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Fans Left Questioning Choices by Marlins Management

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Marlins owner Derek Jeter has not made a great first impression with many fans. (PHOTO: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Marlins owner Derek Jeter has not made a great first impression with many fans. (PHOTO: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

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Marlins owner Derek Jeter has not made a great first impression with many fans. (PHOTO: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

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The MLB season kicks off on March 29, but Miami fans do not have much to be excited about.

Miami Marlins fans are left questioning the choices of the management of the baseball team after they traded some of their most talented players, including Dee Gordon, Christian Yelich, and Giancarlo Stanton. The trade of Giancarlo Stanton disappointed many Marlins fans, as Stanton led the team in home runs, and is a 2-time winner of the Silver Slugger Award. Stanton’s other impressive stats include being a National League MVP, a 4-time All-Star, and leading the Marlins with a record 59 home runs last season.

Type One spoke with some Marlins fans at Pine Crest to see what they thought about the trades this offseason.

Senior Benjamin Schwartz, a loyal Marlins fan, explained, “The moves that the Marlins made this offseason will not affect my general support for the team, but have lowered my expectations and excitement for the upcoming season. I will still go to the games to support my hometown team, but without the excitement that players like Stanton and Yelich brought to the game. I understand the move made by the Marlins for their franchise, but this has definitely affected how fans view the team.”  

According to SBNation, the reason for Giancarlo’s trade was his demand for a higher salary, and their belief for a need in a rebuild for the team. “The reason the Marlins are planning to trade the reigning 2017 MVP is entirely motivated by his salary: He’s under contract for another 11 seasons at a rate the league believes he’s worth.”

The fans are disappointed with the trade and are unsure of what the future holds for the Marlins.

Jack Rubenstein mentioned, “I’ll always be a Marlins fan no matter what they end up doing. That being said, I am not happy with their offseason moves and am less excited than usual about the upcoming year. This team was ready to compete by adding some quality, top-end pitchers, but instead they went back to ground zero with a full rebuild.  I don’t like many of the trades made this offseason, but in particular, the return for reigning NL MVP Giancarlo Stanton was abysmal, and I blame Derek Jeter for failing to communicate with Stanton about which teams he was willing to waive his no trade clause for.”

As Jack mentioned, many Marlins fans blame Derek Jeter, a part-owner and CEO of the team,  for Stanton’s trade and are unsure of what is to come.  Part of the problem with Jeter’s move was that he never asked Stanton which teams he would go to since his no trade clause allows him to deny potential trades.  When they tried to trade him to the San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals, he wouldn’t allow it, and this forced them to get a worse deal from the New York Yankees.  

The Marlins have not had a winning record since 2009, but the recent trades have led the fans to believe this year is not the year.

Sources: MLB.com, MILB.com, Giancarlo Stanton Stats, SBNation, Business Insider

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