Sources: Tagg Romney and Tom Glavine working together to buy the #Marlins. https://t.co/y00UJDbU2C — Robert Murray (@RobertMurrayFRS) April 20, 2017 Well that's depressing. After two decades of Wayne Huizenga and Jeffrey Loria, the Marlins might end up with Glavine and a Romney or Derek Jeter and a Bush as their owners. Meanwhile, the Braves are... Continue Reading →
The good news: Justin is back in the line-up; his brother and Uggla are not. The bad news: Paul Maholm is set to undergo an MRI on his sore elbow. So we can expect Alex Wood to start a postseason game. The Braves are giving him a breather tomorrow, with Freddy Garcia getting the nod.... Continue Reading →
UPDATE: Good news on the injury front -- Reed Johnson has been activated off the DL and Jordan Walden is expected to be available on Thursday. And Jay Hey is on schedule to get some AB's in the Instructional League. No flip-flopping on the line-up tonight from Fredi, a la Florida's closeted former Republican governor... Continue Reading →
A sub-.200 hitter with two 4-hit games is probably unprecedented, but a big September from B.J. Upton wouldn't be. Last year he hit 12 homers in the season's final month. A repeat sure would bolster my confidence about this team's chances in the playoffs. Don't know the line-ups yet, but DOB sez Freddy Garcia has... Continue Reading →
Would it surprise you to learn that melon-smashing "comic" Gallagher hails from northern Florida? Didn't think so. (I conducted a memorable interview with Gallagher about 10 years ago. He is not a pleasant man.) All smiles on the Braves front as they attempt to tie their biggest winning streak since moving south. CD and I... Continue Reading →
No need to post the line-up -- it's the same one Fredi's run out there for the last two months. Someone tell him it's not working. Last night's win was nice but hardly inspiring, considering the Braves couldn't buy a hit off the likes of Kevin Slowey, Chad Qualls and Mike Dunn. Let's see if they... Continue Reading →
Naha Gomez reminded us of another July 4th game, 20 years ago, when the Braves beat the Marlins 4-3 on a balk-off that scored Deion Sanders. The Braves ended the day 7 games out of first. Let's hope that's not a omen. On the injury front, Jordan Schafer was placed on the DL today. Taking... Continue Reading →
Happy 74th to the legendary Braves usher, whose trivia questions between innings are sorely missed. (excerpted from a 2010 AJC article on Banks) Chatting recently with a family of five from Cincinnati, Banks suddenly noticed that the stadium clock read 7:14. He pondered this for maybe a millisecond before saying, “Babe Ruth hit 714 home... Continue Reading →
Just a reminder: Jeffrey Loria wouldn't be owning the Marlins if not for the Worst Commissioner in the History of Sports. In other words, as the Herald reported, 0.8 percent of all TV households in Miami-Dade County and Broward County were watching the Marlins get shutout by the Atlanta Braves. Nielsen, which handles television ratings,... Continue Reading →
I'd remind those few Marlins fans remaining to save some venom for Bud Selig, without whom Jeffrey Loria's ownership wouldn't have been possible. The Fish have nothing to play for this season except maybe avoiding the distinction as the worst team in baseball. The Astros will certainly give them a good fight.
There are only so many old Marlins to choose from, and by now we've run through virtually all of them. Instead we'll pick on Miami native Wilmer Valderrama, whose character Fez was the most annoying character on a very annoying show. The local nine appear poised to improve to 7-1, though they haven't been as... Continue Reading →
Andrelton is back in the line-up, hitting 8th. B.J. bats first while Evan Gattis gets the start at catcher.
Mets fans should be thrilled by the proposed R.A. Dickey to Toronto trade. New York will reportedly receive two former first round draft picks: catcher Travis d'Arnaud (.286 BA and .816 OPS in the minors) and pitcher Noah Snydergaard (13-8, 2.35 ERA, 1.085 WHIP) -- an impressive haul for a 38-year-old pitcher. New York also kept... Continue Reading →
UPDATE: It's official, reports Buster Olney. The Marlins have surrendered, for next year and beyond. They have reportedly shipped Josh Johnson, Mark Buehrle, Jose Reyes, Emilio Bonifacio, and John Buck to the Blue Jays for Yesco, infielder Adeiny Hechavarria, RHP Henderson Alvarez, LHP Justin Nicolino, OF Jake Marisnick, C Jeff Mathis, and RHP Anthony DeSclafani. Three... Continue Reading →