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    The Reds want the best catcher in baseball and they want their 5th best prospect to be the centerpiece. Add the Reds to the list of teams that can suck a big bag of dicks.
  4. 7 points
  5. 7 points
    I think that the Cardinals are in trouble.
  6. 6 points
    Hi all just joined the group today, looking forward to many great discussions with you all. Been a fish fan since 93 and I figured I’d start off by offering my all time best Marlin 25 man roster (based on Marlins stats only) Starting pitchers Kevin Brown Josh Beckett Jose Fernandez Dontrelle Willis Ricky Nolasco Bullpen Felix Heredia Dennis Cook Matt Mantei Jay Powell Bryan Harvey Antonio Alfonseca Closer Rob Nenn Starters C Charles Johnson 1B Derrick Lee 2B Luis Castillo SS Hanley Ramirez 3B Mike Lowell RF Giancarlo Stanton CF Juan Pierre LF Gary Sheffield Bench Jeff Connie JT Realmuto Edgar Renteria Cliff Floyd Kurt Abbott Love to hear you guys’ feedback
  7. 6 points
    Why can't it be both though? Getting the right players and teaching them right takes time so why not work on the fan experience along the way? And the people who work on the fan experience aren't the one who work on the on field product so it's not like working on either should take away from the other. I hate the insinuation that working on the fan experience means they aren't working on improving the on field product.
  8. 6 points
    He was probably just looking for some attention and look he's getting it.
  9. 6 points
    This is going to hurt so bad wen Straily gets picked up by the Patriots and replaces Gronkowski seamlessly.
  10. 6 points
    it's just a stupid premise that there is some abstract force that is behind this. There's no point to the article. For instance: Beckett and Lowell were traded for Hanley Castillo spent 10+ years with the fish and made majority of his $ as marlin Uggla was rule 5 and absolutely horrible after the trade Since being traded, Nolasco has been worth 5 WAR (after 18 with the fish)
  11. 6 points
    Hows this work? I just used a screenshot from that twitter thing, I didn't know where they got the image of the new rendering from originally to show a wider view. Here's the "original" (neweest rendering) for reference:
  12. 6 points
    Far superior defensively? JT is the best all around catcher for a reason. 1) Statcast the past four years has proven he's the fastest, as he led that category the past 4 seasons. 2) JT has the best pop time in the league because he has the 3rd strongest arm and the 3rd fastest exchange rate. 3) Those things allow JT to have one of the best caught stealing percentages in the league 4) JT has improved his power every year and he's been hitting the ball better every year. 5) JT's last 4 years Def rating according to fangraphs - 8.8 / 10.3 / 12.6 / 7.9 = 9.9 AVG meanwhile Barnhart 5.9 / 11 / 14.9 / 5.5 = 9.325 AVG So yeah, not only is JT, FAR superior with the bat, he's actually faster, stronger arm, better pop time, better defensively and he's better at framing (he's average at it but Barnhart is awful at it) https://www.mlb.com/news/jt-realmuto-may-be-mlbs-best-catcher/c-282201118 https://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?playerid=10200&position=C https://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?playerid=11739&position=C https://legacy.baseballprospectus.com/sortable/index.php?cid=1918718 Since I took you to school, here are my sources. The MLB article is by far the most interesting. And last by not least, you don't get better and build for the future by trading away the best catcher in baseball and letting the team get value out of an OK 28 year old catcher who isn't getting better and won't be part of this team long-term. "hey we can rebuild and compete at the same time guys" - Adam Gase
  13. 5 points
