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New Marlins Ballpark[edit]

I think someone should create the article New Marlins Ballpark. Ballparks.com has an article which includes a picture, information you can use for the infobox and proposed locations. To get there go to www.ballparks.com and click on the baseball parks icon. Then click on words "National League" in the upper-left corner. Then click on the words "Miami Ballpark" that come up. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Tascha96 (talkcontribs) 23:42, 29 October 2007 (UTC)

Thank you to who ever created New marlins ballpark, but the letters in the title are lower case. I moved it to New Marlins Ballpark. Tascha96 14:42, 6 November 2007 (UTC)
  • It was deleted about two months ago in a WP:AFD debate, redeleted it until it's an official fact that the ballpark is going to be created. Right now it's just rumor 01:45, 7 November 2007 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Secret (talkcontribs)

I found New Miami Ballpark perhaps someone would like to link it to this page or not as there seems to be some dispute if it should be a different page. Smith03 (talk) 04:22, 24 November 2007 (UTC)

Uh, recreating deleted material is a good way to get blocked. The re-creator needs to be careful. - BillCJ (talk) 04:44, 24 November 2007 (UTC)

The new stadium is a very topical issue with a good deal of media coverage that can be used as a source for a seperate entry. Many other proposed stadiums also have seperate pages[[1]] so I'm not sure why there is an issue with having a page for the marlins park. -- Cmjc80 (talk) 08:32, 11 December 2007 (UTC)

THe problem wasn't the existance of the pages, but how they were done - lack of sources, crystal balling, and so on. Then there was the deliberate skirting of the AFD process by re-creating the article at new names. - BillCJ (talk) 18:27, 19 December 2007 (UTC)

Just for grins, this is the AfD discussion on the New Marlins Ballpark article.--Fabrictramp (talk) 18:29, 19 December 2007 (UTC)

New Marlins Ballpark 2[edit]

New marlins stadium has been created. I again feel this is premature. However, I do think the entire "Stadium/relocation issues" section (which is what this new page basically repeats) should be split off to its own page. Once the stadium deal is completed, and info begins to come forth, wthen a new stadium page can be created, one that will survive the AFD-page recreation problem. - BillCJ (talk) 18:34, 19 December 2007 (UTC)

Someone just recreated half a dozen articles with almost-identical text: I've redirected them all to New Miami stadium‎.--uɐɔlnʌɟoʞǝɹɐs 19:54, 19 December 2007 (UTC)

And we should all redirect them to this page again, until it becomes official Secret account 20:50, 19 December 2007 (UTC)

That's a losing battle at this point (redirecting them here). THe pages will just be receated again everytime there's new stadium news, which is probably going to be every day for a few weeks. Realizing that, I think leaving the article where it is is the best bet for now. If the deal collapes soon - a real possibility - then I'll support moving the page to Marlins stadium and relocation issues or the like. I'll try to put a strongly-worded hidden note at the top of the New Miami stadium‎ page to discourage the instant-AFD crowd, and encourage them to read and discuss on the talk page first, which I'll set up soon. - BillCJ (talk) 23:18, 19 December 2007 (UTC)

Deletion of Fan Site Links[edit]

Why is Teal and Black continually deleted as a link at the bottom of the page? It is a fansite like the other links (MarlinsBaseball and MarlinsNation).

Moneyball (talk) 03:24, 13 March 2008 (UTC)Moneyball

Sometime editors delete links to newer fansites because they are against there being more than 1 or 2 fansites on any given page. Priority is usually given to those with a higher Alexa ranking. I personally don't see a problem with it. I deleted the "Florida Marlins Wiki" to make it a less bit cluttered, since it's just part of Fish@Bat. I also alphabetized the list to make it as impartial as possible. --Rabbethan 10:37, 13 March 2008 (UTC)

Miami Marlins Redirect[edit]

