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- Updated: September 24, 2012
The Miami Marlins spent a franchise-record $95MM in 2012, but it all turned out to be bust as they are currently in last place of the NL East Divison with a 66-86 record.
Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports that the Miami Marlins’ payroll will be most likely to be lowered in the $70-$80 million range.
Via Miami Herald:The Marlins already have 2013 salary commitments of $65.5 million for eight players: Josh Johnson($13.75 million), Mark Buehrle ($12 million), Ricky Nolasco ($11.5 million), Jose Reyes ($10 million),Heath Bell ($9 million), John Buck ($6.5 million), Greg Dobbs ($1.6 million) and Jacob Turner($1.175 million).
Spencer also reports that the Marlins aren’t gonna spend more than $190 million on free agents, like they did last off season because the team lost money due to a high payroll and lower-than-anticipated attendance at the new ballpark.
You can’t blame the fans, the Marlins have basically a triple-a team in the majors. Who would like to see that? Nobody.
- Heath Bell on Ozzie Guillen
Earlier today, Marlins reliever Heath Bell was interviewed on “The Dan Sileo Show”. Heath Bell talked about Ozzie Guillen, his struggles and how he felt after he was removed from the closer role.
Via ESPN: ”It’s hard to respect a guy that doesn’t tell you the truth or doesn’t tell you face-to-face,” Bell said. “There’s probably reasons why.”
“I stunk in April, plain and simple,” Bell said. “I said I stunk, I worked hard, I busted my butt. I think I’ve had a tremendous second half. I’m not closing — I know that. But I just kept my mouth shut because I want to regain what I had, and I feel like I can’t do that.”
Heath Bell, 34, has an ERA of 5.19 and has 19 saves for the Marlins. He also has two more years left with the Marlins.
The Marlins will try their best to get rid of Heath Bell. The only question there is that who wants him? The Marlins can try to do a package deal like the Red Sox did with Beckett and Crawford. The Dodgers wanted Adrian Gonzalez, they had to take Beckett and Crawford too.
Maybe the Marlins should try with Ricky Nolasco, John Buck and Heath Bell. But there’s that huge question, who wants them?