Bruce Sherman made interesting comments
By Neil Raymond
Bruce Sherman was recently interviewed about the Miami Marlins and had some interesting things to say…
Bruce Sherman said that he’s committed to winning and doesn’t take credit for the 1997 and 2003 World Series winning Miami Marlins teams. As I already wrote before, Sherman needs to prove his commitment by spending accordingly. He says that he’s committed to winning, but talking is not enough, he needs to prove it with actions. After-all, actions speak louder than words.
Bruce Sherman says the right things, but he needs to do them too.
Bruce Sherman made headlines recently by investing $15 million in an academy in the Dominican Republic. Strangely, this received some backlash on Twitter, with some fans somehow interpreting it as a sign that he won’t spend much on player salaries this off-season. There’s no reason to jump to this conclusion based on what was actually great news. A pipeline of talent developed internally is key to a team’s success.
This is what an MLB article linked above said about this:
"Though it might seem hard to believe for Miami’s National League Cy Young candidate, that’s exactly how Alcantara felt shortly after taking a tour of the Marlins’ new state-of-the-art player development complex on Friday afternoon.The 35-acre plot of land — more than double the size of the old academy and adjacent to the Rangers’ — is a combination of college campus and Spring Training site, featuring baseball and residential facilities meant to help international signees holistically develop as ballplayers and people. It features three Major League-size playing fields, an agility field, four covered batting cage tunnels and a covered set of six pitching mounds, along with a two-story athletic and administration building and a separate residential complex. Remarkably, it was completed on time in 16 months and on budget with a $15 million investment."
Sandy Alcantara likes it so why shouldn’t more fans? Unless Sherman refuses to spend on The Fish this off-season, there’s no reason to assume that this and spending on the team are interconnected things. What about this off-season though?
Will Bruce Sherman actually spend on the team? That’s the only action that will prove that he’s serious about winning. I hope that Kim Ng will have enough resources available to bring in the players that we need once the off-season officially begins.