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SouthSide_HitMen
05-01-2006, 05:46 PM
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/sfl-marnot01may01,0,1133682.story

The Marlins have expressed interest in acquiring Joe Borchard (OF) Sea (http://www.rototimes.com/index.php?sport=bsball&type=profile&name=4088) from the Mariners, because they have the worst production in the majors from their center fielders, according to the Sun-Sentinel. The Mariners designated Borchard for assignment on April 23, so he must be traded, released or passed through waivers by Wednesday.

He is cheap (ML Minimum) and chicks did the long ball.

Currently, Ivan Rodriguez ($2 mil - final Marlins share of his contract) is the SECOND highest paid player on the team behind Willis.

Maybe they can dump Willis like they did Johan Santana (traded for Jared Camp) in one of their "genius" moves for Joe Borchard.

Borchard for $2 million (to pay for Ivan) and Dontrelle Willis. Another great day for MLB.

MrRoboto83
05-01-2006, 06:03 PM
I'd be happy to see Joe Borchard getting a chance to play everyday.

DumpJerry
05-01-2006, 06:34 PM
Methinks LTP would enjoy visiting the Urinal.

gobears1987
05-01-2006, 06:42 PM
Funny thing is if Rachel Phelps moved the team, she would be facing these problems faced by the Florida teams. She should be glad her move failed.

Banix12
05-01-2006, 07:58 PM
I'm surprised this is taking so long. I would have thought he would already be Marlin by now. I'm still not convinced Borchard is a major league player but it would be nice to see him get a starting job somewhere. And certainly he can perform better in CF than Eric Reed (.115 avg) and Reggie Abercrombie (.175), who I am positive aren't MLB level players, at least not yet.

A. Cavatica
05-01-2006, 08:09 PM
I would have thought he would already be Marlin by now. I'm still not convinced Borchard is a major league player

This is not something the Marlins factor into their hiring.

The Dude
05-01-2006, 08:24 PM
I'd be happy to see Joe Borchard getting a chance to play everyday.

I as well. I honestly think he can be a decent 8-9 hitter for a D-Rays/Marlins. And I also have no beef with LTP.

Chips
05-01-2006, 08:29 PM
I as well. I honestly think he can be a decent 8-9 hitter for a D-Rays/Marlins. And I also have no beef with LTP.

You can me in on this as well. I'd love to see Joe play somewhere.

PaulDrake
05-01-2006, 08:56 PM
Still lots of rose colored glasses where Borchard is concerned.

ondafarm
05-01-2006, 09:18 PM
I as well. I honestly think he can be a decent 8-9 hitter for a D-Rays/Marlins. And I also have no beef with LTP.

Since the pitcher bats 9nth, they'd probably bat him closer to 6th.

A. Cavatica
05-01-2006, 09:53 PM
Since the pitcher bats 9nth, they'd probably bat him closer to 6th.

Or convert him.

dlee120
05-02-2006, 12:43 AM
i've been told he's a good person and a genuinely nice guy. I am with everyone who wishes him well and a shot to play someplace everyday.

chaerulez
05-02-2006, 12:53 AM
Maybe I'm missing the point here, but who's Rachel Phelps?

SouthSide_HitMen
05-02-2006, 01:01 AM
Maybe I'm missing the point here, but who's Rachel Phelps?

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097815/plotsummary

doublem23
05-02-2006, 01:17 AM
That plot summary is full of holes and lies. Cleveland Municiapl Stadium small? That piece of **** held 75,000! :o:

Chicken Dinner
05-02-2006, 01:25 AM
Since the pitcher bats 9nth, they'd probably bat him closer to 6th.

Joe would bat 9th because thepitcher will have a higher BA.

SouthSide_HitMen
05-02-2006, 02:08 AM
That plot summary is full of holes and lies. Cleveland Municiapl Stadium small? That piece of **** held 75,000! :o:

I suggest you read it again, Shamrock. The plot said the owner wanted attendance to shrink below 800,000 but made no mention to Municipal Stadium's capacity.

doublem23
05-02-2006, 02:10 AM
I suggest you read it again, Shamrock. The plot said the owner wanted attendance to shrink below 800,000 but made no mention to Municipal Stadium's capacity.
Oh, for some reason the first time I clicked the link the only one it brought up was the first one by John Vogel. The other two didn't show.


http://www.usatoday.com/life/gallery/simpsons/police-chief.jpg
Move along people, nothing to see here.

