Author Topic: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread  (Read 8312 times)

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Offline aspenbubba

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #325: November 17, 2017, 04:11:13 PM »
And now they don't want to keep him in Miami, so it didn't work out so well. Why don't these teams think this all through to begin with?
New ownership

Offline dcpatti

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #326: November 17, 2017, 04:45:35 PM »
Because the marlins had a few stents where they wanted to be large market (remember when they brought in Reyes)

Miami *should be* a large market for MLB-- it's the 6th largest metro area in the US and has a huge Latinx population, predominantly Cuban-- these are people who grow up loving baseball. There is no reason other than crappy ownership/marketing for their attendance to be as bad as it is.  Heck, build a team around Puig, Cespedes, Gurriel, and Yescobar and with a decent ad campaign, you can print your own money.

Offline Ray D

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #327: November 17, 2017, 04:49:30 PM »
Miami *should be* a large market for MLB-- it's the 6th largest metro area in the US and has a huge Latinx population, predominantly Cuban-- these are people who grow up loving baseball.
Cubans in Cuba love baseball. Cubans in Miami are expatriated Cubans.  There is no particular reason for them to love baseball.