Found February 23, 2012 on
Fans wondering how the historically frugal Miami Marlins could afford their offseason spending spree of Jose Reyes, Mark Buerhle and Heath Bell might have their answer now. The Marlins may be big spenders on free agents, but they're stingy when it comes to paying their own homegrown talent. The team refuses to pay its own players with under three years of MLB experience more than the league minimum, according to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, a practice that might prompt the players' union to file a grievance against the team. Due to the structure of baseball's salary scale, players with zero...

The Miami Marlins culture of winning will be opposite their old Florida identity

The storybook off-season the new Miami Marlins experienced is historic. A team that had a sweat-ridden sauna for a stadium, pushed around by its landlords, no money and no owner willing to spend it, and an underdog mentality is now history. In one off-season the Miami Marlins reversed their stingy and anticlimactic guise to a big spending  high rolling LMFAO type description...

Ring my Bell – Why Heath Bell should be on your Fantasy Roster

It is the middle of your draft. You have to fill the rest of your roster spots.  You’re 30 seconds away from making your choice. The clock ticks down.  You don’t have a closer and Mariano Rivera is long gone.  You see Heath Bell.  Should you draft him?  Didn’t he used to be New York Met?  Sure, but he learned to pitch the second they traded him back in 2006. The clock...

Miami Marlins: No love from national networks

At least during the early part of the season, national television audiences won’t be seeing many Miami Marlins games. TBS is the latest network to leave the Marlins off its schedule of national broadcasts. Tuesday, the network announced its “Sunday MLB on TBS” slate for April and May. They Yankees, Rays and Red Sox all will appear three times. Even the Royals will be featured...

Miami Marlins video: Anibal Sanchez throws a bullpen

Here’s a peek at Anibal Sanchez’s bullpen session Thursday:

Zambrano tries out brushback pitch on Guillen

Carlos Zambrano says his spring training is off to a good start as he tries to come back from the worst year of his career. The three-time All-Star's first throwing session Wednesday included plenty of strikes and one brushback pitch - to Ozzie Guillen. The Miami Marlins' manager was leaning on a bat near home plate, watching Zambrano work, when a fastball came whizzing...

Miami Marlins poll: Who should hit atop the order?

Manager Ozzie Guillen likely will use some combination of Jose Reyes and Emilio Bonifacio atop the batting order, but he didn’t rule out Omar Infante as the No. 2 hitter. What combination of tablesetters will maximize the club’s offensive potential? Who should hit first and second for the Miami Marlins?

Bob Geren Takes No. 7: Relax Met Fans

Here’s a precursor. This is yet another post that was inspired by my dear old dad, who believes it was wrong for Bob Geren to take Jose Reyes’ number. Newsflash people: Jose Reyes is a Miami Marlin. He is gone, although he contributed plenty of moments of excitement to the Mets for the past few years. You know what he didn’t produce? Playoff moments, because he and other ...

Miami Marlins’ season depends heavily on health of ace Josh Johnson

Most observers agree the key to the Marlins’ season will be whether No. 1 starter Josh Johnson remains healthy. ‘He’s basically the man,’ Gaby Sanchez said.

Micky Ward & John Ruiz chime in on Massachussets boxer Edwin Rodriguez

Edwin 'La Bomba' Rodriguez carrying on Massachusetts boxing tradition From John L. Sullivan and Sandy Saddler, to Rocky Marciano and "Marvelous" Marvin Hagler, Massachusetts has been home for some of boxing's all-time greats. The 21st century, though, has been somewhat lean, quantity-wise, to the point that Bay State boxers in particular, New England fighters...

Speedy ‘Dominican Trio’ hopes to steal the show for Miami Marlins

Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen wants Jose Reyes, Emilio Bonifacio and Hanley Ramirez to be serious stolen-base threats.

Miami Marlins’ Gaby Sanchez backs Ryan Braun’s denial

Gaby Sanchez said Ryan Braun vehemently told him in private that he didn’t break drug rules, a view the exonerated star asserted publicly Friday.

Bosio says Volstad has high upside

MESA, Ariz. — The Cubs wasted little time deciding not to retire Carlos Zambrano’s number. With the ink still wet on the $15.3 million check the Cubs sent to the Miami Marlins to take the problem-child pitcher, the club gave his No. 38 to non-roster backup catcher candidate Jason Jaramillo. Just...

Chris Volstad earns high praise from pitching coach

MESA, Ariz. — The Cubs wasted little time deciding not to retire Carlos Zambrano’s number. With the ink still wet on the $15.3 million check the Cubs sent to the Miami Marlins to take the problem-child pitcher, the club gave his No. 38 to non-roster backup catcher candidate Jason Jaramillo. Just...

DOs and DONTs: Miami Marlins

With the team moving into a new stadium in 2012, the Miami Marlins looked to make a big splash this offseason and build an instant contender. The additions of Jose Reyes, Heath Bell and Mark Buehrle make the team a formidable foe for the likes of the Philadelphia Phillies and Atlanta Braves. Here is a look at the Do’s and Don’ts as we run through the new and improved Marlins...
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