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Mark Kotsay RETIRES.


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One of my students about a year ago came to me one day saying "Mr B, I've got a Marlins baseball card at home, I'm gonna bring it to you tomorrow!" ...I smiled the next day as the kid brings me a Mark Kotsay rookie card from I believe '98 and the kid innocently asks me if he's any good and if he's still on the Marlins... of course I still have the card on my desk, just a nice little Kotsay related story to share. Congrats Mark!

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Would it be offensive if Loria did a publicity move and asked him to retire as a Marlin?

 

Meh, I guess he did more time with the padres though...

 

 

That'd be getting carried away. He was in Florida for basically three seasons and put up mediocre numbers. Those types of publicity stunts (which are stupid anyway), should be reserved for players who had much larger roles for the franchise than Kotsay did.

 

Hell, Jeremy Hermida was a better hitter for the Marlins than Kotsay was.

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feel old now, always used to get his autograph as a Portland Sea Dog when he came to play the Reading Phillies

 

 

I think I still have his signature on a 1997 Sea Dogs ticket stub as well, and he threw a foul ball to me when he was playing left field at Hadlock Field. Good times... I'm glad he had a long productive career!

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feel old now, always used to get his autograph as a Portland Sea Dog when he came to play the Reading Phillies

 

 

I think I still have his signature on a 1997 Sea Dogs ticket stub as well, and he threw a foul ball to me when he was playing left field at Hadlock Field. Good times... I'm glad he had a long productive career!

 

 

Kotsay and Charles Johnson always signed when they came thru Reading... so did Adrian Gonzalez

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Kotsay

 

Year Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB

1997 NL 14 57 52 5 10 1 1 0 4 3 0 4 7 .192 .250 .250 .500 35 13

1998 NL 154 623 578 72 161 25 7 11 68 10 5 34 61 .279 .318 .403 .721 94 233

1999 NL 148 535 495 57 134 23 9 8 50 7 6 29 50 .271 .306 .402 .708 83 199

2000 NL 152 578 530 87 158 31 5 12 57 19 9 42 46 .298 .347 .443 .791 104 235

G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB

FLA (4 yrs) 468 1793 1655 221 463 80 22 31 179 39 20 109 164 .280 .322 .411 .733 92 680

 

Hermida

 

Year Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB

2005 NL 23 47 41 9 12 2 0 4 11 2 0 6 12 .293 .383 .634 1.017 168 26

2006 NL 99 348 307 37 77 19 1 5 28 4 1 33 70 .251 .332 .368 .700 84 113

2007 NL 123 484 429 54 127 32 1 18 63 3 4 47 105 .296 .369 .501 .870 125 215

2008 NL 142 559 502 74 125 22 3 17 61 6 1 48 138 .249 .323 .406 .729 90 204

2009 NL 129 491 429 48 111 14 2 13 47 5 2 56 101 .259 .348 .392 .740 94 168

 

FLA (5 yrs) 516 1929 1708 222 452 89 7 57 210 20 8 190 426 .265 .344 .425 .769 101 726

 

You decide.

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Kotsay

 

Year Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB

1997 NL 14 57 52 5 10 1 1 0 4 3 0 4 7 .192 .250 .250 .500 35 13

1998 NL 154 623 578 72 161 25 7 11 68 10 5 34 61 .279 .318 .403 .721 94 233

1999 NL 148 535 495 57 134 23 9 8 50 7 6 29 50 .271 .306 .402 .708 83 199

2000 NL 152 578 530 87 158 31 5 12 57 19 9 42 46 .298 .347 .443 .791 104 235

G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB

FLA (4 yrs) 468 1793 1655 221 463 80 22 31 179 39 20 109 164 .280 .322 .411 .733 92 680

 

Hermida

 

Year Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB

2005 NL 23 47 41 9 12 2 0 4 11 2 0 6 12 .293 .383 .634 1.017 168 26

2006 NL 99 348 307 37 77 19 1 5 28 4 1 33 70 .251 .332 .368 .700 84 113

2007 NL 123 484 429 54 127 32 1 18 63 3 4 47 105 .296 .369 .501 .870 125 215

2008 NL 142 559 502 74 125 22 3 17 61 6 1 48 138 .249 .323 .406 .729 90 204

2009 NL 129 491 429 48 111 14 2 13 47 5 2 56 101 .259 .348 .392 .740 94 168

 

FLA (5 yrs) 516 1929 1708 222 452 89 7 57 210 20 8 190 426 .265 .344 .425 .769 101 726

 

You decide.

 

 

lol Kotsay out-WAR'd him even with that mediocre bat.

 

 

.280 Hitter with the Marlins that's manageable.

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