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Marlins, Red Sox hook up twice in 2012

    Get ready for the Boston Red Sox. Not once, but twice.

     In an unusual twist, the Marlins will twice face the Red Sox in interleague play next season, at their new ballpark on June 11-13 and at Fenway Park on June 19-21.

     "The strength of schedule is going to get harder," said Marlins first baseman Gaby Sanchez, who has never played at Fenway but took batting practice there once when he was in the Cape Cod League.

     As previously reported, the Marlins will open their yet unnamed ballpark on April 4 in a one-game series against the Cardinals. They'll hit the road for six games before returning home to face the Astros (April 13-15) and Cubs.

     In addition to the Red Sox, the Marlins will also face the Toronto Blue Jays and Tampa Bay Rays in interleague play at home. The Marlins' road foes in interleague play: the Red Sox, Rays and Cleveland Indians.

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spitballer

Kind'a swept under the rug...what did Cameron say or do to the flight attendant??????

Glags

I hate it when they do that. Why say that he was detrimental to the team if you're not gonna say what he did. Unless it's a legal matter. It's a non story in my eyes and I wasted my time in reading it. Even the old mans comments about him were very complimentary so the headline on the MLB site is misleading.

Flav C

"According to a source familiar with the situation, Mike Cameron was released Monday because of an incident with a flight attendant on the club’s charter flight from Pittsburgh to Atlanta Sunday. The argument between the two was serious enough for the charter company to file a complaint. The Marlins would not comment on the matter beyond..." I just read that on sportsoverdose.com

Jackson

Racial issue. Dont Ask , Dont Tell. Right Clarkie ?

Stan M

I have loved baseball all of my childhood and adult life. But there are times when I get disgusted with the ways of the modern ballpllayer. Prince Fielder is saying that he will move on. Later we will hear about what a great bunch of guys he played with and how it was so hard to leave. In my opinion, Fielder loves the union and its agenda more than all of those players he's leaving. Look at it this way: If he accepted a contract for 15 million dollars per year, without considering any interest or investment, he would have a little over 40 thousand dollars to spend every day of the year.. Yea, that's 40 Gs a day!!! However, if he signed elsewhere for 20 million, he would have about 54 thousand to spend every day. What's the difference? The difference is higher ticket prices, higher base salary for other players to work off and a huge ego boost. What a load of crap. And here I'm just using Fielder as an example. This thinking is widespread throughout baseball and other sports as well. The point is, when is enough enough? And can't this union realize that there is a law of diminishing returns that will eventually affect attendence if it has not already done so?

Flav C

Cliff Lee always comes to my mind in situations like that. Stan, what you wrote is pretty much what he said: "How much more money do i really need? I already have enough for the rest of my life". So then the extra millions the Yankees had to entice him didnt work out.

Glags

Jared Weaver is another recent example, Im paraphrasing but I believe he said his new contract will take care of him and his family for a long time and asked how much money does anyone really need?

Flav C

Wasnt there another baseball player that refused the team to play his last year of contract or something like that? I think he was injured or was going to retire and still had 1 year guaranteed of contract but just refused, he said it was not fair. I dont remember who it was, but i'm quite sure was another pitcher.

Flav C

Sorry for all the typos and errors...I meant to write "..player that refused to be paid his last year of contract..."

spitballer

IMO...the steroid era inflated the players salaries. The steroids pushed up performance in older players & thus pushed up salaries. Now most players will not take the risk in taking PED's. The older a player gets, now will revert back to their bodies braking down when they age. We can blaime those steroind players for inflating their performance to get bigger paychecks.

Stan M

I don't think it's possible for C. Wilson to become an available free agent. The Rangers would have to be crazy to let him walk. So what's left out there. Buehle (sic) has been a fine pitcher and innings eater. However he will cost big bucks at an age where deterioration frequently sets in. It was reported that SF might not resign Sanchez. He's a lefthander who walks too many but strikes out many as well. He should cost far less than Buehle and does have an excellent upside and he's about 5 years younger. Might be a good pick up. I'd rather have him and Vazquez back than one expensive alternative. Any other LH pitchers available? Thoughts anyone?

Flav C

Stan, SF will not resign Sanchez because he is damaged goods. They are aware that the kid is damaged goods. One thing i've read weeks ago in a sportsblog from Milwaukee was a trade possibility (at the time i thought was ridiculous) between Marlins and the Brewers. Weeks ago they were already hinting at the possibility of Prince not resigning, and mentioned a trade where LoMo would go to the Brews as a 1B (under their control thru 2016 season) and they would send a top pitching propsect called Wily Peralta and an OF prospect called Logan Schafer. With Logan filing for grievance, this all kind of makes sense.

Stan III

That player was the pitcher on the Royals....Gil Meche
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/27/sports/baseball/27meche.html

Flav C

Stan III, thanks. That's him. Good story.

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