    Ok everyone. I'm finally getting around to my update/thoughts/photos on the park renovations. Sorry there are a lot of images here, but I wanted to give those REAL fans that haven't been a look at the updated park. Entering the park - the new fences around the park seem very imposing and unfriendly. They also block off what was supposed to be the area for the home run sculpture next year, which I find interesting and perhaps telling? They finally put banners up on the parking garages, and you can also see the new fences: Coming into the home plate entrance area, they put some nice looking mural type things. I thought this was neat - in the windows, they put each player and where they're from. The area behind home plate and the info booth (now the Marlins Member "headquarters" or something to that effect) is now just completely empty. There used to be a few concession stands here that had been closed since early in the new park the concessions were removed so now it's just open and you can go look out the window if you want. My fears from FanFest in regards to the concession appearance were allayed - at FanFest they were unpainted (just white) and had no customization - they just weren't finished yet. Now each stand had its own look, and it turned out nicely. Before deciding on what to eat, I circled the park several times checking all the options out. Aside from the two 3o5 places, food pricing is roughly the same as before, but the food options/quality looked better. The food looked more appetizing than before. I wound up going to "La Pepa" and got a "spanish flavored/inspired" (something along those lines) pulled pork sandwich: It was good, though could've used more meat. The Bobblehead museum is now in the outfield/center field near the Billy's Kid Zone. To emphasize the park renovations are not completed (or promote the "cheap Jeter" narrative, you can see in (closed) the upper deck that concessions up there have not been renovated. I can't comment on the second deck, but since it's open, I'd guess they redid the concessions on that level? Although they didn't mention it in anything I've seen. --- They put picnic benches in the outfield concourse: I'll continue in the next post.
  14. 5 points
    Marlins Daily Minor League Report for April 4 – Opening Day!!! Triple A: New Orleans was PPD vs. Round Rock Game will be made up in DH on Saturday 4/6 Double A: Jackson (1-0) 5, Jacksonville (0-1) 0 Magneuris Sierra, CF: 0-4, 1 K Joe Dunand, SS: 0-3, 1 BB, 3 K Justin Twine, 3B: 1-3 Stone Garrett, RF: 0-3, 3 K Rodrigo Vigil, C : 0-3, 1 K Robert Dugger (L, 0-1) 4.0 IP, 4 H, 4 R (4 ER), 5 BB, 6 K ADV. CLASS A: Palm Beach (1-0) 4, Jupiter (0-1) 1 Jose Devers, SS: 4 Victor Victor Mesa, CF: 0-4, 1 SB 1) Tristan Pompey, LF : 2-4, 1 R, 1 K Riley Mahan, 2B: 0-4, 3 K James Nelson, 3B: 0-4, 1 K Isael Soto, DH: 0-2, 1 BB, 2 K Trevor Rogers, SP: (L, 0-1) 3.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R (2 ER), 3 BB, 4 K Alex Mateo, RP: 2.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R (0 ER), 2 BB, 3 K Tyler Stevens, RP: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 0 K CLASS A: Kane County (1-0) 2, Clinton (0-1) 0 Connor Scott, CF: 0-4, 1 K Will Banfield, C : 0-3, 1 BB< 1 K Thomas Jones, LF: 0-4, 2 K Demetrius Sims, 2B: 2-4, 1 2B (1), 1 K Jerar Encarnacion, RF: 3-4, 1 K Chris Vallimont, SP: 5.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R (0 ER), 2 BB, 8 K Nestor Bautista, RP: (L, 0-1) 1.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 1 K Tyler Jones, RP: 1.1 IP, 4 H, 1 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 3 K
  15. 5 points
    I am a big proponent of letting kids in free. The money right now is in TV, but real fans are made by experiencing the game action in person. If you get them early, they will become fans for life. That is how you build a fan base. Plus if kids are coming, then you still make money off their parents and concessions. I don't really see the downside.
  16. 5 points
    per ESPN: Said Mets manager Mickey Callaway: "I saw a guy trying to get out of the way of a fastball that was going to hit him in the face." When Stanton got hit in the face you saw a guy trying to get out of the way. He collapsed his feet and was already falling to avoid contact. With Lagares, you had someone trying to block the ball with the bat. His body language said nothing about moving out of the way. If it is a swing when it happened to Stanton and then for Reed (Johnson) one pitch later to get a strikeout, then there is no reason why this should go as a HBP. I mean if a pitch was coming at you and you swung the bat at it to try to deflect it and it still hit you, what do you think the call would be?