SouthSide_HitMen
05-02-2006, 03:02 AM
Oh, for some reason the first time I clicked the link the only one it brought up was the first one by John Vogel. The other two didn't show.


http://www.usatoday.com/life/gallery/simpsons/police-chief.jpg
Move along people, nothing to see here.

That is funny because I ignored the first one and read the second one (scrolled past the first one and the ad).

To quote someone more observant than I am:


http://www.usatoday.com/life/gallery/simpsons/police-chief.jpg
Move along people, nothing to see here. :redface:

That is why we have Mods (and Police Cheif Wiggum). :cool:

TDog
05-02-2006, 05:40 AM
Joe would bat 9th because thepitcher will have a higher BA.

The same could be said for Frank Thomas if he were in the NL. Except I don't believe Thomas even owns a glove anymore.

Viva Medias B's
05-02-2006, 09:05 AM
Maybe Jerry Angelo should sign Borchard as a tight end. I would have put that statement in teal, but I could not bring myself to do it considering it's Jerry Angelo we're talking about.

Baby Fisk
05-03-2006, 04:46 PM
It's official: Borchard now a fish. (http://florida.marlins.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/team/transactions.jsp?c_id=fla) Claimed off waivers.

I wonder if the folks at MarlinsBaseball.com will come a calling for some opinions from Sox fans.

Actually, they seem optimistic: linky (http://www.marlinbaseball.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=61079)

Chicken Dinner
05-03-2006, 04:55 PM
It's official: Borchard now a fish. (http://florida.marlins.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/team/transactions.jsp?c_id=fla) Claimed off waivers.



Better that he flounder there than with the Sox.

SouthSide_HitMen
05-03-2006, 05:43 PM
It's official: Borchard now a fish. (http://florida.marlins.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/team/transactions.jsp?c_id=fla) Claimed off waivers.

I wonder if the folks at MarlinsBaseball.com will come a calling for some opinions from Sox fans.

Actually, they seem optimistic: linky (http://www.marlinbaseball.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=61079)

He is one of their best 10 players. (No teal).

TDog
05-03-2006, 05:54 PM
Borchard will certainly get a chance to play. I'm happy for him on that account. And mariners fans have so much to complain about that he won't inspire the venom still visible at WSI.

I have to wonder, though, how long the Marlins have been receptive to Borchard. Not to criticize Sox management, but it crosses my mind that Borchard could have brought over more than Thornton during the Marlins' most recent fire sale.

goofymsfan
05-03-2006, 07:27 PM
Borchard will certainly get a chance to play. I'm happy for him on that account. And mariners fans have so much to complain about that he won't inspire the venom still visible at WSI.

I have to wonder, though, how long the Marlins have been receptive to Borchard. Not to criticize Sox management, but it crosses my mind that Borchard could have brought over more than Thornton during the Marlins' most recent fire sale.

As a Mariner fan I'm upset that the M's just let Joe go like this. We gave up Matt Thornton and now have nothing to show for it. Joe wasn't given much of a chance to even play here. I wish Joe the best on the Marlins but I hate the M's management even more now, but that is another story.

TomBradley72
05-03-2006, 07:36 PM
I have to wonder, though, how long the Marlins have been receptive to Borchard. Not to criticize Sox management, but it crosses my mind that Borchard could have brought over more than Thornton during the Marlins' most recent fire sale.

We got a LH relief pitcher who throws 95mph+...and had done pretty well so far....I think KW did just fine getting some value for a guy that wouldn't even make the roster.

Banix12
05-03-2006, 11:21 PM
Borchard will certainly get a chance to play. I'm happy for him on that account. And mariners fans have so much to complain about that he won't inspire the venom still visible at WSI.

I have to wonder, though, how long the Marlins have been receptive to Borchard. Not to criticize Sox management, but it crosses my mind that Borchard could have brought over more than Thornton during the Marlins' most recent fire sale.

The Marlins have been interested in Borchard since the offseason. Though from reports I have read the best player the Marlins were willing to offer was Matt Herges. An erratic 36 year old lefty reliever. So far this season he has an ERA just under 5, a WHIP of 1.84 in 13 innings. I'm much happier with the potential of Thornton.

Borchard has a starting job. Good for him but he has to make the most of this. This will probably be his last opprotunity to cement a spot in the Major Leagues.