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"In-house analysis" Bwahahahahhaha!!!! OUThouse analysis is more like it!!! Translation to plain English: They won't spend the money.
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Good analysis, Flav. I hope you're right. And if Baker continues to feast on lefties the way he has recently, he'll turn out to be a great pick up.
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Stan, you got me there!
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Your mommy wrote that for you, didn't she?
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Oh, and by the way, you don't get to tell anyone what they can or cannot post here, okay?
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juanv, it would be very much to your benefit if you would try to follow some basic guidelines when posting here: Recognize above all else that all anyone, INCLUDING YOU, ever posts here are OPINIONS. Those opinions are subject to scrutiny or questioning, I think everyone agrees it's fair game, as long as it's done with RESPECT. As an example, you've posted here that you think Redmond is a bad manager approximately 184,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 times (that's just a rough estimate, you understand), and I happen to think that it's idiotic and boring to keep repeating the same nonsense over and over and over. But notice that I've never personally criticized you about it, like you just did with me up above. That's because, for the most part, I skip your stupid posts since you never, ever have anything worthwhile or original to say. But, again, notice that I've never said anything PERSONAL about you, like you just did with me. So what I would suggest is that you keep braying about Redmond, and most of us will just continue to ignore you. In the meantime, if you happen to disagree with anything else that any of us have to say, other than you think the Marlins are the greatest thing since sliced bread, please feel free to contribute. But never bite off more than you can probably chew by personally criticizing anyone here. It just won't end well for you. Just a suggestion, okay, buddy?
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Written by a NY sportswriter who covers the Mets: There is a fair amount of buzz in scouting circles about the Miami Marlins. One scout went so far as to call them a “trendy” pick to be surprise contenders this year. The belief is based on projecting that a young rotation led by Jose Fernandez will step forward (the staff is filled with the likes of talented but unproven pitchers like Nathan Eovaldi, Henderson Alvarez and Jacob Turner). Most scouts love leftfielder Christian Yelich, and approve of the signings of veterans Jarrod Saltalamacchia and, to a lesser extent, Rafael Furcal. And then there’s Mr. Beast, the player coveted by every other team, Giancarlo Stanton. What does it all add up to? The Nationals are a near-unanimous pick to win the National League East, and the Braves remain solid (though without Tim Hudson and Brian McCann, and facing tough decisions in coming years about the arbitration status of a young core). Many scouts are very down on the Phillies, and will believe that the Mets are better when they see it. In fact, in talking over the past year to the guys who cover the organizations of the N.L. East, many scouts are more bullish over the Marlins’ future than the Mets, citing what they consider a more balanced farm system, with with pitchers and position players (professional rankers like ESPN’s Keith Law have the Mets’ farm as better than Miami’s, proving that there is no such thing as ultimate truth or consensus in these matters). The Mets probably need another year until they’re taken more seriously in the industry, when Matt Harvey is back, and Zack Wheeler has more experience, and Noah Syndergaard will theoretically be around for a full season. For now, there is more talk about the team in south Florida." http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/baseballinsider/2014/01/miami-marlins-trendy-in-scouting-circles-ike-davis-really-could-earn-job-bac
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Good idea! Anything that'll deflect away from that grill that won't quit.
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26 non-roster invitees. Wow! Clark, I bet you can make this roster. You should go for it ... then you could use the bump in pay to buy your friend Manny a shirt with a collar.
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Yeah, Stan, for once I have to echo Junior's thoughts here ... sort of. We shouldn't confuse positive enthusiasm with delusional thoughts. "The best closer"? Seriously? I think it's reasonable to root for a .500 finish this season. That would be a great accomplishment. Although the downside if that were to happen would be that Loria would come of hiding to take all the credit, his Herald shills would declare him the second coming of Branch Rickey, and Loria would consider himself vindicated for stealing our tax money (okay, maybe he won't use those EXACT words!) Realistically, starting pitching will keep us in many games and the lineup will continue to be abysmal. Lineup depth will be a big problem even before the All-Star break, thanks to the racketeer Loria's chintzy ways. Opposing pitchers will continue to pitch around Stanton and the free-swinging Salty won't see many good pitches to hit, either. Like I said before, our best hope is to get a Cy Young-like year out of Fernandez, and have 2 or 3 of the young starters give us solid middle-of-the-rotation seasons (12-16 wins).
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Flav C, in a word, ego. And those are all very cogent points you make, and all true of course. I actually think your last point is the best chance we have for him to sell the team, where you mention his age. Meaning that, given his age and the sizeable gut he carries around, it may not be too far into the future when he will not be able to continue his micro-managing the franchise. Remember, even George Steinbrenner (speaking of ego) had to hand over the reins in his final years due to failing health.
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Again, forest for the trees. I don't need to visit a website to know that plenty of teams inflate attendance figures. It's a well-known fact and it's hardly news. And it also has ABSOLUTELY ZILCH to do with my point. So instead of straining yourself to think up some more sophomoric name-calling, you might want to try putting things within their proper context and perspective... OR you can always skip to the next comment if you don't like mine.
