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  1. Is there a reason Delgado has been out two nights in a row?
  2. I really liked him in that interview. Hell I'd do him too
  3. And the prize for first homer to post goes to......ME! Alex Gonzalez Game 4 2003 World Series!
  4. i'd be quite comfortable with Vargas as opposed to the Marlins' usual tactic of calling up random minor leaguer #137 and watching them rack up a 56.00 ERA...Olsen too actually would be fine...The point is, even if we use a rookie, we use one who has experience and success at this level...cause I dont care how good someone is in the minors, without any experience at this level, there is ALWAYS a question mark to how well their debut will go... Then how does one acquire experience and success at this level :mischief2
  5. Very good article. I agree, they don't need Burnett. Especially if it means giving up Marte.
  6. But with a .330 average it hasn't become a problem yet. Patience can also be learned, Hitting the crap out of the ball can't always :thumbup
  7. Deal in the works? By TOM D'ANGELO Palm Beach Post Staff Writer Tuesday, July 19, 2005 PHOENIX ? Marlins pitcher A.J. Burnett said Monday he expects to be traded before his scheduled start tonight. Sources close to the talks indicate a deal, likely with Baltimore, is nearing completion, although a three-way trade between the Marlins, Orioles and Pirates surfaced late Monday. Marlins coverage Latest Marlins news: ? RSS feeds Marlins lose to Diamondbacks 8-7 in 11 innings Deal in the works? Willis not worried about poor outings Marlins fall to .500, trades may be next In the three-way deal, the Marlins would acquire pitcher Mark Redman from Pittsburgh, along with Orioles pitchers Hayden Penn and Jorge Julio and outfielder Admin Bigbie. In return, the Marlins would send Burnett to Baltimore and Mike Lowell to Pittsburgh. Burnett was asked Monday if he thought he'd be a member of the Marlins tonight. "Do I think? No,'' he said. "But I'll be ready if I am.'' Any deal with the Orioles will include Lowell, whose price tag has scared away several teams. Lowell is in the first year of a three-year deal worth $25.5 million, and the Marlins likely will be responsible for some of the money. The Marlins, according to league sources, spoke with Toronto and the White Sox about a Burnett/Lowell package, but neither team was willing to take Lowell. The Orioles on Monday not only were figuring out how much of Lowell's contract they can absorb, but also their chances of signing Burnett long term. Burnett will be a free agent after the season. Lowell said he was told, "the talks are for real,'' by has agent, Seth Levinson. Marlins manager Jack McKeon is laughing off an ESPN report that he could be fired, although one Marlins player said Monday that the team senses McKeon's job is in jeopardy. "I've been through it so many times it doesn't bother me any more at all,'' McKeon said before Monday's game with Arizona. The Marlins entered the game having lost six of seven games. "I go out and do the best I can, if they don't want you, then fine with me.'' Marlins General Manager Admin Beinfest joined the team in Arizona late Monday. Owner Jeffrey Loria was with the team during the weekend but did not travel to Arizona. At least one Orioles player was told to be prepared to pack, according to one source. In a straight-up deal with Baltimore, the Marlins would receive Penn, who recently was returned to Class AA; relievers Julio and Steve Kline and Bigbie. In the three-way deal, Pirates would send first baseman Daryle Ward to Baltimore, and the Orioles also would acquire Marlins Class-AAA outfielder Eric Reed. The Marlins would be responsible for a large portion of Lowell's contract, which has $21 million remaining through 2007. The Red Sox have offered a package that would include starting pitcher Bronson Arroyo but have fallen behind Baltimore. Boston, according to one source, proposed a three-way deal with San Diego that was turned down by the Marlins. "I know it's moving forward,'' a source close to the talks said about a trade. "I can't imagine they believe Burnett would perform like they expect him to (tonight).'' The Burnett talks were on the players' minds Monday, especially Burnett's. He was asked if all the reports were a distraction. "It is,'' he said. "There's a possibility you could have two teams you could be focusing on in one day. You still have to do things to take your mind off of it. I don't answer my phone (except for his wife, agent and mom and dad). My phone has been ringing and ringing.'' Burnett has pitched like he's been distracted of late. In his past three starts he has allowed 15 runs in 15 1/3 innings. His is 5-6 with a 3.64 ERA this season. Lowell and Burnett both were in the clubhouse. Lowell related a story from 2003 in which he was told a trade with the Cubs was a done deal. "I'm pretty much at peace with whatever happens,'' Lowell said. Lowell told The Post on Sunday that he's not surprised