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  1. I’m assuming this is how it is in private as well then. That’s why it’s hard to trust the Marlins FO. Sherman is like this mythical figure in some cave somewhere who just hides and barely answers any questions. I want to hear some accountability on his part, instead of blaming past ownership for his own failures. Obviously, Loria and Samson were pretty terrible, never cared about the MILB system, and made quick irrational decisions that in some cases would hurt the ball club (look at trading Luis Castillo or Chris Paddack). Traded 2 young controllable pitchers for some bad rentals. But I don’t want to sit here and act like this new ownership group is all sunshine’s and rainbows. I will always support the Marlins, but in my opinion, I can tell many of my fellow Marlin fans are frustrated. This is technically fourth year of the rebuild. We all know this team should be better. Yes, COVID has altered the timeline maybe a bit, but last place in year four of this? I’m predicting soon if the ship is not steered properly by July, I could see Mattingly out. And firing Mattingly could potentially be possible PR for Jeter because a lot of people have accused him of trying to run this team like the Yankees. Idk a lot of thoughts here, but I’m very curious to see what the rest of this season, and the off-season has in store. Will the Marlins spend any meaningful money in the off-season? I saw another member said Marlins could have had Tyler Naquin for less money than Duvall, and Tyler has been better. For a low budget team like the Marlins, that’s on the analytics and scouting department by not being able to identify the right talent for that value or a little less of that value.
  2. I’m confused what Bruce Sherman’s role is in all this. Isn’t HE technically supposed to be the Loria, not Jeter? Jeter is more the Samson type I would think as far as roles are concerned.
  3. at least he is not a Hanley Ramirez type diva. Lol
  4. I know most MLB teams really only care about the training staff at the big league level, but with the amount of resources the Marlins have used to invest in these prospects, the Marlins should hire a better Minor League Training Staff. That would probably do wonders if the MILB kids were getting close to the same treatment, nutrition advice, etc. as the big leaguers. Probably unrealistic, but IMO not a bad investment to make.
  5. I completely agree. Obviously domestic violence is wrong and a man should never do that. But I do think MLB should let legal process play out. Don’t be like NFL and judge too early. If all this is true, however, and Marcell was indeed instigator, I feel 80 game suspension is appropriate. Not a career ending thing, but a stiff enough penalty to possibly deter it from happening again. Different example, but judging Ozuna for his one bad action would be like judging Jose for his one bad action the night he passed. Is that a fair comparison or is it 🍎 and 🍊?
  6. I agree Yimi got kind of lucky, but I mean isn’t Citizens Bank Park known as a Hitter’s Park? I mean maybe another stadium would have been a HR, but I mean hey at least fish won. And Yimi has been pretty good most of the season I think.
  7. I kinda like the pinstripes, but I respect your opinion. I think at the very least they are certainly outside the box. To me It’s not some cookie cutter jersey, it’s something unique. Silver Bullet made great points though that the Marlins could have designed it in a way where it paid more tribute to the Sugar Kings.
  8. Personally I love them a lot and think they are pretty cool. Thoughts?
  9. Are you looking to add to your collection at all? Do you collect other things besides jerseys? My b, I only ask cause my dad and I have a lotta baseball cards lmao. Im more of a shirt guy cause florida is so hot to wear jerseys most of the time.
  10. I mean at the end of the day, the Marlins are a business. For the record, I know damn well they are not the only team in South Florida doing that. Panthers and Heat have done similar stuff in the past. But as far as fans paying for a bundle and not getting what they expected from the bundle, that’s a bigger issue than the lack of “freebies”. That can really hurt the team image or prestige long term 😔. If fans are paying $250 for example for a ten game package, it should be exactly what it says. $250 for a ten game package, especially if that is what it is being advertised as. Essentially, I don’t want Marlins getting in trouble for advertising false info related to ticketing or otherwise to sth or individual game customers. IK the pandemic has changed the state of ticketing and events and everything else, but teams also need to be fair to their fans purchasing tickets (shareholders) as well.
  11. Random af but Congrats to Marlins Fans on leading MLB in a statistical category. Fanbase most likely to drink when team is playing poorly. Don’t let other fanbases tell you Marlins fans never lead the league in anything 😂🍺
  12. Yessir I was there tn my first indoor sporting event in a year. Crazy. I can’t wait for Marlins games in April. 🔥
  13. All good lol I’m just happy the Panthers are doing well. And I want the Marlins to perform just as hot out of the gate 🔥 they can with the pitching 👍
  14. My bad just that he was let go shortly after being hired. I actually really liked the hire at the time and didn’t understand why he was fired.