The top of the page states that Miami Marlins redirects to this page. No it doesn't. It redirects to the Miami Marlins (disambiguation) page. It probably should, but it doesn't. I'm not going to make that call, but either that redirect should be fixed, or that text should be removed. Your call. BucsWeb (talk) 16:36, 2 February 2009 (UTC)

Color changes[edit]

Whoever is changing the template colors, please stop. The Marlins defining color is teal, but it is an accent; a complement to the mostly black caps and jerseys. That is the same reason why, for instance, the Oakland Athletics' templates are green with gold letters. DragoLink08 (talk) 17:20, 10 June 2009 (UTC)DragoLink08

Well if you think that is the case, good luck changing the templates on Marlins player pages etc. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Tjrover (talkcontribs) 01:15, 19 August 2009 (UTC)

Florida Marlins WikiProject?[edit]

A proposal for a Florida Marlins Wikiproject has been created, support here. --Dippicus the Great The one and only... 20:51, 13 September 2009 (UTC)

Florida Marlins/Miami Marlins[edit]

The article is confusing due to inconsistency concerning the city/name of the club: Florida Marlins vs Miami Marlins.

Much of the language in the article uses the name "Miami Marlins" as if the team is currently referred to this way. However, MLB.com refers to the team as the Florida Marlins as of today, April 4, 2010. I believe the article should be modified to use the name "Florida Marlins" as the club's current name, and a new section should be added to discuss the name change. Also, has the name change been finalized? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Logicbus (talkcontribs) 01:08, 5 April 2010 (UTC)


Roster[edit]

Can somebody fix the roster?? Some idiot has made a mess of it! —Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.186.168.20 (talk) 18:20, 8 April 2010 (UTC)


Style of the article[edit]

It could just be me but the second half of the "Franchise History" portion of this article seems to be written like a newspaper article, rather than a factual account of the events. Thoughts? 24.63.105.208 (talk) 17:05, 16 June 2010 (UTC)

Nationality of Players[edit]

Given the fact that baseball is becoming an increasingly more international sport (i.e., more non-U.S. leagues in existence, more non-U.S. players in the MLB), the roster formatting on Wikipedia should probably be updated to reflect that. If you look at the formatting for other international sports (such as soccer), the player nationalities are indicated using flag icons. I think this would be a beneficial update to each of the major league rosters in the MLB, it would not be too difficult to implement and it would not clutter the information on the page. However, before such change a change is implemented, I thought it would be healthy to achieve at least some form of consensus on the talk page for each team. yuristache (talk) 01:10, July 24, 2010 (UTC)

Florida Marlins revenue sharing controversey[edit]

As you may have noticed, the Florida Marlins have had a healthy revenue of around $50 million for the past three years, contradicting their "we are not getting enough money to sustain a team" alibi. It has been leaked that the Marlin's front office has pocketed most of the revenue sharing money while paying next to nothing for their new ballpark and also never investing most of said money into long term contracts. There are numerous articles on the Internet from the Miami Herald for use as citation (please look it up on Google news). Can somebody create a section on this article (and possibly the New Marlins Stadium article) that covers this controversy? I believe this is significant to include as part of their "History" section on this article. Thanks, 74.225.117.221 (talk) 18:00, 29 August 2010 (UTC)

Mike Piazza: a Notable Marlin?[edit]

Mike Piazza was a great player. I am not sure if he counts as a notable Marlin: he was only with the team for one week in May 1998. I thought I should mention this here befire deleting him from the list. Timothy Horrigan (talk) 21:24, 13 September 2010 (UTC)

Fire sale[edit]

I found the Florida Marlins' template in the article Fire sale. I think doesn't make much sense since the expression was invented and used well before the Florida Marlins were ever founded. But I thought that maybe someone here has some good explanation.--Dia^ (talk) 13:48, 15 November 2010 (UTC)

I'm going to remove it. The article is not about the Marlins fire sales (though the 1997 fire sale is mentioned). – Muboshgu (talk) 18:26, 28 September 2011 (UTC)

Miami swap?[edit]

