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***The official 2014 Miami Marlins thread***

Discussion in 'Other Sports Forum' started by SICK, Mar 15, 2014.

  1. SICK

    SICK Lounge Moderator

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    16 days till opening day, Fernandez on the hill! Salty behind the dish! Stanton and his big dong in Right, and Rafael (how old?) Furcal in the infield!!!!

    Lets just make it interesting this year guys!!!

    Whats your predicitions? Discussions? Thoughts?!?


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  2. Alex44

    Alex44 Boshosaurus Rex

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    World Series :shifty:

    Hoping this season is enjoyable. I've always been a huge Marlins fan but ill admit my interest in the team has been waivering dur to ownership. 162 is a lot of games to have no hope in.
     
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  3. Mainge

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    We'll suck but not as bad as last year.

    It's unfortunate that my fandom has shifted from the results on the field to how the prospects are progressing and what we'll get for Stanton but it is what it is. I just can't quit them.
     
  4. MikeHoncho

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    Maybe this'll be the year a Loria grows a heart and/or spine.
     
  5. MikeHoncho

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    Is that a young Kenny Powers?
     
  6. SICK

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    And sells the team please god


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  7. Mainge

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    Don't like the idea of trading him. He's been bad and probably won't bring back anything of significance. His upside is worth more to us than whatever return he brings, most likely.
     
  8. SICK

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    I agree with this. Stick with him and see where he goes. His ceiling is higher than anything we'll get.
     
  9. Mainge

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    Jose Fernandez Jose Fernandez'd.
     
  10. SICK

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    Awesome game! Was so fun to watch, loving the Mcghee signing (1 day into it)


    On pace for 162-0 boys!
     
  11. Section126

    Section126 We are better than you. Luxury Box

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    THE MARLINS ARE GONNA WIN THE SUPERBOWL!



    (well...85 wins would be nice)
     
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  12. SICK

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    Marlins and Heat in first place, and with a new league year, the Dolphins are tied for first place also!!!!!! CALL INTO WORK LETS ALL DRINK TO CELEBRATE!!!
     
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  13. MikeHoncho

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  14. Mainge

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    85 wins would be some kind of miracle.

    73 is a good number to shoot for.
     
  15. Section126

    Section126 We are better than you. Luxury Box

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    not really. Optimal pitching from their best 4 start stretches of last year would put them somewhere around a 1.4 team whip which is good enough for a 85 win team.

    it's attainable if the staff remains healthy and a couple of guys further develop.

    73 would be an awful season.
     
  16. finyank13

    finyank13 Reality Check

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    Fernandez is a problem....
     
  17. Mainge

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    A 1.4 team whip would put them at 27th in the MLB last year. That's not close to good enough for a 85 win team.

    That being said, the pitching is fine (although probably is being very overrated by Marlins fans). It's the offense that's the problem. The only hitters projected better than average are Stanton, and barely Yelich and Salty. The rest are well well below-average.

    There's pretty much no chance in hell this team wins 85 games. This year should be about getting to the mid-70's in wins, figuring out what we have in Yelich, Ozuna, Marisnick, Dietrich, Heaney, etc, and setting ourselves up to compete next year.

    73 wins would be a success.
     
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  18. BlameItOnTheHenne

    BlameItOnTheHenne Taking a poop

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    we lost 100 games last year, remember?
     
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  19. finyank13

    finyank13 Reality Check

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    I wouldn't be surprised if Yelich does better than expected this year....
     
  20. Mainge

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    He's very talented but I'd be surprised if he breaks an .800+ OPS in his first year.

    I'm thinking a decent average, high OBP, and the power starts coming in the second half of the year.


    EDIT: If he could recreate his line from last year, I'd be pretty happy. Something like ~280/370/400
     
  21. Section126

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    1.24 typing on a phone and off the top of my head.
     
  22. Section126

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    20 game improvements happen all the time.

    The pitching staff alone improving, will push them toward .500

    Offense is overrated in the grand scheme toward contending. Pitching is all that matters to begin to build a contender.

    The 2013 Washington Nationals are the model. For the Marlins to improve to Nationals level of offense would take next to nothing (create a third of a run per game). But look at their pitching. Their pitching alone took them to 86 wins.
     
  23. Section126

    Section126 We are better than you. Luxury Box

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    Oh..and I'm a dual fan..so I am not a Marlins homer. I am a Mets/Marlins fan.
     
  24. Ray Finkle

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    Thank god you have the Heat to level things out or I'd be worried about your mental health between having to root for the Dolphins, Marlins and Mets.
     
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  25. Section126

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    Right?

    Mets season ended yesterday after they blew three leads over the mighty Nats.

    I mean...we get to Strasburg and still manage to look like a clown show in the end?

    My entire baseball experience this year is already reduced to watching Jose Fernandez all year.
     
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  26. Mainge

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    There's a lot wrong with this but I do not think the Marlins going from literally the worst offense in the last 25 years to a league average offense in one year is "nothing." There's zero chance it happens.

    But both offense and pitching are equally important. Look no further than the 2013 Marlins who finished with the lowest ERA in franchise history and still lost 100 games.

    This team isn't getting to 80 wins. Maybe next year.
     
  27. finsincebirth

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    I think the most difficult aspect of improving the offense is the Marlins appear to be relying on some of these guys to perform beyond their career average. We learned that lesson with John Buck. It's an average for a reason.

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  28. Ray Finkle

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    I do envy you having to watch Jose Fernandez for 30 plus starts a year.
     
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  29. SICK

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    gtfo
     
  30. Mainge

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    There's going to be a ton of disappointed Marlins fans in a few weeks. Literally dozens of them.
     
  31. Alex44

    Alex44 Boshosaurus Rex

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    That is like....98% of our fan base.
     
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  32. SICK

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    Because of the record going down (I see it comign already, too much hype) or you hear rumblings of us trading a fan favorite?!?
     
  33. Desides

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    Grantland: Break up the Fish!

    I still want to burn Loria. No, not in effigy.
     
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  34. muscle979

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    The model of what? A choking victim? They weren't even the best staff in the division, contrary to what the people at ESPN want to tell everybody. Their starters were tough, their pen could be had.
     
  35. Mainge

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    The former.
     
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  36. Mainge

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    I agree with all of this. There's a lot to like about the Marlins and their future.

    Loria is still a ****.
     
  37. dolfan32323

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    ... how long will this last? My expectations are still at rock bottom, but man has this team looked good thus far.
     
  38. Mainge

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    Until tomorrow
     
  39. dolfan32323

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    It'll be interesting to see how they hold up against the Natinals.
     

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