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Friday, April 13, 2018

Miami Marlins outdrawn by Double-A affiliate in Jacksonville

Yeah Jeets!

The Marlins drew 6,150 fans. The Jacksonville team brought in 6,960 for its home opener Wednesday night.

For the three-game series against New York, the Marlins—who lost Giancarlo Stanton, Christian Yelich, Dee Gordon and Marcell Ozuna as part of a rebuilding plan by the team’s new ownership—drew a total of 19,669 fans.

Depressing. The Mets fans in South Florida didn’t want to come out to see their red-hot team?

Crispix Attacksel Rios Posted: April 13, 2018 at 09:20 AM | 13 comment(s)
  Beats: attendance, jacksonville, marlins

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Marlins argue they’re from a Caribbean Island

The Marlins are claiming corporate citizenship in the foreign territory in order to have an arbitrator take over a lawsuit filed by Miami and Miami-Dade County in a dispute over the profits from the team’s sale last year, according to the Miami Herald.

But could Marlins Teamco (a subsidiary of Marlins Funding, a subsidiary of Marlins Holdings LLC) win the Caribbean World Series?

Walt Davis Posted: April 11, 2018 at 08:18 AM | 38 comment(s)
  Beats: loria, marlins

Friday, March 30, 2018

Official attendance likely to plummet this season for Marlins | Miami Herald

It remains to be seen whether fewer fans show up this season at Marlins Park if the team struggles, as most expect.

But, whether that proves to be the case, official crowd figures announced by the team are expected to plummet significantly — or at least come closer to reality.

The reason: a Marlins spokesman said Thursday that the Marlins will only count actual tickets sold in their attendance calculations.

Jim Furtado Posted: March 30, 2018 at 09:59 AM | 13 comment(s)
  Beats: attendance, marlins

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Cameron Maybin reunites with Marlins after signing free-agent deal - Sun Sentinel

Cameron Maybin is a Marlin again.

Miami signed the 30-year-old outfielder to a one-year deal, the team announced Wednesday, an early-spring addition that gives the Marlins much-needed major league outfield stability and a veteran presence in what is expected to be a young clubhouse.

Jim Furtado Posted: February 21, 2018 at 11:52 AM | 9 comment(s)
  Beats: cameron maybin, marlins

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Jeter lieutenant confident Marlins can be ‘great’ again | New York Post

Captain’s Camp has been instituted with the Marlins just like the Yankees, with Denbo pointing to the all-around success of young players like Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez, saying of the catcher, “He developed not only his baseball skills, his mental skills, his personal skills so that he learned how to compete and all of a sudden he showed up in New York, going from a guy who had a lot to learn about the game to a guy that was dominating the game. Greg Bird is the same kind of guy he was just hurt. He is an exceptional hitter. I hope everyone here can have the same sense of pride that I have watching those players grow.’’

Jim Furtado Posted: February 15, 2018 at 06:49 AM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: marlins

Friday, February 02, 2018


Friday, January 26, 2018

MLBPA Raises Revenue Sharing Concerns Regarding Marlins, Pirates

The Major League Baseball Player’s Association has raised concern with the commissioner’s office regarding the Marlins and Pirates, according to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald. Yahoo’s Jeff Passan had recently reported that the union was considering the idea of going to commissioner Rob Manfred with their concerns.

The root of the union’s concern is whether the two teams are appropriately reinvesting the money that they receive under the league’s revenue-sharing program, both Jackson and Passan noted in their reports.

snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: January 26, 2018 at 03:07 PM | 38 comment(s)
  Beats: marlins, pirates

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Brewers agree to trade for Christian Yelich | MLB.com

It appears the Brewers question Brinson’s ability to hit major league pitching. It will be interesting to see how he progresses.

The Marlins continued their rebuilding process on Thursday, trading Silver Slugger Award-winning outfielder Christian Yelich to the Brewers in exchange for three of Milwaukee’s top 14 prospects, according to MLB Pipeline, and four overall—including outfielder Lewis Brinson.

The 23-year-old Brinson, who has 21 games of big league experience, is ranked by MLB Pipeline as the game’s 13th-best prospect. Middle infielder Isan Diaz (Brewers’ No. 6 prospect; No. 86 overall), outfielder Monte Harrison (Brewers’ No. 14) and right-handed pitching prospsect Jordan Yamamoto are also headed to Miami

Jim Furtado Posted: January 25, 2018 at 07:51 PM | 52 comment(s)
  Beats: brewers, christian yelich, marlins, trade

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Christian Yelich can only blame himself for Jeter entanglement | New York Post

And the money he’s getting is in the same currency. It’s not like Jeter converted payment into Monopoly money.

Jim Furtado Posted: January 17, 2018 at 03:33 PM | 62 comment(s)
  Beats: christian yelich, marlins

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Jeter may get mayor’s help on Marlins home run sculpture | Miami Herald

Certainly a priority.

