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It wouldn't surprise me if they bring back Holaday to backup Cervelli that backup Alfaro …
 

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It wouldn't surprise me if they bring back Holaday to backup Cervelli that backup Alfaro …
At that point its probably redundant and easier to just give that 3rd string catcher spot to Wallach. And with the 26th roster spot there may be points that they do carry 3 catchers on the roster. Anyone after those three would just be cycling through the journeymen catchers scattered in the minors.
 

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Someone explain why this is a better move than Holaday behind the plate. I don’t know much about either so what’s the advantage?
Maybe Cervelli will be a better mentor/leader, he has more big league experience including more time with playoff teams. Other than that, not sure why there'd be an advantage here.
 

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I know the team motto of late seems to have been "player X was just out of our price range" but come on, $2M is not an overpay here.
I already said who cares. Really closer to a 1 mil player at this point but the larger point is the idiot players health.
 
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Someone explain why this is a better move than Holaday behind the plate. I don’t know much about either so what’s the advantage?
In just over 100 PA, Holaday somehow managed to accumulate almost -5 runs in defensive value, good for 9th worst in the league.

PROOF:


I actually like Holaday, but Cervelli, a solid hitter and one of the better defensive catchers in the last 10 years, is an obvious and enormous upgrade. Maybe Holaday comes back on a MiL deal again, but he's very much a replacement level guy. Not an upgrade to even Chad Wallach.
 

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A thought on Holaday, he was fine here but was already here for a few seasons and always as a non roster invite having to earn his role... maybe he wanted to explore other opportunities and turned down any interest the Marlins had in him? Just a thought because often we see these role player guys trying to latch on to better opportunities for themselves even though to us they seem like they're just jumping team to team.
 

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In just over 100 PA, Holaday somehow managed to accumulate almost -5 runs in defensive value, good for 9th worst in the league.

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I actually like Holaday, but Cervelli, a solid hitter and one of the better defensive catchers in the last 10 years, is an obvious and enormous upgrade. Maybe Holaday comes back on a MiL deal again, but he's very much a replacement level guy. Not an upgrade to even Chad Wallach.
Good post, thanks for looking that up.

Maybe the Marlins just didn't want to give Holaday a guaranteed deal.
 
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Good post, thanks for looking that up.

Maybe the Marlins just didn't want to give Holaday a guaranteed deal.
I'd be stunned if he gets anything but a MiL offer from anyone this offseason. But I could see him finding his way back to the majors at some point in 2020 with somebody.
 

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I guess the Marlins wanted to scare the shit out of Cervelli before the signing was official.

 

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Reminder that @Das Texan was an Astros fan before he was a Marlins fan, developing treacherous behavior from a young age.

Reminder that Das Texan's wife, a Cardinals fan, made him stop being a Marlins fan because their MLB.TV subscription was getting too expensive.
 

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Reminder that @Das Texan was an Astros fan before he was a Marlins fan, developing treacherous behavior from a young age.

Reminder that Das Texan's wife, a Cardinals fan, made him stop being a Marlins fan because their MLB.TV subscription was getting too expensive.
Uhhh.... MLB.tv is the same price no matter what team you follow or even if you follow many teams. Just FYI.

And nobody made me stop being anything. The Marlins fire sale to kick off this decade decided things for me.
 

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Uhhh.... MLB.tv is the same price no matter what team you follow or even if you follow many teams. Just FYI.

And nobody made me stop being anything. The Marlins fire sale to kick off this decade decided things for me.
Thanks. I wouldn't know because I've been a fan of my local team my whole life.
 

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The Marlins fire sale to kick off this decade decided things for me.
If I stopped being a fan of something I would cut it out of my life entirely... not continue to participate in it just for the sake of trolling.

And on top of that, your reason for hating the team, Loria, is long gone yet you continue to stick around to bitch when the specific problem for you is long gone.
 

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