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Sunday, August 26, 2007

Florida Marlins Plummet To Bottom Of NL East

By David

After a surprising season last year where they took the baseball world by surprise, the Florida Marlins have reverted to one of the worst teams in the majors. Despite a young roster full of energetic players who possess immense talent and ability, the fish have been unable to stay healthy and find any consistency.

Manager Freddi Gonzalez has guided the Marlins to a 57-73 record in his first-year on the job. At the same time last season, manager Joe Girardi had the Marlins 4 games under .500 and on a six-game win streak.

Injuries have hampered the Marlins all season long as sixteen players have been placed on the disabled list. That has been the real down fall for the team all year as the inability to get in a groove and find cohesion as a team has lead their horrendous record.

The Marlins pitching staff has been their real downfall this season as their 4.73 E.R.A. ranks 14th in the National League and their 536 walks given up is tops in the senior circuit.


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