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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
    I'd add in Conley if he gets hot. Guerrero too honestly. Honestly I dont think they should hold out any bullpen arm thats desired if it can net you a fairly decent prospect, since bullpens are easy as fuck to figure out long term. Sell high on any and all of them. Walker for sure.
  14. 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.
  15. 5 points
    Hey guys, I think we should Trade him to Daimondbacks for Kevin Cron, and Geraldo Perdomo, and Domingo Leyba. I am surprised nobody has brought this idea up before.
  16. 5 points
    Having been at the game on sunday, what a fun time...hadn't been to the stadium in over 2 years (since my dad passed) but had a great time and the team looked good against a great pitcher, and Sandy pitched a GEM....will be back soon to the park with my kiddos.
  17. 5 points
    Only Urena is tradeable right now. I can't believe anyone thinks it's ok to trade any of the other starters right now. We finally have SP depth you keep all of it to see which ones become part of the future here. No way you give up on any of them now. Why is this even a question considering our past? Castillo and Paddack show that you don't sacrifice prospects for quick fixes... Brad Hand and Andrew Miller show that you don't give up struggling major leaguers... The bats will come in other ways. With all the pitching being accumulated they can focus on bats in the next few drafts, there's still international free agents, you can sign in free agency when the time is right, some of the minor leaguer bats will pan out eventually, and lastly if more of the pitchers pan out than expected than you can ultimately trade from that depth but not yet. No way Jose.
  18. 5 points
    and just think 100 years from now all these players would be dead so it's good they traded them before that
  19. 5 points
    I heard he tried to slam the door on his way out and grounded into a double play.
  20. 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.
  21. 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
  22. 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.
  23. 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?
  24. 5 points
    No, it was a baseball game. This is a sign.
  25. 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
  26. 5 points
    The loyalty to the Fish…
  27. 5 points
    Miles Mikolas vs Sandy Alcantara Game is on Fox Sports Florida, MLB.tv
  28. 5 points
    Just hope he would never "swing and mish"…
  29. 5 points
    A lot less cleavage with the blue walls and tiles
  30. 4 points
    Hey Brewers, you may have Yelich but how many World Series titles you got????
  31. 4 points
    I’m going to go with ‘helps’ assuming that it’s a result of getting production from our “future core”. If the reason we are .500 is because of guys like Harold Ramirez, Andy, Alfaro, Diaz*, Harrison*, and the SP staff, this is a HUGE positive to the rebuild as we will be checking off boxes along the way. Regarding the draft picks, if this was the NFL that would be a concern. There are too many ways to acquire talent in baseball (International, trade deadline, Rule 5) for that to outweigh positives from guys already in the system
  32. 4 points
    I say helps for the same reason @SonOfJack says, plus it builds the winning mentality the team needs going forward (believe I said that in the other thread, too). Kinda fun that this current run of games is making us even consider this possibility. lol
  33. 4 points
    I don’t understand. How many threads are needed from you in one evening to repeat the same thing?
  34. 4 points
    hope he had a good experience
  35. 4 points
    Maybe we should do minor league game threads instead
  36. 4 points
  37. 4 points
    If he does I'm going to fire him in MLB 19.
  38. 4 points
  39. 4 points
    Frankly Samson disagreeing with a transaction, makes me more confident it was the right move.
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  42. 4 points
    Look guys, made in the US!!! I think this is our @el_gmac For those who don't have ig:
  43. 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.
  44. 4 points
    @hovertical @DTrain @pollythewog @SixYearItch I apologize... I'm cluttering up so many threads pointing out how everyone thinks we suck when they're actually all right. It's true we have sucked for over 15 years now and we will continue to suck until we somehow get the last winning out of a World Series again. There is no middle ground other than that. The team will never take positive steps forward until they've actually got their hands on that next World Series trophy. There is no reason to show pride in the team I've followed closely for 26 years. My bad.
  45. 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.
  46. 4 points
    Also, for anyone not paying attention, Frisaro will be announcing the JT trade on Monday as new news.
  47. 4 points
    They’re not getting Alfaro to DH. Stick to the Cardinals.
  48. 4 points
    Thank Goodness you're not a Marlin fan.
  49. 4 points
    Bro you should probably give Jeter a chance for once. You're always so negative about him. Cut the guy some slack already.
  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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