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#1399190 Marlins sign Japanese League pitcher

Posted by SilverBullet1929 on 04 January 2013 - 11:14 AM

...sometime on the morning of January 1st, 2013...

Beinfest: So on the Lotte free agent roster we have Nyugen, Maichinoku, Makinabi, Mathis, Misawa, Muk....

Loria: Woah woah woah, there's a Mathis in Japan!? SIGN HEEEM!!!

Beinfest: Um...

Jennings: Oh god, here we go.

Loria: This team doesn't go anywhere without having every single baseball-playing Mathis available! Bank on it!

Beinfest: But...

Loria: Just do it!

Hill: Lol, like Nike! Yeah boi!

Loria: Shut up Pendleton, you're fired!

Hill: Damnit, dawg!

Loria: Larry...

Beinfest: Already on it sir, we're contacting him as we speak, he'll be signed by the end of the week.

Loria: ::cackles:: Whatcha gonna do when Mathis-Mania runs wild on you, brothers!!!

Samson: Jeffrey, what's Hill still doing here?

Hill: ::fumbling through his iPhone at a rapid pace:: Hold up hold up, Google is showing me a Rebecca Mathis, centerfielder on the Oregon Reindeers girls middle school softball team... whaddya think boss?

Loria: You're rehired, Puckett!
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#1379268 Marlins current four year plan breakdown

Posted by Nny on 26 July 2012 - 01:41 AM

With the trades of late we lost our 2013 starting 2b and 3b, plus two extention candidate pitchers. This post is going to be looking at where we currently are with money and production on the field, what holes need to be addressed, the resources we have to address the holes, and future considerations we need to make while addressing the holes.

Few notes:
-* means arbitration eligible/guess payroll
-Replacement level team is worth 48 wins, so add 48 to the WAR total for total team wins
-Those WAR numbers are very rough, as are minimum numbers - Some $ will be added to the likes of Stanton and such - But this is meant as a rough view and not completely 100% accurate. Just enough to paint a picture.
-If they're making the minimum, their name really doesn't matter (This especially goes for bench/bullpen). It's just used as a filler piece since it's already rather interchangeable.


So going into this off season, we'll have about 25m to spend and need roughly 13 wins to buy 3 positions (Let's throw another 1 WAR at the bench and just make an average of 4 WAR needed per position) in order to get to 90 wins.

They could probably fit something like:
Angel Pagan 2/14 2.5 WAR (Trade him after year 1, ease Yelich in carefully, or basically have a 4 man OF rotation if Stanton's knee never gets better)
Kelly Johnson 1/6 2 WAR
CF of choice out of the four 4/48 4 WAR

Which would give us a 100m payroll and we're looking at about 86-87 wins. Not terrible and a break out from Turner, Morrison (I'm already being pretty lenient with his WAR, hoping his defensive woes stop with the move to 1b), Eolvadi, Nolasco (:lol), or whoever would put us where we'd need to be (90+ wins), but it's not incredibly promising.

In other words, playing for 2013 with the roster as is isn't a terrible idea but it's not a great one either. Being able to ditch Bell and Nolasco before this deadline would give us another about another 38 million total to play with (I.E. a 4 year, 9.5m per contract). With that we could buy a SP to replace Nolasco with better production (2ish WAR) and just replace Bell from within/MILB FA.

This would also really help us after 2013 since we'd only have Buehrle going forward if we don't re-up JJ.

We could also optimally trade John Buck before the deadline and save about 9.5m, and then spend about 3-4m on a C that would give equal production and spend the rest on an upgraded bench.

If we can ditch Buck, Bell, and Nolasco's contracts and get nothing in return it's a huge, huge upgrade for us and something that greatly needs to be looked at doing.


This team will likely be very similar to 2013. CF and 3B still need to be filled but Yelich should be ready by then. Some upgrade via free agency I would really like are:
-C (Throwing a rookie C out opening day who hasn't been all that good in the minors isn't likely a good idea, get a RH veteran behind/ahead of him)
-SP (WAY too many young guys. However Fernandez and Conley should be ready to come up around mid season and could even be opening day starters.).

If filling CF and 3b is about 20m total, that gives us about 10m for the above things. We are again looking like a mid to upper 80's win team that needs a break out to be a playoff contending team.


Still a hole at 3b and now we lost Bonifacio to free agency so that's two IFers needed with nothing currently in the system.

We could save a good bit of money by clearing the bench and the bullpen (Replacing Sanchez, Ruggiano, Webb, Dunn and Leblanc with minimum guys saves about 5m). Hopefully by this point Brantly/Realmuto can handle the C and Yelich doesn't Hermida/Logan. Also still very young SP rotation, getting a veteran 5 not a bad idea.

But again, looking like a mid to uppers 80s win without a break out


Last year of Logan, Stanton, and Cishek if no extensions and last year of pre-arb probably for Yelich and likely a bunch of SP. Buehlre is now gone at this point, so we would really need a SP break out at this point. Same holes as previous years, nothing changed.


We're currently set up as a ~.500 team that currently has several positions to fill. If we stick around 100m payroll and fill those holes efficiently, we are probably a mid-to-upper 80s team without a break out from one of our players. Dumping Nolasco and Bell before trade deadline helps considerably.

Makes me think more highly of a JJ trade although still only if it's an ace ransom
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#1446865 10/25/2003 (and why I am watching the Marlins again)

Posted by Sirspud on 06 April 2014 - 12:15 AM

I will always remember the date. It was the last time any of my favorite sports teams won a championship. It was really the first time in my adult life. But it wasn't just the Marlins victory that occurred on this day. This was also the day that my sister entered into marriage with a wonderful man, a man who initially the family had a hard time accepting for reasons difficult to summarize. We later realized that despite our misgivings, my sister truly loved this man, and despite his faults he was an exceptionally caring and loving man who would rest at nothing to make her happy. He became a beloved member of the family, and the one man that I could say without a doubt would be there if you needed something. He has been a tremendous father to the two children they have birthed. After joyously enjoying the first wedding of my adult life, the first time I got to see a close friend or sibling married, numerous extended family retired to our home to watch the world series with us. It was an amazing experience getting to celebrate both events at the same time.

