Found March 29, 2013 on Mets Merized Online:
NL East At A Glance Miami Marlins: The team that essentially alienated whatever fan base they thought they had looks like an obvious 5th place team in this division. They do however have the best player in the division in Giancarlo Stanton. No matter what the rumors say, I still think Giancarlo is a Marlin for a very long time. If I’m wrong, I hope I’m apologizing on my way to buy a Giancarlo Mets jersey. They still have some talent in this lineup around Giancarlo but they are also relying on fairly older players like Juan Pierre and Placido Polanco to be every day players and I don’t know if that is realistic. The Marlins will push Adeiny Hechavarria to the big leagues. They acquired him in the major Toronto swap, and he is known for his defense but can his bat hang in the bigs? The pitching really is where this team is going to get killed. Mike Redmond is going to have to be very creative with how he manages this staff. Ricky Nolasco is their most reliable starter and he’s well, R...

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Marlins beat Triple-A affiliate in spring finale

METAIRIE, La. (AP) -- Placido Polanco homered twice and drove in five runs, Wade LeBlanc pitched four perfect innings and the Miami Marlins beat their Triple-A New Orleans affiliate 7-0 on Saturday. Polanco followed Juan Pierre's leadoff single in the first with a long home run off Brad Hand. Polanco added a three-run shot to center in the fourth. The homers were his first this...

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