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This guy is removing seats 

 

 

Ok I wanna know what they're gonna put there... and also it's a minor thing but it's pretty cool to see them making changes to the ballpark literally on the first day of their offseason. It makes it seem like they've been anxious to start this next phase and it makes me very curious to the aesthetic changes coming for next season. 

 

 

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Ok I wanna know what they're gonna put there... and also it's a minor thing but it's pretty cool to see them making changes to the ballpark literally on the first day of their offseason. It makes it seem like they've been anxious to start this next phase and it makes me very curious to the aesthetic changes coming for next season. 

 

Yeah, it'll be interesting to see.  Maybe a high top like seating area or something?  Could be neat.

 

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I also remember they were moving ticket holders in the lower area near the dugouts, so I think those are changing too - to fewer, but larger/plushier chairs if I had to guess.

 

I'm guessing overall capacity may stay about the same (37,000), but with a lot more standing room only (currently 1,000) and less than the 36,000 seats than we have now.

 

 

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Hopefully announcing the formal logo/uniform change.

 

Another interesting thing to note - ALL seat row endcaps have the current (but colorless) logo on them. If/when the logo is changed, these will either need to be replaced with pieces with the new logo, or they'll need to be covered up.

 

I have a hard time believing that they'll go through all this effort of re-configuring seating sections, installing new seats (in certain sections), etc. just to next year then cover up and/or replace the end caps to change the logo next year.

 

 

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I have a hard time believing that they'll go through all this effort of re-configuring seating sections, installing new seats (in certain sections), etc. just to next year then cover up and/or replace the end caps to change the logo next year.

 

They won't install new seats yet. Any configuration will be removing seats to create standing room areas or similar and will likely be completely without any logos.

 

 

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https://www.miamiherald.com/sports/mlb/miami-marlins/article219103865.html

 

The Herald is making it sound like they're gonna look to upgrade this team to be better next year. They said "Don’t expect many of those same players to be back in 2019."

 

I don't see that happening, or at least not exactly like that. The entire team is actually due back next year... they don't have a single pending free agent. 

 

I think they'll stay the course and only make upgrades where it's obviously needed like getting a clear cut starting first baseman and, well, that's about it. The rest of the team is intact beyond that.

 

I think they'll focus more on winning next season in the sense of cutting/demoting people who aren't helping them get wins but they're definitely not "going for it" by adding anyone major. They're probably not "tanking" next season so they will make moderate improvements but they aren't contending either so why wouldn't these same players be back? Anyone who gets cut from here on out just isn't part of the long term plan here anymore. It's exactly like when Bour was traded. So I expect the same.

 

Here's Mattingly basically repeating my point:

 

“Obviously, we did some things this year where it wasn’t necessary that you had to produce to be here,” Mattingly said. “But moving forward I have the sense that’s going to change. If you don’t produce, it’s not going to be a year where we’ll let you keep developing. At some point, you’re going to have to produce.”

 

 

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They won't install new seats yet. Any configuration will be removing seats to create standing room areas or similar and will likely be completely without any logos.

 

It sounds like they're re-configuring the lower bowl near the dugouts, though, as they were relocating ticket holders supposedly because there would be fewer seats available in those areas (meaning fewer, bigger seats).

 

 

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If we being 100% serious I honestly only see minor league deals and trades this offseason. Realmuto maybe getting an extension but that’s about it. 

 

Do we even want to extend Realmuto at this point? I mean, yeah, he's awesome, but he's a 27-year-old catcher (will be 28 by opening day) on a team that likely isn't going to be ready to contend in the near future. Might as well sell him off for a big return now.

 

 

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I think most of us would be happy if they just went back to the old uniforms.

 

Don't hold your breath on this happening. It's more likely to expect something new that is inspired by the old look with more traditional design aspects than the current look. If we're lucky the old uniforms become a regularly scheduled throwback but they won't just revert to the old uniforms.

 

 

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Don't hold your breath on this happening. It's more likely to expect something new that is inspired by the old look with more traditional design aspects than the current look. If we're lucky the old uniforms become a regularly scheduled throwback but they won't just revert to the old uniforms.

 

This.  I look forward to seeing an updated version of the original logo.

 

 

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This.  I look forward to seeing an updated version of the original logo.

 

Same here. I honestly don't want the pin stripes to come back. I think tweaking something like the 25th year anniversary and going somewhere in that direction would nice. I think many of us would like teal in some fashion. Them doing Throwbacks though is something we talked about for years, ala what the Diamondbacks are doing now on Thursdays.

 

 

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https://www.miamiherald.com/sports/mlb/miami-marlins/article219103865.html

 

The Herald is making it sound like they're gonna look to upgrade this team to be better next year. They said "Don’t expect many of those same players to be back in 2019."

 

I don't see that happening, or at least not exactly like that. The entire team is actually due back next year... they don't have a single pending free agent. 

 

I think they'll stay the course and only make upgrades where it's obviously needed like getting a clear cut starting first baseman and, well, that's about it. The rest of the team is intact beyond that.

 

I think they'll focus more on winning next season in the sense of cutting/demoting people who aren't helping them get wins but they're definitely not "going for it" by adding anyone major. They're probably not "tanking" next season so they will make moderate improvements but they aren't contending either so why wouldn't these same players be back? Anyone who gets cut from here on out just isn't part of the long term plan here anymore. It's exactly like when Bour was traded. So I expect the same.

 

Here's Mattingly basically repeating my point:

 

“Obviously, we did some things this year where it wasn’t necessary that you had to produce to be here,” Mattingly said. “But moving forward I have the sense that’s going to change. If you don’t produce, it’s not going to be a year where we’ll let you keep developing. At some point, you’re going to have to produce.”

 

Wow. Had no idea they didn't have a pending free agent. I think they should non-tender some players and like mentioned in that article they should cut ties with Dietrich and Straily. Their trade value is minimal and it doesn't make sense to commit another $7-8 million on those two players.

 

Excited to see Urena, Alcantara, Caleb Smith pitch next year. You add Chen obviously and then you have other guys like Pablo Lopez, Richards and more. Their bullpen needs to be addressed along with their hitting. Brinson needs to have a bounce back year. Prado is gonna be back as well and more than likely at 1st Base. Anderson did OK at 3rd base but did incredible at RF defensively.

 

 

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Do we even want to extend Realmuto at this point? I mean, yeah, he's awesome, but he's a 27-year-old catcher (will be 28 by opening day) on a team that likely isn't going to be ready to contend in the near future. Might as well sell him off for a big return now.

 

Why not try to extend him? I honestly wouldn't do more than 5 years on that contract, but he is worth it IMO. If he truly doesn't wanna be here then we certainly work on trading him.

 

 

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