On Monday morning my sister's husband passed in a manner that initially appeared to be a suicide but, given some serious medical issues he was having, may have actually been a horrific accident suffered due to a severe seizure (the coroner has yet to make a ruling pending a great deal more evidence being collected, but much of it points towards the latter). This is perhaps the most difficult thing I've ever experienced in my life. His character was beyond question, and in its own way my sister's family was a fairytale romance. I can't imagine any man ever being a better love for my sister, or a better father for my niece and nephew.

This tragedy has brought me back to the time when they officially became a family. A time when my life was much different, and a time when I was still relatively in my youth, of which the Marlins were such a big part. I never thought I could love the Marlins again, after the way the organization has practically abused its fan, and after the FLORIDA Marlins, with their teal color and an awkward but colorful stadium, seized to exist, but I really want to love the Marlins again. To do so would bring back a small part of a life that I will never get back. If even 11 years later and well into adulthood my youth still wasn't really dead, it died when my sister's husband left behind two children and a sister who will need my constant love, support, and participation in their lives to make it through. I want that connection with my youth, which was also connected with the Marlins winning (at least at one point), and in their first couple games I've seen a spark that probably won't be sustained, but still shows that this club has potential if the players can player up to that. I know it is wishful thinking, but it would be magical if the Marlins could have a meaningful season. I've been watching games, reading box scores, and all the like every time the Marlins play, which I haven't done in some time.

I know this post is less about the Marlins and more about my personal loss, but I wanted to share this personal story. I doubt any of you could imagine that baseball could take on such an emotional significance, but there is something cathartic about rooting for the Marlins to win in hopes that it will make this whole shocking and devastating tragedy make a little more sense.
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#1484741 Turner DFA, Flynn Up

Posted by yokofox33 on 05 August 2014 - 05:42 PM

I earn up to a $1000 a day just for staying at home and doing work online! My sister makes up to $25,000 a month and she only works 10-20 hours a week! Wow! If you want to earn money like me and my sis, please contact me at hugedixxx@hotmail.com
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#1465536 2014 MLB Draft Thread

Posted by squall on 05 June 2014 - 02:15 PM

All that I've taken from this exchange is that wildcard and spike can both count to 4.
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#1475525 7/8 Post Game

Posted by SongInTheAir on 08 July 2014 - 11:28 PM

Mike Dunn has 7 wins. Take that, haters.

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#1466944 6/8 Post Game

Posted by BenderRobot on 08 June 2014 - 05:08 PM

clarkspencer @clarkspencer
Redmond says Alvarez "seems to be OK" and should be able to make next start. #marlins
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#1464222 Marlins. Aquire Bryan Morris from Pitt

Posted by pollyvonwog on 01 June 2014 - 02:30 PM

"He's your typical average reliever. He has a platoon split. He pitches well against righties and struggles against lefties."

So I imagine redmond will be using him a lot against lefties then
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#1456688 5/6 Post Game

Posted by squall on 06 May 2014 - 08:24 PM

Its official. I like this team.
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#1445070 03/31 Post-Game Thread

Posted by Erick on 31 March 2014 - 10:27 PM

I wasn't impressed. The game took 2 hours and 58 minutes to complete, which is way too long. I'd rather lose a game in 2 hours and 38 minutes.
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#1425063 Ryan Braun suspended for rest of 2013

Posted by gizmo on 22 July 2013 - 05:56 PM

clarkspencer @clarkspencer
Logan Morrison: "You know we're clean. We haven't scored a run in 37 innings." #marlins #braun
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#1399824 Newest Marlins Fan

Posted by HawkFan on 17 January 2013 - 07:32 AM

Just wanted to let my MB.com friends know that my wife and I welcomed the newest, and smallest, Marlins fan to the world yesterday morning: our daughter Laurel. I can't wait to take her to her first game and get her first autograph! She will not be traded for another baby as she's my MVP.
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#1399383 2013 HOF Inductees Announced - Full List Inside

Posted by Larry on 09 January 2013 - 02:02 PM

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#1391604 Ozzie, majority of coaches dismissed

Posted by mrchainsaw on 23 October 2012 - 02:47 PM

Yes, because changing managers every freaking season is certainly a formula for success.
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#1384261 Hayes to AAA, Brantly selected

Posted by Larry on 12 August 2012 - 03:08 PM

Rob Brantly will join the team tomorrow.
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#1311508 New Stadium Pics (NSFW)

Posted by Old Timer on 03 February 2012 - 09:39 PM

Some animation video I found on You Tue. Don't know if its already been posted before but this was just posted by this You Tuber (bobito96valito98)

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#1426664 Kevin Slowey to DL

Posted by mystikol87 on 28 July 2013 - 09:50 AM

I tried to think of a pun for the new guy but I got nothing.

Ames for the strike zone, and he usually hits it. Boom.
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#1399830 Newest Marlins Fan

Posted by el penguino on 17 January 2013 - 10:03 AM

Encouraging your kid to be a Marlins fan should be considered child abuse these days.
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#1499465 2014: By The Numbers...

Posted by Erick on 04 October 2014 - 07:40 PM


Please, go away.


Stop being an ass. Sure, the guy says stuff that's easy to disagree with at times, but there's nothing wrong with this thread and he's not a troll. He makes fair points at times, and this thread shouldn't warrant this type of response. 

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