or even El Paso.
San Antonio or Austin maybe
Wonder if they could save even more money by taking a page from the European soccer leagues and play in a literally empty stadium?
quote:I know the Marlins created their current mess, but to be fair given their current mess, trading Stanton is the right move Imo.
They're going to trade Stanton away to them or Texas when the season is over.
Why is trading Stanton the right move?
quote:I'm talking realistic options here lol. Stanton isn't exactly happen in Miami, the odds of him being locked up are extremely slim.
They should lock him up
If there was ever a team that should be yanked out of a city..... This has to be it.
Yea El Paso, they've got 670K in EP proper, no major sports competition, can capture the West TX, NM, Mexico markets.
Add in Juarez and there's over 2Mil in the metro and the impact of hispanic players is a conduit for fandom throughout Latin America for the team.
Plus there's absolutely jack shite to do in El Paso to steal away fans like in Miami, Tampa, San Diego, etc. One of the factors to OKC's fanbase is it's the only pro game in town. OSU/OU basketball attendance has dropped sharply because of the Thunder.
Cause they consistently suck, fail to reinvest any money in their team, and trade away all their decent players. Way to gloss over that shitty owner part. Marlins are the official farm system of the Detroit Tigers. They're going to trade Stanton away to them or Texas when the season is over.
quote:That isn't indicative of the franchise's quality. Those were the only 2 playoff appearances by the Marlins, and both were Wild Card berths. They have an overall losing percentage. This franchise isn't established like the Cubs, they're relatively new. When you're trying to build a fanbase, you need to keep a core group of talented players and have consistent scouting. They have failed to do that. I mean, I would love to have the Rays' GM. People went to the games last year and then the fire sale happened, they failed to reinvest money in the 2nd year of a new ballpark and people don't give a frick about them anymore.
2 world series titles in 20 years