The Miami Marlins are a baseball team. I mean the sport they play is recognizably baseball.
Other than that, there isn’t a lot of certainty in Miami. Even 2019 Whit-alike contest winner Jon Berti seems as likely to fall back as spring forward in 2020.
Is it really darkest before the dawn?
Anyway, hope floats just off the coast. Er, inland, where Marlins affiliates are loaded with the fruits of an organizational tear-down that would’ve been vetoed in my home league.
“Fruits” feels kind of extreme. Maybe we should call it the “eggplants” of an organizational tear-down.
The eggplants for all-world Christian Yelich were players who do everything but hit, which seems to be something of a type for the Front Office helmed by Derek Jeter and Gary Denbo. They whiffed on Lewis Brinson who whiffs at everything, and they face a similar fate for everything in those Yelich and Stanton deals from two winters past unless someone (looking at you, Monte Harrison) changes their trajectory.
Either way, even with those brutal trades, the Marlins are trending up thanks to a deep farm with rich soil for arms.Please, blog, may I have some more?