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Sirspud

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  1. Defensive metrics have him as average at best. Throwing out runners has as much to do with the pitcher as the catcher. And the Marlins thoughts on catchers really doesnt impress me. They desperately wanted Mike Rabelo too. They were in on Yorvit Torrealba in the free agent market. Miguel Olivo was a two year starter. They gave John Buck an deal that was over market value. This franchise is awful at evaluating catchers. They are awful at catchers, and I do find it funny that even with Mathis taking starts away, the guy considered our future behind the plate projects to be a poor version of John Baker.
  2. Saying this offense went into hibernation makes it sound as if it is a bear when it is awake. Scoring is the anomaly.
  3. Not that it matters but I'd rather have him behind the plate than Olivo. http://www.rotoworld.com/headlines/mlb/395227/marlins-activate-c-jeff-mathis-from-the-dl Meh. There aint much difference between the two. Neither can hit and both are bad defensively. Mathis is not bad defensively. Again, not that it really matters. Fangraphs has Mathis below average defensively for his career. He is truly one of the worst players in baseball. And yet he makes 1.5 million. Sometimes I really hate life.
  4. .198 .256 .314 Adding those career numbers to this lineup is going to dramatically improve it.
  5. I'm not talking about baseball culture with respect to the ownership. I'm saying that Chicago in general is a fantastic baseball city. Miami is inherently the opposite; it would take a greater effort to make fans less apathetic toward the Marlins. I think that the Cubs will win a World Series before the Marlins do. What makes you say that? Even under Epstein, the Cubs suck. Yeah, I really don't get the Epstein love. So he won in Boston, an organization that could spend more money for the right to negotiate with a Japanese pitcher than the Marlins spent in an entire season. He's done nothing yet in Chicago to provide evidence of a masterplan that will lead to glory.
  6. I used to watch the Marlins nightly as I am sure many posters have. I can't watch the games because I can't honestly root for them to win anymore - not when a win for them is a win for Loria. I can't watch to root against them, and I've read about the success of some of the kids so far (Fernandez, Ozuna), but if you aren't going to get joy when they win, and you don't get joy out of watching the players on the field lose, then as many have said here, you are indifferent. There is no point in watching baseball you are indifferent to.
  7. I think the point is Coghlan is terrible and really has no business on this team How does being terrible mean he has no business on THIS team.
  8. Aardsma is a trademark Beinfest project (the one thing he has been able to do well) and his upside is up there with the best he's brought in. Aardsma has sick stuff and has some closing experience. I just wish the rest of the team were worthwhile enough to make this move matter in the slightest.
  9. Cabrera hit a walk off homer against the Devil Rays in his first game ever. I also will never forget in the World Series when Roger Clemens dusted him up and he hit a homer on the next pitch. There is no comparision to be made between Cabrera and Stanton. I didn't really compare the two at all. There's no doubt that Cabrera really stepped up when it mattered, and as early as the playoffs it was already evident that he was special, all I am saying is that, considering be batted in the .260s despite having numerous memorable moments, he was probably brought up at exactly the right moment for his development.
  10. I had season tickets in 2003 and went to every game that year. No one else came until September....and that's a fact. So maybe you're right and no one will come. I hate to break it to you but Loria is not selling the team any time soon....and that's another reason people won't want to spend their money to come to the games. The kids were sprinkled in that season too - we saw the debuts of D-Train and Cabrera. Not that this team will win 1/3 of the games that team did, but can you imagine how silly it would have been just to rush Willis, Cabrera, and anyone else to the major league team when we started out so poorly our manager was fired? Torborg might have never been fired if he had Cabrera and the D-Train from Day #1. What happened with them two guys? Loria didn't pay them, so what makes you think he will pay Yelich and Fernandez down the road anyway? Would those guys have even been ready if they were called up? Cabrera was clutch in 2003 but numbers wise he barely treaded water compared to the rest of his career. I know less about D-Train's path.
  11. I had season tickets in 2003 and went to every game that year. No one else came until September....and that's a fact. So maybe you're right and no one will come. I hate to break it to you but Loria is not selling the team any time soon....and that's another reason people won't want to spend their money to come to the games. The kids were sprinkled in that season too - we saw the debuts of D-Train and Cabrera. Not that this team will win 1/3 of the games that team did, but can you imagine how silly it would have been just to rush Willis, Cabrera, and anyone else to the major league team when we started out so poorly our manager was fired?
  12. I wanna know if Loria is actually surprised we're sucking and pissed about it. Listening to the radio the other day and hearing some of his comment before ST and during ST I wonder if he knew how bad we were gonna be/are. This is the same guy who wanted Carlos Lee because of his RBI production. In other words, he has no clue about baseball Yeah, what could a guy who knows how to plate runs when they're on base do for this team? We're clearly fine without any RBI guys.
