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Marlins: Obviously, the idea would be feasible only if they got a new ballpark, and even then it might be a stretch. But imagine if the Marlins brought Rodriguez home to Miami as their marketing centerpiece. The city could become a hot baseball market instead of a dormant one.

 

The Marlins would need to lock up Miguel Cabrera along with Rodriguez; they could play A-Rod at third and Cabrera at first or A-Rod at short and Hanley Ramirez in center. The team then could trade left-hander Dontrelle Willis for a bounty of young talent and become a genuine power in the NL East.

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We werent the only team named either. The Yanks, Angels and others were. It's just Ken Rosethal's idea so no one needs to get bet out of shape over this article. But I still think we would be a major player for ARod if he opts out and becomes a FA in 2008.

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It would be a good idea if our owner wasn't a cheap bastard. I think it should be more of a priority to lock up Cabs rather then look at overpriced castoffs from other teams. No way should A-rod join the Marlins at the expense of not signing Cabs long term.

 

I'm sorry but when this organization is too cheap to shell out an extra 700,000 to our best young player b/c they feel "its alot of money" then there is no way we shell out money for A-rod.

 

If the Marlins can do what Ken Rosenthal says in his article, keep Cabs longterm and A-rod and flip Train, then I'm all for it.

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After all these years, you guys are still underestimating Jeff Loria.

 

First, Pudge. Then, Delgado. Why not A-Rod? Loria will sacrifice two years of paying A-Rod without our new stadium to not only see immediate progress at the box office at Dolphins Stadium, but to have the house packed night in and night out in downtown Miami to see him and Cabrera. He will BANK if those two are in the lineup, especially if they're there with a three-years-from-now Ramirez...

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After all these years, you guys are still underestimating Jeff Loria.

 

First, Pudge. Then, Delgado. Why not A-Rod? Loria will sacrifice two years of paying A-Rod without our new stadium to not only see immediate progress at the box office at Dolphins Stadium, but to have the house packed night in and night out in downtown Miami to see him and Cabrera. He will BANK if those two are in the lineup, especially if they're there with a three-years-from-now Ramirez...

Oh please... He gave Pudge a one year deal and then reportedly low balled him. He gave Delgado a few year deal and then traded him(something he probably planned to do the whole time)

 

Loria sucks.

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After all these years, you guys are still underestimating Jeff Loria.

 

First, Pudge. Then, Delgado. Why not A-Rod? Loria will sacrifice two years of paying A-Rod without our new stadium to not only see immediate progress at the box office at Dolphins Stadium, but to have the house packed night in and night out in downtown Miami to see him and Cabrera. He will BANK if those two are in the lineup, especially if they're there with a three-years-from-now Ramirez...

Oh please... He gave Pudge a one year deal and then reportedly low balled him. He gave Delgado a few year deal and then traded him(something he probably planned to do the whole time)

 

Loria sucks.

 

Of course they traded Delgado, it was the smartest thing this franchise has done. They got a premier 1st baseman for just over $4 Million and then unloaded his contract to a division rival.

 

And Pudge walking was not exactly his fault, either. Would you have offered an aging catcher four years at $10 Mill a pop? Of course not.

 

I see nothing wrong with either of those decisions. He's pulled rabbits out of his hat before... That's all I'm saying.

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After all these years, you guys are still underestimating Jeff Loria.

 

First, Pudge. Then, Delgado. Why not A-Rod? Loria will sacrifice two years of paying A-Rod without our new stadium to not only see immediate progress at the box office at Dolphins Stadium, but to have the house packed night in and night out in downtown Miami to see him and Cabrera. He will BANK if those two are in the lineup, especially if they're there with a three-years-from-now Ramirez...

Oh please... He gave Pudge a one year deal and then reportedly low balled him. He gave Delgado a few year deal and then traded him(something he probably planned to do the whole time)

 

Loria sucks.

 

Of course they traded Delgado, it was the smartest thing this franchise has done. They got a premier 1st baseman for just over $4 Million and then unloaded his contract to a division rival.

 

And Pudge walking was not exactly his fault, either. Would you have offered an aging catcher four years at $10 Mill a pop? Of course not.

 

I see nothing wrong with either of those decisions. He's pulled rabbits out of his hat before... That's all I'm saying.

Why is the Delgado deal the smartest thing this franchise has ever done? Humor me.

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But I still think we would be a major player for ARod if he opts out and becomes a FA in 2008.

 

:lol

 

 

 

:lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol

 

not with loria as our owner. its a shame that we have one of the best GMS in baseball, and its wasted on our cheapa$$ owner.

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After all these years, you guys are still underestimating Jeff Loria.

 

First, Pudge. Then, Delgado. Why not A-Rod? Loria will sacrifice two years of paying A-Rod without our new stadium to not only see immediate progress at the box office at Dolphins Stadium, but to have the house packed night in and night out in downtown Miami to see him and Cabrera. He will BANK if those two are in the lineup, especially if they're there with a three-years-from-now Ramirez...

Oh please... He gave Pudge a one year deal and then reportedly low balled him. He gave Delgado a few year deal and then traded him(something he probably planned to do the whole time)

 

Loria sucks.

 

Of course they traded Delgado, it was the smartest thing this franchise has done. They got a premier 1st baseman for just over $4 Million and then unloaded his contract to a division rival.

 

And Pudge walking was not exactly his fault, either. Would you have offered an aging catcher four years at $10 Mill a pop? Of course not.

 

I see nothing wrong with either of those decisions. He's pulled rabbits out of his hat before... That's all I'm saying.

 

Who is this premier first baseman?

 

And yes, Loria's pulled things out before, but they certainly weren't from his hat...

