RT @Deadspin: The Marlins’ megadeal isn’t completely terrible. Sadly for Miami, Jeffrey Loria is.

RT @Deadspin: The Marlins’ megadeal isn’t completely terrible. Sadly for Miami, Jeffrey Loria is.

Key paragaph:

It’s not a terrible trade for Miami. It’s really not. Their expensive team was poorly constructed, and they chose to blow it up all at once rather than handicap a rebuild with long-term contract. Alvarez or Marisnick may end up being the best player in the deal. They have the money to sign free agents—on their terms, not “we need to get some big names to open a new stadium” terms.

Marlins Bring Back Juan Pierre

The Marlins have signed Juan Pierre to a 1-year $1.6 million deal. Pierre, one of the main catalysts for the Marlins 2003 championship team, will likely play LF for the Marlins and provide speed at the top of the lineup. JP will turn 36 in August but is coming off a nice season with the Phillies where he batted 307 and stole 37 bases.