Found November 15, 2012 on
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Giancarlo Stanton is pissed off. And why wouldn't he? A rising star that was part of the new Miami Marlins, he finds himself surrounded by a bunch of rookies. This is a demoralizing blow to the budding superstar. But, by making the major league minimum on a frugal Marlins team, Stanton is not slated to go anywhere. But - maybe the Phillies can find a way.
The Marlins are still reportedly trying to dump salary. Stanton could help them do that. The only salaries left on the books of any note are righthanded starter Ricky Nolasco at $11.5 million and utility man and Phillies pinch-hitting record holder Greg Dobbs at $1.5 million. So, that represents $13 million that the Marlins would like to dump. The trade would begin with the Phillies taking that salary.
Nolasco is pretty overpaid. Turning 30 years old next month, Nolasco was 12-13 with a 4.48 ERA. The ERA output is very consistent with his lifetime 4.49 ERA. So, he is a ...
BEST OF MAXIM
Even though the Marlins traded yesterday half of their team, Joel Sherman of the New York Post heard from two rival executives that Ricky Nolasco will be the “next to go” from the Marlins.
Just one year after the Marlins built a new stadium and gave away millions of dollars in free agency, they have decided to dismantle the team and go back to step one.
Nolasco, 30, went 12-13...
DOG DAY AFTERNOON
Because pitbulls are banned in the province of Ontario, it appears Mark Buehrle's family dog, Slater, might not accompany them to Toronto after his trade to the Blue Jays.
The Marlins have been highly criticized in the wake of their mega-trade with the Toronto Blue Jays, and perhaps rightfully so.
It’s the team’s third firesale in its 20-year franchise history, and second under current owner Jeffrey Loria, who secured about 80 percent public funds for the team’s new ballpark which opened in 2012 — a cost which could rise to about $2.4 billion...
Who knew the Marlins had such passionate fans? The stadium is always empty so it came as quite a shock that so many Marlins bros were pissed off after yesterday’s blockbuster trade. Owner Jeffrey Loria caught the brunt of the anger and hate, including numerous death and rape wishes. Really? All this over a washed up Mark Buehrle? An overpaid, injury prone Jose Reyes?
One bro, ...
Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria doesn't care if he's taking heat for the huge 12-player deal between his team and the Toronto Blue Jays. "We finished in last place. Figure it out," Loria told CBSSports.com on Wednesday as he headed for the Major League Baseball owners meetings in Chicago. Loria was both defiant and almost confrontational in his brief exchange...
Miami Marlins fans are not the only ones feeling betrayed by ownership's decision to break up the club.
Shortstop Jose Reyes and left-hander Mark Buehrle, two of the five Marlins headed to Toronto in a pending blockbuster, are upset that the team broke verbal promises to them regarding trades, according to major-league sources.
The Marlins do not award no-trade clauses, but...
Although it sucks, I have no problem with the Marlins/Blue Jays trade…in theory. I believe that every team has the right to run its organization as it wishes. If they want to spend as much as possible and but every championship, that is okay. If they always want to be at the bottom of the payroll scale and play out each season, I am okay with that also. If a team is winning...
Chuck Hernandez has been hired as pitching coach for the Miami Marlins and new manager Mike Redmond.
The Marlins also announced the hiring of Rob Leary as bench coach Friday.
Hernandez spent the past two years as an assistant coach at the University of South Florida. He was pitching coach for the Detroit Tigers in 2006-08 and for Tampa Bay in 2004-05, and pitched in the minor leagues...
The Miami Marlins didn’t have a good first year. Even with a new stadium, a new name, new unis, it was still the same old Marlins as it related to...
It’s true, probably. If you remove emotion from the equation, the Marlins of the past two decades have been a successful corporation. Even under the newest ownership, they’ve satisfied all of the requirements you might put on a great franchise. Your appraisal of their work to date, and even their trade this week, includes emotion, but an honest eye towards the bottom line can...
The Miami Marlins made a big splash last offseason by bringing in Ozzie Guillen as manager and signing big name free agents Jose Reyes, Heath Bell and Mark Buehrle. Needless to say all those players are now not a part of the Marlins.
In a clear move to dump salary, the Marlins traded away Reyes, Buehrle and Josh Johnson to the Toronto Blue Jays for basically nothing. For a team...
What the hell just happened? Seriously, this trade is ridiculous.Toronto Blue Jays get two front-line starters in Josh Johnson and Mark Buehrle, a premier shortstop in Jose Reyes, a speed demon utility guy in Emilio Bonifacio, a league average catcher in John Buck...oh, and 4 million dollars. Not only that, they were able to dump malcontent Yunel Escobar. Wow!Miami Marlins...
The biggest news this week was not Cubs-related. The Miami Marlins, one year after splurging on marquee free agents and opening up their new stadium, underwent a major fire sale with the Toronto Blue Jays. The trade is expected to be completed by Monday, but in the meantime, nobody wanted to talk to Jeffrey Loria (who is the Devil), the National League Central and West divisions...
Bob Nightingale from USA Today joins Rob and Amy to discuss MLB's postseason awards and the state of the Miami Marlins