When Miami circled the Boston Red Sox on the preseason calendar, they knew that attendance would not be a problem. Boston fans always travel well and support their team, and the Marlins knew that they could charge more than usual for spring training seats. One thing they were not counting on was Boston deciding to bring a team of minor leaguers to take on the Fish. According to Juan C. Rodriguez of the Sun Sentinel this did not sit well with Miami’s front office.
The Marlins had no comment, but a source said team executives were “outraged” and planned to contact the league office. A league spokesperson said the matter would be reviewed.
This is interesting to me on a couple of different levels. The first is why would the Marlins care? It was a sellout, the people bought the tickets anyway. They didn’t have to give the money back. I find it hard to believe that the Marlins front office cares that a substandard product would be presented on the field. That would be awfully hypocritical of them after pushing the reset button and acquiring a host of minor league players and then placing them on the field themselves less than 2 years ago.
Offseason In Review: Miami Marlins | MLB Trade Rumors
The Marlins’ offseason began with a long-awaited shakeup that saw president of baseball operations Larry Beinfest dismissed, with assistant GM Dan Jennings being promoted to general manager and general manager Michael Hill assuming Beinfest’s old role.
After spending the last five years managing the Diamondbacks’ Triple A team in Reno, Nev., the new direction for Butler this spring is serving as the Marlins’ outfield, bunting and base running coach.
Miami Marlins‘ hitting fails against Boston Red Sox’s minor leaguers | Palm Beach Post
The Marlins and Boston Red Sox did their best to speed along Thursday’s game to beat the rain, playing to a scoreless tie in which they combined for nine hits, all but two of them singles.
2014 Marlins Season Preview: Giancarlo Stanton | Fish Stripes
Giancarlo Stanton may be on his final tour as a Miami Marlin, but if the team is to find any success now and in future seasons, it is going to need an elite campaign from the 24-year-old slugger.
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Greatest Moments in Marlins History: #25 The Fall Classic | Andy Salgado
Welcome back to the Greatest Moments in Marlins History. We are finally in the top 25 moments in Marlins history. We have talked about a lot of firsts on this list. First hits, first strike outs, first wins, first Gold Gloves, and so forth, but this first may just have put Miami on the baseball map. Today for moment 25 we bring you October 18, 1997, the Marlins first ever World Series game.
Marlins vs. Red Sox Preview: 3/6/14 | Chris Logel
The Miami Marlins take on the Boston Red Sox in spring training action today at 1:05pm EST. The defending champs have struggled out of the gate this offseason, currently posting a 1-5 record, while the Marlins have worked their way to a 5-2 mark. Although it should be noted spring training records rarely indicate regular season success, this Marlins team has done a good job finding ways to win and increasing their confidence. A win today against the Boston Red Sox would only further those feelings.
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