Found December 12, 2011 on
PLAYERS: John Buck
TEAMS: Miami Marlins
Miami Marlins catcher John Buck hit only .227 with 16 home runs and 57 RBIs in his first season with the Marlins. His latest actions, however, may help atone for a forgettable first season in South Florida. The Palm Beach Post (via Yahoo's Big League Stew) details an eventful week for Buck that was highlighted by him rescuing two elderly women from an overturned car last Thursday. As Buck and his wife exited their Florida neighborhood, a shaking palm tree caught the All-Star catcher's eye. Upon further review, Buck realized that a car had hit the tree. "I pulled out...

Catcher helped rescue two women

The Marlins John Buck is being lauded for his heroism, after he helped pull two women from an overturned car in his neighborhood last Thursday. 

John Buck helps rescue two people after Florida car accident

If there's a complete opposite of the vehicle-related mishap that occurred to David Price over the weekend, John Buck may have experienced it. Instead of shooing away a voiding vagrant, the Miami Marlins catcher helped pull two elderly women out of a crashed car and toward safety. Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post has the full tale, which began when Buck noticed a palm tree...

Miami Marlins: Photos galore from final ballpark tour

I Tweeted out most of these pictures Tuesday morning during the ballpark tour. For those of you who missed any of the images, here they are. Click on individual photos for a description.

Nationals Interested In Greg Dobbs

Seeking an upgrade for their bench, the Nationals have expressed an interest in Greg Dobbs according to's Bill Ladson. Ladson also reiterates the team's interest in Mark DeRosa. Dobbs, 33, hit .275/.311/.389 with eight homers for the Marlins last season, playing mostly third base but also seeing time at first and in both outfield corners. He's a .259/.316...


On 11/11/11 – the birth date of the Miami Marlins, I was looking to drive down to the new ballpark in Little Havana and purchase a cap and perhaps a shirt. It was common knowledge that the Marlins would begin to sell their new merchandise at 11 PM outside of their new ballpark – however, [...]

Badenhop dealt to Rays

MIAMI — Burke Badenhop, the final piece of the Miguel Cabrera-Dontrelle Willis trade, has been dealt to the Rays for Minor League catcher Jake Jefferies. The 28-year-old was used mostly in long relief in his Marlins’ career, which began in 2008. Badenhop was 2-3 witha 4.10 ERA in 50 games for the Marlins last year, logging 63 2/3 innings. The right-hander is in his second season...

He’s Still ‘Jose’ (not ‘Reyes’) to Me

A friend and I were discussing recent Met developments over the weekend. He referred to “Gil and Reyes,” as in he perceives an anti-New York bias inherent in Gil Hodges not making the generally worthless National Baseball Hall of Fame and Jose Reyes not finishing in the Top Ten of the National League MVP voting. What struck me in his communiqué was Gil was dependably “Gil”...

Nationals looking at Dobbs for bench role

In need of strengthening their bench, the Nationals have expressed interest in infielder Greg Dobbs, according to a baseball source.

Rays acquire reliever Badenhop from Marlins

Right-hander Burke Badenhop has been traded by the Miami Marlins to the Tampa Bay Rays for minor league catcher Jake Jefferies.

Marlins trade RHP Badenhop to Rays (AP)

Right-hander Burke Badenhop has been traded by the Miami Marlins to the Tampa Bay Rays for minor league catcher Jake Jefferies. Badenhop pitched the past four seasons for the Marlins. He went 2-3 with a 4.10 ERA in 50 games this year. Jefferies, a third-round pick in the 2008 draft, spent most of the year with Class-A Charlotte, where he batted .235 with two homers in 59 games.

Rays acquire P Badenhop from Marlins

The Tampa Bay Rays acquired reliever Burke Badenhop from the Miami Marlins on Monday in exchange for minor league catcher Jake Jefferies.
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