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Jay Ram

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  1. I'm waiting on some or one of these young grasshoppers from the '14 draft to start to flash.
  2. ​The Dolphins organization gets a bad rap. I like the owner, he's made a few mistakes but spends willfully and doesn't micro manage his football execs. That's all you want.
  3. I get the frustration 100%. This organization is behind and it makes being an informed fan less fun. It's an ownership issue all the way down to the likeminded managers they look for.
  4. ​This. This organization isn't going to get a forward thinking manager. They will go with someone like-minded. So let's not think they will hire a manager with any analytical edge who does anything other than think conventionally.
  5. For such a barren system J.T is such a welcome glimpse of talent. Over/Under how many more games the org runs out Salt?
  6. If you aren't blocked by that pretty face you can't call yourself a Marlins fan.
  7. Jay Ram

    Justin Bohn

    I've been following middle infield options since last season with the realization than Hech will never be good. Bohn is supposedly a decent defender, but he's not much of a prospect overall. Utility is the projection. He hit his ass of last season and we can only hope he progresses a little more. So even as he projects as a backup ML player, Hech is barely a ML player, so could he be an upgrade over him in '16? Sure. This organization is blind for Hech though.
  8. This thread makes me a little embarrassed to be a "fan," but yea, historically this bad a start doesn't work out. I'll hold out hope for now.
  9. I haven't been big on this staff for awhile. It's gonna be mediocre. Thankfully Henderson is legit good. The rest seems like it's just depth arms. The offense will do better though.
  10. As usual, Mike Hill and his evaluations based on prehistoric ocular testing is to blame. Salt should have a platoon complement. Solano should not be starting more than eight times in a season. Hech.
  11. I'm not gonna shit on Red for this. It's the organizations fault. You don't have a platoon option for an onvious platoon catcher. Instead you have Mathis, who couldn't hit .300 in Single A. They are who they are. Nothing has changed in terms of evaluation. The sooner Hech and Salt play their way out of jobs the sooner the team will be better for it, unfortunately, but Salty would be fine as a platoon catcher. I would blame Red but he's stuck.
  12. ​Unfortunately I'm one of the weirdos in the Dee cult. I believe in things like "he changes the dynamic of our lineup" and stuff. ​ Can you at least acknowledge that he doesn't shit roses and there are legit concerns about his contact rates and ability to get on base enough for a first hitter? We can acknowledge that and still be hopeful that he improves and it works out. But as of now his track record suggests that it's tough to envision him getting on base enough to 'change he lineup' He's not perfect. With that said he absolutely changes the dynamic of our entire lineup and he only does that from the top. He has the kind of speed that changes the way people play the game when he's on base, and I'm confident he will get on base enough to force those changes and benefit the hitters behind him. What do you predict his batting line will be this season? Avg/OBP
  13. ​You are dead right about that. Listening to Hill speak is Beinfest all over again. Jennings on the other hand I just really like. Loria is finally spending the money properly but the fact that he seems to have more confidence in Hill and Jennings than he ever had in Beinfest speaks volumes. The 2012 stuff had to happen although if they would have kept Reyes it would have been interesting, but that contract would soon inflate. They're the same guy. Hill as his assitant GM. They are the same guy with the scouting background who wants to ignore analytics.
  14. ​Unfortunately I'm one of the weirdos in the Dee cult. I believe in things like "he changes the dynamic of our lineup" and stuff. ​ Can you at least acknowledge that he doesn't shit roses and there are legit concerns about his contact rates and ability to get on base enough for a first hitter? We can acknowledge that and still be hopeful that he improves and it works out. But as of now his track record suggests that it's tough to envision him getting on base enough to 'change he lineup'
  15. ​Dee was a better 2b than Adeiny was a SS last year but whatever. He's fine a 2b. Regarding contact, if anything he makes too much contact (horrendous walk rate). His k rate really isn't that atrocious. If he could just be a more patient and get a 7-8% walk rate you might see me in the Dee cult as well cause that speed is so sexxxxxxy. He's better than Hech. Wtf is that supposed to say? I'm not complaining about Dee being an 8th hole hitter. The Marlins are really forcing the issue with him leading off and I hope he becomes an outlier because, like you said, the speed is sexy. But my response is to Glen's defensive tone as if we are over critisizing Dee and there is no merit to the criticism. I also interacted with him on twitter about it. He just repeated himself and then ignored me. It just seems like a defiant tone. We're just pointing out facts.
