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About vinivedivichi

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  1. I realize this isn't exactly breaking news, but I thought it was interesting. As long as the Marlins have been around, and as large as the South Florida market is, you would expect more people to identify themselves as Marlins fans. Also, the franchise has already won a couple of World Series in its short existence. Why can't we gain any popularity? That's a pretty big issue for this franchise. I think people on this board overlook the fact that the business model of the Marlins, although it produces competitive teams, does not really foster any fan loyalty. I mean, people can become M
  2. http://www.harrisinteractive.com/harris_poll/pubs/Harris_Poll_2009_07_13.pdf According to this survey the Marlins are one of baseball's least popular teams. Not too surprising, but I must say I'm a little disappointed to see this. I know attendance isn't great, but TV ratings are not bad. My guess is that the lack of any sort of consistency hurts the Marlins. Sure, the Marlins FO has found a way to be cheap and generally competitive, but I'm not sure that they'll ever be very popular as long as the roster is turns over completely every couple of years.
  3. If nothing else this pretty much confirms the fact that the FO has lost all confidence in Hermida.
  4. I realize there is a stadium forum, but I'm just a little surprised there's not anything in the main forum about the new stadium. After over 15 years and countless failed attempts I thought for sure there would be some exuberance over the new stadium. Is everyone sleeping in after the marathon county meeting? Hey there old timer. Good to see you again. Ya I hear the vote passed, I still wont believe we are getting a stadium though till a) the shovels hit the dirt and b) the first pitch is thrown there But at least this step has passed. Hey, thanks man. I figured nobody
  5. I realize there is a stadium forum, but I'm just a little surprised there's not anything in the main forum about the new stadium. After over 15 years and countless failed attempts I thought for sure there would be some exuberance over the new stadium. Is everyone sleeping in after the marathon county meeting?
  6. It's amazing how Fredi gets so much blame. Do you guys even know what he's like inside the clubhouse, when the media isn't there? Is it more likely that Fredi is who the public sees or that he's a Jekyll and Hyde figure who just keeps his composure long enough for reporters to turn those cameras off? I don't know what he's like in the clubhouse because I'm not there, but give me a break. I think we all have a pretty good idea of who Fredi is. B/c honestly...you don't know what these guys are like off the field. At least I don't. I'm guessing, if anything, 2% of this board does indeed
  7. I tend to think that people put far too much emphasis on game management skills of a manager, and far too little on the intangibles of a manager. If you believe that baseball is a mental game, then it's hard to discount the effect that a manager can have on his players. Sure, it's probably unrealistic for Fredi to snap every time a hitter strikes out with a runner on third and less than one, but is it so unrealistic to expect him to make it uncomfortable for players to come back into the dugout after some of the at-bats that we see day after day? You do that by pushing buttons every now and
  8. No, really...please break up the Marlins. As an actual Marlin fan, one that has been through the roller coaster ride that is the harsh reality of life as a Marlins fan, I can honestly say this is the most difficult team I've ever watched. More difficult even than the 1998 and 1999 teams, and that's saying a lot. Why break up a team that has overachieved? Well, because it has overachieved. This team has power, but it has no clue at tthe plate. Pitchers finally realized that it's probably not a good idea to feed this lineup fastballs, and the result is that we are seeing that we are actu
  9. I think the point is that we are playing a bunch of the teams that are in front of us...so while it's common sense that we control our own destiny, it's even more true with us because we can gain/lose games rather quickly based on the teams we will be playing.
  10. I am indifferent to Fredi as a manager but the fault lays in how this team was/is constructed . We have been on an amazing ride that has exceded our low expectations and payroll buit at the end of the day we have too many players who lack discipline at the plate. We strike out more than any other team , most of the line up does not make any adjustment at the plate , we never make productive outs . There have been so instances during the season when all that was required was a ground ball or fly ball to the outfield to score additional runs . Fredi cant swing that bat for these guys maybe inst
  11. I don't know that I've ever seen such a good team that is so frustrating to watch. I'm frankly shocked that we are where we are considering our atrocious situational hitting. Say what you will, but I think that Fredi deserves blame for not getting these players better with respect to being big league hitters. We obviously are a young team, but I'm not sure I've seen much progression, defensively or offensively, since Girardi left this club. Fredi is miles ahead of where he was last season as an in-game manager, but his lassez-faire attitude doesn't help a young team that needs someone
  12. Ironically, the play that killed us was Baker's hit up the middle. I had a feeling it was bad news in disguise, and it ended up playing out that way. Fredi had to PH for Olsen with the bases loaded and an opportunity to open up the game, but you sure hate to take out a guy that's pitching that well. It cost us the game in the end. No bad moves, just "untimely" hitting.
  13. Lets put it this way... If Fredi leaves Nolasco out there, and he proceeds to give up a run or 2, it's Fredi's fault for not bringing in Gregg, and it's Fredi's fault (just like when people blamed Girardi for making his SP's throw too many pitchers). Seems like a manager can never win in that situation, with some fans. Bottom line is we got the W. Team achievement > Individual achievement. eh...I don't think anyone is saying Nolasco should have been left in just for the saking of notching a CG. He should have been left in because, at that point in time, you had to assume that
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