Sunday, March 04, 2007

Endy in the Outfield's Marlins Preview

Florida Marlins Preview
By Endy in the Outfield

Offseason Additions - 3B Aaron Boone; RHP Kevin Gregg; RHP Matt Lindstrom
Offseason Losses - SP Joe Borowski; SP Adam Bostick; 3B Wes Helms; LHP Jason Vargas
2007 Preview - When your biggest off season signing was Aaron freakin' Boone, your know its gonna be a tough season. After over-acheiveing in 2006 with Girardi as their manager, new comer Fredi Gonzalez looks to keep things moving ahead. Like always the Marlins have an abundance of young players in Hanley Ramirez, Dan Uggla, Mike Jacobs, Miguel Cabrera and Jeremy Hermida (pictured). And the arms are even younger with only 2 pitchers on the active roster (Henry Owens and Matt Lindstrom) being born before 1980. Also look for Miguel Carbrera to have an MVP caliber season.
Prediction - 76 Wins 86 losses; At least new manager Fredi Gonazalez won't be helping opposing pitchers this year, however without Girardi look for the Marlins to lose a couple more games than last year. The biggest question of the season will be, will the Marlins trade away Dontrelle Willis? If they do, look for the Marlins to lose 90 games this year.

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