Like it or not, but Loria has the last laugh

He may end up in the history books as one of the worst owners in Major League Baseball: Jeffrey Loria, soon, former owner of the Miami Marlins. An owner that hijacked and blackmailed a city into paying 80% of the costs of a ballpark. A former owner who hijacked a Canadian team and was responsible …

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New Rays ballpark may hit another snag

The Tampa Bay Rays are still looking for a new ballpark. In the past year, the team has been looking for a suitable location in the St. Petersburg area. Now it seems that the funding of an eventual ballpark has hit another bump. The Rays have been exploring locations in the Pinellas and Hillsborough counties …

Ballparks around the world: Marlins Park

With the World Baseball Classic nearing, it is time to show another ballpark to you that will host a WBC group. This time Marlins Park in Miami, home of the Miami Marlins. This state of the art ballpark will host group C with Colombia, Dominican Republic, Canada and the United States of America. It will …

Kenley Jansen returns to Dodgers

After opting for free agency, Curacaoan star closer Kenley Jansen has signed a 5-year deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers. The deal is reportedly worth $80MM. During the season, Jansen did not want to talk about a contract extension but as the end of the season neared, the Dodgers didn't hide their intentions to go …

Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp?

Today, out of the blue, the Jacksonville Suns, AA team of the Miami Marlins, announced that it will adopt a new identity. This really comes as a surprise as the team did not organize a name the team contest. The new name? Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp.... Aside from the 1985-1990 seasons, when the team was called …

D-Backs leave Mobile and look for greener pastures in Jackson

The Arizona Diamondbacks have announced that they have left the Mobile BayBears to look for new AA partner in the Southern League. During the last decade, the team was linked to the Mobile BayBears, but after ten years the club has decided to sign a player development contract with the Jackson Generals, who were the AA affiliate …

Finally the Marlins make a move that makes sense

In a move made by the often puzzled Marlins front office, Barry Bonds was signed to become their new hitting coach. I write "often puzzled" because the Marins often make moves that are questionable to put it mildly. The appointment of GM Dan Jennings as the club's manager was one of them. But this move …

Mattingly and Marlins destined for failure?

Yesterday the Miami Marlins confirmed that they struck a four year deal with former Yankee great and Dodgers' manager Don Mattingly. In a quick move, the Marlins approached the former first baseman after he was fired by the Dodgers. Oh yeah, the Dodgers said that both sides agreed that further continuation would not work: “The Los …

Overhaul expected in Marlins’ organization and Mattingly’s future with the Dodgers

Don Mattingly's future with the Dodgers is unclear. It may all depend on how the team with the biggest pay roll is finishing this season. Mattingly is generally know for making bad managerial decisions or just not seeing certain situations. Spicy detail is that the Dodgers hired former manager Ron Roenicke, who was fired by …

Here we go again: Yankees reportedly interested in Jose Reyes

Several baseball websites state that the Yankees have shown interest for shortstop Jose Reyes, who was recently acquired by the Rockies in the Troy Tulowitzky trade. The other day it was announced that Reyes cleared waivers, so he can be traded to any team. And when news like that is vented, any newspaper and new …

Are Tanaka’s two consecutive bad outings an omen of another stint on the DL?

Yesterday Masahiro Tanaka lasted five innings in which he gave up six runs on seven hits. Thanks to some pretty good run support he didn't take the loss but got a no-decision. The previous outing vs the Tigers wasn't much better. He allowed five runs on ten hits in five innings of work. In the …

Marlins and Jennings are the laughtingstock of MLB

Two weeks ago, fraud Jeffrey Loria decided to fire manager Jim Redmond and to replace him with GM Dan Jennings, even though the latter had no experience as a professional manager and never played a regular season professional game. Now two weeks further, can we say that this move will backfire on the Marlins? When …

Now Loria has really lost it

Jeffry Loria, owner of the Miami Marlins has fired his manager Jim Redmond after disappointing results. It happens all the time in sports when a team underperforms; the manager is fired. It is the easiest thing to do. Why would the brass of a club look to itself? Why facing the fact the you mismanage …

Mike Redmond’s job may be in doubt, after Loria’s genius remarks

Before the Marlins' game in Citizens Bank Park, Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria visited the office if Mike Redmond on Tuesday. Afterwards he expressed his feelings to reporters: "We've got to win games. Period." What a brilliant mind this man has.... We've got to win games..... Duh!!! Isn't that the goal of every team? But who …

Yankees and Dutchies in the Major League, Monday April 13

Once again the Yankees trailed most of the game but a four run seventh inning (thanks to a grand slam homerun hit by Stephen Drew), saved the game for them as they beat the Orioles 6-5. Didi Gregorius left three runners on base as he went 0 for 4 with a strikeout. Despite striking out …