The Miami Marlins don’t have a ton of proven young talent on their roster as the 2013 season approaches. The team is basically leaning on a combination of Giancarlo Stanton and Logan Morrison. Morrison played in just 93 games in 2012, hitting 11 home runs through his injury-plagued year. He will need to make it through the whole 2013 season for the Marlins to avoid losing over 100 games.
That job is easier said than done for a player who should be the team’s Opening Day left fielder. Morrison is one to make sure that his voice is heard and has done that for his whole career. While the media types love a good quote and a player who wants to speak his mind, I’m sure the organization would prefer Morrison to just be quiet and let things fall as they may. I don’t see how Morrison gets through this season in Miami without saying something stupid at one point or another.
It is just Morrison’s nature to do that sort of thing. He is going to have to hit in the middle of the Miami lineup as well with no other proven hitters there. It will give Morrison more chances to knock in runs, and if he can get close to the 23 home runs he hit in 2011, it will be a great season. It all comes down to health though for Morrison, and regardless of wether or not he hits 20 home runs, it can’t be in just 100 games. This is a season where Morrison needs to play 150-160 games for a shell of a team in Miami.