Miami-Dade County to sue Jeffrey Loria, Marlins

Miami-Dade County is suing the Marlins, the former ownership group led by Jeffrey Loria,and the team’s current ownership group, according to a report from Doug Hanks of the Miami Herald. The litigation will address a dispute that has arisen over the municipality’s rights to a share of profits from the sale of the organization that was wrapped up last fall.Details of the suit are...
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Derek Jeter will not enforce Yankees’ strict facial hair policy in Miami

Derek Jeter will be adopting a slightly more laissez-faire facial hair policy with the Miami Marlins than his previous employer.Speaking with reporters earlier this week, the Marlins CEO and part-owner said that he is fine with players growing beards or mustaches — just as long as they are “well-groomed.”“You want people to look professional,” said Jeter, according to ESPN. “I think...
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Derek Jeter won't say if Clemens, Bonds should be in HOF

Miami Marlins co-owner Derek Jeter was asked this week during am interview whether or not Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds should be in the Hall of Fame, specifically due to their troubled association with PED accusations and suspected use.Jeter, who will one day of course be enshrined in Cooperstown himself, was asked about the polarizing issue during an interview with Jeff Glor that...
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Report: Top Warriors executive leaving for Marlins front office

The defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors are losing one of the top figures in their front office to an entirely different sport.According to a report by Bloomberg’s Scott Soshnick on Monday, top Warriors executive Chip Bowers, who had been serving as their chief marketing officer, is leaving the team to become president of business operations for the MLB’s Miami Marlins....
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Marlins Notes: Realmuto wants answers; Chen cleared; OF competition wide open

Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto told reporters today that he’s had multiple conversations with president of baseball operations Michael Hill and manager Don Mattingly about whether or not he’ll be traded, but he hasn’t gotten a firm answer one way or the other (hat tip to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald). He also said that he has not spoken with part-owner Derek Jeter directly about...
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Derek Jeter discusses opening months as Marlins CEO

Marlins CEO Derek Jeter has received quite a lot of criticism since he and Bruce Sherman spearheaded a successful bid to acquire the organization from oft-criticized predecessor Jeffrey Loria. Payroll-trimming and rebuilding-oriented player transactions such as those the Marlins have undertaken do generally have a tendency to spur some harsh reactions, though surely there were a...
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Derek Jeter seemingly skeptical Marlins can compete soon

Between Derek Jeter and David Beckham, the city of Miami has some of the sporting world’s most famous owners. So, who will win a championship first? Jeter’s Miami Marlins, or Beckham’s presently unnamed MLS franchise? Jeter wouldn’t explicitly say. But based on what he said, the smart money is on the soccer team. What would have been great for Jeter is if he bought this team with...
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Marlins reportedly fire man who plays team mascot

The housecleaning among the Miami Marlins is apparently continuing.SiriusXM MLB Network Radio’s Craig Mish reports that the Marlins have fired the man who plays their mascot, Billy the Marlin. The horror! Hopefully he didn’t do anything like the Mets mascot once did.No word on whether Derek Jeter will be taking over the job.
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Best reactions from Baseball Hall of Fame announcements

The Baseball Hall of Fame announced its class of 2018 on Wednesday. Chipper Jones, Vladimir Guerrero, Jim Thome and Trevor Hoffman will be inducted in Cooperstown on July 29. There were plenty of reactions to those who did made it, as well as those who did not (Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Curt Schilling and Edgar Martinez, just to name a few). These were some of the best reactions...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami mayor may assist Derek Jeter in removing home run sculpture

Derek Jeter has been serious about his plans to remove the home run sculpture from Marlins Park from the moment he bought the Miami MLB team. Any plans to remove the statue would be complicated and require Miami-Dade County approval, but it sounds like Jeter has some political backing.Miami-Dade mayor Carlos Gimenez toured Marlins Park on Tuesday and expressed openness to getting...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 16, 2018  |  Discuss

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