It has been reported that the Marlins have traded away Mark Buehrle, Jose Reyes, Emilio Bonifacio, Josh Johnson, and John Buck to the Toronto Blue Jays for Yunel Escobar, Adeiny Hechavarria, Hendersen Alvarez, Justin Nicolino, and Jake Marisnick. So, the Marlins trade away all the fan favorites (except for John Buck. I mean, come on) for a homophobic Cuban (Escobar) and some other guys I don’t know much about right now. Sigh…
Last week on The Franchise, we saw Jose Reyes back in New York with the Marlins to play against his former team, the Mets. They had a day off, so Jose went to get a new tattoo. This was when he still had his hit streak.
Winner, Winner Chicken Dinner
The Miami Marlins finally win again in this dreadful month of June. The Fish beat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-3. John Buck actually hit another homer, followed by Logan Morrison who homered as well.
Heath Bell saved the game, thankfully. He allowed a couple of hits, but the point is he sealed the win for us. He may have earned his Blue Bell ice cream tonight.
The Home Run Derby!
Giancarlo Stanton is going to light up your TV screens during the Home Run Derby. He has confirmed that he is indeed participating.
Stanton will become the fifth Marlin to be in the home run derby. Get ready, because it is going to be crazy! Stanton has 17 home runs this season, so far.
In all 19 years the Marlins have been around, they have never had anyone hit for the cycle. All Infante needed was a single. So close yet so far.
John Buck (What do you call it when Buck hits a double? A Buck double. Get it?) and Hanley Ramirez also hit homers tonight.
Ricky Nolasco earned the 8-3 win for the Fish.
The series against the Reds continues tomorrow, Sunday, at 1:10 PM. Carlos Zambrano is the starting pitcher for the Marlins.