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Our Beloved Ace, Jose Fernandez, Has Tragically Died In A Boating Accident

I’m absolutely shocked. This is so surreal I really don’t know what to say. Guy was pitching earlier this week and now he’s just gone. It feels like the Paul Walker death all over again when good guys with no problem what so ever just dies in a random tragic accident. This wasn’t an arrogant athlete who always partied or a celebrity who craved attention. It was just a young pitcher with all the talent in the world. And Jose was loved, man. This season is a little bit better than the past few but when it was an absolutely dead season there was always a ticket spike when it came to Jose day because the Ace was the anchor to this team. He was like a perfect icon for Miami too. Young stud, great looking guy, all the talent in the world, throwing absolute heat, and he was Cuban. It fucking sucks to know that a young 24 year old could have the baseball world by the balls but we’ll never get to see it. Fuck man, his family wont get to see it and it kills me inside cause the guy was truly a family guy. One of those Cubans who loves his grand parents and how the women elders in his life were his most important bond. And worst of all was, guy was set to be a father.

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Thoughts and Prayers out for Jose’s Family. Miami will truly miss our beloved Ace.

 

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The Marlins Aren’t Sending Anyone To See Tim Tebow Work Out

SBnation- Former NFL Quarterback Tim Tebow wants to join a major league baseball club and is planning a workout, but Marlins President David Samson told Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald he “doubts” the Marlins will send someone to attend the workout.

Team president David Samson said he doubts the Marlins will send anyone to Tim Tebow’s audition for big-league teams. “Nothing is harder in sports than hitting a baseball and to not take a swing in [a game] for 10 years” makes this difficult for Tebow, Samson said.

Tebow, if he signs with a club, will be forced to work his way through an organization’s minor league system. While Miami’s plans with regard to its starting outfielders are unclear, the club doesn’t have room for Tebow.

Giancarlo Stanton, Marcell Ozuna and Christian Yelich form what the Marlins believe to be the best outfield in baseball, leaving Tebow without a place to play.

Tebow is beloved by Gators fans throughout Florida after having a successful collegiate football career. However, as Samson noted, his athleticism alone might not be enough to result in an effective baseball career.

Perhaps attending the workout might have been tempting for the old Marlins, but under Don Mattingly, every player has a specific role. Tebow doesn’t seem to fit into the mix.

Listen, I don’t think Tebow would make a great baseball player. I’m sure by now everyone has nitpicked apart his wide stance and swing a million times by now. Even more, I’m not one to sign players just for the publicity because that’s all smoke and mirrors and when things don’t work out you deservedly get a shit ton of hate thrown your way. But this is America and I believe that people deserve second chances if they mean it. I mean it already blows my mind that somehow Tebow can’t fill in as a back up for any of the 32 NFL teams. You telling me Manziel was a better option than Tebow? Guy has trained for being an NFL player non stop since he was cut all while Johnny was in nightclubs rolling face with Bieber and shit. All I know is Tebow has heart. His style might’ve worked well in College and didn’t cross over to the big leagues but he just seems like he would be able to at least try to change and adapt if he were given the right coaching team around him. Same way I feel about Tebow in baseball. Seclude him to a baseball diamond, gym, and a little prison cell with only a mattress and a Barry Bonds as his celly and I just think the guy will willingly learn to have a great stance and swing. I know that’s a ridiculous sounding scenario, and still would end up being a horrendous baseball player. All I’m saying is why not just look at the guy. Charge a flight to Tebow’s work out on Jeffrey Loria’s card and see what the guys got.

Don Mattingly To The Marlins

MIAMI (AP) -- The Miami Marlins have scheduled a news conference for Monday, where they're expected to introduce new manager Dan Mattingly. The press conference can be seen on FOX Sports Florida at 10 a.m. Miami hired Mattingly last week less than a week after he parted with the Los Angeles Dodgers. He becomes the Marlins' 10th manager -- including Jack McKeon for two stints -- since Jeffrey Loria bought the team in 2002. With the Marlins, Mattingly will face a big adjustment regarding resources. The Dodgers led the majors by far this year with a payroll of $289.6 million at the end of the regular season. Miami ranked last at $64.9 million, and little change is expected next season.

MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Marlins have scheduled a news conference for Monday, where they’re expected to introduce new manager Dan Mattingly. The press conference can be seen on FOX Sports Florida at 10 a.m.
Miami hired Mattingly last week less than a week after he parted with the Los Angeles Dodgers. He becomes the Marlins’ 10th manager — including Jack McKeon for two stints — since Jeffrey Loria bought the team in 2002.
With the Marlins, Mattingly will face a big adjustment regarding resources. The Dodgers led the majors by far this year with a payroll of $289.6 million at the end of the regular season. Miami ranked last at $64.9 million, and little change is expected next season.

Finally a real manager in the dugout. Let them play the game simple while he makes the right moves. Use to stubborn asshole owners in Jeff Loria. Took the Dodgers to 3 consecutive playoffs. All we need to do is get in, let the magic happen where Marlins have somehow the best record in the post season going 2-0 as wildcards. Loria likes him too so maybe Donnie can get into Loria’s brain and convince him to loosen up the Purse strings and get some more ace pitching in. Making better moves by the deadline. With some healthy players and Mattingly motivate players the way they need then I can see this team making the playoffs for sure.

Marlins Looking To Bring Jennings Back To GM Position. I Hate Jeff Loria.

he plan appears simple enough: The Miami Marlins this week will ask Dan Jennings to step down as manager and resume his role as GM, according to major-league sources. The change, if Jennings agrees, would occur at the end of the season. The Marlins then would seek to hire an experienced manager, sources say. Neither move would qualify as a surprise; the return of Jennings to the front office was a strong possibility from the moment the Marlins shocked the baseball world by naming him to replace Mike Redmond as manager on May 18. But as always with the Marlins, things might not be as simple as they seem. Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reported Tuesday night that the team plans, "sweeping changes to its baseball operation, from player development and scouting, all the way up to the front office." Spencer wrote that Jennings could return to the front office, but not necessarily as GM. History shows that anything is possible with the Marlins under owner Jeffrey Loria. Adding to the uncertainty: The power dynamics within the organization have shifted since Jennings left the front office to become manager. Loria routinely sours on his managers; his next one will be the Marlins’ eighth in the past 11 seasons. His relationship with Jennings, which once was quite close, deteriorated as the team struggled, sources say. The departure of Jennings from the front office, meanwhile, resulted in the promotion of assistant GM Mike Berger to GM. Berger and other Marlins officials have sought to expand their influence, sources say, creating the potential for a power struggle if Jennings returns to his previous role. Justin Bour helps Marlins to victory over Braves One source downplayed that possibility, saying that any tension within the organization reflects nothing more than the frustration of a disappointing season -- and that the return of Jennings to the front office would help the Marlins focus on upgrading the club. Berger, however, has a longstanding relationship with Loria, going back to the days when Loria owned the Oklahoma City 89ers, then an affiliate of the Texas Rangers, in the early 1990s. And Jennings, who is under contract to the Marlins through 2018, has strong interest in pursuing the Seattle Mariners' GM opening, sources say -- an indication that he might finally be restless under Loria, for whom he has worked since '02. The Marlins, after going 16-22 under Redmond, are 38-57 under Jennings. Injuries have contributed to the team's difficulties -- right fielder Giancarlo Stanton has not played since suffering a hamate fracture in his left wrist on June 26, and ace right-hander Jose Fernandez did not make his season debut until July 2 while recovering from Tommy John surgery. The team also had a spotty offseason, making a strong addition with its trade for second baseman Dee Gordon but stumbling with its acquisitions of righty Mat Latos and first baseman Michael Morse, both of whom later were traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Marlins, regardless of how their palace intrigue plays out, plan to add to the core of their club, sources say. FOX SPORTS DAILY MLB TEAM EDITION MLB News To Your Inbox! CHOOSE YOUR TEAM(S) *By clicking "SUBSCRIBE", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. SUBSCRIBE The addition of a No. 2 starting pitcher behind Fernandez will be one priority, the addition of a closer another; the Marlins attempted to land the Reds' Aroldis Chapman at the non-waiver deadline, sources say. First things first: The Marlins need to find out if Jennings will resume his old responsibilities, figure out who will be their next manager and GM. The palace intrigue is thick. It's business as usual under Loria.

