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  1. I don't know why but JJ hasn't played a game (in PR winter league) since November 18th. 10 at bats, four hits. That was it. Frisaro is saying (I assume from the Marlins FO) he will be given the opportunity to win the third base job this spring. If so, there's so many questions that opens up. I don't have to put up a list of players that potentially affects but besides the obvious Sanchez and Morrison are the two at the bottom who could fall off the quickest. I think the reason Frisaro said that is because under Rule 5 rules, if he doesn't make the opening day roster, he gets sent
  2. arrange for a bond underwriter to place the bonds with investors, corporate or individual. believe me you don't want to know the intricacies of bond financing. I see....so basically what the city and county have agreed to do here is sell a bunch of bonds and use that money to pay for the stadium. Thanks. Correct. They just need to make sure that the bonds do, in fact, sell on the open market. If they don't, then we have problems. If they can't sell those bonds, then there are bigger problems than just this stadium financing. Fishin2004 - I'm not sure what the money is going t
  3. arrange for a bond underwriter to place the bonds with investors, corporate or individual. believe me you don't want to know the intricacies of bond financing. I see....so basically what the city and county have agreed to do here is sell a bunch of bonds and use that money to pay for the stadium. Thanks.
  4. I'm no expert, but I think it means if they can't secure the bonds, they can kill the deal. Nobody involved in the deal thinks this will be a problem. OK...so I'm gonna really expose my ignorance and ask what it means to "secure the bonds". Here's what I'm taking away from all of this: the city, county, and Marlins all agreed to put themselves on the hook for the money, but they don't actually have that kind of money lying around right now to spend. Now they need to seek investors who actually have that kind of money lying around, and because investing in a deal backed by earmarked
  5. Reading the article in the Herald about the new stadium, I noticed this line: "If the county, city or Marlins can't find proper financing by July 1, any of the entities can kill the deal." Can someone please explain to me what this means? These days, hearing someone say "OK, great, we're all set....now all we need is $500 million in financing" doesn't really instill a lot of confidence, but no one really seems all that concerned. Why is that? What was all this county and city voting about, if they still need to find financing for the stadium? Article: http://www.miamiherald.com/486
  6. I've gotta think that if he signs anywhere for the minimum, it will be here. He could easily be our everyday catcher by showing he's even just 70% of what he once was. Most other teams either have a better option, or an option they are hoping to groom. But if he's going to play for the minimum, there's no point in signing until he absolutely needs to. That offer will always be on the table. Plus, there's always the chance that he only wants to play b/c he sees this as his last chance to make a few extra million. In that case, he may just wait until spring training to see if some
  7. the marlins arent ever going to get a stadium. and if they do...it wont be here. and if they do...we wont be around long enough to see it. im going out on a limb here but i think... if the marlins dont get their stadium they will renogotiate with new dolphins owner and extend the lease at dolphin stadium another 8 to 10 years. guys....they have NOWHERE to go. plus, did you know that the marlins franchise is one of the most profitable in all of sports? why would they go anywhere? (i will find the si article where i read those statistics and post it later). alone in tv deals they make
  8. the marlins arent ever going to get a stadium. and if they do...it wont be here. and if they do...we wont be around long enough to see it. im going out on a limb here but i think... if the marlins dont get their stadium they will renogotiate with new dolphins owner and extend the lease at dolphin stadium another 8 to 10 years. guys....they have NOWHERE to go. plus, did you know that the marlins franchise is one of the most profitable in all of sports? why would they go anywhere? (i will find the si article where i read those statistics and post it later). alone in tv deals they make
  9. Here's what PECOTA does: it takes the last three years worth of stats that a given player has had, finds players throughout baseball history who have had similar statistics over a three-year stretch at the same age, and then tries to predict what will happen in 2009 for today's player based upon what happened to all of those players in the past in the year after that three year stretch. You can see why this would cause problems for the Marlins players. Many of them - Cantu, Nolasco, Anibal for example - have had at least one lost season in the past three years. PECOTA is going to find man
  10. Cantu just put us in the lead with a monster but to respond, yes I do know great attorneys and I do know people who are up there in city management. If you watched those webcasts a while back, you saw him. No one that I know who has worked directly with this stadium deal is concerned AT ALL about ANY of these issues. I dont blame any marlins fan for being scared. Like I said in my post before, its understandable, BUT listen to me people. I promise you this is done and in the bag. There has already been too much money put into this deal for it to be turned around. Its done, finished, complete,
  11. Maybe they could spring for an extra pair or two, just in case. maybe he could. it's not like he isn't making enough money to pay for them. i'm surprised he doesn't have multiple pairs in his car and at home. even i buy prescription glasses three at a time. I like how suddenly Gregg is the token "rich guy" on the Marlins....
  12. MIAMI (CBS4) ― It's stadium so our police officers will patrol it. With that sentiment in mind, the Miami Dade County Commission voted Tuesday to require county police officers and firefighters to provide security, police and fire rescue services at the new Miami Marlins stadium when it's completed. The vote was just another step toward a showdown with the City of Miami feels their officers should provide security and fire services for the new stadium since it sits inside the city's limits. CBS4's news partners at the Miami Herald report last week Miami commissioners voted to demand
  13. Can someone explain to me what Braman's angle is in all this? Is he simply a fiscal conservative who doesn't believe tax money should go towards a stadium? Or does he have some other angle here I'm not seeing?
  14. I've always found it expensive to argue with lawyers, my own or otherwise so I'll defer to you. Haha...hey, believe me, nobody hopes I'm wrong on this more than me! In fact, if the Marlins legal team was looking for help to defend against this Braman case, I'd consider working pro bono.....
  15. I'm not a lawyer (nor do I play one on TV) but I'm sure a number of them will opine as the day goes on. Here's my read. This is only a "subsidy" if the Marlins owned the stadium which they do not. The county has decided in its infinite wisdom with excellent legal advice before moving forward, to construct a building in which baseball may be played. They have been lucky enough to find a tenant for said building before even beginning construction and further that tenant has agreed to "give" the county $150+ million towards their project. The county is not subsidizing the Marlins, the Marli
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