February 24, 2008 |
The Florida Marlins are creating an all-male plus-size cheerleading squad to be dubbed the Manatees. Tryouts are scheduled today. The team hopes to recruit seven to 10 tubby-yet-graceful men to dance, cheer and jiggle during Friday and Saturday home games this season. Men selected for the Manatees won't be paid. They will get tickets to games they perform at -- and the honor of dancing.
December 6, 2007 |
Florida Marlins General Manager Larry Beinfest strongly denied Angels owner Arte Moreno's claims that the teams had a deal for slugger Miguel Cabrera in place twice in November, only to have the trades fall apart because the Marlins increased their demands at the last minute.
December 5, 2007 |
NASHVILLE -- The Florida Marlins dangled Miguel Cabrera before Southern California for weeks, confident the Angels or Dodgers would deliver four of their best young players for one of the best hitters in baseball. The Angels and Dodgers said no, and the Marlins dramatically shifted course Tuesday. The Marlins agreed to trade Cabrera and pitcher Dontrelle Willis to Detroit for six young players, including the Tigers' top two prospects, pitcher Andrew Miller and outfielder Cameron Maybin.
November 14, 2007 |
In the eyes of the Florida Marlins, the Angels and the Dodgers are the teams most likely to acquire star third baseman Miguel Cabrera, a baseball source said Tuesday. The Marlins made that assessment after surveying interested teams at last week's general managers meetings in Florida. It is uncertain whether the Angels and Dodgers are pursuing Cabrera the hardest or whether the Marlins simply rank the Angels and Dodgers as having the best young talent among potential trade partners.
November 9, 2007 |
The Florida Marlins want the Angels to include second baseman Howie Kendrick in any trade package for third baseman Miguel Cabrera, raising the possibility that the Angels might respond by asking for permission to negotiate with Cabrera and making their best trade offer contingent on reaching a contract extension with him. The Angels and Dodgers are among several clubs interested in Cabrera, 24, a four-time All-Star who would dramatically upgrade the cleanup spot on either local team.
November 8, 2007 |
The Dodgers and Angels are in pursuit of an All-Star third baseman, one who could fill a long-standing vacancy for an elite power hitter. Not Alex Rodriguez. That could come later. Miguel Cabrera could come sooner, forcing the Dodgers and Angels to consider whether to trade three top youngsters for Cabrera or keep prospects for the chance to spend perhaps 10 times as much on Rodriguez. The Florida Marlins jolted this week's meeting of general managers in Orlando, Fla.