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Italian Marlins Fan

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  1. Who should the Marlins be trading, if anybody, besides Castro?
  2. Marlins fans should be rooting for the Rays to leave right? So it helps the new tv deal?
  3. So we are less than a month away from the midsummer classic and I have no idea who the Marlins All-Star is going to be. I was going to say Smith before his injury. I’m thinking Alfaro, Richards, or Guerrero are possible candidates. Suggestions? I’m also trying to look at guys with significant playing time.
  4. Is it a stupid question to ask whether Bleday can play 1B? I just feel like the Marlins have way too many OF in their system. They need more IF and pitching depth. Catching I think we’re ok for now. Ik Bleday is L/L so defensively, he can only play 1B or OF.
  5. Yes, but Jeter has zero clue when talking about attendance. Zero. I believe he was quoted before the 2018 season saying attendance would increase
  6. Reading this about Gary Denbo with the timing of the Chip Bowers firing does not sit well with me right now. Attendance is god awful. The Marlins minor league depth had improved a lot under Denbo, but will his moves eventually translate to success in the majors? Time will tell.
  7. Random thought but I liked the DH poll they ran yesterday...
  8. My dad and I are so different about the roof. My dad is old school; he feels baseball should be played outside in its natural environment; I like when the roof is closed because when it is somewhat filled, it can get pretty loud. I also feel like it is cool to play baseball inside as not everyone gets a chance to experience that. Imo, The roof should only be open for certain night games; max 20 times a year.
  9. Lol I am a huge Marlins fan, but sports attendance in the state of Florida for pro sports with some exceptions (Heat) has been shaky at best sometimes. I think the Rays, Panthers, and Jaguars could be big candidates to relocate in the future. I think if the Marlins follow the Heat model, they’ll be a first class organization.
  10. I like their Merch alert thing they do now where the Marlins offer a discounted item. I got this really nice hat with Miami on the back and the fish on the front for $25 in the blue
  11. I am going. Wearing my “old school” Marlins teal clothes. I am very excited to see the ballpark. Some changes I like, other I don’t (pertaining to stadium/stadium entertainment). But I have an open mind about what I am going to see Thursday.
  12. While I agree with you that baseball fans are all over the country (and world for that matter), with all due respect , I disagree with you when you say taking shots. I don’t think people are taking shots at Tampa. They’re being realistic by asking whether Rays can survive in that Tampa/St. Pete area long term. I think sometimes when it comes to sports relocation, it can be a good thing. I’m not trying to trash the Rays; they are an innovative franchise that survives with what they have, even though they have no championships. However, I’m not going to say that relocating them would be a horrible idea. Each relocation is different. For example, I think moving the Hartford Whalers to carolina was horrible. You moved a hockey team from the NE with great fan support down south to carolina, where they still have attendance issues to this day, even with a Stanley Cup (one could argue that 1 trophy alone for Carolina justifies the move, and you may be right). I do think Montreal to Washington was a good move for baseball. Yes, the Expos were a historic franchise and should have had a legit chance to compete for the WS in 1994. However, you cannot argue that baseball, aka America’s pasttime, is better served in the nation’s capital than Montreal. You could have the Rays move to Montreal, than have the Nats and Expos switch leagues
  13. You brought up an interesting point though. Idk I love Grandy and Walker as guys who are positive veterans in the clubhouse, but I guess we’ll see.
  14. I’m just gunna play RTTS on the Marlins. I really hope the ballpark is updated in the game
  15. If that’s true, I think that’s stupid. What if some other OF performs well in ST?
  16. I don’t think so. I feel like someone like Sierra could start over Grandy and hit leadoff. If Sierra has a bad spring, Grandy should probably start.
  17. So I was talking with one of my friends who is a Marlin fan, and he thinks Grandy and Walker will both start on Opening Day. Personally, I love the acquisitions of Walker and Grandy because they are both positive veteran guys to have in the clubhouse. Grandy won the Roberto Clemente Award in 2016 as well. However, with that being said, there is no way in hell in my opinion both should be starting. They should be guys we keep on the bench and I think we should give 2 younger guys a chance to start. Thoughts?
  18. I wasn’t able to go to fanfest because I was working, but I’m curious as to were most people wearing the new logo or were there still more people with the older logos?
  19. I believe one positive of the logo change is that I can get old Marlins merchandise for really cheap. I can’t decide what to wear for opening day. I don’t have any Marlins merchandise with the new logo, but I’m just genuinely curious to see if a lot of people are wearing the new merchandise or just wearing their old Marlins merchandise.
  20. 6 teams per league like NFL is fine, too.
  21. I feel like the league should be 154 games like the old days, but have 8 playoff teams per league. Baseball needs to expand the postseason to combat 10 teams tanking. Make baseball more competitive. More teams have a chance.
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