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  1. 38 minutes ago, taiwanmarlin said:

    Marlins really shouldn't let down a fan like Pratt, his selfie video after a Marlins win is really amazing. 

    He should be put in charge of marketing and social media stuff.

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  2. 2 hours ago, SonOfJack said:

    Leftover Turkey smells so bad. Open the fridge and get a whiff of that ugh. 

    You should try storing it in containers, that might prevent your fridge from smelling so bad when you open it.

  3. 10 minutes ago, taiwanmarlin said:

    He's relatively young as a manager so I don't think he's too old to be a good manager but just inability to succeed. 

     

    It's not that, it's not his age and he can still be a successful manager elsewhere, this isn't a total knock on Donnie himself, or at least it shouldn't be.

    Donnie's strengths are clubhouse management, sticking up for his players. teaching young players how to work hard and play the right way, he's a great mentor to young players... stuff like that.

    He's already done all of that for the Marlins and he can definitely still do that for another team if the opportunity arises.

    But now the next step is turning the Marlins into a consistent on-field winner and Donnie has a whole bunch of decision making issues that are now preventing the Marlins from doing that.

    So Donnie was great here for a long time... but it's time to make a change... this doesn't mean Donnie can't still be a successful manager and it doesn't mean that Donnie hasn't done great things for the Marlins. It doesn't even mean Donnie is a "bad" manager.

    It just means Don Mattingly likely isn't the right man to lead the Miami Marlins anymore.

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  4. 27 minutes ago, taiwanmarlin said:

    Any clue why Jeter and Ng like Mattingly so much ? they don't afraid he would makes a good roster looking bad ?

    I think Donnie did prove why he was a good hire. He did a lot right here. Them liking Don isn't the problem.

    The problem is them being too stubborn to move on when it's clear Donnie's time is up here. Most managers have a shelf life and sometimes the team just needs a change. That time is already here for the Marlins. This doesn't make Donnie's prior time here a waste either. He did a lot for this team but he's already peaked and passed his best days with the Marlins.

  5. I loved this quote about Derek Jeter being booed in NY:

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    At some point all the great ones have been booed in New York, even Derek Jeter, who heard it from the Yankee Stadium crowd during a brutal hitless streak in 2004. This is what he said in response: “I would boo myself too.”

    Jeter explained that he would change nothing about the fans’ passion, and that he wanted to be held to their highest standards. He said this after he had won four of his five World Series titles.

     

    For all the frustrations about Jeter and the Marlins this season I'm so glad to have that guy as our leader with his mindset as far as winning and playing the game right being the bottom line. I genuinely cannot imagine the Marlins doing anything like this under Jeter.

    I'm no Mets fan but Steve Cohen has to put his foot down immediately and change the attitudes there. He has a chance to really change the culture around the Mets and players like Baez need to be held accountable and preferably removed from the organization entirely.

    And I feel bad for Luis Rojas on this one. Not sure how well he can handle this with his inexperience. Not that he can't but I'm saying it's not like Dusty Baker walking into the clubhouse putting a stop to this with one flick of a toothpick. Rojas may have some serious work to do here, as if he doesn't have enough to worry about with the on field issues.

  6. MLB wants to push young stars with personalities but way too many of those personalities are also disrespectful punks and Javier Baez is dragging the Mets down to even lower levels of "Mets gonna Met"... apparently Baez, Lindor, Pillar, and Stroman think it's ok to disrespect your fanbase. I'm glad the Mets have already spoken out against this. This is unacceptable...

    https://nypost.com/2021/08/29/mets-javier-baezs-foolish-war-with-fans-is-colossal-mistake/

    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/30/sports/baseball/mets-fans-thumbs-down.html?referringSource=articleShare

  7. I don't know the answer but it's gotta be some issue in development because I was thinking yesterday of how many hitters we've acquired the last several seasons and we don't need them all to be superstars but just a fair number of them and it's almost as if not one of them has figured it out.

    On the pitching side, not everyone has worked out either but several have broken through and that's what we don't have when it comes to hitting.

    They need to really evaluate the hitting philosophies.

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