The average raise for a player in salary arbitration was 117 percent this year, according to a study by The Associated Press, led by steep hikes for Freddie Freeman, Craig Kimbrel, Giancarlo Stanton and Michael Brantley.
Miami sports fans often lament at the dysfunction of the pro sports franchises not named the Heat. But, Miami fans should take heed that it could always be worse, as fans in Cleveland continue to find out each year.
The depth of the Miami Marlins’ woes in 2013 have been well documented, but the Fish are about to join another infamous club when the season ends.
Scott Kazmir and three relievers combined on a four-hitter Sunday, and the Cleveland Indians won for the 10th time in their past 11 games, beating the Miami Marlins
The Cleveland Indians proved on Saturday they could quickly recover from the end of their lengthy winning streak.
The Marlins lost to the Indians 4-3, Saturday night.
Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona watched his team flail all night against Miami Marlins rookie Jose Fernandez and found a reason to be grateful.
Evan Longoria and Yunel Escobar hit two-run homers Sunday, leading the Tampa Bay Rays to an 11-3 win over the Cleveland Indians.
Zach McAllister should break 200 if he stays healthy this year, which will be a boon to the back end of the Tribe’s rotation.
Chuck Hernandez has been hired as pitching coach for the Miami Marlins and new manager Mike Redmond.