Miami Marlins Merchandise is flying off the shelves:
In terms of revenue, Samson said sales of Marlins apparel on Friday, Saturday and Sunday equaled “17 percent of the merchandise we sold all of last year.
“We just got the results in because we just finished counting the cash,” Samson said at the general managers’ meetings on Wednesday.
Every one of those hats and batting practice jerseys make it easier for the Marlins to sign free agents. The Marlins are really in a sweet spot right now. A low payroll gives them plenty of room to raise salaries. The new stadium and new uniforms should be a source of revenue that easily doubles what they brought in in 2011. Signing free agents that take the team to the next level should only bring in more fans. So it’s possible the Marlins could sign both Jose Reyes and Albert Pujols and still have money left over.