, Gloucester, MA

November 14, 2012

Crunch Time

Gloucester Daily Times

---- — Sister face-off

Sisters Hannah and Heather Cain, former all stars and Northeastern Conference MVPs at Gloucester High School, could square off against one another this weekend on the hardwood at the Judges Classic.

Hannah’s Brandeis squad will be hosting the tournament and Heather’s Trinity team will also be participating.

Brandeis will be playing Mitchell in Saturday’s opening round while Trinity will go up against Springfield. If both teams win or both teams lose, the Cain sisters will play against one another. This is the only point season that the two could meet as Brandeis and Trinity do not play in the regular season.

Hannah Cain is a sophomore point guard at Brandeis and a returning starter. Heather Cain will be making her collegiate debut on Saturday.

Miami fire-sale

We were due for a predictable and inevitable Marlins salary dump and on Tuesday we got it.

The Marlins shipped five established players to Toronto in shortstop Jose Reyes, starting pitchers Josh Johnson and Mark Buehrle, catcher John Buck and outfielder Emilio Bonafacio to the Blue Jays in exchange for several prospects.

The Marlins have become experts at the salary dump as they traded Miguel Cabrera to Detroit a few years ago for multiple players that no longer play in Miami.

Tuesday’s move has drawn scrutiny because the Marlins just opened a brand new, tax payer funded stadium in 2012.

The good news is the Marlins got some strong prospects in return, the bad news is their fan base, or their poor excuse for a fan base, does not trust the team to keep any of those prospects in the long run.

The move also means the Red Sox are the worst team in the AL East on paper.

Hunter to Detroit

The World Series runner up Detroit Tigers have made a splash in the free agent market signing outfielder Tori Hunter to a two year $26 million deal.

The Red Sox had talks with Hunter’s management team but ultimately he chose Detroit. Probably better that the Sox did not land him as he is 37 years old the Boston is trying to get younger.

— Compiled by

Nick Curcuru