More than half of the articles you have read about the Miami Marlins this year probably have at least pointed out in passing that they have the worst record in Major League Baseball. Well, they don’t anymore. Recently they climbed a couple of games ahead of the Houston Astros making the Astros the team with the worst record now. That isn’t the only thing going on for the Marlins first half though. This team is on the move and have been for over a month now.
As they ended the first half with a loss to the Washington Nationals, the Marlins nonetheless should have done so with their heads held high. Sure they missed a couple of chances to possibly win the game but that happens with good young teams sometimes. Yes, I said good young team because that is what the Marlins are now. They are far better than they were at the beginning of the season. Don’t believe me? Check their record by the month.
April: 8 – 19; May: 6 – 22; June 15 – 10; July: 6 – 6.
You can see it as plain as day. They stunk early on and I mean stunk it up good. Since the beginning of June however they are 5 games over .500. You know what that means? It means they are an above average team. The few mistakes they make here and there seem to be of the manner that are controlled in time. It seems that the Marlins’ road to being competitive is getting shorter by the week.