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Friday, June 10, 2022

Red-hot Marlins keeping ‘lightning rod’ Jazz Chisholm in check

Don Mattingly got his Marlins together for a meeting at just the right time, inspiring perhaps their best game of the year (a 12-2 win Tuesday over the Nationals) and a winning streak. Jazz Chisholm has turned into a star in Miami. But Chisholm turned out to be the subject for criticism in the team meeting, according to sources, as teammates apparently aren’t always as enamored as fans who love the style and sizzle.

Mattingly said he didn’t want anyone talking behind anyone’s back, and perhaps a little up-front honesty worked. Quizzed on what specifically was said to Chisholm, Marlins GM Kim Ng declined to elaborate further: “Reluctant to provide further detail — happy everyone is responding.”

Chisholm went out and hit two home runs that game, and later in an interview on MLB Network said, “I have that tool that’s called, I don’t care. I just go out there and have fun.”

One person, who suggested teammates may be “jealous,” said, “Jazz is like Dennis Rodman. He will always be a lightning rod. But he works and plays hard.”

Ng had a simple explanation for Chisholm’s recent exploits: “He’s good.”

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 10, 2022 at 01:18 PM | 18 comment(s)
  Beats: jazz chisholm, marlins

Friday, April 15, 2022

Phillies’ Nick Castellanos says he thought he was signing with Marlins until Derek Jeter resigned

Reading between the lines, it likely meant that Jeter expected the team to invest more in payroll. Meanwhile, principal owner Bruce Sherman seemed disinclined to do so. At the time, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reported that Jeter believed the Marlins would have an additional $10 million to $15 million to spend on payroll after the lockout, and that turned out to be not the case. That disconnect turned out to be, in Sherman’s words, “central to Jeter’s decision to leave as CEO.”

This is where Phillies slugger Nick Castellanos enters the picture. Castellanos, who was a free agent this past offseason, was widely thought to be of interest to the Marlins. As well, that interest was thought to be mutual for the native of South Florida.

As it turns out, Thursday occasioned the Marlins’ 2022 home opener, and the opponent was Castellanos’ Phillies. That, in turn, occasioned a revisiting of Castellanos’ winter dealings with Miami:

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: April 15, 2022 at 12:06 AM | 8 comment(s)
  Beats: marlins, nick castellanos

Sunday, March 20, 2022

Sources: Miami Marlins get Jorge Soler on three-year, $36 million deal

The Miami Marlins and outfielder Jorge Soler reached an agreement on a three-year, $36 million contract, sources confirmed with ESPN’s Jeff Passan on Saturday.

Soler’s deal includes opt-outs after the first two seasons, sources said. If he opts out, Soler would hit free agency again at age 31 next winter.

A bit player during the Chicago Cubs’ drought-smashing victory over Cleveland five years ago, Soler was voted MVP of Atlanta’s six-game World Series win over the Astros. Soler hit .300 with three home runs and six RBIs.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: March 20, 2022 at 10:51 AM | 5 comment(s)
  Beats: jorge soler, marlins

Monday, February 28, 2022

Derek Jeter stepping down from Marlins

Derek Jeter is stepping down from the Marlins.

The Yankees Hall of Famer was the CEO and minority owner of the team since 2017.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: February 28, 2022 at 11:14 AM | 47 comment(s)
  Beats: derek jeter, marlins

Friday, January 14, 2022

Source: HOF broadcaster Dave Van Horne retiring

Longtime Marlins radio voice Dave Van Horne is “effectively retiring,” according to a report in The Miami Herald.  A source confirmed the news to MLB.com, though the club has not commented on the report.

Van Horne, 82, will not pursue work elsewhere, and he finishes his broadcasting career with 56 years worth of experience—53 at the Major League level, including 21 with the Marlins. He was the 2011 recipient of the Ford C. Frick Award from the National Baseball Hall of Fame, the highest honor for a broadcaster. His signature home run call of “Up, up and away!” was a fan favorite….

Van Horne’s career began in the International League in 1966, where he broadcast Richmond Braves games for three seasons. During Van Horne’s years in Virginia, he earned Sportscaster of the Year twice for his work on football, baseball and basketball broadcasts. His MLB broadcast career began in 1969, when he became the Montreal Expos’ lead announcer during their inaugural season. He remained there for 32 years on radio and television before taking over as the Marlins’ radio voice in 2001.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 14, 2022 at 06:36 PM | 7 comment(s)
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