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Jose Fernandez NL Player of Week (Again); Marlins release 1B Casey Kotchman

WASHINGTON -- For the second time in four weeks, Marlins rookie Jose Fernandez has been named co-N.L. Player of the Week. He shares the award with Cubs starterJeff Samardzija.

Fernandez won both his starts last week, defeating both the Dodgers and Rockies and holding the two teams to only one earned run over 13 combined innings in which he struck out 16.

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To say that the Marlins didn't get their money's worth out of veteran first baseman Casey Kotchman would be a gross understatement. Kotchman, who spent almost the entire season on the disabled list with a wide assortment of injuries, was recalled from his rehab assignment on Monday, activated from the DL, and released unceremoniously.

The Marlins signed Kotchman before the season for $700,000. It went downhill -- literally from day one -- from there. Kotchman cut his hand on a pop-up machine on the second day of spring training, pulled a hamstring the second game of the season, and returned to the DL with an oblique strain. He went 0 for 20 this season as a Marlin.

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bob

Did they have to pay all $700K? If so, he probably beat the Miami City Commissioners for easiest money received from the Marlins.

tom from delray

Just to think that they can finish with "100" in the loss column. It kills me to see CABRERA about to win another Triple Crown Award.. can he take that photo with Samson, Beinfest and Loria??
Get ready when Stanton goes up for more $$$ with his
.245 BA... To the Yankees or Red Sox?? tom from delray.

Roby

Would love to see a Punt,Pass & Kick Competition at Marlins Park,using Samson for the football.

Lou

I used to aggravate people with my laudatory comments about Cabrera so I stopped but c'mon. Enough Is enough. I have never seen anything like this. The A's finally got smart and with the Tigers trailing by 3 in the 7th and 2 outs they walked Cabrera INTENTIONALLY to bring Fielder--representing the go ahead run--to the plate. Nobody should pitch to this man again this season. He belongs in another league but he would be the only guy in that league. There was an article about him NOT having a bad MONTH in 9 1/2 years. Maybin, Miller, Rabelo, de la Cruz and Bad Hop for the GREATEST clutch hitter and late game hitter of the last 50 years.

Lou

They must go 20-13 in last 33 games to get to 69 wins. Still can't believe Vegas posted that as over/under number for wins.Although in actuality they have played much better than I would have ever thought. I really thought they had a legitimate shot at the 62 Mets. I was wrong about that.

spilt milk

still crying about Miggy?

Goldmember

Is it true that Dr. Evil is gonna whack MiniMe?

Sunny Dee

Loria has to blame someone. Didn't Samson say during the offseason that this year's team would win more games than last year's team?

davidorth

so when are they shutting down Fernandez..? I'd do it right now. he's already over 150 innings. Look what just happened to Harvey!

Lee Stoops

Love the marlins and would love to talk ball. I'm not on the cheapskate Loria train, how would any of you like to be paying Johnson, Buerhle, Bonnfacio or Reyes this year? I would have gone a step further and traded Stanton for something comparable to the Pirates' Marte and Cole offer. Marte is a perfect centerfielder for the new Marlins stadium. Cole is a better option than Alvarez, Turner or Koehler.

Also, I am enjoying watching the young pitching at Jacksonville. Heaney and Nicolino will be ready next season and Flynn at NO has a shot. Have you seen the numbers for the closers at Jacksonville and Jupiter? That tells me Cishek and the rest of the Marlins pen can be sent walking too. Wouldn't keep a one of them except maybe Ramos.

the Truth

They'll have to pitch about 50 shutouts for the scoreless wonders to be above .500

Lawrence Wiener

Congratulations to Loria and Samson. They are right on track with their plan. Suck as much money out of the franchise while providing the fans and the community with nothing. 30 games out with 30 games left. Sounds about what the doctor ordered. Why should anyone in SoFla care about the team if the owners don't even care?

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