Marlins avoided arbitration with both Jorge Cantu and Jeremy Hermida:
Cantu’s deal is for $3.5 million, and it comes after he made $600,000, including $100,000 in incentives, last year. Hermida’s deal is for $2.25 million with a chance to earn another $50,000 in incentives.
ESPN’s Buster Olney talks about the Marlins:
- Marlins officials are saying that management is committed to keeping all the players if front office wants to do that.
- Some players have high value right now — Mike Jacobs and Jeremy Hermida — and can be replaced by others in the organization (such as Gaby Sanchez) so they are likely to be traded for value.
- Therefore, there is no urgency to trade quality players like Scott Olsen or Dan Uggla, unless someone offers the Marlins a great deal.
- Ultimately, Olney thinks the Marlins will keep the core of the powerful infield together (good news for Jorge Cantu fans).
Yes, the media is exploding with rumors of Manny Ramirez being traded to the Marlins. Best source I can find is MLBTR which has been updating these rumors regularly.
Marlins GM Mike Hill had to cancel his appearance on tonight’s broadcast so let the speculation continue.
Update: Of course, Mike Berardino says NFW
Update 2: So the Red Sox want Jeremy Hermida, Ryan Tucker, and Mike Stanton (Jason Stark / ESPN). Two good prospects sounds expensive for a rental player.
Update 3: My take on Ken Rosenthal’s latest update that the Fish will not include Stanton: The Marlins are seriously talking about acquiring Manny Ramirez.
Update 4: Here is what was supposudly submmited to the Commisioner’s office for approval:
Marlins get Manny Ramirez, one prospect (BOS), and cash (likely Ramirez’s remaining salary)
Pirates get Jeremy Hermida and three prospects (two FLO, one BOS)
Red Sox get Jason Bay and John Grabow
Update 5: Nice dramatic feel in this writeup by the Palm Beach Post.
Heading to the bottom of the ninth, you know we were all thinking the same thing — once again Wes Helms is coming up, followed by Hanley Ramirez, down a run. Hmm…
Wes went first, and just like the night before, struck out. Then came Hanley, and just like the night before, he hit a monster shot to tie the game. Jeremy Hermida broke the script, but Josh Willingham ended the game with his second home run of the night in the bottom of the 10th.
It’s May 11, 2008 and the first place Florida Marlins have the best record in baseball at 23-14.
The Marlins won their 7th straight this time riding two Dan Uggla home runs (he really likes batting 6th) to overcome a poor outing by Scott Olsen. Jeremy Hermida also homered in the Marlins come-from-behind win.