Jim Furtado Posted: January 16, 2018 at 08:04 PM | 26 comment(s)
  Beats: marlins

Christian Yelich’s relationship with Miami Marlins is ‘irretrievably broken,’ agent says

Players play.

“The relationship between player and team is irretrievably broken. It’s soured. He’s part of the old ownership regime. The new ownership regime needs to get new parts into this plan and move forward, and he needs to get on with his career where he’s got a chance to win. The big issue is him winning and winning now.

General manager builds the team.

“Should we feel like we need to make a trade involving any of our under-contract, controllable players, we will be the ones who initiate that conversation and always do what’s best for the organization,” Hill said at the time.

Of course, the Marlins encouraged this uprising by poorly managing the Stanton situation.

Jim Furtado Posted: January 16, 2018 at 07:23 PM | 16 comment(s)
  Beats: christian yelich, marlins

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Phillies Trade Proposal For Christian Yelich « CBS Philly

This strikes me as a little short on the Phillies side.

MLB.com’s Anthony Castrovince proposed a trade that might work for both the Phillies and the Marlins: Nick Williams, Mickey Moniak, and Jorge Alfaro for Yelich.

Jim Furtado Posted: January 09, 2018 at 10:17 AM | 6 comment(s)
  Beats: marlins, phillies

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Other Marlins Bidders Had Plans Very Different From Jeter’s

Miami businessman Jorge Mas conveyed to me this month that if his Marlins offer had been accepted, he would have had a $130 million payroll in 2018, retained Giancarlo Stanton and hired a new general manager.

Instead, the Marlins intend to have a payroll of $90 million or less – a drop from $115 million last season and much lower than the $140 million it would have taken to keep the 2017 team together.

Merry Christmas!

Bote Man Posted: December 24, 2017 at 09:09 PM | 16 comment(s)
  Beats: finances, marlins, owners

Friday, December 22, 2017

TBL: MLB Officials Complain to Upper ESPN Management About Dan Le Batard-Rob Manfred Interview

Yeah, these were most certainly not Mike & Mike softball questions…

Le Batard, who was scheduled for time off today and all of next week, opened his radio show Thursday by saying, “It might be the last show of the year, or it might just be the last show forever, because this has been unpleasant.”

He admitted that his tone was bad and that he was too emotional — he has had an emotional week since his friend and boss John Skipper resigned abruptly Monday, citing substance addiction– and that he should have just stuck to facts as opposed to pounding the table: “ESPN has a partnership with baseball and when you do something like that in public it doesn’t feel like being a very good partner. Rob Manfred is pretty used to safe spaces with his interviews. He’s probably never done an interview quite like that.”

Bill Simmons’ largest problems with ESPN management notably came when he called Roger Goodell a liar, and Skipper made the decision not to renew his contract the day after Simmons went on the Dan Patrick Show and said that Goodell lacked testicular fortitude. Scott Van Pelt was once suspended by ESPN for criticizing former MLB commissioner Bud Selig.

Nevertheless, Le Batard said he did the job he was entrusted to do by this company. “We’re trying to do journalism but [there’s a] conflict of interest that ESPN has between business and journalism and entertainment all the time.”

Le Batard said that what he is most worried about is that if this present rebuild fails, the Miami fanbase will be scapegoated for it and the team is going to move away like the Expos did from Montreal.


Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Miami Marlins CEO Derek Jeter addresses angry fans at town hall meeting | Miami Herald

Every GM is above average.

“Michael can speak on this. We have trust in him doing his job. He does it very well,” Jeter said. “Pitching, defense wins. This minor-league system was the worst in baseball. You can’t win like that. We need to add prospects to our organization and develop them. We added [former Yankees executive] Gary Denbo, who is the best in the business in player development.”

Jim Furtado Posted: December 20, 2017 at 06:17 AM | 42 comment(s)
  Beats: derek jeter, marlins

Monday, December 18, 2017

Marlins Comment On Trading Unhappy Players

Yelich and Realmuto should get comfortable in Miami. That they believe they really have control over where they will play going forward is another consequence of the bungling of the whole Stanton contract situation.

This statement amounts to the Marlins telling their holdovers they have zero leverage. Players like Yelich and Realmuto can be unhappy all they want, but Miami is going to do what it feels is best.

If the Marlins don’t find the right package for the two, they have no problem hanging on to either.

Jim Furtado Posted: December 18, 2017 at 06:12 PM | 22 comment(s)
  Beats: marlins

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Derek Jeter Was Once the Captain. But Now He’s the Apprentice. - The New York Times

The Marlins aren’t trying to shed salary. Stanton was traded because he didn’t want to stick around. At least that’s the company line Michael Hill was peddling on MLB Network yesterday.

