Marlins discuss the signs

Fredi had a chat with some of the players about the signs yesterday.

Marlins manager Fredi Gonzalez said he discussed Monday's missed signs with Wes Helms and Dan Uggla and had put the matter to rest.

In Uggla's case, when he thought he saw a ninth-inning steal sign that wasn't given, he had several options. 

He could have ignored the non-sign, called time or even checked with Fox, the first-base coach who was standing a few feet away and watching third-base coach Bo Porter give the signs as well. 

"We've got all that stuff covered," Gonzalez said. "There's a fail-safe system or secondary signs or whatever you want to call it."

Nice to know Uggla was given his to do options when confused by what he thought he saw.

In Helms case, there really isn't much you can do.  Helms is a consummate professional and he just missed it.  In Wes' case that probably happens once every ten years.

I'm not so sure the Marlins system could be called "fail-safe" but then again, no one's is.

Oh well, it's behind us.

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