  13. The sad thing is that we absolutely are not sitting on a goldmine here. Yelich is an exciting prospect but it's not as if there's an entire team full of stud prospects just waiting at double and triple A. We started 2006 with an exciting prospect at every position but catcher and CF (or a future HOF at third) and we still ended up having a good number of those not pan out and were never capable of fielding a playoff team centered on those guys. We don't have 1/4 of that talent in our system now.
  14. Who's gonna get fired at first? In Miami, it's always the manager's fault, no matter how many stars or good players were traded for meager returns in the offseason.
  15. We are a clown comedy act pretending to be a professional baseball team. We not even comical. There's nothing interesting about this bunch, at all.
  16. There's a CBS sports article that really puts it pretty well about how the Marlins being completely terrible is for the best. I know some here still aren't on the epic futility bandwagon, this article summarizes why. I'm not cool enough to post passages so here's the link: http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/story/22056835/only-epic-futility-can-save-marlins-from-their-owner
  17. I could only watch so much before I got tired of hearing about how "the offense will come". No it won't, if you put a lineup featuring 7 below average major league players together, I'm pretty sure that any computerized sim would have results coming out not too far from what is actually taking place.
  18. It is not a Miami fans problem, it is an ownership problem. I talked to a lot of people at the ballpark and their main complaint was that they feel Loria doesn't give a sh*t about them or about the team. It's both the fans and ownership. FO went out and spent last year, people still didn't show up. They spent in 05, people didn't show up. The casual fan has made excuse after excuse after excuse not to go, they had none last year until mid-June when the team started to tank. It's not just the ownership.And he spent (prospects) at the '03 non-waiver trade deadline. And he got the stadium built. Most alleged "fans" are idiots. Not one of them can stand a 47 mill loss, yet they all bitch and moan as if they could and a 47 mill loss is nothing and should be ignored. That ain't the way it works. Loria obviously cares about winning and he'd be wise to just ignore the crackpots. His latest PR campaign is probably a waste of time and money. Just let the plan work over the next couple of years. Whether fans will ever show up here, even for a winner remains to be seen and Loria has very little to do with it. There is no plan dude. There never has been.
  19. Hey, if we are going to lose, we might as well break records. Let's break the all time worst record. All we need to do is finish with a win percentage lower than .130. I understand being frustrated with this Organization but the Team has nothing to do with it. You're at the point where you are cheering for this Team to be historically bad just to spite this Organization. It's not the players fault. Fair enough. However, in my opinion, being historically bad is the only way that there might be some glimmer of hope at some changes within the organization- and if that is the case, ill take it. If this team gets more wins than last years, it would be a shame. Not because I want them to fail, but because it will set this franchise back god knows how many years. Idk... maybe I'm just totally wrong. That being said, they go on a 5 game winning streak and I'm back on the bandwagon. Count me in on the historically bad bandwagon. For too many years this FO was rewarded by players outperforming expectations, which they simply learned the wrong lessons from. And they got praise from around the league for fielding mediocre teams even when after 2006 they were in possession of the largest horde of young talent in the league. But they had no masterplan for what to do with that talent other than to trade piecemeal whatever players had a down year. Management is the enemy because no matter how well some of these players play, they have no ability to turn their chips into a winner. They showed absolutely no effort or plan in putting this year's team together, and they don't deserve that which they neglected to bear fruit. Their historically bad management deserves to be met with historically bad results.
  20. This team entered the season without a winning mindset, and when you are a bad organization, even the best players on your team are going to find a way to turn wins into defeats.
  21. THE SKY IS FALLING!!!! Every time a fan of a futile sports team references this, I have to wonder just what their nightmare scenario about their favorite sports team is.Getting relocated, contracted, killed in a plane crash because of pilot error, stadium burning down, being told they are evicted, players drinking and driving with crashes/ deaths involved, killing people, and team wide rape allegations, being the Cubs. I think I touched all the bases. You're talking about things not really related to team performance. In looking at this team's performance, this team's chances of improving it's performance in the not too distant future, and the front office's complete and total ineptitude, I'd honestly say that except for Fernandez, Stanton, and Yelich, the sky certainly has fallen. Plus, while they aren't relocating at the moment, Loria's ruining of all potential good will and popularity surge from the new stadium has pretty much ended baseball's chances in Miami. Between Ricky Williams surprise retirement and the Dolphins instant transformation from perennial contender to perennial laughing stock, which they may only now after ten years have a chance of escaping, and what the Marlins organization has done in the last offseason, I'd experience the former over and over (and I'm more into football than baseball these days), and I'd say the latter will have done more damage when all is said and done. Winning could cure all, but there's no reason to think that an organization that has made every wrong move since 2006 can achieve that.
  22. THE SKY IS FALLING!!!! Every time a fan of a futile sports team references this, I have to wonder just what their nightmare scenario about their favorite sports team is.
  23. Darn, it looks like our strategy of bringing in washed up veterans who weren't all that good to begin with is really backfiring.
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