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… Continue reading Ballparks around the world: Marlins Park
It is a bit silent regarding baseball news, so I thought it was time to post an item about the top ten of MLB logos that I like. I start with number ten and count down to nr. one. 10. Toronto Blue Jays The current Toronto Blue Jays logo is clearly a spin off of… Continue reading My top ten of MLB logos
Owner of the Miami Marlins, Jeffrey Loria, has put the club into the shopping window. Forbes announced the news on Thursday, noting that Loria has quite a steep asking price: $1,7 billion. The Marlins will host its very first All Star Game next summer and according to Loria this will put the club into the spotlights.… Continue reading Marlins up for sale
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… Continue reading Kenley Jansen returns to Dodgers
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… Continue reading Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp?
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… Continue reading D-Backs leave Mobile and look for greener pastures in Jackson
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… Continue reading Finally the Marlins make a move that makes sense