Jacque Jones Coming to Miami?

According to FloridaMarlins.com, the ball club and representatives for Jacque Jones are deep into negotiations to bring the outfielder to Florida. (Good call, Nolesmarlins) The Marlins do lack a leadoff hitter. Well, a conventional leadoff hitter as they are obsessed with turning Hanley Ramirez into a run producer, hitting him 3rd (that is a debate for another time). They … [Read more...]

Hanley Ramirez Inks New Deal at OB Site

The future home of the Miami Marlins. Yes, the Miami Marlins. And Hanley Ramirez will be there to christen the new diggs. Ramirez and the Marlins had a press conference at the Orange Bowl site, now being overhauled for the new Marlins stadium that will open in 2011. But as the wrecking balls fly and demolitions tear down a part of Miami history, some new history is being … [Read more...]

Hanley Ramirez To Get Long Term Deal

Looks like things are going in the right direction for the Florida Marlins.First they line up a new stadium, which is being designed and in the pre-construction phase at the old Orange Bowl site. Then, with their meager $21M payroll, they are starting to win games and are in sole command of 1st place in the NL East.And now, they are looking to wrap up their rising star, Hanley … [Read more...]

In my opinion: Put down the talking Chihuahua

This was originally written by M. Festa, aka Moneyball: No one threatens the future of the Florida Marlins more than this man. No, I’m not talking about the state Legislature, Manny Diaz, Wayne Huizenga, or even team owner Jeffrey Loria. I am referring to the talking chihuahua named David Samson, who just so happens to be team president. The loudest and most obnoxious (Don’t … [Read more...]

Cabrera Wins Arbitration Case

Miguel Cabrera and the Marlins went to court to settle the arbitration case over what amount Cabrera would be paid for the 2007 season. Would it be $6.7M, the figure the Marlins were pushing for or would it be for $7.4M, the amount Cabrera's representatives felt was fair?The hearing settled on the latter, and the Marlins are out an extra 700K for another years service from … [Read more...]