Found November 04, 2011 on PRO Rumors:
According to a source close to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports, right handed pitcher Javier Vazquez is “50-50″ on whether he'll pitch in 2012. Rosenthal adds that it depends on the environment and the team. He also says that Vazquez has a “strong preference” to stay on the East Coast. Late in September, Vazquez showed signs of retirement when he threw the ball of his first pitch in the last outing of 2011 to the dugout as a souvenir. “I know what I want to do already. I've talked to my family about that and basically this could be my last year,” Vazquez said in August. “This could be it for me. The hunger is still there. But I think God puts my priorities in order. Baseball is probably third right now.” In 32 starts for the Marlins in 2011, Vazquez was 13-11 with a 3.69 ERA and 153 strikeouts in 192.2 innings pitched. Image by sillygwailo under the Creative Commons License. ]]>

Rainbow bright: Miami Marlins new uniforms (maybe) leak

Considering the Miami Marlins cap photo that leaked to the Internet in September turns out to be the real deal, these uniform sketches featuring a veritable (and literal) rainbow of colors seem legit. Leaked to the Jock Talk Blog at Outsports (yes, that's "out" as in LGBT), the drawings purport to show the new Marlins threads. To borrow a theme: if they are real, these...

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Florida Marlins: Another free agent list, of the minor league variety

All the free agent focus, and rightly so, is on C.J. Wilson and Jose Reyes and Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder. Wednesday, 537 minor league players were granted free agency. These guys may not be difference makers, but rest assured some will play key roles in helping clubs get to the postseason. How teams stock their Triple-A teams directly impacts wins and losses at the big league...

Bruised thumb sidelines Dominguez in AFL

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In three months the majority of free agents will be signed and spring training will loom. Preview capsules listing key additions and losses for every team will surface. One name that shouldn’t be omitted from the Marlins’ notable departures is that of Perry Hill. A renowned infield coach, Hill made the gut-wrenching call not to fulfill the remainder of his contract due to a chronic...

Quick Hits: Moyer, Beltran, CBA, Lincecum, Mariners

It was 10 years ago today that the Diamondbacks set a World Series record for hits in a game, racking up 22 hits en route to a 15-2 rout of the Yankees in Game Six of the 2001 Series.  This set the stage for a legendary seventh game that saw Luis Gonzalez's bloop single in the ninth inning off Mariano Rivera give the D'Backs their first world championship. Some news...

Pirates Watched Jamie Moyer Pitch

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A’s Will Listen On Anyone But Weeks

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Manager Notes: Cubs, Red Sox

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