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No Marlins signings, but it's a 'new environment'

Posted on: November 17, 2011 2:55 pm
Edited on: November 17, 2011 2:58 pm
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MILWAUKEE -- They're still the new Marlins. The offers are still out there.

The stadium is still new.

And the fact that none of those big offers have yet been accepted?

Hey, none of those big-name free agents has yet signed anywhere else, either.

"I don't feel pressure to do anything -- ever," Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria said as he left baseball's owners meetings Thursday. "But it's a new environment."

In this new environment, the Marlins can bid on Albert Pujols, Jose Reyes and others, and even get them to Miami on recruiting visits. They're still considered a longshot on signing Pujols, but may even be the favorite at this point for Reyes.

One complication with signing Reyes would be that incumbent shortstop Hanley Ramirez would need to move to third base. The Miami Herald reported this week that Ramirez isn't thrilled with the idea, but Loria insisted it won't be a problem.

"He's a wonderful team guy," Loria said.

Remember, new Marlins, new environment.

In Loria's mind, new environment and new stadium are related.

Asked Thursday if it was a big step that big-name free agents have visited the Marlins, he was quick with his answer.

"I think all you have to do is go to Miami and look at the ballpark, and you wouldn't ask that," he said.

As for whether he thinks the Marlins will sign Reyes, Pujols or any of the others, Loria simply said: "I don't know, we'll wait and see."




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Comments

Since: Sep 3, 2008
Posted on: November 21, 2011 8:20 pm
 

No Marlins signings, but it's a 'new environment'

They haven't signed anyone yet so please eplain to me EXACTLY what we are supposed to be afraid of? Luria and his "man servant", Sampson have been crooks since the Expo days so why change now. If they had all this money why did they beg/threaten/bribe Miami Dade officials to basically give them a stadium? If you think it is such a great idea then get your hands out of my pockets and send them a personal check!!!



Since: Aug 17, 2006
Posted on: November 18, 2011 12:45 pm
 

No Marlins signings, but it's a 'new environment'

Sounds to me like some of you guys are getting Jealous! Maybe, even a little scared of our "New Look" Marlins!



Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: November 18, 2011 9:58 am
 

No Marlins signings, but it's a 'new environment'

Ramirez to 3B is worse than Ramirez at SS.  If anything, they should move him to 2B.  Him at 3B would be a disaster.  I could see 25 errors easy.


It's only a new environment for 1 year then back to the same old same old.  They'll buy a team and then try to dismantle it.  They'll be stuck with an albatross of a stadium in the gay new uniforms and their local restricting Miami Marlins name.



Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: November 18, 2011 9:57 am
 

No Marlins signings, but it's a 'new environment'

Ramirez to 3B is worse than Ramirez at SS.  If anything, they should move him to 2B.  Him at 3B would be a disaster.  I could see 25 errors easy.


It's only a new environment for 1 year then back to the same old same old.  They'll buy a team and then try to dismantle it.  They'll be stuck with an albatross of a stadium in the gay new uniforms and their local restricting Miami Marlins name.



Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: November 18, 2011 9:56 am
 

No Marlins signings, but it's a 'new environment'

Ramirez to 3B is worse than Ramirez at SS.  If anything, they should move him to 2B.  Him at 3B would be a disaster.  I could see 25 errors easy.


It's only a new environment for 1 year then back to the same old same old.  They'll buy a team and then try to dismantle it.  They'll be stuck with an albatross of a stadium in the gay new uniforms and their local restricting Miami Marlins name.



Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: November 18, 2011 9:55 am
 

No Marlins signings, but it's a 'new environment'

Ramirez to 3B is worse than Ramirez at SS.  If anything, they should move him to 2B.  Him at 3B would be a disaster.  I could see 25 errors easy.


It's only a new environment for 1 year then back to the same old same old.  They'll buy a team and then try to dismantle it.  They'll be stuck with an albatross of a stadium in the gay new uniforms and their local restricting Miami Marlins name.  



Since: Nov 17, 2011
Posted on: November 17, 2011 10:41 pm
 

No Marlins signings, but it's a 'new environment'

Nobody went to meaningless games in the middle of summer.  When this team was winning, we packed the stadium for the largest crowd in World Series history for 2003.  If they want to win for a change, and win, people will show up if there is a gurantee of a 73 degree game and no rain.  Also, new location should finally get the Latino crowd in the doors.   



Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: November 17, 2011 7:01 pm
 

No Marlins signings, but it's a 'new environment'

And there is no need to worry about Hanley, because once Reyes signs with the Marlins they will trade Hanley probably to the Mets since they like washed up ex-Marlins.



Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: November 17, 2011 6:58 pm
 

No Marlins signings, but it's a 'new environment'

It is a differet stadium and they moved 30 miles south. Miami Dade's population is double that of Broward and that is not including the illegals here. Miami Dade is more of a baseball county so that is why they are expecting a big turnout. Miami Dade people don't give a crap about football which is why the Dolphins don't play in Miami Dade.

Also people came out for both championships. The Marlins made a tremendous playoff run in 2003. They were predicted to be a last place and 90 loss team that year. In 1997 they signed a bunch of old farts and were out of the playoff race until late August when they finally put it all together. From 93 to 97 they had good attendance. It was after the firesale and the massive class-action lawsuit thay the Marlins attendance went bad.



Since: May 24, 2011
Posted on: November 17, 2011 4:31 pm
 

No Marlins signings, but it's a 'new environment'

They won two world series and no one went to the games. So now that there is a roof on the stadium, people are goint to show up? Good Luck with that one..    


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