Found January 16, 2013 on Fangraphs:
When plans were revealed for Marlins Park’s left-center home run sculpture, people freaked out. When the sculpture was actually constructed and emplaced, people freaked out all over again, having been given a better sense of scale. The thing drew criticism from all corners, and while I’m sure som...

Giancarlo Stanton Still Not Happy With Marlins’ Offseason Approach, But Says ‘You Deal With What You Got’

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Javier Vazquez’s American League Struggles Should Be Enough for Teams Like Red Sox to Be Skeptical

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Reyes says Loria told him he would stay in Miami

Jose Reyes was in a hotel room in the Middle East when he received the surprising news: He had been traded from the downsizing Miami Marlins to the bulking-up Toronto Blue Jays. ''I went to Dubai on vacation with my wife,'' Reyes said Thursday in his first public comments about the Nov. 19 deal. ''One day I got up at 6 in the morning and I see all these text...

Daily Notes: How Well Did MLB Hitting Coaches Hit as Players?

Table of Contents Today’s edition of Daily Notes has no table of contents, it appears. The Hitting Stats for the Hitting Coaches The Miami Marlins named former Cardinal and Devil Ray and Mariner and Yankee Tino Martinez as their new hitting coach this offseason, shortly after the departure of Ozzie Guillen and his staff — including Guillen’s hitting coach, former major leaguer...
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