Found January 08, 2012 on Phillies Nation:
Marlins intend on making it interesting this season. (Photo: the official start of Spring Training a little more than 50 days away excitement levels are high in Philly and other baseball towns across America.  Even here in Virginia Beach, we are talking baseball on a regular basis.  People around here are tired of hearing me talk about the the Phillies and Doc and Cliff.  They would prefer to talk about the Nationals and Prince Fielder.The fact of the matter is the National League East is slowly becoming the powerhouse of the Major Leagues.  It’s been a long drawn out debate about the toughest division in baseball.  The AL East has had bragging rights with the Yankees, Red Sox and Rays trading blows all season long for the past couple of years.The Marlins have made the biggest splash this off season acquiring Jose Reyes, Mark Buehrle, Heath Bell and now Carlos Zambrano.  With a new stadium set to open the 2012 season with a bang, Miami has opened its w...

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Letting Jose Reyes go to the Marlins this offseason was a smart decision by Mets GM Sandy Alderson. Looking at Reyes’s stats, one should be beside them self, letting the NL Batting Champ go.  However, there were too many risks for the Mets in giving Reyes over $100 million, and Alderson should be praised for not going all out for the injury-prone superstar. Here are a few reasons...

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This mustachioed masterpiece is a former 1st round pick (selected twice in different drafts) and had a respectable, albeit brief career with the Phillies. In 9 MLB seasons, this man played for nearly that many teams. With neither speed nor power, he was overall a dud, but his lusty 1.319 pinch hitting OPS with the Phils is a nice achievement. Go ahead and name that Phillie...___________________...

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Yet another group is a victim of discrimination. Dogs. And Florida Marlin Mark Buehrle just found that out. Miami-Dade County has a pitbull ban. Mark's dog, Slater (a Staffordshire terrier) falls... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

Carlos Zambrano aside, Marlins' issues start with Hanley Ramirez

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According to Juan C. Rodriguez of the Sun Sentinel, the Miami Marlins have signed Chad Durbin, former Phillie, to a minor-league contract. Yes RT @ChrisHogan22: can you confirm Chad Durbin signing with #marlins ? January 7, 2012   In three seasons with the Phillies, Durbin compiled 226.0 innings pitched, allowing 91 earned runs- a 3.62 ERA.  There was interest in bringing...

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When Mark Beuhrle signed a four-year, $58 million contract with the Miami Marlins this offseason, he became one of a number of additions to a team that is trying to make waves with its new ballpark and location.  I’m sure Buehrle is very pleased with the money the Marlins are giving him, but the drive to work could be a bit of a hassle.  According to the Miami Herald, Buehrle...

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Newly acquired starting pitcher Carlos Zambrano will be leaving his Venezuelan team on the wishes of the Marlins.
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