Found November 14, 2012 on
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The baseball world is still frothing with rage over the latest and greatest Marlins fire sale trade. Actually, calling it a fire sale trade isn't fair, it is really more of a raging inferno sale trade what with them dumping their two biggest free agent purchases from the off-season before along with pretty much every other player on their roster making even a little bit of money.
But as crazy as that trade was, it actually could have been even crazier. Surely we all remember how close the Marlins came to signing both Albert Pujols and C.J. Wilson, who of course ended up signing with the Angels. As it turns out, a major reason that Albert and C.J. passed on Miami's respective offers was that they didn't include no-trade clauses, which is a Marlins club policy. So, yeah, good call, fellas.
That got me thinking though. The Marlins essentially decided that their spending spree went awry and that they needed to cut their losses, blow things up and start over (and...
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
IT'S AN OUTRAGE
Giancarlo Stanton is one of the few remaining good players on the Marlins following the team's fire sale, and he is not happy about it.
Miami Marlins stud outfielder Giancarlo Stanton summed up the feeling of the team’s fans in one tweet:
Alright, I’m pissed off!!! Plain & Simple
— Giancarlo Stanton (@Giancarlo818) November 13, 2012
Who can blame him? The Marlins traded away their top players in a surprise deal. They have decimated their payroll, and are now firmly entrenched in rebuilding mode. This all...
Jose Reyes is now a Toronto Blue Jay ... not even one calendar year after he signed a six year, $106 million contract with the Miami Marlins. Don't cry for Reyes too much. He made his own bed by going after the largest deal on the table (and pretty much the only deal on the table), while assuming all risks in signing a backloaded deal with a franchise known for its garage sales...
Well, the Florida Miami Marlins have certainly perfected the art of the “fire sale.” The Marlins dumped shortstop Jose Reyes, pitchers Mark Buehrle and Josh Johnson, utility player Emilio Bonifacio and catcher John Buck in a trade with the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday night, successfully dumping approximately $165 million in salary in the process.
Miami got shortstops Yunel Escobar...
Here is a scary thought, Kevin Jepsen. That's it, just the idea of him.
That probably seems like an awfully mean thing to say about the one member of the Angel bullpen who wasn't a greasefire in the second half of the 2012 season. But the fact of the matter is that we've all been fooled before by Jepsen. Let's not forget how great Jepsen looked in 2010. ...
The Miami Marlins are conducting another one of their infamously appalling fire sales, having already traded away half their team during the 2012 MLB season, with basically the rest going to the Toronto Blue Jays this week. With very few players remaining on the team who even makes more than six figures per year, it seems as if it is only a matter of time before they trade their...
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...
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...
The Miami Marlins disgrace to baseball continues. Two reports have surfaced that the Marlins are unloading even more of their talent. First, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports that the Marlins are letting teams know that "virtually everyone" is available.
Then, Jon Morosi of Fox Sports just reported that the Marlins are close to sending the Marlins' best...
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...
Never did I perceive Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria as a crook. But now, today, I have a different outlook on Loria and can't stomach his sins, which are embarrassing and negligent. He drops his head in shame with a sorrowful gaze in his eyes, watching his reputation smear, seeing his image fall from grace these days when he deceived, hoodwinked, misled and lied to millions...
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.