I'd like to argue that the Miami Marlins can't win with youngsters such as left fielder Logan Morrison, 24, and right fielder Giancarlo Stanton, 22, hitting in the middle of the order.
Well, Morrison is the least of the team's problems, and Stanton at least has something of an excuse, which is more than most of his teammates can say.
The Marlins are 7-10 after falling to the Mets on Wednesday night, 5-1. They have scored a total of four runs during their four-game losing streak. And Stanton offered a damning assessment of the team afterward, saying, "That sense of urgency without panic isn't there."
Shortstop/leadoff man Jose Reyes is batting .217. Third baseman/No. 3 hitter Hanley Ramirez is batting .234. The Marlins' new park appears decidedly pitcher-friendly, and Morrison and Stanton, who barely played in spring training, "need to get their feet under them," according to hitting coach Eduardo Perez.
The Marlins won the 2003 World Serie...