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What a fun team. The lineup with Lowell, niner and cabs was so good.

 

Best infield defense of all time

 

Alex Gonzalez made some of the best plays I've ever seen in my life in that playoff run.

 

Game 3 of the nlds was insane and the most intense/underrated game of the playoffs. The drop by the rf (Cruz?), to be down in extras and come back by the big hit by pudge... awesome

 

Thinnest world series champ bullpen ever. Fox, looper, urbina. Chad fox deserves a special statue. Jack ran him out there so much in his brief time with team and he responded. An underrated mvp of the team.

 

I love jack.

 

I love niner.

 

Game four... Sea bass. Money

 

432juan had some big post season hits

 

 

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We actually didn't have a lineup with Cabs and Lowell together until the playoffs, if I remember correctly. Lowell was hurt and missed the bulk of the stretch run which is when Cabrera was called up.

 

 

No, Lowell only missed September, and Cabrera was called up in June. They played together quite a bit before the playoffs.

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We actually didn't have a lineup with Cabs and Lowell together until the playoffs, if I remember correctly. Lowell was hurt and missed the bulk of the stretch run which is when Cabrera was called up.

 

 

No, Lowell only missed September, and Cabrera was called up in June. They played together quite a bit before the playoffs.

I thought Lowell missed more than that. I spent a significant portion of that summer in places without internet and didn't get the Marlins on TV till my family got satellite right before the playoffs. I didn't even get to watch the Marlins on TV once until then.

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What a fun team. The lineup with Lowell, niner and cabs was so good.

 

Best infield defense of all time

 

Alex Gonzalez made some of the best plays I've ever seen in my life in that playoff run.

 

Game 3 of the nlds was insane and the most intense/underrated game of the playoffs. The drop by the rf (Cruz?), to be down in extras and come back by the big hit by pudge... awesome

 

Thinnest world series champ bullpen ever. Fox, looper, urbina. Chad fox deserves a special statue. Jack ran him out there so much in his brief time with team and he responded. An underrated mvp of the team.

 

I love jack.

 

I love niner.

 

Game four... Sea bass. Money

 

432juan had some big post season hits

 

 

Just some thoughts.. hi everyone :)

 

Went to Games 3 and 4 of the NDLS, Game 7 of the NCLS (at Wrigley), Games 3 and 4 and 6 (at Yankee Stadium). Game 3 of the NDLS was the most exciting of those and may be one of my favorite all time.

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I remember sitting in Yankee Stadium for Game #6. The Yankees' fans behind me were talking about how intimidated Josh Beckett was going to be that night. I turned around and told them that he's from Texas and he ain't afraid of the ghosts in monument park. Although the Bartman play was the most famous, I loved Niner throwing out J.T. Snow in the ninth inning to finish off the Giants. I can still see Pudge getting up and holding that baseball over his head. The other big time play I remember was Mike Mordecai's big hit against the Cubs at Wrigley Field. I wish Jeffrey Loria got back to wanting to win like he did that summer and the next couple of ones. Getting Urbina and Conine proved that he once wanted to win.

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He should really start spending some money again to prove he has an interest in winning. If he doesn't, he should consider trading guys like Stanton and Cishek for more valuable young pieces. This team has no direction. They're not going to win by adding the Yuniesky Betancourt's of the world to the current group of players on the team.

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He should really start spending some money again to prove he has an interest in winning. If he doesn't, he should consider trading guys like Stanton and Cishek for more valuable young pieces. This team has no direction. They're not going to win by adding the Yuniesky Betancourt's of the world to the current group of players on the team.

 

I agree, I think THIS is the off-season to spend some money. I said I wanted 2013 to be a way to see what needs we had and then fill those needs in the off-season. Let's see what happens.

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So because of the attendance, that means not to invest any money in the team. The reason that Major League Baseball gave teams revenue sharing money was to help the smaller market teams (which I don't believe Miami is one), by spending it on players. Loria makes money even if no one shows up. All I'm saying is that he should spend 20-30 million more bucks per year on payroll. The pitching staff is set, but they will never compete with a minor league lineup outside of Yelich and Stanton. If Miami is such a small market, then the Heat should trade LeBron, D-Wade and Bosh for draft picks. Maybe the Dolphins should get rid of Cameron Wake too.

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He should really start spending some money again to prove he has an interest in winning. If he doesn't, he should consider trading guys like Stanton and Cishek for more valuable young pieces. This team has no direction. They're not going to win by adding the Yuniesky Betancourt's of the world to the current group of players on the team.

 

I agree, I think THIS is the off-season to spend some money. I said I wanted 2013 to be a way to see what needs we had and then fill those needs in the off-season. Let's see what happens.

Well, that's new starting players everywhere but CF and RF, so the front office needs to get to work right now.

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I hate how our front office is so uncreative. It's not just that they're cheap, but they're cheap and dumb. Pllenty of teams have shifted to a new approach of risking contracts with players with upside, but this team never does. This team has no clue on what sabermetrics are, it seems. They totally ignore them.

 

It's amazing how we're fielding such a cheap team and don't have a single platoon at any position because this organization doesn't even bother to check out splits.

 

Instead they value slap-hitting, moving runners and intangibles. And they play those guys every day. As long as that continues, they'll be bad for a long time. Other teams are adapting. This team is still stuck on cloning the 2003 team. I don't even think they know how they won in 2003 to be honest.

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