he's the subject of trade rumors. "I'm not putting up numbers to the contract that I'm making,'' he said. Lowell was hitting .227 with four home runs and 36 RBI entering Monday's game. McKeon spoke with Loria during the series at Philadelphia, in which the Marlins lost three of four games, but his job security wasn't discussed. If McKeon, 74, is fired, he'll take it in stride. After all, he has been fired by four other organizations, as a manger with the Royals, A's and Reds and as a general manager with the Padres. "It's not a big concern,'' McKeon said. "We're held responsible, the managers and the coaches, trying to get these guys to play . . . and sometimes you can do it and sometimes you can't.'' Most players said Monday any uneasiness in the locker room is because of the team's recent losing ways rather than McKeon's future. "I really don't have the time to worry about Jack's job,'' Lowell said. "He has to worry about his job, not security-wise, but X's and O's-wise. "Every different scenario and rumor is going to come up when you're not playing up to expectations.'' Possible replacements for McKeon would include former Marlins manager Jim Leyland and former Red Sox manager Grady Little. Pitchers progressing: Josh Beckett threw a bullpen session at Bank One Ballpark on Monday and reported no problems. Beckett (strained muscle, left side) will throw another bullpen session or pitch batting practice Wednesday before a decision is made on whether he starts Saturday in San Francisco. . . . Ismael Valdez (right leg fracture) threw six scoreless innings Monday for Class AAA Albuquerque at Iowa. He allowed three hits, four walks and struck out four. He threw 99 pitches. . . . Reliever Antonio Alfonseca (right elbow fracture) threw batting practice Monday at Jupiter. He will pitch in a minor-league game Wednesday. . . . Reliever John Riedling rejoined the team Monday. Riedling was 1-0 with a 5.40 ERA in 8 1/3 innings after being optioned to Albuquerque. http://www.palmbeachpost.com/marlins/conte...SNEWS_0719.html
  8. His first (I think it was the first) start with the Marlins he did something like that too 860783[/snapback] Pavano :shifty
  9. I know that alot of people think that the ammount of money the Yankees, Red Sox, Mets, Angels, and Phillies of this world spend make them absolute favorites but as this year is an indication...the system is pretty even and fair. At the all-star break only 8 teams (3 AL, 5 NL) are out of the wild card race. 22 teams could possibly take homer the wild card and make the playoffs where the last 2 WS champions have come from. http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/mlb/standings/wildcard.jsp 854849[/snapback] 2002 Angels 2003 2004 Sox last 3 :thumbup
  10. :mischief2 On Thursday, the Marlins are expected to call up left-handed pitcher Jason Vargas from Double-A Carolina. A second-round pick out of Long Beach State in 2004, Vargas has moved quickly through the system as a starter. He began the season at low Class A Greensboro, where he was 4-1 with an 0.80 ERA while striking out 33 batters in 33 2/3 innings. Vargas moved up to Class A Jupiter in early May, where he was 2-3 with a 3.42 ERA, striking out 60 in 55 1/3 innings. And on June 22, he began pitching for Double-A Carolina, where he was 1-0 with a 2.84 ERA, striking out 25 in 19 innings. http://florida.marlins.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/...t=.jsp&c_id=fla Any of you heard anything about this? Why would they call him up to the big club now?
  11. The Marlins have been in search of another reliever, and yet no trade has been made yet. So basically, this team is going to start the second half of the season without the bullpen help that they have been wanting. I guess they are demonstrating confidence in the offense too because no changes have been made in that area either. I was thinking that if changes are going to be made, we might as well make them now while new players can still make a difference in this season. I guess we can hope that the Marlins will break loose as is since everyone knows they are an underachieving team much like the Yankees this year. 854783[/snapback] You ask for trades yet your sig demands the two most likely pawns remain on our team.... :whistle
  12. For the record I believe it was AGonz and LoDuca who didn't hold them in the 9th. Get out of here with this "it's on the wall" B.S. McKeon made one bad move, the Harris pinch-hitting move, but that's never an issue if Jones holds them in the 9th. McKeon saw a team struggling to score and felt that Harris with 2 strikes has a better chance of getting lucky than Mota. Removing Olsen and burning Bump was kind of odd, but Olsen's pitch count was up there, and the game was winnable, no reason to let Olsen dance on the edge of disaster... 840419[/snapback]
  13. No Congrats for this. Wearing a large elbow pad and standing in the way of the ball to take a free base is cheap. BOOO
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