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  1. 13 points
    Someone sent me a link to this conversation. Great stuff. One of the big things the Marlins need is more fans like most of you who have posted here. I appreciate everyone’s passion. One of the commenters wondered what motivated me to send out the Tweets I did Sunday night. I’ll answer that question here. I was on the team bus, heading from the ballpark to the airport after the Marlins finished off the sweep of the Phillies Sunday. I was reflecting on a 20-15 stretch and, especially, the just-completed 5-2 road trip, watching the team play so well for a week in a couple of great baseball markets in ballparks packed with 40,0000 passionate fans each night night. And then I thought about flying home to an incredible ballpark but only 6,000 fans and Max Scherzer Tuesday night. It just hit me that things are beginning to change for this franchise on and off the field under this new ownership, and it’s time that people begin to acknowledge that. Things are improving in tangible ways that people in this discussion can see. As someone who grew up down here and left the Boston Red Sox because I wanted to work for my hometown team at a time when I probably still smelled like champagne after winning a second World Series in my last 4 seasons there in 2007, it frustrates the heck out of me that too many people just won’t move on from things that happened under previous owners 5 or 10 or 25 years ago. At some point, you’re either a baseball fan, or you’re not. You’re either a Marlins fan, or you’re not. In my eyes, it’s not a crime to not care about the Marlins. That’s cool. But eventually that’s on you. That’s not on a former owner. It’s not about needing a new ballpark or needing to be out of the heat and the rain. It’s not about trading away players people loved but somehow played in front of the lowest attendance in the league year after year. At some point, own it. It’s on you. Now, I realize that most of the people reading this don’t fall into that group. As I said in the thread, I can’t begin to express my appreciation for those who are dedicated fans of this team. I acknowledge it hasn’t always been easy to be a Marlins fan. But you know what? Your faith and your devotion is getting closer to being rewarded. For the first time in its history, this franchise has a plan that is being adhered to and is in the earliest stages of bearing fruit. As much as we want to celebrate some of the exciting things beginning to happen as some players graduate to the big leagues, others begin to establish themselves and some begin to produce because they’re finally healthy, we’re still in the 2nd or 3rd inning of this thing. There is so much more talent on the way. Guys who will be here before the end of this season. Some who will arrive next year. Some further down the road. They have transformed the scouting and player development operation. They are doing things internationally that have never before been done here. They have transformed the clubhouse and organizational culture. They are bringing in talented players who want to be here and are being taught daily what it takes to sustain success. And they’re immersing themselves in the community and have worked hard to improve the ballpark experience through various enhancements, including cheaper tickets and concessions. You can go to a game for $10 and buy ballpark staples for $3 or $5. I could go on, but there’s probably a character limit at some point. Just wanted to say thanks to those of you who have been supportive of the team and to those who supported my thread the other night. I hope you guys will keep coming out to Marlins Park and will encourage others to do so. Explain to people what you and I are seeing that maybe they don’t yet see. It’s not going to win over everybody, but that’s fine. Fans like you can be part of the solution. Thanks for the passion! Look forward to seeing you at Marlins Park, and here’s to some great days down the road for this franchise. Fans like you deserve them more than anybody. Glenn
  2. 8 points
  3. 7 points
    I can't wait for your third scouting report on him!
  4. 7 points
  5. 6 points
    I'm pretty confident they will. He is insanely valuable. The best catcher in baseball, coming off a huge breakout season, at 28 years old, with non-guaranteed salaries past 2019, leverage to buy out his prime because he's 2 years from free agency, at the toughest physical position so he will take the buyout, and the rest of the NL East going bananas acquiring guys to pit the Braves and Mets against each other. I think we'll be happy about this one. Yelich will still be the only wart.
  6. 6 points
    I don’t know why they don’t do it. Also, if you look at the blueprint they’re trying to follow of championship teams that built from the ground up, they all had a guy they committed to before they reached the point of being great teams. The Astros gave Altuve an extension, the Cubs did it with Rizzo, the Royals committed to Salvador Perez. Etc. Even now, with a team like the Braves who have gotten a lot better, they built around Freddie Freeman. At some point, you have to keep some players. JT Realmuto is a keeper for many reasons. A case could’ve been made for Yelich, but maybe more so for Realmuto considering he’s a catcher. It’s incredibly difficult to find a catcher to build around. We would know that considering all the bad catchers we had in this franchise post-Pudge/before Realmuto arrived.
  7. 6 points
  8. 6 points
    Blah blah blah I'm Robert Manfred and I tell fans how they should feel. Fuck off.
