Project Wolverine in full effect: 2018 Miami Marlins

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The rotation is set!

RHP José Ureña
LHP Caleb Smith
RHP Odrisamer Despaigne
LHP Dillon Peters
LHP Jarlin García

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 28 March 2018 15:53 (two years ago) link

they have a combined career -2.5 bWAR

mookieproof, Wednesday, 28 March 2018 16:09 (two years ago) link

When I get home, should I listen to Jeetz's ESPN in-game interview?

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 29 March 2018 19:42 (two years ago) link

(for the lolz)

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 29 March 2018 19:51 (two years ago) link

three weeks pass...

Ask a snapping Jeter:

BRYANT GUMBEL: “If you were tanking, would you tell me?”

DEREK JETER: “Tanking? What is-- no-- tanking?”

BRYANT GUMBEL: “Tanking is -- not trying your hardest to win ball games in -- every day.”

DEREK JETER: “We're trying to win ball games every day.”

BRYANT GUMBEL: “If you trade your best players in exchange for prospects, it's unlikely you're going to win more games in the immediate future--”

DEREK JETER: “When you take the field, you have an opportunity to win each and every day. Each and every day. You never tell your team that they're expected to lose. Never.”

BRYANT GUMBEL: “Not in so--”

DEREK JETER: “Now, you can think -- now-- now, I can't tell you how you think. Like, I see your mind. I see that's how you think. I don't think like that. That's your mind working like that.”

BRYANT GUMBEL: “No, I get that. But I guess not in so many words--”

DEREK JETER: “But you don't. But you don't get it.”


DEREK JETER: “You don’t. We have two different mi-- I can't wait to get you on the golf course, man. We got-- I mean, I can't wait for this one.”

BRYANT GUMBEL: “No, I mean--”

DEREK JETER: “You're mentally weak.”

Andy K, Monday, 23 April 2018 16:41 (two years ago) link

holy fuck does running the marlins turn you into a supervillain or is it just a prerequisite for the job

challops trap house (Will M.), Monday, 23 April 2018 18:09 (two years ago) link

BRYANT GUMBEL: "You're pure evil!"
DEREK JETER: "I'm *necessary* evil!"

omar little, Monday, 23 April 2018 18:17 (two years ago) link

one month passes...

Tonight marks first time since 2016 that Marlins won a game in the ninth when trailing entering the ninth.

— clarkspencer (@clarkspencer) May 24, 2018

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 24 May 2018 13:00 (two years ago) link

one month passes...
one month passes...

I haven’t gotten a full confirmation on it per se, so file this under “opinion.” I believe one of the orders of business when the Marlins season ends is removal of the HR sculpture. Say your goodbyes, 8 home games left.

— Craig Mish (@CraigMish) September 4, 2018

mookieproof, Wednesday, 5 September 2018 19:29 (two years ago) link

In 75 years, the Home Run Sculpture will be iconic. It will be a destination. the ballpark will be ancient and adored, and people will walk into this classic piece of Americana, walk through the tunnel to get to their seats and see it in the distance, with 80 years of weather and air conditioning aging it more than a touch, but in the most charming way possible. A father will put his arm around his son or daughter and just stare.

If you think they won’t, go watch people stare at a green wall in Boston. It’s a green wall. Stop staring. I will build you a green wall, stop staring.

Except the Green Monster is more than a green wall, it’s pure baseball magic. And someone in the future will dig through the history of Marlins Park, and they’ll discover that there was a time when everyone thought the structure was a joke, an out-of-place abomination, like the people who couldn’t imagine spoiling the natural beauty of the Golden Gate with a bridge. They’ll use mind-Twitter to share it around the world, and everyone will laugh at us. And we’ll deserve it.

Assuming Miami still exists, of course.

If it does, that is my dream. This should be Wrigley Field after we’re gone.

Grant Brisbee on the home run sculpture.

Van Horn Street, Wednesday, 5 September 2018 20:12 (two years ago) link

ngl i felt exactly the same way when i first saw it

challops trap house (Will M.), Wednesday, 5 September 2018 20:14 (two years ago) link

In 75 years, the Home Run Sculpture will be iconic

in 20 years, jeter will be demanding another new stadium

mookieproof, Wednesday, 5 September 2018 20:18 (two years ago) link

well since the current one will be underwater, that seems reasonable

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 5 September 2018 20:24 (two years ago) link

three weeks pass...

Christian Yelich: 6.8 WAR
Giancarlo Stanton: 3.5 WAR
Marcell Ozuna: 2.7 WAR
Marlins outfield: 1.4 WAR

— Jeff Sullivan (@based_ball) September 26, 2018

mookieproof, Thursday, 27 September 2018 15:26 (one year ago) link

btw the original rotation, as announced in the OP, have combined for -1.2 bWAR this season

mookieproof, Thursday, 27 September 2018 15:29 (one year ago) link

29 players recorded at least one out on the mound for the Marlins. Only one of them posted an ERA+ over 100 with Miami: Drew Rucinski. The next lowest team: Pittsburgh, with seven such pitchers.

