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Old 11-18-2012, 05:10 PM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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About the marlins:

Correct if I wrong but wasn't the attendance pretty bad anyway. I don't get the logic in building a new stadium if no one is going to watch you play.
Even before the new stadium not many seemed to care about the team.

The Marlins finished 13th in MLB attendance in 2012. They drew 2,219,444 at home, an average of 27,400 per game. Their new stadium was filled to 73 % capacity.

In 2011 they had finished 28th in attendance, drawing 1,520,562 fans, an average of 19,007 per game. That filled 48% of their old stadium.

As for the logic of the new stadium, regardless of whether fans flock to it or not, it is a money maker for the owners, a profits generating gift from the tax payers. Having a new and superior edifice for the team automatically jacks up the value of the franchise should the owners wish to sell. New stadiums all feature high revenue luxury boxes and higher priced everything inside, from seats to concessions.
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Jeremy Guthrie signs with the Royals for 3 years and $25 million
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The Rockies and Royals swapped disappointing left-handers. Jonathan Sanchez goes to Colorado and Brian Guthrie goes to KC. I was not a fan of Guthrie with Colorado, his skill set (fly balls) isn't a match for Coors field. I expect he'll have better results in KC.
Jeremy Guthrie update:
9 starts, 56 innings, 227 batters faced, 18% strikeouts, 5% walks, .96 HR/9 innings, 3.70 ERA, ERA estimators in the low 4's.

Guthrie with the Rockies
15 starts, 91 innings, 422 batters faced, 11% strikeouts, 7% walks, 2.1 HR/9 innings, 6.35 ERA, ERA estimators in the high 5's
He ended the season with almost identical number of innings pitched in Colorado and KC
Guthrie with the Royals
15 starts, 91 innings, 366 batters faced, 15% strikeouts, 5% walks, .9 HR/9 innings, 3.16 ERA, ERA estimators around 4.30.

The stadium in which you pitch can make a huge difference in your performance.
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:22 AM
 
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the marlins make another power move ....... welcome back Juan Pierre!

now, most of us marlins fans still have a lot of love for JP - even if he did go to the phillies

what impresses me most is that the marlins absolutely loaded up his contract with incentives ... they are pulling out all the stops to win a championship by putting amazing benchmarks into their contracts ...... if JP has the best season ever he could bring in an extra $325k - take that all doubters!

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Pierre would earn a $25,000 bonus if he's an All-Star, $25,000 each for winning a Gold Glove or Silver Slugger, $50,000 if he's an LCS MVP, $100,000 if he's the World Series MVP and $100,000 if he's the league MVP.
Miami Marlins salary dump trade to Toronto Blue Jays finalized - ESPN
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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I see that in a huge surprise, Bud Selig has signed off on the Marlins-Jays trade. I think he was just pretending to look into the matter, there was never a chance that he would act to void the deal, that isn't the sort of thing the owners want a modern commissioner doing.

And of course there were no real grounds for overturning the deal.
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Old 11-27-2012, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Speaking of free agency and big money, Marvin Miller has died.

Marvin Miller, Union Leader Who Brought Free Agency To Baseball, Dies : The Two-Way : NPR
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:44 PM
 
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Speaking of free agency and big money, Marvin Miller has died.

Marvin Miller, Union Leader Who Brought Free Agency To Baseball, Dies : The Two-Way : NPR
One of the most influential individuals ever associated with the game. His exclusion from the HoF is the voter's gravest error.
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Trumbull/Danbury
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Denard Span signs with the Nats. Good signing, they've been looking at him since at least the summer of 2010, so I figured it was either between him & Bourn. However, with Span's signing, that moves Harper to one of the corner outfield spots (probably LF, even though he'll be batter in RF) where's better suited, IMO, because Span is going to be patrolling CF. Now that we did that, that leaves us with Michael Morse, Adam LaRoche & Jayson Werth fighting for 2 spots (the other corner spot and 1b). I'm not sure what happened to LaRoche because I think he was a free agent, but 1 of those 3 is probably not going to be back next year. My guess is LaRoche leaves as a free agent, Morse goes to 1b, Harper to LF, Span to CF and Werth stays in RF.
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Old 11-30-2012, 05:16 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Denard Span signs with the Nats. Good signing, they've been looking at him since at least the summer of 2010, so I figured it was either between him & Bourn. However, with Span's signing, that moves Harper to one of the corner outfield spots (probably LF, even though he'll be batter in RF) where's better suited, IMO, because Span is going to be patrolling CF. Now that we did that, that leaves us with Michael Morse, Adam LaRoche & Jayson Werth fighting for 2 spots (the other corner spot and 1b). I'm not sure what happened to LaRoche because I think he was a free agent, but 1 of those 3 is probably not going to be back next year. My guess is LaRoche leaves as a free agent, Morse goes to 1b, Harper to LF, Span to CF and Werth stays in RF.
They didn't sign Span.
They traded Alex Meyer, one of their top pitching prospects, for him.
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Old 12-04-2012, 06:04 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Shane Victorino signs with the Red Sox for 3 years and $39 million
Angel Pagan signs with the Giants for 4 years and $40 million

Victorino is 7 months older than Pagan.

Bill James projects:
Victorino for .338/.418 (OBP/SLG)
Pagan for .332/.403
in 2013. Close enough to identical.

Both are roughly average defensive centerfielders.

The look to be very similar players going forward. The Giants got a free year of Pagan in comparison to Victorino.
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Old 12-04-2012, 09:17 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Excellent deal for the Rays

They acquire SS Yunel Escobar for IFer (maybe 3B) Derek Deitrich.
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