David Samson Does Not Survive

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David Samson, as most have already found out, just didn't have staying power. Marlins players and fans tuned in to watch the return of CBS' Survivor only to see the polarizing Samson find an early exit. After only an hour into the two hour premier, the rest of team "Brains" had enough. Voted group leader, he ended up getting voted off four votes to two. Some Marlins players commented that … [Read more...]

Marlins Have Two Heavyweights On Horizon

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Recently Juan C. Rodriguez over at the Sun-Sentinel was thinking out loud about the implications of the Braves' re-signing Freddie Freeman to an 8 year deal worth $135M on the Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton. The basic conclusion is, the Marlins will have to pay. How much? About $128.5M for about the same amount of service time - and that would be if the Marlins signed Stanton now. If he has a … [Read more...]

Marlins Keep Adding to 2014 Roster

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Lots of low-risk, high-reward type of budget signings are pushing the Marlins forward this offseason. They were able to shore up their backstop position with Jarrod Saltalamacchia and fortify problem positions with Garret Jones and Rafael Furcal at 1st and 2nd, respectively. Instead of trying to find a longer-term solution for their 3rd base woes, they took a flyer on Casey McGehee who had a … [Read more...]

Ty Wigginton Gets Spring Training Invitation with Marlins

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To help bolster the competition for their bench, the Marlins brought in the much traveled Ty Wigginton - recently departing the St. Louis Cardinals who had signed him to a 2 year deal worth around $5M. Wigginton only appeared in 47 games and put up a .158/.238/.193 slash line as a Cardinal. Yet the 36 year old can offer some pop off the bench, hitting 169 home runs over his career since … [Read more...]

David Samson Slated to Survive on CBS

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If you were ever wondering why the Marlins' David Samson wasn't available to the media in July and August of last year, CBS has the answer.¬†Survivor 28 released its roster of potentials for the reality show and among them is the Marlins' very own team president, David Samson. Sigh. So how do you communicate to the fans, and your players, that you are focused on winning a championship here … [Read more...]

Signs of the Apocalypse: Marlins Getting Prime Time Opening Night Treatment on ESPN

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Get ready for prime time, Marlins fans. ESPN is going to show the Marlins opening night game against the Colorado Rockies on March 31st at 7pm on ESPN2. No, really, that's the truth. All Marlin fans know that there is a conspiracy by ESPN to never show a Marlins game, highlight, or logo ever on any of their stations. It's one of the reasons why Joe Girardi left for the Yankees. Why Fredi … [Read more...]

What’s Next for Giancarlo Stanton and the Marlins?

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If this was a marriage, they might be in therapy. Or preparing for a divorce settlement. No one is certain about which direction things are heading but it does seem that the more serious the Marlins are about winning, the more likely they will retain the services of Giancarlo Stanton. For now, it is a one year experiment. Both parties have a lot to prove to the other. The Marlins have to … [Read more...]

Marlins Continue Seeking Value For Bullpen; Sign Henry Rodriguez

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The Marlins seem to have some luck in making below-the-radar moves with their bullpen needs - and they may have another in the making. The Marlins signed Henry Rodriguez to a minor league deal and are looking to see if the reliever with a live fastball can harness some accuracy to become a serviceable bullpen option again. For his career, Rodriguez has 150 Ks in 148IP - and 102 BBs. He's … [Read more...]

Giancarlo Stanton Signs; Marlins Avoid Arbitration

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The Friday 1pm arbitration deadline came and went and for the second year in a row, the Marlins avoiding a hearing with any of their players. It was the first time since 2005-2006. One of the focal points was Giancarlo Stanton's status - he ended up netting a one year, $6.5M deal; up from his $537K from last season. Stanton's numbers were not good enough to really challenge Miguel Cabrera's … [Read more...]

Marlins Add Benson to their Offseason Haul

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Looks like the Marlins are adding another AAAA talent to their organization in the trend of another low-risk, high-reward situation. The Marlins grabbed Joe Benson, formerly of the Rangers and Twins organizations, who was regarded as a 5 tool player and among the best prospects in baseball when he was a member of the Twins. Benson, who turns 26 in March, was originally drafted in the 2nd round … [Read more...]