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  1. Obviously Tony Perez wields a good amount of power in the front office. In light of this move, I wouldn't be surprised in the least if Tony was the main mover in getting Fredi Gonzalez fired and Edwin Rodriguez hired as the Marlins manager.
  2. Gary Sheffield doesn't compare to Stanton. No offense, Shef, but you just aren't on the same level. Miguel Cabrera is a different beast. He is on the same level as Stanton, but I think Mike has the edge. His raw power just is greater than Cabrera's power. Not by much, but enough to be significant. Which is saying a lot as I fully expect Miguel to be top 10 in homeruns at the end of his career, personal problems and all. Mike Stanton will never have a year as good as Sheffield's 1996. You guys are being ridiculous. You definitely like to sell Stanton short. That is not in question. I personally would be very surprised if Stanton does not OPS over 1.100 in a season during his career. I like to sell him short because I'm not willing to guarantee him leading the league in home runs or putting up one of the 100 greatest individual season in major league history? You know how many individual seasons in major league history have seen an OPS greater than 1.090 with more than 150 Ks? 2. You know how many individual seasons in major league history have seen an OPS greater than 1.090 with more than 125 Ks? 5. Do you know how many individual seasons there are in major league history with at least 450 PAs? 13,193. Players who strike out as much as Mike Stanton do not put up 1.100 OPS. The only ones who did were on steroids or walked well over 100 times per season. There have been 94 seasons in major league history in which a player has had at least 450 PAs and a 1.090 OPS. You are saying you will be surprised if Mike Stanton doesn't put up at least one full season in his career which ranks amongst the top .07% of all individual seasons ever. That's absolutely ridiculous. I don't think it is ridiculous in the least. Stanton is what some people call a generational talent. But I think he is even greater. Read some of the quotes on him from other ballplayers. Open your eyes and see what he is capable of. Look at what he is doing as a 21-year-old this season. I think he is probably the best position player the Marlins have ever produced and will ever produce. His talent his undeniable and it is being recognized now by everyone in baseball. But you keep on fighting the good fight. Or some kind of fight. I just hope you enjoy the taste of crow.
  3. Gary Sheffield doesn't compare to Stanton. No offense, Shef, but you just aren't on the same level. Miguel Cabrera is a different beast. He is on the same level as Stanton, but I think Mike has the edge. His raw power just is greater than Cabrera's power. Not by much, but enough to be significant. Which is saying a lot as I fully expect Miguel to be top 10 in homeruns at the end of his career, personal problems and all. Mike Stanton will never have a year as good as Sheffield's 1996. You guys are being ridiculous. You definitely like to sell Stanton short. That is not in question. I personally would be very surprised if Stanton does not OPS over 1.100 in a season during his career.
  4. Are we going to get him for an Evan Longoria deal? No. But even looking at Hanley's deal, which did not take place until his arbitration started, we probably saved 20-25 million over the 6 years of that contract. The Diamondbacks signed Upton to a 6 year deal after his 2nd year, and probably saved $16 mil over it's life. Ok, yeah, Longoria signed the week he was called up and they'll probably save $40 mil over the length, which is amazing. But he's still 5 years AFTER this year from making real big money. That's huge. He's still got a year of minimum and a super two year. He can't demand any insane amounts for those years, and youll still get big savings for his arbitration years. There's nothing to worry about. Just keep repeating that last bit and you may believe it eventually.
  5. He just keeps on proving how bad of a decision it was to not lock him up earlier every day. Not really costing much long term money. He's 5 seasons after this one from free agency. It costs the Marlins money in that every day that passes by the price tag for a multiyear deal goes up. And it will continue to go up until the Marlins lock him up. You do not buy a car without a test drive, you don't sign a player long term till they have 1 complete season under his belt. Start talking long term after he hits his 50th home-run this year. I think we have seen enough to know he is the real deal. I think we saw enough last year. If you haven't seen enough this year - I am sorry to say - you are a fool. Once you wait for the 50th homerun to land any chance of a cheap longterm deal evaporates. Then you just play out the cost controlled years and hope for the best.
  6. You had to expect that Leo would blow one sooner than later with the overuse. Tonight, I thought Edwin pulled Mujica too quick and left Leo in too long. We are just lucky Leo had enough in the tank to pull it out.
  7. Gary Sheffield doesn't compare to Stanton. No offense, Shef, but you just aren't on the same level. Miguel Cabrera is a different beast. He is on the same level as Stanton, but I think Mike has the edge. His raw power just is greater than Cabrera's power. Not by much, but enough to be significant. Which is saying a lot as I fully expect Miguel to be top 10 in homeruns at the end of his career, personal problems and all.
  8. He just keeps on proving how bad of a decision it was to not lock him up earlier every day. Not really costing much long term money. He's 5 seasons after this one from free agency. It costs the Marlins money in that every day that passes by the price tag for a multiyear deal goes up. And it will continue to go up until the Marlins lock him up.
  9. Mike Stanton needed a multiyear deal yesterday. He just keeps on proving how bad of a decision it was to not lock him up earlier every day. Tonight I came up with a new nickname for him though - The Beast of the East. But the only thing this game comes down to in the end is the Cousins run. I hope that Buster Posey is not hurt too bad. Cousins played the game the right way and went in as he should, but it would be a terrible thing for Cousins career to be defined by injuring Posey.
  10. the Tigers have everything going for them except for having the worst bullpen ERA in the AL. make some magic happen, you baseball wizard! Joaquin Benoit turning out to be a real dud didn't help. Despite their bullpen woes, I think the Tigers can pull the AL Central with the competition they have.
  11. Seeing as I live in Tampa now I pull for the Rays, but not at the expense of the Marlins. They are and will remain number one - a type of fan many in South Florida can appreciate. So should we change your name to TBMarlinsFan? No on the TBMarlinsFan. But I should change it. Maybe I'll go for something more original. If I was going to go with another territorial screen name, I'd go with TampaMarlinsFan.
  12. What makes Leo's run of consecutive saves even more impressive is that he has done it having been worked as much as he has this season. If he continues at the pace he has pitched at, he'll have made 88 appearances by the end of the season - and incidentally 63 saves.
  13. I wouldn't count Bruce out of it. he gets better and better every year. and he's on a hell of a hot streak right now, gotta see how long this lasts. last 7 days: hitting .500 with 4 HRs. Bruce has monster power without a doubt but his swing has holes. He'll probably jack around 30 homeruns this year but I think those holes in his swing will be exploited.
  14. Don't be discrediting Berkman... we all know what he can do. I'm not discrediting him. He has the skills. Unfortunately age and injury proneness are against him. I don't think his body will hold up.
  15. Stanton can take this, but he'll have some hard competition - I think mostly from Braun (my favorite to win the NL MVP) and Fielder.
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