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  1. I saw this yesterday... I think you have to be crazy to choose any SS in baseball over Hanley right now in terms of talent/age/salary. Oh I'd take him too. There's still the matter of his defense though, and until he improves we don't even know for sure that he will be a SS. Although I believe the Marlins FO have every intention of keeping him there. As he gains experience, I think his defense is bound to improve. Especially with the physical talent he has. Yes, he will be fine. Everyone forgets that throughout Hanley's minor league career, he was considered a plus defender. Plus, he has extreme athletic gifts which paired with experience and poise makes for plus defenders.
  2. Just for fun, name these players... .281/.348/.477; 825 through 807 Major League ABs .311/.412/.500; 912 through 1793 Minor League ABs .268/.327/.490; 817 through 995 Major League ABs .287/.344/.471; 815 through 2078 Minor League ABs EDIT: Oh sh*t, someone beat me to it. My dramaticism has been depleted.
  3. Opening Day Lineup: 1. Carrol 2. Hermida 3. Ramirez 4. Willingham 5. Jacobs 6. Uggla 7. Cantu 8. Rabelo 9. P Depending on how Cantu performs, those 5-7 jobs are fairly interchangable for me. And, obviously Maybin will take over the leadoff upon his maturation.
  4. I'm aware that orange peels are one of the ingredients but I've never picked it up, unfortunately. I'm surprised most of you haven't heard of Hoegaarden. It's a pretty widely distributed "higher class" beer. Many bars (the better ones) will have it on draft. I think here in the city the average price I pay for a six pack is about $10. I dont like hoegaarden at all. If I want a hefe I'd rather take Paulaner, UFO or Erdinger. Erdinger: Now that's a winner.
  5. These interviews were conducted by MiLB.com at the Rookie Career Development Program. Andrew Miller: http://www.minorleaguebaseball.com/media/p..._free&_mp=1 Gaby Hernandez: http://www.minorleaguebaseball.com/media/p..._free&_mp=1
  6. Hoegarden is good. If your into Hefe's... Wittekerke is another widely distributed cheap hefe, that I like a lot. I'm a big fan of the Shipyard selections... as well as most Dogfish brews.
  7. Sources: Marlins interested in Gonzalez By Ken Rosenthal Updated: January 9, 2008, 12:34 PM EST The Marlins are showing interest in free-agent outfielder Luis Gonzalez, envisioning the five-time All-Star as a veteran mentor who would play both left field and first base, according to major-league sources. Gonzalez, 40, is also drawing consideration from the Brewers, and could be a fit for the Mariners if Seattle includes outfielder Adam Jones in a trade for Orioles left-hander Erik Bedard or another starting pitcher. The Marlins are not expected to contend after trading third baseman Miguel Cabrera and left-hander Dontrelle Willis to the Tigers for six younger players. Gonzalez might prefer to join a team with a better chance of reaching the postseason. However, playing time is important to Gonzalez, who stands an outside chance of reaching 3,000 hits, an unofficial standard for the Hall of Fame. Gonzalez, who turns 41 in September, finished last season with 2,502 hits. A native of Tampa, Gonzalez would appeal to the large Cuban-American community in Miami. He also is familiar with Marlins bench coach Carlos Tosca and hitting coach Jim Presley from their days together with the Diamondbacks. Gonzalez spent last season with the Dodgers, batting .278 with 15 homers and 68 RBIs in 139 games, his lowest total since 1995. A rift grew between the Dodgers' veterans and youngsters, but Gonzalez's main complaint was that manager Grady Little failed to communicate lineup decisions with him. Little was replaced by Joe Torre after the season ended, and the Dodgers have shown little interest in bringing back Gonzalez. They signed free-agent center fielder Andruw Jones to a two-year, $36.2 million contract, and Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier are likely to be their corner outfielders.
  8. all of these logos im seeing.. for the most part didnt require much effort. since we have this opportunity now... we should jump on it and really do someting dynamic... yet simple and timeless.. a lasting brand like the other established franchises have It was just a font block. Not a concentrated branding effort, by any sense.
  9. Here's a comp block for all you folk. This is just an example of a font block. It's what creative agencies use as a starting point. View it as you will.
  10. With the approval of the final $50 million needed to fund the new Marlins ballpark, it finally looks like the Marlins may have a deal in place for their new stadium. If this is the case, Marlins' FO has been known to have stated that they will not sign players to long-term contracts or look at higher profile free agents until they have completed a deal for a new stadium. So, with these latest developments, do you believe that the Marlins organization will finally shed their miser label and spend some money to improve the ballclub? Too bad Marlins management did not wait another two weeks before trading Cabrera and Willis. Don't jinx it yet... we're only halfway there on the country approval. They should hash out and vote on the major stadium plan this afternoon. Even then, there are more hoops to jump through... the major one being Jeffrey Loria.
