This was an interesting week for the Miami Marlins and there have been various reports that are important to look at. The Hall of Fame vote is on the way and two former Miami Marlins players are on the ballot. We also learned that The Fish were actually in on José Abreu, before he signed with the Houston Astros. Those were just some of the news that came out this week. Let’s take a look at some more interesting news that came out this week…
This was a busy week in Miami Marlins news.
MLB made an interesting business transaction with Disney. I’ll save you all of the boring details, but the basics is that MLB sold their 15% share in BAMtech streaming technology to the Walt Disney Company for $900 million. This means that all MLB teams will now receive $30 million in basically free revenue just because of this deal. What does this mean for the Miami Marlins? It means that there’s extra money that The Fish should be spending.
$30 million may not be that much money in today’s game, but it’s enough for a one year salary for an elite player. It’s also enough to sign a solid starting position player to a 2 year deal worth $15 million a year. Basically it’s money that should be spent on improving the roster.
Speaking of improving the roster with elite players…
The account is not exactly a credible or known source, BUT it is in fact true and has been reported that San Diego is interested in Xander Bogaerts. We also know that the Miami Marlins were in on Abreu, so it’s not outside the realm of possibility that Bogaerts could be a target. We do have some payroll space and can actually afford this massive upgrade at SS.
Speaking of upgrading at SS, incumbent starter Miguel Rojas may be on his way out. He was almost traded earlier this year, and there’s little doubt that trading him may be in the cards for this off-season. Miggy isn’t exactly popular with the fans, and has been blocking them along with journalists on Twitter. There was a lot of talk of his attitude earlier this year too. It maybe time for us to move on.