Friday, January 29, 2010

 

The News From the Front

John Baker reports from Kuwait and Iraq. (miamiherald)

AND: Here's the 'Marlins Visit the Troops: Iraq 2010' blog.

 

Marlins Roll The Dice Again

The Fish sign Derrick Turnbow and Jose Veras to minor-league deals. (sun-sentinel)

MORE: They also sign Danny Richar, and Baseball Prospectus is not impressed. (palmbeachpost)

Thursday, January 28, 2010

 

Thursday's Tidbits

Alfredo "worked out for four clubs last week", says Ken Rosenthal. (foxsports)

'Marlins Hood' shows displeasure at the Marlins' latest advertising slogan. (MarlinsHood)

Our favorite small-market owner just spent $22.5 million for 13.4 acres of Long Island land. (cityfile)

The Maniac examines the Hopper. (MarlinManiac)

Andre Dawson, Alex Arias, Bruce Aven, Chris Hammond, Cookie Rojas, and Orestes Destrade are expected to show up with many other former ballplayers for the DiMaggio Legends Game this Saturday afternoon at Fort Lauderdale Stadium. (MiamiHerald)

Live chat with Logan Morrison at 3pm Friday. (sun-sentinel)

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

 

Tuesday's Things

Marlins in Kuwait, will stay in military bases. (miamiherald)

Maybin in Jupiter, rooting for the Saints. (palmbeachpost)

Cody's arbitration hearing is set for two days after FanFest. (sun-sentinel)

The Marlins had interest in Rick Ankiel, says Rick Ankiel. (brownsvilleherald)

Sunday, January 24, 2010

 

Stats and Speculations

Barry Jackson discovers that the Marlins are actually looking to acquire relief pitching.

NEW-NAME NUMBERS: In the years when the stadium has a name change ('96, '05, '06, and '09) the Marlins have a combined .506 win percentage (328-320). For all the other years the Marlins win-loss total is at 955-1083, for a .469 win percentage.

Friday, January 22, 2010

 

J.J's Pay Days

Josh throws the first pitch at the not-nearly-finished stadium, and signs his 4-year deal. Here's some highlights, or you can watch the full press conference. More stories from MLB, MiamiHerald, PalmBeachPost, Sun-Sentinel...

Thursday, January 21, 2010

 

QUICK: Town Hall Meeting at 5:30 ET Today!

Beinfest and Hill attempt an over-the-phone town meeting to answer your questions, in about a half-hour from now. Here's the link.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

 

Replay Day

Fox Sports Florida is replaying some of last year's Marlins games, one every Wednesday at noon until February 24. Today it's April 19 against the Nats, and a particularly good game for our newest arbitration candidate, Cody. (here's the full schedule)

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

 

It's Only You And Me And We Just Disagree

Cody and the Marlins will be facing the arbitrators next month. (sun-sentinel)

Monday, January 18, 2010

 

'Some' What?

Not 'Some' - 'Sun!',... as in the brand-spanking new name for the NFL-declared obsoletarium that the Dolphins, Hurricanes and Marlins play in. It's now Sun Life Stadium, named for a financial concern that hopefully has at least a bit more legitimacy than the one that named good ol' Enron Field in Texas.

MORE: Hey, they seem to have some money, and they're Canadian too. (Wikipedia)

Friday, January 15, 2010

 

Crashing Economy Helps Miami with Parking Garage

MiamiHerald

Thursday, January 14, 2010

 

A Couple of Fishy Notes

Samson goes on the radio, says nothing, still gets cursed out.

This year's auditions for both the Manatees and Mermaids will be held Sunday at the Seminole Hard Rock, to accommodate those individuals who will be trying out for both teams.

 

Marlins Spend Money on a Player!

The MLB Surveillance Team can now stare at $39 million for 4 years of Josh Johnson, $16 million and a year more than what the Marlins had previously offered. (MiamiHerald)(PalmBeachPost)(MLB)(FishStripes)

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

 

2nd-Place Marlins Ordered to Spend Like Reds, Brewers, Etc.

The Players' Union and Commissioners' office jointly tells the Marlins to spend more money on more expensive players or start paying fines. Samson squeaks that the Marlins have always abided by the Basic Agreement, but will now continue to follow the Basic Agreement. Tons of fun commentary ensues....FishStripes...sun-sentinel...Tyler Duffy...Jon Paul Morosi...Joe Capozzi...Fish Bytes...Marlin Maniac...Maury Brown...Bleacher Report...David Pinto...Brewers Bar...Imperfect Game...Marlins Hood...Prince of New York...Greg Cote...

Monday, January 11, 2010

 

So Much For The Rumor Mill

The Reds slip under the radar and surprisingly sign Aroldis Chapman. (BleacherReport)

Thursday, January 07, 2010

 

Far-Flung Fish

Dan Uggla won't be playing at LandShark Stadium next year...but none of the other Marlins will, either. (mlb)

It looks, though, like they will be playing at Hiram Bithorn Stadium, and some will even be going to Iraq. (Sun-sentinel)

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

 

The Hawk Has Landed

Andre Dawson becomes the first Marlins player to get into the Hall of Fame. Reactions fromFishStripes...marlins.com...Jeffrey...Andre...Marlins Hood...Joe Capozzi...Marlins Die-Hards...Dave Hyde...Marlin Maniac...Fish@Bat...Baseball Musings

Saturday, January 02, 2010

 

News and Stuff

Make that six teams wanting Aroldis Chapman.

The Sun-Sentnel's Dave Hyde picks the 2003 championship as the biggest South Florida sports story this past decade.

The Herald's George Richards thinks the new Marlins stadium could logically sustain a visit from the NHL Winter Classic.

Friday, January 01, 2010

 

A Bit of New Year News

Joe Frisaro declares J.J. may stay for two years, the front office will be active in January, the Phillies are the class of the division, and people need to get their history straight.

Miami's mayor finds two subcontractors who are filling the new stadium with outsiders.

Want to live to 100? This Marlins fan did.

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