The Miami Herald reports that the future Miami Marlins owners, Bruce Sherman and Derek Jeter, have informed Major League Baseball that they do not intend to retain current team president David Samson. Derek Jeter will replace him as the person in charge of baseball and business operations. Samson has been a polarizing figure in Miami and has been seen as Jeff Loria’s front-facing presence in many ways.
Where better to start than with the most obvious fit? Stanton has expressed frustration about playing for a losing team. With four straight NL West titles (and a fifth all but mathematically locked up), the Dodgers are the antithesis of that. Of course, the trade can’t only please Stanton. It has to please Miami, as well. Fortunately, the Los Angeles can do that. If the Marlins are looking for a pure salary dump, the Dodgers have the money to take his contract on. The current ownership group has certainly shown a willingness to spend big since taking over. If Miami is looking to get good value back, Los Angeles can make that happen, too. The Dodgers still have one of baseball’s best regarded
With a 6-3 homestand that saw the Washington Nationals take three of four from the Miami Marlins, and two of three from San Francisco’s Giants, before splitting two with the Los Angeles Angels, Dusty Baker’s Nats wrapped up the nine-game stretch with a 35-25 record at home in the nation’s capital this season. “It went well,” Baker told reporters after the Nationals’ 3-2 loss to the Angels in the final game of the homestand, “but you tend to remember your last game. Away from Washington this season, the Nationals are 36-22, good for the second-best road record in the NL (behind only the LA Dodgers, 34-20), and third-best road record in the majors (behind only the Dodgers and Houston Astros, 40-21).