No matter whom your favorite team in Major League Baseball is, if you go back far enough you will find a period of bad teams. There are always a season of years where things go badly for even the best franchises in baseball. Even the New York Yankees have gone through bad years. That should be a little bit of good news to the fans of teams like the Miami Marlins. The Marlins are nearly on course for 100 losses this year. They do not plan to hit that number without a fight however.
Goals are surely hard to come by as far as those measured by the season when the season has not been good. The Marlins have found a great goal however in that they plan to ensure they win at least ten more games so that they avoid losing 100 games for the 2013 season. This is the best goal I can remember for a bad team. They can actually go into the off-season and spring training next season with their heads held high if they lose 97 games for the season. What a huge goal!
The effect it could have on the players alone as they go into the winter months and prepare for what will definitely be a better season in 2014 will be huge. To a man they can’t wait to go out there and do their dead level best to keep that loss column in the 90s. Whether they get there or not there can be little doubt that the Marlins are improved over the season and should come back next year with a better team.