Jose Reyes of the Toronto Blue Jays
RT @Deadspin: The Marlins’ megadeal isn’t completely terrible. Sadly for Miami, Jeffrey Loria is.
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.
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.
RT @AKuperstein: Here’s the letter to Bud Selig from Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado urging MLB to review Marlins trade.
Giancarlo Stanton (@Giancarlo818) received two MVP votes, a 7th and and 8th.
RT @J_Nicolino22: Unreal ballpark! http://t.co/aJKItwOQ
Just watch Selig force the Marlins to change the deal and keep John Buck (and the $8MM Marlins threw in the deal).
RT @Deadspin: Giancarlo Stanton is a master of mashing taters and wordplay
I wonder, where would we be today if Heath Bell didn’t crap all over the first half of the 2012 season?
Samson’s message (as expected): Team wasn’t winning and hasn’t been winning in years. Time for a change.
Loria: “We have to get better. We can’t finish in last place. We finished in last place. That’s unacceptable. We have to take a new course.”