Originally written on Baseball Hot Corner  |  Last updated 5/21/13
The first 45 games for the Miami Marlins have gone … well, technically, they’ve gone just as expected. They sit in last place in the National League East with a 13-32 record, 13.5 games behind the first place Atlanta Braves, and overall having the worst record in the National League, as well as tied for worst in the Majors with the Houston Astros. The Marlins haven’t hit, they haven’t played good defense, and even though the overall pitching staff has been the team’s best weapon this season, if it can be called that, it hasn’t been enough to keep them out of the proverbial division “basement.” Even with all that negativity, however, the Fish have brought some young excitement to the team with the call-ups of prospects this season, such as outfielder Marcell Ozuna (age 22), second baseman Derek Dietrich (23), and the franchise’s top prospect coming into the season, pitcher Jose Fernandez (20). Soon to be called up to the big leagues, most likely in early ...
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