The Marlins didn’t spend the offseason trying to replace Jose Fernandez, who was killed in a boating accident late last season. It would be impossible for them to replace his talent on the field and presence in the clubhouse. They added a few pitchers and boosted their bullpen. I like the additions they made.
The Marlins may not be able to keep up with the Nationals or Mets, but they will be competitive this season. They hope to improve on last season’s 79 wins. I think they have a shot.
Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria is arguably the worst owner in MLB. Will he finally sell the team this season?
Here is the 2017 MLB season preview for the Miami Marlins.