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Baker also hurt himself and had to leave the game. Day-to-day for him as well. Dietrich has looked pretty good so far, so the extent of Furcal's injury could play a large role in who starts at 2B on March 31.

 

I couldn't be happier with Dietrich's spring. Everyone knows how highly I feel about him... I would be happy to see him get an opportunity to start.

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Is it me, or does it seem like more players are getting injuries and going on the DL more and more, much more then 10 -20 years ago

 

Sh!t happens. At the same time, teams have become more open about injuries. Not to mention sensitive to possible accusations of medical neglect or some sort of malfeasance. So everyone hears about every little tweak. No, it's not just you.

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Dietrich can play let me tell you. I like him and reed. Ozuna and hech have bothered me a little this spring, but Hechs defense is nice I give it that.

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Sh!t happens. At the same time, teams have become more open about injuries. Not to mention sensitive to possible accusations of medical neglect or some sort of malfeasance. So everyone hears about every little tweak. No, it's not just you.

I remember players hobbling along untill they almost dropped, now they treat players like gold assets instead of players, good example is the 93 Phils, not that I was for the dirty pine tar hats and chewing tobacco

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Furcal could be effective as a bench player. A pass the torch type of player to maybe Dietrich and solano. Can't do any worse than Pierre, who showed up to the park everyday at 3am only to bunt outs to the pitcher. At least furcal can get across as a mentor to Hechavarria too.

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Keeping a terrible player on a roster just to be a "mentor" for a player without a future (like Solano) is a pretty dumb idea.

 

Furcal would be a very productive guy, in a bench role. And I wouldn't mind having him around to mentor Hechavarria since they're hellbent on his future here.

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With his age, decline, and injury history, paying him $3.5 million to be a bench player and mentor to players is a dumb idea. He has close to negligible value and being a mentor adds absolutely nothing.

 

The Marlins already have one overpaid, terrible bench player on the team used to mentor players and his name is Gregg Dobbs. They don't need a second one.

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There's one reason Furcal was brought in.

 

So Loria doesn't get another grievance from the MLBPA for not spending enough of his revenue sharing check on players.

 

Polanco and Pierre got the Jeffrey Loria Pre-retirement Send-off last year. It's mcGehee and Furcal''s turn this year.

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With his age, decline, and injury history, paying him $3.5 million to be a bench player and mentor to players is a dumb idea. He has close to negligible value and being a mentor adds absolutely nothing.

 

The Marlins already have one overpaid, terrible bench player on the team used to mentor players and his name is Gregg Dobbs. They don't need a second one.

 

Maybe you don't buy into the "He was an All-Star" and "he's a winner" stuff, but it's not just BS and people ("people" being major league managers and GM's, not you and me) say it for a reason. Do you honestly think it's completely meaningless that Furcal has the experience of playing for three Hall of Fame managers on 12 playoff teams? It can absolutely help the clubhouse. He can absolutely teach a player like Hech a few things. He's also a very servicable major league reserve, he's good a very good glove, strong arm, good speed, and decent enough bat to have value on a bench.

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It's close to meaningless; you definitely don't spend $3.5 million on that, especially if you are operating under the Marlins' budget parameters.

 

Again, they already have one mediocre veteran playing the silly "mentor" role. Why do they need a second one?

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