  9. 5 points
    I mean, before this year Chisholm had a .271 batting average in the minors. I know that this is not as high as the .278 batting average that Gallen gave up last year in AAA, but there should be no alarms going off about Gallen, right? People are overreacting to Chisholm's bad batting average this year, even though better stats like wRC+ show him to be above average offensively this year despite it being a down year. It is the same way that they are overreacting to Gallen's success this year. Gallen has taken a big step forward, but his underlying stats like BB9 and opposing bapib show that he is still likely to end up as the mid to bottom rotation piece everyone expected when he was acquired in 2017. Marlins have enough pieces who have higher ceilings that he became expendable.
  10. 5 points
    So unprofessional Heyman. We should only be talking about the guy's baseball skills, not his bedroom skills.
  11. 5 points
    Helps. Their specific needs would be more obvious and they’d be closer to contention in that scenario. They could bump the off-season spending up to this coming off-season instead of the next off-season.
  12. 5 points
  13. 5 points
    Ok, so I just listened to it (he was on for about 30 mins), and took a bunch of notes for everyone if they don't want to listen. A good chunk of this is stuff we already know, but he also gave some insights into other things and reasons for things. These comments go in order of the interview. ---- Homer: will move outside and be part of a new artwalk outside the park goes off for home runs, wins, and every day at 3:05 (am too....just kidding). he mentioned the art that's already around the park, but it sounded like more would be coming - I'm guessing the "our colores" campaign is a good representation of the type of art that could be coming......it'd be cool to see some of this type of thing on the parking garages or the side of the building in areas didn't specify if this would happen for 2019 SRO section (where the sculpture was): when he arrived, he saw a lack of engaging sections - the Budweiser bar was good, but wanted to see more as we've known, the top section is for everyone, middle for SRO tickets only, bottom is for groups didn't really have any good group areas (aside from suites), this new setup gives them a new area for groups General ballpark comments: Blue walls - there were too many colors before Green wall (didn't elaborate much on this or what type of plants they'd be) They want to create a "that's Miami" look and feel with the new look; they feel this new look is "Miami today" The Club: direct view/access to the field (currently you have to go through back corridors and hallways to get between the Diamond club and field/seating area) view of batting cages (I'd assume it'll be mirrored glass to not disturb the players) more flexible arrangement off seats - not just the 4-8 top tables they have now new food options DJ booth (I question whether that crowd would like that, but ok) revamped bar like you'd see in Wynwood or Brickell General comment: like the idea of small bites/craft cocktails They want care and attention given to ALL areas of the park/experience, not just certain areas. EX: same time/energy devoted to kids area as The Club He hinted at a longer range plan to make further changes, and said they can't do everything at once Promenade/concourse area - the host asked what the casual fan will see has changed in terms of food/beverage: EVERYTHING is changing. Every concession stand is changing - the look, feel, food offering/menu will all be new Bringing in outside-branded concepts iconic to Miami (I'm sure they'd have to keep some traditional places too) more small items (not necessarily a big meal) handheld items - mentioned Peruvian and Argentinian - items that reflect Miami they want the entire experience to reflect Miami, not just relegated to a corner (current Taste of Miami) - again, hopefully that doesn't mean completely eliminating traditional options like burgers and pizza. they want people to experience the smells of food cooking as they walk in the park, like San Francisco with the garlic fries and San Diego with fish tacos didn't say anything about concession prices (like what ATL did with the Falcons), but wasn't asked either They want the park to become a destination for people - a 'home away from home' "Party en el Parque" - weekend themes: Fridays - Little Havana Nights - come relax and blow off steam of the week Saturdays - Party Before Dark - 6pm start times, fireworks. He said earlier start times are better for families and for people that want to go out - it gives them time to go out after the game. Miami has great nightlife. Sundays - Sunday Funday - family oriented, kids-centric - from PA to music, etc. Colors: black/teal represented Florida/Miami then with the new colors, they wanted to create/represent Miami today - he mentioned nightlife several times, which goes with our dark/neon lights theory didn't specifically mention the current colors, but I guess the same comment as the walls/park would apply - too many colors --- Overall, it was good interview. It seems like they have put a lot of thought into what they want to do and improve, and he seems like a great hire for the organization.