  16. He has a point, but overall criticism about Dee is still fair. He still doesn't make enough contact, still has no power and still historically is a sub par defender. Glen is a part of a little sub-cult group of Marlin fans that are extremely defensive about Dee Gordon.
  17. I'd like to see a roundtable with he and Omar Kelly taking questions from a twitter feed and who blocks more people.
  18. I don't really consider Gordon and Hech and Cosart as good things other than filler, but the highly heralded three guys (Yelich, Fernandez, Stanton) make the difference. That said, this farm is still really, really bad.
  19. If he surprises and has a great season, nobody is going to feel dumb. Most statistical evidence predicts he will not be very good, so a reasonable person would presume he won't be very good. It's so simple to understand. I hope he does well. I really, really hope he can at least hold on to that leadoff spot they are so hell bent on forcing on him. And if he does, it will be an unlikely surprise, not something the Marlins or fans knew that would make reasonable people feel dumb.
  20. I see us being slightly better than the Mets. Oh well.
  21. The farm is just terrible. No real high upside besides Kolek maybe. Our position players are as average as they come. We just put a lot of emphasis on stacking the MLB roster so now maybe we can hit the ground running with incoming prospects. It's not like we had a great farm system prior to the trades but as of now we have a terrible farm system. Some few possible bright spots Anderson and maybe Davis as stated above but nothing that pops out at you. We have done a decent job in semi recent years in the draft ie. Stanton, Yellich so maybe there is some hope there. Only one 50+ prospect which is considered average what a shame. It is hard to criticize when Heaney, Moran, Marisnick, Kike, Barnes, and compensatory draft picks turned into basically Cosart, D. Gordon, Morris, Wates, and whatever Haren ends up turning into. Maybe that will be a bad trade in hindsight, but can't deny they view those front 3 as big pieces moving forward. The farm would be perceived much differently if those first 3 were still around. Saying that, if they get a 2/3 SP with Kolek, 4/5 SP with Nicolino and Williams (high floor guys), a starting catcher in Realmuto, a starting 2B from Romero/Twine/Anderson (and Dietrich), and develop half a bullpen of solid relievers from Urena, Conley, Dayton, Caminero, etc., that's a real good compliment to what they have and they'll be fine. I'm not that down on this given the MLB control time of the current MLB team. But they should absolutely invest in some international signing this next calendar year and really need to have a strong draft because if they bomb a year or two of talent acquisition with this very limited depth, it could look scary on the 4-5 year plan. Not a criticism, you are actually saying the same thing I said. I meant that we got rid of the best pieces in a average farm system which left us with a below average farm but with a more balanced and major league ready team. What we have left in the farm is below average by all standards but we will have an opportunity to build here over the next few seasons. I'm not concerned with 2b situation as you mention that we have so many options here because I feel front office has plans for Gordon to be there for some time. If Gordon can replicate anything similar to what he did last year he is a far better 2b option than anything in the farm. Romero and Dietrich have backup potential on any regular MLB infield and if Anderson or Twine can put it together have the best upside of the 4. I wouldn't be surprised to see Anderson at 3b in the future (plus arm and power potential) and if Twine can make more contact would be a nice option at SS or 2B (he is very very young). I'm also keeping an eye on Twine. I liked his overall numbers in high school [power and speed wise], so, hopefully he can get things down in the minors. Needs to draw more walks. Only drew 6 in 179 PAs. He also got hit 7 times, maybe he crowds the plate. I'm guessing he'll start in Batavia this coming season. They drafted soooo many middle IF's last draft. Twine is a freak but he's arguably the most raw, which is odd considering he was the highest pick of the bunch. Hopefully someone breaks out and we get lucky.