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But I still think we would be a major player for ARod if he opts out and becomes a FA in 2008.

 

:lol

 

 

 

:lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol

 

not with loria as our owner. its a shame that we have one of the best GMS in baseball, and its wasted on our cheapa$$ owner.

our cheap ass owner has been taking on huge losses for years...so maybe if the cheap ass fans would show up, the owner would be more willing to spend

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After all these years, you guys are still underestimating Jeff Loria.

 

First, Pudge. Then, Delgado. Why not A-Rod? Loria will sacrifice two years of paying A-Rod without our new stadium to not only see immediate progress at the box office at Dolphins Stadium, but to have the house packed night in and night out in downtown Miami to see him and Cabrera. He will BANK if those two are in the lineup, especially if they're there with a three-years-from-now Ramirez...

Oh please... He gave Pudge a one year deal and then reportedly low balled him. He gave Delgado a few year deal and then traded him(something he probably planned to do the whole time)

 

Loria sucks.

 

Of course they traded Delgado, it was the smartest thing this franchise has done. They got a premier 1st baseman for just over $4 Million and then unloaded his contract to a division rival.

 

And Pudge walking was not exactly his fault, either. Would you have offered an aging catcher four years at $10 Mill a pop? Of course not.

 

I see nothing wrong with either of those decisions. He's pulled rabbits out of his hat before... That's all I'm saying.

Why is the Delgado deal the smartest thing this franchise has ever done? Humor me.

 

I just humored you. The bold note is a very humorous comment.

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After all these years, you guys are still underestimating Jeff Loria.

 

First, Pudge. Then, Delgado. Why not A-Rod? Loria will sacrifice two years of paying A-Rod without our new stadium to not only see immediate progress at the box office at Dolphins Stadium, but to have the house packed night in and night out in downtown Miami to see him and Cabrera. He will BANK if those two are in the lineup, especially if they're there with a three-years-from-now Ramirez...

Oh please... He gave Pudge a one year deal and then reportedly low balled him. He gave Delgado a few year deal and then traded him(something he probably planned to do the whole time)

 

Loria sucks.

 

Of course they traded Delgado, it was the smartest thing this franchise has done. They got a premier 1st baseman for just over $4 Million and then unloaded his contract to a division rival.

 

And Pudge walking was not exactly his fault, either. Would you have offered an aging catcher four years at $10 Mill a pop? Of course not.

 

I see nothing wrong with either of those decisions. He's pulled rabbits out of his hat before... That's all I'm saying.

I think what you mean to say is that the Delgado contract was a smart move and in the end the Marlins were able to have him on the team for one year for a relative pittance. That was a smart move. So I agree with that thought. But I disagree if you think adding A-Rod to the team which includes Cabs translates into packed houses. The fans here have never proven that they can pack a house for anything short of a World Series game. I do not think that hypothetically adding A-Rod would translate into an extra 20000 fans at every game. And even if it did, they wouldn't bank, for according to the front office, even if they had an extra 20000 fans in Joe Robbie Stadium, they would only make an extra $2.25.

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After all these years, you guys are still underestimating Jeff Loria.

 

First, Pudge. Then, Delgado. Why not A-Rod? Loria will sacrifice two years of paying A-Rod without our new stadium to not only see immediate progress at the box office at Dolphins Stadium, but to have the house packed night in and night out in downtown Miami to see him and Cabrera. He will BANK if those two are in the lineup, especially if they're there with a three-years-from-now Ramirez...

Oh please... He gave Pudge a one year deal and then reportedly low balled him. He gave Delgado a few year deal and then traded him(something he probably planned to do the whole time)

 

Loria sucks.

 

I agree... the problem is the guy that does not suck(beinfest) has to cater to his demands. what a world.

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But I still think we would be a major player for ARod if he opts out and becomes a FA in 2008.

 

:lol

 

 

 

:lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol

 

not with loria as our owner. its a shame that we have one of the best GMS in baseball, and its wasted on our cheapa$$ owner.

our cheap ass owner has been taking on huge losses for years...so maybe if the cheap ass fans would show up, the owner would be more willing to spend

 

:rolleyes:

 

If you truly believe he's losing money, I've got ocean front property in Arizona to sell you.

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I don't see A-Rod opting out of that monster deal. I don't think he'd get the same salary or more if he went FA. He's guaranteed $27 million a year for 2009 and 2010, the years he can opt out of. "After the 2008 season, Rodriguez has the right to void the 2009 and 2010 seasons and become an unrestricted free agent, unless the team increases his '09 and '10 salaries by the greater of $5 million or $1 million above the then largest salary of any position player." (CNNSI.com) That's a sick deal, still, and it's six seasons old.

 

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I don't see A-Rod opting out of that monster deal. I don't think he'd get the same salary or more if he went FA. He's guaranteed $27 million a year for 2009 and 2010, the years he can opt out of. "After the 2008 season, Rodriguez has the right to void the 2009 and 2010 seasons and become an unrestricted free agent, unless the team increases his '09 and '10 salaries by the greater of $5 million or $1 million above the then largest salary of any position player." (CNNSI.com) That's a sick deal, still, and it's six seasons old.

 

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Yeah, but you turn that $81 million over the next three seasons into $120 over the next 6 (at least), and still have one decent contract left.

 

ARod may be a Yankee past 2007, but he's going to renegotiate that deal...there's no way this one isn't voided, which means all 30 teams will have a crack at him, and 6 teams could/would make a very realistic run at him (Yankees, Dodgers, Angels, Red Sox, Mets, Giants)...you know Boras is already wetting himself over that idea.

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