In what many thought could be more of a competitive season, the Miami Marlins are still trying to find out what their identity is.
Still needing pitching, you can’t forget that their ace was sadly lost in such a tragic event last year. But trying to move forward as a team, it is apparent that the main problem for the Miami Marlins this season is in fact their pitching.
Not having a true ace, they have essentially five guys who are middle to back-end of the rotation type pitchers. Being ranked 22nd in ERA, they lead the league in walks with 255 through 549 innings pitched. What does that mean for the rest of the team?
No matter how good your offense is, bad pitching will keep you out of most games daily.
The Marlins are the ninth best offensive team in the National League, right in the middle of the pack for the entire league. They have the second highest batting average in the NL, only three points behind the Coors Field Rockies.
This should be a guide for the Marlins front office as to what they should acquire to help the team move in the right direction. But this is the team in Miami we are talking about. The guys that won two World Series in 10 seasons, and had a fire sale in each of the following seasons. So if this trend continues, we have a feeling Miami will dump some of the young stars they currently have on their roster.
While anybody wearing those black, orange and teal uniforms could become casualties of the trade deadline, we’ll look at three of the biggest names the Marlins could possibly part with in the coming days, weeks and months.