Good news. I think the 2007 season will be a "lets see what we have" year for the Marlins. The young guys will have to prove they belong and this specially means Jacobs and Hermida. These were the guys that played hurt last season. Ugla and Willingham also need to prove they can be counted upon for the future. I think Ramirez is the real deal. The starters other than Dontrelle also need to have a good sophmore year. They need to adjust to the major league hitters as they adjust to them. Bullpen and closer, well we will have to wait and see.
Hopefully sometime SOON we will have the deal of the stadium in place, and perhaps with that promise Mr. Loria will decide to spend some cash to address the teams needs so that in 2008 the Marlins can seriously contend for the NL East title.
.282/.350/.530/.880, 32 HR, 109 RBI
I think those numbers are realistic. He needs to work on not pulling every pitch, like Cabrera told him. Pitchers worked him outside and he tried to hit it into the upperdeck in right field, and ended up striking out. He got hot after he made that adjustment initially (against the cubs, double off the wall to end the game).
You think we could pay Carlos Delgado a little money to come back and work with Jake on his "power to all fields?" I loved watching Delgado hit to the opposite field!! They pitch him outside, so he hits it to left with enough english on the ball to send it into the left field corner for a double! I couldn't get enough of that!!