Fox Sports- The plan appears simple enough: The Miami Marlins this week will ask Dan Jennings to step down as manager and resume his role as GM, according to major-league sources.
The change, if Jennings agrees, would occur at the end of the season. The Marlins then would seek to hire an experienced manager, sources say.
Neither move would qualify as a surprise; the return of Jennings to the front office was a strong possibility from the moment the Marlins shocked the baseball world by naming him to replace Mike Redmond as manager on May 18.
But as always with the Marlins, things might not be as simple as they seem.
Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reported Tuesday night that the team plans, “sweeping changes to its baseball operation, from player development and scouting, all the way up to the front office.” Spencer wrote that Jennings could return to the front office, but not necessarily as GM.
History shows that anything is possible with the Marlins under owner Jeffrey Loria. Adding to the uncertainty: The power dynamics within the organization have shifted since Jennings left the front office to become manager.
Loria routinely sours on his managers; his next one will be the Marlins’ eighth in the past 11 seasons. His relationship with Jennings, which once was quite close, deteriorated as the team struggled, sources say.
The departure of Jennings from the front office, meanwhile, resulted in the promotion of assistant GM Mike Berger to GM. Berger and other Marlins officials have sought to expand their influence, sources say, creating the potential for a power struggle if Jennings returns to his previous role.
One source downplayed that possibility, saying that any tension within the organization reflects nothing more than the frustration of a disappointing season — and that the return of Jennings to the front office would help the Marlins focus on upgrading the club.
Berger, however, has a longstanding relationship with Loria, going back to the days when Loria owned the Oklahoma City 89ers, then an affiliate of the Texas Rangers, in the early 1990s.
And Jennings, who is under contract to the Marlins through 2018, has strong interest in pursuing the Seattle Mariners’ GM opening, sources say — an indication that he might finally be restless under Loria, for whom he has worked since ’02.
The Marlins, after going 16-22 under Redmond, are 38-57 under Jennings. Injuries have contributed to the team’s difficulties — right fielder Giancarlo Stanton has not played since suffering a hamate fracture in his left wrist on June 26, and ace right-hander Jose Fernandez did not make his season debut until July 2 while recovering from Tommy John surgery.
The team also had a spotty offseason, making a strong addition with its trade for second baseman Dee Gordon but stumbling with its acquisitions of righty Mat Latos and first baseman Michael Morse, both of whom later were traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The Marlins, regardless of how their palace intrigue plays out, plan to add to the core of their club, sources say.
The addition of a No. 2 starting pitcher behind Fernandez will be one priority, the addition of a closer another; the Marlins attempted to land the Reds’ Aroldis Chapman at the non-waiver deadline, sources say.
First things first: The Marlins need to find out if Jennings will resume his old responsibilities, figure out who will be their next manager and GM.
The palace intrigue is thick.
It’s business as usual under Loria.

Motherfucking Jeffrey Harold Loria, Art Dealer and The Owner Of The Miami Marlins. There should almost be no reason that people, fans, and bandwagon fans should really know so much about the Manager unless its all good shit. Just hear what he brings to the table and see the Ownership play out. But no, Not Jeff Loria. Just constantly a cluster fuck of problems. Seriously I want Him to GTFO as soon as possible. This season’s already dead. Don’t care about the remaining 29 games. Its dead. I don’t want Stanton tweaking his hand again, Dont want Fernandez or Alvarez’s arm to just magically fall off. Ichiro I need to play one more good season. Just everyone to heal the fuck up. Because on paper this teams young core should be way better than where we are in the standings and yes a lot of it is due to injury but the last thing I want is the core of players to stay healthy just to have fucking Jeff Loria fuck things up by running a bulldozer through the roster.

