In Case You Wondered: The Marlins Proposed the Trade

We’ve all wondered how the trade happens and in this Detroit-loving article by Jason Stark, we discover that after the Tigers rejected the Marlins’ Cabrera for Miller and Maybin offer, the Marlins came back with the 8 player lineup (meaning: included Dontrelle) and Detroit said yes. Also, the Marlins wanted Mike Rabelo because bench coach … Continue reading In Case You Wondered: The Marlins Proposed the Trade

Tigers Acquire Cabrera and Willis

Wow, the blockbuster deal just happened. MLB.com is reporting (and Peter Gammons is confirming) that the Detroit Tigers have acquired Miguel Cabrera and Dontrelle Willis. In return, the Marlins will get outfielder Cameron Maybin, left-handed pitcher Andrew Miller, catcher Mike Rabelo, right-handed pitcher Eulogio delaCruz, right-handed pitcher Dallas Trahern and right-handed pitcher Burke Badenhop. It’s … Continue reading Tigers Acquire Cabrera and Willis

The Marlins are Everywhere

The baseball season just ended and already the Marlins are making news across the league: Congratulations to Mike Lowell, Josh Beckett, Julian Tavarez, Dave Magadan, and Gary Tuck for winning the World Series with the Boston Red Sox. Extra credit to Mike for being named the World Series MVP (although we all know that had … Continue reading The Marlins are Everywhere

Considering that Pesky Home Record

Fine win today for the Florida Marlins against the Washington Nationals — great pitching and timely home runs will do the trick. When we look at the Marlins today and consider all the bad things that have happened (injuries to pitching staff, strikeouts, errors, all those games Jorge Julio blew) the one stat that stands … Continue reading Considering that Pesky Home Record

Smiley Withdraws Bid Clearing Way for Henry Purchase

In what appears to be the first step in John Henry’s purchase of the Florida Marlins, Don Smiley withdrew his bid to buy the team. Smiley‘s 14-month attempt to purchase the team was unable to gather enough money. This clears way for John Henry to complete his deal. In more exciting news, GM Dave Dombrowski … Continue reading Smiley Withdraws Bid Clearing Way for Henry Purchase

John Henry On Verge of Buying Marlins

News out of Wayne Huizenga and John Henry‘s representatives indicate that Henry is on the verge of purchasing the Florida Marlins. Henry has already promised to build a new stadium from his own funds. He also suggested that any public fund would be welcome and allow him to direct more of his money to the … Continue reading John Henry On Verge of Buying Marlins

Needing Catchers, Marlins Acquire Ramon Castro

Marlins trade the struggling Jay Powell and a minor leaguer Scott Makarewicz to the Houston Astros for minor league catcher Ramon Castro, the Astros’ top pick in the 1994 entry draft. The Marlins organization lacked any catching prospect forcing the acquisition. GM Dave Dombrowski considers Castro to be very close to the Major League level. … Continue reading Needing Catchers, Marlins Acquire Ramon Castro