As the dust settles from last night’s mega-trade that saw the Rangers and the Tigers swap all-star players, everyone is left to wonder what is next for those two teams. As a Marlins fan, we know all too well what those feelings are like. Just last year we experienced another blockbuster trade that left Miami fans reeling and anger was flowing freely.
I haven’t heard much anger stemming from that trade in recent months, particularly during Henderson Alvarez‘s no-hitter on the last day of the season. The Marlins have a young, promising core that many fans seem to recognize and there is hope for the future.
That doesn’t mean that there doesn’t remain some vitriol for Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria. The Marlins fan’s still feel like he lied to them, and when trust is broken, it is difficult to regain, just ask anyone who has been in a relationship where there have been trust issues.
Here is the thing, whether we realize it or not, we have a relationship with our favorite team. We cheer for them, watch them closely, get angry when they do something dumb and celebrate when they achieve milestones. When we see someone attacking our team, we get protective, even if that person is the owner of that very team.
Surely many fans of Detroit and Texas have mixed emotions this morning, and only time will truly tell who got the better end of the trade, but one thing is certain, the fans will be there every step of the way.
Marlins rumors: Miami interested in Cardinals’ David Freese | Fish Stripes
As briefly reported by MLB.com beat writer Joe Frisaro, the Miami Marlins are apparently pondering if former World Series hero and Cardinals third baseman David Freese would be a viable option for 2014. After an unbelievable 2011 World Series run in which he lead the Cardinals to championship glory with a superb .397/.465/.794 line, Freese was kicked to the side two seasons later as prospect Kolten Wong took his spot inside the Cardinals lineup.
The Miami Marlins are giving back to the South Florida community this holiday season. Fans and media are invited to keep up with Billy The Marlin and his player friends to celebrate the holidays.
The Miami Marlins have serious, long-term needs at multiple positions, including the middle infield positions and catcher. The catcher situation, according to our report, is in the most dire strait, as Miami has questionable future options in the minors and have Jeff Mathis at the top of the Major League depth chart. As a result, the Fish are definitely interested in acquiring a long-term solution at catcher.
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All of baseball is buzzing tonight with the blockbuster trade between the Texas Rangers and Detroit Tigers. By now you have heard, unless you live under a rock, that the Rangers have traded Ian Kinsler to the Detroit Tigers for Prince Fielder and about 30 million dollars in cash.
Welcome back to the Greatest Moments in Marlins History. Today for moment 131 I’m taking you back to July 13, 1993 at Camden Yard for the 1993 All-Star game. Taking moment 131 is Bryan Harvey’s pitching performance at the All-Star game. Bryan Harvey and Gary Sheffield (we’ll get into his performance another time) became the first two Marlins ever selected for an All-Star game; and if that wasn’t honor enough Bryan got to pitch in the 8th inning.
As always, here’s to 2014!