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MLB and the Player's Union gave the Marlins a talking to the other day, and I said I'd complain if the Marlins didn't sign Josh Johnson.

They have.  So you'll hear no complaining from me about the Marlins.

The Marlins league trailing team salary is now around $45M.  I could be wrong, but they may have leap-frogged the Padres into 29th place.  More on how the 9th largest city in the US gets to play the small market card tomorrow.

For now, start thinking about the implications of the strength wielded by Commissioner Bud Selig.  The next labor negotiation could be ugly- what will he want in return for a payroll floor?