  14. 5 points
  15. 4 points
    The Miami Marlins now have a legitimate top 5 farm system according to some baseball insiders. It’s time to think about the 2020 Marlins and what they will look like. In my opinion, the future could very well be next year for the Marlins. They will probably have a new manager. It is the last year before their tv deal expires. It is going to be a very pivotal season. With that being said, I would like to see a lot of our “Baby Fish” make their debut. I strongly believe that this could look a lot like (not exact obviously) our 2020 Miami Marlins, which resembles the 2006 Marlins a lot with all those Rookies. I am really excited for next year because it looks like we are finally going to be seeing some of our highly rated prospects come up to the show. 2020 Miami Marlins Rotation Sixto Sanchez Caleb Smith Edward Cabrera Sandy Alcantara Jordan Yamamoto Bullpen Tayron Guerrero Jarlin Garcia Austin Brice Ryne Stanek Jorge Guzman Jose Urena Pablo Lopez Line-Up CF Monte Harrison 2B Isan Diaz RF JJ Bleday 3B Brian Anderson C Jorge Alfaro 1B Lewin Diaz SS Jazz Chisholm LF Jesus Sanchez P Bench Miguel Rojas Bryan Holaday Garrett Cooper Neil Walker Jon Berti This is not a playoff roster. But I think between 2021-2023 is when you will start seeing the Marlins being really competitive.
  16. 4 points
  17. 4 points
    Maybe we should do minor league game threads instead
  18. 4 points
  19. 4 points
    A loss is still a loss but if you've actually watched these games you've seen this team has battled and kept itself in every game even when its felt over early. Some hate when this is said but a break here and there and this team could have seriously been 6-0 right now. For a team that many expect to approach 100 losses you can't complain about the competitive spirit this squad has shown thus far. Eventually some of these breaks will go our way. Let's get em tonight!
  20. 4 points
    Just imagine, if the Ump made that call against the Yankees in NY..
  21. 4 points
    Oh definitely, he'll be in the bullpen before every start. That's where all the starters warmup.
  22. 4 points
  23. 4 points
    Ok y’all got me more on board with the Blues. Name and numbers look awesome in the sun. Love this new look more and more seeing it outside and on players.
  24. 4 points
  25. 4 points
    If they deemphasize the "baseball" portion, they may lose out on the main demographic of FanFests - kids who want autographs. There seems to be a tension in the marketing department between appealing to the typical baseball crowd (families with kids) and some idealized version of the Miami nightlife crowd. I get that for games, but not a FanFest.
  26. 4 points
    I wish we could just delete all your posts.
  27. 4 points
    WOW FUCK JETER PETERS WAS CLEARLY ON A CY YOUNG TRAJECTORY THIS IS SO MUCH BULLSHIT SHERMAN SHOULD SELL NOW PETERS WILL HAVE AN ANGELS HAT ON HIS HALL OF FAME PLAQUE IT COULD HAVE BEEN A MARLINS HAT
  28. 4 points
    There are no road uniforms. At the urging of Wei Yin Chen the Marlins have decided to not play any road games next season. All 162 games will be played at Marlins Park.
  29. 4 points
    I tried a few quick variations of these two:
  30. 4 points
    I sincerely hope they do make some noise and get these guys on board. I know some of you think I'm on here trolling about the moves they've made and I'm not an actual Marlins fan but I assure you there is no other team I bleed for. Getting these guys and extending JT in the offseason would be a nice start to next year.
  31. 4 points
    If you've never heard of them, why did you fire them, Derek?
  32. 4 points
    Even dumber, now he's accruing service time without even playing. DEMOTE HIM.
  33. 4 points
  34. 4 points
    You F’ing kidding me. What the F is going on with this franchise and fox sports.
  35. 4 points
    Only one problem with that quote... Can't run the organization the way it's been run before??? THEN WHY IS MIKE HILL STILL THE GM????
  36. 4 points
    @taiwanmarlin hurry and take a pic with before he gets traded
  37. 3 points
    Let’s also not forget how we’ve had some shitty pitching out of the bullpen for some stretches this season (Chen and stanek for example). So a one run a game improvement and a slightly better pen would make us a middle of the pack team.
  38. 3 points
    Calm the fuck down. Don't just go around throwing out comparisons to Gallen. It makes you look ignorant. Nobody will ever come close to that level of talent.
  39. 3 points
    This was a great move. I hate it, Because it was a great move. I am so shook right now. The organization we follow are doing what is best for the organization. I'm just shook, I really liked what we saw from Gallen. Strap in, anything is possible.
