The Marlins made the playoffs last season, in large part due to their very good record in seven-inning games. This season hasn’t gone quite as well for them, and they are in last place in the division.
With the Marlins in last place, they already have begun selling. They traded Corey Dickerson and Adam Cimber to the Blue Jays a couple of weeks ago, and will certainly make more moves.
The main guy they have to trade is Starling Marte, as reports have come out saying they could not come to terms on an extension so he will be moved at some point. Hopefully, they trade him out of the division.
Guys like Adam Duvall, Anthony Bass, Yimi Garcia, and maybe even Sandy Alcantara could be on the move at the deadline as well.
The Marlins have such good young starting pitching, that they will be good enough to steal some games at the end of the season even with their offense being subpar.
It’s very possible that the fate of the division winner will be decided by who plays well against the Marlins down the stretch.
They are currently 3-2 against the Mets, 7-6 against the Braves, 2-7 against the Nationals, and 6-7 against the Phillies.
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Again, if the Mets play their cards right they should have a lot of wins against this Marlins team in the second half which will help a ton in their quest for a division title.