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  1. To be fair, we didn't suddenly become the Yankees just because Jeter took over. This franchise is always going to have to be cost-effective. It's just the way it is, but it isn't necessarily a bad thing. Look what the Rays have been able to do with an incredibly limited payroll. So long as the FO makes wise, shrewd decisions and is willing to spend SOME money to get better/stay competitive, I'm fine with it. Look what we were able to do this year with pennies. Would it be nice to have a New York payroll? Of course, but that's just not how things work for the Marlins.
  2. Dude was legitimately a very good hitter for three seasons and then fell off a cliff. Not sure what happened to him. I liked him a lot.
  3. Let them have their fun for now. We'll be ruling the NL East soon enough.
  4. He slashed .277/.352/.457 this year. He was solid. I'd take him back at the right price.
  5. I mean when healthy, he is still an absolute monster and he is making that pretty clear right now. Now obviously, he hasn't been healthy the past two seasons, but I would definitely like a healthy Stanton in our lineup right now, contract or no contract. Also, if he can get the Yankees a World Series title this year, that contract will look considerably less woeful in New York (see: A-Rod).
  6. Stanton with two more so far tonight. I miss him.
  7. That 2003 Giants team was probably better than this Braves team, to be honest.
  8. We lost Game 1 of the 2003 NLDS against the Giants, too. Let's hope history repeats itself. We'll get Game 2, boys.
  9. This is definitely not surprising. Freaking Cubs.
  10. Grand slam for Stanton tonight. He has now homered in each of the first three playoff games. Really happy to see Big G doing well.
  11. We are finally being taken seriously for the first time in 15 years (maybe more depending on who you ask), and it looks like we are here to stay. It's a new era, fellas.
  12. I just don't like the uneven number of seven teams in each league. The bye could actually hurt the 1 seed. Would they really want their pitchers getting that much rest?
  13. Just keep it at 16 and call it a damn day. So glad they expanded the postseason. Seeing half the league basically done by June every year was the most asinine thing ever.
  14. He probably would have been one of the best catchers in baseball had it not been for all of his concussions. He was also pretty damn good in his brief time here. It's a shame his career had to end this way.
  15. The funniest thing about this is Phillies analysts and fans acting like their team is the Yankees. The Phillies have not made the playoffs since 2011, went 13 seasons without a playoff appearance between 1994 and 2006 and have a grand total of two World Series championships, with the first one coming all the way back in 1980. Lol. The Marlins have as many championships in 28 seasons as the Phillies have in 138 seasons. Think about that for a minute. In the grand scheme of things, the Phillies are an absolute joke of a franchise.
  16. Anyone who calls this team a fluke is just going by historical narratives and clearly hasn't watched them all year. A team with a dynamite pitching staff like this winning games should not surprise anyone who actually has a clue about baseball. We obviously still need some more offense, but typically, championship foundations are built with pitching. We definitely have that. Are we in better shape to contend going forward than the 2003 squad? It remains to be seen. I think it tends to be forgotten that the 2003 Marlins were actually pretty stacked. However, it didn't take long for Loria to break up that team, so assuming you are more bullish on the 2020 Marlins going forward than the 2003 team because of Jeter at the helm, then I definitely agree. I also want to add one more thing in here: the work Mike Hill has done this season (and over the past couple of years) has actually been terrific. While Jeter deserves the lion's share of the credit for turning this ship around, Hill's contributions should not go unnoticed. Perhaps Loria was just holding him back the whole time and Hill had a clue after all?
  17. The 2003 squad won games with pitching and timely hitting. Guess what this team is doing? The very same thing. I won't get too far ahead of myself, because the 2003 Marlins had considerably more offensive talent than this bunch, but the feel is eerily similar.
  18. Haven't posted here in a long while, but just popping in to say I'm PUMPED and that I hope you're all doing well.
  19. Yeah. The Braves will be good. The Nationals will probably be worse than this past year (losing Rendon will hurt big time). The ceiling for the Mets and Phillies is probably around 85 wins, and I guarantee you at least one of those teams will be in the 70s. It also wouldn't shock me to see the Mets sell around the deadline if they're out of it (one of Syndergaard or Stroman could ultimately get moved). That doesn't mean the Marlins will win 80 games (I see 70-75 as the most likely scenario), but the NL East is not that good. I'll also say I think the over-under of 63.5 is a pretty easy bet and I would be pretty surprised if they didn't top it. I don't think this team is only six wins better than last season.
  20. A front office actually paying attention to things like plate discipline? Who are you and what have you done with the real Mike Hill?
  21. He also had an .837 OPS in 2017, so it wasn't just "one very good year." The Marlins also got him for nothing. I get that you have to hate on everything Marlins, but being objective wouldn't hurt once in a while.
  22. He's definitely worth it if he stays healthy, but man; that is a lotttt of money to put into a guy that has a pretty well-known history of arm trouble. The contract doesn't surprise me at all (heck; Zack freaking Wheeler got $118 million), but there's no doubt it's risky.
  23. This isn't even remotely true. Plenty of good players sign short-term deals. Seems like you're thinking of guys like Cole and Rendon, who were never realistic options for us anyway.
  24. Betances has had control issues in the past, and his recent shoulder problems scare me. I'd take him, but only on a relatively cheap one-year deal. All of that being said, I like what I'm hearing. It's like a completely new organization. Even Mike Hill is saying good things.
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