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Some consider reality TV to be the lowest form of entertainment on earth (after the "comedy" Whitney, that is). Some of us absolutely eat that stuff up. Whatever camp you fall into, I think we can all agree that watching a reality TV series featuring the Miami Marlins is an absolute must-see. Lucky for all of us, such a series appears to be on its way. From Variety,
Showtime and Major League Baseball are believed to be close to a deal that would make the Miami Marlins the featured team in the second season of docuseries "The Franchise."
"The Franchise" embeds cameras with its focus team over a period of months to gain on- and off-field insight.
Um, yes, please!
Admittedly, I did not watch the first season of "The Franchise" but I won't be missing this season, assuming the Marlins make it official. Really, Hollywood execs couldn't cast a better reality show if they tried.
The star will no doubt be Ozzie Guillen. He's t...
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The biggest bill for the Miami Marlins' recent spending spree won't come due until 2015, thanks to a payment plan that those in baseball describe as unusual, creative and risky.
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Reliever Juan Carlos Oviedo, formerly Leo Nunez, avoided arbitration with the Miami Marlins by agreeing to a $6 million, one-year contract. However, his visa status remains uncertain because he played under the assumed name of Leo Nunez until late last season.
The righthander earned a raise of $2.35 million. He apologized last month for using a fake name and age, saying he falsified...
MIAMI (AP) -- Reliever Juan Carlos Oviedo, who played under an assumed name until late last season, has avoided arbitration by agreeing to a 6 million, one-year contract with the Miami Marlins, a raise of 2.35 million.
Reliever Edward Mujica also avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year deal Tuesday.
Oviedo, formerly known as Leo Nunez, apologized in December for using a fake...
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On Wednesday, it was reported by Variety that the Miami Marlins are the team Showtime plans to build the second season of “The Franchise” around. The Showtime reality show debuted in 2011 when it followed the depending champion San Fransisco Giants. The show offers viewers a look behind the scenes as cameras are given access normally not seen in Major League Baseball...
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The Miami Marlins' winter spending spree has gone from surprising to bizarre. The Miami Herald reported Tuesday that the team has agreed to terms with Juan Carlos Oviedo, avoiding salary arbitration in a deal that will pay him $6 million in 2012.
But there's a catch. Oviedo had been playing under the assumed name of Leo Nunez, leaving the team in late September to turn...
The Miami Marlins have avoided arbitration with former closer Juan Carlos Oviedo as well as reliever Edward Mujica, signing the right-handers to a one-year deals.
ESPN Sunday Night Baseball will kick off the 2012 season with their Opening Night telecast featuring the defending champion St. Louis Cardinals versus Jose Reyes and the Miami Marlins on Wednesday, April 4, at 7 p.m.
This season will also mark the debut of analyst Terry Francona, who ironically replaces Bobby Valentine and joins play-by-play commentator Dan Shulman and analyst...
After the Miami Marlins hired manager Ozzie Guillen and acquired Carlos Zambrano to a roster that already had Hanley Ramirez; it looked like must-see TV, and apparently Showtime has agreed.
Reliever Juan Carlos Oviedo, who played under an assumed name until late last season, has avoided arbitration by agreeing to a $6 million, one-year contract with the Miami Marlins, a raise of $2.35 million.
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