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Marlins, Christian Yelich Agree to 7-Year Contract Extension

According to Mike Lowell of MLB Network, the Miami Marlins and outfielder Christian Yelich have finalized a seven-year $40 million contract. Yelich was the Marlins first round pick in 2010, and made his debut in 2013 playing in 62 games. He will be eligible for free agency after his age 28 season. Last season, the 21-year-old played in 144 games, hitting .284 to go along with nine...
Via Baseball Essential
March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Things I’ve Said Before Red Sox Spring Trainings: A Brief History of Delusion

I’m the first to admit that days buried under piles of winter snow can make a man crazy. As evidence, I’ll submit some of the spring training prognostications I’ve made over the last 25 years or so. While at first glance they may look like the ramblings of a guy who’s taken leave of his senses, I prefer to think of them as proof that hopes springs pretty ******* eternal...
Via Surviving Grady
February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

MLB officially awards 2017 All-Star Game to Miami

MIAMI -- Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred made it official Friday - the Miami Marlins will host the 2017 All-Star Game. Manfred's announcement came at a news conference at Marlins Park. Among those attending were Florida Gov. Rick Scott, team owner Jeffrey Loria and a handful of current and former players, including Giancarlo Stanton, Jose Fernandez, Gary Sheffield and Mike Lowell...
Via AP on Fox
February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

It's official - All-Star Game to be played in Miami in 2017

MIAMI (AP) Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred made it official Friday - the Miami Marlins will host the 2017 All-Star Game. Manfred's announcement came at a news conference at Marlins Park. Among those attending were Florida Gov. Rick Scott, team owner Jeffrey Loria and a handful of current and former players, including Giancarlo Stanton, Jose Fernandez, Gary Sheffield and Mike Lowell...
Via AP on Fox
February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Miguel Andujar v. the Yankees' woeful, rancid, horrible record of developing thirdbasemen

The other day, while drinking beer, I gave Alphonso my annual unvarnished, x-rated and five-dimensional rundown of the Yankee farm system. You don't need to hear it - basically because it's just me, gurgling out of my ass. Truth is, I wouldn't know a future star from the next Lenn Sakata. I just read the blogs, which are mostly mirrors reflecting mirrors. Only one person knows.....
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

OFFICIAL: Hanley Ramirez Again In Red Sox

The Red Sox officially announced the signing of their second major free agent of the day on Tuesday—inking former Boston prospect Hanley Ramirez to a four-year, $88 million contract. The pact also carries a fifth-year vesting option that could make the total value $110 million. Ramirez was traded to the Marlins almost exactly nine years ago in exchange for Mike Lowell and Josh...
Via FenwayNation
November 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Dream Job: Acquired!

I’ve been sitting on some pretty big news for a while now. About two weeks ago, I went to Secaucus, New Jersey for a job interview at MLB Network – and I was offered the job! I couldn’t be more excited to start – this is everything I worked for in graduate school, and everyone I met when I was down there as extremely friendly and welcoming. Perhaps the most exciting part...
Via In The Neutral Zone
November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Hanley Ramirez Deal Comes Nine Years After Red Sox Traded Him To Marlins

In a way, Hanley Ramirez’s baseball career has come full circle. On November 24, 2005, the Boston Red Sox traded the shortstop — who they signed as an amateur free agent in 2000 — to the Florida Marlins. Now, on November 24, 2014, it was reported that Ramirez was on his way to the Hub to ink a four-year, $88 million contract with a vesting fifth year. It couldn’t have worked...
Via NESN.com
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

The Hanley Ramirez trade has come full circle for the Red Sox

After reports began to trickle out on Sunday night that Hanley Ramirez would be signing with the Boston Red Sox, a familiar refrain began to echo throughout the baseball blogosphere – HANLEY’S BACK! Ramirez was signed by the Red Sox way back in 2000 as a 16-year old out of the Dominican Republic, and he rose near the top of many prospect lists in short order. Of course, he received...
Via Bloguin Best
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

The Hanley Ramirez trade has come full circle for the Red Sox

After reports began to trickle out on Sunday night that Hanley Ramirez would be signing with the Boston Red Sox, a familiar refrain began to echo throughout the baseball blogosphere – HANLEY’S BACK! Ramirez was signed by the Red Sox way back in 2000 as a 16-year old out of the Dominican Republic, and he rose near the top of many prospect lists in short order. Of course, he received...
Via The Outside Corner
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Lowell: Jon Lester Will Seek Comfortable Situation In Free Agency

Jon Lester’s comments last winter about potentially accepting a hometown discount to remain with the Boston Red Sox were refreshing. It’s rare that a professional athlete is willing to forgo a bigger payday in favor of other factors. Lester never signed the team-friendly contract many anticipated, causing the Red Sox to eventually trade the pitcher to the Oakland Athletics before...
Via NESN.com
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Have Enjoyed Decade Of Dominance On Opening Day At Fenway (Gallery)

The Boston Red Sox will begin their 2014 home schedule Friday against an unfamiliar opponent, as the National League’s Milwaukee Brewers visit for Opening Day at Fenway Park. The team in the visitors’ dugout hasn’t mattered much for the Red Sox in recent home openers, though. Since breaking the Curse of the Bambino in 2004, the Sox have won their first home game in nine consecutive...
Via NESN.com
April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Survivor: Cagayan episode 1 recap - David Samson arrives... and departs

Ed Note: The following appears courtesy Bloguin's main baseball website The Outside Corner, where our Joe Lucia was dedicated to following the journey of Miami Marlins president David Samson. It was a brief journey as Samson was eliminated in episode one. In Survivor: Cagayan, there are three teams competing - brawn, brains, and beauty. David Samson of the Miami Marlins is a...
Via Awful Announcing
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Survivor: Cagayan episode 1 recap - David Samson arrives

Here at TOC, we're going to be covering this season of Survivor. Why? Because one of the contestants is Miami Marlins president David Samson. Today, we'll be recapping the season premiere. In Survivor: Cagayan, there are three teams competing - brawn, brains, and beauty. David Samson of the Miami Marlins is a member of the brains tribe. Samson and his tribe came to the island...
Via The Outside Corner
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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