2 March 2011
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Today’s focus: Florida Marlins
2010 Record: 80-82, 3rd Place NL East (tied for 8th in NL)
The Marlins have now played 8 seasons since winning the second of their two world championships and in their 18 seasons overall, they still have never won their division. In contrast, the Phillies have played 128 and won the same number of titles. All this is to say, the Marlins are very good at catching lightning in a bottle and also very good at letting it walk out the door the next year to remain within their modest payroll. The Marlins have been stringing more and more keys to their kite the past few years with the emergence of Josh Johnson, Chris Coghlan, Mike Stanton, and Logan Morrison to add to the star power of Hanley Ramirez.
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