being swept by the crappy Marlins. Yeah,you know what you're talking about, dickweed. Stick to what you know best ,slappin your johnson.


I have to know....is Joel Olsteen really coming to Marlins Park? Maybe he can pray away the evil spirits or perform an exorcism on Loria and Samson? That I would pay money for. I do feel bad for Mike Redmond. He'll probably have a good 2 years with a cast of nobody's, then piss off Loria, get fired, win NL manager of the year, announce for a year, win a world series with someone else. I can't wait to see what corporation will go after naming rights? Who would touch that poison? Badia, Miccosukee, La Careta, Versailles?


I nominate Dr. Earth Bat Guano. We could call it the Poop.

answer man

Osteen and his flock of sheepeople will be spreading their manure from centerfield at Marlins Park the end of April , about the same time the Marlins will be eliminated from the play-offs.


It will be interesting to see how many games Mr Loria will be attending with all of the venom going around about him. Heck...some fan might spill their $10 beer.

Stan M

I read that he actually needed bodyguards in Montreal. It would appear that the same will apply now in Miami. Isn't it a damn shame that baseball can't withhold his money from the general funding from TV, etc. It might be fun for all of us to speculate on next year's attendance. Can't you picture about 1,000 fans in the stands and an announced number of 20 thousand or so. Despite the new stadium, I could picture attendance at below the figures for the old ballpark. They will have to heavily discount prices in order to get at least some seats filled.

Stan M

An interesting article on the big marlin trade if for no other reason than the importance of a second string catcher and the Marlins reluctance to include Bono. I'll go along with that. In my opinion, that was the team's only mistake in the players given up.


Stan M

Wouldn't it be fun to pull off that hairpiece. He must be one ugly son of a gun.


Fact not Fiction

The #1 reason the Marlins decided to go the fire sale route again is season ticket sales and overall attendance. Only they knew what the true numbers were in their first year,and they were poorer than even they expected. Couple that with the fact of naturally losing season ticket holders not renewing after the newness of Marlins Park faded and another last place finish,the Marlins FO knows they will be playing in an empty house and will have already hit bottom in only their second season in the new stadium. They figure they have nowhere to go but up. Besides ,they will be getting over 100million from MLB in 13' before they sell one ticket.Soooo,a 100 loss season in an empty house is what they are expecting for 13'.

Flav C.

Trade Nolasco and Escobar. Get some decent prospects for them. Free up $ 17 mil of your already minuscule payroll.

Get this money and sign Mark Reynolds and Jair Jurrjens.

Reynolds was let go by the Orioles and is owed $ 8.5 mil on arbitration. He can easily put 20-30 HRs a season and protect Stanton. Last season he cut down a lot on his strikeouts and improved his OBP. Bat avg continues to be low though.

Jurrjens was let go by the Braves. He was injured last season, and that reflected in his performance. If healthy, he is much better than Nolasco. Price tag: $ 5.5. million.

There you go, two good players improving lineup and rotation. And would keep the same payroll. Actually, would save $ 3 mil for Loria's pockets. He should love this move.

Stan M

I have always respected your opinions, but here I'm going to differ slightly. Jurrjens...yes, he's worth the gamble. But Reynolds? I don't know. In my opinion, a healthy LoMo is the better player at 1B. And at 3B, although Escobar can be an off the field problem and is also known to dog it on the field, he also should be more productive and much less costly than Reynolds. Somewhere I read that in some of the new stat head criteria, Escobar actually exceeded Reyes over a 4 year period. I don't agree with them, but it's what someone said using the new numbers. If I could get something good for him in a trade fine, but then I'd try Cox in this coming year that will be one of trial for the newcomers. As I see it, Reynolds would only be a short term solution and this team is building for 2014 and beyond. I do agree with you about Nolasco; but only IF we get a proper return.

Flav C.

Reynolds would be a short term solution. I don't see anything wrong with that.

There is no long term solution for 3B.

Cox, Escobar, Echavarria, Solano, all of those guys that could possibly play 3B can't even hit an empty paper bag out of the infield.

This team needs someone with power to protect Stanton, otherwise he will break the record on BBs and IBBs this season.

Reynolds is worth the gamble, since there would be no addition to the payroll, if Nolasco is traded.

Besides, Lomo's future with the Marlins is a short one. He is arb eligible next season.

Dionysus Thelxinoe

Hyde's piece in the Sun-Sentinel is all good and well, making some valid points. But Hyde forgets one important factor ... why would we want or need Loria to come out of hiding, as Hyde puts it, and speak up to answer for his actions? He's a liar. The only thing a Q&A with Loria could possibly accomplish would be to further verify that Loria lies. Loria lied to his players, he lied to elected officials, and henlied to our entire community. What's the point of having him talk when we know it'll all be bs?

Besides, I think he said it all when he told us to "figure it out!"


Loria lied to elected officials,thats true. Who put them in office in the first place? The elected officals are used to lying to the people that put them in office and vice-versa. That's called business as usual in the 3rd world bannana republic of Miami-Dade County. Loria the liar swindled the elected liars. They all deserve each other.


Stan...thx for the story & link from the Toronto Post.
We will never know...but if the Marlins would not have started gutting the team in July, they would have had a much better record. Their argument that they lost 93 games with these guys is ludicrous.


spitballer, The Marlins lost 93 games last year because after they got off to a bad start, management tried very hard to make sure they lost a ton of games as an excuse to dismantle the team and cut payroll. Remember that for the last six weeks of the season, the Marlins often had four or more people in the starting lineup hitting less than .200 and only three or four position players on the bench, even after other teams had expanded their rosters and had 12-15 pinch hitters available. They basically threw those games and should be banned from baseball for doing it. With any help from management, the Marlins could have had a much more respectable year. Now, if the Marlins lose only 90 games next year, the thieves will say, "See, we improved our team." Off with their heads.


btw, I didn't mean the heads sitting on their necks.

