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Kevin Clements

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  1. We talk talk talk. And I like to think a lot of the people on this board use common sense and are really smart and can actually work the front office. Loria and FO don't have this ability. Because at the end based on last year lomo will get traded to so and so for first baseman smelly schmuckatelly, a low A prospect. So yes I'm all for this trade but these goofs won't think about it....until....they spend the money I mean, the difference between LoMo and Trumbo's salaries will only be like $1-2 Million next year, and the year after that. If this trade isn't conceived it's not because o
  2. We're going to have to overpay for any FAs after what happened last year, so you have to take that into consideration. I also have to imagine, based on quotes from players, that other players will probably discourage them from coming down here because of the ownership. Some people seem to have a selected memory and forget the anger and resentment expressed by Reyes and Buehrle both of which are respected by their peers. If I were an athlete and considering signing with Miami, I know I would reach out to them and ask them some very pointed questions about Loria & the Miami organization
  3. The system may not be perfect and it may not always work, but it is there for a good reason. Not perfect? Of course not, we're talking about the government. There for a good reason? Is that what you call a government that can never stop tinkering with us on an ever-larger scale? I'd say that you have a much too benign view of government bureaucrats and their petty fiefdoms who spend most of their time "investigating" and settling with their investigative targets with the purpose of justifying next year's budget and appropriations so as to grow their budgets and fiefdoms, or at least
  4. I do want to say I think there may be too much government regulation, but none at all can't be good either. There has to be a balance. When I was a teen, I worked after school for a veteranarian. Once a month the area Vets got together and set prices for their services and set pay scales for their workers. I have no idea if that was illegal and they should have been investigated, but if you worked hard, it didn't matter as there was no chance of getting a raise and as a consequence, there was a lot of turnover in personnel. I think one of the problems we have in the workforce today is t
  5. The system may not be perfect and it may not always work, but it is there for a good reason. Not perfect? Of course not, we're talking about the government. There for a good reason? Is that what you call a government that can never stop tinkering with us on an ever-larger scale? I'd say that you have a much too benign view of government bureaucrats and their petty fiefdoms who spend most of their time "investigating" and settling with their investigative targets with the purpose of justifying next year's budget and appropriations so as to grow their budgets and fiefdoms, or at lea
  6. So if he was really going to spend that much Admin, is he willing to spend it after not signing this guy ? Probably not, so he talks a big game, but in the end its worth about as much as the stuff floating around in the sewer system. So now, does he trade Morrison before the start of the year ? Or do you see him as more of a mid-season trade ?
  7. Often times, the best coaches weren't all stars. Those who can, do. Those who can't, teach. And you can't make chicken salad out of chicken sh*t, which is often what kind of talent level the Marlins have had.
  8. If I'm Loria I sell the goddamn team. If he really wants one more go at the postseason, he should wait until after next season to make another big splash. Sign everyone, roll the dice, and if it doesn't work, sell the f***ing team as I cannot take another roster overhaul. Stop with the stupid sign a catcher after a career year talk. We did that with John Buck. Worked out great, didn't it? Loria isn't selling. He's making money too easily.
  9. But of course the real point, which I made on another thread and is being made here, is that MOST players will go with the money. Wilson wanted to go with someone close to his home-grounds, as will some others. Wilson going elsewhere most likely didn't say anything at all about Loria or the Marlins, as he would likely have refused more money from anyone else not in CA, too. Two other possible elements in decisions -- 1) The dollars are more likely to be effective with guys who haven't had a big FA pay-day before and who didn't get huge money in their arb years, that is, the kind of guys
  10. Mark Buerhle, Mr. Family Man "I like stability" Pit Bull lover that can't live in Miami with a Pit Bull, signed with the team that offered the most money. That should be a perfect example. But I guess you are forgetting all of the hullabaloo left in the wake of the Toronto trade - it resulted in several days of quotes from José Reyes and Mark Buerhle in the local and national media, and also some quotes from their agents as well. I don't think they have been totally forgotten yet. It will be interesting to see if they can get anyone of worth to bite on what Loria and Jennings/Hi
  11. Joe Rose is reporting this morning on his radio show, that initially the unused tickets being sold post-game, had the wrong date (October 3rd) on them when you printed them out. He is saying at least 6 are known to have been downloaded before the problem was corrected. I cannot find corroboration with a link online however. If true, that's pretty pathetic.
  12. Plenty of people will want the job when it's one of only 30. well there's not much job security, I would bet that Loria gets turned down more than the average owner would. 1st thing any Marlins coach / managers should learn - don't buy a house.
  13. and no Mike Trout & Josh Hamilton. I guess plans will still be on to go to Tampa to see them next year.
  14. It will be interesting to see who takes this over. Loria may try to reach out to a lot of guys, but the track record is starting to get a real reputation. I don't think he'll find many very receptive ears.
  15. Just sign McCann, I see no reason he won't sign here if we offer a fair deal so let's get it done. Admin I'm not sure anyone will do that unless they are given a contract that has a no-trade or at least gives them some control as a no-trade-to-this-team clause in their contract. Loria has said he won't give no-trades, so I'm thinking he has to way overpay (not bloody likely) or settle for more Greg Dobbs's and that's not likely to bring you a real winner. Loria and his priggish ways are going to cost him wins or money in his wallet and who knows, maybe both.
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