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How excited are you for the 2014 season?

Discussion in 'Miami Marlins' started by LordMagnus, Jan 25, 2014.

  1. Baseball is right around the corner, and I just can't get myself to feel all that excited. I can't even get myself to have one of those delusions where the Marlins might surprise people and compete this year. No, I feel like this roster makes for another predictable "fight for the basement" seasons. I am just so indifferent towards this team right now. Sure, I'll probably watch a lot at the beginning of the year, but its hard not to believe they will be out of it by Memorial Day as usual.

    Anyone else feel the same way? Things have been really quiet around here and I sense there is zero buzz about this team. There is absolutely no momentum in trying to sign Stanton. Realistically, he's a goner, and it could happen as early as this year.

    Its like we're getting ourselves ready to go through the motions of another season that really has very little hope of becoming something else.
  2. gizmo

    gizmo RALLY, BITCH

    I'm excited to see guys like Fernandez and Yelich and how they progress. Yeah we're probably not going to be very competitive, but I also don't think we'll be another 100 loss team.

    As far as Stanton goes, I hope he puts up a monster season. Even if we don't get to keep him long term, at least we might get some really nice pieces for him. That is, unless we botch that up 2007 style.
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  3. mystikol87

    mystikol87 Boom Shaka Laka VIP

  4. gizmo

    gizmo RALLY, BITCH

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  5. Jokersgoon

    Jokersgoon Squall's Bench Coach

    I love baseball & of course the Marlins.. so im giddy with spring training around the corner. This team will be fun to watch and follow, with the major youth movement (again). For the first time in some years -- IMO i feel positive about the current & future of the ballclub.
  6. cdy_0513

    cdy_0513 Hammerhead

    I'm not even the least bit excited about it. It's so unfortunate that this team's management has done this to their fans.
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  7. ArtisticHate

    ArtisticHate Libraries gave us power...

    I usually start feeling it more in March, still too early and other sports are holding my attention.
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  8. squall

    squall 8==========D VIP

    I'm at 2/10 on my excitement meter. Kinda early and...
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  9. Fish4Life

    Fish4Life Do you bleed Marlins Baseball?

    Can't wait for marlins baseball to be back! Counting down the days… Winter Warm up is close...
  10. Entendu

    Entendu sXe

    I just want baseball to start because it gives me something to watch every night in case I'm bored. As far as the Marlins go, I don't feel too excited.
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  11. Benched

    Benched Sun

    Excited to see my favorite guy in the org for a while play his first full year in Yelich. I realistically think this guy can top 20-25 homers and hit around .280. Got all the talent in the world. Jose is going to be fun to watch too.

    Other than that I'm with you on the indifference. Like you said usually at this time of year I'm talking about baseball every day, picking out the games I know I want to go to, etc. This year, other than picking my ST games and getting OD tix, I'm just not too giddy. First time it's ever happened. Whether that's because I know we are probably going to be eliminated realistically early or not I dont know. But it probably is.

    That's as far as the Marlins go. As far as baseball I'm really excited for the year. It's going to be interesting to say the least.
  12. Vince0926

    Vince0926 Hammerhead

    Everybody, Red Sox, dodgers, marlins are 0-0. So yes I'm excited.
  13. Coastal State of Mind

    Coastal State of Mind Grasshopper

    Looking forward to it!
    Salty, Stanton, and Jones should provide leadership. Ozuna and Yelich should continue playing well. Hope Furcal has enough left in the tank and will increase Hech's play.
  14. canefandynasty

    canefandynasty Hammerhead

    Fernandez and Stanton gives me 2 reasons to watch the Marlins.
  15. curveball

    curveball Grasshopper

    Not expecting much, so hopefully we get pleasantly surprised. However realistically expecting a 85-90 loss season. Am improvement, but still a laughingstock. And of course when Stanton is traded Loria will be raked over the coals again and with good reason.

    I'm always excited for baseball season....I have MLB Extra Innings so I watch 2-3 games a day no matter what.
  16. Backin2008

    Backin2008 Backin2008

    I'm always excited about baseball season. Being a realist, I think the Marlins will probably finish in last place in the N.L. East. The thing that does excite me about the Fish is the pitching staff. I think they have a lot of young pitchers with nice upsides. To improve in the standings, they are going to have to hit. The pressure will be on Saltalamacchia, Jones, Furcal and McGehee. Hard to get too excited about that quartet. Think of the message that the Marlins will be sending the fans if they deal Stanton this year (no matter what they get back). It will be that the Marlins won't pay a player at least through his arbitration years....which means they will be a never ending rebuilding project.
  17. Coastal State of Mind

    Coastal State of Mind Grasshopper

    If Fernandez, Eovaldi, Alvarez, and Turner can have good years on the hill, I can see Miami finishing third in the NL East behind Atlanta and Washington.

    Obviously, the fish will also need more run support.
  18. hovertical

    hovertical Hammerhead

    It's very hard to get excited after 2 consecutive years of crap from the team. Aside from that brief great month of May in 2012 the team has been painful to watch. Last year we had loads of kids playing but really, only Fernandez was consistently entertaining. Last year was hands down the worst team I've ever seen taking the field for the fish and it took a lot of the wind out of my sails. I was disappointed I actually paid money for MLB Season Ticket so I could actually watch the fish last year and then by the all-star break I just couldn't get into watching them beyond every fifth day when Fernandez pitched. I'm not going to scrape together the money for season ticket again this year to watch a ton of shutouts and 3-1, 2-1 losses night after night. I will follow the boxscores religiously to keep tabs on guys but that's about it for me.
  19. fanofthefish

    fanofthefish The Grinch's Biggest Fan

    I'm excited for baseball in general, not too excited about the Marlins and their chances in 2014. That said, I'm excited to see the further development of Fernandez and Yelich and see any of the other youngsters like a Heaney make their debuts
  20. squall

    squall 8==========D VIP

    When do we have our record prediction thread again? March?

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