World famous soccer player, David Beckham, has chosen Miami as the destination of the newest MLS soccer franchise. With South Florida’s massive Hispanic population, Beckham believes that Miami could be a strong area for a soccer franchise to flourish.
Beckham is hoping to have a soccer only stadium built very soon, but in the mean time could even play their home games at Marlins Park, the home of our Miami Marlins.
The former England captain who retired earlier this year after stints with Manchester United, Real Madrid and the MLS club L.A. Galaxy, had been considering several locations and toured Miami this summer, meeting with city and county leaders.
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The Miami Marlins third round pick from a year ago, third baseman Colin Moran, will be the lone Miami Marlins representative in Saturday’s Fall Stars Game.
The Miami Marlins have made it a mission to acquire a power hitter to insert into their starting lineup. They made a hard run after Cuban first-baseman Jose Abreu, but had to bow out when the bidding exceeded a $60 million contract.
The bullpen for the Miami Marlins had a few good pieces but also a few question marks heading into 2013. After a disastrous 2012 (due in large part to continually sending out the corpse of Heath Bell) the Marlins were looking for a rebound performance from the pen.
Jose Fernandez may need to start expanding the shelf space in his home with all of the hardware he is winning this offseason. Fernandez was named the Baseball America 2013 Rookie of the Year. Baseball America selects just one rookie from both leagues for this award.
In 2013 the Marlins offense ranked last in WAR giving up -0.7, that is to say that the Marlins offense was so bad that an imaginary team of AAA level guys would have hit better than the Marlins did collectively.