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Saturday, April 13, 2013

International Baseball: Miami Marlins Are Worst Team in the MLB

Even though, we are just 10 games through the major league baseball season, I think we know who the worst team in the majors is. No it's not the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and it's no not the San Diego Padres. It's the Miami Marlins, the team that has the brand new stadium and a Triple AAA lineup. I do not want to sound like I am bashing them because I leave that to the fans but the Marlins front office did this to themselves when they decided to gut their whole nucleus in a trade with the Toronto Blue Jays.

The Marlins traded away Jose Reyes, Emilio Bonifacio, Josh Johnson, Mark Buehrle, and John Buck all to the Blue Jays in the offseason. What did the Marlins get in return? Not a lot of talent in my eyes and in the baseball world's eyes. They acquired infielders Yunel Escobar and Adeiny Hechavarria, pitchers Henderson Alvarez, Anthony DeSclafani, and Justin Nicolino, catcher Jeff Mathis and outfielder Jake Marisnick. You know who was furious about this trade right fielder and superstar Giancarlo Stanton. Many people thought that he might be traded to during the offseason too and there still is a possibly that can during the season.

If you are wondering how those players the Marlins acquired are doing, some of them aren't even with the team anymore. Yunel Escobar is now playing with the Tampa Bay Rays, Adeiny Hechavarria is still with the team but batting a horrible .167, pitcher Henderson Alvarez hasn't pitched yet this season, and Jeff Mathis is on the 15 day disabled list.

It's a shame that this kind of trade is allowed in major league baseball, it not only hurts major league baseball but it hurts the loyal devoted Marlins fans. Do you think they want to pay to see this kind of product on the field? No. The Marlins are currently 1-9 this season and are currently on a six game losing streak, with Giancarlo Stanton being injured right now. The only positive thing Marlins fans can look forward to is the home debut of rookie pitcher Jose Fernandez tonight versus the Philadelphia Phillies.

Fernandez, who is 20 years old, was drafted by the Marlins back in the first round of the 2011 MLB Draft with the 14th pick. This season Fernandez has a 0-1 record but a 1.80 ERA with eight strikeouts. This might be the only bright spot for this team as the Marlins are looking more like a Triple AAA team and not a major league baseball team.

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