The Marlins continued their long history of selling away star players to meet their bottom line. In a blockbuster deal that was swirling around yesterday, Miami traded away a fifth of their 25-man roster from last Opening Day. The Blue Jays were the lucky recipients of the fire sale in Miami and it now looks like Toronto will be fighting for a spot at the top of the American League.
Jose Reyes, Josh Johnson, and Mark Buehrle are the centerpieces of the trade. Miami did well to get
The biggest news from the Twins universe in the last 24 hours was the hiring of former Twins catcher Mike Redmond as the new Miami Marlins manager. He spent the last two years managing Toronto's Class A Dunedin squad so he will be making quite the jump to the big leagues. He was 40 games over the .500 mark over the last two seasons and he won Midwest Manager of the Year in 2011.
There had been talk of Redmond's potential to be a manager all the way
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With a new stadium, a new star in Jose Reyes and new life in South Florida last off-season (not to mention a new “location” as the “Miami” Marlins) the Marlins wanted to make a big splash in selecting a new manager. The splash they made in hiring Ozzie Guillen was akin to Refrigerator Perry doing a cannoball from a ten meter platform.
I’ll give you a moment to process that image.
Guillen seemed to be the perfect man
From: Michael Fakename
To: Marlins Home Run Feature Design Team.
I. Love. It.
When I said I wanted something that looked like Rainbow Brite puked on a snowglobe, I was just a boy with a dream. You and your design team made this boy's dreams come true!
Can I make one small request? Could you add just ONE MORE Marlin to the display?
I'm envisioning a marlin that comes out of the top of the display, but real slowly. I mean, REALLY slowly. Almost