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  1. 33 minutes ago, Entendu said:

    I'd be ok with .500 ball or something close to it. They're on pace to lose 94 games. Is 13 extra wins a big stride considering all the injuries? I don't think so.

    Ok that's fair, I agree with your "it's still a process" posts but I'm afraid of the moving of the goal posts and being ok with last place finishes just because "it takes time." I think it's time to, at the very least, be improving every year at the MLB level.

  2. 16 minutes ago, rmc523 said:

    If someone (like your sister apparently) tries to pass it off as the original, knowing it's turkey ____[burger, bacon, etc], then no.

    Well this is totally just her pranking me because she knows I hate it.

  3. 8 minutes ago, Das Texan said:

    and if you cant tell turkey bacon isnt real bacon when looking at it, then you dont know bacon.

    She got me with the hot dogs, that's the only one with no clear difference visually.

  4. Honest question because I have this debate/argument with my sister again and again, how does everyone feel about turkey as a substitute for other meats? I have a big problem with turkey burgers, turkey bacon, turkey hot dogs, etc. I get that it is probably a healthier option but I'm bothered that it's entirely different than the intended product and the taste changes and it just doesn't work for me. Like if I'm eating turkey bacon then I'm not really eating bacon and I can't get behind that. 

    My sister prefers this garbage and has intentionally deceived me with turkey products after telling me they aren't turkey just to get my reaction. 

    Same thing with soy and vegetarian options of things, it's just fake to me. I get the legitimate reasons that some people would choose those things but I'm bugged by the people who choose those things when the original options are perfectly fine for them. Maybe I just hate that this has become like a trendy thing.

  5. 5 hours ago, Entendu said:

    I only like turkey in deli form. We don't even have it for Thanksgiving.

    Now I'm genuinely curious what your Thanksgiving meal consists of. 

  6. 11 minutes ago, Entendu said:

    I don't know why Jeter is to blame for any of this.

    I also don't know why we're blaming anyone. The team is being built. It is not built yet. 2020 was not a full season and you can't compare it to any other season. Making the playoffs in 2020 meant little for our expectations over a full season. The more games you play, the higher the chances that slumps/hot streaks will even out and you have the true "best teams". The 2020 team likely doesn't make the playoffs over 162 games and that's ok.

    You have to give these guys a chance. They are continuosly drafting well and developing players. It's dumb to make a splash when it's not your final piece. We don't even know what that piece will be, although I suspect it will be a 2B or C

    Good post but are you agreeing with those who say there needs to be more urgency to win, and that in 2022 the team needs to step forward or would you be ok with them still scuffling in 2022?

  7. Short season or not, the Marlins won the games they needed to win in 2020 (which is why I don't consider their playoff berth a fluke) and in 2021 they've just blown sooooo many winnable games.

    Yes the number of games is a factor but still, just taking it one game at a time, the 2020 Marlins knew how to win games, the 2021 Marlins are like experts at letting games slip away. 

  8. You know what would be a good thing for the front office to ask and have to answer heading into 2022:

    Which year was the fluke, 2020 or 2021?

    Meaning was the 2020 playoff berth a one off or is the rebuild as a whole still on the right track and the 2021 season was the outlier? 

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  9. 22 hours ago, TheMarlinsProject said:

    Good points here.  I will agree that she is not the start of the rebuilding process.  Some of you pointed that out and we have made some really good strides in that direction.  I also get the frustration that it is not showing up on the big league level.  But believe me it is coming.

    The focus should be on continuing that process and refining it.  That is the role that Ng was brought in to do.  

    Our scouting and drafting has improved leaps and bounds since the ownership change.  That is a very good thing.

    And where we once basically given up on international players, we have laid a foundation for success where we will have a shot at finding that next franchise-changer whether it's Soto, Franco, Tatis Jr., or Cabrera (give me all of them please).

    One only needs to compare the drafts and international signings from the five years prior to ownership change to see a huge difference.  

    Appreciate the thoughts, hopefully we are all in agreement that we all ultimately want to see the Marlins succeed.

    You shouldn't have said that Kim was starting from the ground up but you are right in the idea that this entire thing has to be seen as process that continues to move forward. 

    I do think the team is now due for the next big step forward though. On field results at the MLB level need to start showing almost immediately. We cannot afford to go backwards at this point. 

  10. 23 hours ago, FishFan95 said:

    Still think that Mattingly is not the right fit, but would anyone have been a good enough fit to get us a winning season this year?

    You do have a point in that this season is probably more about bad roster construction than bad on field managing. 

  11. On 9/5/2021 at 9:03 AM, FishFan95 said:

    I agree with a lot of you guys that Mattingly is not a good manager. But at the same time, every time we play the Phillies and beat them, their fanbase completely pins it on their manager. Kapler has looked good in San Fran, so maybe he wasn't so bad after all. Maybe the Phillies players were just overrated. The point I am getting to is, Mattingly might not be a good manager, but can we expect much better from a different guy given our players?

    You definitely have a point but I think this season there's been quite a few games where losses could be pinned on specific managerial decisions. 

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  12. 7 hours ago, Entendu said:

    I'm getting tired of BA.

    Not "trade him now" tired, but definitely "don't extend him" tired.

    Same. I like him, a lot, but I don't think he's the centerpiece we hoped he could be. Could still be a good part of a great team though, definitely not giving up on him either. 

  13. I don't want this to sound like an automatic free pass for Kim Ng for 2021 but I'd be more alarmed if she has a bad 2nd season here than to worry about her first season. 

    Like, if she went into 2021 really thinking she put together a good team that's one thing but then seeing it fall apart is now more reason for her to make 2022 different. 

    I'm thinking like a boxer having a bad first round because of a strategy that backfired. How the boxer adjusts in round 2 becomes critical. If they go into round 2 with the same strategy as round 1 then there's a serious problem. But if that boxer adjusts and does better in round 2 then they're on the right track. 

    Long story short: how Ng responds after the 2021 season is critical. 

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  14. 52 minutes ago, SonOfJack said:

    Just tell her she is right and you're an idiot

    She'll agree and then you may get back into the bedroom

    I can confirm this is the right strategy and it does work.

    But truthfully I'm not in trouble, we've got a 2 year old with a weird new habit of waking up in the middle of the night and wanting to go sleep in the living room. One of us then goes out there and waits until she falls back asleep to take her back to back her bed. The last two nights I laid down on the couch and knocked out for a good while. 

    I'll keep you posted on what happens tonight. 

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