Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Still Grumbling

      Stanton hits two homers Monday night, the Marlins win to go 6-4 in their last 10, and still, being a disgruntled Marlins fan, I want to point out that the Marlin front office paid a lot of money for Stanton's second homer last night, which came off Heath Bell.
    Last year, the Marlins paid $27 million for three years of Bell -- one of several major mistakes the front office made in the 2012 season. Fed up with his blown saves, the team traded him to Arizona in the off-season -- but only after agreeing to pay the Dbacks $8 million toward the remainder of his contract.
    Only Nolasco is costing the Marlins more -- $11.5 million, according to ESPN. The next highest paid members in Marlins uniforms are Placido Polanco and Adeiny Hechavarria, at $2.75 million each.
    The Marlins are now 22-47, a .319 win percentage, meaning they have elevated themselves (temporarily?) out of the 50 worst won-loss percentages in Major League history.

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