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The Florida Marlins are last

Not in anything that matters to me, since I don't own the team.  However, in what matters to Forbes Magazine -- the Marlins are last.

The Marlins, who have the game's lowest payroll ($21.8 million) and are playing in unbecoming Dolphin Stadium until 2011, bring up the rear, with a relatively meager franchise value of $256 million.

Woo Hoo!  We're number 30!

As I said, I don't care about the franchise value, especially since it is just a guess by the writers at Forbes.  The Marlins, as far as I know, have never made their finances public.  But people whose job it is to guess what is in closed books sometimes get it right, sometimes they don't.  So who knows.

And all of the above is just a horrible lead-in to a new Marlins blog which I'm sure does an excellent job: 

Florida Marlins Finances

I just found the site and haven't had the chance to wade into it, but I will.  There are some very credible sites linking to it, so it must have a lot going for it.

(This is absolutely the worse introduction of a new Marlins blog that I have ever done.)

Anyway, check it out and it will soon be appearing in the blogroll.