With a 25-33 record, the Miami Marlins appear to be stagnant. The last time the team finished higher than 3rd place came in 2009, and they have been a mediocre 535-656 (.449) in the time since. The team hasn’t made the postseason since 2003 when they won the World Series.
And, with a sale potentially upon the horizon, the Marlins appear to be headed in a different direction for the future. A new report from Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports suggested that the Marlins could be “wide open” entering the deadline, assuming they do not turn things around in the next few weeks. And, for a few valuable, young players, this could mean playing in a new city come August 1.
Yes, I’m talking about outfielders Christian Yelich and Marcell Ozuna, along with catcher J.T. Realmuto, three pieces who were thought to have been part of the next contending Marlins club. Instead, it’s possible that they all could be on different contending teams just within a few months. And, if Miami does not turn things around, those three could be hot commodities come trade deadline time. Just take one look at the numbers.
Click here to read more on Beyond The Box Score.