The Miami Marlins and Giancarlo Stanton made their mega 13-year, $325 million contract official on Wednesday with an afternoon news conference that featured former and current Marlins players and a crapload of fanfare. It's obvious the Marlins are pushing a "new era" kind of situation here, and by ... More >>
Giancarlo Stanton has reportedly signed a massive 13-year, $325 million contract to stay with the Miami Marlins. It's not only one of the most unexpected things the Marlins have ever done; it's also the richest contract in pro sports history -- a record previously held by Alex Rodriguez, who signed ... More >>
Last month, Miami Marlins uber-slugger Giancarlo Stanton made it very clear that he was still unhappy about the way the team handles their business when it comes to building winners. Yet now, in news that can only be taken with a couple of barrels of salt -- given the team's history for being tight ... More >>
Fort Lauderdale can be a bit of an enigma these days. It's got a lot of canals, was once the spring-break capital of the world, and is often lost in the ubiquitous sexy glow of Miami Beach. So, is it a party town? A family town? Do people even go there anymore? What's up with the nightlife? Al ... More >>
This exact time last year, the Miami Marlins found themselves in last place (49-81) in the NL East, having been outscored by 110 runs, which was the second worst run differential in the sport. This year? The Fish already have 65 wins, they've only been outscored by 22 runs on the year and the go ... More >>
For the last four years it hasn't even been an argument. LeBron James (sigh) was the best athlete in South Florida. But now that the dirty liar/coward he's gone, things get interesting (read: less good) again. For example, this potential conversation could happen at any South Florida bar tonight. D ... More >>
The Miami Marlins ended what was an otherwise historically horrendous season in the craziest, most improbable way imaginable: with a walk-off no hitter. Pitcher Henderson Alvarez threw his first career no-hitter. But, because these are the Marlins, it couldn't be just your run-of-the-mill no-hitte ... More >>
Miami Marlins hitting coach Tino Martinez has resigned from the team amid allegations of physical and verbal abuse with players. The Miami Herald reports on an incident between Martinez and rookie second baseman Derek Dietrich during a batting session earlier in the season, where Martinez allegedly ... More >>
PhotobucketFormer Marlins manager, now as a NYYFor a third-hand manager, Joe Girardi's doing pretty well for himself. In 2006, the Marlins fired the feisty Girardi after he got a verbal altercation with team owner Jeffrey Loria. Then Girardi's longtime team, the Chicago Cubs had a chance to ... More >>
The Dania Beach official knows how to get even.
Not Arison -- Or Is It? Dave Hyde's column about Mickey Arison is on the Internet. The only problem: It's accompanied by a photograph of Jeffrey Loria (thanks to NT colleague Candice Gulley for the heads-up). But hey, who cares? They both own sports teams and sort of look alike. In fact, they migh ... More >>
Okay, I've made the phone calls and done the research. Yes, I've reported the Miami Herald's hiring of public relations guru Bruce Rubin, who helped the newspaper form its "media strategy" after the Jim DeFede firing. So brace yourself; you're getting 100-proof, straight-to-the-gut, first-rate-newsp ... More >>
Don't blame McKeon for the Marlins downfall? Who are you kidding?
Did Marlins skipper Jack McKeon ever tell you about the time... ?
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