Are Marlins Stealing Signs?
- Updated: May 4, 2014
After the Miami Marlins swept the Braves last weekend, the Braves came away wondering if the Marlins were stealing signs. Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez changed the signs five times during one of the games, hoping that would derail the Marlins offense.
“You have this conspiracy theory, but at the end, we came up with nothing,” the Braves manager said. “It wasn’t like we saw a guy with binoculars, like Mick Billmeyer in Colorado. At the end of the day, they didn’t miss the pitches. They were right there.”
What is curious about the Marlins production this season is that they have hit over .300 at home and are 13-5, while only 2-10 on the road with a batting average barely over .200.
Of course, when a team that has been down like the Marlins starts to win some games and beats the favorite, there are questions as to whether or not it is real. I think Miami has a very young team that is just more comfortable at home than on the road. Of course, I could be wrong…
One thing we know is that Jose Fernandez wasn’t stealing any signs. The Cuban fire-baller, arguably the most talented starter in the National League, didn’t need any help in shutting out the Braves for the second time this season.