  17. 5 points
    No, it was a baseball game. This is a sign.
  18. 5 points
    Reynolds also says multiple times that Jeter keeps "taking shots" no wonder this team doesn't win when their CEO is drunk all the time #FuckJeter
  19. 5 points
    The loyalty to the Fish…
  20. 5 points
    Miles Mikolas vs Sandy Alcantara Game is on Fox Sports Florida, MLB.tv
  21. 5 points
    Just hope he would never "swing and mish"…
  22. 5 points
    A lot less cleavage with the blue walls and tiles
  23. 4 points
    Today all MLB players managers and coaches will wear #42 to remind us all of how many millions of dollars Wei Yin Chen is still owed by the Miami Marlins. A very bold statement being made by MLB, be proud of this day for bringing awareness to this travesty. It's not often that all of MLB bands together to protest one horrible player like this so this is a landmark moment for all of MLB and all of sports. In a statement, former Marlins team president David Samson said "We signed Wei Yin Chen back in 2016 to be a number 2 starter... and he definitely has been that, a number 2."
  24. 4 points
    Continuing on, now getting to the main changes. I got an SRO ticket to the "Estrella Jalisco Party Pass" - this gives you access to the right field zone and the center field thing. They'll give you a wrist band if you want so you don't have to pull out your ticket every time (the RF zone they didn't check tickets, the CF area they did). It was actually a nice wrist band - a fabric one with a little plastic tab with the logo on it. General views of the park: The RF sightline was actually pretty good - part of it is not under the second deck, and that's where I started out - it was nice not having something above you, especially with the roof open. They did include monitors showing the game on the second tier just above the RF SRO area, which was a nice touch Here's a view from the CF zone. Also to note - the "second level" of it is just that tier right above the "Proud Partners" area - so it's like 5 steps down from the other row, not really anything special. The area above that is open to everyone, and below that is a sizable area for groups that also has two tiers to it: Here's the expanded Budweiser Bar: And the uppermost tier (open to everyone) of the AutoNation Alley. They put a bar with a few alcoholic drink options: The view of the SRO ticket area - as you can see it's only a few steps below the "regular" concourse The batters eye. I thought the real bushes on the lower part looked better than the fake ivy, but it looks good overall Lastly, the left field auxiliary video board is now completely useless. They cycle through a few random statistics of the pitcher (like ERA with 2 outs or something like that), and shows nothing else that the main video board shows (the main board too now shows a fraction of the info it used to). A few final thoughts: -Interestingly, they did not put any speakers in the CF zone, and it's oddly quiet out there. You can obviously still hear the PA announcer from across the park, but no direct sound near you, which is odd. Conversely, in the other area, it was a tad loud. -The band was near the bullpen right near the RF zone - they weren't annoyingly loud where I was, but they put them in the front row, they stand the whole time and I'd hate to have to sit behind/near them the whole game. -I got tired of standing after a while, I went and sat in the home run porch for a while for something different. I could've sat in front of the RF zone, but didn't. -I saw Chip Bowers on the concourse at the end of the game - I should've gone and talked to him, but didn't. --- If anyone has any questions, feel free to ask, I'll be happy to answer, I'm sure there are things I'm not thinking of right now.
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  26. 4 points
    Marlins have a chance to take a series for the first time this season against future NLWC opponent Atlanta Braves. It's a battle of the lefties as Caleb Smith squares off against Sean Newcomb. Smith has a short outing his first time out, going just five innings while punching out eight and allowing a couple of runs. This was of course the infamous bunt foul "hit by pitch" game. Smith did only walk one but his pitch count got a little too high to go too deep in the game. Newcomb's first start was even shorter than Smith's, going only 4 innings. Newcomb struck out three and allowed 10 baserunners, four on walks, but allowed no runs. One hopes he continues to have command issues and the Fish take advantage.
