The Florida Marlins are bringing back Wes Helms with a 2-year deal: Helms reaffirmed his desire to stay with the team on Friday when he agreed to terms on a two-year, $1.9 million contract. The 32-year-old, who batted .243 with five home runs and 31 RBIs in 132 games this past year, will make $950,000 … Continue reading Veteran Leadership: Marlins Re-Sign Wes Helms
Here is what Deadspin’s Purple Prose has to say about the Fish. For the record, here are some of the nicknames in the write up: The Marlins: Miami entrant in the Senior Circuit, Spearfish, Swinging Swimmers, Briny Ballers, Santiago’s Sluggers, Pelagics Marlins Fans: Ye Fans of the Fishes Marlins Bullpen: Sunshine State Pen Men Wayne … Continue reading A Poetic Look at the Miami entrant in the Senior Circuit
Today is the best day of they year. America’s pastime and our obsession begins. Today we’re all undefeated and in first place (except for the Red Sox and A’s, but we won’t get into that). Even though all the analysts have decided how we will do (hint: last in the NL East), today we look … Continue reading Poetic On Opening Day
We noticed a few interesting quotes in recent articles about the Marlins: We are kindly reminded by The NY Daily News that Jeff Loria really really really hates Joe Girardi: Said Loria Saturday in Marlins camp: “With the exception of last year, when we had the chain of injuries primarily hung over from the year … Continue reading What We Noticed in Recent Articles
As we expected, Josh Johnson will undergo reconstructive surgery (AKA Tommy John) and will be out at least 12 months. The Marlins will probably play it safe and hold him back until the 2009 season. If all goes well, both JJ and Anibal Sanchez will be healthy by then (as for us fans, we’ll have … Continue reading It’s Official — JJ Out Until 2009
A recent Sports Illustrated survey of 464 Major League Baseball players named Florida Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria as the second worst owner in baseball after Royal’s owner David Glass and along side the owners of the Devil Rays and Orioles. I suspect this has more to do with reputation than anything else.