Flav C.

Trex, you're absolutely right. By July, they pretty much set up the team for failure.

Stan M

Flav, here are my reasons for not signing Reynolds:
1) He is universally known as a butcher at 3B so the only place he could play is 1B. LoMo, when healthy, is a better player and even when eligible for abitration, he would be much cheaper than Reynolds who would never take less than 2 years to become a Marlin.
2) If we keep Escobar, he is also a better player than Reynolds. Last year his RAR was +2.4 whereas Reynolds RAR was -0.1.
3) Reynolds hit his HRs in very hitter friendly ballparks. Think John Buck but not as bad.
4) Two teams didn't keep him despite his power.
5) Ruggiano is a virtual clone of him but cheaper so he should do same kind of job in protecting Stanton.
6) The stat heads put little value in players who make excessive outs, and Reynolds could be their poster boy.
7) You mentioned that payroll would be saved if he was signed and we traded Nolasco. Although I agree about trading Nolasco, our payroll would not increase if Reynolds is avoided and go down even more with a Nolasco trade.
8) Anyone who strikes out as much as he can be pitched to, so good pitchers would still walk Stanton.

Read more here: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/fish_bytes/2012/11/marlins-spring-training-schedule-features-game-with-venezuela.html#storylink=cpy

Stan M

Here is an evaluation of Reynolds not written by a guy named Stan M:

Mark Reynolds, 1B/DH -- Rather than paying him about $9 million through arbitration, the Orioles decided to let the home run masher and strikeout accumulator walk. Over the past three years, Reynolds ranks 14th in the majors in home runs at 92. (That's more than Matt Kemp, Robinson Cano or David Ortiz.) But while Reynolds' power is prodigious, it comes at a great cost: strikeouts. Piles and piles of strikeouts. Only Adam Dunn has whiffed more over the past three seasons, and while Reynolds is still an asset with the bat, he's a complete liability at third base (although he was acceptable at first when the Orioles moved him there). He'll find work -- guys that can launch 30 home runs annually almost always do -- but he should stick in the American League where his defensive issues can be minimized.

Stan M

The Nats relaesed three pretty good players. I'd like to see the Marlins grab all three, but especially Lannan.

Dionysus Thelxinoe

The post by trex is on the money. So is the appraisal of Mark Reynolds not written by Stan M.

As for Jurgens, the Braves have been trying to unload him for two years now and were unable to find any takers, primarily because of his rapidly diminishing velocity, a red flag. The Braves know pitching and starters are a valuable commodity, so the fact that they let him go without any return says it all.


Flav, Yankees need a shortstop. Give them our homophobic new SS and Nolasco for Granderson. There you have your power hitter to protect big G.

juan v

marlins got chris valaika a second baseman and jordan L. smith a closer as minor league free agents jordan smith is a groundball out pitcher and was a closer for louisville (aaa) last year both from cincinati


Trex are you suggesting the same Curtis Granderson that is scheduled to make $15 million in 2013. Lets assume they trade the $17 million they have to pay Nolasco and Escobar for Grandy's $15 million, adding Granderson legitimately offers protection for Stanton. I don't believe the Marlins are sincere when they say they're trying to find someone to protect Stanton. Otherwise they wouldn't be looking for such protection in the bargain bins and the Grandy Man is no bargain.


Glags, Just thinking they could dump two mediocre pieces, get the intimidating bat they've been talking about and still make a little profit. You're right,it probably won't happen because it makes too much sense.


get a freakin life


Dear Skip, You do realize the Marlins have won 2 World Series since the Reds won their last one?? I don't mind Giants or some relevant teams'fans shooting off their mouths, but when you have people yappin who haven't seen a good team since Rose was losing bets in the dugout--well, that's just sad.


Chris Valaika and Jordan L. Smith. Okay, I'm happy. Is the "L" in there to enable us to tell the difference with "Jordan "K" Smith?"

Stan M

A short Q&A with Peter Gammons about his take on the Marlins.

I've seen the suggestion the Marlins-Blue Jays trade was sound for Miami on a baseball level; do you agree?

My first impression was that wasn't really the key. But the more I talk to people, I've seen the Marlins have a lot of really good young pitching. They got quite a bit of talent. Obviously they had to take on Escobar, which is no bargain, but at the same time if I'm a taxpayer in Dade County, I'm going, "Wait a minute, what happened to our $360MM?" If I'm Giancarlo Stanton, I'm going, "What is this?" But if, indeed, Jeffrey Loria believes, as he should, in the ability of that staff to find talent, then he should believe that they'll rebuild this thing in a couple years. Problem is, if you're losing 85 games the next couple of years, that new ballpark is not going to be bringing in any dollars to Dade County.

no brainer, end of subject.

yes,they will stink.and yes, the place will be empty.


every one says they won't go but if they field a winner fans will go. The problem was that after the 97 team got dismantled they haven't had a constant winning team so you have to win one world series and continue winning to have a constant fan base if you win and dismantle the team and go to 100 losses you just crapped on your franchises fan base. I hope they do good with this young core of players they brought in and compete and expand on salary as the kids mature by signing them to long term team freindly contracts ala k.c and tampa bay. and build a foundation for the growth of a fanbase signing big ticket free agents doesn't pay off on the long term but keeping your players ala cabrera,stanton,and many homegrown players create heroes for kids my son now is a braves fan he liked dan uggla so much that he went with the braves how many kids will want to follow stanton when he gets traded he has been nothing but a stand up player since he has been here the way his agent is talking he won't be here for long. can you blame him?


dream on..


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