Found September 21, 2012 on The Outside Corner:
In our Hope for the Hopeless series, we take a look at all of the teams in the league that finished under .500, and examine what their fans can be optimistic about after a disappointing 2012 season. After the Marlins crazy spending binge this offseason, they were a chic pick to win the NL East. Of course, that didn't happen. The trades of Hanley Ramirez and Anibal Sanchez riled up fans across the country, claiming that the Marlins suckered their fans in yet again and sold off assets just to make a quick buck. I don't think that description is very apt however, and I actually think the Marlins are in better shape going into 2013 than they were going into 2012. Let me explain. Sanchez, who was dealt to the Tigers, is going to hit free agency at the end of this season, and as one of the top pitchers on the market, will likely command a hefty contract. I don't think the Marlins wanted to get into a bidding war for (essentially) their third starter, so they sold high (alo...
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