  40. 3 points
  41. 3 points
    Long Story short: Denbo sabotaged our relationship with Greensboro by being an absolute cocksucker to the team owner Moore about the Bat Dogs. Demanded they be removed by saying after one look at the kennels (paraphrasing) [Get those fucking dogs out here now]. Moore instead choose not to renew contract with Marlins- even after Jeter and Sherman both personally showed up and pretty much begged him to sign an agreement already. He made a decision, Denbo stays, and he leaves. He later signed an agreement with the Pirates, and thats how we ended up in Clinton. Sherman and wife tried to save affiliate deal at end of season, but couldnt. Greensboro guy really didn't like Denbo. Jeter and Sherman both cut scholarship checks in dogs name to try to fix it. Didn't happen. He treats anyone overweight like shit, and fat shames even his scouts. His first meeting with scouts he told them to get in the gym. He now spins this as caring about their health. He doesn't trust anyone outside of his own people and Dan Greenlee. If you contradict him, he pretty much blackballs you. He dismisses opposing opinions and relies strongly on analytics- which is how we lost Austin Nola but 20 team wanted him when he was released. Analytics said he sucked, but it was his first ever year behind the plate. Denbo washed his hands of Nola. He relied on analytics for the Gordon, Stanton, Ozuna and Yelich trades- and that is largely why the deals seems to be failing, although it could be years before we know for sure. Marlins viewed trading Stanton as a coup, and are happy to be rid of the $268MM they owed him. Once saw a Minor Leaguer working out on his own on the back fields of jupiter. Minor Leaguer felt he was being mean mugged. Went to introduce himself and say hi. Denbos says "Do you know who I am". Player responds no, but its a pleasure to meet him. Denbo asks if hes in physical shape, and minor leaguer says he can loose some weight, and he's working on it. Denbo "Good, because if your not in fucking shape you wont be on this team" and leaves. He was cut a month later, and the kid isn't in baseball anymore. Was a Palm Beach Kid too. Refused to draft David Weathers kid because he was a doughy figure, and talked shit to the scout who called him an above average athelete due to him playing basketball. Demanded minor leagues lose weight, which was ok. 35% overweight when they reported last year. This year 5%. Yankees people were happy he was leaving, and they didnt want to resign him. They point to a player he wanted signed that was 5 foot 1. Everyone said no, including GM. He went behind their back and signed the kid to a contract. He did well in single A, but was released, he's out of baseball. Denbo in short : Short tempered, dismissive, narsasistic, perfectionist who believes fat people are disgusting and uses peoples appearance to judge who they are. He's single handily pushed away most of the old staff by being a prick and ended one of the better minor league agreements we had. He's softened up some this year, but he's still an asshole and people are jumping ship. Jeter refused to comment, but Jeter picked Denbo and Greenlee.
  42. 3 points
    i do them separate so they are easily searchable, there used to be a forum just for minors talk, but not sure where that went, took a hiatus last season but im back now.
  43. 3 points
    I haven't watched a game in years. How's Bret Barbarie doing?
  44. 3 points
    Excuse me sir. I take offense to that. I identify today as March 27th, and I expect you and Jeter to accept that.
  45. 3 points
    Lids is gonna honor my cyber Monday code and send me the black jersey!
  46. 3 points
    So you might think I'm saying this as a joke but driving home a few minutes I passed by a police car that had pulled someone over and, since its already night time, the bright blue and red police lights against the darkness of the night actually looked like the new color scheme. Also gotta think how the lights shine so bright almost fluorescent. This isn't an actual pic but it looked kinda like this... I guess any time a cop turns on their lights at night in Miami they'll be repping the Marlins! Brilliant marketing strategy!
  47. 3 points
    Really glad someone posted this finally. Really needed to be posted.
  48. 3 points
    Bryce should worry about winning a playoff series.
  49. 3 points
    And he asked Samson to do the firing so that he didn't have to do it when he took over. And you all thought Jeffrey Loria was the biggest dick on earth. Get ready for the Jeter Era.
  50. 3 points
    Wow. I just stumbled into this old thread. For those curious, here's what I actually did. It was Valentines Day (yes, typical I know, but she thought it was just me being sweet at the time). I set up the table all fancy like, turned of the lights, and served a homemade candlelit dinner to '80s love ballads (don't judge me, it's how I roll). Anyhow, I made an amazing steak, roasted red potatoes, and pan fried asparagus. I don't even like asparagus, but it was amazing. I even bought a $50 bottle of wine just to make the steak sauce. I went all out. Even dressed up real nice like. Anyhow, when the time came to pop, the question, I was so nervous. I had hidden the engagement ring on the underside of the table. And I did a spoken word version of Never Gonna Give You Up. "Joanna, we're no strangers to love. You know the rules and so do I." Pull out the ring box and open it as I say, "A full commitment's what I'm thinkin' of." Well, she did a double take and said, "HOLY CRAP!" followed by, "Is that real!?" and "Yes! YES! YES!"


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