Found November 17, 2011 on Baseball Musings:
TEAMS: Miami Marlins
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.

Marlins serious about huge offers

It's no joke, folks. "We're dead serious," Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen said. The Marlins have made a nine-year offer to free-agent first baseman Albert Pujols at a "substantial" dollar amount, according to major-league sources. They also have made a six-year, $90 million offer to free-agent shortstop Jose Reyes and offers to free-agent left-hander...

Oh Man, The Miami Marlins Fashion Show!!! (Video)

Recently, the MLB's Florida Marlins have decided to rename the franchise, "Miami Marlins" in part with the move to a new baseball stadium. They have also decided to update the uniforms for the move as well. Below is the fashion show to show off the new jerseys and it has everything you think that a Miami fashion show would have from the guy high-fiving in the...

Are The Marlins For Real?

The news this week that the Miami Marlins had offered Jose Reyes a six year deal worth roughly $90 million sent many Mets fans, myself included, into a panic. However, having had a few days to digest the news has allowed me to take on a bit of a different perspective. That new perspective was aided by the news that the Marlins have since offered a nine year deal worth $225 million...

The (Florida) Miami Marlins are insane to offer Albert Pujols over $200 million dollars

I was going to comment on this reported offer yesterday, but I had to let this set in for a at least a day. The Florida/Miami Marlins reportedly offered former St Louis Cardinals 1B Albert Pujols a nine-year, $225 million dollar contract. Are they out of their minds? Yes, I understand the ownership wants to make a big splash next season when they roll out their new,...

Rubin: Mets Sign Vinny Rottino and Valentino Pascucci

Adam Rubin os ESPNNewYork, reports the Mets have signed Vinny Rottino and Valentino Pascucci to minor league deals. Rottino could be particularly valuable as a utility player. He’s capable of playing first base, third base, left field and right field while serving as a third catcher. Rottino was 2-for-14 for the Marlins at the major league level this past season, in his first...

Marlins' Offer To Pujols Is Under $200MM

The Marlins' offer to Albert Pujols is for less than $200MM, according to Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post.  Yesterday, it was reported that the Marlins' offer is believed to be for nine years, but Capozzi isn't sure of the length of the offer. This afternoon, the Cardinals re-engaged in contract talks with Pujols' agent Dan Lozano for the first time since February.

Marlins Prez David Samson noncommittal on $100M payroll; Ozzie talks Hanley

As much as I wanted to just listen to the Andrew Dice Clay interview a second time (big fan here), I queued up David Samson’s weekly appearance with Dan LeBatard on 790 The Ticket. Samson, who is in Milwaukee for the owners’ meetings, did not break any news. He reiterated how he’s precluded from confirming or denying any offers to free agents. Samson sort of addressed a couple...

Ozzie: Marlins "Dead Serious" About Contract Offers

Many people around the industry are skeptical about whether the Marlins are sincere about their intent to go all-in on free agents this offseason, says Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. However, manager Ozzie Guillen wants to assure any doubters that the Marlins are "dead serious" about making a splash. “This is for real,” Guillen told Rosenthal. “I don’t think this...

Report: Miami Marlins believed to have offered Albert Pujols 9 yrs/$225 million

So much for the notion of payroll flexibility. The Marlins’ supposed  six-year, $90 million offer for Jose Reyes is fathomable. Their reported 9 year, $225 million offer to Albert Pujols is a bit tougher to grasp as it’s a complete departure from the way this organization has conducted business in the past.  If Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports is correct, the Marlins have exceeded...

Heyman On Marlins, Pujols, Wilson, Kershaw

The Red Sox have yet to hire a manager, so Jon Heyman of looks at the dynamics between GM Ben Cherington and Boston’s ownership group and how they are affecting the hiring process. Here are Heyman’s hot stove notes... We heard earlier in the week that the Marlins offered Jose Reyes a $90MM deal, but Heyman’s sources say Miami offered $10-20MM less than that. ...
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