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07:14 AM ET 07.09 | Over the course of the past year, the Marlins have shed tens of millions in salary commitments and have now rid themselves of Ricky Nolasco's salary, too. With Nolasco off the payroll, the new high earner for the Marlins is Placido Polanco, who is making $2.75 million this season. To put Polanco's salary into context, consider this: last year's major league average salary was $3.2 million. In other words, the Marlins don't have a player on their roster making the league average. Technically, the player the Marlins are paying the most to this season ($4 million) is Heath Bell. The Marlins agreed to pick up $8 million of the $20 million owed to Bell for 2013 and '14 when they traded him last October to Arizona.

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July 9, 2013  08:17 AM ET

Quite possibly the most pathetic organization in all of professional sports.

July 9, 2013  08:32 AM ET

Miami should be a great MLB market but why would anyone watch the Marlins or set foot in their stadium unless it was to watch/root for the other team? Miami area baseball fans should not spend a dime on or a moment of time thinking of the Marlins until the team's been sold.

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July 9, 2013  09:04 AM ET

If you are in the Marlins farm system you have to like your chances of getting to the big league quicker with mostly Triple A and over the hill players playing there now.

July 9, 2013  09:29 AM ET
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But what does Heath Bell have anything to do with the Blue Jays?

Yeah, I wasn't making that connection either.

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July 9, 2013  10:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

But what does Heath Bell have anything to do with the Blue Jays?

You have to ask the interns about that one Danny.

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July 9, 2013  10:28 AM ET

George "Taco" Bell?

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July 9, 2013  12:59 PM ET

The Marlins are an embarrassment to MLB - and an unfair advantage when it come to the wild card for teams in the NL East.

It looks as if Selig's idiotic one game wild card playoff will likely eliminate either the team with the second or third best overall record in both leagues. And crap teams like the Giants and Tigers may slither into the World Series again. The way things are going no team from the NL West should be in the playoffs.

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July 9, 2013  05:22 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Quite possibly the most pathetic organization in all of professional sports.

The marlins are a team without shame whatsoever, can't blame them,, the owner its the bad guy here in this franchise and the league can't do a thing to fixed :-) :-) :-) :-)

July 9, 2013  05:24 PM ET
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If you are in the Marlins farm system you have to like your chances of getting to the big league quicker with mostly Triple A and over the hill players playing there now.

The marlins could become the 2001/2002/2003/twins':-) :-) :-) :-)

July 9, 2013  05:27 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

The marlins could become the 2001/2002/2003/twins':-) :-) :-) :-)

Back in those years the twins did played with a bunch of triple A players and they din't disappointed nobody in the front office ,:-) :-) :-)

July 10, 2013  01:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

George "Taco" Bell?

Si remember that foo.

July 10, 2013  01:15 AM ET

I*

July 10, 2013  01:16 AM ET
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Of course, I still think Bud Selig should force the team to be sold.

Yes.

 
July 10, 2013  01:17 AM ET
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the league should Hernandez the Marlins and retract another team in the process as well.

No.

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