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ESPN Spring Training Preview/Excitement level for each team


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ESPN describes the excitement level for each team heading into Spring Training on a scale of 0 to 5...

 

The Red Sox excitement level? 5.

 

The Orioles? 0.

 

The Marlins? Negative 1 million.

 

We couldn't be a zero? Even a negative one if they realllly think it's appropriate to take a cheap shot? So negative 1 million? Anyone really think we should be less excited than Orioles fans?

 

How is that NOT biased reporting?

 

http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/25952980/one-thing-watch-spring-training-all-30-teams

 

 

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It's a conversation starter.

 

Though I'd love to know how the Orioles lose 115 games and have a more exciting season thatn us coming up.

 

Firesales are also not something the Orioles have done to their fans over and over again like the Marlins have done in the past, and possibly again in the future. So they're going to get the benefit of the doubt in instances like this.  Also, the return from the trades last year was atrocious when you consider the talent that left the team in the process of doing those trades.  Marlins deserve any dirt they get thrown at them until they can prove they can be trusted to not repeatedly blow up their teams. 

 

I know, we disagree, but that's how I see the logic behind the difference in these fake ratings.

 

 

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Marlins deserve any dirt they get thrown at them

 

This is what I disagree with the most out of everything you said because this new ownership has done A LOT to differentiate themselves from the past ownerships over the last year.

 

Saying the Marlins currently deserve all of this stupid biased "journalism" is like saying you deserve eggs thrown at your house daily because the previous owners of the same house were all horrible.

 

Please let me know if you disagree with the previous sentence.

 

 

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I'm most interested/excited to see Victor Victor play. Also hoping to see some good play from Brinson and Monte. I also want to see Yamamoto pitch a little. I understand why those names wouldn't be exciting to a national audience but personally speaking. It is odd for them to highlight Neil Walker, but I've stopped caring what they think cause it is what it is.

 

 

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I'm most interested/excited to see Victor Victor play. Also hoping to see some good play from Brinson and Monte. I also want to see Yamamoto pitch a little. I understand why those names wouldn't be exciting to a national audience but personally speaking. It is odd for them to highlight Neil Walker, but I've stopped caring what they think cause it is what it is.

 

You shouldn't be excited man. There is nothing to hope for. Negative 1 million.

 

 

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@hovertical @DTrain @pollythewog @SixYearItch I apologize... I'm cluttering up so many threads pointing out how everyone thinks we suck when they're actually all right. It's true we have sucked for over 15 years now and we will continue to suck until we somehow get the last winning out of a World Series again. There is no middle ground other than that. The team will never take positive steps forward until they've actually got their hands on that next World Series trophy. There is no reason to show pride in the team I've followed closely for 26 years. My bad. 

 

 

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Also, the return from the trades last year was atrocious when you consider the talent that left the team in the process of doing those trades.

 

We're just judging that off of one year, though, and it's mostly in part due to Yelich breaking out in probably the biggest way possible and Brinson being awful, but three of those guys from that trade are still developing in the minors. There's time for us to maybe win that trade or at least make it more "fair."

 

Ozuna trade could have been better and nobody should say we should have gotten more for Stanton when we were also dumping a $260 million contract on the receiving team. Patience. ❤️ 

 

 

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@hovertical @DTrain @pollythewog @SixYearItch I apologize... I'm cluttering up so many threads pointing out how everyone thinks we suck when they're actually all right. It's true we have sucked for over 15 years now and we will continue to suck until we somehow get the last winning out of a World Series again. There is no middle ground other than that. The team will never take positive steps forward until they've actually got their hands on that next World Series trophy. There is no reason to show pride in the team I've followed closely for 26 years. My bad. 

 

Yeah dummy. Fake fan.

 

 

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You lost me when I saw E!SPN.

 

As for their bash of the Marlins, that is as constant for E!SPN as it is for them to talk about LeBron, Tom Brady, Tiger Woods, Duke University, all things Boston and NY. Bashing the Marlins falls in line with their bashing Miami (the U, Heat, Dolphins, etc.) agenda. How dare we always ruin their agenda of convincing the world that Boston and NY are the centers of the universe!

 

And if I'm wrong, I am still looking for those lean years that the Red Sox sucked between championships, and trying to find E!SPN taking shots at them. Somehow I can't find that stuff as it seems like the coverage and comments made them sound like they had juggernaut teams in 2012, 2014, and 2015. I seem to struggle finding their bashing of the Red Sox, Yankees, and Mets in those teams' lean years.

 

For me, being a Marlins fan, and South Florida sports fan, not supporting NY and Boston loving outlets like E!SPN comes with the territory. I get it. They hate Miami.

 

 

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@hovertical @DTrain @pollythewog @SixYearItch I apologize... I'm cluttering up so many threads pointing out how everyone thinks we suck when they're actually all right. It's true we have sucked for over 15 years now and we will continue to suck until we somehow get the last winning out of a World Series again. There is no middle ground other than that. The team will never take positive steps forward until they've actually got their hands on that next World Series trophy. There is no reason to show pride in the team I've followed closely for 26 years. My bad. 

 

sigh

 

 

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It's a conversation starter.

 

Though I'd love to know how the Orioles lose 115 games and have a more exciting season thatn us coming up.

 

I'd love to know how the Orioles are going to improve some 15 games that many of these idiotic sites are predicting when the team is basically worse than last year.  

 

 

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We're just judging that off of one year, though, and it's mostly in part due to Yelich breaking out in probably the biggest way possible and Brinson being awful, but three of those guys from that trade are still developing in the minors. There's time for us to maybe win that trade or at least make it more "fair."

 

Ozuna trade could have been better and nobody should say we should have gotten more for Stanton when we were also dumping a $260 million contract on the receiving team. Patience. ❤️ 

 

The Ozuna trade was great from my side.

 

We gave up a piece we were going to make into a bullpen arm (and we have tons of young starters)

 

An outfielder we had no real place for.

 

And a couple of lesser prospects.

 

About as fruitful as the Goldy trade this winter, tbh.

 

 

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