  15. I would be 100% on board with this if it meant the Marlins, Inter Miami, Heat, Panther, and/or Dolphins (possibly college fb teams) would be part of a “package”. Essentially, they could start their own sports tv network and profit off that as well as other teams in the area benefiting as well 🔥
  16. Let me make this abundantly clear. I love the Marlins, but during these three years, there have been some big misses on the business side. The Chip Bowers hiring was one. Small, but still bad look. The lack of a naming rights deal is another lack of progression on the business side, in addition to the TV Deal. Now, I do believe the Marlins on the Baseball side are improving with the much stronger farm system and should be good enough this season to at least compete for a playoff spot (in my eyes). Now, I know Covid has hurt the Marlins somewhat, but if the reports of $52-65 million are true, that seems like it would be a decrease on what the Marlins have previously been offered. It’s bad business, but I would really like the Marlins to get $60 million minimum. I was saying $100 million per season last year, which now I realize was not realistic, even though Dodgers get like twice that, and during Pandemic, I was hoping for $70 ish. But $60 million a season just in tv rights I believe is enough. Marlins still need more sources of revenue though. I wish they could expand their International/Domestic Streaming Rights and like package them with the other Miami teams.
  17. How would you define it? Look at the Heat. Almost always a playoff team. Never rebuilding. Isn’t that what a winning culture looks like?
  18. So two things. First on the topic of Mike Hill, I was a little surprised his contract was not renewed. However, it was said an agreement did not come to fruition because of salary. Based solely on the Marlins performance this year, Hill should get another gig. Although Mike Hill will always remain one of the bigger mysteries in South Florida sports history because he didn’t seem to have any power under the Jeter regime, but had too much power under the Loria regime. We’ll never know the full story. Second, on Derek Jeter, not all of his moves have been home runs by any stretch. I can’t speak on the scout who was in the hospital because I don’t have enough information. The firing of marlins luminaries like Conine, Perez, and Dawson I didn’t like, nor the new design of the Marlins mascot. I actually like the look of the stadium now and am happy Jeter seems to care more about fan input. Back to focusing on the field though. The Marlins had two abysmal seasons before this one, but in the third year of the “build”, the Marlins made the playoffs for the first time in 17 years, first time over .500 since 2009, and won a playoff series. By all things considered, it was a great season even though there’s the caveat it was only 60 games. Now, assuming the 2021 season will be a normal 162 games, personally, I am expecting the Marlins to make the playoffs, whatever size it may be between 5-8 teams per league. I do think the amount of playoff teams before the 2020 season may have been a factor to why the Marlins had a long playoff drought, but that’s a conversation for another day. If the Marlins finish under .500 next season and miss the playoffs, I think fans will have every right to be concerned 2020 was a one hit wonder. To the point of Marlins nemesis David Samson, Jeter has nowhere to turn now. All moves made from this point out, whether it be in the front office, on the field, or anything else behind the scenes, will be on him. I believe the front office needs to start spending money soon, but with the coronavirus pandemic and lack of a new tv deal, I can understand if that can’t happen this offseason. If that is the case, Jeter needs to hit on big waiver claims, cheap deals like the kintzler one this season, and place an importance on the rule 5 draft. I want to trust Jeter will turn the Marlins into a perennial contender as a fan, but I have my skepticism about it. I do believe somehow someway, Marlins WILL make the playoffs again in 2021. If it’s all about winning from here on out, anything less than that will be a colossal failure.
  19. Would you guys do Pablo Lopez and Alfaro for someone like Rafael Devers?
  20. Why do you say that? Unless they do some crazy shit in the offseason lol. My analysis of this year is a phenomenal one. Can’t really complain that Marlins made the playoffs for first time since 2003, had first winning record since 2009, and even won a playoff series! I do expect them to contend for playoffs next year, although not sure what playoff format will be. As far as free agency, Realmuto would be nice, not counting on it. Still holding out hope on Alfaro. For what it is worth, Marcel Ozuna and Dee Gordon (buyout option) could both be free agents this winter. Maybe we try and reunite with one of them? Bullpen piece though I think is definitely a must. And I wanna keep Marte. As far as Yimi Garcia, I thought he was a free agent after next year?
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