Dombrowksi Years and the Fire Sale of ’97

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 21:  President CEO General Manager David Dombrowski talks to the press during the retirement announcement of manager Jim Leyland at Comerica Park on October 21, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

With the Marlins all but finished for the 2015 campaign, news around the league is that Dave Dombrowski, who was recently let go by the Detroit Tigers, is fielding offers from several teams to overhaul their systems. Marlins fans, yearning for the good old days when the franchise seemed to matter, may be hoping a reunion of Dombrowski and the Marlins. Dombrowski put in the … [Read more...]

Marlins Have Two Heavyweights On Horizon


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 … [Read more...]

Marlins Continue Seeking Value For Bullpen; Sign Henry Rodriguez


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 … [Read more...]

Giancarlo Stanton Signs; Marlins Avoid Arbitration


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 … [Read more...]

Marlins Dynasty: What Could Have Been?


As I go around town lately, everyone is donning Miami Heat paraphernalia. It's good to see endless speculation about your Heat, too - the praise is finally nice to see. History has been rewritten. Lebron James has transitioned from villain to good guy as the result of winning. And I can't help but wonder is this will happen for the Miami Marlins, too. Can Jeffrey Loria … [Read more...]