Marlins Making The Right Moves with Coaching Staff

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The Marlins recently announced the hiring of former Marlin Mike Redmond as their new manager. The fanfare was palpable, and the writing around the move was described generally as a pretty good move with a pin-ache of character. References were made to Redmond's now infamous naked bout with batting practice that helped cure a team that would eventually propel itself to the 2003 … [Read more...]

Miguel Cabrera Wins Player Choice Award, Indicates Wrong Direction for Marlins

Award season is starting for MLB and it's going to be a long one for Fish fans. Miguel Cabrera, fresh off his Triple Crown season and World Series appearance, now is a constant reminder of the wrong direction the Marlins have taken since 2003. Sure, Miguel Cabrera was putting on weight and there were some maturity issues back when Miggy was looking for his first big … [Read more...]

Hanley Ramirez and His Legacy of Ego?

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When Hanley Ramirez eventually returns to Miami in Dodger Blue, what kind of recognition will he get from the crowd? Apparently, those left behind to pick up the pieces of a franchise being characterized as a "disappointment", a "failure", or having a "fire sale" have nothing to say, except relief. If Greg Cote's article is right, Ozzie Guillen bluntly calls out Hanley … [Read more...]

Jeffrey Loria: Blaming Owner Only Gets You So Far

Last I checked, Jeffrey Loria can't turn a double play much less hit a ball out of the infield. The guy could probably not even make it around the bases at half stride without a chauffeur. So, what is with all the noise about him? Sure, he is the owner of the Marlins franchise. Yes he is a cheapskate that is using his sports franchise as an investment tool and not as a hobby … [Read more...]