Originally Posted by *BaseClogger*
Kinda like how it doomed then after the firesale in 1997?
Totally different circumstances. This is the THIRD time this has happened. They're trying to draw fans to that team that in the past have shunned them. Yes, they've lucked their way into a few world titles. Doesn't change the fact that they've alienated and killed most of their fanbase. They can't build a bond with any of their players. We've got Votto, Bruce, Cueto, Latos, Chapman, Phillips, etc. The Reds can plaster those faces all over the city and say Come watch them play! And you know what? They'll be around a long, long time. Can the Marlins do that with ANYONE? Even Stanton? Really hurts them in marketing and in staying credible.