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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Marlins GM stands by ‘veterans have crapped all over themselves’ comment

Is there a Salvation Miracles Revival Crusader in the house?

Miami Marlins General Manager Michael Hill Tuesday morning was reminded of the straightforward evaluation he offered about the team in front of the Showtime camera.

In “The Franchise: A Season With The Miami Marlins,” Hill says: “We have certain veterans who we thought would carry us in Hanley [Ramirez] and [Jose] Reyes, and that the kids would take that next step. [Giancarlo] Stanton to his credit is for the most part taking that step, but [Logan Morrison] has not and the veterans have crapped all over themselves.”

...“I had to smile hearing a replay of that,” Hill said, leading up to his interview with Joe Rose on 560 WQAM. “I don’t think in any part where you see us talking baseball [on ‘The Franchise’] that there’s anything the general public hasn’t seen unfold on the field. That’s the truth of the matter. As we put the club together we were relying heavily on our veterans and the proven guys with track records to do what they’re capable of doing. To this point they haven’t done that on a consistent basis. That’s a big reason why we are where we are.”

...“That’s the big question and really what keeps me up and night and keeps all our baseball people up at night,” Hill said. “You want to try to explain it. You want to understand what’s going on so you don’t repeat any mistakes as you move forward. You’re talking about guys with track records who are in the primes of their careers, who are for whatever reason underperforming. It’s definitely frustrating because we’ve seen them perform at their best and we’ve seen flashes of what they can do, but unfortunately to this point we haven’t done it enough and we haven’t done it consistently enough, so we felt like we needed to make some changes.”

Repoz Posted: July 25, 2012 at 09:12 AM | 19 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Magnum RA Posted: July 25, 2012 at 09:44 AM (#4191704)
Veterans have crapped all over themselves.


USA! USA! USA!
   2. Esoteric Posted: July 25, 2012 at 10:00 AM (#4191723)
Way to compliment your new big free agent signing in Jose Reyes.

The Marlins, people, the Marlins: wotta franchise.
   3. TerpNats Posted: July 25, 2012 at 10:06 AM (#4191728)
For the franchise's 20th anniversary in 2013, I suggest this slogan: "Marlins baseball -- two decades of the absurd."
   4. Jack Keefe Posted: July 25, 2012 at 10:08 AM (#4191733)
Hey Al can they be talking about Me. I am not a Freud who poops his Pants. I have a pretty good OOPS and one Hold this year so far Al and any way Poopy or not we are still a head of Philphadelia. But you never know here in Mia. Al I could be the next 1 in the Fire Sale there are teams would give a lot for a Lieder who has a World Serious ring.
   5. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: July 25, 2012 at 10:18 AM (#4191746)
Veterans have crapped all over themselves.


No doubt in fear over that monstrosity past the outfield walls.
   6. SoSH U at work Posted: July 25, 2012 at 10:20 AM (#4191749)
If nothing else, baseball fans around the country now have a reason to remember who Florida's GM is.

   7. Esoteric Posted: July 25, 2012 at 10:23 AM (#4191753)
If nothing else, baseball fans around the country now have a reason to remember who Florida's GM is.
I would have gotten it wrong. Coulda sworn it was still Larry Beinfest.

Actually though, isn't this one of those nominal arrangements where Hill is technically the "general manager" but Beinfest is really still the eminence grise? Kind of like Theo in Chicago?
   8. TerpNats Posted: July 25, 2012 at 10:30 AM (#4191760)
If nothing else, baseball fans around the country now have a reason to remember who Florida's GM is.
If nothing else, baseball fans around the country now know that the team has been renamed the "Miami Marlins."
   9. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: July 25, 2012 at 11:05 AM (#4191788)
To be fair, Miami is full of veterans who crap themselves.
   10. HOLLA(R) Posted: July 25, 2012 at 11:17 AM (#4191801)
Veterans have crapped all over themselves.


Now every time you do that you'll think of the Marlins!
   11. Hack Wilson Posted: July 25, 2012 at 11:44 AM (#4191834)
I feel sorry for Ozzie. I bet he didn't know what kind of foul-mouthed boss he would have in Miami.
   12. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: July 25, 2012 at 11:44 AM (#4191835)
Veterans have crapped all over themselves.


Well, where should they be crapping?
   13. The Fallen Reputation of Billy Jo Robidoux Posted: July 25, 2012 at 12:56 PM (#4191921)
Veterans have crapped all over themselves.


Not even Moises Alou went that far.
   14. booond Posted: July 25, 2012 at 12:58 PM (#4191922)
Not even Moises Alou went that far.


He parted the seas so that others could go further.
   15. Infinite Joost (Voxter) Posted: July 25, 2012 at 04:27 PM (#4192176)
Well, where should they be crapping?


The Red Sox veterans are crapping the bed. That's what I would suggest.
   16. NTP Nate Posted: July 25, 2012 at 04:31 PM (#4192179)
Now imagine this pitcher of iced tea is really Heath Bell...
   17. zonk Posted: July 25, 2012 at 04:32 PM (#4192181)
It could be worse - Carlos and Ozzie could be flinging crap at each other.
   18. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: July 25, 2012 at 04:37 PM (#4192184)
This poo topic is in no way amusing. Brody Weiss nearly died after his dad Walt dropped the kids off at the pool.
   19. Bob Tufts Posted: July 25, 2012 at 04:39 PM (#4192185)
The Wilford Brimley ad for adult diapers with Marlins logos is being filmed as we speak.

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