  11. I personally am not a fan of our current branding. I would love to see us move in a different direction branding wise. Most every team in the MLB has these iconic, historic brands and ours looks a little ridiculous in my opinion. I would love to restart history with some Marlins branding.
  12. Dominguez and Stanton won't be ready in 2 years. Hammer and Jacobs would be in their 5th year. The team will be built around Hanley/Maybin/Hermida/Coghlan, maybe Hammer or Jacobs Miller/Volstad/Gaby/Trahern/Sinkbeil/Thompson/Cruz/Tucker, pick 2 of Johnson/Anibal/Nolasco/Vanden Hurk, and whatever current RP don't get saves and stay consistent (RP are cheap in arbitration unless they get the mythical save stat). The rest of the team will be acquired through moving Uggla, Olsen, Gregg, Mitre, Amezaga, Cody, maybe Hammer/Jacobs depending on what happens (i.e., as noted the perfect situation would be G. Sanchez turning into a MLB quality 1B. Doubtful, but it would seriously help things), and some of the additional arms. The Marlins should easily be able to figure out how to acquire a C and 2-3 corner players (1B, 3B, LF) from moving this group. Payroll for what I propose here is approx $22-25 mil (depending on keeping Hammer/Jacobs), without the remaining positional starters and a bench. Could easily, through acquisitions and free agency, fill out everything in the $30 range. Things are looking good at building a longterm contender of players who will peak at the same time (everyone above), with natural replacements in the wings (Dominguez, Stanton, West, Correa). It's just going to take a year or two for it to come together at the MLB level. The trick is, getting that stadium so Hanley and Hermida can get resigned and the team can afford most of the 5th year arbitration cases to keep the contending window open for a number of years. By the end of 2010, you don't think they will receive some partial play? From what I understand, they are both going to be moved quickly due to Dominguez ready glove, and Stanton's advanced power... 2 things most players usually need considerable development time in. We'll see, I suppose.
  13. I know not everyone is such a prospect homer, thus making your perspective of the big trade a little distasteful. So, for the sake of optimism, and also because I have 20 minutes to waste before work, here is your 2010 lineup/rotation 2010 Lineup: (tons of promise... I mean, tons) 1. Chris Coghlan 2B (2nd year) 2. Jeremy Hermida RF (5th year) 3. Hanley Ramirez SS (5th year) 4. Mike Stanton / Mike Jacobs 1B (Rook / 6th year) 5. Cameron Maybin CF (3rd year) 6. Josh Willingham LF (6th year) 7. Matt Dominguez 3B (Rook) 8. Catcher of the day... maybe Jameson makes it up by 2010, but hopefully a trade will concur. 9. P 2010 Rotation: (absolutely filthy) 1. Andrew Miller (3rd year) 2. Chris Volstad (2nd year) 3. Josh Johnson (5th year) 4. Rick Vanden Hurk (4th year) 5. Sean West / Scott Olsen / Brett Sinkbeil / Dallas Trahern / Ryan Tucker / Gaby Hernandez It's going to be an all out brawl for the 2010 spots in the rotation. I'm sure some of these guys will get lopped off for position players. 1b = Gaby Sanchez (hopefully) You're right, he's in the mix. We shall see... his defense and on the field sense needs to improve dramatically, though. Deep in his soul, he was meant for the AL. Or he was meant for the International League. Most likely.
  14. I know not everyone is such a prospect homer, thus making your perspective of the big trade a little distasteful. So, for the sake of optimism, and also because I have 20 minutes to waste before work, here is your 2010 lineup/rotation 2010 Lineup: (tons of promise... I mean, tons) 1. Chris Coghlan 2B (2nd year) 2. Jeremy Hermida RF (5th year) 3. Hanley Ramirez SS (5th year) 4. Mike Stanton / Mike Jacobs 1B (Rook / 6th year) 5. Cameron Maybin CF (3rd year) 6. Josh Willingham LF (6th year) 7. Matt Dominguez 3B (Rook) 8. Catcher of the day... maybe Jameson makes it up by 2010, but hopefully a trade will concur. 9. P 2010 Rotation: (absolutely filthy) 1. Andrew Miller (3rd year) 2. Chris Volstad (2nd year) 3. Josh Johnson (5th year) 4. Rick Vanden Hurk (4th year) 5. Sean West / Scott Olsen / Brett Sinkbeil / Dallas Trahern / Ryan Tucker / Gaby Hernandez It's going to be an all out brawl for the 2010 spots in the rotation. I'm sure some of these guys will get lopped off for position players. 1b = Gaby Sanchez (hopefully) You're right, he's in the mix. We shall see... his defense and on the field sense needs to improve dramatically, though. Deep in his soul, he was meant for the AL.
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