Found December 20, 2011 on Sun Sentinel:
Last week I wrote about the 2011 Marlins ranking last in the majors in manufactured runs, according to The Bill James Handbook. Baseball Info Solutions has a way to calculate manufactured runs, as explained in the story. Big thanks to Ben Jedlovec at BIS for providing the Marlins’ manufactured runs data from 2002-’05. The Marlins recently have struggled in that department, but they were among the game’s best back when Juan Pierre and Luis Castillo were atop the order. They totaled 178 manufactured runs in 2002, tied for first in the National League and tied for third in the majors. The following year when they won the World Series, they manufactured 188, tops in the NL and fourth in the majors. They also were among the top six in the NL the following two seasons. Having a lineup full of 30-homer guys is great. That Mike Jacobs-Dan Uggla-Hanley Ramirez-Jorge Cantu infield was fun to watch, but having two legitimate leadoff hitters setting the table also can be devastating and arguabl...

2012 Outfield

The Miami Marlins have an outfield that seems to change every time it’s looked into.   There is one guarantee barring injury, in right field on Opening Day will be Mike Stanton.  Beyond that, it’s anyone’s guess what happens between now and April.   Whether it be via trade or free agency, it is likely the outfield will remain in flux for the foreseeable future. There has...

Miami Marlins: Ex-manager Edwin Rodriguez questions Jose Reyes signing

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Projecting Mike Stanton

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Mike Cameron is so old...

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Edwin Rodriguez on Reyes and Ramirez

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BOB:  SEC to investigate Miami Marlins stadium deal

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More than two weeks after news first broke of their signing of SS Jose Reyes, the Miami Marlins have yet to say for sure whether Hanley Ramirez has agreed to move to third base in order to make room for Reyes. On Friday, Marlins president of baseball operations Larry Beinfest admitted to the Miami Herald "it may take a little bit of time for him to get comfortable" with...

Nationals are among Dobbs' final suitors

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Outfielder Mike Cameron has agreed to a minor league contract with the Washington Nationals and an invitation to spring training. The Nationals announced the deal Monday. Cameron, who turns 39 in January, split last season between the Boston Red Sox and Florida Marlins. He had a .203 batting average, .285 on-base percentage, nine homers and 27 RBIs in 237 at-bats.

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Bill James Handbook: 2011 Giants Baserunning

I should note that I wholeheartedly recommend getting Bill James Handbook.  I get it every year, lots of good data, and usually some new data each year.  Like one year:  baserunning.I wrote about the Giants defense the other day, and now today I'm covering baserunning.  The Giants were 12th in the majors in Net Bases Gained, with 38 bases gained, which includes bases taken...
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