Should the page be turned to the Miami Marlins after play concludes today? Or will this be something that happens when Spring Training begins? --FourteenClowns (talk) 18:22, 28 September 2011 (UTC)

No, not today. As you can see here, the rebranding takes place on November 11. On that day, we will move the page and change the logos. – Muboshgu (talk) 18:28, 28 September 2011 (UTC)
Gotcha. If that's the logo, that is hideous! --FourteenClowns (talk) 18:29, 28 September 2011 (UTC)
Heh, that's been the unanimous opinion of everyone who has seen it. – Muboshgu (talk) 21:22, 28 September 2011 (UTC)

Can someone please move the page; as of today (November 11, 2011) they are officially the Miami Marlins. (oops, forgot to sign! sorry) --Boston Burkenation (talk) 00:21, 12 November 2011 (UTC)

As you can see at the bottom of the page, the announcement occurs at 9pm Eastern. Therefore, we'll do it then and no sooner. – Muboshgu (talk) 00:24, 12 November 2011 (UTC)

Sorry, I didn't see that; my mistake. #jumpingthegun --Boston Burkenation (talk) 00:26, 12 November 2011 (UTC)

why did WP move the Florida Marlins page to Miami Marlins instead of creating a new page for Miami Marlins? The precedent is that when a major-league team moves, a new page is created instead of moving the existing page. E.g. Vancouver Grizzlies & Memphis Grizzlies. Montreal Expos & Washington Nationals. Charlotte Hornets & New Orleans Hornets. Atlanta Thrashers & Winnipeg Jets. Seattle SuperSonics & Oklahoma City Thunder. This is even done in some cases where the team moved before WP would have had an article about the team. Such as Houston Oilers & Tennessee Titans. So why the exception here? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 108.81.25.227 (talk) 02:41, 26 May 2012 (UTC)

Rivalries?[edit]

In the Rivalries section, it sounds like most of the rivalries are made up by the author...nothing is cited, and some even say "considering the amount of Mets fans in the area" or "considering the Orioles used to play minor league in the next city over"...these hardly sound like rivalries, but rather "teams the Marlins play" or the Yankees because they lost the World Series to them 8 years ago (yet Cleveland is not listed). I could be wrong, but I suggest deleting the entire section unless someone can cite an actual team that has a rivalry with the Marlins. 99.98.221.223 (talk) 04:34, 29 September 2011 (UTC)

I couldn't agree more. I deleted the section as you proposed. – Muboshgu (talk) 00:17, 30 September 2011 (UTC)
Oddly enough, there was no mention beyond the NL East team list of the Braves, who have a very large fan base in FL, that Atlanta is the closest NL city to Miami, and that the Marlins have always been a thorn in the Braves' side, esp in '97. It shouldn't be too hard to find sources for that rivalry. - BilCat (talk) 11:32, 30 September 2011 (UTC)
If you can find them, present them here. – Muboshgu (talk) 14:21, 30 September 2011 (UTC)
Is anyone here a Marlins fan? I think they would know more than any third-person "official" source. --67.180.161.183(talk)00:12, 9 October 2011 (UTC)

Requested minor edit[edit]

{{edit semi-protected}} There is a line in the article that reads:

They are the only current North American major professional sports team to have won a championship every time (twice, in this case) they qualified for postseason play.[citation needed]

I think the "citation needed" tag is highly unnecessary, as any proof someone would need could be found in the infobox. Count the division titles/wild cards, then count the championships. Self-explanatory. If someone spots something else similar to this, edit that too. --67.180.161.183(talk)00:17, 9 October 2011 (UTC)

Did you click the 'citation needed' and read it? If you can provide a reliable source for the claim, please be bold and replace the "Citation needed" template with enough information to locate the source. You may leave the copyediting to someone else, or learn more about citing sources on Wikipedia.
Feel free to just suggest an added reference; simply complaining about the tag isn't helping.
Readers shouldn't have to work out the facts; the reference should verify it. If you can give references to show They are the only current North American major professional sports team to have won a championship every time then please do so, and re-request (even if said refs are already present elsewhere in the article). Thanks,  Chzz  ►  00:39, 14 October 2011 (UTC)

it is 11-11-11 we all know that they are switching the name today, why are we reverting this? Smith03 (talk) 17:34, 11 November 2011 (UTC)

