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  1. 8 points
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  3. 8 points
    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
    The lowest point is going lower. This is really an all time level terrible team. Can’t score, other than in one game out of ten, and absolutely no baby cake or jumbo shrimp player will even make a dent in changing that. Harrison and Diaz would plainly be overmatched at the MLB level. Team must hit it really big on their draft picks on hitters over the next few years as the Astros did with Correa, Springer and Bergman and as the Cubs did or the hopelessness will go on for a very long time. Really upsetting that this front office couldn’t turn Stanton, Ozuna, Yelich, Realmuto etc into at least one frontline can’t miss hitting prospect. They had an advantage that no other rebuilding team has ever had and for my mind they butchered it badly. I’m sorry but their starting pitching prospects are just average at best. Richards and Smith, their best, were acquired other than via the trades. Pablo came from the only good trade they made. We’ll see about Sixto. Gallen and Niedert seem like right hand Nicolino’s. Hope I’m wrong but I’m skeptical. Other highlighted trade acquisitions look like relievers, including Sandy. Really down on what this front office has accomplished so far. Don’t see them as much of an improvement over Loria, which is a very very low bar.
  24. 4 points
    Maybe we should do minor league game threads instead
  25. 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."
  26. 4 points
  27. 4 points
    Weird how Das said in the past that the Marlins got ripped off in that Ozuna trade.
  28. 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.
  29. 4 points
  30. 4 points
    Just imagine, if the Ump made that call against the Yankees in NY..
  31. 4 points
    We expect him to continue till October!!!!!
  32. 4 points
    I need help. I know I’m going to end up getting the blue version, and probably more fitted on fields if I can find MLB 150 MUSA.
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  34. 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!
  35. 4 points
    Frankly Samson disagreeing with a transaction, makes me more confident it was the right move.
  36. 4 points
    Oh definitely, he'll be in the bullpen before every start. That's where all the starters warmup.
  37. 4 points
    I'm having a small ceremony to celebrate my accomplishment. It will not be hosted IN Marlins Park. It will be outside, as going inside would mean being a fake fan. Gifts are not required, but will be accepted. Feel free to bring signs in protest. Unfortunately, March 5th (3/05) has already passed. So it will take place on May 3rd instead (5/03) at 3:05pm. Please RSVP here!
  38. 4 points
    https://t.co/4XLtXRPhdH PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Lewis Brinson went home last offseason determined to make a change. After batting .199 with a 30 percent strikeout rate in his rookie season, the Marlins outfielder knew things could not continue as they were. He hit the cages hard—“I kind of lived in the cage almost,” he quipped—but it wasn’t in a quest for a swing change. For Brinson, what he needed to alter was his approach. “I did my homework, did my research and tried to find myself a little bit,” said Brinson, who entered last year ranked No. 18 on the BA Top 100 Prospects list. “This offseason it was just more about approach. Just trying to stay up the middle, the other way. Try and lengthen my swing out a little bit and keep my bat in the zone a long time. Nothing real major. More approach than anything.” Brinson, the top prospect the Marlins acquired in the Christian Yelich trade, showcased what’s changed in the Marlins’ 14-6 loss to the Mets on Wednesday. He hit two mammoth home runs, including one that clanked off the scoreboard at First Data Field. But as notable as the home runs themselves was the leadup to them. In Brinson’s first at-bat, he took a first-pitch fastball low and inside from Mets lefthander Steven Matz to get ahead 1-0. Last year, low and inside was the location he swung at more than any other when facing lefties, and the spot he whiffed the most too, according to Baseball Savant. With his altered approach this year, Brinson instead took the pitch to get ahead and forced Matz to come into him with a fastball over the plate. Brinson didn’t miss it, launching Matz’s 94 mph offering deep beyond the fence in left-center. In Brinon’s second at-bat, he again got ahead 1-0 by laying off of another inside fastball, this time from righthander Walker Lockett. Lockett again had to come into Brinson, left a hanging curveball over the plate, and Brinson sent it halfway up the scoreboard. Last year, Brinson was likely to swing at both of the first pitches, putting himself in a disadvantageous count from that start and changing the entire makeup of the at-bat. Now, he’s putting himself in a better position to succeed with his new approach, and the early results are showing it. He’s 4-for-9 with three home runs and a double to start spring training. It’s still the early part of spring and there is a long way to go, but Brinson knows if he can stick with his new approach, he has a prime opportunity for a bounceback year. “Now it’s just translate my approach that I have into the season,” Brinson said. “Same pitchers out there, brighter lights, but it’s still baseball. I’m just going to take this approach I have in spring and take it into the season.”
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  40. 4 points
    Look guys, made in the US!!! I think this is our @el_gmac For those who don't have ig:
  41. 4 points
  42. 4 points
    SixtoButthurt? It’s obnoxious, I agree. They are the punching bag and will be until they start winning.
  43. 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.
  44. 4 points
    Yeah for sure. I picked me up a ST hat (no patch). OHHHH. I completely forgot to post it: They had these hats with the blue bill.
  45. 4 points
    Can we line up all the media and fans who thought the Marlins holding out on the return for JT was a disaster in the making?
  46. 4 points
    They’re not getting Alfaro to DH. Stick to the Cardinals.
  47. 4 points
    I hope they add the option to tank and save money by leaving the roof open.
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  49. 4 points
    Derek Dietrich, when he gets older and worse, will be Neil Walker. Nick Wittgren, when he gets older and worse, will be Jordan Milbrath. The Marlins are just time traveling and you plebes don't understand it.
  50. 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.


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