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  1. Koehler traded to Blue Jays

    I, like most of us on here, wanted Thomas to get a shot in the pen. That said, I won't miss him one bit and would rather have his salary spent on trying for a more proven relief arm. I appreciate they actually SENT money in the deal as well. A bit misguided because that usually means we should be getting a better prospect back in return, but whatevs, yo. It's a marked change from Loria's entire tenure here and perhaps that's the influence of the impending new ownership. I won't be missing seeing him so I'm even more thankful he went to an AL team.
  2. Who decided to close Stanton's stance?

    I like that you just don't see him chasing nearly as much low and away garbage as he used to - perhaps it's because he can get closer now without fear of taking one to the dome and he knows that he'll actually be able to reach the low and away pitches in the strike zone so he doesn't feel the need to swing at EVERYTHING that's low and away (both in and out of the zone) yes, he'll still stikeout, as will anyone, but damn he looks completely worth 'the contract' since the break. also, if this stance is so amazing to use, as nearly every visiting broadcaster says, then why aren't more player using it?
  3. Stanton named Player of Week

    This is true but I don't see the new owners doing it unless they're utterly idiotic considering the public backlash they'd get from the fanbase they need the most - i.e. the casual "fan". Doesn't matter if they'd get 5 blue chip prospects back - the casual fan would just bemoan that the Marlins are still cheap and stay away in droves. At this point, with Jose having passed, Stanton is their best bet to draw in the casual fan. There's a big part of me that just believes this is the mother of all hot streaks - but there is that tiny chance that he has "figured it out" and will just finally become that monster in the lineup that really does lift the whole lineup around him. i'm generally a half-empty person but unless the new owners are secretly demanding that Stanton is traded prior to them taking ownership as part of buying the team so they can't take the blame for it - I don't see it happening.
  4. Stanton named Player of Week

    Is he still wearing Ozuna's lucky underwear?
  5. Loria agrees to sell Miami Marlins to Sherman and Jeter.

    gotta pass the "eye test"
  6. Loria agrees to sell Miami Marlins to Sherman and Jeter.

    no different than before - offer the most and 98% of the time you'll win
  7. Loria agrees to sell Miami Marlins to Sherman and Jeter.

    The majority of the people on here just a few weeks back seemed to all approve that Samson was one of the few, if only, front office people they actually liked - myself included. Color me surprised over the sudden vitriol.
  8. Loria agrees to sell Miami Marlins to Sherman and Jeter.

    Why the Samson hating?
  9. Aug 11 Rockies/Marlins

    The Dee thing was something Bonifacio would have done - I swear that dude would get distracted by a butterfly or a bird flying overhead. It was more of an honest mistake though versus Ozuna who was out, and ONLY out, because he didn't Dietrich it up the first base line. Hopefully he learns from this and hustles it going forward. Ozuna seems to be a good dude though (not a Hanley type) and I'm sure he felt awful about that and won't do that shite again.
  10. Aug 11 Rockies/Marlins

    unreal i was sitting here watching the game with my wife and in a mock sports announcer voice, "and now we bring you Stanton's nightly home run" next pitch....gone i haven't seen this sort of display in awhile.
  11. Aug 11 Rockies/Marlins

    does Woo or Hoo pitch for the Marlins?
  12. Loria agrees to sell Miami Marlins to Sherman and Jeter.

    This is what I said to my wife when she showed me the headline regarding the sale. Unfortunately, that's not up to the Marlins to decide and I'm guessing Tommy Hutton is the last thing on the minds of a new ownership group anyway
  13. Loria agrees to sell Miami Marlins to Sherman and Jeter.

    On one hand it is rather darkly humorous that so many of us feel this too will end poorly with so many people having their hands in the ownership pot when we've (mostly) been clamoring for Loria to go bye-bye for years now. I too have concerns with the team being owned by so many people, but ultimately, in the very least I don't see the end result being much worse than it is now and there's a chance for it to be better which would never happen under Loria. I'm baffled as to why they'd keep Hill around though unless this new group is really that clueless and just thinks having Jeter attached in some fashion will magically transform the team. It'll be an interesting offseason for sure though - hopefully the new group will seize upon the positive vibes that will give them a slight bump in the press and acquire some legit FA's to further enhance their image to the casual fan.
  14. Loria agrees to sell Miami Marlins to Sherman and Jeter.

    nah, Padres would have to be involved for that to happen
  15. August 10th Marlins at Nationals

    ".....and now we bring you your nightly HR from Giancarlo" I wonder how much the stance actually helps? I mean he had basically the same season going for him when Fiers ended his season and he wasn't using this stance so clearly he's able to perform without the closed stance. Whatever it is, it's worked for him this season and maybe, just maybe, he'll finally turn the corner and become that consistent power threat his contract warrants. It's been fun watching him bash baseballs out on a consistent basis. It's been a looooooooooooong time since a Marlin hit 40 in a season so I hope the next one comes soon.