Mark Buehrle moves on from his one season with the Miami Marlins – ESPN

Asked Friday if he'd seen or heard the words of Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria, who spent three days attempting to explain his team's offseason to what's left of its fan base, Buehrle quickly shook his head. "I saw some of it and pretty much didn't pay attention to it," the 33-year-old left-hander told ESPN.com, "because I know what I was told and I saw what he was saying, and they weren't … [Read more...]

Not Safe At Home: An Analysis of the Marlins Trade With the Blue Jays

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Some want to claim that this is the end of the line for the Marlins. That this deal will destroy their franchise and kill baseball in Miami once and for all. Others, a little more apologetically, urge caution and say that this deal does make baseball sense - if anyone is willing to listen to reason. Somewhere in the middle is the truth. Yes, the Marlins broke free of their three year watch … [Read more...]

Confused? Marlins Deal With Blue Jays Makes Sense When Put In the Right Perspective

So how do you repair a team fresh off a 93 loss season? You gut its roster and start over, right? Normally, this is the kind of thing that you would expect from a professional franchise. Your team loses 93 games, is near the bottom in most major offensive categories (29th in runs scored, 24th in batting average, 26th in on-base percentage, 24th in slugging percentage), and you expect change. … [Read more...]

Indefensible: Marlins Trade 5 Starters to Blue Jays

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Another Marlins' offseason, another salary dumping fire sale. The rhetoric will be that the team needs to save money, it's revenue and attendance figures didn't match their anticipated projections. The team, which spent $191M last offseason, vastly underperformed, too. Ozzie Guillen, the manager who the Marlins greatly anticipated, didn't deliver wins but instead problems and he was … [Read more...]

The Toronto Blue Jays and Miami Marlins consummated one of the largest trades in baseball history Tuesday, in what amounted to an epic backpedal from the Marlins’ aggressive spending less than one year ago. – MLB News | FOX Sports on MSN

The Blue Jays are set to acquire starters Josh Johnson and Mark Buehrle, shortstop Jose Reyes, infielder/outfielder Emilio Bonifacio and catcher John Buck from the Marlins, sources told FOXSports.com. The Marlins will receive a package that includes shortstops Yunel Escobar and Adeiny Hechavarria, major-league starter Henderson Alvarez, minor-league starter Justin Nicolino and center fielder … [Read more...]

Marlins expect turnover as General Managers Meetings begin | MLB.com: News

On a team with plenty of holes to fill, the Marlins' strength right now is their rotation. Josh Johnson, Mark Buehrle and Ricky Nolasco are veterans with track records. On the back end, Jacob Turner and Nathan Eovaldi each showed promise during the second half. "Pitching is the fastest way, the most sustainable way and proven way to win," Beinfest said. "I think we have some guys who can do … [Read more...]

Buehrle’s complete game saves the Marlins bullpen

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Mark Buehrle threw a complete-game five-hitter and pinch hitter Greg Dobbs drove in the go-ahead run to lift the Miami Marlins to their season-high fifth straight victory with a 4-1 win over the San Diego Padres on Saturday night. With a bullpen depleted due to overuse recently and closer Heath Bell getting demoted, Miami manager Ozzie Guillen was counting on Buehrle to pitch deep in the game, … [Read more...]

Becoming the Big Fish and Rebranding From the Minnow

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Paradigms can shift quickly, suddenly. At least, so it seems to those who failed to recognize the shifting sands in the first place. If you were watching the Winter Meetings coverage on ESPN these recent weeks, you may have been led to believe that there was a new franchise, an expansion franchise that just popped up on the scene eager to buy its way into the upper echelons of big league … [Read more...]

Mark Buehrle Reeled in for Four Years with Fish

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Maybe it was a bit of Ozzie Guillen's personality winning out, or maybe it was just the Marlins coming to their senses. Or maybe, it was all apart of the game plan all along. The Marlins announced they have signed Mark Buehrle to a 4 year, $58M contract locking up the ex-White Sock, who was managed by Ozzie Guillen, to head up their starting rotation. The 32 year old will bring his fast work to … [Read more...]