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I think the problem is likely more the closed roof than the dimensions, but if the Marlins are determined to leave the roof closed for nearly all of the games, moving in the fences might be one way to compensate for the ball not carrying.

 

I think I'd rather see more games with the roof open.

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I would qualify it as complaining if he went up to a reporter and said "ahem, excuse me. I need you write an article on my displeasure with the ballpark demensions". I'm guessing it was a reporter who asked him if he would like to see the fences brought in. And unless he literally started crying about it instead of just answering the question, I have no problem with it.

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"I want the normal ones, too," Stanton said. "Where I don't have to crush it 500 feet all the time."

 

Considering that he hasn't hit a single ball 500 feet in any game in the last 2 years, he comes off as more than a bit uninformed and self-interested, not to mention egotistical. But then, nobody ever said baseball players were smart.

 

Pitching is obviously this team's only strength as it stands. Leave the fences where they are until that balance changes.

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That interview really comes across as Stanton being more worried about his own numbers with his arbitration years coming up. He wants to be able to have more dingers so he can parlay that into a bigger contract.

 

I'm sure he would love it at Yankee Stadium and some of the other bandbox ballparks in the league.

 

Is it me or has Giancarlo been complaining a lot lately...its starting to get annoying.

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That interview really comes across as Stanton being more worried about his own numbers with his arbitration years coming up. He wants to be able to have more dingers so he can parlay that into a bigger contract.

 

I'm sure he would love it at Yankee Stadium and some of the other bandbox ballparks in the league.

 

Is it me or has Giancarlo been complaining a lot lately...its starting to get annoying.

 

 

When else has he complained? He's not the only marlin who has made comments about the park,

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I think the problem is likely more the closed roof than the dimensions, but if the Marlins are determined to leave the roof closed for nearly all of the games, moving in the fences might be one way to compensate for the ball not carrying.

 

I think I'd rather see more games with the roof open.

 

 

Agreed and for the atmosphere too. I love that park with the roof open.

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I'd be in favor of this:

 

 

 

If the Marlins decide to bring in the fences, which they are at least open to considering, they likely would tailor the fences in the middle of the field -- basically from the 386 to 392 markings.

I would say keep a little bit of a triangle in center field, just to have some quirkiness out there, but bring in the gaps and dead center a bit. Center would be alright if the deepest point is about 415, I think [left of the 418 mark], basically the deepest part of the triangle - turn the 418 into 410-ish. 380 in the gaps should be good. It'd still be, for the most part, a pitcher's park, I'd say.

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I'd be in favor of this:

 

 

 

If the Marlins decide to bring in the fences, which they are at least open to considering, they likely would tailor the fences in the middle of the field -- basically from the 386 to 392 markings.

I would say keep a little bit of a triangle in center field, just to have some quirkiness out there, but bring in the gaps and dead center a bit. Center would be alright if the deepest point is about 415, I think [left of the 418 mark], basically the deepest part of the triangle - turn the 418 into 410-ish. 380 in the gaps should be good. It'd still be, for the most part, a pitcher's park, I'd say.

 

I agree. We can still have a pitcher's park without it being pretty much the worst park to hit dongers in in the mlb.

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I feel like Ruggiano has had it the worst this year when it comes to HRs that would have been in other parks. I know I've seen 4 or 5 like that.

 

Is there a site where you can see the distance of all a players flyballs whether outs or homers?

 

 

Check out this one: http://www.hittrackeronline.com/

 

ESPN, surprisingly, seems to do a good job. I'm not exactly sure how to access the flyball out parts, though.

 

This also looked promising, but I can't get it to load: http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/player/justin-ruggiano/hitchart/483109?q=justin-ruggiano

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I'd be in favor of this:

 

 

 

If the Marlins decide to bring in the fences, which they are at least open to considering, they likely would tailor the fences in the middle of the field -- basically from the 386 to 392 markings.

I would say keep a little bit of a triangle in center field, just to have some quirkiness out there, but bring in the gaps and dead center a bit. Center would be alright if the deepest point is about 415, I think [left of the 418 mark], basically the deepest part of the triangle - turn the 418 into 410-ish. 380 in the gaps should be good. It'd still be, for the most part, a pitcher's park, I'd say.

 

I agree. We can still have a pitcher's park without it being pretty much the worst park to hit dongers in in the mlb.

 

 

 

I know right? Why does it have to be at the extreme, to get attention? Try being a good baseball organization, that will get the attention. It can be a pitchers park without being the grand canyon.

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Uh oh, With this thread, Fernandez moves past Stanton as the most liked player on the Marlins for many people here.

 

I think that happened a long time ago.Beat me to it. Giancarlo becomes less likable everytime he opens his mouth. Even his actions are becoming annoying, throwing down his helmet and bat after every ugly strike out. I've always been a big fan of his until these past 12 months, he's shown a lot or immaturity and isn't handling adversity well. Maybe looking for his ticket out of here...

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Complete idiot. Who would even think of something like that? It's baseball not a home run derby. Last time I checked the home run derby was one of the more boring events in all of sports. I love baseball but I thought the game was a 5 tool sport with those tools making up a team, that played to win not hit homers.

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