Monday, April 28, 2008

Are the 2008 Marlins for real?

Our recent post on surprise division leaders generated some discussion about whether Florida's strong start can hold up, so we've decided to go a little deeper into this:


Projected returns of key starting pitchers:
-Sanchez: All-Star Break, at best.
-Johnson: September or next season.
-Mitre: aiming for June.

In the meantime, Miller has improved with virtually every start, although he has yet to pitch more than five innings and his ERA is still barely below 8.


No sooner did we emphasize the Marlins' easy schedule than they impressively took 2 of 3 at Milwaukee this past weekend. Some other upcoming series that will help determine if this team is for real:

May 20-22: hosting the Diamondbacks for a 3-game set.

May 26-June 5: a 10-game road trip including 3 at the Mets, 3 at the Phils, and 4 at Atlanta.

1 comment:

  1. Sadly, I would guess that the Marlins are not for real. But what i really took from this article was how the heck did it get to be 2008 already??

    "the days go by slow but the years fly by" -anon, and robert frost