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Last year at this time, the Miami Marlins had a new stadium, a new skipper and with the addition of some high priced free agents...a new outlook on life.This off season...well, not so much. After seemingly trading away most of their biggest names, it's almost as if the team is trying to take a Mulligan on the 2012 season. And, naturally, those left behind took to Twitter to voice their concerns. Slugger Giancarlo Stanton was pissed. @Giancarlo818: Alright, I'm pissed off!!! Plain & Simple Pitcher Ricky Nolasco was bewildered.@RNolasco47: Huh?...... And, the outspoken Logan Morrison, well, after his bath...dude was worried that the team unloading Jose Reyes, Josh Johnson, Mark Buehrle and others to the Toronto Blue Jays might take away from him being named on some fictional "Players You'd Most Like to Party With" list.@LoMoMarlins: Im tired of the marlins trying to over shadow my day! I'm number 4!I guess we all grieve differently, but it makes sense.Also mentioned in the Bleacher Report piece...Grant Balfour, Matt Kemp, Tim Lincecum and Derek Jeter NOT Yunel Escobar, Henderson Alvarez or Jeff Mathis.
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Even though the Marlins traded yesterday half of their team, Joel Sherman of the New York Post heard from two rival executives that Ricky Nolasco will be the “next to go” from the Marlins.
Just one year after the Marlins built a new stadium and gave away millions of dollars in free agency, they have decided to dismantle the team and go back to step one.
Nolasco, 30, went 12-13...
The Marlins have been highly criticized in the wake of their mega-trade with the Toronto Blue Jays, and perhaps rightfully so.
It’s the team’s third firesale in its 20-year franchise history, and second under current owner Jeffrey Loria, who secured about 80 percent public funds for the team’s new ballpark which opened in 2012 — a cost which could rise to about $2.4 billion...
Who knew the Marlins had such passionate fans? The stadium is always empty so it came as quite a shock that so many Marlins bros were pissed off after yesterday’s blockbuster trade. Owner Jeffrey Loria caught the brunt of the anger and hate, including numerous death and rape wishes. Really? All this over a washed up Mark Buehrle? An overpaid, injury prone Jose Reyes?
One bro, ...
Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria doesn't care if he's taking heat for the huge 12-player deal between his team and the Toronto Blue Jays. "We finished in last place. Figure it out," Loria told CBSSports.com on Wednesday as he headed for the Major League Baseball owners meetings in Chicago. Loria was both defiant and almost confrontational in his brief exchange...
Although it sucks, I have no problem with the Marlins/Blue Jays trade…in theory. I believe that every team has the right to run its organization as it wishes. If they want to spend as much as possible and but every championship, that is okay. If they always want to be at the bottom of the payroll scale and play out each season, I am okay with that also. If a team is winning...
The Miami Marlins didn’t have a good first year. Even with a new stadium, a new name, new unis, it was still the same old Marlins as it related to...
It’s true, probably. If you remove emotion from the equation, the Marlins of the past two decades have been a successful corporation. Even under the newest ownership, they’ve satisfied all of the requirements you might put on a great franchise. Your appraisal of their work to date, and even their trade this week, includes emotion, but an honest eye towards the bottom line can...
The Miami Marlins and Toronto Blue Jays have completed a 10 player blockbuster deal on Tuesday night, according to multiple reports. The Blue Jays will get shortstop Jose Reyes, starting pitchers Josh Johnson and Mark Buehrle, catcher John Buck, and outfielder Emilio Bonifacio.
In return, the Marlins receive shortstop Yunel Escobar, top prospects outfielder Jake Marisnick...
The Miami Marlins made a big splash last offseason by bringing in Ozzie Guillen as manager and signing big name free agents Jose Reyes, Heath Bell and Mark Buehrle. Needless to say all those players are now not a part of the Marlins.
In a clear move to dump salary, the Marlins traded away Reyes, Buehrle and Josh Johnson to the Toronto Blue Jays for basically nothing. For a team...
Well, so goes the "Stock Up for the New Stadium" drive in Miami.
According to multiple reports, the Miami Marlins have given up on the quest to buy an NL East title.
They are trading ace Josh Johnson, SS Jose Reyes and P Mark Buehrle along with C John Buck and utility guy Emilio Bonafacio to the Toronto Blue Jays for among others SS Yunel Escobar and a handful of...
What the hell just happened? Seriously, this trade is ridiculous.Toronto Blue Jays get two front-line starters in Josh Johnson and Mark Buehrle, a premier shortstop in Jose Reyes, a speed demon utility guy in Emilio Bonifacio, a league average catcher in John Buck...oh, and 4 million dollars. Not only that, they were able to dump malcontent Yunel Escobar. Wow!Miami Marlins...
Marlins owner, Jeffery Loria
There are some articles where you just don’t know where to begin. The roots of this one stretch back to the Montreal Expos, touch on the Baltimore Orioles (he nearly owned them), and have their roots in ripping people off. I’m talking about Jeffery Loria, along with David Samson, and the Miami Marlins. They aren’t a dumb lot, these guys...
I went into TurboTax and entered the Marlins $100 million payroll going into last season, subtracted Jose Reyes, Hanley, Josh Johnson, Buehrle, Bonifacio, Buck, Infante, Gaby, Anibal, Heath Bell and Ozzie Guillen’s salary, then I added in Gorkys, Ruggiano, Giancarlo, Wade LeBlanc, Eovaldi, Jacob Turner, Adeiny Hechavarria and Yunel’s salary and it says the Marlins can get an EBT...
The Toronto Blue Jays are on the verge of acquiring Josh Johnson, Mark Buehrle, Jose Reyes, John Buck and Emilio Bonifacio from the Miami Marlins, Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reports.
The Marlins will receive Yunel Escobar, Justin Nicolino, Henderson Alvarez and Adeiny Hechavarria among other pieces.
Word is also surfacing that Jose Reyes may be on his way to Toronto also.
Bob Nightingale from USA Today joins Rob and Amy to discuss MLB's postseason awards and the state of the Miami Marlins