There is a current discussion at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Baseball on this very subject. The consensus is to wait. You are welcome to make a comment there if you wish.--JOJ Hutton 17:37, 11 November 2011 (UTC)

Move[edit]

The following discussion is an archived discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the move request was: page moved. CRRaysHead90 | We Believe! 02:40, 12 November 2011 (UTC)


The page now needs to be moved. The name is official. --Kevin W./TalkCFB uniforms/Talk 02:16, 12 November 2011 (UTC)

Yes, were working on that. An admin needs to move it apparently. In the meantime please don't let anyone simply redirect the page. The page history needs to move with the article.--JOJ Hutton 02:22, 12 November 2011 (UTC)

Florida MarlinsMiami Marlins – New name change officially took place this evening Purplebackpack89≈≈≈≈ 02:25, 12 November 2011 (UTC)

I really don't think we need all of this. I left a note at the baseball wikiproject for an admin to help out with the move. We have good admins at that project. Just need a bit of patience.--JOJ Hutton 02:28, 12 November 2011 (UTC)
The above discussion is preserved as an archive of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

Requested edit:[edit]

Can someone more skilled in wikipedia editing than I am please change in the infobox "Name: Miami Marlins (1993-Present)" to "Name: Miami Marlins (2012-)" or something similar and add "Florida Marlins (1993-2011)"? Thanks in advance, and much appreciated. --Boston Burkenation (talk) 02:48, 12 November 2011 (UTC)

Apparently an admin needs to fix that, because I keep taking a look at the edit page and it shows the updated data, but I keep refreshing the article and it still shows "Miami Marlins 1993-present", which is inaccurate. Kyojikasshu (talk) 03:15, 12 November 2011 (UTC)
Nevermind, I looked at the San Francisco Giants article for comparison, and the "y3" field needed to be changed in order to allow the names field to be updated. Done and done. Kyojikasshu (talk) 03:23, 12 November 2011 (UTC)
I've corrected his correction "| Names =" is not a field used in this infobox. CRRaysHead90 | We Believe! 03:31, 12 November 2011 (UTC)
I realized that after my first edit, though you had already beat me to it when I went to add the year-in-baseball links to the Florida dates. Thanks! Kyojikasshu (talk) 03:41, 12 November 2011 (UTC)
I hate to nitpick, but as presently constituted it says "2012-present"; it is presently 2011. Could a compromise be reached: changing it to "Starting in 2012" or something similar? Again I hate to nitpick but 2012-present is an example of the paradox of "Future-to-present"; 2012 is in the future, but the event is on going in the present - 2011. --Boston Burkenation (talk) 03:48, 12 November 2011 (UTC)
That's literally part of the template coding, can't be changed. CRRaysHead90 | We Believe! 03:52, 12 November 2011 (UTC)

oh I see. I apologize, I am not as fluent in Wikipedia editing as I'd like to be. It's a pretty minor issue, anyway. My thanks for making the original change I mentioned. --Boston Burkenation (talk) 04:03, 12 November 2011 (UTC)

New uniforms[edit]

Is someone else working on updating the uni template to show the new unis? If not, I'm working on them myself right now, so I hope to have a version up tonight (unless someone else beats me to it). Thanks! Kyojikasshu (talk) 03:56, 12 November 2011 (UTC)

Uniforms have been completed, uploaded, and linked. Feel free to improve on them, of course. Kyojikasshu (talk) 04:59, 12 November 2011 (UTC)

Infobox template - colors associated with the team[edit]

