Tuesday, July 29, 2008

The Fish are cooking

Quick, name three players on the Florida Marlins.

Get Hanley Ramirez and Dan Uggla? Good. Then you struggled, right? Think of Gary Sheffield? Used to be a Marlin. But that was 10 years ago. Luis Castillo? Nope, 2003. Closer, but no.

Tough, we tell ya. We had to look at their roster. We wouldn't have gotten Cody Ross and Jeremy Hermida on our own.

But these are just a couple of the guys helping the somewhat-nameless Fish compete for the NL East title. They're just one game out of first after a 7-3 win over the Mets yesterday before 23,000+ in Miami (must've been Alfredo Amezaga bobblehead night).

How they're doing it, well, that's another question. Their 56-50 record isn't exactly impressive and the team statistics are rather alarming. The team's collective batting average is 12th out of 16 in the National League and their team ERA is 14th. They do lead the league in home runs though, so there's that.

We can't see the Marlins actually winning this thing, but here they are again, the team with unknown players and a small payroll, as competitive as always.

And they no longer have Robb Nen or Al Leiter, by the way.


Bokolis said...

Half the crowd were Mets fans, who packed up and left during the Marlins' 8th Inning rally. The Marlins supporters were all too glad to show them where the exit was.

GMoney said...

Jeff Conine? Antonio Alfonseca? Both of the Alex Gonzalez's that were terrible? What a rich history. How can you not love the Marlins!

Dinur said...

I went with Mike Rabelo (catcher). Fish pride?

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