Miami has always been a football town. The Dolphins and Canes owned the city of Miami and all of it’s loyalties for a long time. When there were two or three sporting events going on simultaneously, the football teams would always receive the priority.
Two superstar players changed all of that. Dwyane Wade put the Miami Heat on the map when he led the franchise to their first championship in history, but Lebron James made the city of Miami a basketball town. Lebron signed on with the Heat on July 8th, 2010 and three years ago yesterday, Lebron made his infamous “not 1, not 2, not 3….” speech that riled up millions of basketball fans around the world.
While the Marlins are already guilty of trading a player at the caliber of Wade and James in Miguel Cabrera, they have a rare chance to lock up two franchise changing players right now: Giancarlo Stanton and Jose Fernandez. These two need to be the focal point of the next winning Marlins team, and this team can to win over the city of Miami.
That or Jeffery Loria being thrown out of the city by an angy mob fans.
MLB trade rumors: Chad Qualls trade profile | Fishstripes
The Miami Marlins have relievers for sale, and veteran Chad Qualls is one of those players almost sure to go. What would the Marlins get in return?
Brantly’s work pays off with first home run | Marlins News
It took 52 games and 175 at-bats for Rob Brantly to connect on his first home run of the season. But as much of a relief as it was to circle the bases, the Marlins’ rookie catcher was equally satisfied to once again feel comfortable in his approach.
Stanton great in Marlins win — can he stay good? | Sun-Sentinel
Steve Martin, the comic, says his breakthrough lesson is how greatness is overrated. It’s especially true, he thinks, in stand-up comedy. Every entertainer has a night when the jokes, delivery and audience align into a singularly great performance.
Adeiny Hechavarria’s hit streak reaches 10 games | Miami Herald
The Marlins were content for shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria to have his glove do most of his talking. But they also felt the 24-year-old could swing the bat a bit, and now he’s finally proving it.
Deep in the Numbers: Miami Marlins prospect Christian Yelich | Minor League Ball
The former first round pick of the Marlins has not had an easy go of things in the first half of the 2013 season. He began the season on the disabled list with plantar fasciitis and missed the first two weeks of the year before beginning his season at Double-A Jacksonville. In early June Yelich then suffered an abdominal strain while diving for a ball and missed another three weeks before returning, though his return so far has been rehab in the Gulf Coast League and currently the Florida State League.
Here at Marlin Maniac:
The deadline to sign draft picks from the 2013 Amateur Draft is just two days away and the Miami Marlins have yet to secure a contract with their first round pick, Colin Moran. The team has offered Moran the recommended slot value ($3.52 million) and are awaiting a decision from Moran.
Remember Zack Cox? He’s the former first round draft pick the Marlins got from the Cardinals last season in the Edward Mujica deal. At the time it looked like a big win for the Marlins – Cox was struggling, but it was only half a season, and they needed a third baseman. All they had to give up was a middle reliever.
The Miami Marlins entered Wednesday’s game against the Atlanta Braves on a five game losing streak. The positive vibes from a winning month in June were starting to fade and the team needed someone to step up and deliver.
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