I am not sure where to put this, so I sincerely apologize if this isn't it, but currently many of the players on the current roster - Emilio Bonifacio,, Omar Infante, Aníbal Sánchez, Josh Johnson, etc display the "Florida Marlins" (i.e. teal) template for their infobox; these obviously need to be changed (I bet it's being worked on as I type this article) but I thought I'd help; how would I go about assigning a color to the Miami Marlin template (currently, it appears to be quite similar to the Free Agent light gray)? --Boston Burkenation (talk) 05:45, 12 November 2011 (UTC)

I agree; I'm in no position to change the Marlins' template, but the current one seems to be teal, despite the fact that the new uniforms barely have any teal at all. May I suggest orange and blue or orange and yellow? Delaywaves talk 22:38, 13 November 2011 (UTC)
The changes need to be made on Template:MLB primary color and Template:MLB secondary color, which only an admin can edit. We've put edit requests on the respective talk pages, but no action yet. – Muboshgu (talk) 23:41, 13 November 2011 (UTC)

Color names and sourcing[edit]

Please see this. CRRaysHead90 | We Believe! 01:38, 15 November 2011 (UTC)

I'm giving you benefit of the doubt that the image comes from a reliable source, but citing photobucket is a problem. We need a better source. – Muboshgu (talk) 02:26, 15 November 2011 (UTC)
I'm trying, the change is only 3 days old, that's all that's available right now. I'll keep looking though. CRRaysHead90 | We Believe! 02:28, 15 November 2011 (UTC)
I found this it has the same color names but different hex triplets from what I used. CRRaysHead90 | We Believe! 02:38, 15 November 2011 (UTC)

This is a more reliable source: http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20111111&content_id=25960478&vkey=news_mlb&c_id=mlb JaMikePA (talk) 14:14, 17 November 2011 (UTC)

If we go by that, then let's change the Rays colors to "Navy, Sky and Gold" then. MLB.com is just gonna list basic colors, these two list the exact colors and they are reliable graphic design websites. Perfect for citing this kind of thing. CRRaysHead90 | We Believe! 04:51, 18 November 2011 (UTC)
I've dropped my argument on the Blue Jays article because the MLB article will suffice, however on this one, this photobucket image is the best thing we've got at the moment for the exact colors used by the Marlins. I'll keep looking for an article, but right now I believe the photobucket image is the most reliable, exact thing we have. CRRaysHead90 | We Believe! 22:54, 20 November 2011 (UTC)

Color Scheme[edit]

For headings using the Miami Marlins colors in this article, the colors "Licorice" and "Mandarin Red" are used in headings. This makes them easy to read. However, in articles about the players, "Licorice" is replaced with "Diva Blue." This makes the headings in the player articles harder to read. Why isn't the same color scheme was used in both the team and player articles? While we're on the subject, half of the color schemes in the headings of this article use the colors of the Florida Marlins. This needs to be updated. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Thecuonz (talkcontribs) 04:43, 17 November 2011 (UTC)

?[edit]

why did WP move the Florida Marlins page to Miami Marlins instead of creating a new page for Miami Marlins? The precedent is that when a major-league team moves, a new page is created instead of moving the existing page. E.g. Vancouver Grizzlies & Memphis Grizzlies. Montreal Expos & Washington Nationals. Charlotte Hornets & New Orleans Hornets. Atlanta Thrashers & Winnipeg Jets. Seattle SuperSonics & Oklahoma City Thunder. This is even done in some cases where the team moved before WP would have had an article about the team. Such as Houston Oilers & Tennessee Titans. So why the exception here? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 108.81.25.227 05:07, 10 June 2012 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 96.10.119.59 (talk)

Roster[edit]

Can someone please fix the roster and place Carlos Zambrano in the bullpen? I messed it up by accident and I apologize for it. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 99.182.244.58 (talk) 21:27, 2 August 2012 (UTC)

Lock the article[edit]

There have been reports that the Marlins had a fire sale today. Someone should lock the article to avoid vandalism. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Juanisthatguy (talkcontribs) 02:02, 14 November 2012 (UTC)