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Fangraphs: What if the Marlins weren't the Marlins

A season ending retrospective on what the Marlins could have been had it not been for the 2012 fire sale.

Argument in favor of "Defense Wins Championships"?

This was a fascinating article about the Pirates transformation as a team and the snapping of a decades-long losing season streak. Congrats to them and perhaps a lesson to us?

Class in the wake of tragedy

I wanted to share this video for a few reasons. It highlighted how the Nationals handled it with so much class. Hats off to that organization for being citizens of the city. I also found this video particularly interesting because the admiral that is thanking the Nats used to be my captain when I served aboard USS Enterprise. He was and still is a stand up guy.

What's Rene Lachmann been upto lately?

The Florida Marlins' very first manager (current Rockies 1B coach), Rene Lachmann has been giving cranky old man advice to small children. How was I the last one to know about this?

Ready for some Marlins nostalgia? The entire first Florida Marlins game

The first Florida Marlins game ever is available in it's entirety. Lots of fun to relive that initial excitement.

My interview with Brian of PageQ

560 WQAM down in south Florida has a new blog detailing the funny and the more serious south Florida sports discussion. Here is my interview with Brian. You can check out PageQ Sports here.

Miami Marlins record in different caps/uniforms

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sportslogos.net is keeping track of teams performances in various uniform/cap combinations. The full database can be found here, and the original story can be found here.

Miguel Olivo reinstated, DFA'd

The Miami Marlins have designated C Miguel Olivo for assignment. As you know, Olivo was placed on the restricted list after walking out on the Marlins because they would not give him the ABs they are currently wasting on Jeff Mathis.

All-Star Game Voting

Since today was an off day for the team, I did some random surfing and ended up checking the All Star voting status. It looks like once again, the Giants fans are voting early and often, but is this truly the right system? I don't believe so, but I can't really think of an alternate "good" way. Ideas?

Carlos Lee retires

Former Marlins 1B Carlos Lee is calling it a career.

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