— Jon Tayler, Smiling Politely (@JATayler) September 30, 2018

Andy K, Sunday, 30 September 2018 21:59 (one year ago) link

two months pass...
three weeks pass...

honestly impressive that in the last 13 months the marlins have traded the 2017 NL MVP, the 2018 NL MVP, and a 2017 all-star/gold glove/silver slugger outfielder . . . and now have none of the game's top 100 prospects

i mean yes, prospects are overrated but jeez

mookieproof, Tuesday, 8 January 2019 20:47 (one year ago) link

two months pass...

lol jetes

mookieproof, Saturday, 23 March 2019 19:39 (one year ago) link

Jeter’s style, by contrast, is to dictate terms and expect you to glumly accept them.

not even a gift basket

mookieproof, Saturday, 23 March 2019 20:13 (one year ago) link

My biggest wish for 2019 is a NL MVP award for Ozuna.

Van Horn Street, Sunday, 24 March 2019 03:52 (one year ago) link

averaging under 7000 in attendance in their five non-opening-day games

mookieproof, Wednesday, 3 April 2019 14:41 (one year ago) link

my heart bleeds

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 14:45 (one year ago) link

hate the marlins but love the new unis/caps (and i even liked the last ones in spite of myself)

fuck em tho, trash franchise whose only bright spot was Homer, and now it's gone too

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 21:30 (one year ago) link

outscored 21-1 over three games in cincy

mookieproof, Thursday, 11 April 2019 19:32 (one year ago) link

fired the hitting coach

mookieproof, Monday, 22 April 2019 19:55 (one year ago) link

feels a bit unfair. it's not like *he* traded away all their hitters.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 22 April 2019 20:10 (one year ago) link

two weeks pass...

sending everyone to Spanish classes (got one right!)

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 11 May 2019 13:24 (one year ago) link

long rosenthal piece in the athletic this week about how gary denbo, jetes' buddy/director of player development is a colossal asshole whom everyone hates

He​ wanted​ the dogs​ out of the clubhouse. No,​ it​ was​ worse​ than​ that. Gary​ Denbo,​ the​ Marlins’​​ vice president of player development and scouting, could not tolerate the dogs, who had been a popular part of the Greensboro Grasshoppers’ scene since August 2006, fetching bats, carrying buckets of balls to the plate umpire, running the bases after every game.

The dogs are such a phenomenon that the bucket of the late Miss Babe Ruth, a Labrador Retriever who once worked 638 consecutive home games, is on display at the National Baseball Hall of Fame. But Denbo, making an unannounced visit to the Marlins’ Low-A affiliate in June 2018, was not interested in upholding tradition. He took one look at the two dog kennels in the clubhouse and demanded that they be removed, berating a clubhouse attendant, a longtime employee of the team who is in his 50s.

The exchange was the breaking point in the Marlins’ 16-year relationship with Greensboro, according to the team’s president and general manager, Donald Moore, who said he simply could not work with Denbo. Moore subsequently made a deal with the Pirates’ organization, and the Marlins settled for a much less advantageous affiliation in Clinton, Iowa, where the ballpark is considered outdated and remote.

mookieproof, Saturday, 11 May 2019 18:45 (one year ago) link

The Marlins are scoring 2.69 runs per game. That puts them on pace for 434 -- 75 fewer runs than the 2010 Mariners… And this is during the juiced ball era.

The Marlins have one -- one! -- player with an OPS above league average.

Their best player is 4 for May

— Brendan Gawlowski (@GawlowskiB) May 13, 2019

mookieproof, Monday, 13 May 2019 21:35 (one year ago) link

and yet they had to send Brinson down and ruin my HM team

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 13 May 2019 21:44 (one year ago) link

on pace to lose more than the '62 Mets

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 15 May 2019 14:52 (one year ago) link

The Marlins have scored eight total runs in their last seven games.

— Dayn Perry (@daynperry) May 16, 2019

mookieproof, Thursday, 16 May 2019 03:18 (one year ago) link

Did I mention that it’s been a full week since the last Marlins position player drove in a run, or 11 days since one of their players homered? Or that it’s the team’s only homer this month, hit by a 29-year-old rookie named Jon Berti? I kid you not.

Andy K, Friday, 17 May 2019 17:14 (one year ago) link

its a damn crime that they dont play a series vs baltimore this season

johnny crunch, Friday, 17 May 2019 17:18 (one year ago) link

four months pass...

Sources: The #Marlins and Don Mattingly agree to a contract extension. Official announcement coming tomorrow.

— Daniel Álvarez-Montes (@DanielAlvarezEE) September 20, 2019

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 20 September 2019 19:17 (one year ago) link

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