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Unless there’s a dramatic turn of events, the likelihood that the blockbuster trade that sees the likes of Jose Reyes, Mark Buehrle, Josh Johnson and others going from the Miami Marlins to the Toronto Blue Jays is going to go though.
If you were looking at just this deal and nothing else, it might raise high interest, but not ire, the latter of which has been in high doses regarding the Marlins since news of the deal got out last Tuesday. The reason is the history of Jeffrey Loria and David Samson in Major League Baseball.
Today on Baseball Prospectus, I go over it from top to bottom (see Marlins Ownership and a History Lesson in Greed). Some of the story has been told before, but I personally recount a discuss a meeting with David Samson that speaks a lot to how the club functions. From the article:
Loria was the luckiest guy on the planet shortly after this situation unfolded. Following the purchase, the Marlins won the 2003 World Series. Prior to Loria—and really before Henry,...
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Remember earlier this year when a dozen or so Miami Dolphins fans showed up to Joe Robbie Pro Player Sun Life their stadium to protest the ongoing employment of general manager Jeff Ireland and everyone was like, “Awwwww, those poor fans think they can make Stephen Ross make good decisions”? Well, Miami Marlins fans just made those Phins fans and their “Fireland” signs look...
NEW YORK (AP) -- The players' association will monitor the Miami Marlins following their payroll purge, saying it is too early to determine whether the salary cuts will cause any issues under baseball's labor contract.
After complaints by the union that the Marlins weren't using revenue-sharing money to improve, the players' association, Major League Baseball and...
Sorry Miami fans, there was no stay of completion granted in baseballs best interests or yours. The 12-player deal between the Marlins and Toronto Blue Jays is official.
Commissioner Bud Selig signed off on the controversial trade Monday, meaning shortstop Jose Reyes, right-hander Josh Johnson, left-hander Mark Buehrle, outfielderinfielder Emilio Bonifacio and catcher John Buck are...
The Marlins didn’t kill publicly-financed ballparks. Or arenas. Or stadiums. Not in Florida. Not anywhere. Sure, the Marlins’ fire-sale trade with the Blue Jays — which came less than a year after the opening of the publicly-financed Marlins Ballpark — won’t help the cause of those seeking public monies to build new sports facilities. But teams will continue to seek...
The Miami Marlins are planning on having Juan Pierre take a physical on Monday, amid reports that they have agreed on a $1.6 million, one-year deal that would reunite them with the 35-year-old outfielder.
Pierre was with the Marlins for three seasons ending in 2005, helping the franchise win the World Series in 2003. A career .297 hitter, Pierre batted .307 in 130 games last season...
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Miami's baseball fans are extremely upset at the most recent Marlins fire sale. Yesterday, to protest the dismantling of the team, all of the Marlins' fans came out to Marlins Park to voice disapproval of the trade of the Miami Marlins to the Toronto Blue Jays.
The blog With Leather has the report:
Fans of South Florida’s embattled...
Sports If you’re a Miami Marlins fan, you’ll feel these teams’ pain.
It shouldn’t be surprising that on Monday, Commissioner Selig approved the blockbuster trade between the Marlins and the Blue Jays (see details on why at the bottom of the article here on Baseball Prospectus). The move by the Marlins, widely panned as it is seen a salary dump after their new ballpark just opened, has taken longer than most to approve. While Selig approved the deal...
Pack your bags for Canada, former Marlins.
On Monday, after several days of hemming and hawing, Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig decided not to block the pending trade that will send Josh Johnson, Jose Reyes and Mark Buehrle to the Blue Jays. The commissioner had reportedly been reviewing the trade and whether it should be blocked under the “best interests of baseball”...
Baseball commissioner Bud Selig on Monday approved the big trade of last week that sent Jose Reyes, Mark Buehrle, Josh Johnson, John Buck, and Emilio Bonifacio from Miami to Toronto in exchange for Adeiny Hechavarria, Yunel Escobar,Henderson Alvarez, Jeff Mathis, Justin Nicolino, Jake Marisnick, and Anthony Desclafani. There had been some speculation Selig might reject the deal...
Commissioner Bud Selig on Monday formally approved of the Miami Marlins trading star shortstop Jose Reyes and standout pitchers Josh Johnson and Mark Buehrle to the Toronto Blue Jays for a slew of prospects last week. The city of Miami … Continue reading →
If you thought Giancarlo Stanton was thinking irrationally when he ripped the Miami Marlins on Twitter earlier this week and would later apologize, think again. The 23-year-old outfielder is still upset, and he was not shy about making his feelings known when speaking with MLB.com’s Peter Gammons on Thursday night. “I do not like this at all,” Stanton said. “This is the ‘winning...
Prospect analyst Mike Newman considers, among other topics, the impact a deep minor-league system can have on an organization’s ability to acquire major-league talent — not unlike what happened in the recent trade that saw Toronto acquire Mark Buehrle, John Johnson, and Jose Reyes from Miami.
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Miami Marlins fans couldn’t have been happy seeing Josh Johnson, Jose Reyes, Mark Buehrle, Emilio Bonifacio and John Buck get shipped to Toronto, but surely all those negative feelings will dissipate when they learn of their latest free agent signing.
Juan Pierre has agreed to a one-year deal, worth $1.6 million, according to Juan C. Rodriguez of the Sun Sentinel. Pierre played...