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Penny to Giants? Looks Like It

    Ken Rosenthal is reporting that Brad Penny, according to his sources, is headed to the San Francisco Giants. If so, he would become the second discarded player to reject the Marlins within the past 10 days. John Smoltz also kissed em' off in favor of the St. Louis Cardinals.

    Penny might have decided to go with the team he felt had the best chance of reaching the playoffs, and after the Giants swept the Colorado Rockies over the weekend while the Marlins were flailing against the Mets and Padres, the decision probably got a lot easier for him.

So that leaves the Marlins in need of starter for Wednesday. Rick VandenHurk, anyone?

    Tonight's lineup:

    Marlins: 1. Chris Coghlan, lf; 2. Ross Gload, 1b; Hanley Ramirez, ss; 4. Jorge Cantu, 3b; 5. John Baker, c; 6. Dan Uggla, 2b; 7. Cody Ross, cf; 8. Jeremy Hermida, rf; 9. Josh Johnson, rhp.



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Had the Marlins would have won those close games that come back to haunt you in the end of the season guys like penny and smoltz probably would have come to Miami.JJ,Nolasco,Smoltz,Penny,West. Sounds like a pretty damn good rotation if you ask me. We can always dream can we....


Although we're not sure that Penny would have been much help, it's so frustrating to see the front office hasn't been able to do anything beyond obtaining a 31 year old major leaguer who can't stay off the disabled listto improve the team's chances of winning THIS year. We desperately need starting pitchers who can last longer than the ones we currently have.

The team wasn't that far away from being able to challenge the Phillies and surprisingly, they are still in the hunt for the wild card.

It seems like ownership is resigned to just playing out the season, trading away their higher salaried players and going through the same motions next year and the year after until they almost magically have higher revenues from the stadium the tax payers are paying for so the team can then raise their payroll to the medium of team salaries.

I am proud that this team continually competes with the big boys but there should be a rule that all teams receiving revenue sharing MUST use the money to make their team competitive instead of lining their pockets with the profit.

The front office claims they will spend more when their income matches their expenses. The choice is spend now and attract the fans when you need them the most or expect the fans to show up and then justify the spending later on. Unfortunately, from I'm sure many fan's point of view, the team must make the first move as evidenced by the fact that fans aren't' showing up even though the team is in a pennant race in September.

As a die hard Marlin fan, I hope we can look at the next Collective Bargaining Agreement that will take affect for the 2012 season as a major improvement for Marlins fans in the hope that a MLB will be able to put into effect a minimum team salary that will force owners to keep up with other teams, add partners or sell their franchise to someone who has enough money backing them to run a major league team.

OK, I've blown off enough steam...GO Marlins!


Sad, very sad.....good post Tim I totally agree with you. It's a shame that we cant pick up a pitcher to save our lives...To be honest if we can find a guy that can give us 7 solid innings every 5 days, we'd be in a great predicament now. But til then.....live on the memories of 97 / 2003

 psl bill

loria is cheap go marlins

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