Dan Jennings just happened to take charge when an abysmal  track of injuries occurred but he honestly was never the guy that was gonna take the lead full time. Pretty sure it was just Loria firing a manager just to fire a manager. Yea Redmond wasn’t exactly pushing the team to a playoff bubble, but Jeff Loria fires a manager just to get his dick hard at night.  It was a hasty, poorly thought out decision. Jennings was a business guy, a suit that they didn’t have to pay extra as a manager. So if Jennings returns to the office, fine, but honestly i could see him taking that Seattle Job if he can get out of the situation here at Miami with I guess Bergers buddy buddy with Loria? Either way, things are just a cluster fuck to the point where our star players saying he wants a major overhaul. The best I can hope is we just dump the entire front office, get a group that doesn’t hate each other or the organization just yet, sign some good pitchers to build up the starting rotation, and a couple defensive positions. And just have our core healthy.  I mean Gordon, Stanton, Yelich, Hech, Fernandez and Alvarez, all of them produce well. We just need the team to be run by a competent owner who doesn’t interfere all the time but honestly by now who the fuck would work for Loria? He’s an asshole of an owner that just tosses the place into a cluster fuck every time. We have one of the best young cores in MLB but no one should want to manage them under the tyranny of Loria. Its like we’re in a catch 22 situation (idk what that means really). I know i’ve kinda jokingly said before that we should have Conine play as a manager. No idea how he would translate from once star player to commentator to Club house manager, but either way under Loria he probably would suffer and if that fucker fired Mr. Marlin it would be one of the biggest catastrophes in Miami since Hurricane Andrew.

 

Cuban Man, Supposedly A Baseball Player, Sleeping Outside Dodger Stadium Hoping To Get A Roster Spot

n the hopes to gain a tryout with the Los Angeles Dodgers of the MLB, a Cuban baseball player by the name of Loah Linares has been camped out in front of Dodger Stadium for over two weeks. With major league aspirations, Linares has set a goal to make the Dodgers roster, and he doesn't seem to be budging from the spot he is set up in until the they give him a tryout. ABC 7 in Los Angeles interviewed Linares himself and attempted to get further details from the Dodgers camp: “If I didn’t know how great a baseball player I know I am, I wouldn’t be here trying to show off my skills to somebody,” Linares said. He’s determined to stay outside Dodger Stadium for as long as it takes, and has been working out as much as he can on the streets, hoping the owners will give him a shot on the field…. The Los Angeles Dodgers had no response when contacted by Eyewitness News, but security says Linares has unsuccessfully tried to get into the stadium. Watch the video below to learn more about Linares' story:

Bardown– In the hopes to gain a tryout with the Los Angeles Dodgers of the MLB, a Cuban baseball player by the name of Loah Linares has been camped out in front of Dodger Stadium for over two weeks. With major league aspirations, Linares has set a goal to make the Dodgers roster, and he doesn’t seem to be budging from the spot he is set up in until the they give him a tryout.
ABC 7 in Los Angeles interviewed Linares himself and attempted to get further details from the Dodgers camp:
“If I didn’t know how great a baseball player I know I am, I wouldn’t be here trying to show off my skills to somebody,” Linares said.
He’s determined to stay outside Dodger Stadium for as long as it takes, and has been working out as much as he can on the streets, hoping the owners will give him a shot on the field….
The Los Angeles Dodgers had no response when contacted by Eyewitness News, but security says Linares has unsuccessfully tried to get into the stadium.
Watch the video below to learn more about Linares’ story:

Listen im not gonna play manager of a club house or pretend like I can see talent in this guy even though i haven’t seen a single video of him swinging the bat but Cubans have value in baseball. Hey Loah, come down to Miami where theres a Cuban on every block. You, Jose, and Adeiny can chit chat about all mariquitas and cafe con leche all day and play ball. Thats a cubans dream. If he is in fact a real cuban, he can’t be that bad at baseball. He clearly thinks he can put up some numbers if he’s crazy enough to camp outside for two weeks. Even if he sucks, the confidence is there and i like it. Some one get Loria on the phone to fly this guy out here. Give him minimum salary and just bring in all the cubans Miami has to offer and pretend like we aren’t second to last in the division with star players with massive contracts still on IR.

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