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Curious as to what the city of Miami is getting for their $2 billion? The Marlins new stadium is nearly done, and you can get a close-up look over at BI Sports. [BI Sports]


  • Jose Lobaton has been sidelined from his winter league team due to weakness in his shoulder. The Rays don’t sound worried. But when do they ever? []
  • It looks like the next big Japanese import is heading to the AL East, but not to the Yankees or Red Sox. [BI Sports]
  • Troy Renck of the Denver Post says the Marlins are interested in Wade Davis. [@TroyRenck]
  • According to Ken Rosenthal, the Rays are keeping their eye on the market for Carlos Beltran. Obviously his price would have to come down significantly for the Rays to become serious bidders. [Fox Sports]
  • Marc Topkin takes a look at how the bullpen is starting to come together. []
  • Andrew Friedman on JP Howell: “I think J.P. is one of those guys you can bet on, and we’re optimistic that he’ll be part of, hopefully, a well-above average bullpen.” []
  • Will Raheem Morris still be head coach of the Bucs in 2012? [Joe Bucs Fan]
  • The Rays triple-A pitching coach has interviewed to be the Red Sox new pitching coach. [@SPTimesRays]




  1. Joe says:

    I don't see many people agreeing with me but I'm calling a bounce back year for JP. The 2008 and 2009 JP may be gone for good but I see him returning to a reliable RP this year. A full ST and season will go a long way.

    I know Friedman loves to sit back and sign what's left for cheap but come on, this team can't play hard all season, get to the ALDS just to get knocked out AGAIN. Sign Beltran or trade for Konerko/Quientin and actually make this offense a force. I wouldn't wanna pitch against this.

    Jennings LF
    Upton CF (playing for a contract)
    Longoria 3B
    Konerko DH
    Zobrist 2B
    Joyce RF
    Rizzo/Alonso/Trumbo/Morales 1B
    Rodriguez SS
    Molina C

    • Tom says:

      Agree on JP. You may need to flip Sean Rod and Molina in that batting order, otherwise Deezy may pass Molina on the Bases.

  2. Don says:

    The ONLY major Leaguer I ever seen PASS another on base paths, was Longoria, but I think he was flying a little high that day.....esp. after they found the guys that stole his stash from spring training...


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