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Marlins to wear '56 uniforms Saturday for Negro League Tribute

    MILWAUKEE -- The Marlins on Saturday will wear 1956 Miami Marlins throwback uniforms in recognition of the Milwaukee Brewers' eighth annual Negro Leagues Tribute.

    The '56 Miami Marlins weren't a Negro League team, but Satchel Paige played for the Triple A member of the International League toward the end of his baseball career (read this 2009 article from the Miami New Times for the background). The Brewers will be wearing reproductions of uniforms worn by the 1923 Milwaukee Bears.

    "That's pretty cool to be able to wear a jersey that the great Satchel Paige wore," said Marlins outfielder Juan Pierre. "I'm excited. Just to honor those guys in the past, it's always cool."

    Said Giancarlo Stanton: "It's good that we're participating even though we didn't have one of those (Negro League) teams. I like the jerseys." 

    Stanton: It's good that we're participating even though we don't have one of those teams. It's good we just didn't say we weren't one of those teams, I like the jerseys, too." Imagejpeg_0

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   Worth noting:

   -- Chad Qualls was activated from the paternity list. The reliever's wife had their second child, a son -- Cavin Chance Qualls -- on Monday.

   -- Manager Mike Redmond said outfielder Chris Coghlan has resumed "baseball activities" but gave no timetable for his possible return. "He's just starting the process," Redmond said. "A lot is going to depend on being on his feet for an extended period of time, how his back reacts to that."

   -- Redmond said Matt Diaz, who was placed on the disabled list on May 20 with "left knee bone contusion," is home and probably won't be returning this season.

   -- Pitcher Alex Sanabia (groin) has begun light tossing.

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rbleigh

Those unis look a lot nicer than the normal one. If they win I say permanently adopt.

AJLLANO

Sweet uniforms, now can we see Yelich in them.

Stan M

Turner had nothing, no command at all, yet only gave up two runs. The first HR followed current wisdom. That is, make power hitters hit it the other way. So it reached the upper deck...that's baseball. But that second damn HR. He had a batter who was in a horrible funk down 0 and 2. He could have thrown the next pitch at the dugout and the guy would have swung. That was a terrible rookie mistake.
Ruggiano is something like 1 for 22 or so. Yelich just went 8 for 12 in his last 3 games. So....
I really like the announcers reporting on minor leaguers and their progress. That is our future and should be talked about even more to build confidence in the more casual fans. I wish the team would redo the top 20 prospects, it's way out of order right now.

Stan M

Here are my top 20 prospects:
1) Yelich 21 OF,1B...a no brainer
2) Moran 20 3B...ya gotta believe, why SS right now?
3) Marisnick 22 CF..think Ruggiano with lot more talent
4) Heaney 22 LP...a less talented Tom Glavin, but good!
5) Keys 23 CF...good field, great hit, speed, no power
6) Urena 22 SP...this guy is a comer, very talented
7) Conley 23 LSP...all he needs is a more consistency
8) Nicolino 22 LSP...see Heaney comment above
9) Flynn 23 LSP...might be best of lot, call up in Sept
10)DeSciafani 23 SP.out of nowhere but with much talent
11)Romero 20 OF...was hurt, absolutely killing the ball
12)Rosa 23 1B...shows power and good OBP, watch him
13)Wittgren 22 RP...our closer in 2015, or maybe sooner
14)Solórzano 23 OF...all of the tools but no discipline
15)Cabera 22 3B...see above but with more power (Yordy)
16)Barnes 23 C..looks like he can hit, but can he catch
17)Sanchez 23 SP...from Dodgers for Nolasco...patience
18)Hope 21 SP.much talent but lot to prove, very raw
19)Realmuto 22 C...was much higher, but stopped hitting
20)Jackson 25 SP..in AAA with good stats, call up soon?

Honorable Mention:
McGouth RP a recent throw in just promoted, we'll see
Jensen OF good power, just promoted, little else, older
Lyman SP some talent but too many ahead of him
Koehler to place him here shows how much talent is above, thing is, he is more advanced in development.

get a life

you have too much time on your hands

smith&wessonoil

Stan M...Good work. Ignore get a life. He's obviously a jerk.

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