“Florida” Marlins No More?
At first it seemed innocent: the Marlins finally have their hands on www.marlins.com. Seems logical for them to own it (although I’m sure it came at a price). But then you realize that something is missing — Florida. Perhaps on the day that the Braman…
Judge Ends Braman Case
The Judge has ruled against all counts in Braman lawsuit. He is likely to appeal. More details to follow. Update: Story here. Auto dealer Norman Braman has lost all counts of his lawsuit challenging public funding for a new Florida Marlins stadium. Miami-Dade Circuit Judge…
Gregg Sent to the Cubs
The Marlins have traded Kevin Gregg to the Cubs for 21-year old AA pitcher Jose Ceda. Despite having a decent season (7-8 with 29 saves and a 3.41 ERA), Gregg will be remembered for blowing several critical saves in August and September.
Henry Owens Suspended 50 Games
For using a “performance enhancing substance”. Really. You may have forgotten Henry Owens who was the other stud pitcher came to the Marlins in that awesome Vargas trade. While recovering from season ending shoulder surgery, it seems that he failed a drug test. We may…
Insight Into the Olsen/Hammer Deal
Mike Berardino of the Sun-Sentinel provides some thoughts and insights on the Olsen/Hammer deal: About that payroll dump so far: the Fish have removed roughly $7 million from their books for 2009. On what we got in return: In return, they have brought in a…
Sources Claim Olsen and Willingham are Headed to DC
Peter Gammons and Ken Rosenthal are reporting that the Marlins have sent Scott Olsen and Josh Willingham to the Washington Nationals for second baseman Emilio Bonifacio, right-hander P.J. Dean and outfielder Jake Smolinski.
Where Are They Now: Mitre to the Yankes; J. Miller a Giant
Sergio Mitre has signed with the New York Yankees. If he can get back in form, it will be a nice pickup for the Yanks. Also moving is Justin Miller, who has joined the San Francisco Giants as a non-roster Spring Training invitee.