  22. The farm is just terrible. No real high upside besides Kolek maybe. Our position players are as average as they come. We just put a lot of emphasis on stacking the MLB roster so now maybe we can hit the ground running with incoming prospects. It's not like we had a great farm system prior to the trades but as of now we have a terrible farm system. Some few possible bright spots Anderson and maybe Davis as stated above but nothing that pops out at you. We have done a decent job in semi recent years in the draft ie. Stanton, Yellich so maybe there is some hope there. Only one 50+ prospect which is considered average what a shame. It is hard to criticize when Heaney, Moran, Marisnick, Kike, Barnes, and compensatory draft picks turned into basically Cosart, D. Gordon, Morris, Wates, and whatever Haren ends up turning into. Maybe that will be a bad trade in hindsight, but can't deny they view those front 3 as big pieces moving forward. The farm would be perceived much differently if those first 3 were still around. Saying that, if they get a 2/3 SP with Kolek, 4/5 SP with Nicolino and Williams (high floor guys), a starting catcher in Realmuto, a starting 2B from Romero/Twine/Anderson (and Dietrich), and develop half a bullpen of solid relievers from Urena, Conley, Dayton, Caminero, etc., that's a real good compliment to what they have and they'll be fine. I'm not that down on this given the MLB control time of the current MLB team. But they should absolutely invest in some international signing this next calendar year and really need to have a strong draft because if they bomb a year or two of talent acquisition with this very limited depth, it could look scary on the 4-5 year plan. Wish they were in on Moncada but I get why they aren't. But yes, it's looking very, very bad down there. To make matters worse, they throw away guys like Domingo German for some extra dollars. There is a real possibility nobody emerges as a top 100 prospect out of this farm in 2015, besides Kolek by default.
  23. I also see they forgot a couple names I think can turn into top 10 Marlins prospects very soon. Mason Davis, our 19th round pick this past draft, absolutely demolished Batavia in his time there. Yes obviously it's not even Greensboro yet and he's a college player at that, but if you've seen some tapes on him he's got a really smooth swing, can hit from both sides of the plate, and shows above average defense at 2B with an ability to play SS in the future, and has a solid Preston Wilson style ability to steal bases. His college numbers suggest to me that he's a player who has a solid hit tool but a lack of power and a lack of plate discipline. He showed both of those things at Batavia, but obviously it's a decent step up to Greensboro and an even bigger step up to Jupiter after that. Not calling him a top prospect now, but he's got some real five tool raw ability that if mentored properly could make him a threat in the minors. Other guy to follow is Ben Holmes, aka the guy Ben Wetzler from Oregon State, aka that guy who got screwed over by the Phillies. 5th Rounder in 2013, after the f*ck up with the Phillies goes back to school, posts a 12-1 record with an ERA under 1 for the season. He got better and better every season he was at Oregon State. He has your basic fastball/slider/changeup combination that he uses effectively, throwing in the low 90s area. The biggest reason teams were scared of Wetzler were mostly character related stuff. Got suspended five games for drunkenly walking into the wrong house, the agent incident, dumb nitpicky things that can obviously change. When you look at his body of work you could see him being a late first or second round talent but fell to the 9th round. He was pretty good in Batavia in his short time with a 2.92 ERA, and Greensboro will be a big test. He's one of a few college pitchers that we drafted this past year that could really be interesting this year. The 2014 draft was intruiging. The prep players like Casey Soltis, Stone Garrett and all those middle infielders should hopefully spurn something. Plus, I'm hoping Brian Anderson breaks out.
  24. What do hi defensive numbers look like? I liked Nate S. as an option better.
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