Miami Marlins 2014 News and Updates
3/3/14 - The Miami Marlins had a great start to Spring Training with three straight wins (including back-to-back victories against the Cardinals), before falling to the Nationals and the Astros, snapping their perfect spring record. Miami has two exciting matches lined up at Roger Dean Stadium this week: Thursday they play against the Boston Red Sox (get-in for $18) and Sunday they play against the Detroit Tigers (get-in for $24). See if this Grapefruit League team can get back to their winning ways with Miami Marlins tickets!
2/25/14 - The Miami Marlins released their pitching rotation for their first two exhibition games and their first Grapefruit League match. Angel Sanchez (A-ball pitcher acquired from the Dodgers' farm) will take on the University of Miami, while intriguing prospect Justin Niccolino will faceoff against the Golden Panthers on Thursday. Expect to see top Marlins prospect, LHP Andrew Heaney sometime soon, as he will be fighting for the final spot in the rotation this season. Miami will start defending Rookie of the Year Jose Fernandez when they take on the St. Louis Cardinals on March 1. Miami Marlins tickets average $35 across spring training, and offer a $27 minimum for their game against the Cards this Saturday.
2/11/14 - Make sure you get to Florida early for the Miami Marlins' two exciting exhibition games, unique to the Grapefruit League! The Miami Marlins will take on the Miami Hurricanes on 2/26 ($3 min.) and the Florida International Golden Panthers 2/27 ($1 min.) to get their springtime bounce rolling. After that, see the Marlins pitted against the St. Louis Cardinals in Jupiter for $31 to start. Last spring, rookie Jose Fernandez proved his worth as one of the most vibrant starters in majors--who will make moves this Spring Training? Get Miami Marlins tickets to find out first-hand!
1/28/14 - The Miami Marlins were proactive this offseason, turning over their flailing infield for a fresh new one. Miami Marlins tickets are $41 on average for Spring Training. Unlike most other fans, you don’t have to travel out of state to see how well these new infielders work together when you visit Roger Dean Stadium this spring!
Miami Marlins 2014 Season
The Miami Marlins have been busy resurrecting their dismal infield this winter. Four of the five infield positions were turned over; the only stone left unturned was the shortstop position. The Marlins began reworking by signing Jarrod Saltalamacchia, acquired from the Boston Red Sox’s
World Series roster, chosen to fill out the catching position. Free agents Garrett Jones, Rafael Furcal and Casey McGhee were also signed to the roster to man the remaining bases.
The Marlins are reportedly looking at New York Yankees’
outfielder Vernon Wells, after having signed Matt Angle from the Baltimore Orioles
. Home run slugger Giancarlo Stanton agreed to a one-year $6.5 million deal with the Marlins, making him the highest paid player on the roster and taking care of the Marlins’ outfield in a big way. In the bullpen, fans will be happy to see wunderkind Jose Fernandez, 2013 NL Rookie of the Year winner and third-place finisher in the Cy Young Award race, back on the mound.
… more With a revamped roster this season is sure to be promising for Miami!
In an effort to trim payroll this offseason the Marlins sent pitchers Mark Buehrle and Josh Johnson, All-Star shortstop Jose Reyes, outfielder/infielder Emilio Bonifacio and catcher John Buck to the Toronto Blue Jays. Pitchers Anthony DeSclafani, Henderson Alvarez, and Justin Nicolino along with catcher Jeff Mathis, outfielder Jake Marisnick, and infielders Yunel Escobar and Adeiny Hechavarria were added to the Marlins roster.
Spring Training Florida Marlins tickets against rival New York Yankees are averaging $63 (3/8), double the average Grapefruit League Marlins ticket. The NYY have a large fan base in Florida; in addition, Yankees fans are willing to make the trip to Florida every March, all which drive the price up. According to the Palm Beach Post, the Friday Spring Training Yankees Marlins game is sold out on the primary market. The rivals will not play at Marlins Park during the 2013 regular season.
Miami Marlins tickets remain stable between series in the regular season. The average Marlins tickets average between $44 and $69. The most expensive series will be played against the 2012 World Series Champions San Francisco Giants in August. Tickets for a Marlins game against rival New York Mets (6/1) will cost you on average $64, the fourth most expensive game on the Marlins schedule. "The Franchise" currently has the fifth cheapest average in MLB following their big trade with the Blue Jays and the firing of Marlins Manager Ozzie Guillen.
The World Baseball Classic second round for the Arizona and Puerto Rico winners will be played at Marlins Park (3/12 - 3/16).