Ever since “Larry Bernandez” tried to sneak his way on the mound, the Mariners have been the gold standard of the spring promotional video. Really, for something designed simply to sell tickets, the M’s have elevated the genre into something close to art. Well, OK, maybe that’s saying too much, but they really are damn entertaining.
So I am overjoyed that the new ones are out. And that they do not disappoint. For example:
You can see all of them here. And if anyone wants to buy me some King Feliz High Heat Hot Sauce make sure it comes to my attention c/o NBC Sports.
Tim Healey of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that the Marlins have signed free agent outfielder Cameron Maybin.
Maybin spent the 2017 season with the Angels and Astros, putting up a line of .228/.318/.365 in 450 plate appearances and appearing at least briefly in the World Series for Houston. That’s not the greatest batting line in the world, but he stole 33 bases in 114 games, so he has his value. Maybe more to fantasy players than a real baseball team, but the fact remains that if you don’t have three guys in the outfield, you’re gonna give up a lot of triples. Maybin will definitely be one of the guys in the outfield, at least part of the time.
This will be Maybin’s second tour of duty with the Marlins, having first come to them in 2007 in the famous — infamous, if you’re a Marlins fan — Miguel Cabrera trade. Maybin spent three seasons with the Marlins in that go-around.