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YOLO, forest for the trees. Young, it's NOT the beat writers like Clark that I'm referring to. Beat writers are not in a position to write their opinions. It's the columnists, like Beaver Face Barry Jackson. And on top of those guys you listed, how does the NEW TIMES beat them out on what may have been the sports story of the year, when it happened right here under their collective noses? Because they're lazy ... investigative journalism takes hard work and commitment. This bunch just wants to punch a clock and fill column space.
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Why would Loria the carpetbagger racketeer sell the Marlins? It's a cash cow for him. All he has to do is average maybe a 5,000 paid attendance per game, then he just practically gives away another 10-15,000 tickets so that people will overpay for beer and hot dogs and other healthy foods, then he can sit out home and count the cash. He breaks even on the Marlins' revenue versus expenses and gets to POCKET millions upon millions off revenue sharing from teams like the Yankees, Dodgers, and Angels. He announces a contrived attendance figure of 18-20,000, so people are none the wiser, especially the Ray Charles-like Herald sports writers, who wouldn't recognize investigative journalism if they tripped over it.
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.187 AT TRIPLE A. Yeah, that's a real flyer.
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RIP Paul Blair. Never much of a hitter, especially after he was hit in the face by a pitch. But he was perhaps the greatest center fielder I've ever seen, and yes I saw plenty of Mays in his prime. Blair played incredibly shallow because he was an artist at catching up with balls hit over his head. Mays' catch in the '54 Series off Vic Wertz was incredible, especially because it happened in a World Series. But Blair made over the shoulder catches repeatedly and made them look easy.
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MLB (meaning mostly Selig) loves Loria because he got the stadium built, increasing the valuation of the team, and that's what it's all about for them. You think they didn't turn a blind eye to the prevalence of PEDs in the late 90s? For all of their sanctimony now, they KNEW that McGwire and Sosa and others were using, but the 98 HR record chase was drawing great crowds and fan interest, so it went conveniently "unnoticed." So we can hardly expect MLB to care whether Loria continues to cheat and lie to the Miami community. All they care about is their bottom line.
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"eat a lik"? Ce qui la baise est-ce???
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Lou, I honestly don't think Loria can afford to trade Stanton at this point, simply because of the negative reaction already received and how that would amplify exponentially against him ... from ALL sides ... if he were to trade his most talented player (unless he received more than 1 in return, not likely though).
Toggle Commented Nov 28, 2012 on Buehrle: Marlins "lied" to him at Fish Bytes
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Lou, I confess it is beyond my ability to sufficiently dumb down my comments so that this cretin could understand. And yes, you are correct, I am a product of a prestigious (read: well known) eastern institution of higher learning.
Toggle Commented Nov 27, 2012 on Buehrle: Marlins "lied" to him at Fish Bytes
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Bottom line for the Marlins ... choosing to have the lowest payroll in baseball, breaking their commitment to our community, Stanton (if he has half a brain) has already decided to leave as soon as contractually possible, I'm certain he's hoping for even sooner than that, No quality players will want to play here; no quality players will want to stay here; that leaves only players (and coaches and managers) who are grateful just to have a job, which is another of saying that can't get a job anywhere else. Who wants to root for a team like that? Jeffrey Lurid has made a shambles of this franchise. And note that he's accomplished this in spite of a new stadium. EVERY single other owner in the history of the game had his team flourish in the same circumstances (ie new stadium). But not this guy. Jeffrey Lurid is a fraud.
Toggle Commented Nov 23, 2012 on Buehrle: Marlins "lied" to him at Fish Bytes
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Dog, language in this forum is unnecessary and inappropriate. You must not be a parent (and maybe a child yourself) else you'd realize there are children out there following the Marlins for better or worse, and thus more likely to come across your coarse and uncouth method of communicating. I don't always agree with the Herald, but that can be expressed in more intelligent ways. Like corporal punishment, whatever message you may have is lost in the transmission.
Toggle Commented Nov 22, 2012 on Buehrle: Marlins "lied" to him at Fish Bytes
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Flags, you're absolutely right about there being no gentle men's agreements in sports. But the fundamental issues here transcend sports and winning ... it has to do with giving your word. When a leader in a community gives his word to that community and to his employees, especially when doing so to comcessions or sacrifice ($$$) from said community, then thinks nothing about breaking his word, without explanation other than to send his lackeys out to bear the heat that only he is getting ... then it's about integrity and trust. Those are an individual's values and vision (or in Jeffrey Lurid's case, a lack thereof) that make baseball and winning pale in comparison.
Toggle Commented Nov 22, 2012 on Buehrle: Marlins "lied" to him at Fish Bytes
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Speaking of the SEC, regardless of their findings, maybe the best way to describe Jeffrey Lurid is not liar but fraud.
Toggle Commented Nov 22, 2012 on Buehrle: Marlins "lied" to him at Fish Bytes
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Finally, some news with teeth in it and, more importantly, the truth. I was wondering when someone was going to being up Delgado. Good going, Spencer. Keep it up. Jeffrey Lurid is a liar. He lied to Buerle, Reyes, Delgado, and as Buerhle put it, to the fans on numerous occasions. He's got his his stadium, what does he care about us? The slogan for a fan protest against him should be "Figure it out!"
Toggle Commented Nov 21, 2012 on Buehrle: Marlins "lied" to him at Fish Bytes
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