"Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."
Yes, the Reds and Bengals stadium deals were completely above board, no controversy whatsoever.
Raisel Ghul, the Demon's Head
This is the time. The real Reds organization is back.
Jon Heyman just tweeted that Miami may increase payroll to upwards of $100 million. How can they get away with this?
My dad got to enjoy 3 Reds World Championships by the time he was my age. So far, I've only gotten to enjoy one. Step it up Redlegs!
Miami has also upped their offer to Pujols. Not sure on $ yet.
Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.
Can't win with 'em
Can't win without 'em
Insane really. No evidence of a sustainable local fan base in South Florida, especially given the walled off location down in Little Havana to the Northern Counties. They will be back to 25K per game or less within three years. Weekends will do well, weeknights will be 20K max. Even with Marino, the Dolphins often struggled to sell out.
Now, TV dollars could be another thing. Imagine Pujols could enable the Marlins to get closer to a Rangers type TV deal.
Luria selling the team w/ Pujols markup in a couple years makes the most sense as an exit strategy.
Basically it would be like arming Bruce with that type of Nucleus along with keeping a few other young bucks that have came up through your system, gearing up, winning it all; and sure maybe moving those large contract pieces but your homegrown talent likely remains throughout the run.
2009 Attendance Record: 3-5 2010 Attendance Record: 2-9
2011 Attendance Record: 3-4 2012 Attendance Record: 3-4
2013 Attendance Record: 5-2 2014 Attendance Record: 3-1
Don't worry. After the season, Loria will turn around and sell off anyone of value and go back to running the team on the cheap in no time. That's his MO. I doubt anyone the Marlins sign to big contracts this offseason will be with the team in two years.
Burn down the disco. Hang the blessed DJ. Because the music that he constantly plays, it says nothing to me about my life.
I gotta say, if this thing comes together, I'll be rooting for the Marlins in the playoffs. They may be the Washington Redskins, or they may still be the Marlins, the team that bought and sold a championship in 1997 as well. From a fan's point of view, you just wish your teams billionaire owners would flip out like this. C'mon Bob, flip out would ya? Go bananas, or whatever.
2015 Rotation: Under Construction