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Marlins expected to bump patrol to $75MM for 2015

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Because the bats you are talking about are mediocre and bench players at best.

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Because the bats you are talking about are mediocre and bench players at best.

That doesn't change the fact that we need to trade our valuable chips for a young 1B as badly as we need a blowjob from Rich Waltz. We have a lot more pressing issues than 1B, any combo of Bour/Jensen/Canha should have decent enough success to get by for a while.

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Victor Martinez would be a fantastic addition. sign him, trade pitching and see if we could get Alcantara from Cubs.

Yelich
Alcantara
Stanton
Martinez
Ozuna
Salty
Mcgehee
Hech

Obviously not a world beater but very improved from this year when you take in improvements from younger guys. Adding an impact middle of the order bat should be our biggest priority this offseason.

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Please don't sign Victor Martinez. He's getting older and has no position.

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Please don't sign Victor Martinez. He's getting older and has no position.

I don't care if he's getting older he can still hit and a short term deal would be fine. I thought he played more 1b the last few years thats why i said that but after doing more research he hasn't played much at all. If he could hold up health wise i could care less about his defense after watching garrett jones. Either way, all I'm saying is we can not go into next year without a significant addition to the middle of the lineup.

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I don't care if he's getting older he can still hit and a short term deal would be fine. I thought he played more 1b the last few years thats why i said that but after doing more research he hasn't played much at all. If he could hold up health wise i could care less about his defense after watching garrett jones. Either way, all I'm saying is we can not go into next year without a significant addition to the middle of the lineup.

You're assuming he will sign a short-term deal, an AL team would likely offer more years than any NL team. Health wise, nothing suggests he could hold up over a full season in the field. He can barely hold up as a DH.

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If this team is serious about increasing payroll to 75 million, I would love to have Victor Martinez.

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You're assuming he will sign a short-term deal, an AL team would likely offer more years than any NL team. Health wise, nothing suggests he could hold up over a full season in the field. He can barely hold up as a DH.

how can he barely hold up as DH? He is on pace to play 145 games for the 4th time in 5 years. Or are you just saying that because he is older and trying to help your point without doing any research?

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If this team is serious about increasing payroll to 75 million, I would love to have Victor Martinez.

In theory, his numbers would look great in our lineup. But realistically, really? He would be going to a huge park while aging and be forced to play the field every day. That would be a disaster. I really hope they wouldn't spend money that way. Use that money to lock down Giancarlo, not to sign an aging DH.

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how can he barely hold up as DH? He is on pace to play 145 games for the 4th time in 5 years. Or are you just saying that because he is older and trying to help your point without doing any research?

Dude is 35 years old and has been a DH for years. He hasn't had too many health problems the last two years, but I would like to point out that he missed ALL of the 2012 season ENTIRELY. Did you miss that?

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That doesn't change the fact that we need to trade our valuable chips for a young 1B as badly as we need a blowjob from Rich Waltz. We have a lot more pressing issues than 1B, any combo of Bour/Jensen/Canha should have decent enough success to get by for a while.

I disagree. I think our main priority this off season should be to acquire a middle of the order bat to play first base. I've said before I wouldn't even mind trading Heaney for a middle of the order bat especially @ first base. The only caveat would be that I don't want another stiff to play 1st base regardless of how much he can hit.

We have enough young pitching in my opinion to put together a nice rotation already with the likes of Alvarez ,Fernandez, Cosart & Eovaldi. Plus if you trade Heaney for a young controllable middle of the order bat, you can then go out and spend your resources on a front line starting pitcher if that's what they want to do.

If I were the Marlins FO the first phone call I would make this off season would be to Theo asking him what it would cost to get Rizzo. They have a ton of hitters (it's actually ridiculous) that will be coming up by 2016, and not enough positions to put them in. They are also lacking pitching prospects which we aren't. We would match up great.

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Dude is 35 years old and has been a DH for years. He hasn't had too many health problems the last two years, but I would like to point out that he missed ALL of the 2012 season ENTIRELY. Did you miss that?

The guy tore his ACL thats not exactly an injury that shows he can't hold up. Thats usually just planting your foot wrong. If he missed games all the time with a variety of injuries that would be one thing but he missed that one year and came back just as good. He's hit over .300 for every year he has played since 2005 except one

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I disagree. I think our main priority this off season should be to acquire a middle of the order bat to play first base. I've said before I wouldn't even mind trading Heaney for a middle of the order bat especially @ first base. The only caveat would be that I don't want another stiff to play 1st base regardless of how much he can hit.

We have enough young pitching in my opinion to put together a nice rotation already with the likes of Alvarez ,Fernandez, Cosart & Eovaldi. Plus if you trade Heaney for a young controllable middle of the order bat, you can then go out and spend your resources on a front line starting pitcher if that's what they want to do.

If I were the Marlins FO the first phone call I would make this off season would be to Theo asking him what it would cost to get Rizzo. They have a ton of hitters (it's actually ridiculous) that will be coming up by 2016, and not enough positions to put them in. They are also lacking pitching prospects which we aren't. We would match up great.

Rizzo would be interesting and obviously great but he isn't going anywhere. The prospects they have are not 1b guys. Pretty much everything else but that. Plus he is young and controllable. I agree with your premise, however, that middle of the order, young, controllable 1b is the top priority. Stanton needs help.

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Yea, Rizzo is off limits, and even if he weren't we wouldn't have the firepower to acquire him. That's a pipe dream.


The guy tore his ACL thats not exactly an injury that shows he can't hold up. Thats usually just planting your foot wrong. If he missed games all the time with a variety of injuries that would be one thing but he missed that one year and came back just as good. He's hit over .300 for every year he has played since 2005 except one

I never said he wasn't a great hitter. I just don't think he would be the right fit for the Marlins.

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Yea, Rizzo is off limits, and even if he weren't we wouldn't have the firepower to acquire him. That's a pipe dream.



I never said he wasn't a great hitter. I just don't think he would be the right fit for the Marlins.

Can you explain why would you think that besides him tearing his ACL 3 years ago?

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