Jim Furtado Posted: December 14, 2017 at 07:01 AM | 107 comment(s)
  Beats: derek jeter, marlins

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Cardinals trade for Marcell Ozuna of Marlins

The Cardinals have been viewed as the frontrunners to land Ozuna, according to MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro, and a possible deal is expected to include two of the three of pitching prospects Jack Flaherty (St. Louis’ No. 3 prospect, according to MLBPipeline.com), Dakota Hudson (No. 8) and Sandy Alcantara (No. 9), in addition to a replacement in the outfield in either Stephen Piscotty or Randal Grichuk.

Jim Furtado Posted: December 13, 2017 at 02:02 PM | 69 comment(s)
  Beats: cardinals, marcell ozuna, marlins

Saturday, December 09, 2017

The Giancarlo Stanton Trade Shines a Light on the Sad Difference Between the Mets and Yankees

The Mets should have been considered by Giancarlo Stanton. It’s not his fault though.

goodfundies Posted: December 09, 2017 at 02:15 PM | 30 comment(s)
  Beats: marlins, mets, yankees

Yankees in talks on Giancarlo Stanton trade

Dave Dombrowski will not have a good morning.

And Joel Sherman never sleeps.

Jim Furtado Posted: December 09, 2017 at 07:27 AM | 198 comment(s)
  Beats: giancarlo stanton, marlins, yankees

Friday, December 08, 2017

Report: Stanton trade list includes 4 teams | MLB.com

Maybe this info should have leaked out sooner. Maybe Jeter should have included Stanton in the process from the beginning.

On Thursday night, MLB Network Insider Ken Rosenthal reported Stanton is electing not to accept proposed deals to those two teams, both of which had previously worked out trade frameworks with Miami.

The report added Stanton would consider trades to the Dodgers or Yankees. Another report, from Craig Mish of SiriusXM, added the Cubs and Astros to the list of Stanton’s preferred destinations. Thus, what’s next for the slugger promises to be one of the top stories of the Winter Meetings, which begin on Monday in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

Jim Furtado Posted: December 08, 2017 at 10:17 AM | 43 comment(s)
  Beats: giancarlo stanton, marlins

Thursday, December 07, 2017

Mariners Acquire Gordon As Marlins Pick Up Trio Of Prospects | BaseballAmerica.com

Mariners acquire:

Dee Gordon, 2B/CF

Age: 29

A two-time all-star with the Dodgers and Marlins, Gordon will move to the outfield for the first time in his eight-year big league career in 2018. Gordon’s plus speed, which helped him to a major league-best 60 stolen bases last season, should help ease the transition, however. As long as Gordon proves he is capable of playing an average centerfield, his bat should help the Mariners immediately. Last season, the Mariners’ primary centerfielder was Jarrod Dyson, who hit .251/.324/.350 in 111 games––all numbers in which Gordon should be able to match, and surpass, with a repeat of his offensive production from a year ago.

Jim Furtado Posted: December 07, 2017 at 07:55 PM | 58 comment(s)
  Beats: dee gordon, mariners, marlins, trades

Saturday, December 02, 2017

Miller: Giancarlo Stanton a Dodger? Unlikely and unnecessary – Orange County Register

Let’s be honest, the whole process is a complete mystery. Here we are debating the merits of adding a $295-million slugger, trying to determine how much – if at all – such a move would improve the Dodgers.

Meanwhile, there’s no arguing that this team’s batting order became decidedly more whole this summer when $535,000 Chris Taylor was moved to the leadoff spot.

Ridiculous? Sure, but if baseball made sense, there’d never be a day when Derek Jeter would be leading the Marlins and Alex Rodriguez’s girlfriend would be campaigning for Rodriguez to lead the Yankees.

And, if trading for Giancarlo Stanton were that easy, there’d be no excuse for missing the chance, especially for the Dodgers.

But this is one juicy, belt-high fastball they should let pass. There’s a reason players rarely are signed for 10 years or more. Unless Stanton is going to opt out, the Dodgers shouldn’t opt in.

Jim Furtado Posted: December 02, 2017 at 07:02 AM | 8 comment(s)
  Beats: dodgers, giancarlo stanton, marlins

Friday, December 01, 2017

Major League Baseball has a serious Florida problem - NY Daily News

Bill Madden with a typical Bill Madden column.

Jim Furtado Posted: December 01, 2017 at 09:40 PM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: marlins

Derek Jeter-led Marlins parted ways with scout while he was in hospital after undergoing cancer surgery

Nice to see the Captain bringing class to his new franchise. Just. Wow.

Marty Scott, who joined the Marlins as a vice president in 2011 and in recent years had worked as a scout, said he was told his contract would not be renewed Oct. 16 while at the Cleveland Clinic in Weston, Florida, where doctors three days earlier had removed a cancerous tumor and polyps from his colon. Doctors initially found the cancer in late August as Scott underwent a battery of tests in preparation for a kidney transplant needed because of diabetes.

eddieot Posted: December 01, 2017 at 01:39 PM | 79 comment(s)
  Beats: marlins

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