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  1. People who say it doesn't matter if they lose 90 or 110 must not watch or attend games. Wins/losses don't happen in a vacuum. There is a long season to sit through. A 90 loss team is still a competitive team, and may even be "in the race" for a good portion of the season. If a rebuilding team wins 90 games it generates interest in the community and makes people feel good about the future. A 110 loss team on the other hand is a disastrous, historically bad team. It creates negative energy around the organization and people are pessimistic about the future. So, it matters a great deal.
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    Craig Mish defends the Yelich trade

    Ok, so your argument that Yelich was always going to be a decent player here and would only be a superstar if he left applies only to him, selectively, and not to anyone else. Makes no sense to me.
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    Craig Mish defends the Yelich trade

    The notion that Yelich was only every going to be a "nice" player here but a superstar in Milwaukee makes no sense. That sounds like a disingenuous way to justify the trade. I get the ballpark issue, but how do you explain Stanton hitting 59 home runs here and only 30 in Yankee Stadium?
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    Craig Mish defends the Yelich trade

    So we have fans defending the trade because he was allegedly “unhappy” here? What’s next, we agree to a bad deal for Realmuto because he tells Jeter he’d rather play for another team?
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    Craig Mish defends the Yelich trade

    You judge a trade by looking at the results of the players who were traded. The notoriously bad trades in baseball are guys who turned out to be hall of famers being traded for nobodies. The "we thought he might be a clubhouse cancer" excuse is not a good excuse if the performance on the field shows you got taken to the cleaners. Really, I think Jeter was smitten with the "tear it down" approach that Dave Hyde and most on this board espouse - which is trade everybody worth trading for whatever you can get, be prepared to absolutely suck for several years, and hope it all works out in the end.
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    Craig Mish defends the Yelich trade

    I reject the notion that the Marlins were going to lose 90 games with or without the group from last year. How can that be said definitively? Look at Yelich - he is just coming into his own this year. I keep hearing people say again and again that the Marlins "lost with these same players". But players get better - look at Yelich. Here's what happened, and it's pretty clear to me. The new ownership group looked at Yelich's season last year, which was disappointing. And they gambled that it reflected the player he was. They lost on that bet b/c he is clearly much better than that. And, if the Brewers were looking to trade him this offseason, he would command a much higher price than the Marlins got for him. I don't see how this trade can be defended, knowing what we know now.
  7. It is interesting to me that other Marlins players were at American Social. I don't remember hearing that. It is perhaps telling that none of them would go with Jose on the boat and Jose found these other two guys (one I recall he barely knew and the other he didn't know at all) to go with him.
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    2018 attendance on par with 2017?

    The reported attendance last year was 1,651,997. The reported attendance this year is about half that. So we are supposed to believe that last year’s “real” attendance was half of what was reported? I don’t buy that at all.
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    Will we avoid 100 losses?

    Could be. I assume that most on here will say that they don't care if the Marlins play that game or not.
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    Is Joe right or wrong?

    I agree with all of that. But at the time (if my memory is correct) it sounded like both Yelich and Realmuto expressed displeasure at the other trades and wanted out. They traded Yelich and not JT, probably because they got what they believed to be a good return for Yelich but not JT. Then before this season in the media they portrayed Yelich to be a malcontent and JT to be a team player. Seemed disingenuous to me.
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    Is Joe right or wrong?

    Maybe so but should have kept Yelich. No reason to trade him (unlike Stanton and Ozo).
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    Will we avoid 100 losses?

    If nothing matters then nobody is at fault and there is nothing to criticize. Just move along and don’t ask questions. I seem to remember that some of you guys were bragging early in the year that the team was on the same win/loss pace as last year so wins/losses mattered at some point.
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    Will we avoid 100 losses?

    What does it mean to “matter”? I guess if you really don’t care whether they win or lose then it doesn’t matter to you. But I would prefer that they lose as few games as possible. And I certainly don’t want them to reach the 100 loss benchmark.
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    Will we avoid 100 losses?

    Wtf is up with you guys constantly telling each other that nothing matters. Why are you even posting? Of course it matters.
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    Comunidad 305

    Doing "something new" is not an effective marketing strategy. They are obviously doubling down on the "Latin" appeal, which has not been tried before. But that could also turn off other fans who would rather hear traditional baseball noises (organ music, etc..) instead of really loud Latin music. But the Comunidad 305 idea just sounds like a ridiculous gimmick, thought up by people who don't understand local culture.
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    I find the "wins and losses don't matter" and "I don't care about wins and losses" comments infuriating. People with this attitude are not real fans, imo. If you invest enough in a team to buy tickets to games, attend games, watch games on tv, etc..., how is it possible not to care whether they win or lose?
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    2019 Marlins Members Enrollment

    The Marlins are making a huge season ticket/marketing push this year, in a way they have not done in the past. This is commendable, but also likely necessary. They have probably lost money hand over fist this year.
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    Brinson starting rehab assignment in AA

    This is what bothers me more and more. I get that fans opposed to "the process" are generally ridiculed on this board. But "the process" is dependent in large part on making the right personnel decisions. "Rebuilding" by trading your best players and getting marginal prospects in return does not work.
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    Urena hits Acuna Jr with first pitch

    Who says Urena "won't factor into future plans". He certainly will be around next year, and presumably in the rotation. He's one of our better starters. There is no way he will be released over this. Now, I certainly hope they talk to him sternly behind closed doors.
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    First Time Visitor - A Couple Of Questions

    There are no pubs or bars right around the stadium other than those connected with the stadium. Somebody mentioned the Clevelander and then there is a big tent like structure (Fifth Base) on the other side of the stadium. These places are open before and after the game. But, for a weeknight game the attendance will probably be very poor so there won't be many people in those bars. If you're looking to have fun pre and post game, you'd be better off on the Beach.
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    Urena hits Acuna Jr with first pitch

    I don’t mind throwing at guys (not at the head of course) in the right circumstances. But the Braves, and especially Acuna, have kicked our asses for three games; total domination. It is bush league to throw at him in that situation, on the first pitch no less. And now he may be hurt. This is embarrassing.
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    2020 TV Deal: Future of the Marlins as we know it?

    I think the attendance - fans in seats - is less this year. It is anecdotal, based on my attending 25-30 games both years. But there seems to be fewer fans this year. How much fewer, I don't know. 1,000 a game? 2,000 a game? That would certainly be logical, wouldn't it?
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    2020 TV Deal: Future of the Marlins as we know it?

    In 2016 the Marlins were in playoff contention for much of the year. Last year, the Marlins started off really poorly and although they recovered in the middle of the year, there was never as much "belief" about a playoff chance. And, then you look at the dismal ratings for this year. One thing is clear from those numbers - and it should be obvious - more people watch when the team has a pulse. I know there has been a lot of effort to say that attendance and overall interest this year isn't much different than any other year. And, I don't really think that's true.
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    Ortega/Sierra/Galloway was the Marlins' starting outfield in the first game of today's doubleheader in Atlanta. Is this the worst starting outfield in Marlins history? I'm sure there have been some other bad ones, but none this bad immediately come to mind.
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    Austin Dean speculation

    I'm unsure why Dean is no longer considered a "prospect" in the organization, but this team needs hitters right now. He deserves his chance. We have too many guys getting time who simply can't hit. I think we should legitimately consider batting the pitcher 8 when Sierra is playing - not to be trendy like Tony LaRussa but because the pitcher is probably a better hitter than Sierra.

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