Found February 09, 2012 on The Outside Corner:
What else can baseball fans do in January but dream of October? In You May Say I'm a Dreamer, the Outside Corner staff will imagine the route to a World Series in 2012 title for all 30 teams. These dreamer pieces featured here at The Outside Corner have mostly come in the form of telling a story about how so-&-so team surprised everyone and won the World Series because so-&-so player did such a great job.  This piece will buck the trend slightly because the Marlins don’t need to dream to be World Champions, they are a legitimate threat to dethrone the Cardinals headed into 2012.  If after reading this article you absolutely aren’t convinced that the Miami Marlins don’t have the talent to make a run at the World Series, then I haven’t done my job as writer.  Because the truth is, they are.  The Miami Marlins.  If you say it aloud enough times it actually sounds natural, like it was meant to be.  Some fans ridiculed such a shift, but if the Marlins were hoping to make ...

Miami Marlins: Hanley Ramirez responds to critics in Powerade commercial

  The advertising folks at Powerade seized on the hubbub surrounding Hanley Ramirez’s move to third base. Panned for his less than warm reaction about Jose Reyes’ arrival and having to slide from short to third as a result, Ramirez in this Spanish ad says his peace. The translation: To all those who sent me critical messages, I want to ask for your forgiveness for not having...

Miami Marlins: Jose Reyes hair auction ends Wednesday at 5:23 pm

Time is ticking down on your chance to take home Jose Reyes’ dreadlocks. The bidding as of 8:30 am was at $10,200. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida. The good news about the price tag: Free shipping… Here’s a photo of Hanley Ramirez at the unveiling of the refurbished Maria Axiliadora Field in his native Dominican Republic...

The New Marlins Ballpark Looks Pretty Sweet

The new home of the Miami Marlins is just about ready to go, and I’m not going to lie – it looks pretty sweet. From the website: The future home of the Marlins will be a first-class baseball stadium that will be owned by Miami-Dade County. It will be constructed on approximately 17 acres of the historic 42-acre Orange Bowl site in the Little Havana section of Miami. The ballpark...

Video: Hanley Ramirez has message for critics in new Powerade commercial

    Miami Marlins third baseman Hanley Ramirez is one of the better all-around players in Major League Baseball. He was the National League’s Rookie of the Year in 2006, has been named to 3 All-Star teams, and finished 2nd in the NL MVP voting in 2009. 2011 was one to forget with Hanley posting [...]

All In: Emilio Bonifacio

I've come a long way T... Bonified: Sleeper 2012 Emilio Bonifacio enters 2012 the same way he entered 2011…without a lock on a position. Difference in 2012 is that we know it will be somewhere. Bonifacio can play anywhere outside of pitcher, catcher, and 1B, which makes him a 2012 fantasy sleeper. Oh yeah, don’t forget about the 50 steal potential. The light...

Miami Marlins Signing Yoenis Cespedes Appears Most Natural Fit

The Miami Marlins would love to sign Yoenis Cespedes, a Cuban outfielder looking to make a splash at the Major League Baseball level in 2012, provided he can become legally cleared by the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control. As of now, his status has yet to be “unblocked.” Cespedes has been granted a travel visa to leave Cuba to come to...

Bonifacio is second to beat Marlins in arbitration

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Emilio Bonifacio became the second player to defeat the Miami Marlins in salary arbitration this year.

Bonifacio beats Marlins in arbitration (AP)

Emilio Bonifacio became the second player to defeat the Miami Marlins in salary arbitration this year. Bonifacio was awarded a $2.2 million salary by a three-person panel on Wednesday rather than the Marlins' offer of $1.95 million. Arbitrators Steven Wolf, Mark Burstein and Sylvia Skratek made the decision a day after hearing arguments.

Yoenis Cespedes, Miami Marlins a perfect fit

The Miami Marlins are such a natural fit for Yoenis Cespedes and such a prohibitive favorite to sign the Cuban-defector outfielder that one struggles to imagine what could possibly prevent it happening.

Bonifacio 2nd Marlin to beat team in arbitration

Emilio Bonifacio became the second player to defeat the Miami Marlins in salary arbitration this year.

Marlins give Cuban OF Cespedes tour of park

Cuban outfielder Yoenis Cespedes toured the Miami Marlins' new downtown ballpark Wednesday, the first leg of what's expected to be his tour of interested clubs.

Hanley Ramirez Is Passive-Aggressive For Powerade (And Morning Links)

I can’t wait to see @MrBrandonStroud on TV swing by as it misses the ball by a foot! - Follow us on Twitter @withleather - Follow me personally @MrBrandonStroud and Burnsy @MayorBurnsy - Like us on Facebook. Links 9 More MCs That Desperately Need A Name Change - I guess MC Skatcat finally realized what “scat” means. Good news: Paula Abdul is the opposite of scat. [Smoking...

Social Leadership

When we last left Hanley Ramirez, he was deciding whether he was happy or angry about moving to third base for Jose Reyes. As we catch up with Hanley now, he's found a new way to use social media (courtesy of Big League Stew):[youtube]D3kFEXsGg3s[/youtube]So Hanley is writing twitter handles on a bat with a black sharpie. I'm surprised he didn't write the names on his...

Orioles to scout Cespedes

It’s known all around baseball that the Miami Marlins are very high on Cuban defector Yoenis Cespedes. He’s scheduled to be in Miami today to meet with team officials and many believe he’ll be offered a contract, one around $60 million over six years. Unfortunately for the Marlins, Cespedes can still only negotiate not agree to a deal as he hasn’t received clearance from...
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