  27. 4 points
    I just wanted to say that per fangraphs, Martin Prado is on pace for a 7 WAR season. Clearly, we will be able to trade him in the middle of the season and he will become the third consecutive MVP that we traded when he wins it this year.
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  29. 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!
  30. 4 points
    If he does I'm going to fire him in MLB 19.
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    Fox Sports recently added the Marlins opening day game vs. the Rockies on Fox Sports Go for those in North and Central Florida. Marlins Live! is airing now.
  33. 4 points
    This video was very weird. No mention of the fact that we almost lost baseball when Loria bought the team and Henry got his upgrade to Boston . There was also virtually no mention of how the team was put back together by Beinfest other than Miggy and Beckett, or how Henry also gave up on Florida like Huizenga did when he also was denied his stadium. To be honest, even though Loria is rightly reviled here, it must be said that we still have Major League baseball (well, a bunch of kids who may be good some day) because Loria chose to save us rather than stay in Montreal. When Henry was getting the upgrade, Loria was given a choice - you can keep the team in Montreal and we'll move the Marlins to Washington, or you can have the Marlins and we'll move the Expos to Washington. So, thanks, Jeff!
  34. 4 points
    Oh definitely, he'll be in the bullpen before every start. That's where all the starters warmup.
  35. 4 points
    This is the National League, bitch.
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  38. 4 points
    While I agree that it is a bannable offense, I do not agree that I should be the one banned. Thus, I have decided I am going to ban @pollythewog for 10 minutes so he can think about what I did.
  39. 4 points
    No. That tweet is saying they’re seventh best of the nine lists they’ve released so far
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  41. 4 points
    SixtoButthurt? It’s obnoxious, I agree. They are the punching bag and will be until they start winning.
  42. 4 points
    Maybe next year's ST hat will be black/blue bill with just the fish (no M) like this years. That'd be a good look.
  43. 4 points
    Also, for anyone not paying attention, Frisaro will be announcing the JT trade on Monday as new news.
  44. 4 points
    Thank Goodness you're not a Marlin fan.
  45. 4 points
    Update in. Various teams are interested in Realmuto.
  46. 4 points
    I hope they add the option to tank and save money by leaving the roof open.
  47. 4 points
    Injury history or strong chance to need TJ surgery in the near future is a plus.
  48. 4 points
    The Marlins are being defensive. They probably know the teams JT would want to go to and they definitely know more or less what he's looking for in an extension - both years and annual amount. By denying all teams a chance to negotiate you keep the playing field even. If you let someone negotiate with him and his demands are too high, the team might balk. And then leak how much JT actually wants which could turn off some F.O. peeps from other teams. If he had only 1 year left, I'd get it. But it's two years. Only the Padres are asking for this window because they're cheap. (not that a Marlins fan should be able to call any other team cheap but...) The Dodgers and Astros and whoever else can trade for him and then wait 6-12 months and resign him after he likes the city and the team etc. I don't like everything the Marlins have done but this makes sense to me. It's two years. Take it or leave it. Fuck off if it's not good enough for you. I don't blame the Padres at all for asking, they're trying to be resourceful and beating around the bush with Manny also. Maybe if they land one they'll be more willing to go for the other also and keep that WS window open for as long as possible. I also don't blame the Marlins for their stance. They aren't budging on their asking price, on negotiating windows, on anything. They're showing resolve and dare I say it competence. I'm cool with it.
  49. 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.
  50. 4 points
    Houston Acquires: JT Realmuto* Miami Acquires: Kyle Tucker Forest Whitley Alex Bregman Francis Martes Jake Marisnick *PTBNL [completed on March 3rd, it's JT Realmuto] Who says no?


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