Originally written on MarlinsBaseball.com  |  Last updated 10/25/14
Ah, what a difference a year makes.  It seems so long ago that the excitement of a new ballpark, a new roster flush with talent and an exciting new manager was the talk of baseball.  In the spring of 2012, Marlins fans had added a new word to their vocabulary, optimism.  After all, the normally frugal Marlins had gone on a free agent blitz, making moves to sign big name free agents, and falling just short on others.  Fast forward a year and that optimism that surrounded the franchise is now gone, only to be replaced by other adjectives.  Misery, embitterment and anger are all perfect words to describe the emotional state of Marlins fans at the moment. Gone are all of the big name free agents signed by the franchise in the winter of 2011.  While some may argue that the trades were good baseball moves, and I happen to be one of them, you cannot help but feel betrayed by the moves.  In reality, trading a 100+ million dollar last place payroll for a 30+ million dollar (likely last place...
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