Never doubt the Marlins — they have two World Championships. But never count on them to play “Moneyball,” either, as evidenced by Florida’s questionable offseason trade of their biggest fish, Miguel Cabrera and Dontrelle Willis, for seven Detroit Tigers prospects.
The curiosity about the deal is directed at “Marlins Today” author Matt Birnbach in the Marlins edition of The Pitch’s 30-team 2008 MLB Season Preview. Hosts Joe Aiello and Brandon Rosage prod Birnbach about Marlins top player Hanley Ramirez, the team’s pending stadium deal and its walk-happy rotation.
Marlins Today (Matt Birnbach, author)
2008 MLB Season Preview: Florida Marlins