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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Christian Yelich’s relationship with Miami Marlins is ‘irretrievably broken,’ agent says

Players play.

“The relationship between player and team is irretrievably broken. It’s soured. He’s part of the old ownership regime. The new ownership regime needs to get new parts into this plan and move forward, and he needs to get on with his career where he’s got a chance to win. The big issue is him winning and winning now.

General manager builds the team.

“Should we feel like we need to make a trade involving any of our under-contract, controllable players, we will be the ones who initiate that conversation and always do what’s best for the organization,” Hill said at the time.

Of course, the Marlins encouraged this uprising by poorly managing the Stanton situation.

Jim Furtado Posted: January 16, 2018 at 07:23 PM | 16 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: christian yelich, marlins

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   1. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: January 16, 2018 at 09:59 PM (#5607764)
The Marlins have likely permanently damaged their brand with players as well as fans. The current regime epitomizes penny wise, pound foolish.
   2. bookbook Posted: January 16, 2018 at 10:32 PM (#5607773)
It’s been three months.
   3. The Duke Posted: January 16, 2018 at 10:58 PM (#5607783)
His best chance to get traded is to have the season of a lifetime
   4. 6 - 4 - 3 Posted: January 17, 2018 at 01:28 AM (#5607814)
There's no whining in baseball.
   5. Bote Man Posted: January 17, 2018 at 02:26 AM (#5607820)
It’s been three months.

Then, let us commend them for doing so much in only three months!
   6. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: January 17, 2018 at 09:32 AM (#5607862)
It’s been three months.

You're right. It will get worse.
   7. cricketing baseballer Posted: January 17, 2018 at 09:47 AM (#5607878)
"It was a completely different climate at the time," Longo said. "They were built to win immediately. And that's something Christian wanted to be a part of. The climate there when he signed was to win -- with a long-term vision.

This agent chap hasn't read the Primer Talking Points Memo.
   8. Man o' Schwar Posted: January 17, 2018 at 02:33 PM (#5608226)
Bring back Operation Shutdown!
   9. Walt Davis Posted: January 17, 2018 at 03:41 PM (#5608299)
Hmmmm ... irreparably broken. Who wants to retrieve something that's broken?
   10. PreservedFish Posted: January 17, 2018 at 03:56 PM (#5608311)
It’s been three months.


I couldn't tell if this means:

"It's only been three months, calm down guys"

or

"It's amazing how horribly they've bungled this in only three months"
   11. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: January 17, 2018 at 04:01 PM (#5608317)
Hmmmm ... irreparably broken. Who wants to retrieve something that's broken?

When your car breaks down, don't you generally try and fix it?
   12. JAHV Posted: January 17, 2018 at 04:09 PM (#5608327)
When your car breaks down, don't you generally try and fix it?


I think he was correcting the quote to what it should have been. The agent's quote says "irretrievably broken."
   13. Bote Man Posted: January 17, 2018 at 04:11 PM (#5608329)
Who wants to retrieve something that's broken?

S.C.U.B.A. divers searching for doubloons off the Florida coast???
   14. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: January 17, 2018 at 04:12 PM (#5608331)
I think he was correcting the quote to what it should have been. The agent's quote says "irretrievably broken."

I think it's perfectly fine to describe a situation or relationship as "irretrievable". Broken is a metaphor already. there's no physical malfunction.
   15. willcarrolldoesnotsuk Posted: January 17, 2018 at 06:19 PM (#5608413)
Bring back Operation Shutdown!
What do you mean, "bring back"? Operation Shutdown is still going strong! Day 5,773 and counting!
   16. Walt Davis Posted: January 17, 2018 at 09:18 PM (#5608512)
I think it's perfectly fine to describe a situation or relationship as "irretrievable".

Sure but, cue grammar nerds, "irretrievably" is an adverb so clearly attached to the adjective "broken" which makes no sense to me. Granted, "irreparably broken" is a bit redundant -- if it needs repair, it's broken -- so just saying the relationship is "irreparable" would certainly be more concise. If you wanted to then suggest the relationship was at the bottom of the sea and therefore "irretrievable" instead, that's fine I guess.

That said ... I must concede. Apparently in law circles a marriage can deteriorate to the point where it is an "irretrievable breakdown" (per OED) and I suppose that means the relationship is irretrievably broken. His agent, probably a lawyer, is seeking a divorce. (Note this is a "draft addition" for 2017 in the online OED, don't go rushing to your print copy!)

Also OED seems to accept both ir- and un- but says the latter is less common these days.

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